February 16, 2010

happy anniversary to me...

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hello.  i trust you had a beautiful weekend.  hopefully filled with all things wonderful, bright and beautiful.  my weekend was intense, crazy and a bit wonderful too.  snow fell, then it melted and then the skies cleared and the world looks as if the snow never came.  i look back at pictures from friday and today and i'm shocked.

it was an anniversary for me - one year since i moved back home.  one year since a life changing event occurred.  looking back at the year, a lot has changed in that time.  i've emerged completely into a full family life, i have a challenging (rewarding, frustrating, intense, fulfilling, crazy...) job that is keeping me on my toes, i live in a house and not an apartment - complete with different responsibilities, and so many more subtle things.

oh the things i could talk about if we could settle down for a cup of coffee, but meetings beckon me.  i want to catch up with all of you.

37 comments:

  1. happy day to you and oh what a lovely photo

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  2. what an amazing shot! i hope you have a good tuesday!

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  3. Char, what an amazing photograph....

    happy anniversary, my friend...

    good to see you today

    sending love,
    kary

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  4. You've come a long baby! Congrats on all that you have overcome and accomplished! You are where you should be!
    Love the photo...it is fantastic and gorgeous!
    Beautiful light work.
    Happy Fat Tuesday to ya!

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  5. An amazing year, to be sure! We'll be here whenever you have time. Don't make us part of the stress. Hugs

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  6. sometime i'd love to have that cup of coffee with you.
    Happy anniversary and here's to many more wonderful things coming your way.

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  7. I'm happy to see that you've emerged from the past year with good things in your life and much to look forward to. I love the beautiful magnolia photo. It's exquisite.

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  8. oh baby baby....
    this past year has certainly colored your world...

    and now about that coffee....well, tea for me, but you know what I mean !

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  9. Char it has been quite a ride for you, would love to have a coffee with you. so many joys and so much you have overcome. I am proud of you. take care, and have a happy day.

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  10. It sounds like you're in a good place right now. Enjoy, raising my coffee cup in a toast.

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  11. Char -- we mark anniversaries of all sorts. i'm glad your year has been one of growth and moving further on your journey. i've enjoyed your photography and (sometimes) stark descriptions and posts. keep up the fine work! - Jg.

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  12. such a gorgeous shot and a happy anniversary and a happy day to you xo

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  13. Beautiful photo Char, I'd love to sit down for a coffee and hear about everything but for now happy anniversary! Congratulations on celebrating you.

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  14. Happy Anniversary...your photo is so lovely!

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  15. How fast this year has gone. Has it really been over a year since I first found your beautiful place here? Well, then.

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  16. that bloom is a perfect metaphor for the year ... many blessings this year and will hold you to that cup of coffee someday

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  17. What a year it has been! Happy Anniversary.
    I just made coffee - is your meeting done yet??

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  18. that is an amazing photo. i hope it represents how much yo have bloomed in the last year, how you have found the core of your being. hugs to you my friend.

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  19. What a beautiful shot Char! If your blog and your photography are any indication, then it's been a year of moving into beautiful new directions. Your presence on the internet has blessed us all!

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  20. Wow has it been a year already. Glad things are so well in your world, here's to just getting better and better.

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  21. Sounds like a year of growth and goodness. Anniversaries are good things. I keep track of way too many things, but it's good for me. Helps me track my progress in life. Great photo, by the way!

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  22. You sond very Happy Char..I am happy for you!

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  23. Congrats and happy anniversary. Sounds like you have much to celebrate. I wish that this year is an even better one for you.

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  24. sounds like the change has been just what you needed...

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  25. Happy Anniversary! They all sound like good changes, my dear. Congratulations!

    xoxo,
    -maria

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  26. what an amazing shot!

    and you have handled lots of change so admirably. well done!

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  27. Happy anniversary Char! It's amazing when life twists and turns and then it settles in a way that you never expected. Welcome back...

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  28. I remember that. Happy Anniversary!

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  29. yeah for new beginnings! happy anniversary.

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  30. WOW...it's already been a year...how time flies.
    I have SO enjoyed this meeting with you daily...(well almost)...Thank you for sharing your ups and downs...your lights your darks...your eyes and what you see.
    Happy days ahead sweet friend.
    HUGS.
    Char

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  31. It has been an amazing year for you, and I feel privileged to have been able to share it through this blog. You are a wonderful and very talented woman -- thanks for sharing with all of us. Happy Anniversary! xoxo

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  32. here's to the year ahead. how amazing you are.
    xo

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  33. Char, you have helped to make my year amazing. I wish you a belated Happy Anniversary!

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  34. i know i'm a little behind on my reading and commenting..but happy anniversary. isn't blogging marvelous? you have a record of the past year and all of the subtle changes to look back upon. i think it's amazing to see how far you've come, without really knowing it because it all happened in increments. :-)

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  35. Your life is wonderfully full and vibrant...even if it exhausts you to the core sometimes. But isn't it a good kind of exhaustion? The kind you get after a really good workout? A long hike or day on the ski hill? I love that kind of tired. It's a satisfying kind of tired...as long as you take time out for yourself!

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.