Today marks a
dubious special occasion, in that one year ago today I began this blog. At the time, the intent was to keep friends and family up to date about Cheeky's impending arrival and her procrastination in getting here. I figured I'd have about 3-4 months of interesting things to say before I peetered out and folded up the tent. As it turns out, I was right about the 3-4 months, but here I am still chugging along, hoping I don't turn into some Isaac Asimov wannabe lamely recycling once fresh-ideas into something that makes Jewel's poetry sound like Emily Dickinson.
The best--and most surprising--thing about doing this has been all the great people I've come to think of as friends over the last year through this blog. While simultaneously offending, boring, or scaring off most of my early readers (i.e. friends and family) I've gained a few new pals in the process, many of whom I now regularly follow on their own blogs. In fact, if you're not reading everybody on my blogroll to the right, you're (a) missing out on some great writers, thoughtful and touching stories, and really funny cats, and (b) pursuing more active and fulfilling hobbies in your spare time than I am.
Before I embark on Year Two of this blog, I thought it would be fun to go back to the beginning and relive Countdown to Cheeky 2005. For the next week I'll link us back to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when Oodgie was the size of a Volkswagon and two prospective parents were utterly convinced she'd be a boy.
So without further ado, here's where it all began: July 5, 2005