This is my one thousandth post on Snapdragons. I began this blog on June 12, 2007 and have posted on average every 2.368 days. It’s very nearly six and a half years of my life. I have worked my first full-time job, moved states, bought and sold a house, adopted a cat, renovated a house, gotten engaged and married, turned 30, and had a daughter (plus five little fireflies, alas). Life then hadn’t begun–no garden, no household, no family of my own. And now life is very much under way. Time has been good to me.
Around the time I started this blog I was crying in bed because I was afraid of the job and the move, afraid of being a stranger in a strange place. Last night I cried in bed because my little pookie is going to turn three this spring. Birthdays one and two didn’t affect me; they were more a relief than anything. Mimi was born wanting to party. At almost-three, she’s there, she can Do The Things, no more waiting for her to be the person she’s wanted to be since the hour she was born. And I remember being three. I remember turning three. I remember my third birthday party. She really is growing up. For real.