Saturday, January 30, 2010

Blogiversary

It was three years ago today that I began this blog, posting about The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.  Two years ago I missed the date, thinking "last day of January," which was off by a day.  Last year I was sick, unable to breathe (or sleep) all night and on the morning of the 31st I called my friend Donna to take me to the emergency room.  I couldn't breathe, it turned out, because my heart wasn't pumping the fluid out of my lungs, and in February I had open heart surgery.

 

This is a photo Ginnie took while I was recuperating at her house after leaving the hospital.  In one hand is her cat Wootchie, which I was holding onto to keep her from sitting on my chest where there is now a thin white scar, even though that's what Wootchie wanted to do (she's a loving cat).  In my other hand is a paper on quantum physics, which Ginnie and I were reading because we are both nerds.  Notice I'm wearing a heavy jacket because, after surgery and losing 30 pounds, I seemed cold all the time, even in Ginnie's warm house (well, it was winter).  Below is my granddaughter with her baby Raegan, who was born three months after my surgery.


It's been an eventful three years! Now I'm ready to begin my fourth year as a book blogger.  Come along with me as we explore books and adventures and life.

9 comments:

alisonwonderland said...

Happy blogiversary, Bonnie! So glad you're starting your fourth year!

susan said...

Happy blogiversary!

Bookfool said...

Happy bloggiversary, Bonnie!! Yes, it certainly has been an eventful 3 years.

June said...

Congrats!

hcmurdoch said...

Happy Blogiversary and I am so glad that you are doing better during this January than the last 2 years!

Beth said...

A Happy Blogiversary to you, Bonnie! I'm so glad you're well on this blogiversary.

Your granddaughter and her baby are beautiful.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Beth. Here's another time I pictured my granddaughter and her baby, along with my daughter and me:
http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/four-generations.html

And baby Raegan, at Christmas:
http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/merry-christmas.html

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I'm so glad that this Blogiversary finds you healthy!

colleen said...

Thanks for the review and update. I can't believe I will be hitting the 5 year mark for blogging next month.