Sunday, October 5, 2008

When I Wasn't Looking . . .

. . . My hit counter hit and surpassed the 100,000 mark! Because it took more than one person to make that happen, I'd like to share something with everybody and send each and every one of you a card. Leave a comment and then email me with your address. While I can't guarantee that I'll be able to deliver same day or even next day service, I'll get them out as quickly as I can. Oh, and if you're too darned bashful to leave me a comment, just email me with your address. While this isn't exciting blog candy or anything, it's the best way I can think of to say thank you for your support and give everyone who wants it a little piece of me.

I never made it back to my corner today. Shortly after I returned home from shopping, Cameron and the boys came over so Mathias and Bjorn could spend time with Grandpa before he went to work. After Marv left, I made dinner for the four us, and then took Bjorn to the laundromat with him to do their laundry while Mathias spent a little one-on-one time with Grandma. Knowing that neither of these little boys get much one-on-one time with their parents or grandparents, I'd come up with this plan earlier in the day. Bjorn, too, is at that "I want to come with you" age. It worked out beautifully. Cameron and Bjorn had a great time washing clothes and buying groceries, while had both of the boys been with him, it most likely would not have been fun. Mathias and I had a good time, too. We did Grandma and Grandpa's laundry and played computer games, something he rarely gets to do, because his older brother (by 16 months) is a bit demanding when it comes to computer time and Mathias, like a lot of little brothers do, gives in to him quite easily. I could tell he felt pretty special having Grandma all to himself. I don't think Daddy leaving Bjorn behind next time will be an issue either. "You got to play computer games?" he exclaimed like he was the one who missed out. Funny, too, is the fact that computer games are something they only want to do at Grandma's house. I tried to send a CD ROM with games home with them yesterday, and Bjorn wouldn't hear of it. It must be because my lap is softer than Daddy's bony legs. LOL. Speaking of Daddy, my first-born child will be 30 years old on Friday, a fact that doesn't seem quite possible. He's a little mopey about it, too, and I understand because 30 wasn't my favorite birthday either. It's the one that speaks, "Oh, I'm grown up now."

OK. That's enough. I could talk all night about the little group of people who comprise my family. I think you know why. They are pretty much the alpha and omega of my existence. When they make me crazy, I stamp (which you've probably noticed is quite frequently)! LOL. It's all good.

Back to the hit counter, as I've said before, this isn't a big ego thing, and I don't pay a lot of attention to statistics or do anything more than post frequently to "drive traffic" to my blog. From what I have observed by looking at the stats is that I have a relatively small and very faithful following of folks who stop by regularly. For that, I'm grateful. I hope your week is a wonderful one. I'll catch you again with a card tomorrow night.

34 comments:

Sylvia said...

Wow! How cool that you would send each of us a card. I really like the Christmas cards that you have made.

Colette said...

Congrats, Kathi! I'm proud to say I stop by religously to see what you're up to. I love your simple-yet-fun style. You make me chuckle every now and then too...(you know when something is so cute, you can't help but giggle?) Thanks for the dedication to this blog. *smiles*

Anonymous said...

Kathi, I stop by every day or night to see you. I feel its like stopping by to visit a good friend. You talk about your family and work just enough to be interesting but not boring. Your cards are inspiration and if I am ever stumped (which is frequent at times) I can always get ideas from you. Thank you for being a friend, isn't that a song title!
Larie

Tiff said...

Yippee!!! You made 100,000 hits!

We are the Moses tribe. said...

Kathi, Congratulations on your 100,000th hit. I have to tell you that I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and devoured all of your posts in just a week. I look forward to your posts each day and it is you and your blog that inspired me to post on mine every day, usually with art.

Laurel said...

Ok, that's weird. I just came here to leave a comment asking you for your address as I wanted to mail you something, and then I see this post! Too weird!!!

Terrie in AZ said...

Your on my check every night list! I love your work and hearing about your family. Thanks for always keeping your blog updated!

lisascreativecorner said...

Hi Kathi,
Congrats on 100,000 hits. That is great! I can tell you that even though I don't always post a comment, I visit your blog almost daily to see what you have been up to. (BTW, I am NEVER disappointed!) In fact many of my friends and customers have become as addicted to your blog as I have. Congrats again for all of the adoring fans that you have created! Big Hugs! *Ü*

Lori said...

I, too, am a religious follower of your blog. I love your artwork and often wonder how you make everything look so perfect! Thanks for keeping it updated, I check it every night before bed and it always makes me smile. I love reading about your family too...thanks so much!

Jo said...

Hi Kathi... another stalker here.. your cards are amazing - now wonder you are onto 100,000.. well done!

love n hugs..
Jo xx

Ruth said...

Hi Kathi...

Just wanted to say congrats on the 100,000 mark. Personally I visit just about every day and some times more often. I looked forward to a glimpse into your world and I love your style!! Keep on keeping on!!! Love it.

Vicki said...

Congratulations on your 100,000 hits although I'm not surprised. I come here every day to see what you've created and MANY times have lifted your ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on hitting 100,000. I love checking your site daily to see what you have been up to and what you have created.
Cathy

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Kathi! Look at how many comments you have of your faithful followers! I'm so happy for you!

You already know how much I enjoy our friendship, but in case you didn't...yours is the first blog I check out when I open my Google Reader! *Ü*

Congrats again...it couldn't happen to a nicer person!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I stop
by regularly to see your
creations. The idea of
sending out cards is very
thoughtful and personal.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathi: I too check in with you daily. I'm amazed at your committment to post every day. I sometimes don't think I'd have anything to say on a daily basis. your little grandsons are adorable and I'm jealous - none for me yet. Congats on a great blog - 100,000 hits make it a hit! Janice

Ava said...

That's a very impressive milestone Kathi! I probably account for at least 1,000 of those hits! LOL Truly, my day is not complete without a little visit to Kathi's Corner - and I am never disappointed with either your artwork or little snippet of your warm and cozy life. Thank you for your constancy, your talent and your humor. *inky hugs* Ava

Patzke's said...

Congratulations!! I always check your blog. I like to hear about your life and love to see the cards or projects you do. Thanks for doing a great job blogging everyday.

Amy said...

Thanks for all that you share with us! I, too, have been inspired by many of your card creations.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That's so sweet...are you ready for lots of postage because your blog is wonderful!!!

AlexsMom said...

Wow! What an amazing ida to send each of us a card. I really like the Christmas cards that you have made and I love your blog.
Pam
pmurray@nl.rogers.com

bunkobeth said...

Congrats Kathi! You are very inspirational - I pop in everyday to see what is the latest creation. I have to say I Love the CTMH wreath stamp and have to find my local person to order it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your talent .If I need a card inspiration , I always come to your blog! I have been a daily reader since I found you this past Feb, although I have never commented! I too am married to my best friend of almost 33 years ,and am glad to know I am not alone in thinking what I do at times! You have helped me add to my obsession many times. I enjoy the stories of your life and especially the grandkids! Keep blogging ,you are so much appreciated!
Carol

Karen said...

Congrats! I don't remember how I came across your blog but I enjoy seeing your cards.

Karen

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathi - I stop by your blog about once a day, and I am never disappointed. You always inspire me. I am a CTMH consultant too, and I've used many of your ideas. Thanks so much Kathi! :)
Amie

Cindy Sinars said...

wow that is really nice of you! I have to tell you that I can't remember how I came across your blog, but I check it first in google reader anytime I see it has been updated. I love your blog and cards.

Jenny said...

WOW! What a big number. Of course, your artwork is magnificent so I am not surprised that many people stop by to visit each day. I stop by on a regular basis to check out all your great creations. Thanks so for being so thoughtful and sending everyone cards.

Juel said...

You are an inspiration and have helped me so much out of a non creative slump! Blessings to you!

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

thats sweet! But You dont have to send me one... I just wanted to pop in and say congrats! I get a lot of inspiration off the blogs I follow - yours included!

Connie said...

Congrats on your 100,000 hits!! I check your blog daily (and sometimes several times a day on the weekend!!) I just love your cards. Your artwork is AWESOME and SO inspiring.

Steph K said...

First of all, congrats on your hit milestone! I am one of your loyal blog followers, though I don't always comment.

I do appreciate your art and always look forward to checking out your new creations (though I do blame you for my Verve addiction)... :) -- the May flowers collection is when it all started. Now I'm hooked!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 100,000 hits. I look each morning to see what you created the day before. Your artwork is inspiring.

Regina said...

Congraulations on your 100,000 hits! Hope you have many, many more.
Your christmas cards are so cute!!!

Maricar said...

Congrats on the 100K ...