Sunday, October 07, 2007
seond blogiversary birthday!



Today is my 2nd Blogiversary or Blog Birthday. Two years ago, on October 7th, 2005, I wrote my very first post on my very first blog....(This one happened a month later, after I could not remember how to get on that first blog---my computer had crashed and burned, so to speak, so that the "Hard Drive" was completely inaccessible....) I had no idea at that time that this blogging thingy would become such an important part of my daily life....or that I would meet such wonderful people, all over the world.....Two of my very first Blog Buddies are still my Blog Buddies, Rachel, over at Sliding Through Life, and Judy, or as she is better known, Kenju, over at Imagine....! And of course, the fabulous, wonderful Michele, from whom ALL good things stem, which was how I met so very many others of you, too....I treasure each and every one of you with all my heart, and I want you to know that, especially on this special milestone day.....It is funny how blogging has become a way of life, of sorts....And it astonishes me that so much of my day is taken up with 'all things blogging'.....I have found a whole new outlet for my creative spirit; I have found a whole new world of people that I truly love, all over this big huge world....An amazing phenomenon this thing called blogging....Sometimes it feels like a job I need a vacation from...but most of the time it is deeply deeply rewarding....And the most rewarding part is visiting so very many interesting, fun intelligent, bright, sweet dear human beings who were total strangers to me two years ago....Well, not anymore. And the other great bonus in this amazing activity is the people that find you through the Google Connection....people who you might not have been in touch with for years and years and years.....How lovely? And who knew....!I owe it all to Danny Miller and his lovely wife Kendall Hailey. Danny and Kendall visited me one evening and shared with me the joys of Danny's terrific blog, now called "JEW EAT YET?" And they both encouraged me to start my own blog....And the rest, as they say, is history....And pretty soon, I will be coming up on my 300th post....It is almost unfathomable to me---this Blogging Trip.....But so wonderful, and so fulfilling, too....I've lived through so very many meaningful things with all of you---your good and bad times, as well as my own....I have shared so very much with all of you over these two amazing years, and as I love to say.....




More To Come......
Note: You will find Rachel, Judy, Michele and Danny on my sidebar...I am late getting this up and so no time for the link thing...forgive me, please....







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51 Comments:
had this to say:

Thiiiis iiiis your blogaversary song.
It isn't very long.

Happy Blogaversary. I don't visit here as often as I should, but it's always fascinating when I do.

Michele sent me to wish you many more years of wonderful blogging.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 10:36:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, I am proud and honored to be your blog friend from way back 2 years ago! I could have sworn it was longer. Happy blogiversary and I wish you many more years of it, in good health and good spirits!! You and your blog have come to be a very important stop in my day, as I know you are for many, many others. Thanks for being my blog friend.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 10:44:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Two Years! Great! You are right - you have a lot of friends out here in blogland that really care and love you!

My congratulations on two years! And, I am so glad you took the plunge to become a blogger otherwise I would have never known you...and it would have been a huge loss!

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 11:10:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy 2nd Blogiversary.

Mine was in September but I forgot it until last week. Oops.

May you have many more. I'm so glad to have made a new online friend.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 11:22:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy second blogiversary and many, many more!!
Hey: your blogiversary matches my birthday, how about that!!
;)

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 11:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Anniversary Naomi!! I'm reading your blog and going.."hey, mine is soon too let me go check".. duh.. I missed my own anniversary it was Oct 5,2005!! LOL We began nearly on the same day!!! We must be kindred spirts somehow! Hugs to you for all the beauty and wonderful stories you tell us!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 12:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

HAPPY Birthday....!

*MANY Happy returns... I know I have.... had... [grin].

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 12:59:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy anniversary!!!! It's been nice getting to know you over the last year or so.

I'm looking forward to many more years to come!

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Typed out an email before I realized I don't have your email address.

Yes we have turkey and usually ham as well. We eat leftovers for a while but in past years I've cooked for as many as 25. I'll scale down this year.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Blogiversary! And here's looking forward to many more and I hope to be here to read every single post on the road to your next milestone.

You are so right, it can be like a job sometimes, but like all great jobs it is very fulfilling. It has put me in touch with many wonderful people like yourself dear Naomi. So three cheers for this thing called blogging says I, and for your Blogiversary.

Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!
Hip hip hooray!

Michele sent me by this time but she knew I would be by anyway!

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 2:36:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wooooooooooohoooooooo!
Grabs pomp pomps. Jumps up and down!
Blows one of those horn thingies.
Dances around the comment section.
Hoots and hollers.
Happy 2nd Blogiversary!!!!!!!
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da ,,
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da ,,,
Sh-boom sh-boom Ya-da-da Da-da-da Da-da-da Da,,,,, sh-boom
Huggles and Love,
Raggedy

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 4:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

A toast to the "old old lady"
there in the hills
who entertains us with stories
and photographic thrills.

And yes, it's two years
since her blog took its flight
attracting new readers
to her -- and their! -- delight.

I wish this blog an infinite course
'cause it's got so much to say
I thank you and it for being there
to help round out my day!

Mazel tov on your 2nd blogiversary; wishing you many more.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 6:06:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It's my privilege to have met you through this richly warm community of bloggers, Naomi. To think of all that I have learned through your words and photos...and what I would have been missing if I hadn't been able to be a part of your adventure.

Thank you for always welcoming us into your world, for sharing so much of yourself, and for being one of the kindest people I've met, online or off. Like everyone who is a part of your orbit, I'm better for having known you.

Here's to countless more.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 6:12:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

HAPPY HAPPY 2nd Blogiversary!!!! I think I (should have) celebrated mine back in July! I enjoy coming here and seeing all of your cool pictures and reading the stories of the hills...

Many blessings to you and your blog!

BTW, Michele sent me... glad she did so I could send my wishes...

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 6:30:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Whopee! Happy Blogiversary Naomi and thank you for sharing all your experiences with me.

Not only have I learned so much about you, your culture I truly enjoyed embracing new friendship with you too :D

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 7:02:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, happy happy anniversary to you my dear. Even though I don't comment often, I do lurk at least weekly. Have a wonderful week. utbm f/k/a Keb.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 11:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Blogaversary! I wrote a haiku for the occasion:

Lovely photographs;
A true lover of nature.
An amazing life!

We all love your blog. Thanks for all the good times (and the "more to come")!

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 12:26:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your blog my dear Naomi! How wonderful to hit the two years mark! I am so glad I "meet" you and I am also so glad I have your friendship, it means a lot to me! I have so enjoyed and learned so much reading "Here in the Hills" and looking at the beautiful photos you share with us! I truly share your sentiments about the blogosphere, too. Blogging is really a marvelous experience and it is an awesome way to meet people and make nice and lovely friends around the world! Many hugs and have a great day celebrating and many more years to come!

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:50:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Blogaversary! I'm so glad I found your blog - I enjoy it so much! :)

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 8:53:00 AM PDT 

Blogger TLP
had this to say:

Party! Happy happy! Keep on keepin' on. We all enjoy it very much.

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 9:01:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Mazel tov on your second anniversary, Naomi! It's been a joy to watch how you have taken over the blogosphere and I always enjoy your fascinating, provocative, and visually stunning posts. I'm also happy in the knowledge that there's SO much more, I hope you will continue to mine your past and present for riveting material. As far as I'm concerned, you could write a post about every single play you've ever seen, I love when you share your amazing theatre life with us.

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 11:14:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Congrats Naomi!
2 years. :)
I'm very very glad to have met you on the blogosphere, and hope to visit you soon. I agree with everything you said about blogging. A real life-enricher.
~S

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 11:57:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

HAPPY BLOGAVERSERY! To a very fine blog too! I hope you have many fun blogging years ahead, filled with joy and laughter :-D

Thanks for stopping by and congrat me on my birthday, that was so nice of you. Sorry I'm a bit late returning here, but I've not been well.

I've seen you all over the blogosphere too, funny though that we haven't really bumped into each other blogs properly yet. Maybe because there are soooo many nice bloggers out here, so how to find the time to visit them all? *giggles*

I read on Tor's blog earlier that he enlarged his text in his blog post for you, maybe you have had problems to read it? I have had a very tiny text size on my blog for long, but that's gonna be a bit better with my new blog layout that's coming.

And do you know that you can actually enlarge the text on any web page if you have a computer mouse that will allow it? Just click on the middle wheel on the mouse, between the two mouse buttons so that the + sign show up, then you can roll the wheel to make it bigger or smaller as you like. Click once more to set the size when you're pleased with it. (I hope it maked sense...)

Keep on with the fun blogging!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 1:47:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi - I am honored to have known you this long. You are a welcomed addition to the blogging world. You make many days brighter! :)

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 2:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so glad you found blogging and I'm glad I found you! :)

Monday, October 8, 2007 at 10:43:00 PM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Many Congratulations Naomi. Hands across the sea are alive and well.Also God bless Michele - I'm certain that is how I met you and I bless the day. Blogging is a great boon to many; in my case - one door closed another opened and the only loser is my house and garden so I had better give a quick whip round this morning. I think you will be asleep now. Pleasant dreams and don't eat too much cake:)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 1:42:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, I think you do as much for us as we do for you if not more. I truly enjoy your online scrapbook and meeting your wonderful family and friends through your blog posts. When I think of the hills, I think of you and your beautiful flowers.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 5:10:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad your friends introduced you to the blog world. We've all gained so much by knowing you and sharing in the events that have made you who you are and that interest you on a daily basis. I'm especially glad that you have the blog to get you out and about and making contact with others since you're not able to do that physically because of your health. You should write an article for the newspaper telling other people who are shut in or away from the world about the blogosphere, how you got started and what it has meant to you. I have an elderly friend whose been in a 2 year battle with cancer and shut in because of germs. I told her about your blog and encouraged her to unpack her laptop and give it a try so she wouldn't feel so isolated. Me being a lot younger, she thought I could handle computers better than she because I grew up with them, and that she wouldn't be able to figure it out. I think if one of her peers from her own generation approached her and told her how it's done and that it's not that complicated, she would try it and gain so much. There are probably a lot of people out there who would gain so much by reaching out to the world via a blog, but are afraid it's too complicated. You didn't grow up with computers but you've managed. I think you have a lot to share and should do an article on it for your area papers.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 6:14:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Blogiversary Naomi!!!

Two great years of reading your wonderful blog and seeing all your great pictures!! Like you said, "Who knew?" It's quite amazing this blog thing!!! I'm so grateful to Danny and his wife for getting you started, and so glad I found your blog!!

Hugs to you Naomi!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 9:34:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Just looked it up and my first blog post was on 10-2-05, so I missed mine, but maybe I'll have a belated post about it!! You first commented on my blog on 10-16!

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side......

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 9:51:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Blogiversary to you from over the pond :-)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 10:28:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY NAOMI!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 11:11:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Two years of blogging. And you say something very important: All the wonderful people you meet in the blogosphere. It's fantastic. I'm still a youngster here, but as you know, so happy to meet you among the millions of millions of bloggers.
Your posts from your pro life, family and not to forget your garden and friends are all fascinating reading and viewing.

I'm sorry I did not comment before. We have just moved back to our winterhome. That's a real move from one place to another, I can tell. In between it's something called job/work. And B-Days. Today my daughter is 30 and on Friday my mother will be 88. And Wednesday and Thursday I'll be in Sweden working.
Frost has showed it's face this morning. grrr. Tooo early. But the flowers did manage. I was at the summerhouse this afternoon at picked up some more "things". We need a least two more trips to close down the water, finnish the garden, pick our grapes and bring back more food from the fridge and freezer - even some clothes and linen.

Hope ou are well.

Call you from Miami in November.

hugs

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 11:59:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sorry I'm late, but Happy, Happy blogaversary Naomi. Two years and almost 300 post is impressive.
I so much remember when I met you in blogsphere and how great it has been getting to know you, your daily life and present and past and your lovely garden and everything else. Thank you so much for taking your time to share all this with us - it's always a pleasure to pay you a visit :-)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 1:29:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Lyn M..
had this to say:

Two years and nearly 300 posts by Naomi the actor, the writer, the singer, the artist and especially the friend she has become. We who visit her wonderful garden, look through the eye of her amazing camera and share excerpts from an exciting life, all reflect the huge dose of sunshine she brings to our daily lives. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DEAR LADY OF THE HILLS.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 3:54:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow, 2 years and 300 posts....We have learned to love that lady over there in the hills....The lady with a talent for music and the arts, a wonderful camera lady with pictures of her lovely yard and flowers. I love reading about your hollywood friends and about you family. Please don't stop blogging Naomi, I would miss you more than you know. Happy Anniversary.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 4:59:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I just noticed your blogroll change... I like it. Simple. Must be easy to find links this way! I just did the same thing to mine last week!
~S

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 5:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi! Congratulations. Thank you again for your interesting and wonderful blog. Looking forward for more... What a glorious day indeed!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 5:37:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Ceeeeeelebrate good times, come on!!

Blogging is such a wonderful thing.
I am so glad you found blogging and that I found you and that you've made many blog buddies.

Happy 2nd Blogiversary-Birthday!!

Keep on posting & we'll keep on reading!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 6:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I send special thanks out to Michele for bringing me into the blog world with so many wonderful people I know consider friends.

I am very honored to have gotten to know you through your blog these past few years. My 2nd anniversary is coming up and I think you are one of the ones I've actually stayed with all that time.

I love reading your wonderful stories and enjoy your get togethers with your friends and all your beautiful photography. You are a gem in this internet world and it has been and will continue to be a pleasure to visit you here! Cheers to many more blogversiries!!! Your friend Deana!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 6:30:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

WHOA! Happy BLogaversary. I have missed you and am hoping to be back with a vengence now. So glad you started this journey, it's meant so much to me. Love ya!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 8:22:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy blogiverdary Naomi! 2 years is a great effort. So many people do not realise just how wonderful blogging is. They're missing out aren't they?

Thank you for the past couple of years. I have learnt a lot from you including how important friends are and family too!
Cheers,
Melody x

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 11:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow, 2 years? I remember when the first blog crapped out on you!

Happy Blogiversary!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 6:43:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

*shakin' my head* ... I really can't believe I missed this... CONGRATULATIONS Naomi! Happy belated 2nd!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 12:37:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You are every thing that is right about blogging!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 5:46:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous the fat lady
had this to say:

Happy Blogaversary, Naomi!!
You're a superb storyteller and artist--and, a fellow Normandy Girl! But I would never have found you, had it not been for that lovely post about Classic Arts Showcase. It is amazing; we are similar in many ways, and so different in others. Thank you for sharing, and for being you.

the fat lady

Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 1:14:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy second anniversary of your blog, Naomi. I'm sorry my wishes to you are so late. I do have to drop by more often!

Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 6:13:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am so sorry to be SO late, better late then never though right :)
Happy blogiversary ! I for one am very very glad you decided to take up blogging I can't imagine not having you around !
We love you Aunty Em !~

Friday, October 12, 2007 at 5:37:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Even though I am sooo late I wanted to say Happy Happy Blogaversary to you Naomi!! I adore your blog, I love reading all your wonderful firsthand accounts of so many amazing times, and love seeing you pics...I love all of it!! May you have many, many happy blogaersaries to come!! [pops champagne cork]!

Monday, October 15, 2007 at 6:52:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

PS!!! I tagged you for seven interesting and weird things, go to my meme blog for all the info! http://girl-about-town.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 15, 2007 at 6:58:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Better late than never...and here I am to wish you a Belated Happy Blogaversary! Many, many, more years. I "feel" like I truly know you...not only you, but your lovely garden in those hills.
And Danny Miller....I guess I forgot you knew him. His was one of the very first blogs I ever read and somehow I lost touch reading his.
All the best to you, Naomi and thanks for brightening our lives with your words and photos!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 1:09:00 PM PDT 

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