We have been out this morning so Hanno could fix my friend Bernadette's washing machine. We came home and the counter had clicked over to 50,116 visitors. We did it!
When I started blogging in May, I had no idea my blog would be popular. Of course, being a writer, I tend to expect people to read what I write but I never for one second expected this. I want to thank each and every person who comes here to read the blog. I'm getting to know a lot of you via your comments and emails. You make blogging a real pleasure for me.
I love the comments. They're intelligent and thought-provoking and they make me continue my blog posts because, to me, it feels like I'm carrying on a conversation with you all. So thank you so reading and for helping me know that there are really people out there who want to read what I write.
To mark this milestone, I'm giving away something that is very precious to me. When I first started living simply, I wanted to have something that would be a constant reminder of what I was trying to do. I drew and stitched the stitchery below, framed it and hung it up where I saw it every day. Sometimes I forgot the who, why, what, when and how of simple living, but the stitchery reminded me. I hope it will help whoever wins it to live a good and decent life by reminding them to give more and expect less, and to live simply.
To be in the draw for the stitchery, just comment on this post. On Sunday, I'll write all the names down and pull one out of a hat. Good luck. : )