still blogging (albeit on a 2010 site)

The answer:  how can I stop now??

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Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there was 1 new post, growing the total archive of this blog to 697 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 826kb.

The busiest day of the year was December 4th with 418 views. The most popular post that day was Would you believe it??.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 49 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 696 posts. There were 132 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 108mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 3rd with 1,271 views. The most popular post that day was Would you believe it??.

Where did they come from?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for michael oher, michael oher family, grapes, michael oher family pictures, and 3 french hens.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Would you believe it?? December 2009


three French hens December 2009
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delicious grape salad October 2009


tennis in the 1920s October 2009


standing in the gap (intercessory prayer for Tyler) December 2009
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snap of the day

Walnut Creek Project

no words necessary

Left Brain’s grocery list

My Aimless Self has moved to a 2010 Blog (travelin’ on!).

Many many years ago at an Oilfield Haulers Convention in New Orleans, we heard Jeanne Robertson speak.  She was hilarious and so very beautiful (which is not surprising as she was Miss North Carolina).  She reached her height of 6 foot something when she entered high school.  She  went to college on a basketball scholarship.

I was delighted to discover she is still speaking and motivating.  She still has her special kind of humor.   She is still beautiful.

And I could listen to this talk about Left Brain’s grocery list over and over – I find myself laughing as though I were hearing it for the first time.

An aside:  I’ve been searching for some of those New Orleans photos for I have one of Dear Husband and Jeanne Robertson.  Of course, she towers over my husband and had a lot of fun with him – requesting that he roll up his pants legs to get an idea of what she went through when she was in the Miss America Pageant as Miss North Carolina and cracking jokes about her height and how all of the guys wanted to dance with her at the school dances . . .

new beginnings

Beginning the New Year (well – in the middle of the first month of the New Year) with a Brand New Blog.

Join me there:

Aimless Musings 2010

praying for Haiti

Praying and helping in Haiti . . .

What they need . . .

The devastation in Haiti is heart-breaking and  there are many worthwhile organizations  providing aid to the Haitians.

God be with these families – those who have lost friends and family members to death and those who are wounded (with medical help lacking and much needed), and the other terrible results because of this earthquake.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is already taking donations through a special phone line, 0370 60 60 900, and through its website, and tomorrow it expects to launch a television appeal.

A spokesman said major UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Al-Jazeera have agreed to broadcast the appeal.

A DEC spokesman said giving money was the best way to help so supplies could be purchased as close as possible to the disaster area and sent straight to those in need.

He said, where possible, emergency supplies would be bought in areas of Haiti which are not affected by the disaster.

If that was not possible, aid agencies would turn to the Dominican Republic and then the US.

Some aid agencies have already started trying to help those in affected areas but the spokesman said: ‘The aid effort isn’t on the scale that’s required and we need people’s help to scale it up urgently.’

Money raised from DEC’s Haiti Earthquake Appeal will support the efforts of the DEC’s members, which are the major UK aid agencies.

The 13 member agencies are Action Aid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help the Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision.

Bertin Meance, from HelpAge International, said: ‘This is definitely the biggest disaster that Haiti has to face in more than 200 years.

‘The situation is indescribable.  A few images remain in my mind – thousands of people are homeless and will need temporary shelters.

‘They are all gathered in public squares. Some are afraid to return to their homes.  Some do not have homes to return to.

‘There are reports of looting.  Many people, including older people, are traumatised because this is
the first time that most living Haitians are experiencing an earthquake.

‘The extent of losses of human lives is leaving many people traumatised.

As well as tens of thousands of homes, hospitals and schools were also destroyed.