Thursday, December 30, 2010

Viva las 2011

The Matron will return on Monday, January 3. She's indulging in champagne and dreams of plastic surgery to repair various things.

Lest anyone think that yours truly is a blogging slacker, she'll note that since September 2007, the Matron has produced nearly 1100 high quality posts, averaging 1.4 entries a day. Please don't check her math. She's close.

But find a more reliable blogger who makes no money? Uh, no. Oh wait--that's the Catholic school girl guilt requiring that she quantify taking a day off. Funny how that stays with you.

So thanks to everyone who reads and writes and for the hundreds who show up here! She's grateful and buoyed by the readership. Even if the comments aren't staggering, the readership grows monthly. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your thoughts and lives. A special, warm thank you to those who are so faithful, coming here so often over those past three years. If you're ever in Minnesota . . . and she means that. Don't forget she's at mpetrie33@gmail.com

And a fruitful, complex, and surprising 2011 to us all!

- Mary

14 comments:

Sydney Shop Girl said...

Happy New Year, Mary!

It's been a pleasure 'knowing' you!

SSG xxx

Sydney Shop Girl blog

MJ said...

You are not so far away; plus, you happen to live in a spot near an American Girl store which will be where I'm headed! LOL! I'll be taking up your invitation to visit but know you'll likely be the woman who drives frantically past me as she's couriering her children to their next activity! That's okay too!

Happy new year, Mary!

unmitigated me said...

Always a pleasure to visit. Happy New Year from one Mary to another!

kcinnova said...

Happy New Year, Mary!
And if you're ever down in Northern VA (but out near horse country and wineries)...

Deb said...

Enjoy the break! You are one of my favorite writers...it can't be easy keeping up the kind of pace you have done since starting. Congratulations!

Nora said...

Happy New Year, Mary. I always read, but seldom comment.

Cindy in Walla Walla said...

Happy New Year Mary,

I'm one of those low producing comment makers, but high producing smile makers from your posts. You have just the right mix of humor, kindness, gratitude and wit. Thank you for beginning so many of my days on just the right note.

cndymkr / jean said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Enjoy each precious minute.

Daisy said...

It's not only the Catholic Schoolgirl; it's that darn Midwestern work ethic. I feel that way often. Rationalizing time to rest and take care isn't always easy, but it's necessary.

sue b said...

Wishing you a safe and happy 2011

Xtreme English said...

Happy New Year, Mary....I stop by to read often and occasionally comment. If you're ever in the City of
Satan....

Anonymous said...

thank you for writing and sharing your heart and humor. Melinda

The Other Laura said...

Happy New Year to you! I'm sure 2011 will be full of surprises.

Suburban Correspondent said...

No excuses needed, sweetheart!