50 posts and it feels so good!

Wow … 50 posts since this little blog began in August. Who’d a thought I had 50 things to say?

In the beginning, I thought starting this blog would be a way for me to sharpen, or resurrect, creativity after a high-stress job in Marketing and avoid the pitfalls of country solitude. Because as much as I love it out here, a girl does get lonely now and then. Borderline crazy, even.

What I learned, however, was I had friends to make. Friends whose faces I may never see in this lifetime, but friends, nonetheless.

Friends who can understand the camouflage, the livestock, the long days and often lonely life that comes along with the country and that man … friends like Angie, Jessie and Cheryl. Or those who understand the need to reach out beyond and outside ourselves, like Betty, or Taryn who reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles.

Friends like Tiffy and Daisy’s mommas, who understand that the gentle nudge of a wet nose has the healing power to put things back into perspective and remind us we’re unconditionally loved … and forgiven. We love ’em like crazy.

So to all those who have reached out, said howdy, and taken an interest in this little speck of a life we live in South Dakota, we’d like to extend a big THANK YOU.

South Dakota gal's Milo

Milo in play mode. He does this strange growl thing in the blanket.

Thank you for your encouragement, kind words and affirmation.

South Dakota gal's Bowie

Bo-Bo and the big guy above.

Thank you for being there, for listening (Lord only knows why you do!) and for nodding in agreement when I felt especially on my own .

South Dakota gal's Tobi

Tobi after her bath and basking in the sun.

Thank you for caring about this humble little life we live in the middle-of-nowhere, South Dakota, and for loving on my pups that I love cuddlin’ …

South Dakota Country Wife

Summer 2007 - Blondie (& thick eyeliner) Days

… and for praising my man, who means the world to me. We’ve been stomp-out-of-the-house mad at one another a few times, but as the Kay jewelry chic says, “love always finds a way.” She probably wasn’t talking about a fight, but that’s what I got out of it.

South Dakota Country Wife

On an old Merry-go-Round. See my shoes? Sparkles!

You make this blogging journey so much worth it.

South Dakota Country Husband and Wife

It was a beautiful day to say some vows!

Thank you so much – we adore and love you!

South Dakota Country Man and Wife

A good day in South Dakota.

Merry Christmas, friends.

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24 thoughts on “50 posts and it feels so good!

  1. We are thankful to have made such a great friend and enjoy tuning in to your blog each day to share in your life. And Tiffy wanted me to let you know that she thinks your dogs are really cute too:)

  2. I enjoy reading your posts. They’re a different peek into a life I can relate to, growing up in a very isolated rural area.

    You do learn to make your own fun, to teach yourself to keep entertained. I found my escape in books, you’ve found yours in pictures and blogging.

    Keep it up, lucky lady!

  3. Thanks for sharing your life…something this Boston city girl might never see. Make the world feel just that much smaller. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Congrats on your 50th post!

  4. Congrats on 50 posts and good luck on the next 50. Seems we started blogging about the same time. Cool. (I have to admit I don’t have your toughness. The cold cramps my style WAY too much. While we lived in Germany, I complained the entire time about the cold. Hubby was therefore as miserable as I was.)

  5. Those pictures are truely amazing! You look amazing. I live in a rural area in Victoria, Australia and I know how comforting it is to have a blog to have your say whether anyone is reading it or not. Hope to hear more about your life!

  6. Great post and awesome pictures. I was in South Dakota when I was young (Dad was stationed at the Air Base near Rapids City. We went back there for vacation when I was nine. A life of solitude in the middle of that state sounds like Heaven to me, but my wife would tire of it after a while, I think.

    Thanks so much for the post!

    http://timkeen40.wordpress.com

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