Thursday, March 18, 2010

Anniversary & Contest

So, 5 years ago on March 24, 2005, I started Minestrone Soup. It's been a great ride and I'd really like to thank each and everyone of you for reading, laughing, crying along with me. I'm going to keep on blogging, even though it's feeling less and less popular.

5 years ago, I was....
  • recovering from being hit by a car on Valentine's Day
  • considering living with PC
  • blissfully unaware that my dad had cancer
  • watching my mom struggle with her emphysema, congestive heart failure diagnosis
  • digging out from a giant blizzard!
4 years ago, I was...
  • smoke free for 3 weeks (l-o-n-g weeks)
  • living with PC for 3 weeks (l-o-n-g weeks)
  • wondering what to do with my life
  • reporting to Sylvie at work
  • learning about chemo/radiation for my dad
3 years ago, I was...
  • at a new job, and wasn't sure if it was meant to be
  • wondering when the cat will learn to like me
  • realizing that renting is not all it's cracked up to be
  • fully involved in the knitting guild
2 years ago, I was...
  • still crazy in love with PC
  • in year 2 of job and learning that I like Type A bosses, but I don't like conniving ones
  • starting a new project at work with a new supervisor, who turns into a great friend!
  • waiting for Sylvie and Mariuca to have their babies
1 year ago, I was...
  • out of work
  • scared to death of not being able to stay in my field, but not really wanting to either
  • began 'networking' and discovered that I am really, really good at it
  • started to think about moving
  • still worried about PC's heart and blood pressure
Today, I am...
  • happy in my new job (even though it's 100% more stressful than any other)
  • knitting, knitting, knitting
  • quilting, quilting, quilting
  • confident that Pumpkin likes me
  • sure that PC loves me
If you have stuck around this long, you deserve to see the contest:
  1. write a haiku about me, PC and/or Pumpkin in relation to this blog
  2. submit by March 23 via the comments on this post
  3. Winners announced March 24
  4. Yarn, needles, books and patterns will be provided as prizes
  5. You may enter more than once
  6. if you blog about this (or tweet) and have contestants tell me "[insert your name/blog here] sent me" I will add you to a special drawing.
Bon chance!


  1. I suck at haiku
    For Mini, though, I will try
    Five years of blogging

  2. Anonymous3:43 PM

    I miss knitting group.
    Mini brought such joy
    We laughed our heads off!

  3. Hmm... who is annonymous??

  4. Anonymous3:47 PM

    Hope I get some yarn
    haiku, such a great idea!
    Malabrigo, please?

  5. Anonymous3:49 PM

    it's Louise from knitting group,, but I don't have a blog or google address that I can remember. lol. still, great idea! I went and asked the Japanese professor who was walking by all about haiku -- I know more about haiku now than I thought was possible.

  6. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Here goes: I am not good at this stuff

    the rhythm
    of her needles clicking
    creating a Masterpiece!

    Diane R (aka) Ladydirich on Ravelry