Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Well, it has been one year.
One year of full-on blathering.
Doesn't time fly?
Initially, I was a blog reader.
I was a mother to blog writers.
I was a bit harassed by some to start a blog.
Still, I drug my feet.
I thought I had nuthin' to say.
Really, who knew?
Well, most of you.
I blabbed on facebook.
I wrote long comments on others' blogs.
I am a talker.
Hi, my name is Janie
and I can't shut up.
I have now realized I love to blog.
I've got stories to tell. 
I think I might implode if I don't get them out.
I have documented big events and little events.
I have shared some of my stupid and my serious.
The connections I have made through blogging
have been such a life blessing.
I have made some real friends.
I have even hugged a few of you.
There are several more I badly wanna hug.
A lot of you make me laugh/cry or both.
 I have fallen in love
with your interaction in the process.
I love your comments.
I don't check my statistics much,
and my follower count is not super important to me.
But being read, yeah I dig it.
Your comments make me do a happy dance.
So in honor of my 1st year
I am asking you to leave me a comment.
Quit stalking and chat up.
Oh, I know you are out there.
I sometimes check those stats
and there are a lot of peeping Toms...
(by the way, hey cousin Tom, wasup?)
So celebrate with me and blather me back.
I love ya, I really really do.
 So share the love and make my day.


  1. You've only been doing this for a year? Really? Cause you really seem to have got it going on. Congratulations on the blogaversary. Keep it going. I love all the imaginary friends I've made on the internet!

  2. i love ya girlie. love that you are a talker...that you mothered me. happy one year blogiversary. so glad you got brave and decided to put yourself out there. the world needed a janie fox talks;)

  3. I agree with Becky. We did need you- we DO need you. Happy Blogaversary, Janie. Love you! :-)

  4. woop woop i year! good job mama

  5. we love you too Janie Cakes! (mmm cake!) Plenty of times when your wacky sense of humor made me laugh out loud....and a whole lot of times made me smile, or even just think! XOXOXOXO.
    Happy blogiversary!

  6. Can't get through my day without your blogging, Sister. :) You inspire me daily!

    Big Love....


  7. You don't have to beg to get me to comment! But you already know that.

    Where in the world do you find your "statistics"?

  8. An Anniversary, then a Blogaversary - you got it goin' on. I'm a somewhat new FOLLOWER, yes, always late to the party, but I am a FAN! Love your "blathering", you are so darn funny and beneath all the silliness you have such a warm, Godly heart. Could there be a better combination?!

  9. I love your blog, it puts me in touch with some old school friends and it makes my heart happy! Keep it up you DO have an impact on peoples lives in a very good way. Keep it up..... :)

  10. Your blog is the FIRST one I read every morning! Happy blogoversary!

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  12. Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy your post so much...they are so warm and funny, you really brighten my day. I only have 14 followers {sigh}...but they are all special to me. My blog is still a secret from my friends and family so I feel really honored to have 14 followers...that a year ago were total strangers. Tis a big old goofy cyber-world.

  13. Happy Blogaversary to you! I love blogging because it is the story of our lives. We are making history! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
    xo, Cheryl

  14. Happy Blogaversary to you and your wonderful blog!

  15. hee it!! Chat up!

    I love your spunky style and the interaction, too.

    I started a new blog. long story. i tried changing my url in the fall, but had issues. tried chaning it back, more issues. blogger's advice was to export posts and import them to a new blog...

    Best wishes for a year of GOOD things for you and your family!

  16. OK. That's it. We have to be friends. I have been stalking you from way back when the Coop Keeper dragged us over, and then your trips, and now Becky. Law. We're friends. It's settled. Come over and check me out too. I'm not crazy. Well, mainly.

  17. year and I remember when I first read your first blog were funny then and you are funny now!! Happy Anniversary!

  18. You know I love you and I am counting on that in person hug!!

  19. Janie, I think you are awesome and I wanna be just like you when I grow up!

    Happy Blogaversary!

    Jane Haycraft

  20. I'm a that you can't shut up. Keep it up!

  21. Happy blog-aversary! Guess what? We had the exact same bridesmaids dresses, except mine were wine-colored. My wedding dress was kind of like yours, too. And we both like old, dusty stuff. Scary... ;)

  22. I love your blog openly.
    No stalking involved.

    But Cousin Tom does sound pretty awesome...

    Congratulations on the accomplishment, my friend.
    So glad we've met in the blogosphere.


  23. Happy blogaversary! You always make me think funny thoughts for the rest of the day. Or nice thoughts, or sometimes thoughtful thoughts. You are a good woman and a great ma & granny. Susan Stephens

  24. My name is Becky and I am a blalker (blog stalker). Keep up the good work. I'm more of a reader than a talker so us readers need you talkative people to keep us entertained. Be sure and check out this local blogger: just

    Becky Pruemer

  25. Happy Blogaversary Janie! I'm so glad I found you in blogland, you make me laugh and not take this crazy life of mine so serious . . . Thank you kiddo! Sandy:O)

  26. Guilty: Stalker. Happy Blogaversery!

  27. Hahaha! Happy Blogaversary to one of the most entertaining ladies I read. Now will you please come over to my blog and kick some butt and get some of my stalkers to comment!!! So glad you got some to come out of the woodwork. Ann

  28. Just saw your visit w/ Becky on Farmgirl Paints. LOVE your home!! Totally, Totally in love with your kitchen. ;o)

    Happy New Year!

  29. I have followed you for a while now and I LOVE your blog, Happy Blog Anniversary! I always look forward to seeing what youve got on your mind and whats going on with your family, you make me feel like I just walk in your door and feel like one of the family. Thanks for blogging! Your friend, Lisa

  30. Just came from Becky's and wanted to tell you that you have an awesome house. Looks like a place I could sit and be very comfortable. Happy new year.

  31. Hey...I follow Farmgirl Paints...saw you on her blog...thought I'd come over and see you.
    So...I guess I have a years worth of "catching up" to do.
    Happy Blogging! 8~)
    Take care,
    Mommy 2
    P.S. I am mostly a blog reader...but I should go work on my blogs now. ;~)

  32. I'm a stalker, and a fan. My favorite blogs are the ones where you list the things you know, they are so true! I also love that "you can't care" it about sums up all the stuff that's just not important enough to worry about!
    Thanks Brenda

  33. Blogland is so much better since you joined its ranks. Keep up the good work, I so enjoy reading about you and your family. Love, love, love baby Ollie,.....:-)Hugs

  34. OK so Janie Fox I guess I'm considered a blog stalker!I read your blog everyday and have for the past year! I'm just not good at leaving comments!I think you do a great job and congrats on your 1 year blogaversary!!
    You always have it goin on girl! I too love your
    phrase "I can't care!" Have a great 2012 !
    Lynda Baker

  35. Happy Anniversary! I love your blathering...reading it makes me feel as good as lying around in flannels & slippers, sipping hot coffee with a best friend. Have a wonderful New Year. Looking forward to each new post.

  36. Hi there, love your blog, I am one of those people that reads but doesn't comment. :-) You keep on blathering for us.

  37. YAY for one year!!! Please don't stop any time soon I really enjoy your Blather!!!

  38. Hi Janie my name is Peg and I'm a stalker. Whew, that felt good. I'm coming clean, I read you everyday, yep I do. You and your family make my day most days. Keep up your good work, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, kinda like I'm part of your beautiful family. Are there 12 steps to this, I've admitted I'm powerless to stop reading your blog, now on to the next 11 steps. Yea me!

  39. Janie,
    YOU make my heart happy! I laugh out loud at my computer and secretly wish I was your fourth daughter.
    Your stalker,
    Jamie J.

  40. You've only been doing this for a year? I think you were born to blog! :D

  41. I just came over while bloghopping and loved your blog so much I've become a follower, and look forward to reading your past posts.

  42. Congratulations on your anniversary. Becca :-)

  43. Dropping by from Farmhouse Paints and what a delightful site! I'm assuming that you are a Virginia gal too. I was born in Virginia and still have family in the Hampton area that I visit every Spring. Love, love Virginia!

    So nice to meet you and I'll definitely be back!

  44. I have to confess that I have been stalking your blog for several months. I think I found you through the Coop Keeper, and I can definitely see why you both get on like the proverbial house on fire! I love hearing about your family, your dogs, your house and "junk". I envy you for your country lifestyle and your happy marriage. Like you, I have a baby in Heaven, and I have also been blessed with 3 daughters and a son. Plus many furry and feathered friends! I love the way you can be hilariously funny, as well as serious and thought-provoking. Would love to fly across the world to visit you! Happy Blogiversary!!

    Kathy from Tasmania

  45. Well I was going to write a comment before I even got to your fishing for one! I LOVE your blog and LOVE what you have to say. You make me smile often. And I thank you so much for your support over these past 6 months! Come to NYC so you can give Graceland a hug!

  46. Visiting from Becky's, so nice to "meet" you!

  47. Janie, it has been fun to read your blog and keep up with your family! I get a kick out of your humor and your ability to write. Keep it up!

  48. Happy Blogaversary, Janie! I, too, am a fan of the three dots...they make me very happy. The other thing that makes me happy? Reading your blog! =0)

  49. I for one, LOVE your Blather ! Keep it up Janie Girl - it's a highlight of my day to click on your blog !


  50. 1 year! congrats! I love your blog!!!!...the WIKFS are my favs!!

  51. so happy I found your blog! Enjoy your milestone. I look forward to the next year and your crazy antics!

  52. Happy Blogiversary!
    I've been reading your blog for about a year, I started reading your daughter Annie's blog February 2011 and I just want to say I love you all... Everything about you all is very lovable congrats on your blogiversary :)

  53. make my heart sing...yours is the last blog I look at before bed because I know it will always put everything in perspective....happy blogging!,, Miichelle w.

  54. Awww Janie, I missed your blogiversary! Congrats girl and keep going like you have been!! I so enjoy coming here, I don't comment all the time, but unless I'm sick, dead or whatever, I will be reading. And this time you know I was sick!


  55. Thanks for stopping by. Mabel is the funniest little girl. She's sweet and bossy at the same time. I love her name, it fits her so well.


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