On the last day of each month I like to just stop and take a moment to thank you all for everything you’ve done to support, encourage, and spread the word about my little blog. I also like to link to as many of my blog friends as possible and return the love.
One day, when my son was about four years old, I asked, “Where did the time go?” Without missing a beat, he said, as if it was obvious, “Into the past!”
Where did May go? Into the past. That must’ve been the whooshing sound I heard.
If you’re one of my regulars, read on to see who I’m thankful for this month and some other blog notes, including a solved mystery, some sad goodbyes, and a picture of me as a little boy.
BIG THANKS to all the blogs that added Hooked on Houses to their blogrolls this month. Be sure to check some of them out, make some new friends, and show them a little love (if you add me to yours, please let me know so I can mention your site, too):
(I snapped this sweet house while driving around the Columbia Tusculum area.)
Thanks to the blogs that mentioned Hooked on Houses this month, including:
Notes from a Stay-at-Home Mom wrote that she was afraid this blog was going to be a problem for her because she’d be wasting too much time in front of the computer reading my posts about celebrity houses. I’m glad to know my evil plan is working. All I want is for you to neglect your children, ditch your housework, and devote all your spare time to my blog instead.
Hostetlers wrote about their love of Sears catalog houses and linked to this site as a place to read more about them.
The Trendy Mommy wrote a very nice review of Hooked on Houses, saying they found this site and fell in love. The Trendy Mommy is a fun blog that keeps you apprised of fabulous giveaways, so check it out!
Courtney at Nesting Instincts has a wonderful e-zine that she sends out every month (if you haven’t subscribed to it yet, click here so you don’t miss the next one!). In the May issue, she chose Hooked on Houses as the “Website of the Month.” Thanks, Courtney!
The Rambling Renovators presented Hooked on Houses with the Arte Y Pico Award this month (shown above). The Arte Y Pico Award is given to “blogs that deserve an award for creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community.” Thanks, guys! I’m so honored!
I’ve Been Tagged:
1) What was I doing 10 years ago? Organizing and teaching workshops for The Circle of Arts on topics like writing, creativity, and decorating. That was fun. Maybe I should host some of those again, now that I think about it. Would you guys come?
5) Places I have lived: I was born in Southern Illinois (anyone ever heard of Carbondale?). My family moved to Ohio when I was 6 months old and we lived in the Sawyer Hall dorm at the University of Cincinnati because my dad was the Resident Director. Later we lived a few blocks away from campus to the 1923 bungalow I showed you here. I went to Indiana for college and then lived in Indy for about 7 years. Now I’m back home in Cincinnati again.
I wish I had a better life story than that to tell. I’m totally boring, I know. I can see you all yawning.
I love old photos. I’ll use any excuse to post one. Here’s a picture from my days at Sawyer Hall, sitting next to my dad. My hair was so short that I often heard, “What a cute little boy!” To this day, when people see photos of me from then, they’ll ask, “Was that your brother?”