Monday, October 31, 2011

A Joyeux Anniversaire


How do I love you? I cannot begin to count the ways. As of today-ish A Femme d'Un Certain Age has existed for three years.

It wouldn't have existed three months if you hadn't found me. Well actually, I'm exaggerating. At three months, on a good day, I had about 25 hits and, to be perfectly honest, 10 of them were probably me checking to see if anyone had visited, five were Andrea and the rest friends and family being kind.

I gave myself a year. You've given me a future. And how could I have ever imagined the friendships? There is a lot more to this story and a handful of you know how important this blog has been for me. It is never my intention to try to create mystery around myself or to be oblique in any way, but if you knew every detail of my life, you would not only be bored, but also I would be infringing on the precious privacy of those I love.

Tomorrow, when I explore "hopes and dreams" in our monthly topic with the "By Invitation Only" group you'll see I've been more than lucky in that realm. I consider this blog, you, part of the hopes and dreams I didn't even know were possible.

As a little cadeau: I would like to introduce you to a blog a friend told me about recently. Its mission is to teach us the correct pronunciation of perfume names.  So much fun. I spent 20 minutes saying the names aloud and then clicking on the perfect pronunciation of Bela, the blog's creator.  If you're looking for a good time, click here .


These two are fun to pronounce, including their "houses" -- Fragonard and Roger Gallet.

All of this is to say, thank you from the deepest part of my heart. You mean the world to me.

43 comments:

Villette said...

I'm not sure you should be thanking us, Tish. We should be thanking you.
Here's to the next three years dans la vie d'une femme d'un certain age...

LuxeBytes said...

And you mean the world to me as well. I'm so glad you're out there doing what you do.

xoxoxo --
M.

déjà pseu said...

You enrich our lives, Tish. Thank you and Happy Blogaversary!

Spiral Style said...

Congratulations! I enjoy your blog and look forward to each new post.

Dash said...

Happy Blogaversary Tish love, love, love your blog, long may it continue.
XXX

kathy peck said...

I've only been reading blogs for about a year, and yours was one of the first I found. I think it's the only one that's still on my original "bookmarked" blog list. It's been a true pleasure to read each and every post. Congratulations on this third anniversary. XO

coffeeaddict said...

Happy blogaversary :-D
your blog posts always make me laugh/ teach me something amusing / make me consider different angles,...

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Congratulations for all of your success...I love your blog and read it daily! Thank you for all of your hard work!!

hopflower said...

Very good! I think some people follow some blogs faithfully, and just skim around on others, if that. I know I do. Yours is one I follow. You may not have as many readers as the Huffington Post, but it is just as important to have some who are faithful and enjoy the type you offer.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Happy Anniversary Tish!

Several years ago I found your blog and what a joyous happenstance it has been. Everyday I click to see what you've got to share and I am never disappointed.
You are a true voice in the blog realm.

Thank you for sharing with us.
Hostess
XO

Murphy said...

I love your blog - I so look forward to it every morning! Thanks for your dedication!

Anonymous said...

Joyeux anniversaire Tish ! Congratulations.
Merci pour ce blog dont la lecture quotidienne me ravit. Désolée d'écrire en français, mes phrases sont trop mal tournées en anglais.

Annette said...

Happy anniversary! Yesterday was my one year anniversary of blogging and I laughed at your description of the beginning hits -- I did the same, checking, checking... and now I have blogger friends everywhere. Isn't it great?? BTW, I'd like an invitation to your hopes and dreams blog...

quintessence said...

Happy blogaversary to you Tish!! I feel the same - have met so many interesting like-minded women here in the blogosphere, including you, who I am thrilled to count as virtual friend!! Will pop over and check out Bela's site.

Splenderosa said...

I know exactly what you mean about blogging friendships. Totally amazing new world only open to those of us who are brave enough to just sit down and start typing. Today's post has made me smile, Tish...as I always do when I visit your place. And, I'm definitely going over to the parfum pronunciation site. Sending love....

The American Suburbanite in Rural England said...

felicitations! from 3 to 30 years? lol

Connie said...

Congratulations! I learn so much from your blog and look forward to reading it every day! I feel so fortunate to have it! and, a HUGE thank you for actually posting each day!!

Lost in Provence said...

Feliciatations, Tish! Your blog has quickly become one of my very favorites, one that I count on, so I do hope that you aren't planning on going anywhere! Here is to a long and happy road ahead surrounded by friends all over the world...

Bisous,
Heather

JMW said...

Congratulations on this milestone! I so enjoy reading your blog - may you celebrate many more anniversaries!

Claudia said...

Happy anniversary - you have cemented my notion that getting older is not a prison sentence! Wisdom in all its foibles has its joy and a cared-for fave etched with time is beautiful!

My Grama's Soul said...

I just found you....I can't believe it has taken me so long. Looking forward to the next THREE years!

xo

Jo

Martha White said...

Admirablement écrit et inspirant. Félicitations.

BigLittleWolf said...

Happy Anniversary-ish! I cannot imagine not having found you... and I don't even recall how!

Many, many more, chère amie.

Lorrie said...

Félicitations! J'adore ton blog. C'est vraiment amusant et savant.

I am so glad I found you!

Susan Tiner said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad I found your blog.

Laura said...

congratulations on your anniversary. But I agree - I must thank you - your ideas and tips have been outstanding.

My husband does not thank you - our bank account has suffered since I met you :) :)

Rubi said...

Felicitations, Tish! I'm glad to have your lovely posts to brighten my day!

Francesca Muir said...

Congratulations and here is to the next three and the next three. You really strike a chord with me as you do with so many. Thank you Francesca x

Joni said...

Bon anniversaire! Thank you so much, Tish! May we be blessed with another three years of your fabulous blog!

Tamera Beardsley said...

Congratulations Tish...and thank you so for such an inspirational and uplifting blog!

Northmoon said...

You have created a marvelous blog, thank you for taking the time to share with us.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Congratulations Tish. It is a lot of work to create a blog and keep it going. Kudos to you.

M. Stump said...

I just found you a couple of weeks ago and I think you are fabulous. I will be 59 next month--I have many friends that are a bit younger than I who see themselves in many negative ways. I refer them to your blog! Keep up the good work. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tish. Your blog is such a pleasure to read---it's truly a gift. Here's to the next three years.....and beyond! Judy

LPC said...

Have a happy anniversaire, Tish. I sort of wish the world could speak with your voice.

helen tilston said...

Hello Tish

A very Happy Anniversary and to many more.

Your blog inspires, amuses and educates.

Helen xx

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Your blog is a delight to read. I too am amazed by the wonderful people I've met in the blogosphere. I am humbled by your success....800+ followers.....and I haven't reached 20!!!

sharon said...

Happy Birthday, three years of wonderful posts, great writing, you make us smile, you make us laugh out loud, and recently you have single handedly changed the way we see ourselves grow older - thank you!!!

xox

Mazl said...

Congratulations and thank you. An enjoyable and informative blog that makes me smile and feel better about myself. Merci beaucoup.

Angel Jem said...

Bon anniversaire!

Bela said...

Joyeux Anniversaire! Thank you so much for your kind words. :-)

Tish Jett said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Without you there would be no point. You are a joy.

xo,
Tish

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We should be thanking you Tish. Happy blog anniversary. Here's to many more years of your fabulous advice on how to stay chic at any age.
Sam

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