Monday, February 7, 2011

four years & counting

Yesterday marked the four year anniversary of JCB! Since my first tentative steps into blogging, I have literally dragged my readers around the world. I have met amazing new friends, seen new places. I have fallen in love and gotten married. All in all, it has been an amazing adventure. Thank you all for following along.

This past weekend, the gentleman and I stopped for lunch with a friend at Eden Center, a Vietnamese enclave in Arlington full of restaurants, grocery stores, nail salons, and coffee shops. The last day of the lunar new year celebration, workers were sweeping up spent firecrackers, and the restaurants were packed with revelers. Guided by our friend, we feasted on Vietnamese crepes, papaya salad, shrimp chips, roasted pork and noodles. On our way back to the car, we spotted the first, tentative, pink blossoms. A little sign of spring, and a fresh reminder of things to come.

Expected next month:

* Founding Gardeners, by Andrea Wulf (the author of The Brother Gardeners)
* and The Paper Garden, by Molly Peacock (I have linked it before, but it bears mentioning again)

I am off on another little adventure. Take care, be well.

See you in a week.

13 comments:

pve design said...

Four years? Wow....time flies when you are blogging and having lovely things to share, right? Love all that you share with each of us.
Happy travels.
pve

Frau S said...

Happy anniversary!

smilla4blogs said...

Congratulations dear one...and safe travels!

Style Court said...

Happy anniversary! Have a safe trip and please take loads of pictures.

Blue said...

Congratulations on four years of keeping us interested, amused, and informed. Here's to one of the best bloggers out there - long may she reign.

little augury said...

impressive and fair weather in your travels. pgt

Reggie Darling said...

Congratulations, and what an achievement. I echo what Blue (and others) write. Reggie

home before dark said...

Congratulations on your four year mark of traveling through the blogosphere. Safe travels, lovely adventures and be sure to grab all the gusto you can...and, of course, report back to your village.

Anonymous said...

Happy fourth - I have enjoyed the journey - thank you! KDM

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD said...

congrats! Four years is impressive in the blogging world. Can't imagine my day without you.

Inkslinger said...

Visiting your lovely blog has made my day on countless occasions. Happy four year anniversary!! :)

The Down East Dilettante said...

And glad we all are that you do---and with such elegance and concision and range of thought.

Four years!

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

BRAVO! for the quantity but mostly for the QUALITY. Many happy returns!