1,000 th Post- the end is in sight????????

October 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm 8 comments

Today’s post marks the 1,000 post on this blog since I started “that woman” blog three years ago. How many words have been written? I couldn’t begin to count- it has been a written journey which has found me changed from that 1st January post.
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2008/01/21/to-blog-or-not-to-blog/
In the beginning it was about finding the ending of certain things left undone after leaving the old WoM Blog CRA being one of them . There are now 62 categories, 111 tags and the CRA which was done is now becoming “undone” once more .

The writings changed from advocacy to sheer terror as my son a month into this blog was diagnosed with the so-called curable cancer– Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/all-it-takes-is-a-phone-call-to-start-you-screaming/
that too came undone-
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/life-and-cancer-has-taken-its-toll/

a family came undone –
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/december-11th-the-beginning-of-the-beginning/
life has been explored and death-
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/category/chris-ritchey/

heartache and heroism-
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/category/men-of-substance/

politics
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/category/city-of-lorain/

and education –
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/category/education/

Lorain and Loraine -the USA and Europe -linked in this little blog.

I never thought to get to 1,000. I thought I would write the last post on December 2009 the day my son flatlined
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/anguish-anger-and-unbearable-pain/
was the day I thought to flatline this blog.

Anger at a self-serving obituary written by those that hardly knew him and we barely knew brought me to the keyboard – the last words written about my son were not going to be a mockery of who he was. These people, whom we barely knew, making decisions based on their limited knowledge absolutely sickened me and it still does. I roused myself from the pain of his loss and sat once again at the keyboard
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/my-only-son-chris-ritchey/

The journey commenced ,
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/money-where-your-mouth-is-chris-ritchey/
the mask of the basilisks
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/september-3rd-war-movin-on-hell-truly-is-other-people-chris-ritchey/slipped and closure denied caused the fingers to once again mate with the keys giving birth to post after post interspersed with life
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/category/lorain-dude/as it happens outside the den walls.

There have been so many times when I have thought the next post is the final post- the post where the front page of this blog will not be refreshed but we are now at this 1,000 post .

As I have watched the numbers click off with each post I thought I will make the 1,000 post an ending BUT there is more to write on this journey so I will mark this 1,000 post by reiterating that all the posts no matter the content were the truth, the documentation that backs up any and all scenarios available.

I have tried to be as honest as I possibly can be, to write from my heart and my soul,
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/to-be-or-not-to-be-why-and-wherefores/to give those that read a glimpse into a world as seen from a keyboard in the den and a mind that tries and is failing to make sense of that world, even if not always grammatically or politically correct 🙂

I will continue to try to do so until “that woman” gives way to OH! HER AGAIN BLOG but in the meantime number 10001 coming up . Thanks for reading, commenting and being there with me through this journey of words, life, anger and grief Loraine ( aka – THAT WOMAN)

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. muley  |  October 19, 2011 at 1:24 am

    …….and some of us have been here for you for all 1,000.
    love, muley

  • 2. Grammy  |  October 19, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Keep up the great work. All that you have written has in some way helped someone. If you can light one little candle . . .

    Love and hugs

  • 3. Mark  |  October 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Congrats on making it a grand grand, Loraine! You’ve been fair on everything every step of the way. Fantastic job!

  • 4. joe smith  |  October 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    This is my first read everyday. Thanks Loraine! I hope there are many thousands more posts to come.

  • 5. Carolyn Sipkovsky  |  October 20, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Cogratulations on 1000. I hope you continue with many more thousands.

  • 6. P  |  October 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I too extend congratulations, Loraine.

  • 7. Peter Potamus  |  October 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    That was Peter Potamus (not “P”) extending his congratulations, Loraine.

    I enjoy your blog

  • 8. Ngaire  |  October 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Bah – 1000 is only a number Lori – keep those fingers moving mate!
    (I hope to be still clicking the mouse as I fade away!!!) xx

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