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.
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
that too came undone-

a family came undone –
life has been explored and death-

heartache and heroism-


and 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
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

The journey commenced ,
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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