A YEAR LATER

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Where has the time gone?  More importantly, where has the year gone?  I mean it feels as if I just sat down to write my first blog post and now here I am a year later.  So, Happy Blogiversary to me!

By all rights this should be a day of celebration for undertaking something new. However,  like last year on this date, I’m blogging about something heart-wrenching.  Hold on to your panties because I’m not about to get all emotional.  Well, okay, I was fairly emotional a few days ago, but my mood has sombered since then.  You see, I really wanted this post to be different.  I mean, REALLY wanted it!  But alas, it just wasn’t meant to be, which is still hard for me to swallow.  You see I started my blog on the whim of high feelings over Kentucky’s loss to UCONN in the championship game last year.  Tired of hearing all about the NBA draft and who was going or staying,  I sat down and penned my thoughts, never imagining what was in store for me next.  What happened?  Well, I sold my first book, my family finally took that vacation to Yellowstone that we’d been planning for years, and my husband won his first dirt track race.  So yeah, I have quite a bit to brag about.  It’s been a great year.  But the one thing that would make it even better is if I could be writing a different post than I am today.

Almost a week has passed since Kentucky lost to Wisconsin in the final four.  I still feel ill just thinking about it, because it wasn’t just any loss.  It was the loss of something special.  Something no other team has done.  To win the championship with an undefeated season.  We were so close.  38-1.

To the seven young men entering the NBA draft, good luck!  And to the new one’s coming in, welcome to Kentucky.

Until next year …

Comments ( 8 )

  1. Replyaetherhouse

    Kentucky is still a very strong team, and I'm sure they'll continue to impress you many times in the future ;D What a treat it would have been to see them undefeated though! Happy Blogiversary as well. I can't believe I'm coming up on my one year either.

    • ReplyDenaRogers

      Thank you. Yes, Kentucky has a good program, hopefully it will continue on and we'll see that undefeated season in the future.

  2. Replywccunningham

    Happy Blogiversary! Final Four is still something special but undefeated would have been amazing! Next year...

    • ReplyDenaRogers

      Thank you :) The year has gone by quickly. Here's to next year!

  3. ReplyE.L. Wicker

    I know nothing if the sport, but I'm sure glad it got you into blogging. Where would I be without my sister from another mister? lol <3

  4. ReplyDenaRogers

    You'd be writing that best seller instead of emailing and twittering the days away with me :) Ha! Joking aside, I'm soooo happy too. Funny where life takes you and the people you met along the way!

  5. ReplyMary Rowen

    Congratulations on you Blogiversary, Dena! You've posted lots of good stuff, and I always look forward to reading your posts. A small confession--and I feel so bad about this--but my wonderful niece, a huge basketball fan, is in her first year at Wisconsin, so my family was routing for them. I've never paid much attention to college basketball before, but she was so excited about her team. Of course, they lost too, in the end. I hope you're feeling better about Kentucky, and that they do even better next year. xo

    • ReplyDenaRogers

      Do not feel bad! If I were in your shoes, I would have rooted for them too! Being from Texas, I was a football fan before moving to Kentucky, but I have officially converted to a lover of basketball. Maybe we'll get it next year :)

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