One of the last things I'd ever really thought about when I first started journaling online was that I'd make friends here. My whole motivation behind this blog of mine was and still is, to keep in touch with my kids/family, ramble, keep recipes, (Nothing like getting calls after midnight for a family recipe) family traditions for my children and to keep in touch with the ones who have already moved out of my nest here.
Well so much for the communication part with the kids on here! They read my blogs but don't communicate much on here, unless of course, I get the story I am telling on here wrong! At that point I pretty much told them all, it is my blog, go tell your version on your own page! Of course they do not and continue to pop in and keep me in line on my blog, or should I say, they try to keep me in line?
I will never forget the first comment I received on my journal from a non family member...I was so nervous and freaked out that someone I didn't even know would be the most remote interested in reading past the first paragraph of my journal, much less make it through to the end and than leave a nice comment to boot.
Here I am now, finding myself in the evenings falling in love with all the wonderful lives and creative folks in bloggy land. There really isn't anyone on my friends list that I wouldn't just love to meet someday. As a matter of fact, I feel as though I have already met everyone here already - I mean really.... just from all of the sharing of our daily lives and events on here, I mean really, how can you feel like you have not already met?
I will tell you this, my family sure has enjoyed some new and exciting meals around here! I have thoroughly enjoyed gleaning ideas from everyone I have met on here. If it wasn't a meal that drew me to you than it was a book or a home improvement idea or just your thoughts and ideas that impacted me in some small way, ideas that I'd never looked at in that light before. Even something as small as a comment you have left here for me to soak in as well...you are truly appreciated by me...so thank-you very much for adding to my small life here.
Karen is someone I found through Connie, over at "Connie's turning 50" blog. I can truly see the three of us hooking up one day and meeting, shopping, chatting, creating, eating and lots of laughing! We are all pretty much in the same season together and for the most part, I think enjoying it. I mean really, what else are we going to do but enjoy it? I encourage all who happen to stop by and read this blog of mine today to go visit these two...you won't be disappointed in what you find over there.
Karen has passed off this, "Let's be friends" award to me and I'd like to thank-her right now. Thank-you Friend!
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." Here are my eight people (I am picking ones I have not met in real life, but feel as though I have)
Connie - “Connies turning 50” Fun, sweet, great wife, mom and a wonderful roll model for our season!
Beth - “Rambling Goat chick” Encouraging, loving, fun, sweet and fun to visit!
Jennifer – “Tatertots and Jello” Younger than me, cuter than me, more creative and hmmm why is she on my list???? Very creative and talented and sweet!
Carrie – “Carries little world” Refreshing and creative!
Darlene – “The only thing worth walking towards” Wisdom, talented, creative, warm and friendly and loves her family dearly too!
Jessica – “The Russo Corner” Her mom did a good job raising her! Creative beyond anything I ever was at her age or mine! A love for her family and husband.
K – K’s Kronicles I get fat at K's place....wonderful ideas, recipes, sweet, and a good hostess for her town..I love all her tours.
Nina - “Just enjoying life” Adorable, sweet, loving life, positive compassioned and I am just drawn to her daily happenings. Oh yeah, and youthful looking....!
Honestly I could go on and on here, but I am only allowed eight picks! A big thank you to all of you for letting me come into your lives and you coming into mine..it has been fun getting to know each and everyone of you...and now.... I need to head back to my laundry room...hugs!
So I Thank you ladies. I'm honored to call each one of you my "friend".
So please grab this award, post it to your blog and PAY IT FORWARD to eight more deserving bloggers!