Ive been trying to think of something special to say for my 1001st post... but Ive got nothing profound.. nothing deep, nothing except the fact that I love this blogging community. Ive met the most awesome, kind hearted, fun loving, caring and creative women here.
I have been blessed with a lot of good friends in my "real" life whom I love dearly. But honestly, most of them dont get my need to create my little sumthin sumthins.. or my need to drive an hour to the craft store almost once a week to look for little trinkets or whatnot, that I can use somehow in my little creations. and definitely, most of them dont get this whole blogging thing at all! but you guys do!
Ive also had the opportunity to have some of my bloggy and flickr friends spill over into my "real" life (I always hesitate to say "real" life.. because this is real life too.. ) and been lucky enough to meet quite a few of you in person. Ive gone on some great little art weekend adventures and even hosted a couple at my aunts cottage, that I would not have ever had the opportunity to do if not for blogging.
I wish I could meet all of you in person! just think of the party we would have. it would need to be a week long, one day would not be enough time!
I enjoy my daily cyber visits with you all.. Its like we're all neighbors, and Im out for a little morning walk catching up with each of you with a little chit chat over the fence or a quick visit inside to see something new you've been working on, or how you've redecorated something.. or to hear about a struggle you're having or to celebrate a birthday, wedding or new birth with you!
The inspiration I get in this little community is endless... Sometimes I feel like Alice in wonderland and I've gone down the rabbit hole and there is this maze full of little windows and doors and each one offers some sort of inspiration, whether its artistic, baking, decorating, journaling, ideas for family time, vacations, books or encouragement for healthy minds, souls and bodies.. its all here in blogging.. sometimes its views on life that are a little different from our own and its good to get a new perspective from someone elses view point!
I love seeing how others live. I know Ive said this before, but sometimes blog hopping to me is like when my husband and I would be driving somewhere at night and we'd go by houses where the drapes would be open and I could see into their houses for a brief second.. so curious to see how they live, how they decorate, what they are doing... (my husband would call this just plain nosey.. but I think he's wrong!) anyways.. thats sort of what blogging is for me, except much much more.. I can see in and linger for a bit.. and not only do I see into your homes, but better yet, into your very lives and into your hearts. And so... (blaah blaah blaah..getting sick of me yet??? lol) I hope that somehow thats what you get from me too.
I really do appreciate every single visit I get, and especially every single comment. I know I'm not great about answering them.. some of you are and I REALLY ADMIRE that!
If there is a down fall to blogging.. it is probably the amount of time that I spend sitting here... WAY too long! And also.. I do have to admit that sometimes I get a little jealous of your talent, your type A personality husbands (lol, kim, that one was about you!! Haha!) your big gorgeous homes, your trips to far away places, your thrifting finds... lol.. and probably a hundred other things! lol.. But regardless of the time spent here and maybe turning a little green from time to time.. this is something that I cant give up..
because I love you all my little girlie pies!
and with that.. I need to end.. because as usual... I have very little time left to get ready for work.. and buffy the bird is calling me and calling me and calling me for come feed her. Ive taught her to whistle the song "good morning" from singing in the rain! Omg! my husband cant stand it.. and I think its hysterical. she was stuck on "here comes peter cotton tail".. I had to give her a new song! lol!
OK.. by sweet friends.. gotta run...
and by the way..that freaken adorable nest??? was made by Kim Kenward.. isnt it adorable!? thank you kimmie pie!!