Do you wanna know how I feel when I share stories (delightful, touching, funny stories) with my family and they ask "where did that story come from?" and I say "so-n'-so's" blog? I feel like I am telling them tales from my imaginary friends. Not because my blog buddies are not real (because so much y'all share is so very very real), but because my blog life is still so foreign to my family (not one family member reads it, I tell them everything anyway) and the looks on their faces are like "Aw, that's nice for you". Now, don't get me wrong, I am blessed with a supportive family in so many ways but for some reason "blogging" does not compute. What gives?
Well this last week I have been in the midst of the awful "yucks", AGAIN (in the form of a blazing sinus infection). And while I have been laying low in the posting department, I have been joyfully keeping up with the blogs I love. Yet, I have noticed that I wasn't sharing some sweet gems from my favorite blogs with my family as much, like Elizabeth's everyday (yet extraordinary) walk through her 'hood of Cornwall,England
or Corey's exquisitely photographed week in Paris inspired by blog readers requests,or even Debi's fabulous Kensington Palace fancy dinner in London!
I imagined that they (family) might get a bit tired of me speaking about people and places that I did not know in the flesh. Then two things happened this week to peak their interest.....
|Brocante items: tote, card, post card, herb sachet, and tea towel!|
|This thistle was at the foot of my mailbox the day your package arrived Karon!|
The CULPRIT: Anne in Oxfordshire!
Thank you ,thank you Anne! Little did you know what a pick me up your card would be and what curiosity it would raise in my home. Again came the questions, "So how do you know this person? Why would she send you a card? yada, yada, yada.." I told them that one of Anne's hobbies is sending and receiving postcards from everywhere and that she also blogs so well about her enjoyment of travel and favorite destinations of Paris and Italy in particular. And I was happy to share that by blogging, I have had the extraordinary gift of forming new friendships/acquaintances with women (as far as my experience goes, it is just ladies) who may lead very different lives from me, but share the same delight in putting their experiences, hopes, dreams and observations in an open forum. I have honestly received such kind words and encouragement and caring from my fellow bloggers and feel very grateful and humbled.
So, from boonies-country Texas I send y'all a big Thank Ya! Happy Blogging and God Bless You.