Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I just love meeting people through blogging.
You are all just as real and dear to me as if you lived next door.
You are my friends.
You are my source of information, inspiration, motivation and preoccupation.
I laugh with you, learn with you, cry with you, pray with you and am awed by you.
Thanks for indulging me a moment away from the farm,
to introduce you to a few friends of mine,
whom I owe a big Thank You to
and am a little belated in doing so.
Last weekend, I found this
in my mailbox.
(My real mailbox. The one that hangs outside my real door.)
The first card was from Sharon
She was one of the winners of my last give-away.
She surprised me by sending me this gift in return.
She had a give-away on her blog a while back and I had
entered to win, but didn't. Imagine my delight when I saw this!
She makes these pendants and sells them through her etsy shop.
I love her blog. Not only is it tasteful and artistic but she
just kills me with the Corgis.
You never know when you are going to open her blog and find this:
Her corgis aren't puppies anymore,
but they are beautiful, smart, entertaining
and thoroughly spoiled.
She is also the creator of Lily.
Lily is my role model.
I LOVE Lily!
She is a size 4,
always elegant and stylish,
and spends all her time in the garden.
This is her 4th of July attire.
Thank you Angela, for you blog, your friendship, your corgis
and for Lily.
The second card was from Mary Ann.
She is kindred spirit.
And the proud owner of pugs.
I am not sure why, but every pug owner I know
has, not one, but two pugs and Mary Ann is no different.
She is also a chicken fanatic and I feel like I know all her chickens personally.
In fact, the main reason I kept returning to her blog was because one of her
hens was named Rosewitha. I just loved the name. It reminded me of something
my sister and I would have named something when we were kids.
Sadly Rosewitha passed away a few months ago.
But she will be in my heart always.
Mary Ann is a kindred spirit for two reasons,
1) She was a single mom for many, many years and was okay with that.
2) She and I both, take time off work if we had to,
to run home and check on our chickens
to make sure they were okay in this summer's extreme heat.
Mary Anne, however, was not too embarrassed to say that on her blog.
I had many people ask me if I sold the soaps and lotions that
I offer in the give-away drawings on my blog.
I love to give the products away and don't like to use my
blog for sales or advertising.
But Mary Ann was determined to get a jump on her
Christmas shopping and began emailing me about purchasing.
So, her pug card above contained a check and a thank you.
Thank YOU Mary Ann for your blog,
and your friendship
and of course - your purchase : )
I just loved how these ladies cards came on the same day,
and were cards with their favorite animals on the front.
I kept wondering where I might find cards with German Shorthaired Pointers on them,
so I could send them out to my friends.
Then I remembered, my daughter had given me these cards just a few months ago.
Ya, that'll do.