“If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow.
If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder.
If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow.
If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile.
But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.” ~Anon
I discovered that quote (according to my notebook) on 14 August 1985 and it has stayed with me ever since. We have many friends during our lives. Some for a short time and some forever. But today, Tuesday, I am spending with friends whom I don’t know really but whom I have met through their blogs.
I have been busy recently and so have missed some of them. Today I have put aside the morning to catch up. So:
Andi at http://www.bringingthesunshine.com/ is a very special person. She has two special needs children and we are invited to share with her their lives as they grow into the people they will become. Lovely photos adorn the posts.
Carl at http://carldagostino.wordpress.com/ keeps us laughing with his clever cartoons. I look forward to his thoughtful comments on my blog.
Susan at http://comingeast.com whose tag is ‘living life on sunrise at a time’ made me weep today as she shared with us memories of her sister.
Debbie at http://dbdazedomain.wordpress.com/ is on a journey of self-discovery. She is currently in Costa Rica with a couple of her kids who have some physical problems that they are getting help with. I am constantly amazed at the strength of this woman.
Linda at https://rickandlindafamily.wordpress.com is another talented photographer. She shares her photos and bits of her life with us. And she has a fabulous new deck – check it out – http://rickandlindafamily.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/progress/.
Val at http://absurdoldbird.wordpress.com/ is a very talented artist who posts thought-provoking articles and drawings for us to share.
A new friend http://winsomebella.wordpress.com/ tells us that there will be dancing, laughing, sharing and communicating and cherishing by and to somebody if she ever falls in love again.
Robin at http://bogsofohio.wordpress.com has been to the Akron Zoo to see the jellyfish exhibit; spent a weekend catching up with her family and shares with us her fantastic photographs showing parts of her life.
Wendy at http://writerwoman61.wordpress.com is surrounded by statistics, sewage among other things. She has also told us a little about her new contract and I love to hear about the bookshop she runs with her father. If I had a retail outlet it would be a bookshop.
Chris at http://bridgesburning.wordpress.com/ is another of we women on our journey. Today she talks about headlines in articles and blogs. Interesting woman.
Mark (L’idiot speaketh) at http://redriverpak.wordpress.com is currently travelling through Canada on his stationary bike. I kid you not! He is also keeping us up to date on the saga of the pool, installed while he and his kid were away on vacation.
Jenny at http://skiingmama.wordpress.com keeps us informed of her life with three small boys. Another great photographer and an indefatigable woman – almost counts as superwoman.
Renee at http://lifeintheboomerlane.wordpress.com/ is on her way to London where her daughter is expecting her second child.
Duke (sorry I don’t know his real name) at http://1959duke.wordpress.com is keeping us up to date with his new craft business amongst other things.
Linda at http://lindacassidylewis.com calls herself an accidental author.
Marty at http://bluebeachsong.wordpress.com/is giving us daily updates on the Casey Anthony trial. Her blog is worth visiting to hear her singing some of her own songs.
And the list goes on and on.
Mirth and Motivation; Sunshine in London; Photographic Memories; Out of My Mind; Monica’s Tangled Web; Ahsome; Pointcabrillolightstation; the Chameleon’s Backbone; Fribnits World; The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife and on and on.
Is it any wonder I can sit at the computer at 9 am and start reading these and other blogs and suddenly find as now, that it is 12.30pm? I love my new found friends and enjoy reading their comments and thoughts about life and living.
To the many others that I follow, I apologize for not including you in this list. To do so I would be writing all day. And now in my real life, I am off to play bridge (for the first time in 2 years) with some more friends.
See you all tomorrow.