Spending Tuesday With Friends

“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 for ever. 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 post 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 traveling 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.

“Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised.”  W. Somerset Maugham

See you all tomorrow.



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21 responses to “Spending Tuesday With Friends

  1. It’s lovely to be counted amongst your friends, thanks.
    I’ve never played bridge, enjoy your game 🙂

  2. Thanks for the nod, Judith. In a world that can seem overwhelming at times, we value even more the connections we have created here.

  3. Thanks for the nod too. Today ‘s post is a poem. Regards.

  4. I love it when you write about friends. You seem to find the perfect words. We can have so many friends and at so many different levels, and all very important ones. Thank you for including me in your list.
    I also love to see others’ blogs and have checked out most of the ones you have listed today when you have referred to them in the past. I don’t read a lot of blogs regularly because my time on the computer is after the boys are in bed and frequently I find myself on the computer at 1:00 am!

    • And at times, no doubt, you wish you had some more time to yourself. That will come in all good time. Meantime, enjoy your little ones.
      Judith 🙂

  5. Amazing that friends at a distance can feel so close! Thanks so much fir the recognition and I know you have won the same three awards as I but I would like to put you on my list of fifteen just because I love visiting you my friend!

  6. And now I am off to visits your list! Hope bridge went well!!

  7. Judith, how funny you mention bridge, my mother in the last few months has discovered playing bridge with friends, loves it, and talks about it quite often. It sounds like I will have to learn as well.
    Also, thank you for the mention. (Covering this trial is consuming most of my time, but this should be the last week and I can return to writing about other things, like life, nature, politics, and whatever else catches my attention.) I love your blog, it is like a breath of fresh air. -Martie

    • Thank you Martie. I fought against learning to pay bridge and then for a short time, I was almost addicted. Now I play occasionally (like once in 2 years) with friends. 🙂

  8. Thank you so much, Judith. It’s wonderful to be included among your friends. 🙂

    I have never played bridge, but have that on my list of things I’d like to learn.

  9. I love blogging buddies, they are awesome! 🙂

  10. We should all thank you for your insperation! I hope the bridge went well… I agree fully with W.SM… 😉

    • Well I am not very good but I keep trying. Bridge can be quite consuming and I have one friend who plays every day. I think she makes time for church on Sunday! 🙂

  11. Yes, I don’t know how we find time for much else; what with all the wonderful blogs and bloggers out there to support and cheer on! It’s a pleasure knowing you! 🙂
    E

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