Thursday, January 11, 2007


Yesterday I had lots of home improvement stuff planned and ready to start.

It was a good plan.

But I didn't stick to the plan.

Instead, I hung around home, took a few naps and started getting upset....upset because I hadn't done what I planned; upset because this was my vacation and I wanted to do so many other things than what I was doing, although doing nothing was one of the things I dream of.

I get like that sometimes, not knowing what I really want and not being satisfied by what I am doing. I usually keep busy, very busy. Sitting around doing nothing is probably good for me.

Then something happened that made me giddy with joy! I got a package in the mail from a blogging buddy. Inside the package were gifts one of which was home made and obviously took a long time to make. I love gifts! My blogging friend is going through a very difficult time in her life yet she took the time to send me gifts to brighten my day.

When I started blogging in April, 2006, I never imagined how blogging would affect me. I've learned so much from you and gotten so much support from you. I've been able to give advise too....which is great because I don't have to see you roll your eyes at me.

Thanks Liz for brightening my day. You are an amazing friend.


Anonymous said...

That's wonderful! I love happy surprises!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation. =)

Dawn said...

I haven't gotten any physical gifts from blogging friends yet, but the emotional and spiritual gifts have been tremendous since June when I began. My hubby doesn't quite get it, but doesn't seem to mind how much time I spend in here doing this!

Doing nothing sounds good to me!

Anonymous said...

You are so right. I really enjoy my blogging friends very much...and the encouragement and love...pretty cool.

yerdoingitwrong said...

That's so sweet. And I agree. Blogging for me has been such an uplifting and surprising support network. Sometimes it just gets you back on track for the day, makes you laugh and can almost be like online therapy!!

Looney Mom said...

Hey, you've blessed me too more than you know too! It was just a simple thank you. I'm so glad to have brightened your day. Love you.

MugwumpMom said...

Yes, she is an amazing friend! And you are too.

Anonymous said...

The need to keep busy and yet feeling guilty when we're not even though more than likely we NEED to rest is a trait we share. I do understand. But I'm glad you got such great mail. In a time of junk mail and endless bills, isn't it great there are still people who communicate the old-fashioned way?