I like many of you 'out there' was a lurker for quite sometime before I delurked. I believe the first blog I actually delurked on was Stormy's. She was very kind when she responded to my first comment. I even remember the post I commented on. As time went on I began to comment on a more blogs. Before I started to blog, and even before we started ttwd I had reached out to a blogger. Over time we have become friends. This blogger and her husband have been there supporting, advising and even chastising ( wink ) me and us along the way. Soon after I began to blog, another blogger and I quickly became good friends, she too has been there every step of our process. Her husband..well he's fun to tease! (wink). I had many great commenters over that first month, and so many more since then. About 3 weeks in, another close friendship began to form. Once again, this blogger and her husband have been there 'helping' along the way. Trust me when I tell you these 3 women, with occasional back up from their husbands have had a full time job 'helping' me for these past almost 9 months! They even tag team ( virtually) behind my back- talking me back from the edge over and over again.
By Christmastime of last year my little circle of friends had grown! It reminds me of the Inch Worm Song. " Two and two are four. Four and four are eight. Eight and eight are sixteen. Sixteen and sixteen are thirty-two..." So many people, so much support, so many fantastic friends have emerged from blogging. For this very reason I cannot possibly pick just 10 people to nominate for an Inspirational Blogger Award. I do feel very honoured and humbled, shocked and confused by my nominations from Minelle, Ami, Viola and Quiet Sara. Two of you have been friends forever it seems, and two of you I am so looking forward to our blooming friendship.
I'm putting a link here to an older post I wrote, because it really does sum up perfectly how I feel about this community.
Whether you are in a Dd relationship or not:whether we've been friends forever, or whether we no longer find each other anymore, please know that you all have touched me in some positive way. If you are new to blogging I hope that you are able to feel the amazing support this community has to offer.
Favourite number: 2 or 3 ( why? because visually I love the shape of those numbers)
Favourite Non Alcoholic drink: There is such a thing?
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. I use it like an online photo album, and keep in touch with my family out of town through it
My passion: Anything that gets my creative juices flowing. Once my creative button is engaged it is like a drug, and OCD wrapped in one...I will work all hours of the day or night to perfect what I am creating. Well creative juices..and little kids. I LOVE little people ! and they love me. My brother says it is because I am close to the ground like them....yup loving and supportive !
Getting or Giving presents: Giving definitely. Although I just like to leave them behind, not be there when they open them. I love picking things out for others but hate the awkwardness of being there when they open them. I usually 'make' Barney deliver gifts
Favourite Day. Hands down Christmas Eve. I love the energy, excitement and beauty of it. There is just something about the anticipation of the next day. I love the prep BEFORE more than the actual event.
Favourite Flower: Daisy. Yup the little weed that grows along the side of a highway. They are hardy yet dainty. They are simply beautiful and 'happy" and they can entertain children with the " He loves me, He loves me not". Although, I did tell Barney when I die, I want Gerbera Daisies on my coffin as they are vibrant and colourful.
Favourite colour. Well if I only could pick one, it would be yellow, preferably pale yellow. In truth though I love just about every colour and it would depend if I was wearing it or decorating with it. If I was painting walls, I would have to take in to consideration many things before choosing the colour ( north or south facing room). If I was decorating a cake many factors have to be taken into account because some colours taste AWFUL. As far as wearing it, well lets just say fuchsia and red are NOT my friends. So I'll just stick with pale yellow because it works in all those situations.
Once again I'd like to thank all of you for standing by us through our adventures in ttwd. Your support over these 9 months has meant so much, even if you just started commenting- or if you have stopped. Every word typed in my comments section has beem greatly appreciated, and the time you took to read and comment never is taken for granted!