No, I am not the one who is quiting. I am hopelessly addicted to blogging. My friend Debbie at Wisteria and Roses however is calling it quits. Maybe if she hears how much she will be missed she will change her mind. I understand her reasons. I am selfish, she is a real life friend and when she started blogging we were in touch so much more; it was like being neighbors again. Besides I just love Rachel Kaye's claymation videos they are so cute. They have chickens too, and the cooking, and the gardening and the kids! Boo hoo *wipes eyes*
Blogging really is a community of it's own. After awhile we do know each other, and some people do go to blogfests and really meet and have a good time. CBW has hosted some pretty fun events as the women who have attended declare loudly when they come home. I woud love to go but $ is tight. Not to remention bone problems.
(Then there I did not just say "then there" ) There are the food blogs; one of my favorites is noblepig We actually started bloggin about the same time. Her blog is fun, sometimes weird, she really did make a cake with saurkraut and love it when she ventures away from the kitchen to talk about her vineyard adventure. She and her husband plus two boys have moved to Oregon and are planting grapes, in a very big way. She still finds time to cook, post, and "walk 6 miles very fast every day," on a treadmill to keep her great figure. Grandma Tillies Bakery is another food blog that will kill you. You can get fat just admiring cakes. When you get tired of food just look out her windows at the lake she lives by in ALASKA; HELLO raising voice to a creshendo people- gorgeous isn't a good enough word! She has become a friend, I hope we meet one day and in Alaska would be great.
There are blogs that take you on journeys and let you see beautiful places and things. Lime in the Coconut Linda can find more beauty than I can even begin to imagine. Sometimes after reading her posts I feel so relaxed it's like I have had a mini vacation. The only thing that would improve it, is if the fancy cocktails could be downloaded and consumed. In case you didn't notice that is a joke. Another place of beauty is Jain's place, once in a blue moon she lives on some beautiful acreage in California my native home, and being an avid gardener and cook she always has some lovely photos to share. She loves dogs too. Anyone in my book who loves dogs is stinkin cool alright.
I could do this with my whole entire blog roll. The post would be so long no one would read it! I found the farmlady Over Good Ground,when it seemed like nobody read her blog. As in zero comments, but it was such a great blog! I did a post about her place and all my friends showed up and now her blogroll is bigger than mine. Way to go farmlady! Another great photographer, writer, cook, gardener, artist, and animal lover; what more can I say? She is great. We both have spent time in the bay area of California and share some roots. She is another one I hope to meet in June when I go out there.
A fun how many ways can that be an understatement blogger is Coffee Beanerwe met when she lived out here in the paw paw patch with me. The funny thing is we didn't know each other very well then. We know each other better now! When CB is on a roll she can win at Comedy Night, this girl is just plain funny. And yes, she loves dogs and yes she can cook.
Lately with a bit of time on my hands I have been hoppin around to meet some new folks and have a bit of fun. I have an excuse! I am recuperating from surgery right? I can't clean my own toilets yet, maybe never? I have not made the mistake of getting fully dressed smarter this time with makeup either. I am taking my time here.
While I am at it I have been wondering something. If you care to stick your neck out you can tell me wha you think about this. Sometimes you can visit a blog for a long time like I did at my messy thrilling life and she never ever replied. I may be a bit dense but after awhile, I figure that some people just don't want to associate with you, for whatever reason. Blog snobbery? Really could it be? Doesn't that remind you a bit of being in the sixth grade? Not to pick on her, I have never heard too much from other people as well, so eventually I drop them from my roll. April at Cole Creek Farms and her sister The Country doctors Wife, I used to like to read; but shoot, it's more fun to visit where people visit you back and at least tell you to dropdead when they don't agree, or do. Some folks are just too big like Ree for Pete's sake. But then there are sweethearts like Cindy at my romantic home who has over 2000 followers and she replies to some comments. I love it when she posts anything from the coast of California because yes it is true we are nuts we lived there. Cindy has often commented back to a comment and she keeps a great house! A gorgeous place.
To conclude this, some write, some don't, some lurk, and some don't, some become friends, and some don't; but as for me, I am here for the long haul. I love it. I love blogging, blog hopping, blog comments, and commenting. Yep some folks are demented early in life easily pleased. Some folks will never spell right either.
A few new blog hops for me are these folks and you might want to visit them or maybe you already do.
Apifera farms quirky and fun--yes an animal lover
Fifi Flowers she is an artist and I just love her stuff, it's whimsical, colorful, and fun.
The Harwards she is a country woman, a grandmother and a good writer. She is also having a very cool give away with enough prizes for 6 winners. She is a Mormon, I am not, but I do have Mormon friends, why the heck not? Is the world so uptight that if we hold different beliefs, or vote differently GODFORBID we can't find common ground to enjoy together? I hope not. In my book all you gotta say is you love dogs, or love food, or have kids, or like to have a garden, or read a good book, or eat CHOCOLATE! Yeah! Common ground!
tatersmamastakeonthings I can tell that I am gonna just love her. I have been reading back posts on her blog. She left me an e mail and said she liked mine too but didn't leave a lot of comments lest I think she is a blog-stalker, snorts coffee I got a good laugh out of that one.
Is there such a thing as a blog stalker?
bobbi boyd is also a great artist. She is a bit negligent on blogging but you can go take a look at her painting which are for sale, and see her work it's fantastic. She is a real life friend and I have her daughters artwork framed and in my kitchen; and no I wouldn't part with it for love or money. I love it. It has survived a lot of years in my upheaval care. A few things have survived intact made it from the past. Bobbi makes art out of everything she touches the food she cooks the flowers she grows the way she decorates, she is a one of kind. If she ever gets to blogging about her life she will really go places.
I did mention that EVERYONE on my blogroll has a great blog and there is a huge variety there. I like to visit all kinds of people and all kinds of blogs. If you have been travelling around lately and discovered a new blog or have a favorite, leave me a link. If you love Debbie over at Wisteria and Roses and will miss her please go tell her so. She is leaving her e mail on and that great playlist! Happy hopping? isthathowyouspellhopping?