What have I learned since then??? Well...when I first started visiting blogs and dreaming about having my own blog...one day...is that when I would visit alot of these gorgeous blogs, I would feel like an outsider looking in...kinda like that new girl in school looking at the popular clik that I soo wanted to be a part of...everyone just seemed to know each other and were so caring towards each other as they mentioned wonderful get togethers and swaps etc....etc...I always dreamed of being a part of something so wonderful...well it happened! I am a part of a huge worldwide group of amazingly talented, caring and extraordinary woman and men...Everyone that I have met along the way has treated me with nothing but love and generosity...with that being said.........
From the depths of my heart...I THANK YOU... all of you that have been so loving and generous to not only take the time to visit my blog and read my sometimes long assed meanderings...and still stuck around to become followers on my blog or even better...become true friends...I THANK YOU....I wish you were all near by and I could invite you to lunch with me and share some creative time or treasure hunt together or even just sit and talk...about anything of importance to us at that moment..doesn't matter how big or small...to me...if you have it to say...then it is important....but since this wish doesn't seem to be possible...then please...I offer you one of my favorite roses from my summers garden...it smells soo devine in the morning sun, that on some mornings you can see me just standing in front of the rose bush taking in its smell and beauty :)
So...what bought all this on you ask??? Well Monday Jan. 18th was my 42nd birthday...I was feeling a lil blue because my mr wonderful is out of town on a job...he works in construction and we live in the Southern California...as you know with the economy the way that it is now...especially in the construction field...you take the work when it is there because well...it has been a rough last year or so, as I know it has been for so many others too... So when work was available he had to go...BUT...this made it the first time I didn't get to celebrate my birthday with mr wonderful since my 19th birthday...Do we do it big??? no not really....I love just spending time with him...he is my best friend...who I fell in love with when I was 16 years old and saw him walking across our high school campus...but it wasn't until after I graduated that he finally got what I already knew for so long...he was my mr wonderful...and I was his pain in the ass :) Well all you lovely people...my friends of the heart...you guys broke down my saddness, because each time I came online to read my email... there were comments after comments from all of you, leaving me beautiful birthday wishes that would make me catch my breath and smile with delight and made my kids happy because I wasn't mopping around the house missing their dad :) I want to personally thank each and everyone of you that took the time in your busy life to stop and leave me these beautiful birthday wishes...they made my heart feel overwhelmed because your caring and generous hearts are just so beautiful...THANK YOU !!!
Dawn Of The Feathered Nest....You not only posted about my birthday on your beautiful blog but YOU gave me one of the greatest gifts ever...my very own beautiful Blog :) and it just keeps giving and giving...I love you my sweet friend!!! How lucky was I that day I went against my fear and emailed my rockstar :)
Cynthia of Beauty and Blessings....Thank you so much for the beautiful post and birthday party that you did for me on your blog...I am overwhelmed by your beautiful heart..thank you amor for this beautiful gift...
Ana of A Petite Cottage...Thank you for that sweet surprise I got in the mail on a cold dreary rainy day :) Your birthday card made me smile all day! What an honor to share my birthday with your beautiful daughter :) hey you know there are soo many others I am finding here that share this day with me...how great is that!
For everyone else that was soo lovely to me on my Birthday :) ....I wanted to thank each of you the same way...but I was worried it would turn into a 4 part post :) soooo....I am trying to make my way to each of you to personally thank you for your beautiful birthday wishes...please be patient...because of the bad storms here, my internet is being awfully rude, only lets me visit some blogs, and if I am lucky enough to have a page load...it doesn't let me comment or email to much :( do any of you have this happen with bad weather too?? I feel like I am missing soo much and I can't even leave my long assed comments on your wonderful posts :) Soon....I hope....
Soo let me now end this post with this other rose that I so love from my garden...ohhh how I miss Summer :)
Pssst...did you get my joke yet???? This posts title....Beyond words....right... like I could do a post without all my gabbing...please :)
Until next time my wonderful friends,