Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beyond words...

According to my profile here... I have been on Blogger since November of 2008...what it doesn't tell you is that a few months before that I was just lurking on blogs and falling in love with the land of blogging...once I joined blogger, I was able to still lurk, but also leave a comment every now and then when I saw something that so moved me...I felt I had too...the beauty I was finding on these wonderful blogs, was like nothing I had ever seen...I was finding other people that loved the same things as me...I won't even start a list of these things here because that would be a whole other post :) But I was also seeing so much beauty being created that just left me in awe of all the amazing talented woman and men out there, many would even share their know how with you to make these lil pieces of art for yourself...and the decorating...my stars don't even let me get started on that or...well you know the drill :) But what my Blogger profile doesn't tell you is that even though I have been with blogger since Nov. 2008, it wasn't until a sweet woman that we all know and love here in Blogland, was ever so lovely as to make me a blog of my very own...and I posted for the very first time on June 21, 2009....

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,

Besos,

Rose~


27 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Rose,

I am so glad that you started blogging, as I have been lucky enough to meet you here and to know your wonderful friendship. Thank you dear friend and for your beautiful roses, you have shared.
They are so pretty and you must have a delightful garden.

I hope that you are having a wonderful week
Hugs
Carolyn

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Aw, Rose, what a sweet post. "Blogland" is like a magical place of caring, talented people, isn't it? At least the genre circle we all know each other in. I could have written (and think I pretty much did in my very first post back last September) the same words you did about feeling a little outside and wanting to feel part of the whole blog thing and it's wondrous people of blogdom. Blogging certainly helps us to connect to each other a little more by having those glimpses into another's daily life.

I'm still "getting to know" so many other bloggers - like yourself. And I can already tell what a nice, caring person you. Also, in some ways, we may lead somewhat parallel lives. I too have been with my guy since I was 15 married at 20. We've never been a part for any life milestone. So, I can see how being separated on your b'day could have been a little, well, lonely for you.

Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us out here in the blogging world!

Best regards,
Carla

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet girl....I'm so glad your day was made a little bit special by everyone here in the land of blog!! I'm STILL constantly amazed at the wonderful friends here ~ you are an angel and I'm so glad that you are here too! I hope you guys are staying dry and warm, I know you've been getting some pretty wild storms out there. Please take care, hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Happy Birthday Rose....your the sweetest!

Sue said...

This world of Blogland is pretty amazing. Happy Birthday to you, and I'm sure you and your husband will celebrate big time when he gets home. I LOVED the pictures of the roses, especially with all of our "weather" here lately. This is SoCal, what's up with the rain?
Take care, Sue

stefanie said...

What a sweet post...how great you have found true friends!

Rebecca said...

Hi Rose
Such a sweet post...I am glad your day was made brighter by all the wishes that were sent your way.
I hope your weather is better your way!
Blessings

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I feel the same, that blogging has opened the world to friends that I would not otherwise have had the priviledge to know. I am so happy to be a small part of such a great company of women. I always enjoy your posts and the way you write. You open your heart and that makes you special. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Kolleen said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY BEAUTY!!!

i am so sorry you weren't able to spend it with mr. wonderful...but i am certain he will make up for it!!!!

i love your post and your gor-juss roses and i am so happy to have met you out in blogland!!! i completely agree with all that you wrote...can relate 100%!.

i am wondering if you an i live close enough to actually meet and share some coffee or vino and talk about "whatever"...???

sending much love your way!!

k
www.heartwingsisters.blogspot.com

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Rose,
I am happy to hear that your spirits were lifted when you saw all of the blog love waiting in your comment page. I am so happy to have found your wonderful, crazy, sweet blog. Lisa
PS I forgot to tell you I nominated you for a special award, it's on my last post.

Charlene said...

Rose, sorry I missed your BDay but, want to offer belated BDay wishes. I understand about meeting Mr Wonderful at such an early age. I met mine at 16 also(he was older & just back from Vietnam). I bet your sweetie will make it up to you when he comes home again. In the meantime... you are right... Blogland has some special souls in it. BDay Hugs! Charlene

Collected Treasures said...

Happy Birthday.....your cones are on their way!!
xo,
jana

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Birthday To You...
Happy Birthday To You...
Happy Birthday Dear Rose...
Happy Birthday To You...
Sweetie I am wishing many more to come. I am so sorry that your DH could not be there for your birthday. At least you know his heart was. He is out working for the family. We have been there. I know exactly how hard the construction field is. It is a hard life for the DH and for the Dear Family that struggles at home daily without them. My DH finally got an office job and we no longer have to deal with the construction. I will be praying for you and DH to find something that will allow you all to stay together and not have to live apart.

Hope you birthday was a special one. I am sorry I am late for the party. Have a beautiful Friday sweetie.

Country hugs...Sherry

Free Pretty Things For You said...

We Love Rosa! We Love Rosa! :)
Thank you for loving us back!

June said...

I thank my lucky stars for the day that I met you Rose. You are such a sweetheart.
hugs

Sandra said...

Rose, I am so thankful that I found you and your blog. :) I love love visiting your blog. You are such an inspirational gal. Really you are. :) Keep up the good work, my friend.
Blessings,
Sandra

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Hi Rose~
Sorry I missed your Bday, but I wish you the best for the whole year. My daughter Kim and my mother's Bday was the 19th. This is a good month for sweet ladies Bdays. Glad all the bloggers filled your heart with love.
Hugs, Pat

The Victorian Parlor said...

Happy Birthday! I just read about your birthday celebration at Cynthia K's blogspot so I decided to pop over and pay you a visit. Your blog is beautiful and I absolutely love your roses! They are gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful birthday-I enjoyed visiting your blog:).

Blessings,

Kim

cityfarmer said...

I'm so sorry i missed your celebration ... we were welcoming my new grandaughter into the world at the same time .... happy birthday dear new friend ...

you simply must come over to meet her ... Juliette Elisabeth

julie said...

Hi Rose, I just discovered your lovely blog and joined as a follower. Your post about your blog is so dear. It has been almost a year for me and I am going to express myself also. I am glad I found you. Come visit...julie
Your roses are beautiful.

The French Bear said...

Hi Rose, I am sorry I must have not made sure my comment was accepted, I know I did leave one, now I feel so bad. I do hope you had a wonderful birthday even though your husband was away!!
I am so glad you decided to blog, I have really enjoyed getting to know so many great friends, like you!!
How lovely your blog is, such a pleasure to read your posts, you always write touching and interesting stories.
You make me laugh with your little posts!!!
I am sending a big hug, wish I was there!!!
Cheers,
Margaret B

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Rose,
You are the sweetest girl in blogland!!! You are the real deal! It is amazing the ppl you meet on this crazy thing we call BLOGS...there you all are right there in front of me on my computer. At times it seems so strange. I guess I'm showing my age:))
I guess I should have made you a gift like for my friend Ginny.....it just about killed me to make that one:)) haha! next yr!
Love and Hugs,
Carole

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy belated birthday. January sure is a busy month for months. It would take all my fingers and toes to count all the people I know who have birthdays this month. Sounds like your friends were able to lift you up so that you could have a blessed birthday. My 44th birthday is next month. It's always a quiet celebration, but one that lasts for days or weeks. Friends are the best! Wishing you a wonderful week. Blessings, Tammy

Free Pretty Things For You said...

yay! rosa you hit 100 followers with user La Plaza!!! :)
miss you!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Rose! Ahhh...I missed your birthday! Well..a Big Happy Be-lated Birthday to you! Glad I found your blog. I truly enjoy my visits!! Stay dry my friend... another smaller storm is on it's way!! Hugs!

fairmaiden said...

Oh dear sweet Rose I missed your birthday. I'm so sorry. I've been sick still, just when I think I'm well, I come down with another cold/flu. I'm on my third week of being down with sickness.

hApPy HaPpY bIrThDaY RoSe<3 I hOpe YoUr dAy wAs sTilL lOveLy...yOu are very blessed to have shared every birthday since you we're 19 with your love. Truly wonderful. I'm so glad he is working though. My hubby got laid off and has been home for a week now. He's applying for other companies, etc.

Your roses are beautiful. How do you put the blog roll that you have on the sidebar on? I've seen it on so many blogs and I can't figure out how to do it.

kanishk said...

I thank my lucky stars for the day that I met you Rose. You are such a sweetheart.

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