This picture will be explained at the bottom of this lengthy, and possibly somewhat boring post.(if, you make it through to the end).
Warning...long, wordy post ahead.
This is it...rolls of ribbon on a paper towel holder.! The first picture that I ever shared on my newly created blog, quite a long time ago. It was a simple and not real exciting creation on my kitchen counter, that my daughter photographed and before I knew it, I found her sitting down at our family's computer and giving birth to "justalittlesomethingforyou" blog. At that point in my life, I did not even know how to operate a computer. She said, "Mom, you must start a blog and share things like this(a silly paper towel rack turned ribbon holder)." I remember thinking why in the world would I share something that is this simple, in the blogging world? Actually, if truth be known, I had no idea what the blogging world consisted of, nor why I would have wanted to be a part of it. Afterall, computers were intimidating to me, and staying away from them was my solution to that intimidation.
Well my friends, that was some many, many posts ago. Here it is, January 15, 2010 and I find myself in a situation that I never dreamed I would be in...blogging and enjoying it. Finding new friends from all over the world, learning new and interesting facts on a daily basis about everything possible, sharing joys, sharing heartaches, being inspired in so many different areas of life...spiritually, creatively, artistically, through food and recipes, through photography, through family times, through travel, and through the beauty of nature. Bottom line, my life has truly been enriched by my years in blogging.
There are times when I am too busy, or too emotionally spent, or simply find myself facing the computer screen with a blank feeling and nothing to share. There are times I did post blogs that when I looked back, I could not believe that anyone would find it of any interest whatsoever. And yet...the comments would come from the kind hearts of many out there in blogland.
As for my list of "favorite blogs" on the side of my blog, the list that I have wanted to update for the last few months...well, I must tell you that it has been causing me some stress. There are just too many blogs out there in blogland. There are the ones that I visit everyday, ones that I could not do without and find myself considering their originators, my good friends. Then there are the newly discovered blogs that I find late in my evenings, when free time is available to me. There are the blogs I go to for inspiration, for creativity, for recipes, for encouragement, for decorating skills, for photography, for nature's finest, for scrapebooking inspiration and for the privilege of seeing pictures from all over the world. My list of favorites on my own computer continues to grow, as I continue to make new exciting discoveries. My dilema...how to share some and not others? How do I share such a long list of favorites? Quite honestly, you are all becoming my favorites, because each of you have something new and unique to share from you and your world, for which I am so thankful. Until I come up with a solution, I will not be touching my "favorites list", even though your blog might have become a new one of my favorites. Those who know me well, know that sometimes my way of dealing with a perplexing situation, is to "just stick my head in the sand" until I know what to do as a solution.
For today, this is such a minor problem in light of the world news and the devastation of Haiti that is continually before us. This is so minor!
Thank you for allowing me to share my heart. Thank you for taking the time to read down this far into my post today. But, most of all, thank you to each of you for creating and sharing your blog, your daily posts, and your interesting and kind comments with me. I also want to include a sincere thank you to those of you who may not have a blog, or may not have time to commment, but that visit my blog on a weekly basis. Your visits are special to me. It is a journey I never expected to be on, and blessings that I never expected to receive. Thank you from my heart!
This happens to be my "500 something" post, and I want to giveaway a "little something gift" to celebrate.
Three simple glass bud vases that come together in a box from Pottery Barn. Because I could not get my computer to cooperate with me today, the vases are pictured at the top of this post. I have a set myself and use them often. They seem to add a touch of beauty to whatever.
I will put every comment that I receive in a glass bowl, and have my husband draw a name on Sunday afternoon.