Flowers For Me

I decided to give myself flowers today, something non snowing looking. I know that Far Guy would have brought me some himself, but he knows me well..flowers indoors make my eyes run and water and they make me sneeze.

I photographed these beautiful Red Hollyhocks in my Mother and Fathers garden last summer. It is not a perfect photo, but it will do..cause I got the flu..I just woke up from a 16 hour nap of sorts. I got a really bad cold and body aches..it is a belated Christmas gift I anticipate every year, sometimes it shows up before Christmas sometimes after..it is a STRESS related gift I give myself every year. My body is upright at the moment, with no fever!

There is another reason I get flowers today. It is my one year blogging anniversary! I made it! I wrote this last night before my long nap:

I am curled up on the couch scribbling this with pencil, times have not changed much. I still love my pencil and I find it a comfort to form words with. Pretty Strange HUH? A year ago I made a New Years Resolution to begin this blog and keep up with it. Mission Accomplished! I missed only three days this past year, the day niece Meg got married, I blogged twice the day after, and two days when daughter Jen was in the hospital with her almost famous Kidney Stones. I am still not the kind of writer I want to be, but I am more comfortable after a year of writing almost everyday. I still do not have a primary focus, I bounce around a lot, maybe that is the very unorganized me trying to take over the organized me. One of my goals was to leave some small part of me behind for my Grandchildren. Now they have some stories.

I like writing about people I have known, and about animals I have met, and memories from my childhood. I will continue to write my truthful point of view.
Now a question for my readers..are you up for another year? Or have you heard enough? :)

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Flowers For Me

  1. PrairieWoman says:

    Well, here’s to hoping you are feeling better. I don’t know what I would do with time if you stopped blogging. Where would I get my daily chuckle — which by the way lengthens my life by 7 minutes. It gives me 7 minutes to do with as I please. Nope, sorry, you’re going to have to continue blogging because I want my 7 minutes a day! :) Looking forward to another year.

  2. Peace Garden Mama says:

    Far Side,
    You’ve got to stay with us. You’ve been such a great support, especially as I transitioned from Blogger-only to area voices and even afterwards. I might not have stayed without you; your role here is vital and enjoyable. :) By the way, I also am coming upon my year-anniversary in January. Woo hoo! We can celebrate together.

  3. Far Side says:

    Please continue to blog. Granted, I may not make a comment to everypost, but I am one of your “regulars” who likes to read what you post. Heck your encouragemet alone gives me strength when I am frustrated and sometimes give me that little push of a smile I need. THANK YOU!

  4. sumrlvn says:

    Please continue to blog. Granted, I may not make a comment to everypost, but I am one of your “regulars” who likes to read what you post. Heck your encouragemet alone gives me strength when I am frustrated and sometimes give me that little push of a smile I need. THANK YOU!

  5. East Side Professor says:

    You may not think you have a thesis yet, but the more you blog and draw strings to connect each one, think about the items you write about that you keep coming back to for me it is water. Look through the copy of my thesis that I gave you, there is water in most poems in one form or another, but I never knew that until I put them together. Your a-ha moment is coming, you just need to stand back and take a good long look. Yes, you should keep blogging, it is one way I feel connected to you, even though the phone has been silent for a few days as long as we are blogging we are breathing right?!

  6. Avatar of abra la mente says:

    Stop blogging? Surely you jest? I must say, I am so glad I stumble across your blogs early last year. You inspired me with your writing and I finally started my own blog in February. In case you forgot, here is my first comment to your blogs:

    Love your views. You are quite witty…glad I stumbled upon your blog. Keep it up.

    Posted by: Abra La Mente on 1/06/2008 11:36 AM

    Nothing has changed, so no reason to stop a good thing. You’re still witty, easily share your views, and have been a joy to read!!

  7. susan says:

    I have so enjoyed your blogs, have learnt much, laughed a lot, and had memories awaken from my past. So please continue to give us the reading pleasure we get from your blog and the visual pictures that are like chocolate to the mind.

  8. Kathy B says:

    I really enjoyed reading your blog this year and yes I vote for you to keep going. Sorry to hear you got the crud, I had it a couple of weeks ago. The best 24 hour nap I had in a long time even though I did not feel well at least I was sleeping. This past year I found out what the word blog meant so I must still be learning with my dried up brain cells. Go for it Girl!!!

  9. HOMD says:

    If you quit, I’ll quit. So it’s agreed, we both keep going. :D
    Hope you feel better soon. Push those liquids!

  10. Kari says:

    Hey, don’t stop the blog! I like it!

  11. buffalo gal says:

    NEVER QUIT BLOGGING!!!! You are too good at it and you keep getting better the longer you do it. I just read on my own account that I have been blogging for way more than 600 days or entries, I cannot remember which….but it gets better the longer you do it…more fun and you get to know your readers too. Do not think about stopping…what would we do without you???? Sob-Sob.
    BGal

  12. Ann says:

    I feel honored that you share your self with us. You bring back memories, you give us something to laugh about, you makes us think, I could go on and on. I’m even think about taking a try at blogging. I can’t thank you enough for your sharing spirit.