We Are Fa-mi-ly

Did you notice?

We’ve had a very special week on this blog . . .

And itโ€™s funny because most of us had unusually busy schedules over the last several days.

In spite of that, we did our best to drop in when we could, and the comments were AMAZING! To me, it was a turning point.

Of course, for a long time now, Iโ€™ve felt that we have a special group . . . but this week we’ve taken it up another notch! My heart melts reading the lovely things you all say to each other. I donโ€™t know what I ever did to be blessed with the lot of you, but I sure am delighted that you carve a little time from your own busy lives to gather here.

You are appreciated so very much. ๐Ÿ˜€

(And if you’re a visitor, but are shy about commenting, fear not! You’re in good hands with this sweet bunch.)


Happy Weekend!



One-word answers

welcomebirdsSweet Paulette, also known as Beedeebabee, has invited her readers to answer the following list of questions.

The rule is that you may only use one-word answers – which is quite a challenge! I’ve given it a try here and I’d welcome your answers to a few (or all) of the questions in your comments! (Or post to your blog and leave us the link so we can visit!)

Remember now, just ONE word! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s my take on it . . .

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? short
3. Your mother? cheerful
4. Your father? noble
5. Your favorite food? pasta
6. Your dream last night? Thanksgiving!
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? helping
9. What room are you in? den
10. Your hobby? many
11. Your fear? heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? content
13. Where were you last night? etsy!
14. Something that you aren’t? mean
15. Muffins? corn
16. Wish list item? travel
17. Where did you grow up? Boston
18. Last thing you did? phoned
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? comedies
21. Your Pets? missed
22. Friends? caring
23. Your life? lucky
24. Your mood? good
25. Missing Someone? daughter
26. Vehicle? Taurus
27. Something youโ€™re not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? TJMaxx
29. Your favorite color? purple
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? November
32. Your best friend? several
33. One place that I go to over and over? blogland
34. Facebook? Nah!
35. Favorite place to eat? home


Friday Favorites – Friendship

Friendship is the theme for this week’s Friday Favorites.

We begin with a sweet illustration from a vintage children’s book and end with some wonderful quotations on the subject. ๐Ÿ˜€

Don’t these little ladies look as if they’re the best of friends? They look so relaxed and comfortable together. I’ll bet a secret or two is being shared at this tea party! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Here are just a few of the many beautiful quotes on friendship. Which one touches your heart?

“Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren’t we already there?” ~ Richard Bach

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” ~ Bernard Meltzer

“A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.” ~ Anonymous

“Friendship? Yes Please.” ~ Charles Dickens

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
~ John Lennon

โ€œIf all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I would not follow, I would be at the bottom to catch them when they fall.” ~ Anonymous

See you Monday with the new questions!


I’d Like To Thank The Academy . . .

oscarsm1Please Note: I’m in a silly mood so I’m trying to be funny, here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let me set the scene . . .

Cameras are flashing everywhere as I step up to the microphone in a designer gown, with my hair beautifully coiffed, and wearing jewels borrowed from Tiffany’s. I smile broadly as I look into the audience and say:

“I’d like to thank the academy, and also my manager/agent/husband (Poor guy, that’s no easy job!), and my hair stylist, and all of the bloggers out there for their continued support. I could never have done it without them!”

OK, end of dream sequence ๐Ÿ˜‰

Seriously, today I received a lovely pat on the back from Shelley of Coming Home She has selected my blog for the:

Friendship Award


It’s my first award and I’m very touched! Shelley is a frequent commenter here and she’s always a day-brightener! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can take a peek at what she’s up to here.

The award comes with instructions. I must pass it on to five other bloggers, and include the “award” photo and the following pre-written text:

โ€œThese blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to those bloggers who must choose at least 5 more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.โ€

So now, I would like to present the Friendship Award to:

Carol of Beads and Birds My dear adopted “Sis” ๐Ÿ™‚ and a lady to whom I am very grateful for all she has contributed to my blog. Her warm and witty comments, which are brimming with common sense, absolutely amaze and delight me!

Aik of Friends and Family One very sweet and very smart young lady! She will be a star someday!

Donna of This Year’s Dozen Whose talent and generous spirit in sharing what she has learned with others, always makes me smile!

Melanie of Innermost Thoughts of an Uncool Mom Her days are incredibly busy taking care of her little ones, but she can weather any challenge with her wonderful sense of humor!

Julie of Little Cotton Rabbits A very lovely lady with a rare talent for creating the most adorable knitting patterns. You’ll fall in love with her delightful cast of characters. If you like to knit, you’ll be enchanted with Julie’s work!

So when you have a chance, pop on over to these blogs! I think you’ll enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚