Every once in awhile I just get overwhelmed by this whole blogging thing. It is almost impossible for me to put into words what I personally get out of this cool blog world. Yeah, its an amazing introspective tool, a way for me to keep track of our busy lives (scrapbooking has never been one of my strongest talents), but it really is so much more than that. I mean some of you folks inspire me, make me think, make me laugh, push me to be more creative, and allow me to peek into your amazing lives. Thank you so much for that! I have learned so so much about amazing folks I would NEVER have met any other way. Take a few minutes and click on those links above. Each one of those people have had an influence on my life. Most I have never met, and likely will never meet. I will however call them my friends! I mean how cool is this anyway! Thank you all for blogging! Thanks for taking time out of your lives to post about what is going on in your part of this world. It really does make a difference. You have expanded my world!
Alright, now that I have the "geek-meets-sappy-girlie-sentimental" part of my personality is done blogging I thought I would leave you with a few things. I love sunsets like this one during the summer. A VERY cold beer and a chair on our front porch. Our neighbors walking with kids and dogs and bikes in tow. The air getting a bit crisp and fireflies dancing across the yard. Can you tell how much I love the summer? And did I mention my Clematis? Those purple flowers are exploding this year. We had a hard freeze around Easter and they were all black and brittle. I thought they were toast and cut them back to about six inches above the ground. I always cut them back in the fall, but nothing like that. What a great surprise!
My husband and I have an interesting dance when it comes to shopping. He likes to look nice and he really does need a few nice things for work and golf and church and such. The snag is that he detests shopping and it really stresses him out! So we have worked out this system. I shop, lay out the clothes on the living room couch..not any other couch, just that one... and he goes "couch shopping". I take back what he doesn't like and he hangs up what he does! This is just one of those things a wife does for her husband to reduce stress. I am such a martyr...I will always take one for the team if it involves me shopping. Oh the things we do for marriage!