Monday, June 11, 2007

this thing called blogging...

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!

20 comments:

melissa said...

such a sweet post- i'm happy to have 'met' you too.
the couch shopping is a great idea- my mum does that for my dad too. :)

amandajean said...

love the couch shopping! what a positive way to work out your dilemma.

Blitz Krieg said...

I'm glad I can make you laugh, thanks for making me think. I needs me some level headed people like you in life an I can count on my blogging "friends".

Ever since we were married, I have picked out and bought the loving wife's clothes for her. In the last year or so, she decided to start doing some on her own. We are still deciding how good a decision that was to make.

Mary said...

Thanks for adding to my blogging experience! I love reading what's on your mind, and it means so much to me that you stop by and comment at my place, too.

erin said...

oh, heidi! i am so happy to "know" you too!

Sarah and Jack said...

The couch shopping made me really laugh. I think if my husband knew what other wives did, he might feel cheated! Shopping for his clothes is his own problem. (Truthfully though, I think he enjoys shopping more than I do.)LOL

Stacy said...

I'm so flattered -- and the compliment applies from me to you, too. Thank you. :)

Katie Jean said...

Heidi I'm glad to know you too! I love the blog world for the same reasons, and I'm happy to be part of yours!

And, I have those same exact clematis in my yard!

Winter said...

That sounds like the way Rob shops too! How neat, I thought I was the only one, all for love baby! And I have to say I feel the same about blogging, I am so glad you got me started!

laeroport said...

And it is amazing the way it brings people together. Aren't you in Topeka? I'm in Lawrence. I found you via a comment left for Lera. Small world, eh?

capello said...

you clematis looks AWESOME. mine is no where close to that.

the blog world is so amazing, isn't it? there's not way i'd be pushing myself as much as i do if i hadn't discovered it.

Alicia A. said...

I love "bloggy" friends! Thank YOU, Heidi. We'll surely find time to meet up this summer!

(I LOVE summer too.)

Jane said...

Great post! My husband is the same way. I am going to call it couch shopping from now on!

lera said...

Couch shopping! LOVE IT!!!!!!

Chara Michele said...

The blog world really is amazing!

I love the couch shopping! What a great idea:)

African Kelli said...

I too feel blessed by our blogging friendship. You've encouraged and cheered me more than I could have ever asked for and I will always be thankful. :)
Your couch shopping is rad! I love to shop. LOVE!

beki said...

I couldn't agree with your words about blogging more! I can hardly put into words what blogging means to me.

Your summer evening sounds lovely. I love moments like that.

Mirre said...

I feel the same... blogging has enriched my life!

Lara said...

I'm really enjoying the view of your beautiful flowers on your porch. Though I probably can't name a single one, I still appreciate them:)

Tracy said...

Your hubby is so lucky to have you - you are one of the most wonderful gals I know. :) And I LOVE blogging to - can you tell? ha! I'm going to publish my blog just like you did - so my kids can keep it and peek back into our lives at this time. It's so awesome!