And it’s not just me because that seems to be the word of the month in blogland. So many of the bloggers I follow are using it as they too are blogging less frequently and asking themselves – is it spring time
and getting back outside
that is keeping them from posting on their own blogs
and reading others as often as in the past?
Another friend questioned whether the growing popularity of Facebook
was the reason?
And yet a third opinion I have heard is that many bloggers started around the same time and at first the novelty of connecting with new people and sharing of themselves was so much fun. After time the novelty wears off because after all, they can only show so many pictures of their homes and family and town. And yet another opinion is that with blog rolls and followers lists growing by leaps and bounds, how can they keep up like they did back when they only knew of a dozen or more blogs AND still maintain balance in their lives?? Balance – yet another word that comes up frequently.
Personally, I don’t think there is just one answer – and quite possibly there are some other common denominators I haven’t even mentioned, after all blogging is pretty much unchartered territory for many of us. It’s not like we have grown up knowing the etiquette of blogging. We each have to decide for ourselves how to handle the growing lists of blogs we love and faithful followers to our own blog. As for me, all that and some keep me away from blogging as much as I did when I first started. But I know if I stop, I would miss you all so much. And so I will post here, read others and comment when I can – trying really hard to be an equal opportunity commenter - all the while sincerely hoping that my favorite blogs continue to do the same thing – because I suspect come May, busy will still be the word of the month!!
Speaking of etiquette I have a policy about accepting awards because I can’t leave out anyone when passing them along. But sometimes in life, you just HAVE to make an exception. In this case the very adorable Miss Joy – also known as Doodlebugs, sent me this sweet blog award and I accept it whole heartedly.Thank you Joy! You are a sweetheart!! Joy is also a talented dancer and I so enjoy seeing pictures of her in her pretty costumes and with her trophies. Way to go!! It brings back so many wonderful memories from when our Jen was that age and dancing.
Joy is the daughter of my blogging friend Tammy over at Country Girl at Home and they are in the process of adopting a little boy from China and my heart is so full for them and I enjoy following the strep by step process they must undertake to bring their son home. Have you ever been frustrated by all the paper work you need to do for something like buying a car? Well that is a piece of cake compared to what their family has to do. But in the end, when they hold Luke in their arms, I am guessing they will all agree it was worth it a million times over!
Speaking of piece of cake – our wonderful DIL Angela celebrated her birthday last weekend and we took Lili overnight so that she and Jay and Jen and some of Ang’s friends could go out and celebrate in style. Grampy and I had so much fun with Lili and I didn’t even mind getting up in the middle night for a feeding and some snuggles. She is teething again so whatever I could do to comfort her I was happy to do. The next morning when they came to pick up Lili, we celebrated a birthday brunch here. Family time is the best time!
And speaking of families, this one is gone! While we were taking care of Lili this weekend, the eggs hatched and Momma duck took her babies to water and we didn’t even catch a glimpse of them like we did last year.
And speaking of buying a car, that is one of the things keeping me busy this week. Remember I posted that meme ~ HERE~ ? When it came to car I said I would be ~
a brand new Murano with sun roof, CD player and Lili’s car seat in the back – and just maybe heated leather seats this time…(and just for the record I had Pearl White, Merlot Red, or Tinted Bronze in mind)
~ little did I know that the very next day Mr. Red Door would find out that his 17 year old van was beyond repair (at a reasonable price). Still, at that time, he declared that since he has a very short commute, he would drive it until it fell apart or caught fire. The man will save a penny any way he can! LOL
And so he did, thankfully neither falling apart nor catching fire, until he noticed Nissan was having some really good deals ending April 30th. So after some heavy negotiations on his part and keeping with his policy of not paying anyone interest, and with some compromises on my part – OKAY – I’ll be brutally honest - just ONE that is really worth mentioning – namely color - I am now driving a nifty new Murano with those options and then some. I have for years and years said I would NEVER get leather seats but after all, it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind isn’t it? I already love the back up camera, and the push button smart key entry and start. What will they think of next? And I feel so blessed to have such a reliable vehicle with all kinds of additional safety options to keep Lili safe when I tote her around, and a vehicle that my handicapped dad can actually get in and out of when I drive him to appointments and errands – not many fit that bill. So you can see, color is really not even an issue for me after all.
Because the most precious things in life, are not really things at all!
And speaking of things, the next several days should be full of good things. We have some fun plans with friends and family and I might even get a peek at a potential home for the magazine! I’ll be sure to share all that and then some when I come back here next time. In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful May Day this Saturday. The weather in NE is supposed to be splendid!
As always, thank you to each fan, friend, and follower for stopping by and making Behind My Red Door part of your day!
Until next time – hugs, Grammy Linda