Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday already and ketchup????

Gee the week has flown by!!! It's been a busy one, catching up with home maintenance after being gone for a week at her Castle, and blog maintenance after having missed a whole week of reading my daily dose of blog reads...oh, I missed you blog friends! It's a BIG job catching up on a whole week's worth of reading my blogs......geez, you people do a LOT in one week!! :)

So today I am posting some random things/thoughts that come to mind as I've been playing catch up......or like MckMama says, playing "ketchup".....if you're not a reader of MckMama and her charming kids and Prince Charming, you are missing out! She's a favorite of mine and about a thousand other bloggers, too. So you have to wonder if a blogger has a thousand or so other followers, do you think they even see a comment you make on their blog??? And surely they don't have time (the BIG time bloggers) to go about the blog world reading other blogs, do they? Well, I do know that Boomama reads her comments, because she has emailed me about comments before...gotta love that! Almost right up there like getting a famous autograph!! :)
And if you hop, skip and jump over to her blog, or to BigMama's blog, or to Kelly's or Pioneer Woman's blog, you can see that friendship bloomed this week, as they all managed to converge onto each other's world recently. How cool is that??? They must have had fun talking blogs, food, fashion, ranching and all the other things people you've never met have in common!

We all know what a small world blogging really is, right? Just this week, I had a blogger contact me on Facebook saying that it's such a small world, she knows IRL a friend in her town that I actually grew up with in my own small town. She said she knew I looked familiar but lo and behold we are followers of each other's blog. And she found me on Facebook, although I hadn't even really publicized my blog on Facebook...anyhoo, in a round-about way we found each other and became Facebook friends, and the two worlds collided for a second!

And on another note, if you saw my post yesterday on the Howell quints birthday, but read early in the day.....well, perhaps you didn't see my edited update to tell you to go and check out the photo/portrait that their mamma posted from their recent birthday photo shoot. Oh my word, you must go over there and see it! Because I was actually there at the photo shoot, I KNOW how difficult it was to capture five squirmy babies in photos that were really cute.... I am here to tell you that this photographer worked magic on the quints' photos....and she and her colleagues LOVED doing it, and made it look so easy. After a few, or fifty, repositions, or wardrobe changes, or "crunchy" eating breaks, the adults (all five of us!) had had a workout and the quints were ready to move on!!!

Other news for the day....I found a new fun blog to follow, and perhaps you'll enjoy it, too, especially if you like home decorating, rearranging, and accessorizing. Go check out She is an interior designer that lives way up north......but has a great way of showing how to redesign a room or two, and offers her services via the web. I am not being paid to tell you about her, BUT she does have a giveaway (we all love those!) and one gets an extra entry for blogging about her everyone go on over and tell her I sent you. Gotta love new blog friends!

Lastly, it has come to my attention that I am less than 10 posts away from my 200th post!! Who knew I could ever stick with it long enough to have reached this momentous occasion!?! And also, I am now the proud mamma of 101 followers. Yes, who'd have thunk that many bloggers would want little old me on their blog roll or list of blogs that they'd read even once. Amazing!!! and a hearty thanks to those of you who have given me a vote of confidence by continuing to come back again and again. Gee, you're the best!!!


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Dont cha just love those girls! I could see me and hanging with them...minus the cow pies..hehe. Those treats they brought for Kelly...Oh yeah~

April said...

Hi Suzanne!
Yes, I just read Kelly's blog this morning about her meeting with her two good bloggy friends. You do know that her dad is my 1st cousin? She, in fact, is the one who inspired me to try blogging. What a following she has...especially since Harper's arrival!

I will have to check out that blogger you mentioned. I'm always up for making new friends! Have a wonderful day!

duchess said...

It is a small world, afterall.:)
Congrats on the 200 milestone.

Southern Lady said...

Suzanne, the quints are so adorable ... and I can imagine the work that went into capturing that precious picture of them. You are so blessed to be a part of their lives ... and I'm sure you are a blessing to them (and their mama) as well.

Anonymous said...

Love the pics of the quints. Congrats on #200. It doesn't take long. I have an unusual house quest for 5 days. Check her out.

Rue said...

Hi Suzanne :)

I have a hard time keeping up with my followers and commenters, so I can't imagine trying to get back to 1000. I don't think I'll ever have to worry about that though LOL


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oooo----congrats on the almost 200 mark! That's amazing. :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

By reading down through your post I came away with lots of good information and new blogs. Thank you for sharing! I agree with you in that it is difficult catching up on a week's worth of blog reading, but I always find it well worth my while. Congratulations on all of your posts...keep it up, I enjoy every visit!

Darlene said...

I'm going to have to go and check out the blogs you have I need to get hooked on

The quints are just so ADORABLE!!!

The Moris Family said...

I just found your blog, blog surfing. I'm glad I did. Thanks for sharing:)

Domestic Designer said...

Gotta go and check out these new blogs. On my, so many little time!:-) Have a great day!

Lisa said...

I do hate getting behind! I feel overwhelmed waiting until after work!! Thanks for the fun places to visit!
Hugs, lisa

Controlling My Chaos said...

Suzanne, You're just so sweet and syrupy. That's why you have so many followers, everyone loves you.

jenjen said...

Wow - congrats on 200 posts! You are great!