Am I coming or going?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Hi y’all. Yes, I know I’ve not checked in for a while, but it’s been kind of nuts around here. You know – when it rains it pours. But hey, I’m gainfully employed, healthy, the dogs are fed, and the lavender is growing, and the creek's not rising. I can’t complain.

While I was away two wonderful things happened! First, my fellow Texan new blogging buddy Buffie sent this award over to me! I have really enjoyed checking in with Buffie, she always makes me smile when I read her posts (most of the time she actually cracks me up and has me rolling in the floor). Thank you, Buffie!

Along with this award comes the following questions:

Do you have the same friends since childhood? I sure do! I mention these girlfriends all the time. In fact, you can click my ‘girlfriends’ label and read about them. Paige and I became friends when I was in 2nd grade and she was in 3rd grade – She’s A LOT older than me! Lisa and I sat next to each other in the 3rd grade and we haven’t shut up since… Sami and I became friends when she moved back to our home town in 6th grade. Kimberly now lives 20 minutes from me, and we’ve been friends since 7th grade. I also have a very special friend, Dara – she’s been my friend since 3rd grade. She is actually in my soul, difficult to explain, but I will someday.

What do you value most about your friends? Well, if you’re referring to my childhood friends, it has to be the fact that it’s just so darn EASY to be their friend. They know and understand everything about me. Literally everything. We can tell stories without having to explain all the background, we can laugh at and with each other, and we all know where each of our quirks come from and why we are the way we are. After all, we've been together since we were babies. These girls mean the world to me; I can’t imagine life without them. They’re my sisters and I love them.

Are your friends sounding boards? Oh yes. Very much so....

What is your favorite activity to share with friends? Rock climbing, hiking, jogging…. I’m totally kidding y’all! If you know my friends and me, you know it’s the polar opposite. I love being with my friends at my house or their house where we can kick back, be comfortable, enjoy some great wine, good laughs, great food, and good stories.

My other new blogging friend, Connie sent me this award, the BFF (Blogging Friends Forever) gold card. How sweet was that? I guess I should be absent from blogging more often... See what all happens while you're away? Connie is living a great life - oh, and she's turning 50! Go check her out! Thank you , Connie – you make blogging great fun and it’s people like you that make me want to keep on doing it!

Now I’m supposed to tag some people for this award, so I’m sending both awards to:
1. Tina over at Am I Crazy, Really? I’ve known her a long, long time. She’s super sweet, funny, and has the best stories ever! Her boys are precious (even when throwing rocks) and are they ever some great producers of good stories for their mama.
2. I have to send this to Painted Groove Girl – she just happens to be one of those childhood friends of mine. I also know that she’s probably going to be mad that I’m sending this to her….. Let’s see if she responds!
3. Teresa over at Living the Life. She does have a wonderful life! She has a wonderful husband, a beautiful family, and just a sweet, sweet heart.
4. My World and Welcome To It Now Theresa isn’t a big fan of being tagged, so I’m going to award her the BFF Gold Card because she deserves it – but, if she wants to play along on the other one, she’s more than welcome to ….

Okay – I’m going to stop there because most of my blogging buddies have already received these awards. Regardless, I’m honored and thanks again Buffie and Connie!

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