“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.”
For the past two weeks I have said I would not be able to participate in the shoot outs due to time, or lack of time. Then I start to feel guilty. I also don't want to break my 100% record of participation, not to mention the fact that I miss everyone and don't want to let anyone down. I am kind of funny about being dependable. It can be a cruse.
Last week, I came up with something at the last minute. The same goes for this week. Last minute, but it is still Friday.
Not much. And the first two photos are Deal Island - but still in our county. When you visit, and I hope you will, you need to take some side tours around the area. Little gems are hidden like Easter eggs all over our county. I consider Crisfield the Golden Egg or the Hope diamond, however you wish to look at it.
I am still having computer problems, so thank goodness for things stored in a laptop. Dell has promised to send me a new computer this time - not a refurbished one like the last one that lasted about 24 hours.
Hope everyone is doing OK. I miss all my blogging friends and think about all of you. I especially pray for Barry and wish him a full recovery.
Thanks for all your emails. And thanks to Gordon, ChefE, and GingerV who are picking up my slack. Between working for the paper and trying to keep the name of our beautiful town out there in the Blogosphere I have been very busy. The next few weeks and the winding down of of summer will leave me with even less time. But fall will give me some relief (won't it, boss?)and I can spend more time on both blogging and friendship. I treasure all of my friends, old and new - the ones I have known a lifetime, the ones I left back in Georgia, the ones I have met in in Maryland, and the ones I have never met.
Each of my blogger friends has a special gift that I cherish. Joanne keeps my mind sharp, Willow always has gourmet mind-treats, Jen and Dan amaze me with their photography, Debby keeps me laughing, Elizabeth makes my mouth water with her mouth-watering foods, Gordon amazes me with his organizational skills and frustrates me with his puzzles, Butler and Bagman - well there is always a surprise waiting there, GingerV makes me want to take up residence in her guest house in Brazil, J9 is one hopping gal, Barry gives me strength, Elaine and Gray know how to entertain (beautiful photography, too Elaine) - I could go on - I have 97 followers, and I wish I could visit each of you every day. From A to Z, that would be Ann to Zaroga, thanks to all of you who have added to my life.
To people who think that blogging is a waste of time, I say, it can be time consuming but it allows us all to reach out to others around the world. And our little Friday shootouts allow us to get a glimpse into those worlds.
Blogging can enrich our lives, educate us, make us laugh (we all need that), and introduce us to new friends. So to all my "in-person" friends and my blogging friends, let me say that you are all special and unique in your own wonderful ways, and you are loved.
The old standby reflection photo. Sorry. It's all I have today. That's me taking a photo on my last "fun" day, which seems like years ago. I need a long vacation.