Thursday, October 20, 2011
Reflections and Collections
Guess what I realized last night? I have been blogging for a year. Time really does fly when you are having fun. 168 of you are on this journey with me. I am so humbled, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. When I started blogging it was to harass my daughter! Yes, it was. lol I was on her picture trail and I think she wanted the space, so she told me I needed to start my own. I was appalled.Me? I am so computer illiterate,and still am, but start my own PT? No way. Well somehow and I don't know how, I stumbled across, How to start your own blog, during the process. I thought,hmmmm, I'll show her I can do something. So, I followed the directions, and the journey Through My Back Door, began. When it asked for a name I thought, name? Then I looked up from where I was sitting and thought everybody comes through my back door. Thus the name. Anyway, as most of you know, Deb and I are very close.Not only are we Mother and Daughter, we are best friends. We shop together, decorate together, laugh together, and yes we cry together. She gets bossy sometimes and I just let her.lol I told her she shouldn't spend the money on an I phone, and now I am always the one saying, look it up on your phone.(You would think it was my idea)That is the way we are, so when I say it was to harass her, I don't mean it in a bad way. Anyway I had no idea what the world of blogging would open. None. I have made so many wonderful friends since I started this blog. Some I have been blessed to meet face to face. I have been able to entertain them in my home. Some I wish I could visit with. I have received so many RAKs and won a few give aways. Not just that, it is the feeling of friendship, I treasure. I feel a bond with people I have never,nor probably won't ever meet. I cried when a girl in Ohio lost her Mother. I have cried when a girl lost her husband, when someone loses their home, and when a child makes a wrong decision,I cried when a baby was lost or still born, and when you have lost a beloved pet. I have prayed for people I will never know and can't remember their names now.I have found a friend not too far from me who loves the Lady Vols as much as I do. I have rejoiced when a loved one came home from Iraq or Afghanistan safely. I have cheered when you were chosen to be in a magazine or a book. In other words, I feel a part of your lives and hope you feel the same. So I want to say thank you for this wonderful year that has opened the door to new adventures for me. When you become a follower or leave a comment it means a lot. So that is the story of how I began blogging.
I don't care for silver at all, but I love pewter. Here is part of my collection.
Why not enjoy them? Don't just set them around to look at. I also used to collect Watt pottery. Haven't bought a piece in years.
Another collection is my candle snuffers.I have shown you them before, but here they are again.
Well thank you so much for coming along on my journey this year. I hope you have gotten a bit of enjoyment from it. I am so grateful you came Through My Back Door, where life is good.
PS: Oh yes. Next Friday, a week from tomorrow some friends I have met through blogging and forums are coming Through My Back Door. I am so excited. Pam and Frank Hendrix, from Georgia, are coming.They have a blog,Civil Folks, a selling business ShadeTree Primitives, and are living history re-enactors. Wouldn't you like to be here and hear all these conversations? Sandi from Day Break is coming back over too, from W. Va. Guess what? We are going to make a floor cloth! Can you believe it? I am still in shock, that I agreed to that.
BTW I did do my own PT. It is at the top right hand on this page