I have a friend who thoroughly dislikes blogs. Probably stems from early encounters with blogs that were basically people’s diaries, meanderings that sometimes are best left unshared. I think we need a new word other than blog, since many people now use a blogging platform to share all kinds of information and writing. I’ve always thought of this blog as a column, the kind of thing you’d read in a back section of the daily paper in the days when people read daily papers and they hired columnists to write for them. I sometimes see myself as an interviewer, which spices up my driveway meanderings for me. (Like considering myself a detective when doing library work.) The same friend claims that I can get anyone’s life story in five minutes on a driveway. Heck, I’ve done it in two minutes in a grocery line!
Didn’t get to do any driveway interviewing this week. Only found a couple of sales to stop at, bought nothing, did no chatting up. But I still have a couple of new possessions, thanks to blogs. The first to arrive, straight from the publisher in New York in a package weighing nearly SEVEN POUNDS, was the book I won from the giveaway on Couture Allure.
Can’t wait to savor every page. I’ve been dipping in here and there.
Then a day or two later, another package arrived. This one came from QOFC reader Grammy Goodwill, who noticed I like vintage embroideries. (Oh wait - you noticed that too? Hmmm, maybe I should write about other stuff soon!) She very kindly sent me a lovely pair of pillowcases.
With water lilies – one of my very favorite plants! I am thrilled.
Back when I still had my little backyard pond, having a water lily open its petals never lost its charm.
So, big thanks for both wonderful gifts. It’s exciting to head out to the mailbox when great stuff keeps arriving. Wonder what’s next? Oh yeah…probably that bicycle wheel I bought on eBay, because I’m hoping to make something like this!