|That would be sweater # 4 and 5.|
HI Mynx and Tina.
And I am wearing Snowman earrings and necklace.
A gift from a very talented Tadpole.
I am a very grateful person.
I don't think most of you Tadpoles realize what I am given by the interaction we have everyday.
I am, for the most part, completely housebound. I am actually stuck on one floor for the entire day.
Yay for me! Go find my cane I need to trip rude people. [Pooldad start the car. hee]
I spend a large part of my life in this house, confined and immobile.
Please know I don't regret it or resent it.
It just IS.
I don't throw parties. I don't go to dinner with friends. I don't attend PTA meetings [okay, I admit THAT one is kind of a gift...but, moving on], I don't attend my kid's concerts or my pals' birthday parties. I don't have people in my home.
And this isn't a pity fest - please don't misunderstand me.
You are all entirely gracious and kind and supportive, but.....
When are you all going to realize that YOU ALL are my parties? You are my chat over a cup of coffee, my shopping trip. You showed me the spring last year when I couldn't move. Remember? I even found an option to buy Girl Scout Cookies today. How great are y'all? [Admit it. We would all main line G/S cookies if we could. A Thin Mint coma is a good thing.]
You all don't know what you have done, I think.
Don't you realize I want to give back? Don't you see what you have given me and the only reciprocation I have is this damn computer with email, my blog and, maybe, a phone call?
So when I say "I owe you" or apologize for not being there when you need me - I mean it.
I REALLY mean it.
I know you are trying to be gracious and let me off the hook - but you all don't understand.
I don't think I ask for much. I don't ask for followers or comments. Heck, I didn't even count my posts until Bouncin' Barb mentioned it last year.
I didn't start this blog for any of that, but I have made some wickedly grand friendships from it.
They are internet friendships - true - but there are so many of you I want to meet. My hugs and love seem empty because they aren't there in person, but I mean them.
I do MEAN them.
If you knew me here in the pond you would know I would be hugging you if I saw you.
As I said, I don't ask for much - but giving you guys my love, support and friendship means a great deal to me.
Please don't take that away from me. I owe you.