Friday, June 26, 2009

Heat indexes...

Midsummer Magic..... This is one of my favorite prints for midsummer...
My own Midsummer Magic.... I love sunsets...
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Friday night... What's on everyone's calendar for the weekend? I don't know for sure. This is a welcome weekend, one with all kinds of possibilities, one for gratitude, yet one for the spirit of wanderlust... Probably it's the heat. Yeah... Only for some blessed reason, I'm not feeling the heat yet here. I listen in amazement as everyone moans and groans about the heat index, but I haven't been out enough probably... I sit in the car in a parking lot for a couple of hours every morning, and so far, it's been fabulously cool to me... Who knows.
As I roam around Blogland, I see people on trips to Savannah, off to the New England coast, posting about parties, and barbecues, and families... I took my mother to a luncheon this week and listened as she tried to sway a friend of hers about blogs. My mother is a fan of them and has been from her first introduction a couple of years ago. She keeps up vicariously on all the events of the bloggers I follow, and often I'll prepare a slide show of something cool like Cielo's garden, Susan's Naps on the Porch's tablescapes, Tracy's cottage life updates, or Cindy's Romantic Home's beautiful blue. I'll read to her from Lisa's Cranberry Flats posts... and she loves blogs. This friend of hers was screeching about them: "Who wants to read about another's private life?" I kept quiet. (Ain't ya shocked and kinda proud?)... I thought to myself, "You know, I don't care whether you like blogs or not!"
That's a real step for me because all my life I have felt the urge to sway people to my court, to my way of thought... I'm rapidly involving myself in the live and let live philosophy of existence for the most part... I am entirely open to your right to have your opinion. I just prefer you share is AS your opinion and preference....and allow me the same luxury, privilege, right... whatever you call it. For example, that particular woman reads murder mysteries non stop... and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I will let her have her fun but just would appreciate her lack of condescension about my desires to nip into your pantries, sample your menus, see your tables, walk in your gardens, and exist alongside your journeys to exotic countrysides. I love hearing about your animals, your children, your successful handmade projects, your redecorating blues and yahoo's.... Keep the blogroll coming! I love comments and posts, and links and all of you... Have a good weekend--- (and don't forget your cameras!! ) Hugs.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

I'm right there with you on the live and let live thing. Age does bring some good things, doesn't it?

Betty said...

Hello. Thank you for the kind words on my post about Emily's birthday. I do dog posts and birthday posts, mostly; I have a large extended family. You are welcome anytime to browse through my life...I think blogging is delightful and I've made some wonderful new friends. My blog started as a tribute to our little rescue dogs.

I enjoyed your Friday post. I will return to 'read all about you'. Thanks for stopping by.

IsabellasCloset said...

Hello Gayla, I just wanted to stop by & wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a fabulous day!!!!
I like what you had to say here on your post...
"I'm rapidly involving myself in the live and let live philosophy of existence for the most part"
Hugs & Blessings ~Mary~ :-}