Hi Journal & Friends,
Well, finally! I had no phones or internet all day today, til just a little while ago (about 8:30 pm, Oregon time). I think I went through B.W.S... Blog Withdrawal Syndrome!
Turns out that Vevie, our new kitty, had played amongst the cords and powerstrip behind the computer, and tripped a toggle that switched it all off... aack!
Jim had the cell phone, so when he got home, I was all set to call the company that supplies both our internet and phone service and chew off some ears. Umm... that would've have been embarrassing. Good thing Jim crawled around and discovered what really happened. Talk about sheepish!
I also learned something about myself today... I was REALLY irritated that I didn't get my way.. I didn't get to come online and fulfill my commitment to post everyday, and especially to visit Bloggy friends. I hadn't realized how much that connection with you all meant to me. I felt so cut off, so isolated! I supposed it was made worse because I was also phoneless. And oh yeah, I was sooo tempted to eat over it. I felt such pressure to ease the feeling of being cut-off with food. Do we ever out-grow that??!!!
So the one good take-away from this experience (besides passing another I-wanna-eat test) was to remind me not to take all my Bloggy friends for granted!! Sometimes I like to think I am oh-so-little-miss-independent, and don't "need" anybody. Well, that was exposed today for what it was...a bunch of hooey!
Let me say it loud and clear today:
I appreciate all of you VERY much.
I appreciate the way I have been welcomed into the blogosphere world all these 11 months. I appreciate it whenever anyone takes time from their busy day to leave a comment. I know how busy we all are, and that says alot. And I appreciate that people actually come here and read something that I've written. It does amaze me... at times I just shake my head.
So THANK YOU all. Truly. You mean more to me than you could ever know.
From Dr Phil's book: "There is strength and power in support."
My verse for today: "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, both now and forevermore."
My quote for today:
"On a makeshift bridge
we make friends
(1763 - 1828)
Enjoy the Journey,