A few stolen minutes

So, I ate lunch at my desk today and stole a few minutes to scroll through my followers. I already follow many of my followers, but lately, there have been so many new followers that I hadn't gotten the time to check them out and see if they had their own blogs.

I like the regular contact that I get by following my followers. I read your post, you read mine. You comment to me, I comment to you. We build a relationship and quite often a friendship develops.

Sometimes, I need the encouragement that comes from those comments. Sometimes, I need the reassurance that what I think is good work, you also think is good work. Sometimes I need advice, not just about the quilt I'm working on, but gardening, and child raising. And, sometimes, I just need to diary something to get it out there into the universe.

Today was one of those days. I had a post all ready and up and then I decided that I didn't need to leave it out there. I had gotten the benefit of the post just by writing it. And, besides, it didn't make me look very good (my post was about channeling Kate from The Taming of the Shrew last night).

Anyway, I found several new and interesting blogs to follow. I did have to have some guidelines, tho, so if I'm not following you, it's probably because there wasn't a recent post on your blog, or you didn't have a link from your profile page. If you're just on vacation, you might want to comment on one of my posts so I can check you out again later.

I'm sure I didn't catch everybody I would like to follow, but I did catch most of my regular commenters.

Take care and have a great Tuesday. Tonight is back to school night and we'll get to meet all the teachers. And, the volleyball coach scheduled a 45 minute meeting before that with all the parents. Not sure when they expect us to eat, especially since Sydney has a dr's appt scheduled this afternoon. Anyway, better to be too busy than to sit without any invitations, right?

Take care and I'm going to try to be nicer to my family tonight...and tuck a couple of cookies in my pocket to keep everyone's blood sugar up.


Oh, and somebody posted a link to a beautiful applique quilt (baltimore album style) and all I can remember is that the website had something about rabbits in the title. I didn't make a link to it at the time (because I didn't need another project) and now I can't find it (even though I still don't need another project). If it was you, can you let me know? I'd like to find it again (because I can't resist another project).


Elizabeth said...

Lane, I have frequent 'Kate' moments of my own. As a matter of fact, I think my husband sometimes thinks that I'm straight out of the pages of the Shakespeare's collected works that sits on my nightstand. I realize that is no way to be, but if they'd all just do what I want, there wouldn't be a problem, now would there? {Oops, did I just say that out loud?} There are many, many, many times that I wish I could just be more relaxed and not freak out over small stuff. But you are who you are. All you can do is learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward.

On the humorous side of the condition we know as 'shrew-itis,' I particularly LOVED this retelling of the tale. I'd like to get my hands on a copy for my permanent DVD collection. http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/Shakespeare-Retold/70070427?trkid=1211018

xo -E

P.S. I have projects coming out my ears and I just signed on for another one. Sigh. What am I going to do with myself?

Rhoda said...

Ok, another project? Look at it this way. We are never, ever bored.

Cynthia L. said...

I enjoy the friendships that are formed on line also. I try hard to read all of my follower's posts and make comments. I do get upset sometimes when I work hard at commenting on their blogs when they don't stop by at least every once and a while. Is that bad?

It is good to have friends from all walks of life and the internet affords me that. It is a small, small world.

Patricia said...

WOW 98 Followers!!!!!! Before long you will be chosen as "blog of the week" and I can say, "I knew you when". xoxo

lw said...

I enjoy the friendship, too, but I don't have a blog. One day I'd like to, there's a lot of information that should be out there and isn't.

Hope it doesn't bother you that it's kinda one sided.

Rita E said...

Hello Lane, I am a fairly new follower and have been reading your blog not very long. I enjoy reading your posts and have read every one of them! Thank you for sharing your life with us ... BTW you do beautiful work!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I really enjoy the reciprocal relationships I have via blog following too. What I really enjoy about your blog is your honesty, and your humour. You have no idea how often you make me laugh , particularly your comments on parenting sometimes. They mirror my own!

Hope you survived meet a teacher night , volleyball meeting and the family without starving to death.

Momma Made This said...

Hey Lane! I'm a relatively new follower that sorta unintentionally took the summer off. Anyway, I really do enjoy your posts, and I'm getting my own act back together again.

Ah, school! My only child began his first year of University last week, and already I'm missing (terribly!) the secretary at his high school who could tell me what bug was going around. No bug this time, but some cheese bagels that apparently had something nasty. Trashing those! More than you wanted to know, but part of Life[tm].

Cookies??? I'm feeling good enough now to want cookies!!! : D

~ Ronda (part-time shrew)