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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Stuff

First of all, why don't you wander on over to my daughter's blog to see the medal her team won for the district championship for soccer? It was an exciting game to watch, and I'm proud to say that my daughter has the strongest kick on the whole team. And I'm not just saying that because I'm biased. She's the designated kicker - whenever there's a corner kick or penalty kick or free kick, the coach calls on her to do her magic. Yes, I'm a proud mom, and I'm going to miss watching her run across the soccer field. It's a thing of beauty.

And since we're talking about other blogs, why don't I introduce you to some of my new friends?

I stumbled upon Joyce, over at Chronicles of Blunderview, but clicking on one of her clever comments at someone else's blog. When I started perusing her blog, I spotted a picture of her and one of her sisters and realized that I knew her. Joyce was also working in Banff the summer I learned to fold a perfect towel. But don't visit Joyce just because I know who she is - visit her because she knows how to turn a phrase. She turns pain into beauty with her words and she'll keep you coming back for more. The first time I read her writing I was in awe.

I think I visited Amber's blog because of the name - Crazy Bloggin' Canuck. She's a fellow Canadian, but she's living in the States with her hubby and kids. Amber can turn ordinary events in life into brilliant, funny little vignettes. And I've got blog envy, 'cause she has one of those unique, attractive blogs instead of a plain old generic template.

Gina turned me on to Wordgirl over at Half of the Sky. Gina said she was a great writer, and she was right. She knows words and she knows how to string them together. Sometimes I read one of her sentences and I wonder if I should bother ever writing again.

I want to be Laura's friend. I think she'd be a hoot to hang out with. She is just so likeable, and honest, and smart - all the things I look for in a friend. And she's a great writer too - she'll make you weep some days and laugh out loud other days.

Oops. I forgot to update J's blog on my bloglines, so now it looks like I have some catching up to do. She's just created a new attractive space and it's worth visiting for the attractive look, the great writing, and the great recipes. This girl knows food and my mouth waters at some of her recipes and restaurant reviews.

What can I say about Melissa from Waking Up? She will draw you in almost as soon as you step into her blog home. She is one of those rare writers who dares to (figuratively, of course) cut open her chest and let you see deep into her soul. She's refreshingly honest, and the fun part is, she throws in a whole truckload of sarcasm to keep you laughing.

In case you think I spend WAY too much time on blogs (like my husband is starting to think), I'd better stop there. If you didn't make it onto the list, it's probably because I consider you an "old" friend instead of a new one. :-)

p.s. I am SO sick of these blogger templates, but I don't have the talent or the time to create my own. If anyone knows any "blog templates for dummies" tips to pass my way, let me know.

11 comments:

Cuppa said...

Oh stop please! I don't have enough time to read the blogs I already like to visit. I am sooooo far behind in my reading these days. I always make a point of reading yours though, even if I don't have time to stop and comment. Hugs

Melissa said...

Oh Heather. You're nuts. Look at what I have to live up to now.

Thanks for the emails. It's nice to know you care so much. (and I'm not talking about you in the latest rage against the, uh, machine? today. Promise.)

Maria said...

I remember the first time I visited your blog. I had one of those moments when you think...well, now...wouldn't it be great to have this person live next door? I think that all the time when I read your stuff. All of the time.

Turtle Guy said...

I'm with Cuppa! OMG... so much to read...so little time!

I do, however enjoy your words. You write well!

Melissa said...

ps. I like the brown! It's pretty. For some reason it's my new favorite color. And the background looks sepia toned, like old photographs. I think it looks classy.

Anonymous said...

I never liked to talk on the telephone.

Blogging is just perfect for me!

Except, I cannot tuck my laptop under my chin(s) and do dishes or change a baby.

And now, even more to read.

Yet, thank you!

More to read!!!

Judy - www.judyh58.blogspot.com

Accidental Poet said...

GO AWAY!!! I have enough blogs to read!!!!

Karla said...

Guess I'm a little late to pipe in about the template! Love the new colour. It's very suiting for fall.

If you are still interested, here is a site with some cute free templates:

http://www.pannasmontata-templates.net/templates/

If you use a stat counter and a blog roller, those are the only things you need to worry about carrying over. I could always help you with that if you want - but it looks like you've done just fine.

Melissa said...

Oh, I know this is a few days late. You daughter's blog is the cutest. thing. ever.

What a cool thing for you to be able to read! I love the one that says "today I had a slurpee (yum)"

That is so cute. You are a lucky mommy!

Joyce said...

Heather-- I am way behind. You wrote this lovely thing about me, then you had to read my horrible comment about cup sizes. I am so sorry. forgive me, I still want to be friends!!

Heather said...

Joyce, I've learned long ago to laugh at my own afflictions (sigh), so the boob comment was certainly not an offense. :-)