I really shouldn't try to think, post, type, and get ready to leave the house at the same time. Believe it or not, there was a day when I could talk on the phone, type, and talk to someone face to face at the same time. I did it all the time in my former corporate life... back when I was in my 20s and 30s. Sheesh...
I missed putting my most important thought to pen... or mouse... in my earlier post. How great it is that we have the Net, whether blogs or websites, to "know we are not alone". If one would view only TV, one would not only be soon in need of a straight jacket but also not realize just how many people there are in this world who think in a similar fashion as they do.
I have a blog daughter (Kimberly) and a blog son (Freddie), both of whom I pray for often. Neither have I met in person. Although Freddie invited me to Italy... sigh... and Kimberly and I have talked about having tea. Perhaps Stephanie and I could go to Colorado and meet Kimberly and the "Clarkson girls" in person. I'd have to get over that flying thing... which is harder to put behind me than that whole Bigfoot thing... aka: strange and peculiar phobias.
All that to say... you all make me feel like I've received a warm hug when you leave a nice comment or send an e-mail. This past Christmas I felt like a Princess. My husband is always amazed at your generosity, for it is only through special blog readers that I have the availability to post each day or have pictures to show you important things like grandchildren and gardens.
I would "thank the Academy" and all of you. Consider yourself hugged. :)