Thursday, 5 February 2009

I've said it before and I'll say it again ...



I want to say "thank you" to all of you who have recently been leaving me so many heart-warming, gorgeously lovely, kind hearted comments. I am being a dreadful slow coach at replying to you all, I have been trying hard but once I start to read one blog I'm immediately off on a trail and before I know it another half an hour has passed ... With every new visit. new comment, new comment from an "old" friend I am reminded of just why I started to blog.



A few weeks ago I resolved to spend less time at the computer and have been partly successful (just partly!). I had also toyed with the idea of maybe backing away from blogging, but to tell you the truth after a couple of nights in bed worrying about this I came to the conclusion that I couldn't do it. I would miss it too much. It is a joy to turn on the computer and read your blogs and find new comments from you, to click on a link and discover a new little world. a photo album of a daily life, a commentary on life's ups and downs
- it is not just about me sharing with you, it is about you sharing with us too. The thought of leaving that all behind just left me cold and made me realised how big a part blogging has come to play in my life.
It is nearly two years now since I started blogging and I still haven't mastered the art of a quick read!!! You must all stop taking such wonderful photos and writing such lovely words - now!!! My family have got used to me slinking out of the living room and muttering "back in five minutes, just going to check my blog ....' What still surprises me is your generosity and kindness.
I have been lucky enough to receive some awards recently, and as I sat here reading the words attached to each award I found myself blushing and completely at a loss for words ... So I shall just say "thank you".


Thank you to April for this award and to Amanda, Fifties girl and Julia
for this one. Please go and have a read of all these lovely ladies' blogs, you won't be disappointed.


There are wonderful words attached to each of the awards and rules too, but I am going to pass on these awards to everybody who reads my blog and leaves a comment - in the absence of a huge box of chocolates or tin of biscuits which I would love to share with you and a cup of tea, please find room on your very pretty shelves for these two awards.
I have also been tagged by Mel tag to show you the fourth photo in my fourth file on the computer. Here is Little Sister and her rag doll/hot water bottle/superglued cat - the pair are inseparable at the moment.


Wishing you a great weekend, keep warm, enjoy the snow if you've still got some and "thank you".
x

PS Thanks too, to Emma for the lovely pink primrose!

25 comments:

Hen said...

Oh, what a lovely photo, he looks so like my black cat. Lovely that they are inseparable, our cats are quite scared of Harry!

hen x

Sew Recycled said...

Your VERY welcome my dear!

We need to return your kind hospitality ASAP.
Emx

Little Knitter Gem said...

Congrats on the awards. I know what you mean about the blogging thing - I only mean to have a quick ten minutes reading, which quickly turns into an hour, then two if I'm not careful!! Everything else seems to take a back seat. It truly is addictive, but must be better for us than alcohol or nicotene or drugs!! That's what I keep telling myself, anyway! :)

Gemma x x

Devon Dumpling said...

Awwwww...what a lovely piccie! x

MaryPoppins said...

I have been toying with having a blogging holiday, I really don't know how to keep up with everyone :)

DH finds out in a few days if his job is safe and feel I am very much needed, though love my blogging Family so much :) I am so confused

X

MelMel said...

Today I REALLY need all of you on here, all the kind words emails and stuff and have been what has made some very diifercult times bearable...like you the thought of not being here leaves me cold.....I am glad to be a source of comfort, because the land of blog where all the kind ppl live is like a big warming quilt.....its Grannys house sat next to the fire eating crumpets feeling...xxxxxxx

thriftymrs said...

Your blog is terrific. I look forward to each of your posts.

Thimbleanna said...

If you ever do figure out how to spend less time, you must let us know. It's the secret all bloggers want to know. Love that photo with the kitty -- too, too cute!

Shabby Chick said...

Ah what a nice post :) I love all the other bloggers and I know just what you mean about keeping up with everyone but we're all in the same boat, sometimes you just can't reply to everyone!

Mel xxx

louise said...

Ooh, I love the superglued cat! My blog posts are becoming few and far between these days, as real life gets in the way, all the time. I enjoy writing my blog posts, and I love to leave comments, and receive them too, but there just isn't enough hours in the day to achieve all of this, all the time. So don't feel alone, there are many out there, including me, who have this very same dilemma. The important thing is to just keep in touch when you can, so the connection isn't lost forever. x

driftwood said...

that cat photo is great, looks like a great cuddle for them both.
glad you keep finding those "five minutes" for blogging!

Margaret Cloud said...

That is a very precious picture, kids do become very attached to their animals, the flowers are very pretty.

Alison Boon said...

Such a great photo. Kids and animals are always great fodder for anything that makes you go ahh

Cowboys and Custard said...

I wish I had the grace and eloquence to say what you have said so perfectly ... Blogging is an essential part of our lives.. well mine at least and sometimes it is very hard to turn ones back on it.. despite the number of hours it consumes in a day.. But where would we be without it and you ...

Dxx

Poshyarns said...

Oh I love that girl and cat photo, perfect.

Elizabethd said...

What a sweet cat!

The Whispering Poppies said...

So happy to read you will not stop blogging entirely! I've tried that route before myself, and I just couldn't do it! =)

Have a lovely and peaceful weekend, Kim!
beachy
xo

Rosie said...

I love your blog, please don't stop. I too have no idea of a quick read, I spend hours wandering about the web reading blogs and finding new ideas. Just have to accept that we can't live without it anymore.
Rosie x

OhSoVintage said...

Yes, and that 5 minutes ends up as two hours later, doesn't it? Your blog is always a joy to read!
Ruth x

Wild Rose said...

Congratulations on your awards Kim and I'm so glad to read that you are going to keep blogging.

I love the colour of your primrose.

Marie x

cathleen said...

What a lovely read...the blogging community is a very sweet place. Your black kitty looks like the little abandoned kitty I have been feeding day and night for a couple of months now. What a sweet picture!

gingerwine said...

What a lovely photo - absolutely lovely.
Every one should have a pussy cat.

I know what you mean about blogging...I try to visit 10 a day...sometimes I can't keep to that!

sam xx

silverpebble said...

I love the pics of the spring flowers Kim - delicious. I know what you mean about blogging - it can draw you into a lovely lovely world - for a bit too long sometimes!

A very sweet feline snap you've posted there

Emma
x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Kim, Little Sister has my favourite type of hotwater bottle feline friend! I've tagged you with an award over on my blog, so do drop in to take a look. Happy days. Densie

Heidijayhawk said...

the awards are well placed. its nice to have some time to read and catch up with your life.