Sneaking in some Thanksgiving Day knitting – Nov. 22, 2007
Thinking about Thanksgiving, and feeling the urge to post something meaningful here, I cast about the mighty intraweb on Wednesday searching for something different than the usual memes about what my favorite Thanksgiving dish is (turkey or pie – it’s a tie), whether I have to travel to get to the celebration (a little), do I shop the day after (NO!), or what my favorite Thanksgiving tradition is (don’t really have any). Of course I could post about the things that I’m thankful for, but they are so many and so widely similar to everyone else’s that I just didn’t feel inspired. Let’s just say that I feel overall, extremely thankful for all that I have (or don’t have) and all the people that I care about (and hopefully, care about me too). And I did spend a lot of time reflecting on that yesterday cozied up on the couch with R. Darling after the festivities.
But, being as this is a blog and I’m a bloggy sort of peep now, I looked harder for something special and unique. And I think I finally found it at Citizen of the Month*:
What a lovely way to give back to the blogging community, and those people who keep you blogging day in and day out (because lord knows, I’d have quit a long freakin’ time ago if it wasn’t for all of you commenters – and you know who you are – who take the time to stop by and listen to my nonsense and share a piece of yourself).
“Wow, what a nice story! I enjoyed reading it and I do believe in soulmates too.”
I can’t describe the feeling it gave me to find that comment waiting for me on what had been, until that February day, a commentless blog. It was kinda like that time my junior year in high school when I got invited to this richy-rich-future-cheerleader girl’s 16th birthday party even though I was definitely a dork and definitely not in her usual crowd. I didn’t know why she’d singled me out for an invite (well, I wasn’t exactly singled out – there must have been 75 people there), unless maybe she had a moment of pity for the nerd contigent, but for just a single precious moment I didn’t feel like such a loser. So thank you Robin for the big invite to the knitting blogosphere! I can never thank you enough for taking the time to leave that first comment and every comment you’ve left since then. You’ll never know how much it meant; how much it means to me still.
And thank you to everyone else who has taken the time to stop by here and share a thought or a laugh! I get a warm and fuzzy feeling from each and every one of your comments. You all mean a great deal to me and I hope that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have so much to be thankful for, from this year into the next! Best wishes from me to you!
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