Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Favs and Friends

Okay so I missed the boat again on the whole "How-to Monday" thing! Oh well... it can take a break for one week. I just feel like sharing not giving a how-to, at the moment.

I have found some really great stuff on blogs this week. I am soo addicted to blogs now. It's like reading my morning paper - only it's blogs. Here are a few neat blogs I have visited lately.

a great crafty website with lots of tutorials of stuff you can make
(those get me everytime!)

great ideas for frugal living

lots of great ideas and advice just like your mom would give you :)

a resource for fun crafts/activities that you can do with your kids!
(How exciting is that? I can't wait for little "c" to be able to do hands on stuff with me)

Now that I've shared a few of my favorite finds from this week, let's move on to more important stuff...

I've really been feeling a void lately. Mostly regarding friends. Don't get me wrong I have friends but I don't really have a close friend that I know holds me accountable - especially to God and being true to myself. You know the kind of friend that you can be brutally honest, get in their face and they will still love you... actually probably love you BECAUSE you did that?

I need friends like that because it's so easy for me to get tunnel vision. I get caught up in life, work, etc. and my common sense gets left on aisle five of the grocery store because I accidentally set it down while trying to decide between the cheaper pasta sauce with high fructose corn syrup and the more expensive one with better ingredients. You get me right?

One of these friends that I have had in my lifetime, we used to meet up at a coffee shop once a week and share with each other, pray with each other, and just all around encourage each other. Even though we met early in the morning - I looked forward to those meetings. I didn't have to be someone I wasn't... talk about stuff I wasn't interested in... try to find words to fill that lingering silence.... force myself to ask about something that I know they like but I could care less about...

It was just natural... completely natural to be in each other's company. You only find a few of those friends in a lifetime. Makes me kinda sad.

I have close friends but when you have someone that you feel close with on a God level... it's just totally different.

I don't know if I'm making sense. I'm just kinda having a melancholy moment with the computer :)
It's so much easier to share your feelings on a blog than to a person... kinda silly huh?

1 comment:

joyenotes@bellsouth.net said...

I much older then you but after reading your blog I think we would make great friends. And I love Star Bucks if you ever want to meet there.

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