Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Treasured Family & Treasured Blogger Friends


After yesterday's post, I didn't feel like writing about Treasures & Things today. So instead, a few words about friends and family. What you see below are pictures from my husband's brother's house here in town. A very artistic person, who loved birds, lived there before and the place is a reflection of whimsical fun:


Bird houses that represent a hotel, an airport, a jail and so on; a shed painted with flowers and a cat snoozing in the window, painted benches, and many other lovely things. These pictures are old, but you may not have seen them before. We went there yesterday for a barbecue that I very much enjoyed. I treasure my husband's family so much, they have truly become my own. 


I always hesitate to write how I feel about things, like the state of the nation, on my blog. I used to be on the front lines of fighting for what I thought was right when I was young, but now I want the young people of today to do it. While I greatly admire older people who stand up and fight for what they believe in, I just want to be here and tend to my soul so to speak. I have several major illnesses to deal with and feel a need to nurture myself now. I love the peace of living here, in nature, not even close to nature, but in nature, with those I love. And take pictures and write about my life here.


But then things happen or things go on and on and I just have to say something. I think the best post I ever wrote was about the suicides of gay young men, when so many died so close together. Yesterday, I wasn't going to write anything, but then, after reading Kittie's blog, I felt compelled to say what I said. 

 See the ground squirrel?

This morning, I read your comments and I want to thank you so much. Today is Tuesday and what better treasures than friends? I have some really, really wonderful friends in "real" life and should they read this, please know you are treasured.   And all of you that I have met through this blog. I never expected this to happen. I had no idea that you could make friends on the Internet. And it isn't superficial friendships either. I have talked about that harness before, then there was that fund raiser, that little dog, the flowers for Leontien, and so much more. People help each other with advice on publishing books, raising chickens and other farm animals, tending vegetable gardens, posting countless of wonderful recipes, and on and on. And now I even have a dog who is in love with another dog on another blog!!! Who would have thought?


I love reading your blogs and feel guilty when I don't have the time to read them all. I love your comments and love to leave my own. Which reminds me that there are still some blogs that I really like where the blog owners have kept that pesky double word verification thing. It is absolutely unnecessary in my book and I think in the experience of most bloggers. I wish you would get rid of it!
So, after a nice family gathering yesterday, and after reading your comments today, I feel a lot better. I appreciate your friendship so much.

18 comments:

  1. i took yesterday off from commenting - sort of my own way of showing respect for the sacrifices of others. i understand the frustration you expressed.

    and am glad you're in a better frame of mind today. life is one day at a time. :)

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  2. Hi Inger .. what a fun home your brother has .. I love his quirky take on life.

    Delighted you had such a wonderful day with your husband's family (your family) .. and now feel somewhat more refreshed.

    Loved these photos and your story around the property .. fun - cheers Hilary

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  3. Hi Inger!

    Yes, friends are there to treasure so there's your Tuesday's treasures anyway.

    I also pick my battles wisely anymore, it's the young one's turn, you're right.

    Have a good day now!

    Sharon

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  4. Kara Inger--My new/old friend--I love your brother-inlaw's house!! No womder he bought it!

    Your post today was beautifully written.

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  5. Hello, Inger. What wonderful pictures. Glad you had a relaxing day at a barbecue! Isn't it funny how we can meet people through our computers? I feel like you are a close friend, and we've never even met!! Isn't that wonderful? Have a great week! -Jeff

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  6. Fina bilder, vilka härliga holkar. Nu har vi svalare i Sverige Från att varit 28 grader till 12 grader idag...snacka om skillnad. Men det är härligt grönt nu och sådden börjar komma upp på fälten. Ta hand om er.Kram!

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  7. Love your brother-in-law's whimsical home and those bird houses are adorable. Such details.
    I agree, it is time for the young to fight the battles. Lets hope they do.

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  8. I would love that little house to live in. To have such fun inside and out.
    I really understand just wanting to sit back and let others take up the fight. But speaking out is always a part that us older ones can do. If we have to. Or we feel that it will make a difference. And one voice can make a difference!

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  9. Hi Inger, good to see that you had a relaxing time with family.
    It is so important to have fun time with friends....as it is to express yourself when you feel passionate about something, like you did the other day. Now you don't have to 'take the front lines' over again (I love that you did!!) but you can with your words/opinions.
    We ole protesters should not shut up!!! lol

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  10. I'm becoming a bird house person - so I loved seeing all of the cute houses in your post.
    Yes, our blog friends are true treasures!

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  11. I love these photos Inger, and the little squirrel looking out :) how cute. I really love blogging...I am fairly new to it still...but have met so many wonderful people.
    Have a lovely day

    Eva

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  12. Isn't it wonderful to find such close friends online? I look forward to the day when I meet as many of you as I can. I also want a house that represents whimsical fun because I am whimsical and sometimes even fun.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. I love you so much Inger! You're heartfelt words always touch me, and I have this desire to just reach out and give you a hug!! So here goes (((((HUG))))) And Gracie sends licks and snuggles to her Samson... Yours is one of my favorite blogs and I can often feel the peace that you describe there in the Canyon. I long for that same peace and thank you so much for sharing it!!

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  14. I wasn't in the blogging world much this weekend. Too many activities and family time. I don't like that word verification thing either!

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  15. Ditto on everything you wrote -- friendships, loving your husband's family, letting the young fight the fights and the value of blogging. oh, and tending to our souls by living in nature. Amen.

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  16. Hey lady! I hope you are doing ok.. The line about several illnesses worried me a bit. I'm osrry I haven't been over sooner. As you know it's hard for me to find people unless they come visit first due to my eye sight. I also wanted to let you know that I have a contest going. If you have my first book then take a funny picture of you reading my book and you will be entered to win my second one. If you don't have it then send me a funny picture and you will be entered to wint the first one. :) If you want to play I'd love it. (Anyone else also.( Just email the pictures to melyndafleury@yahoo.com before the 1st.

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  17. I'm glad the family get-together lifted your spirits.
    Who would have thought that blogging would find us friends, and make our lives richer? But it has!

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  18. i am amazed also at the friends i have made in blogland and the caring for each other and the shared hurts and happiness and prayers.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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