Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Got A Thoughtful Award – Thoughts On Blogging - The Friend Who Got Me Started - And An Update.

I got this award from Shirl whose blog can be found here:  

Shirl lives in Essex in the UK and I was touched because she forwarded this award to five blogger friends who are going through tough times right now. Thank you so much, Shirl for this fun award. It really brightened my day.

Let me give you a short update on my recovery: Today, the fourth week of healing begins and I feel so much better. Today will also be the first day that I will be completely off the pain meds. I plan to rest this week and then start walking and building up my strength next week. Yeah!!!

I have to tell everyone that I'm now, more than ever, so happy that I started this blog last summer. I was very hesitant and ambivalent about it. I like to write and take pictures, but I remember worrying about putting my life out there for any stranger to read. Little did I know I would meet so many kind, caring, and amazing people through my blog. And learn so much. Thanks to my blog, I'm visiting all the way from northern Sweden to Tanzania – at:  and most recently Namibia – at They are both so worth checking out and you can also find them in my sidebar.

I'm very grateful to my friend, Danni, who when I was hesitating last summer, sent me a long e-mail about her blog, what it had done for her, and how much fun blogging could be. That email was the turning point for me. In addition to that, her own blog:  is one of the loveliest blogs around. I would encourage everyone to check it out – it's in my sidebar also. And Danni loves donkeys and even has two of her own. So this award is for you, Danni, thank you for opening the door to the world of blogging for me. And thanks for your concern after my recent mishap.


  1. Congratulations on the award! Good that you decided to stay with your blog.....I'm learning all sorts of things about Sweden and California. Thanks so much!

  2. thank you for your kind comment.......american reading my blog? it must be a slow night!!!

  3. Hi Inger, yep, blogging can be fun and you meet lovely people such as yourself! :)

    You will be a little surprised at how weak you will be when you first start getting around again. I was needing a cane when I came out of the hospital, after just 8 days in bed. It all comes back, just don't push it. Glad you are to the point of no more pain meds!

    Have a great evening!

  4. Well, I know that I, for one, am glad that I have met you through this blogging adventure.

  5. Congrats on your award, Inger - and thank you so much for thinking of me. I'm very glad you made the jump into the blogging world and are having so much fun with it. People always warn not to trust strangers, but some of the most delightful blogging strangers are now people I consider friends. Fun, huh? :-)
    (thank you)

  6. Jabacue, thanks for your comment. It means a lot to me that you enjoy my blog.

    John Gray, what can i say, your stories are fun and bound to get around.

    Sharon, thanks and, yes, I plan to walk with my trusty old ski pole.

    Louise, I'm so glad to have met you too. I feel like we are old friends.

    Farmgirl_dk, thanks and a big hug back to you.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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