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Monday, December 21, 2009

An Interesting Day and a Little Known Fact...

Being home alone today while the hubs was out running his trains down at his model RR club, I was crafting most of the day. Well, crafting, photograhing and pre-scheduling blog posts and surfing blogs while sitting here and receiving emails from bloggers. I noticed one blogger was having a birthday—yeah, right at the Christmas season; ain't that th' pits!—and I stopped to wish her a happy birthday. Then after a few emails I asked her if she'd like to see what I was doing today and I don't think she understood. It turned into a bit of a laugh for me because I started thinking about how pathetic we are when we sit at the computer most of the day communicating with people across the U.S. we've never met and probably never will. I had to chuckle when most of the women I know best are in my computer—either on the blogs or my eBay group. I do have a very good real friend but she moved an hour away about 4 years ago but we talk daily about our lives, children and our spirituality and how it's going and what we should do to be better women of faith. So to all of you who are finding that most of your better relationships are in the computer, let's hear it for the man who started the internet: J.C.R. Licklider, who came up with the idea in the early 60s and Lawrence Roberts, who was the first man to send a communication in 1965—over dial up. Yes, it's only that old, chicks.

Ooooh, yeah, almost forgot. I made this new tree topper today for our tree. You will never, ever see a blog post from me without some form of "eye candy"! :-)

I did actually switch it out myself with the other one. Hubs will be proud of me for not asking him to do it! ;-)



  1. Oh, Connie... You are so-o-o-o right about the internet!! I tell myself I blog for the decorating & craft ideas but I have found that if I don't hear from certain bloggers regularly I worry!!
    I think your tree topper is eye-candy for sure!! It's beautiful!!
    Merry Merry!!

  2. That is beautiful! Very different and unique, I like that!
    Reading your story makes me chuckle, there are lots of people I know but most of them are in blogland too!!!
    The Dutchman often gets confused when I say things about what blog friends are doing, he tries to figure out who I am referring to.
    Merry Christmas!
    Margaret B

  3. Hi
    Just popped over from Normandy to catch up with you, only to find we're having almost the same day! I did have to go into the village this morning and although the snow is melting the roads are very icy.
    I'm glad to be back in the warmth "talking" with my pals again.
    Your new tree topper is gorgeous but I liked the other one just as much.
    I'm curious to know what is an "ebay group"?

  4. Hey there, you are a go-getter...I am so lazy today, I have not been up long, and going for a cuppa...Your tree topper is very pretty indeed...wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas..
    I'm happy to have found you and appreciate your encouragement and help...

  5. Love your tree topper.. so feminine, so pretty! And yes, so thankful for the internet and my "friends"... I look forward to visiting with you guys daily.

  6. Dear Connie, Your tree topper is gorgeous. Good for you for putting it up. I am afraid of falling. this is the time of our lives that we CAN'T fall.

    It is so true about our many blogging friends. The friends we make this way are so dear to us. I would LOVE to meet them but as you said it probably won't happen. I have met a few friends that I blog with. Lovly times were had.

    We are leaving for FL for Christmas. I will take a bit of a break.

    May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

    Christmas love, Jeanne

  7. Many Blessings at Christmas, from my mountain top to your home….Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  8. G'morn, Connie ~ Exquisite! another fab creation! You do have the 'touch' of creativity. Would make a darling hat, you know ... I'd love that!

    True we may not ever meet our blog bud's but I sure try to ... the fun is the element of surprise upon arrival. Tho the relationships grow beyond the 'need' to meet personally, it is an added bonus to do so.

    A day without you, & many others, is a day like, well, BORING!!

    Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

  9. I love all your winter roses! And I adored your tree!

  10. Some of my closest friends are on the Internet!

    Cupte topper!

  11. Beautiful tree topper Connie!!! Proud of you for hangin' it all by yourself.

    I have several real life friends that are starting to really hate my on-line It's hard to make time for it all.
    I want to wish you are your husband a very Merry Christmas on your side of the state.

  12. Connie, that tree topper is right up my alley. Wow so very beautiful. I'll be waiting to visit you again on Pink Saturday. Hopefully I can come up with a few pink things to post. lol

    xo Cathy

  13. Oooh - that looks like a princess crown for your tree - love it!! I'll be happy to send you some of our snow :) Have a Merry Christmas, Connie!... Donna

  14. Howdy Connie
    Had to ride by and wish you a very blessed Christmas as it turns out you as usual were a blessing to me.
    I am loving the eye candy today.
    Such a gorgeous creation .
    I did not know about the internet history .
    I am so glad you shared this.
    I am even more glad you are here.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Big Texas Hugs
    Happy Trails

  15. Your DIY is DE liciously lovely!

    I too am thankful for the internet.
    Have a merry and bright Christmas.


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