Monday, September 5, 2011

Food for Thought

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.

Thanks to all my friends for adding flavor to my life!
You make me smile :-)  
You make me cry :(
You add spice to my day!

I have some new blog friends I'd like to introduce!

Allison writes Adventures with Shyloh. Shyloh is a Haflinger - so you know I already have that connection with Allison. Shyloh sometimes writes on Allison's blog - Doc & Pippin have already taken note of another mare in the blogger world!

To Catch a Pony is one of Antonia's sites. Antonia rides in Glasgow and creates beautiful art - using horses as her subjects. She tells about her riding and shares some of her art on her blog. She has another web site that shows more of her art work. I am impressed (if you've followed my blog for even the last week you've seen my attempt at art!!) 

Another of my new blogger friends taught me a new word! Euthymic is from the Philippines. I learned that euthymic is being a state of mind that is neither depressed, nor overly excited! How cool to find friends in such far places, and still be able to connect so easily! Mona and Ed are both free lance writers. It sounds like they have had many opportunities to write in different arenas. 

Sherry writes Russ-stickacres. She and her husband live a life I envy. They farm 40 acres and live a simple life in norther Michigan. In many ways her life reminds me of Thoreau's experience at Walden pond. 

That Special Friend...

Years ago my son started attending a new preschool. We had a fundraiser for the school, and I ended up meeting and working next to a very nice mom. While we were working, I began to have a feeling that we had some sort of connection, a connection that went deeper than most. Practically overnight we became best friends. Our kids grew up together, spending untold nights at each other's houses. We worked and partied together. We laughed and cried together. We went on trips and went shopping together. My friend moved away 13 years ago - but we have continued to keep in touch and visit when we can. We laughingly blame my friend for our having bought our project house! I was visiting her last year and my hubby was bored. So, he poked around on the Internet and found this house! Well, now my friend wants to see 'her' house, so she is flying in for a visit in two weeks. We'll have long coffee chats in the mornings. We'll go on adventures. We'll sit down and sew - she said she wants to help me make some curtains for 'her' house. We will pick up where we left off without a hiccup - friends do that!

Do you have a life-long friend too? Do you have a friend whose heart is bound to yours by strong, deep ties? 


  1. I'm with you. Friends bring great quality to a person's life. We know many people who have left the area and gone south in places I would not be remotely interested in. There is no way I would move from here (snow and all) and leave all the beautiful friendships we have developed over the years. This is the time in our lives when these relationships bring support and great pleasure. Guess I am attached to our lifestyle. The important thing is to live everyday to the fullest. Smelling the roses is good....I'm giving it my best shot.

  2. I'm another one who understands what you are saying. And who, like Lori, will never move far from this area. My roots are too deep here, my friends, too precious. Besides, warm weather isn't my cup of tea.

    I'm lucky, in my life, to also have a friend like yours. We've known each other most of our adult lives, met when we both lived in the same apartment complex (yes, I did live for a few years away from this old house, but it drew me back quickly.) We have many differences, but our similarities are greater. We can talk for hours, or be in the same place, silent, for those same many hours. I am thankful for her, every day.

  3. Thanks! I am so glad I found you! Not only do you have a love of horses, your horses are Haflingers too!
    Making new friends is great, but I cherish my friend, who I have known for many years. I feel lucky that we live so close,even though we don't get to see each other as often as we would like (gotta work and she is not into horses).
    I look forward to sharing our horse adventures together through our blogs!

  4. I often think of the old girlscout ditty -
    Make new friends
    but keep the old.
    One is silver
    and the other gold.

    Terry at Moondance

  5. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing these new blog friends with us. I hope they enrich your life and bring you much joy, just like your special friend that will be visiting with you soon. :)



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