Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bloggy Love: The Coasts and The Others

As we wind down our first week of ignoring the news Bloggy Love, I would like to take some time to recognize our buddies on each side of the country.  I have to tell you all how much I love visiting you, and how much I have learned and laughed this past year.  I hope we continue to do this long after I can simply dictate to my computer.

Now: On with the love.


The West Coast Babes:  This is a fun and creative lot.  Must be all that clean living.  One of my first favorites (besides AsthmaGirl) was Mrs. G.  She has finally launched The Women's Colony, and I think you should pay her a visit if you already haven't.  Then there's our friend at the Little Egg Farm--never a dull moment there.  Ever.  A newcomer is imom, who is coming to the Virginia Blogfest!  Foolery is coming, too, and MommyPie probably would, but she is busy with her new site Swap Mama's where you need to go right now and sign up to trade all your gently used children's things.  Oops:  I almost forgot jojo--go  check out her random insanities;)

Our chefs on the left coast are Noble Pig who can also pour you a nice glass of wine, and Evil Chef Mom who manages to cook awesome meals for her brood and for us!

Grandma J lives in Texas now, but I cannot think of her as anything but a California girl, so she stays here for now.  Until she comes to Virginia in July! And you must not overlook Suz--a superb photographer and writer who will take you on a glorious tour of SoCal every single day.  Just overlook her hockey fixation.

Our Canadian Friends:  The Baroness is coming to the Virginia Blogfest with AsthmaGirl, and I cannot wait to meet her.  She is quite regal and reserved.  Unless you get her talking about Elvis.  The Smitten Image is another wonderful place to view spectacular photography.  And Benny the Jack Russell is the star of the show.  Bear Naked has been on hiatus due to some serious illness in the den, but I hope she'll be back soon.  Stop by and send them some good wishes.

Across the Pond: First, we have Jeri whose husband is deployed right now.  She manages to keep her wits about her, and I am not sure how she does it.  She really has her hands full.  And Holly.  She is on a break.  I hope it's just a break.  Please stop by and tell her to hurry back.

The East Coasters:  We are a spirited group.  I can say this because I know most of us!  The three EST bloggers I have yet to meet are Dyln (hello? Riley and cocktails on the porch?), Maggie (she of the witty blog and beautiful daughter) and Mary (in her exquisite Red House).  Beware ladies, I plan on meeting you all before too long.

If you have spent more than two minutes here, you know my friends Annie and Jules.  We do our best to stay out of trouble, but we are not always successful.  But we do have fun.  Too much fun.  And blogging has brought me face to face with these wonderful peeps:  Daryl (a fantastic NYCer who is an amazing photographer--we are traveling to Blogfest together!), Ellen (a fun new friend who has a whiskey cake in her kitchen right this very minute), One Stitch Two Stitch, who I knew because our daughters are in school together, but she has a newish blog, and she is a hoot!  And there's Debbie--my North Carolina friend, another GRITS, who was very brave and came out to meet me when I was with my children in North Carolina last Summer.  I know she didn't want to--but she lived to tell the story;)

I want to thank you all again for bringing light, wit and humor into my life.  Every. Single. Day.  Keep up the good work.  xoxo, Lauren



26 comments:

asthmagirl said...

What a charmed life punkin! And how fortunate to gather so many friends...

I've enjoyed your bloggy love! And I haven't missed the news at all!

Grandma J said...

That is some list! I feel honored to be among your blogging friends, and can't wait to meet you in July at the Blog Fest. I hope CBW and BHE have a clue about how many bloggers are going to their bash.

numberonesistah said...

Hrumph! So us midlanders are chopped liver?

Oh, nah, more along the BBQ beef genre, or perhaps the fried chicken genre. With cream gravy.
Oh yeah.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again....Mama,you are loved!

Hilary said...

Aww thanks for the mention among such a fine group. Tis an honour indeed. :)

Living on the Spit said...

It doesn't surprise me at all, but reading these bloggy love post's every day has really made me:

a) feel soooo much better.

b) get to know some other blogger's I need to go check out.

c) know you are the most caring and loving blogger out there...EVER!

d) all of the above.

Who needs the news when we have you to keep us distracted.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Yes, indeed, you really have a great list of friends. This blogging thing is really rewarding.

Deb said...

This was a very original number of posts, MPM. Sure wish I was attending Blogfest but it just isn't in the cards. I know there will be plenty of photos to share.

Sassy said...

You have definately got quite the circle of friends....and I have loved roaming around in blogland getting to know many of them...all wonderful ladies...thank you again for including me on your list yesterday...just think of all of us as little hugs from God....we all think you're pretty special as well. Happy Friday the 13th!!!!

MsMVNJ said...

thank you for introducing me to your friends!

Daryl said...

And where would all of us be without YOU?

Not having as much fun, that's for sure.

And I want you to visit Jan .. here:
http://www.theprytzfamily.com/2009/03/feel-good-story_13.html

She's also trying to avoid the downs and keep everyone thinking positive thoughts

This morning before I left for work, I caught a few minutes of Mrs Obama visiting the families of troops deployed and at home down at Fort Bragg .. wanna feel good, Google it and watch the reaction .. made me feel good!

Country Girl said...

Ellen has a whiskey cake in her frig right now? God, I wish I could stop by on my way to north Jersey to the funeral today . . .

Your bloggy love is inspirational, Mental P. I am in awe.

TSannie said...

That was very nice.

imom said...

I'm horoned and humbled to be included in your bloggy love! I'm doing my darnest to get to blogfest! I'm still working on the finances.

It's going to take me a month or more to check out all the blogs you've mentioned that I don't already visit, but check them out I will!

Thanks so much for the love, it is appreciated!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Canada - represented! Wa hoo for the red & white, baby.

Thank you so much for the shout out - I am beyond words (no small feat for me)with excitement about meeting all these amazing GLITS, GRITS, GLIMS, East & West Coasters.

CBW & BHE should be reading about Yazgur's Farm - this could become another Woodstock, y'all. :)

noble pig said...

Yeah for the Wild West! My day wouldn't be complete without my visit to the East...someday you'll come here and we'll have a big meal...AND WINE. I'll even get you some Chardonnay!

jojo said...

oh, mama..say it ain't so. No bloggy love for me??

big hair envy said...

I can't wait to check out these FINE ladies:)

Funny that the Baroness mentioned Woodstock....I've told CBW that we were looking at "Little Woodstock", Mathews style!!! We. Can't. Wait.

Debbie said...

What do you mean "she didn't want to". Well poot. I did too!

Yours is the start of my blog reading weekend and oh my Mama, you put a great deal of effort into your posts this week. Wow. My hat is off to you. Wonderful job and I have lots of places to visit from here!

Outstanding!
(Thank you for the mention, and I was very happy to meet you, nut!!

foolery said...

You're a peach, Miss Mental! Can't wait for July. Hope I don't get too shy before it comes around.

Sandie said...

What a fun group of posts you are doing! It's nice to *meet* all these other bloggers.

Egghead said...

My day would not be the same if I couldn't open your blog and have a good laugh. Thank you for the bloggy love and right back at you. You have a bunch of fun and great admirers.

kim-d said...

I have just loved The Complete Bloggy Love series, and now I must go forth and read many new blogs!

Suz Broughton said...

I think this is so great you are doing this. I've 'met' a lot of the blogs I read and love through your comment section. See, we all LOVE you and therefore have a base at which to build a blogging relationship.
Thanks,
Suz

mommypie said...

Aw, thanks so much for the link love, Doog! And, as if I haven't been a bad enough blogger lately -- sorely neglecting my best bloggy friends -- you throw out even MORE awesome sites to add to my list ... I'll NEVER catch up! (You're awesome, btw. ;) )

Magpie said...

Mwah! And if I ever have a weekend to myself again, yes, we have to meet.