Monday, March 3, 2008

It's a Small, Small World

I was tagged by Becky to play a new MEME game and that is to create your own SIX WORD memoir. I have seen this popping up on other blogs and at first I thought how easy this would be. Yea, right!

I suppose something like this would depend on what life experiences you are going through at the time. I for one, right now, am going through a "friendship situation". I am not going to go into details. No need. Let's just say that women can be really hurtful at times. What I do want to say is that I cherish and appreciate my friendship with my friend Nikki. Our friendship has evolved over the last 21 years from being an acquaintance to a co-worker to a friend to a BFF in the whole wide world friend. We're the same in a lot of ways but also have our differences. Rather than the differences being a problem, we view them as an asset. I'm so thankful that she is a part of my life.

I want to also mention Becky. I am so thankful to have her as my new friend. We met in an interesting Kevin Bacon Six Degrees of Separation sort of way. It started when I was checking out one of my favorite quilt web sites, Fig Tree Quilts. She had a link for a blog! "I wonder what a blog is", I asked innocently? "My, what are those links?" Off into cyberspace I went. Somehow I found a link to The Old Painted Cottage. This is a wonderful site and if you haven't been there, stop by. Jennifer has an area where she showcases cottages of the month. I was going through them all and I noticed that July of 2007 was "Becky" from "Modesto, California". Well, ladies and gentlemen, that is only 10 minutes down the road from my little town of Escalon so I was really excited. I started scrolling through the pictures and was hooked. What a lovely home! Then I got excited when I started seeing Scottish Terrier collectibles since I'm a Scotty nut. Then I saw the picture of Duhgall, a real live Scotty and I screamed. We're planning on getting a new Scotty this year. Woo Hoo! A kindred spirit!!!! My plan was to contact Jennifer and ask her to have Becky contact me. I wanted to talk Scotty groomer, breeders, vets, etc.. Before I could do that I stopped by one of our local antique shops in Modesto, Remember When. I started chatting with the owner about "stuff" and then I mentioned blogs. She asked if I had seen The Old Painted Cottage. I told her how I had planned on contacting Becky, etc., etc.. "Well", she said, "Becky rents a space in the shop. Let me call her and you can talk." Get Out Of Town!!! We talked for a long time (sorry I used up so many minutes). We've gotten together at each other's home, gone shopping, out to dinner with our Sweety's and have developed what I hope will be a lasting friendship. Becky and her Sweety are just wonderful people. I consider myself Aunty Jean to Doogs.

Thank you Lord for my lasting friendship with Nikki and my new friendship with Becky!!! My prayer is for each of you to have friendships in your life as dear as I do.

So, back to the game. My six word memoir is:

Because nice matters - cherish your friends!

Here are the rules to the game:

1. Write your own six word memoir (see above)

2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like. Yellow roses represent friendship.

3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible, so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.

4. Tag five more blogs with links

5.Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

Now I am inviting the following gals to play along:

1. Amy at Fours Sisters In A Cottage because she is a new blog friend and she is a great gal!!!!
2. Anna at Thimbleanna because she is a new blog friend and is the sweetest person!!
3. Nicole atSister's Choice Quilts because she is an awesome quilter and I'm in love with her dog!!!
4. Susan at A View From Here because she is one of my favorite authors and I love her books. I don't know Susan so I'm being a little (a whole lot) brave with this one.
5. Lynda at Hedgerow Hollow. This was my "wild card." I just starting going from link to link till I decided to stop. I wanted a new one that I had never been to. Her blog is beautiful and she is a talented lady who lives in Ontario, Canada. In our travels we have found that Canadians are some of the kindest and most friendly people on this earth.

So there you are. Whether you take up the challenge or not, or if you are just visiting my blog today, take the time to remember your friends. Give them a call, send them a card or write them a letter and let them know how much they mean to you.

Have a great week!!!


bookbabie said...

So glad you played, I think we all cherish our friends more and more the older we get, great memoir:)

Mockingbird Hill said...

Hi Jean! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me today...I have really enjoyed my visit with you.

You asked about the precious bookend and yes, it's still here with me. Please get back to me with an email address so we can talk all about her! My email address is on my profile page.

I also have a friend that has a Scottie...and he is just like her baby. Even rides in a special stroller when we are out and about in crowded places...he gets all of the attention, too. And, my sister has a Scottie collection that could equal a museum!

Looking forward to hearing from you..


Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Jean,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love meeting new bloggers and your page is so pretty! That cherry quilt a few posts down is so gorgeous! Hope you stop by again:>)

bj said...

Hi, Miss Jean...I'm bj and I'm glad to meet you...the j stands for jean, too.
I love your blog and sure will be back. Come see me sometime...I'd love to have ya!
hugs, bj

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun post Miss Jean! I enjoyed getting to know your Nikki and Becky a little more. And how interesting the way you met Becky. I love your 6 word memoir -- and how you tied it in with your friends -- you're SO creative. Thanks for tagging me too -- an honor for me, as I love your blog! (Check my Feb 26th post for my six words.)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Miss Jean,
What a wonderful 6 word memoir! And I love the story on how you met Jennifer through the internet....amazing!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Ok, Miss Jean, I am not suppose to be blogging this week in order to get things done, however, I have to stop for a moment and thank you for your sweetness. I am so thankful that we met! We are kindred spirits, for sure!

You and Nikki have a beautiful friendship and I am so happy to finally have met her.

Doogs sends his love! Have a happy day, my sweet friend!


Thanks for playing the meme and love your saying!

CIELO said...

Oh, pretty blog! Thank you for visiting my house in the roses, is so nice to meet a new blog friend!

I was also tagged to play that "six word" game and I have no idea what to say.... ha! I like your six word memoir, so true and clever!

Have a great weekend!


Lenka said...

I found you blog and stop to say Hi!
What a lovely story you tell... Make me think about my friends... Thank you!

Esther Sunday said...

I have become friends with Becky through blogging, and let me tell you, I just love the girl!!!! So lucky are you to be able to close enough to visit her! Love, Esther

Janet said...

Great post Jean. Friends are so important :)


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Jean!

You have a beautiful blog --I've enjoyed spending some time reasding it this morning.

Your 6 word memoir is wonderful, and so true. I have some great friends that I cherish, but sadly I've lost a few over the years for reasons I don't understand, and as you said, women can be so hurtful at times. You have encouaged me to try and reach out to them again. Thanks!

Hugs, Pat