Friday, November 26, 2010

Grate-Friday-ful

I write M-W-F's. Monday's post was a tribute to a character I had to pay a fond farewell to. Wednesday's post was recognizing my third child, seeing how Thanksgiving was her 12th birthday. So today, in honor of a post-Thanksgiving Day writeup, I'm listing all the things I'm grateful for in the blogosphere.


- Early morning surfing - instead of staying cuddled up between the warmth of my bedsheets, I'm sitting in a hard chair, tapping on the cold keys of my keyboard.

- Cold coffee - while I'm busy doing the above, my coffee loses heat--completely.

- Reheated coffee approximately 4.5 times a day.

- Coffee cup forgotten in the microwave...too many times to count.

- Blogger - oh Blogger, dear Blogger when you lapse or won't let me make a comment on a buddy's post...sigh. And then to sign back on and find my comment posted three times. *double-sigh*

- Dry eyes...'Nuf said.

- Time warp - reading one blog post bleeds into another and then another and then...before I know it, three hours have escaped me.

- Burnt food - um, yeah...turn the oven on, spread chicken nuggets and fries on a cookie sheet for the kids, and set timer. Sneak back upstairs to hit just one. more. post.

- Spamers - Really?? R u bored?

- Forgetting to eat...& then wondering why I'm hungry.

- Comment moderation - do they really have to come up with non-words with more than five letters? The other day the security non-word had fourteen letters - Seriously.

In all seriousness though, I've learned more about myself, those around me, and the world since I started blogging. And I've grown dramatically as a person and as a writer.

As a writer, you live during an incredibly exciting time. Opportunities are all around, lying in wait when you least expect them. Take in all you do and read while blogging each day. Let every element seep into your pores, influence you. You never know where a path will take you until you chose to start walking it.

Sometimes the greatest gifts lie on the narrow, beaten path and in the smallest package.

- Have to mention a few bloggers or writing sites by name: Dianne, LM, my Oasis for YA ladies (Jessie, AE, JA, & Nikki), Jessica (Allimorph), Candyland, Matt, Lenny (*smiles*), Marcy, Christine, Jen, Shannon O'D, Katie, Leigh, Renae, Shannon WM, Lila, the big E, Stina, LM, Terry Lynn, PK, Sharon, & many, many more. Just peek at my sidebar.... YAlitchat, Inkwell, Twitter, & even Facebook.

Can you add to my crazy list?? Fess up, peeps. (Heart you, all!!)

14 comments:

  1. Aw thanks :) I wish I forgot to eat...I'm grateful for pop tarts for breakfast because I'm too busy to make something...

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  2. I'm with you on being thankful for coffee. But I'm not thankful for spammers!

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  3. I love those comment moderation words, the longer the better! ha.

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  4. Hey, sounds like you listed my morning routine. Kind of got a little creepy when I read the part about microwaving the coffee as I was reaching to retrieve my cup from the microwave. Had to laugh. Great post!

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  5. LOL! I love your lilst, this is so true! And, thanks for reminding me to go get my coffee cup out of the microwave.l ;)

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  6. I am grateful I'm not the only person who has trouble with those word verifications. I was beginning to think I was losing my eyesight!

    I'm grateful for all my wonderful blogging friends, and definitely you included, Sheri!

    I'm grateful for my family, who push me to overcome fears and take risks I would not be brave enough to face on my own.

    I'm grateful that leftover lasagne means no cooking dinner tonight. :)

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  7. hi miss sheri! thanks for saying my name in that list. heres a extra smile just for you. :) yikes! blogging is getting in the way of your coffee. how uncool is that! ha ha. for me im happy even if that coffee gets cold or left off in the nuker you still get here. im soooo thankful for all my blogger friends to and you a real special one of them. i hope you have a really nice weekend.
    ...hugs from lenny

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  8. lol Yeah, I definitely forget to eat sometimes. Then I'm starving and wondering why am I so hungry? Oh... yeah. Whoops. Have a great weekend! :)

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  9. Hey, Sheri, instead of warming the coffee up, toss in some ice cubes and make it an iced coffee! Yummy!

    You continue to be an inspiration to me. Since I am still draaaaaaggggginnnng my feet with my blog.

    Yay you!

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  10. I accidentally leave stuff in the microwave all the time. It's a trait inherited from my mom. I hope you had a great thanksgiving.

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  11. you sweet thing! (((BIG HUG))) <3

    That was a little eerie... you perfectly detailed one of my "supposed to be writing really procrastinating" days up there... :D lol!

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  12. Hey, I just gave you an award over on my blog.

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  13. You are so right! I've suffered through all of those things. Especially the cold coffee!

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  14. awe, I loved this post! I'm thankful for pretty much the same things. I'd be even more thankful for just a little more time to consecrate to blogging:) lol. Hope you had a good thanksgiving!

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