Now that I think I've recovered from the Day From Hell (patent pending), I just wanted to check in and tell you all thank you for the words of support. I've been very busy gearing up for a big trip this coming week, so I will probably missing in action until about October 12th or so.
I just wanted to mention how helpful and supportive most people here in BlogLand have been. I've had a core group of people visiting my blog since it was merely a twinkling in my eye (and suggestions from people at the lovely Phantom Scribbler's.) I have seen people here be a shoulder to lean on; people to vent all your frustration to; people who encourage you to be who you are, and not conform to some ideal standard arbitrarily set; people who just plain care and take the time to stop and listen. You commenters (pixies, hippos, whatever we call you...) rarely get the accolades you deserve. You help someone, each and every time you listen. I don't know about anyone else's experiences but the people I've encountered here have only enhanced my life. My life was pretty great to start with, but having blog mates who are there -- who've got your back and who are fully in your camp -- are pretty special people. So, thank you! Thank you for listening. Thank you for reading. Thank you for all the things you do and say to help make my life that much better. Thank you for continuing to come to my little slice of the Blogosphere, and not only reading whatever I'm nattering on about, but for continuing to comment and NOT run away screaming in droves.
I'm not all tech-savvy like some of the Bloggy Buddies out there -- I don't know how to check who's reading, or from what blog you linked to me, or what people searched for on Google that led them to here. What's more, I don't really care. Those people who *are* here are the cream of the crop, in my opinion, and if it's just us, passing around the chocolate-covered pretzels and the fishbowl margaritas, I'm content with that.
If anyone wants any chocolate-covered pretzels, I'll be over here.