Good morning friends. And I want to say welcome to my new followers! I try to visit each of you to say hello. Some of you don't actually have blogs, so I can't come visit you. But know that I love your comments!!! I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of my blogging friends. Last Saturday was one such occasion! I follow a sweet lady, Maryjane, who blogs at The Beehive Cottage She mentioned on her blog last week that she and her darling vintage trailer would be at a vintage and antique show in Murrieta on Saturday. Since my husband was working, I thought I would pop on over to say hello. Maryjane is just as I imagined her to be. Warm, inviting...and so generous! When I came to her booth to introduce myself to her, I said, "Hi Maryjane, I am Kris from Simplify" and suddenly there were three other ladies, who revealed themselves to me. Two were blog friends that I visit every day. Elaine from Sunny Simple Life , who I have known the longest. She and I visit back and forth nearly every day via email and blogs. We discovered that we don't live that far apart, and have been planning to meet one day soon. And then, a neighbor and friend of Elaine's, Patty, who blogs at Lemon Lane Cottage. I have only known Patty for a short while, but have so enjoyed her blog! With them, was Patty's sister in law Shelly, who does not have a blog yet, but we are working on her! After we shrieked and hugged, and laughed a while, and visited some more with Maryjane, I got to go along with them to lunch at Tom's Farms where we spent a wonderful afternoon visiting, and shopping together. But not before Maryjane sent us on our way with bags chock full of her handmade goods, that she gifted to each of us. We all wished that Maryjane could have come with us, but I know we will be planning more get togethers and outings.
Meeting these ladies was such fun for me. They were all just like I thought they would be. Their blogs represent them well!!!!
Today I have the pleasure of meeting another lady whose blog I have been following for several months. Her name is Lura, and she blogs at Grammy's News I found Lura through another mutual blog that we both enjoy. Linda, from Behind My Red Door Linda had mentioned Lura, way back last spring, after she had been in a terrible accident while en route to visit her kids in Utah. She and her husband were both injured, but Lura's injuries were far worse, and they kept her in the hospital for months! I have followed her along on her journey back to health, and although she is still recovering, she is now slowly getting to resume some of her normal activities again. Today she is the keynote speaker at The Women's Improvement Club luncheon right here in my town of Corona. She has invited me to come and hear her speak about her accident and recovery. In getting to know Lura a little bit, just through our blogs, I have discovered that she is a retired Home Ec teacher at a local high school here in town. I mentioned to Lura once that I have a friend who is a teacher there, and did she know her? Come to find out, this friend of mine, Laurie, worked side by side with Lura in the Home Ec department, and Lura was part of the team that hired Laurie to work there, some 20 years ago. Laurie and I worked together many years ago at Marie Callender's, when our kids were young. What a small world we live in!! And what amazing people I have met through blogging! I hope you will visit some of these blogs I have mentioned today. If you visit me, and find that we may have something in common, then I am sure you will find something you love about each of these ladies too.
I am leaving you today with some pictures of our beautiful sky. The first couple I took the other night on my way to Hannah's birthday party. It had rained all day, and was about to pour again. I was so happy I had my camera sitting right there in the seat next to me so I could snap these photos.
Yesterday on my way home from having lunch with the birthday girl, I actually had to pull my car over to reach my camera and capture these shots. I was just awestruck at the beauty. Of course the photos never seem to do justice to the actual sights with the naked eye, but I still thought they were worthy of sharing!
Heading up the street behind our house.
My friend Lauri Benson may recognize these next few shots. : )
This next shot was taken driving down my street to my house.