I was feeling frustrated yesterday evening because the holidays are over and school’s back in session. That means sports and more sports and running around every evening for sports. Did I mention the sports? I am so downtrodden and woe is me, too much to do and too little time. You know, stupid sorry for myself stuff. On my way to pick up the Princess from basketball practice, I stopped by the little post office in town. In my box, I found the nicest letter and I want to share it with you because I want to let you all know how much I appreciate you. Many of you have written me kind notes such as this telling me that I’ve had an impact on your lives and I want you to know that you have an impact on mine, too. When I am down, you lift me up and encourage me and inspire me.
(I’m removing specifically identifying information because I didn’t have time to ask anybody permission to share this note. The card included a hand-painted picture of a view from her friend’s farmhouse, which was beautiful.)
I just wanted to tell you what an impact you have made in our lives. We live here in Montana. (Town name removed), Montana, in fact. It all started with a friend who is in Iraq. She was craving bread and wanted to make some for herself. I needed to find her an easy recipe, and I found Grandmother Bread. It spread from there! I shared your blog with some gals from work. We are a bunch of women working in a small space. It is a very high-paced pharmacy and positive attitudes are in short supply. Now our watercooler talk is about Clover and her cookies. You spread happy thoughts and create happy places. We have made Snickerdoodles and Grandmother Bread. I canned batches of pears, pickles, and Caramel Apple Jam. We have spread the word to Iraq, Honduras, and Korea.
She is a painter, and goes on to tell me that there’s “….something about being small, in a small town. Country folk will survive.” (How true is that!)
What a wonderful note, and it completely turned around my woe-is-me mood. So, you girls at the watercooler at that pharmacy in a little town in Montana, this cookie is for you.
Honey: “I thought this cookie was for me.”
Nutmeg: “I think that cookie is for me.”
Clover: “I’m pretty sure that cookie is for ME!”
Oh no! Poor Honey. Clover and Nutmeg never let him have a cookie.
This is no way for ladies to behave!
Head-butting over a cookie is so unseemly!!!
You’re such a sweetheart, Honey. You never fight about anything. What a good little wethered goat you are.
Though if you would stop eating my shirt…..
….and climbing all over me so my jeans look like this, I’d be happy.
Honey: “You know what would make me happy?”
Honey: “They’re not looking…..”
Honey: “….at the cookie. Ha!”
Honey: “I got the cookie! I got the cookie!”
Honey: “I GOT THE COOOOOOKIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!”
Clover: “I raised him to have manners. I don’t know how he turned out this way.”
P.S. Another nice note was posted by Debbie in the comments yesterday and I wanted to be sure everyone saw it because I HAVE NO SHAME!
The 2009 Bloggie nominations have started. Let’s all go to the bloggies to nominate Chickens in the Road. We love you, Suzanne!! and Coco, Spartacus and all the chickens, Nutmeg, Clover and Honey!!
– Debbie in Memphis
If you want to nomimate Chickens in the Road, I would be so grateful!!! The more nominations, the better the chances of making the finals, and also if you make a nomination, you’ll be part of the pool from which voters will be chosen to cast ballots on the finalists, which would be fun! Note: You have to nominate three blogs, so be prepared with a couple of other blogs to nominate. Also, if you should choose to nominate Chickens in the Road, please nominate it in the best-kept secret weblog category, which is where it would have the best shot.
When you arrive at the bloggies page, scroll to the right (not down) and input the following information under best-kept secret weblog:
Nominee: Chickens in the Road
Scroll on to the right some more to complete the Captcha (word verification for spam) and input your email address. (If you get an error, you may have filled out the Captcha wrong. Check that you’ve filled out all the required spaces.) You’ll receive a vote verification email, and you’re done!
If you don’t want to nominate this blog, nominate some other blogs! It’s fun! This is the most prestigious blog awards program–get involved to support your favorite blogs! If you do choose to nominate my blog, thank you! I need every nomination I can get–your vote counts. It’s very difficult to make the finals in this competition.
(If you’re confused about the process, click here for more info in the forum.)
P.P.S. If you don’t know two other blogs, scroll through the comments on this post and start clicking! You all have a bunch of great blogs!
Cookies for everyone!