Tuesday, April 01, 2008

spt



this was a fun spt for me. sometimes i get so rushed just trying to get a photo, any photo, that i don't really focus on the subject. to be able to spend some quality time with this particular subject, on this particular morning, was a gift.



i have grown so much through blogging, through the challenges of spt. i have made better girlfriends than i have had in a decade, and it doesn't even matter that i've never *met* any of you!! i feel i know your and your families like you were here going through this life dance with me. like you would be the ones who would ring my back doorbell.

i literally carry my word of the year around with me, and someday i might be able to compose a post that truly tells how choosing my word saved my life.



there are rough nights when i can't wait to blog the next day. there are rough days when i don't blog, but i travel the great blogosphere itself, gleaning words of hope and encouragement. it doesn't seem to matter that sometimes those words weren't meant for me, per se. i use them all the same!! i wonder at all of you out there with different talents than mine. and i wonder at myself and the talents i never recognized before.

so, about that whole "taking a break thing..."


















for me, there will always be time for blogging!! i may not have anything remarkable to say. i may be grouchy or tired. i may not comment, or i may comment out of context. but, i'll be here!!




47 comments:

Alisa said...

YEA!!! I had just wondered outloud to my husband if this was going to be an april fools day thing...so glad it is!
YAHOO!

Kelly said...

You tricky girl! I have a huge smile on my face. I hadn't even considered the possibility of this being an April Fool's joke. I'm so happy it was!

By the way, beautiful pictures of you!

Amber Grannis said...

You turkey! HA! That was a good one! I am still giggling over here. Happy April Fool's Day!!

Laurie said...

That made me laugh. Glad to hear you'll be sticking around!!

Becky said...

The thought crossed my mind yesterday that you might have something tricky up your sleeve :)

You look great, Lelly and I am so grateful for this blogging community that you are such a great part of!

Jill said...

You're funny, you totally fooled me! This is a great post, with a nice balance of introspection and humor, plus great pictures!

Bren's Life said...

Oh man- you totally had me!!! I was really sad that this was ending.. Way to go! I'm really glad your in this forever!! I can't wait to learn more about you.
Love your SPT! You look so cute!

Cristin said...

I'm so glad...but now what do I do with my heartfelt LELLY I'LL MISS YOU post???

You are so fun!
HapPy ApRil FoOls Day!

crystal said...

I DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT COMING!!!!

You crazy nut. I was so puzzled when I read your "taking a break" post because it sounded so unlike you! Brat. You totally got me. Reel me in!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

You got me! I don't know which picture I like best...the first or the last...both are great!

Alisha said...

I'm quite relieved to see that you are NOT giving up on your blogging at this time because I'm just revin' my engines here as I join the blogosphere! I was going to be really sad if you left me hanging after only 2 SPT's. :) Happy April Fool's Day to you, too.

michelle said...

You trickster!! You got me good! So glad you won't really be going on hiatus. Love your necklace -- I wear mine every day.

Windy said...

Ha Ha! Glad you're not really leaving us.

Looking forward to many more SPT's.

Your photos looked great. I still can't get a decent self-portrait. I guess my arms aren't long enough.

April said...

My kids asked me last night, "What are we doing for April Fool's Day?" Huh. Um, nothing. Glad to see that you're still a kid at heart.

Can I say how much I loved that last laughing picture of you...so charming.

melanie said...

Is there anybody you DIDN'T fool? Love it! And I love your pictures too, your smile at the end is contagious! Happy Day to you too!

jenn said...

I only forgive you because the picture of you laughing is SO DANG CUTE!!

Chris said...

you are funny! Yeah! I am glad we will continue to have a fun challenge each week to play with.
Great pics by the way! :-)

Barb said...

Funny girl!

The monkey bunch said...

So Cruel, but so Awesome! You are great! loved the picture of you laughing!

Courtney said...

OHHHH you got me good! I am LOL right now at your great trick! You really had me wondering what in the world was I going to blog about each week!!!!

You are beautiful!!! Glad you are not going anywhere, at least not for now.

Hannah said...

This was so good- I don't think anyone had a clue last week! Love the laughing picture of you.

Jenny said...

You totally got me good! I will be posting this one later this evening. For now I am off to the ball fields!

FabulousMrs.Shank said...

You little minx!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

You got me!! Funny girl! Your pictures are really great too.

Lacie said...

You Stinker!!!!! LOL!

That was so funny! I just learned a bit more about you- hee hee!

Amanda L. said...

This was such a great post. Who thinks about April Fool's Day several days before and leaves a little carrot dangling like that? Way to go.

I loved your words about blogging and the whole blogosphere community. It rang true to me. Thank you for continuing to bolster us up and together.

Sarah said...

I was totally fooled. I am new to SPT and have loved doing them. When I heard it was an April Fools joke I immediately called my friend who does SPT's to tell her. You are very tricky.

Rachael said...

Thank goodness you were just joking! Sarah and I were bummed since we were just getting in to it! Thanks for the joke!

Jennifer H said...

Stinker. You totally fooled me!

Warren said...

The thought had briefly crossed my mind that this might possibly be a joke...
But then I thought, nah, she seems to have been working a lot. I'm glad to see I was wrong!

Lene said...

I'm very happy to see that you are NOT giving up on your blogging. I am just joining the bloggy world and I felt like I was going to miss out on a fun way to get to make new friends!

Tilane said...

I was so sad. I barely get in on the fun, and it was ending!!! You totally fooled me!

linda said...

I did not see it coming...it was all a joke...thank goodness!

I didn't do SPT this week cause I think I was rebelling against your self imposed SPT hiatus! Ha!

Actually we've been on the road traveling so no SPT today...now maybe I'll just have to make it up tomorrow!

Claudissima said...

you are soo funny! and spontaneous! good for you! I love your post...and yes, you fooled me too!

michelle said...

You tricky gal! You got me on this one. I am so happy to read that you are staying in the blogging world. It wouldn't have been the same without you. :)

amy m said...

looks like you fooled a lot of us. Glad you're here to stay.

carlo said...

How much do I adore this smiley lelly pic?

i have missed you friend...

Dacia said...

I am so gullible! My family played so many jokes on me because I just seem to forget that it's April Fools day. I didn't even realize that your spt was a joke until today. I guess I'll still have to do it a day late! Thanks for the laughs!

Elizabeth said...

Yea! I am so relieved I won't have to miss you! I was just thinking I hope she doesn't mind if I still email her.
And now I don't feel so sad that I never got around to the make up and hair thing to take my photo. Hard to do holding a baby and a 3 year old.

Poulsen Family said...

LOL, you totally had me! I love the picture of you laughing I think you are beautiful in it!

The PiƱon Family said...

Great pictures! Great joke!

linda said...

SPT is a little late this week but finally got her done...I'm still in shock at the BIG prank you pulled off this week!

Amy said...

Yay! I'm a big fan of jokes that erase disapopintment...You rock, Lelly!

Amy said...

I Love, love, love your blog. It always puts a smile on my face....
thank you for sharing YOU with all of us!

Natasha said...

You got me good! So glad you aren't going anywhere, Lelly!

Holly said...

You sneaky little muskrat! You pulled the wool WAY over my eyes. I wish there were live video feed of everyone's reaction to your clever joke.

I am glad you aren't going off the blogging grid!! When the jig was up, that made my week.

Your pictures are so pretty--isn't it nice to take a few moments for ourselves and then document it?!?

patsy said...

Lelly~ you totally fooled me too!
I have been going to send you a note all week saying I was going to miss you!!!!
You are clever, clever :)