And Hel? Over at Dal, Hel & Bel? A few months ago I read her words:
I want to have a baby.
Just putting it out there. Hellooo Universe - it's my turn again.
And I was >rightthere< with her - FINALLY, someone had said what I wanted to say, in the simplest of terms. And I was so glad I wasn't the only one. And the other day? My reader popped up with the news that, FINALLY, the Universe agreed - it's her turn again! Oh, I was so super happy for her! And a little bit...a little bit it gives me hope that maybe it'll take time, but maybe it'll be my turn one day too. (See? It's always about me.) She left me a comment on my Ifeelsorryformyself rant saying some nonsense about her timing being off - girl, are you kidding me?! I'm super happy for you, and I'm so glad it's your turn. Now, go put in a good word for me, would ya?
I'm sure you guys all know Narragansett No. 7, right? Okay, okay...I don't know her know her - I admit, I don't even know her actual, inreallife name - but she's left a few sweet words for me here and I really like what she writes over there. You should check it out.
And Chubby McGhee!!! (I don't know her inreallife name either. Shit. I'm bad at this bloggy friends thing.) Have you been following her progress? If not, check it out - she's amazing and I want to be more like her. That running thing I've been doing? (still doing that, BTW) A few people said "What's your inspiration?" and I was all "eh, I don't want to be fat" which is totally true at the very core of it - but read her blog for a few minutes. Click back a page or two. See where she's been and where she's going. Dude. She's working her ass off, and she's chasing two little ones at the same time! And she doing things that are so much harder than I'd ever attempt. She's my inspiration.
Mollie (finally! a name I know!!!) over at OK in UK is bloggy friend I found through FTLOB recently, and she's so much fun. I really like reading blogs written by people living outside the US - I want to know what the locals call things, and how they talk, and what their habits are, and what sort of food do they eat there...? My Momma asks questions like that every time she meets someone with an accent. People from Oklahoma count as people with accents. Yes, even to a Kentuckian. People from Oklahoma living in the United Kingdom? Too much excitement for one Kentuckian to take.
Kari. My sweet Notie Kari, from Know-It-Not-So-Much. She's been leaving me words of encouragement and support for months, and I look forward to her posts to see what's new in her life and what new pictures she's taken. And she accepted my Facebook friend request. And she didn't punch me in the face and call the police when I told her her daughter is pretty and that I want to play Barbies with her.
Kristen writes at Confessions of a Graphic Design Student; she said she loves me and that makes her AT LEAST as crazy as me because that's the sort of thing I do and then I'm all "Gosh, i hope they get when I was saying and don't think I'm some sort of crazy creepy stalker person". I like her art, and I like her way with words.
Another inreallife name I don't know, my new bloggy friend Rancher Mom writes at Rancher Mom's Realm and Taylor Ranch Goats. Guys, she uses the f-word and raises goats and chickens - how could you not love her? And dude, she gets me. She probably doesn't know it yet, but she totally gets me.
Ixy at Illusion. Read her latest post - the five-minute one. It's way deep.
I've had this post in the works for days and then reality hit and so it's been hanging out in blog limbo - I felt like it needed so much more work and I needed to add so many more names, and I do, but for now, this is all I've got and now I'm to the point where I'm just saying this is going to have to be good enough.
I'm sorry if that's lame.
This post was born from two things:
1. Jennasaurus tagged me for the Versatile Blogger Award because she's awesome. And she told me I don't have to follow the rules and so I'm not gonna - I'm not even going to tell these amazing women that I've said nice things about them. I think maybe they might show up around these parts semi-regularly anyhow and they'll see it eventually, and if not, that's cool too.
They've each said things to me that have put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart.
2. OMG, you guys are reading this crap and commenting on it! NO WAI! I can't hardly believe that so many awesome women have found me and so now I've found them and we've found each other and the world can only be a happier place for this reason.
I love you all. I don't know you, but I love you.
You know that, right?