In case you somehow missed the gobbbbs of buttons around bloggyland, there is a party going on over at 5 Minutes for Mom.

This is my “invite” post, to introduce myself and encourage you to take a look around.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I just had my 1st blogging anniversary on Wednesday the 28th, so I’ve been cruising through my Archives and grabbing a few representative and favorite posts from the last year.

You can find my What I’ve Learned in a Year of Blogging posts at the bottom of my About page. If you want to know the way I think, and what I write about, that’s a good place to start.

I also have begun a weekly carnival I call Tuesday Tales for storytellers and story lovers.

Feel free to poke around. My Author and About pages should give you all the context you need for what you will find here, but if you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me (details in my Author page).

*Blessings on your day, and happy blog-surfing!*

I feel a need to excuse how high I am on the list. I think 5-Minutes must be on the East Coast, because when I popped in at 8:30 Alaska-time the Mr. Linky was up. So I signed in. Slot 25.



I realized after visiting some other blogs that I never really wrote what this one is about. Words. Words, and saying what you mean; what you really want people to know.

The part in stories and movies that make me *absolutely* the. most. crazy. are the problems that arise and grow from unclear expectations and simply not talking.

The easiest kind to avoid.

My husband likes the way I think. I may bounce all over in my presentation, but I never expect him to know something I haven’t told him. We have a beautiful thing going here. For many reasons.

60 thoughts on “Invitation

  1. I’ll have to check out your Carnival. I think it’s such a great way to meet people who have similar interests.

    Congratulations on the 1 year anniversary. Didn’t it just fly by?

    Here via the Ultimate Blog Party!

  2. I’ve been blogging since 92′ even though we had never heard the word blog way back then. Happy blog anniversary, nice to meet you.

  3. I live in Southern CA and knew it would be an advantage when posting to blogs, in the other time zones.

    Love your blog and enjoyed my visit.

  4. I’m pretty high too! And I’m central time.. logged in @ 7am and I was already in the100’s!!!

    Don’t forget to stop by and grab some party favors @ the 160acrewoods!

    ~following the Ultimate Party Trail

  5. Yes, all you west coast people had a nice jump! I signed in before 7am East coast time and am number 69! I am going to take some time and check out your site. I love words too and untangling things with them.

  6. Hi. Wonderful to meet another writer on the party circuit :-) Your Tuesday Tales sound interesting… I will definitely check it out. I’ve bookmarked your site and will be back when I can sit and chat for a while. Blessings and happy blogging :-)

  7. So nice to meet you! This is the best party I’ve been to in ages! I enjoed reading about you, and will be back soon to read more. I love the stroy carnival idea. I may lurk it for a while though, before I jump in. I’m a bit of a chicken when it comes to witing fiction. It’s there inside me but I will have to coax it out. Stop by my little corner of this blog party for a cup of virual coffee if you get a chance!


  8. Hi – nice to meet you! Just making my rounds at all the different party sites.

    Hope you can stop by sometime soon!

  9. Happy party day!
    I think this is a wonderful idea! And a great way to meet new bloggers! Its just a tad overwhelming though! I want to get to everyone, but then I don’t have time to really dig into people’s blogs! I’ll be doing this for weeks, I’m sure!
    This is the party that doesn’t end.
    It just goes on and on my friend.
    Some people started blogging it not knowing what it was
    And they’ll continue blogging it forever just becuase….
    This is the party that doesn’t end.

  10. So happy you are partying! :) It is great to meet you!

    We are actually on the Pacific Coast, but we wanted to be fair to our Eastern friends and make sure that they had a chance to sign up before they went to bed. It seemed cruel to put it up at 12pm pacific – then only the pacific people would have a shot at it.

    Congrats on getting so high on the list! :)

  11. oohhh….a carnival! Sounds like something I’ll need to check out!! Btw, we’re studying roots this week so I think I’ll bring the kiddos here to see the roots at top…neat! Thanks for the party invite!!

  12. Great party post!! I want to get to all those links, too. I’m thinking about blogrolling a “Party Roll” that I want to revisit…so I don’t lose people from the list over at the main site. My party is up too…come on over.


    :-) Susan

  13. Well, happy bloggiversary!! :)

    I’m sure your hubby appreciates you not expecting him to know what you haven’t told him. I agree with you wholeheartedly on that one!!

    Have a great day!

  14. Hi – just stopping by from the blogging party! You are so lucky to be #25 on that list… it is HUGE! lol I think I’m #260… and it’s almost up to 600… so crazy! But so much fun to meet new people :)

  15. Just stopping by for the party. Always love to “meet” new people out here in blogland, so fun!

    Have fun blog partying this week!

  16. Thanks for the party, Enjoyed what you had to share. My party game is Two Truths and a Lie. One statement is I lived in Alaska. Hmmmm.. I wonder if this is true. Check it out.

  17. Pleased to meet you. And it sound as if you think the way I do. Fortunately, I too have a Mr. Right who can follow and just as questions when I lose him along the way. It really is wonderful to have a man who knows how to ask directions…

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