This weekend I did a lot of thinking.
And in the midst of that thinking I received a few emails and comments from strangers who read this here blog. Kind comments. Thankful emails. The kind of emails and comments that make me grateful for this big world (that isn’t so big).
Now, I’ve always known there were strangers reading, and I’ve received comments and an occasional email from someone I don’t know. But by and large, the majority of people I hear from are friends. (Hi friends! xo!) So this weekend, to have received such a high volume of notes from strangers was both curious and heart-warming.
It made me really think about who is reading. And it made me want to throw one big whopping party and force you all to come so that I can get to know each one of you. I mean really. Really. This weekend, I couldn’t stop thinking about you. Who you are. Where you live. What you like. What’s important to you. What you want most. What makes you happy. What makes you sad. If you’re struggling. Or if you’re epically happy. I just wanted to know you. And while I totally understand the urge to stop by here to read and simply stay silent (it’s what I do most often when I read other people’s blogs), I’d honestly and sincerely like to invite you to tell me who you are. Tell me something about yourself. Anything. Tell me lots or tell me a little. And if you have a blog or a site, please please please leave me the link. I really really really want to know you.
And in the spirit of parties … while I can’t throw one, big party for you all to come to, I do want to extend an invitation. Frit and I are hostessing a small, ladies dinner next Tuesday, Sept. 21 in honor of the last day of summer and I have reserved two places at the table for someone who reads this blog to come (with a guest) and join us. I wish I had a bigger table and could invite more. Then again, maybe no one will want to come (ha!) and this will turn out to be a totally embarrassing idea. But if this sounds like fun (and it will be) and if you need a night out sans children or husband or homework or work or dishes or whatever it is you need to leave behind, please leave a comment or send me an email. In the event that more than one person wants to come, I’ll randomly draw a name at the end of the week.
(The invitations … )
Lastly, I thought you might like to know that my next segment on Good Things Utah is tomorrow at 10 a.m. MST. Tune in to ABC4 if you can. I’ll be demonstrating how to make a chic boutique-quality clutch from a placemat. Seriously.
Oh, and like I said … Quiet readers are always welcome so feel free to stay silent. But I’d also love to get to know you. So if you feel inclined, do leave a note and tell me a little something about you. I can’t wait to meet you.