Oct 13, 2007

The Drive to Blog & Today's Bouquets

Those of you who have been blogging for awhile will certainly understand the daily revelations of a blogger. First and foremost, the drive to blog. From the moment I placed the key in the ignition, my blog engine has been humming continuously. Even the simple act of curtailing posts during my recent Giveaway inspired me to the point of needing a notepad. I attempted to shift into neutral or park, only to find further inspiration in what I took the time to see– namely, the blogs of others. Finally, I looked over at the passenger seat and there was "inspiration" wearing a seat belt.

The Oxford American Dictionary defines "inspire" as:

1. to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative
• create (a feeling, esp. a positive one) in a person
(inspire someone with) animate someone with (such a feeling)
• give rise to
2. breathe in (air); inhale
The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense [impart a truth or idea to someone.] From the Latin inspirare meaning to 'breathe or blow into.'

My blog could be termed as a travel-blog because once I committed to the journey, I have been animated and raised up to a new level of inhaling and viewing my world. And I haven't even told you what I found in the backseat!

  • I started my day by having a wonderful conversation with TERI BEYER, a very special friend. I met her several years back when she and her son, Steven, approached me to begin taking Voice Lessons. Teri is the head nurse of cardiology at a local hospital and she is rarely without her pager. Yet, she always seems to find the time to be gracious, giving, loving, attentive, and caring. And, how I love to hear her laugh!
  • Tonight I discovered that I won the Pear Street Studios Weekly Giveaway! I will be receiving some beautiful Christmas Wreath invitations! And guess what? Jennifer is having a brand new Giveaway! She is currently giving away a set of 10 Stacked Pumpkin Invitations just in time for Thanksgiving. All you have to do is post a COMMENT. She is accepting referrals, too! So, when you visit her blog, be sure to tell her KJ from EYE-DYLLIC sent you
  • Pat at The Technique Trail is still hosting a "Giveaway a Day" for the entire month of October! [See the October 10th post.]
  • Angie at Scrapnmoms Moments is celebrating her 50th post by giving away an assortment of goodies! It is a long, spirited post, but you will find the information throughout the post. Just leave a comment.


  1. Beautiful rose! Yes, I understand the 'drive' to blog - I know it well. Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comment. I'll be back to visit yours again soon. ~Adrienne~

  2. Love that rose! I am visiting from seeing your name at another blog... so I thought I would check you out... I am going to have to add you to my list of Inspiring People and Places... interesting, huh, since you were talking about "inspire" today! I'll be back often to check on you!

  3. The roses are beautiful! I totally understand the drive to blog but as with everything, balance is the key!


  4. Today, very, very late I found out that you have commented in my Photoblog.
    Thank you so much. You also made me curious. Who is the Ingela who has taught you some Swedish?
    My daughter's name is Ingela and she lived in California for a couple of years..
    It isn't her is it.
    Love and hugs
    Eva Agnes

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I am so entranced by this wonderful blog world opened up to me by Mrs. Rabe at Creekside Cottage. After receiving a link to her blog because we are friends I spent a few months perusing others sites.
    It is so true, that the "drive" to write is very strong.
    It is nice to "meet" you and I very much enjoyed a quick tour through your blog. I will be back to see more...
    Becky K.

  6. Hi KJ! Thank you for visiting my blog and congrats on winning one of Jennifers gifts! She is the BEST! I have enjoyed reading thru your blogs and would love you to come back and visit me soon!

  7. Thanks for leting me know about the give aways.........I will check them out and love the colors in the flower. I enjoyed your blog and will be back often.......

  8. Lovely roses... I know what you mean, and I keep reminding myself...balance in all things! :o)



  9. K J you always inspire me with your dedication to blogging. Whenever I stop by you always have something that I can take with me, comfort, wonder, amazement, a smile, a tender memory raised from somewhere in the past.

  10. Thanks again for mentioning the give-away on Gracious Hospitality. Inland Empire Girl is the winner of the scripture cross-stitch this time. I'll be giving away a wintery themed one next, so check back soon.

    :) LaTeaDah

  11. Gorgeous rose - wonderful post! I have had that drive now for over a year and LOVE to sit in that passenger seat and be inspired by so many ~ to include YOU and YOUR blog.
    Congrats on winning the giveway!
    Hope you have a great day.

  12. Beautiful rose!

    Congrats on your award!



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♫ Karen