Tuesday, October 21, 2008

#37

You know how sometimes in life you hang on to things, or ideas or beliefs, even when you can't remember why? You have no idea how a silly little tradition even started, yet it continues? Like wearing a favorite shirt on Fridays, or eating all your fruit before your meat, or obsessively lining all your canned goods up facing frontwards in your pantry (not that I know anyone who would be **that** anal-retentive ... ahem) or whatever ....

My silly tradition is the number 37. I have said for years that it was my favorite, lucky number, although I have no idea why. In fact, I've said it for so long that even though I no longer believe it to be true, I feel a certain loyalty to good ole' 37, and I notice it all the time now .... on signs, in stories, whatever. I always scroll to number 37 on a list, or select 37 if given a choice, etc. Goofy, I know, but there you go.

Anyway, a few weeks ago I put a widget on this blog for people to sign up as "Followers" of Not Quite. Sort of a neat little tool, over there on the right hand side, showing thumbnail pictures of the people kind enough to let me know they visit here, and also letting the rest of us check out their blogs, as well. I love it, because it's an easy way for me to quickly click on other people's blogs and check up on them (and yep, I do it a lot, although I'm pretty guilty of lurking, if I'm being honest.)

Naturally, I noticed the day my 37th regular follower showed up ... although if I count backwards now she is no longer 37 (does that mean someone already signed up, then dropped off my blog???? Wow, that's humbling) she was definitely the 37th to sign up, so I'd like to introduce all of you to her today:

Lucky #37 was Marci, of The Crazy Connell Family and Our Daily Lives. I've "known" Marci for years now through this insane contraption called the Internet. She and her fellow Prayer Bears followed Kendrie during her Caringbridge days, and were always kind enough to stop by and let us know they were keeping her in their thoughts and prayers during her leukemia treatment. Marci was kind enough to follow me over here to this blog, and let me peek in on her life -- and her beautiful daughters -- through a blog of her own. I *think* you have to have a Blogger ID to view her site, but I hope if you do, that you will. (huh? did that even make sense?) I'm also glad she's so laid back, since I totally just posted the link to her site without asking her first.

\\waves to Marci: hi! total internet transgression! hope you'll forgive me and look the other way!/>

So Marci, thanks for being such a great support to our family through the years. And thanks to the rest of you, #1 - 45, who signed up here as well. Your happy smiling faces on the sidebar of my site give me a happy, smiling face as well. :) (See? There it is!)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

How nice to see one of the loving faces from the Prayer Bears. Maybe the Prayer Bears could say a prayer for a lovely little 13 year old girl in California named Korinne. She's been battling a rare form of cancer and is about to end her battle.

I have to admit I found Grandma J here and I'm on her lurker list. She's very funny and has a great perspective on life.



Dixie

Marci said...

Yes it is me...MARCI--from the prayer bears and Thanks Kristie, maybe I will get more people following my blog or even some more lurkers,,,HINT HINT,,,atleast let me know you are around Kristie..LOL..Thanks for blogging about me....I love the attention, wink!!!
Love, Marci
for anyone intersted you can see The Prayer Bears at
http://www.freewebs.com/prayerbears

Marci said...

Goodness Kristie,,YOU SENT TONS OF LURKERS On my page but no signings I MUST BE BORING COMPARED TO YOu, I know I see you sitting there laughing with your bon bons and Diet Dr.Pepper, keep laughing...Thanks....love, marci

Marisa said...

I tried to sign Marci's blog but could not get it to go through.

Marci, If you read Kristies comments I TRIED !!!

Jacqueline said...

And I had not even noticed the widget. I'm an official follower now :)

Amy said...

And I was so proud of my 11 followers! Congrats to Marci and followers 38-75, as well.

Pam D said...

Wow.. in the very same day, I have become a follower of your blog AND a Facebook friend! woo hooo... now I just need to go to Sonic for DDP, and I'll be all good...

Mom on the Run said...

I'm with you on the arranging cans a certain way in the pantry. I can spend hours fiddling with the shelf order when more important jobs like laundry are not getting done. I guess it is a matter of priorities for me.

Renee said...

Had no idea a follower button was over there...
Thinking about you guys. Hugs to Blaine and lots of choclate to you!

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

Have you ever watched the moving "Sleeping with the Enemy?" She realized a psychopath was hiding in her house when she opened her cabinets and all of the cans had been rearranged so that the labels were facing forward. Just sayin! ;-)

AVT Coach said...

It is so nice to recognize people who have been such a support. So glad you have now 84 followers!!!