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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Two Weekend Surprises


I got the best phone call on Friday, Bob, from Ridge Antiques called 
and said that a blogger friend had been shopping our booth and had insisted he call me.
 He said "It was Diane from Lavender Dreams." Yay.

Now Bob does not read blogs and likely thinks they are not real so for Diane to arrive and stand there and tell him to call me is about eight kinds of cool. Diane is the sweetest to stop into our booth and shop on her way to the mountains. Please visit her fun and energetic blog here.

Thanks bunches Diane and maybe one day we can go shopping together.


The second surprising blog related event that happened this weekend
 was I ran into an old friend "D" at church this morning. 
She's an R.N. {like me} who is now enjoying retirement. 
And she reads Olive Out.



She said she now had time to surf the net and had just came across Olive Out one day and had been reading it for a while. At first she did not realize I was the author of the blog. She said she loved the content and for me to keep writing and taking pictures. I remember when her child was small and she remembers CC when she was tiny. It was a big encouragement for me to see her. 
You just never know who is reading your blog.


I am thankful for these two wonderful friends that blessed me and encouraged me this weekend.
I am also thankful for those of you who are continually faithful to comment here even when I am not so faithful to post on any kind of regular schedule.

Come back on Tuesday when I am posting about one of Joe's best finds ever.
 It's five feet tall, weathered, and copper.

~all of these images are from my front yard~

joy and peace
Olive




28 comments:

  1. That is so neat. I think it is a dream for all of us to be 'recognized' as a blogger. It was just a fun weekend for both of us! I hope everyone stops in to my blog TOMORROW! I'll have a post up about my shopping experience....with photos! I'm so glad we are blog buddies! Sweet hugs!

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  2. Hi Olive...it's been so long since I've said Hello. I wanted to stop in and see how you are. Looks like things are going well. Your blog is a breath of fresh air and your photos are lovely as always. Hope you are enjoying Autumn...Fondly, Ann

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  3. Your flowers are still so pretty. It's nice to have someone tell you they really enjoy your posts ever so often. I really don't think most people have any idea how much time and effort go into keeping up with a blog.

    I agree with them - I always enjoy your posts. Thanks!

    Judy

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  4. It's a small world! You never know who is reading your blog and where you might run into a blogging friend.

    How nice to have things still growing in your gardens this time of year!

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  5. How neat you got two confirmations from the "real" world that your blog is reaching people.

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  6. I think it's always a treat to actually meet a blogging buddy. I recently got to have breakfast with Mrs. Magpie aka Sheila. Total treat!

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  7. I am glad you have found such loyal blogging buddies - what a treat. :) Your blog is fabulous! XOXO

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  8. That is lovely Olive - I don't have any acquaintances who blog and if I mention my blog they look at me as if I am from another planet! Most of them have never even heard of them and don't know what I am talking about.
    Do hope that your ear is making good progress.

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Olive.
    The images you added to your post are gorgeous!

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  10. That was 2 great surprises! No we never know who is reading our blogs! Your pictures are lovely!

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  11. This was inspiring to hear . . . you make it possible. I hope your ear problem is improving . . .

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  12. How wonderful Olive! It's nice that she stopped by on her way to the mountains and called you.

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  13. Friends are one of life's many blessings.

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  14. How nice that she let you know she reads and likes your blog - it's fun to connect with an old friend that way :-)
    P.S. post when you can - I will still be reading!

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  15. Hi Olive. What beautiful photos for us to look at today. Two surprises ! How wonderful! Blogging friends are the best , aren't they?! Please
    Just post whenever you can.

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  16. That Is a nice surprise! It's always fun to meet other bloggers and find out that they read your blog and enjoy it. It makes the vast world of blogging seem more personal doesn't it? I hope you're still doing well with CC being away. We received our first letter from our son, so that has really helped with feeling re-connected!

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  17. How fun to have happy surprises like that! I have yet to meet any of my followers in person.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  18. Live contact with followers and other bloggers is the best!!
    Mary Alice

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  19. I love having happy surprises like that - have just looked at Grandma Barb's comment after I wrote this and realised I'd written practically the same thing. No copying intended honest - perhaps we bloggers are all on the same wave length - I'm so glad to have discovered you and yours.

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  20. Now those are two nice surprises indeed....Glad you had a good weekend..
    Love, Mona

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  21. Those are such cool surprises! It's definitely true that you don't know who's reading your blog... a couple of weeks ago, I posted a photo of a gorgeous house that I had admired while in another town. Someone reading my blog recognized the house and contacted the architect...who emailed me about the house! :-)

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  22. How fun to run into a blog reader. And I think the whole schedule thing takes away from the organicness (probably not a word) of a blog. I love more when you just pop in and post when something moves you. I'm going to go nuts trying to figure out what Joe found.

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  23. Such a fun post...and you really do never know who is reading!

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  24. I also had a blogger thingy yesterday. I got to meet Emily from The French Hutch who was in Fairhope for the day! Such a fun world we write in!
    Love your ferns.

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  25. Two wonderful events that are certainly a heart and mood lifter! I'm sure those people that aren't into blogging or blogs think we are crazy. I'd like to have been a fly on that wall when she was telling him to call you!

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  26. You are right, you never know who is reading your blog.

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  27. Imagine that! To find out a friend has been reading and didn't even know it was you at first! And to almost meet a blog sister. Hope you two will meet up sometime.

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  28. It must be interesting when daily life meets up with the blogging world and unites the two.

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive