Friday, August 04, 2006


Abandoned in Pasadena There is no short answer to Sandy’s “you-you”. She is without question one the bravest women that I know. She loves her husband so much, it shows throughout her blog. Sandy is another blogger who has incorporated many family members into her blogging habit. Instead of giving up when she felt like she couldn’t ride motorcycles anymore, she had training wheels put on! Those of you who have ever ridden a motorcycle know that this is no small feat. She had to learn a whole new way to ride. A lot of this had to do with the fact that she wanted to enjoy riding with her beloved Jimmy. Sandy is a great storyteller and I enjoy her stories of her cats and her mascot, Cucco. Cucco is Sandy’s not so imaginary purple haired bird.

Jellyhead is the blog that everyone should read. I have often stated that the Aussies are SO much smarter than the rest of the world, and Jelly’s blog proves it. After all, they are so far ahead, that it is already tomorrow there now. So they have already lived through the day that we are in now. (?) No, I don’t understand how this works, but I am sure that the Aussies do! Jelly’s blog is a delight as she tells the inside story of being a doctor. She tells us how she feels about everything, and that is the best part. I love to hear about Jelly’s travels and family adventures. Jelly tells us about her Mum and the influence her Mum has had on her life. I just love Jelly. Someday I will meet her in person and ask her the secret of being a day ahead, and if she endorses Aussie hair products and the Outback Steak house!

Doubleknot is a blogger that lives in Florida, not far from me. I think that it is strange that I came across her blog while surfing other blogs from all around the world! Doubleknot’s sister, Puffstitch, even lives in my small town. Isn’t it a small world when we blog? Doubleknot tells us about the everyday courage and her roommate, Steve, as they face retirement and doctor’s appointments. She also posts interesting photos of their children, grandchildren, and her garden and plants. Doubleknot and I have emailed each other from time to time, and she is a really nice lady.

Colors of the Garden is the blogchild of Kerri, an Aussie who has transplanted to upstate New York. Kerri has a sweetness about her that permeates throughout her blog. You can tell that she cares about the rest of us, and she has made many blog friends. She is either a wonderful gardener, or she has one! She shares information on gardening and her breathtaking photos of the land and gardens around her farm. Kerri may not know it, but her photographs are of publishing quality. I enjoy her blog.


jellyhead said...

Aw, Tuff, these are all such kind observations. Thanks for these 'you-you's (I enjoyed the last post, too, though I didn't comment).

I see you have the same impressions that I have about Kerri and Sandy and Doubleknot - they are all such special people in their own ways.

And yes, one day we will meet and I will cook you some prawns on our BBQ!

Motherkitty said...

Tuffenuf, your comments about all the bloggers on your favorites list are so insightful and true. Each and every one of these bloggers is so unique, fun to read, and interesting to know.

Thank you so much for doing this. BTW, don't forget to describe yourself -- or should we do that for you?

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Eternally Curious said...

This is fascinating reading really are very good at this! Thank you...

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Tuffenuf...I don't know what to say...I'm almost speechless. Thank you for the kind words that you said about me. I've really enjoyed reading your "You-You two's" and I find you very insightful. I can't wait to see who you write about next.

Kerri said...

Well Tuff, you've really given me a rosy glow this morning :) Thank you so much for these warm words. What a nice surprise it was to find them here!
I so totally agree with what you've said about Sandy and Jelly....both must reads in my week! I'll have to go 'meet' Doubleknot!
Interacting with all my blog friends truly adds joy to my life. They are all special people.
I love the 'up front' way you write, Tuff. Love reading about your family and daily life, and your interesting 'detective adventures'...all told with a great sense of humor.

doubleknot said...

You have discribed AIP and jellyhead and the others so well. Thanks for the kind words on my blog. It is a small world.