Thursday, April 2, 2009

one is silver and the other gold

this week i am thankful for:

1. my best girl alice. we've been friends for almost 17 years now which just blows my mind. i mean, 17 years! that's more than half my life. she is so wonderful and generous and fabulous and threw me (and the kiddo) the nicest baby shower this past weekend. AND, she's getting married this summer! so i cannot wait to return the favor.

2. the fabulous ladies who came to my baby shower. not only were they more than generous (oh my heaven) but they are all SO MUCH FUN and i love each and every one to pieces. most of them i don't get to see that often, so it was AWESOME to get to see everyone and just have a nice afternoon together. (that was the best part, really.)

update: photos posted here if you're interested.

3. this "community" of blogging/internet ladies that i have gotten to know over the past year that i've been blogging. i never in my wildest dreams expected to get to know such interesting people. i know i have a very minute readership. it's a good day when i get 3-4 comments on a post. i have no desire to be as huge as dooce or anything, but i'm thankful for the little bit that i have. some of you i know or have connections to in real life, others i hope i get to meet sometime for a cup of coffee or lunch. so thank you to jessika, kelly, jaimey, nancy, tabitha, jenna, sarah, jenny, elizabeth, and jaye. my sister has been rather absent lately but is a riot. anyone else i might be forgetting, i'm sorry if i did but i still appreciate you. you ladies encourage me and make me laugh and make me think and i appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful baby shower, how fun!

And I am so happy to be a part of your blogging community and I love your posts.

Jessika said...

Oh eireann-- You know I aspire to someday be as popular as you! But truly, we just post to you because you're wonderful. And because of you, I will smell good with homemade soap.

Sarah @ said...

It isn't the size of a blogging community that matters, it's the quality. Like how the number of friends you have is much less important than the loyalty one friend provides when you need it most. I always wonder how people like Dooce do it - I mean, really? At some point, don't you lose the COMMUNITY aspect of it?

Anyway, I'm glad you had a good time at your baby shower! How fun!

Elizabeth said...

Hi there,
The fabric that I posted is from a small shop in Berkeley called Stone Mountain Daughters on Shattuck Ave. If you are ever in my neck of the woods, and you love to sew, this is a great fabric store!

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you had a nice shower!

you'll have to post the details!

I am glad to be part of your "minute readership".

miss kerry said...

It feels as though I'm absent from many things lately, I just have no time, because there are too many things! I haven't even blogged myself.
Glad you had a great weekend and I'm jealous of your mom time which was more than lunch!
Love you!

Jaimey said...

glad you had a good shower! (pics to follow- nursery too please!) and glad I made the list. :)

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

oh, a baby shower!! So much fun. Do you have pictures? I love pictures, especially the ones where they wrap you up in toilet paper (or is that a wedding shower, I forget) and other crazy games. But mostly I just love seeing the tiny little outfits and toys. sigh.

eireann said...

you are all so sweet, thank you!

i have very few pictures from the shower, waiting to get them from my best girl. when i have them i'll post because it was such a nice day.

Jaye @ said...

I just wanted to say I'm happy I found your blog through the UBP (and thank you for the link)!
And Yay for Baby Showers! I'm glad you had fun!!