Monday, November 5, 2012

Reflect on This

I think I have finally recovered from being a total lunatic. But I can say without a doubt, it has been one of the best birthday weeks. The shock of it still lingers but to say a thousand thank you's wouldn't be enough.

I realize that I can't watch that video because it just starts it all over again. It's like Cheech and Chong trying to recover from the Mary Jane. You know that if they saw a big fattie it would put them right back in a fog, so I just refuse.

But, I see that it's just not about these boots. I received a gift. A gift of friendship. I have so many people that I speak with every day either via text, email, Facebook twitter etc. I realized that it's so much more than that. All of us come together to support each other and with what? Words. We feel in our hearts, yet some of us have never met. Miles separate us but we find a way to communicate, feel for each other when we are in pain, love each other and all we have seen are stories and pictures but we know each other. 

I have some great friends here that I love and I have great friends that I have never met. How does that happen? I started my blog as a little memory book for the kid. It is a true reflection of who I am. There's nothing fake about it. It's my crazy life. But it's also mostly about being my true self. I am a jokester. I like to tell about funny things. Things in my head that have no rime or reason yet you come back and read the nonsense. I think we attach ourselves to things that we know are familiar and relateable. 

What I am trying to say is, I have no clue how I deserved all of this, but I am so grateful for it. I have these wonderful people in my life. These beauties that grace my blog everyday for either with a comment or on my sidebar. They are there for a reason. Some have come and gone, but guess what? I am still their friend and that's what it's really about. I love making friends. I love learning your journey. I love laughing and feeling along with you all. 

You Rock! Thank you for reading along and that means bloggers and non blogging friends. My heart is humbled. It is full. It has love. 

Now, that the sappy shit is out of the way, tomorrow we get back to business. I will be telling you about cleaning out my dresser drawers and finding bootie shorts.

Happy Monday,
Dusty
PS.. follow along on Instagram or @dustydalley to see some of the other wonderful things I received this past week. My heart melts.

27 comments:

  1. This was such a sweet post, I don't remember how I found your blog a few months ago, but I'm so glad I did! Guess I'll go download Instagram. I'm on twitter now, but don't have a clue how to use it. LOL I just follow my favorite stores so I don't miss any good sales. Gonna follow you on there as well...I'm sure you're a hoot!

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  2. So did you find some sassy socks or legwarmers to wear with your Hot boots?
    It's still hot here in Dallas. Thats all I'm gonna say. I'm not happy!
    Love you girlie~

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  3. I had pre-planned my outfit post for today, with you in mind, prior to your amazing birthday gift. And now, I'm just happy because we can finally be boot twins! That and I'm happy you are happy. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. awwww - so true! glad you had an awesome birthday.

    bring on the booty shorts! ha.

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  5. I just love you.
    and all our friends.
    My blog was supposed to just be a memory thing too.
    and I have gained something more precious than I ever expected.
    and I can't wait to see the booty shorts.

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  6. These blogs of ours started off as something (mine a home DIY blog... HA!) And have morphed into something beyond my wildest dreams. Love you girl.

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  7. I have loved getting to know you so much! That video was the greatest, and just made me love you so much more!!
    So glad you had a wonderful birthday!!

    Can't wait to hear all about the booty shorts!

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  8. {hearts} you back. I hope you have shorts that say "juicy" on them. If I ever find a pair, I'm wearing them.

    Blogging is fun. Xoxo

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  9. one thing (of MANY) that I love about you is that you are real...like you said, none of it is fake and I applaud you for that. Being so honest and raw makes you a gem of a friend dusty! And I am so thankful that blogland brought us together. How crazy is it that we are so close to people emotionally that we've never met physically!

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  10. So true, and I'm so glad I've found this blog of yours! I'm so happy to have you to catchup with, and make me smile/laugh and I was a little surprised when I teared up too watching you open that gift! Such a sweet moment, and I couldn't have been more happy for you! You deserve all of the love, you are such a beautiful person!

    xo

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  11. I loved the video post, it was so real and touching. You deserve the gift of friendship (and those Hunters, damn now I want a pair) becuase you're a great person. I think because your blog is *real* and your personality comes through people can relate.

    Plus, you always crack us up. That, my friend, is priceless and a talent. few people can translate their humor into writing.

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  12. I love this post, you are an amazing person!! :)

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  13. Woohoo for bootie shorts! Okay, I promise I'm not a pervy!

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  14. It's so crazy to me how - like you said - WORDS are what draws us together and makes these amazing, REAL, connections.

    Makes me think I should better utilize the the power of words, in my "real" life and relationships too.. :)

    ps- the MaryJ comparison? BABHAHAHAHABHAHBHAHBHHBA!!

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  15. I am so excited to hear about the booty shorts.

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  16. dear dusty i have caught up and girl you are strong! you are surrounded by plenty of love and that is what i have to say about that! you are so amazing!

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  17. oh. i am so ready to hear about these booty shorts too.

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  18. Booty shorts??? This ought to bring in the comments! :) Another sappy and AMAZING post. All so true...it's so freaking crazy to have such close friends and have never even had drinks with them....so, when are we gonna have drinks?? I love you so much and keep on keeping it real because I will know when you are being fake! xoxo

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  19. I follow you on insta and have yet to see photos of said booty shorts. Just sayin...
    This is beautiful...LOVE YOU!

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  20. .....the Mary Jane.


    That's hilarious!!!

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  21. you are wonderful.

    it sounds like a lame comment, but it's because it's true.

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  22. I'm so glad you had such a great birthday week and that you have found such wonderful people in blogland.

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  23. Blogging is so amazing! It allows us to meet and get close to others that are scattered all over the world! I am so glad I was introduced to hour blog and look forward to getting to know you better! I do already know that you deserve all of the wonderful words and friends you have here and in real life :) I can't wait to see an outift post with your new boots!!

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  24. this is TRUTH! hope you had a wonderful birthday

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  25. you are typing the truth girlie! This blog community is amazing! I love chatting with ya :)

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  26. Say what with the bootie shorts?

    You know how sometimes you read a blog and you can get a true sense of who that person is? Well that's you and I find you to be pretty great.

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  27. You came to deserve this, because it's what you put out first. So glad you feel like you're back to your self again, let the hilarity commence!

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