Monday, 11 November 2013

Loving Our Lurkers


Welcome Lurkers! I know you are there.  Today is your day, a day we celebrate and appreciate our silent readers.  

Today is Love our Lurkers Day organised by Bonnie over at My Bottom Smarts.

I was a lurker for a long time before I finally plucked up the courage to start my own blog and comment on others.  When we started our Dd/ttwd journey I gained a lot from reading other blogs. I knew I was not alone and that others were going through the exact same things I was and it gave me great encouragement.   I also learnt a great deal from those a little further along on their journey than us.

However, that did not compare to the incredible friendship, support and advice I have gained from fellow bloggers since I finally 'bit the bullet' and started this blog and commenting on others.  I only wish I had de-lurked earlier.

I remember the first time I made a comment on a blog.  It was with great trepidation.  Will my comment make me look silly?  What will she think of me?  Will she reply?  To my surprise, the blogger did reply and was extremely warm and welcoming.

I appreciate everyone who visits, even if you don't leave a comment and make yourself known.  

If you are someone who reads but never comments, today I extend a hearty welcome and invite you to say hi. 



Don't know what to say?  Just a simple hi or I was here will do.  Of course, please feel free to share anything you want to with me. After all, if you have been lurking here for a while you know a lot more about me than I know about you!

Of course, if you've been lurking here for a while then you probably also know that I can be a bit ... um ... Scrappy.  Don't let that put you off.  I promise I won't bark or bite :)


Go on, you know you want to!  Don't by shy.  You Don't need a blogger account or ID.  You can simply use the anonymous option if you wish.  


I would really love to hear from you.


103 comments:

  1. Happy LOL Day Roz...or should I say Scrappy! ;) Very cute post here...love the dancing frog!

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat :)

      Happy LOL Day to you and thank you for everything you do for this wonderful community and the support, advice and encouragement you give me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    1. Hi Christina, Happy LOL Day to you :) Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  3. I will keep it short ( insert your own joke) so as not to take space away from all the lurkers about to flood your wall and delurk! Good job lady!

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    1. Hey Willie! Lol ... short joke indeed!

      Thank you :) and Happy LOL Day to you. Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, advice and friendship. I'm so glad you de-lurked and started blogging.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  4. We love you, Roz! You are such a sweet and caring friend. Many of us would not enjoy blogging nearly as much without your presence. Thank you.

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    1. Awe Ana, thank you so much for your very sweet words. They mean so much to me :) Thank you too for your support, encouragement, advice and everything you do for this wonderful community.

      Happy LOL Day!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  5. Happy LOL Day Roz!!! :) This is such a cute post! I love the sparkling puppies. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Hi Katie :) Thank you for dropping by and commenting. Aren't the puppies cute? I couldn't resist them :)

      I'm so glad you started blogging so that I could get to know you. Thank you for your support, encouragement and advice.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  6. Happy Lol day Roz! I'm really happy that you are a part of this community. It wouldn't be the same for me without your support. Much love to you sweetie!

    xo

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    1. Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for your lovely words. I'm so glad you are here and always enjoy your posts. Thank you for your support, encouragement and advice.

      Happy LOL Day!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  7. Happy LOL day Roz. I almost used the last pictoo

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    1. Hi Daisy, thanks for dropping by and commenting. Happy LOL Day to you too! Great minds thing alike eh? LoL

      Thank you for your support, encouragement and advice. I have enjoyed getting to know you both through your blog and e-mail.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  8. Happy lol day Roz, loved the cute pictures
    love Jan.xx

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    1. Hi Jan,

      Thank you for dropping by. The pics are cute aren't they :)

      I'm so glad you are here and always enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  9. Hi hi hi :) no sorry no lurker but here to wave hello :)

    I was your lurker for a lon time too and I'm so glad to have come out and found such amazing friends x

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    1. LoL Missy *waving back*. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I never knew you lurked here :) I'm so glad you de-lurked and started blogging so that I could get to know you.

      I also enjoy reading your posts and appreciate your honesty. You always give me food for thought in my own journey. Thank you. Thank you also for your support, encouragement and advice.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    1. Hi Mr. BB, Happy LOL Day to you! Thank you for everything you do in this community and for the support, encouragement and advice you have given us.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  11. Happy LOL day, Roz!!!

    Hugs,Mona Lisa.

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    1. Hi Mona Lisa, Happy LOL Day to you too! Thank you for dropping by. Thank you too for being a regular visitor and for your encouragement and support.

      I'm so glad we have Bas to blame for you joining our wonderful community :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  12. Roz,

    Happy LOL Day. Love your post.

    Have a fun day.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Hi Ronnie :) Happy LOL Day to you too! I hope you are having as much fun as I am :) I always enjoy visiting your blog.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  13. I haven't done much commenting lately, but I'm so glad to be your friend. Happy LOL day!

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    1. Hi TL, Happy LOL Day to you too! I'm so glad you dropped by, thank you :) I too and so glad you are here and to be able to call you friend. Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  14. Do you know I don't even think I commented the first time I de-lurked! I e-mailed saying something like 'I'm here. I'm reading your blog and it's helping me.'

    It is nice to be out. And you're right, the friendships are the most important.

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    1. Hi Natasha, thank you for dropping by and commenting. Yes, you did email and I'm so glad you did so that I could get to know you :) I am truly honoured if my ramblings here are helpful in any way.

      This is such an amazing community isn't it and the friendships made here are amazing.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  15. I too came for information, and was amazed to find friends right along with it. I'm glad you're here.

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    1. Hi PK, thank you :) I'm so glad I found you as well.

      Thank you so much for everything you do for our little community, including of course, the wonderful stories. Thank you also for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me. The friendships found here are truly amazing aren't they?

      Happy LOL Day to you!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  16. Hi Roz,

    Happy LOL 8 day! I'm a regular visitor to your blog, and always enjoy your posts. I love your pictures.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Hi Hermione, thank you for dropping by today. I'm so glad to hear you regularly visit and enjoy my ramblings :)

      I'm so glad I found you and also enjoy visiting you. Thank you for all you do for our community.

      Happy LOL Day to you!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  17. Happy LOL Day Riz! I'm so Grateful for our friendship and chats.

    hugs
    p

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    1. Hi P, Happy LOL Day! I too and so glad we 'found' each other and am grateful for our friendship.

      I always enjoy our chats, and your posts. You always give me much to think about and inspire me. Thank you for your support, encouragement, advice and friendship.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  18. I'm not a lurker, but I'm so glad I've been able to get to know you through your blog. :)

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    1. Hi Kenzie, thank you so much :)

      Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me. I am so glad I found you too and that I have been able to get to know you. I also enjoy visiting and reading your posts.

      Happy LOL Day!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    1. HI Prefectdt, Welcome! and thank you so much for dropping in and commenting. I truly appreciate it. Happy LOL Day!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  20. Love your post. So cute. No lurker here though, just a blogging friend.

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    1. Hi Sunny :) Thanks for stopping by. I also enjoy your posts, and of course, your stories :) Thank you so much for your friendship and the support, encouragement and advice you give me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  21. Happy LOL Day Roz, and thanks for stopping by my wife and I's blogs!

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    1. Hi Foothills, thanks so much for stopping by. Happy LOL Day!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  22. Just stopping by to say hello. :-) Glad to be a part of this community. Happy LOL day! :-) Hugs

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    1. Hi Terps, thanks for stopping by :) Happy LOL Day! This is such a wonderful community isn't it? I'm so glad you are here with us. I always enjoy your blog and appreciate your honest, heartfelt posts.

      Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  23. Hi Roz, I am so glad you joined our blogging community. I feel we are kindred spirits. Thanks so much for all your support over the last couple months.
    hugs abby

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    1. Hi Abby, thank you so much for your lovely words :) I am so glad I found you. I also enjoy visiting your blog and, although ttwd looks different for both of us, I quite often seen a lot of similarities between us.

      Thank you too for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  24. Hi Roz,
    Just peeking out of my shy little lurker shell to say how much I enjoy reading your blog.
    Thanks for writing!
    aurora

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    1. Hi Aurora! Thank you so much for peeking out of your shell :) It's so lovely to hear from you and I truly appreciate it. Thank you for reading here and I am so glad you enjoy my little corner of blogland.

      Hopefully I may hear more from you ... no pressure :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  25. Happy LOL day and thank you for stopping by all the time commenting on my blog you rock Roz

    Bob

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    1. Awe, thanks so much Bob :) I always enjoy visiting your blog. Your posts are always interesting and thought provoking.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting here too and for your support and encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  26. Happy LOL Day Roz! We've visited before, but wanted to stop on by and say hello. We hope you're doing well!

    -Clint and Chelsea
    Learning Domestic Discipline

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    1. Hi Clint and Chelsea, thank you so much for dropping by today and commenting. I am thrilled to know you visit from time to time. My sincere thanks and appreciation for all you do for this community.

      Happy LOL Day!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  27. Happy LOL Day, Roz! I can relate to what you said -- once I delurked, I wished that I'd done it earlier. I always enjoy reading your posts, happy to have found your blog!

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    1. Hi Riley, thank you :) I always enjoy visiting you too. Your posts often give me food for thought in my own journey. I also enjoy our occasional chats.

      Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  28. I think we all probably wish we had delurked earlier. This is such a great community. Happy happy lOL day sweet friend!

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    1. HI Zoe, Happy LOL Day to you too. I'm glad I found your blog, always enjoy visiting. I am so glad I took the plunge and de-lurked and definitely wish I had done it earlier. This community is amazing.

      Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you have given me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  29. Happy LOL Roz. I enjoy reading your blog.

    Ms Kate

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    1. Hi Ms Kate, welcome! Thank you so much for reading and for commenting today. I really appreciate it. It's great to meet you and I hope I may hear more from you :)

      I am so glad you enjoy my little blog :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  30. Roz I'm so glad you decided your words wouldn't make you look silly. Well, okay, sometimes they do but in the best way! You always seem to know the right thing to say, even if it's just passing along a hug. Happy LoL Day Roz!

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    1. Awe thank so much Chickie :) LoL, yes I guess my words do occasionally make me look silly, but that's why you come here to read right? :)

      I'm glad I found your blog too. Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you give me also.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  31. Love your blog, Roz. Happy LOL day, Clara

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    1. Thank so much Clara, I always enjoy hearing from you and are so thrilled you have now started blogging. Thank you for your support, encouragement and advice.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  32. Hi Roz, just found your blog recently and am looking forward to getting to know you :) I've become a bit of a lurker myself, but am hoping to find the courage to dive back in.

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    1. Hi Faerie, I recently found you blog from a comment you left me. I'm glad I did and am looking forward to getting to know you too. I always enjoy meeting new friends :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  33. Happy LOL Day! :) I'm not a lurker, but still wanted to say hi. It was blogs like this that made it okay for me to finally comment, and like you, I was terrified with my first one, but it was okay and opened this great world of friendship to me. :)

    {{{HUGS}}} EsMay

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    1. Hi Es May, awe, you are always such a sweetie :) It is scary when you start commenting isn't it, but so worth it. I always enjoy visiting you and am so happy to be able to call you a friend. You always make me smile :)

      Thank you for the support, encouragement and advice you give me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  34. Happy LOL Day! Being way over there, is still tuesday, or am I now in wednesday? :-)

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    1. Hi DF, hope you enjoyed LOL Day. LoL, yes, it was Wednesday over here when most of the comments arrived.

      I'm so glad I found you. I always enjoy reading your blog and appreciate the support, encouragement and advice you give me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  35. Hi Roz. I really appreciate all you care and support. Happy LOL day my friend.
    Hugs,
    George

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    1. Hi George, thank you so much :) I hope you enjoyed LOL Day. I'm glad I found you and always enjoy your blog. Thank you too for your support friend :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  36. Hi there! Last year I wanted to comment so badly on LOL day but I just couldn't, this year I pulled on my big girl panties and here I am :) Thanks for writing, I love your blog!

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    1. Hi SH, Welcome! Thank you for reading and for commenting today. I truly appreciate it and and so glad you felt more comfortable to do so this year. This really is an amazing community :)

      I'm so glad you enjoy my little blog and hope I may hear more from you :) I always enjoy meeting new friends.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  37. Happy LoL Day Roz!
    I don't know if you remember, but yours was the very first blog that I ever left a 'public' comment on (I was Daydreamer then), oh so many months ago - and your kind reply so warmed my heart. Thank you for always making me feel welcomed like a friend!
    Hugs,
    Cali

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    1. Hi Cali, Awe, thank you so much :) Yes I do remember and I feel truly honoured that you chose my blog to make your first comment.

      I'm so glad you did and that you started your own blog. I always enjoy your posts. Thank you for the support and encouragement you give me and your friendship.

      Hugs
      Roz

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    1. Thank you Grace :) I hope you had a great LOL Day. I enjoy visiting you and your posts often inspire me and give me much food for thought.

      Thank you for your friendship and for the support, encouragement and advice you give me.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  39. Happy LOLday Roz
    Just wanted to say thank you for all your thoughtful comments which really do help.
    Janey

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    1. Hi Janey, thank you so much :) If my comments are helpful in any way I am so grateful. Thank you too for your support and encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  40. Roz, thanks for always being around.
    Happy LOL Day!

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    1. Thank you Blondie :) I hope you had an awesome LOL Day! I always enjoy visiting you. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  41. I'm guilty of reading (and enjoying your blog) and not commenting. But I've been that way for months. I'll try to do better. :)
    Happy LOL Day!!

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    1. Hi Rogue, Hope you had a great LOL Day. Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm thrilled to know you read here :). I always enjoy visiting your blog.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    1. Hi Holla, Welcome! Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting. I truly appreciate it and hope I may hear more from you and get to know you :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  43. I always love reading your posts :). Happy LOL day!
    Kim

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    1. Hi Kim, thank you. I'm glad you enjoy my ramblings :) I'm so glad you are here and always enjoy visiting your blog. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  44. Roz,

    I so adore your blog. Happy LOL Day!

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    1. Hi Bleuame, thank you so much :) I hope you had a great LOL Day.

      I always enjoy visiting you too and you often give me food for thought and inspire me in my journey. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  45. Happy LOL Day Roz! You bring so much to Blogland :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kay :) Hope you enjoyed LOL Day. I'm glad I found you and always enjoy visiting your blog.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  46. Happy LOL Day Roz. If any Lurkers find their way here~they have found a great place to be. Hugs to you.

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    1. Hi SNP, I'm so glad to see you here. I've missed you :) Thank you so much for your lovely comment. BTW, I noticed your blog is now private. If you don't mind I would love an invite :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  47. I love coming by here. You always have something great to say!
    I am not a lurker but a regular!

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    1. Hi Minelle, thank you so much :) I too always enjoy visiting you for the same reason. Thank you for your support, encouragement and advice.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  48. Hi Roz!!!! I love to stop by here. You're awesome!!!!

    Happy LOL day!!

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    1. Hi Sarah, thank you so much :) I always enjoy visiting you too and love your posts. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  49. Happy belated LOL Day Roz...aka Scrappy. Can't wait to use you nemesis in my story. :) Thanks for all the ways you leave me little encouragements.

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    1. Hi Susie, thank you. Hope you had a great LOL day. I can't wait to read your story ... and I think 'someone' should do a post of bloglad nemesis ... just sayin :)

      You have been a wonderful source of support, encouragement and advice to me. Thank you for your friendship.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  50. Just saying "hi" Commenting on blogs is tricky at times....

    Hugs,
    mouse

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    1. Hi Mouse, thanks so much for dropping in and saying hi, I truly appreciate. I have seen you 'around' in blogland and hope to get you know you a little better.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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    2. Yes, we seem to flutter around the same people....

      hope to get to know you as well.

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  51. Not a lurker, but still stopping by to say hi.

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    1. HI Dana, thanks for dropping in. Hope you had a great LOL Day. Always enjoy visiting you. Your posts often give me much food for thought.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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