Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Fragments - The Power of People / Week in Review

Friday Fragments?
Friday Fragments

On Monday we sent Flat Weaselmomma back home to regroup before her journey to visit
The Microblogologist.

She was a great guest, a lot of fun and we have been "introduced" to some of her blog friends. (Sill waiting to hear what happened at Busy Dad's. She wouldn't tell us!)

We miss her already! Good times.... *sigh*

Elections Are Finally Over!
Elections remind me a bit of Christmas. There's a lot of hype that builds to a crescendo on the "big night". I couldn't stay awake and went to bed not knowing what "gifts" I would find the next morning.

While we may not have gotten everything we asked for, there is a no-returns or exchanges policy. Just suck it up, be grateful for what you have and get over any disappointments. Time to reach across the aisle and make peace and spread goodwill. For those of you worried about a new president being "tested" early on, the real test was for the American people. The whole world was watching to see how we would handle ourselves during this election. I think we passed this round. I am proud to say I'm an American!

Friends of our Friends

In the blog world I have discovered that "Friends of our Friends are our Friends, too". Tara from If Mom Says OK first brought the matter of Sheila Kathleen McBroom aka Beany aka So Grateful to Be Mormon, who disappeared without a trace, to my attention both on her blog and at Cre8Buzz.

Several of Beany's other blog friends have also been actively involved in shining a light on her missing person investigation (or lack thereof). The outpouring of support for Kathleen and her family has been incredible. Not only from those who know her, but from those of us who are friends of her friends. This is what I love about the blog-world, it is full of caring, compassionate individuals.

I "borrowed" the info below from Tara's blog.

Have you seen this woman?


Missing since 10/27/08

Please call Det.Cynthia Bradley with any information regarding the disappearance of Shelia Kathleen McBroom phone (907) 786-8817 or e-mail

The Power of People

When I first started my blog, I had some fear of the unknown. There is so much talk of "stranger danger" and "predators" associated with the Internet, I had a healthy respect of the risks involved with posting online for all to see.

Instead, I have discovered the upside to the Blog World. I have "met" some very wonderful, caring people, with some very strange names. Most of us sound like gang members. Although we cloak ourselves in a layer of anonymity, our blog friends sometimes know things about us that our friends and family may not. A funny thing happens when we bare our souls to strangers; they become friends.

It is hard to explain my "Blog Friends" and the joys of blogging to "non-believers". I have seen the power of the Blog World and want to make sure you all know how much you mean to me.

Thank you for being a friend!


Tara R. said...

Thanks for the link love. The further we can cast that 'Net' the better chance we have of reaching someone who knows something about Kathleen, or better yet Kathleen herself.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi there, It makes me so sad to know they have still not found Kathleen. I have another blogging friend, who posted about her disappearance last week. She has a family waiting for her to come home - her husband and 2 children. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mrs4444 said...

Fixed the link for you! Now back to reading your new FF post!

Mrs4444 said...

You are welcome! I know exactly what you're talking about; people have no idea what a wonderful world we blog in :) I miss Beany....

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

That is so sad about Kathleen...I'll come back here next time I post and lift the info. Maybe I can help.

I'm with you on the upside to blogging. I was very hesitant. My sisters in law convinced me and I resisted for a while. Now I'm way more into it than they are. It's a beautiful thing.

Weaselmomma said...

I am grateful to have 'met' people like you also.
I hope for a safe return of Beany soon.

terri said...

That is such great perspective on the election and you are right. It's time to put any hard feelings aside and support... and hold accountable... our new president. We all need to remember that all of the candidates only wanted what they truly believed was in the best interest of the people.

I have been amazed by the outpouring of support for "Beany" too. My heart breaks for her family though, with each day that goes by and nothing new.

And you echoed my feelings exactly on the blogworld!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

The blog world is truly an amazing place.