Monday, August 30, 2010

we've got to hold on to what we've got

song of the day: 'livin on a prayer' by bon jovi
sorry paige, but i'm basically stealing your post idea. you don't mind, do you?
in the beginning, i didn't plan for this blog to be a place to talk about my self, my issues, or really anything that was going on my life. i just wanted to post pics of my outfits and maybe inspire someone else with my fashion prowess (i'm chuckling a bit here). but as i got to reading other blogs where the author is more transparent, i realized that those were my favorite daily reads. and i loved them not only for the style inspiration, but also the connection i made. and i think that's the key. we women (sorry dudes that may be out there) crave connection. we love to find commonalities and something in someone else that makes us say 'yeah, me too.' we like to know that we are not alone whether in our style of dress or in our way of thinking. and really that's why i enjoy this blog so much. i love writing posts and reading all of your posts because you are my friends. i've gotten to know you over the last months. and that's fun for me :) matt has asked me if i thought about only blogging a few times a week and i gasped. like he was asking me to stop talking to my bffs! ha! but it is nice to have this blog and all of you lovely readers. it's good therapy for me, that's for sure.
and that will segue into the latest on my mom. she was able to go home from the hospital on saturday and i spent the day with her yesterday. she looked great and had an amazing attitude. she was just tired from the seizure meds they have her on. but last night around 11:00, i got a call from my sister saying mom had another seizure. this one was worse. there aren't too many answers right now, but i just wanted to put that out there because you guys have been so amazing and supportive.


Clare said...

Oh Amanda, I'm so sorry. My sweetest thoughts and wishes are with you and your family.

Kimberellie said...

We will continue to pray for your mom Amanda. That's so hard not knowing. And you are right about connecting, that is the reason why I blog.

also, you look so lovely and simply chic here.

heart: the whole furnellie clan, m & k & s

Anonymous said...

First of all, you look so cute. I love the simplicity of this outfit. The pop of color in your shoes and scarf are so chic.

I feel the same way about reading blogs... it's the ladies who write about their lives (along with their fashion sense) that gets me hooked. There are several bloggers out there I consider my "friends" which I guess is kind of strange when you think about it. Anyway, Sorry to hear about your momma; I wish her all the best.


myedit said...

Simple and pretty. I love this look.
My thoughts are with your Mom and your family...

KristiMcMurry said...

You really put things to words so well. It's hard to explain why I love the blog world so now I can actually explain it better. And I've enjoyed reading your blog lately!

I'm sorry about your mother! I'll be thinking about your family and hoping everything will be ok.

Anonymous said...

Girl, how scary!!!! I read up on your last week of posts earlier today and I've been thinking about you and your mom ever since. I hope that if she has surgery it is quick and painless, and gives her back her health.

I'm really digging your new sassy do, it is so freakin' cute! And I could go on and on about your outfits, but I especially love today's scarf/belt accessory. You do little unexpected color like the champ that you are.

Hang in there, champ. My thoughts are with you and your family!!

Archives said...

Amanda - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom!!! Sending lots of positive, healing thoughts your way...hoping for a speedy recovery to her.


shealennon said...

Despite all the stress I'm sure you're under, you look great. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

I know what you mean about the community factor. Since I've started blogging I'm amazed with the support and true friendship I've found.