Joy Through the Mail – From Blogger Boomdee!!

This past Thursday evening I arrived home, so very ready for a nap after just my second day back to work since the wreck. So what did I find at my door?  A package!!  The stickers let me know that this gift had come from quite a distance, but it was the stamp, that let me know I was in for a treat. Those of  you fortunate to know and follow this blogger, will surely recognize the AQUA sneakers!

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After opening the mailing bag, I found several beautifully wrapped treasures and I felt like a child on Christmas Eve!  And similar to the tradition of Christmas Eve, I took myself off to bed to give my body the rest that it needed, savoring (and saving) the presents for the next morning.


As I opened each gift, I could not stop smiling!  I’m not much of a crafty person, but I know how much work went into these gifts and that made them even more special.

How had Boomdee made this T-shirt?  Six of my photographs, with the first part of the name of my blog, Life on the Bike, added to the motorcycle mirror in one of the photos. The six images are surrounded with the words that comprise the second part of the name of my blog,  And other fab things.  I could not love this more!

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I continued to open the gifts and found happiness in each one.


Just look at all of the intricate pieces …

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… and this incredible homemade card (check out this link to Boomdee’s blog to learn how she did it!).

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The Jeannette Walls quote was timely given recent events …


… and the words that Boomdee wrote meant much.

The Canadian Biker magazine was a perfect fit for me, because I WILL ride in Canada someday!  Boomdee even remembered my cat, and believe me, Abby loved that catnip toy.

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So why do we blog?  To share our words, our photography, our passions, and our lives, of course.

Why do we keep on blogging?  For the friendships and the connections and the love.

Previously I said that I was like a child at Christmas … but really, it’s all about Thanksgiving, my most favorite holiday.

Thank you Boomdee, for this wonderful gift and for sharing your remarkable talents with me.

If you have not met her yet, be sure to to visit!!

Boomdeeaadda: Blogging About Art, Life & Other Bits

65 thoughts on “Joy Through the Mail – From Blogger Boomdee!!

  1. See Laurie, even people who have never met you love you. At this season especially I am grateful for your presence in my life. Thank you for sharing yourself and your photography with all of us.

  2. You know what a sap I am–I’m tearing up. You’ve talked about the friends you’ve “met” through blogging, and she obviously knows and loves you. What amazing gifts!

  3. It’s easy to see you have a lot of friends in your life LB. In the generous comments here at your blog and thru many of your beautiful posts, their love shines through. Liz is so right, even people who’ve never met you love you too 😀 So glad we could connect here Laurie, I hope somehow, someday we can all hook up midway in America and have a great big hug but for now, this was my way of sending one to you. xo

    You’ve really made me shine with your words and photo’s, thank you so much. It was my pleasure and you’re very welcome. I took a little walk down memory lane, looking at all your previous posts ‘trying’ to decide which photo’s to use on your T. Your love for people in your life and nature come thru that camera of yours and draw us all in. I think one of the very first posts I may have read here was one that included a photo of girlfriends floating around at the lake. I thought, “oh hey, right on, yah I’ve spent a little time doing that before”, and zing, just like that I was hooked. I knew I’d feel right at home here, and you always make me feel welcome and special. I hope you know your special to me too Laurie. I wish WP could figure out how to pour a virtual glass of Cabernet, we’d clink our glasses and say, “here’s to friendships!” . Then we’d laugh the night away. Cheer’s LB!

  4. Reblogged this on Boomdeeadda and commented:
    Yes, I know I’ve said it before and no. I won’t get tired of saying it, “I’m just having the best time at WordPress. My friend Laurie is a photographer that travels her special part of America and share’s her magical photo’s and warm stories with us. After a recent bike accident, I sent a package to cheer Laurie on, only to have her turn around and cheer me on 😀

    I am glowing and I wish you could all feel the love I got from Laurie over at ‘Life on the Bike and other Fab Things’ today. Why not pop over and feel the warmth? Laurie’s a real special gal, you’ll be glad you did.


  5. Hi there LB, I wandered over here via my pal Boomdee, I am sorry you had to have an accident to get me here, but I am very happy to have found your lovely blog …… I might trail along in your shadow for a bit if that’s okay 🙂 Sending wishes for continued recovery of your strength!

    • I am so glad you came to visit and I’ll look forward to checking out your blog – any friend of Boomdee is a friend of mine 🙂
      Thank you so much for the well wishes. They are much appreciated!!

  6. just a heartwarming story in these cold days! well, the best gifts come from the heart and are given from our hands!!
    “Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s best gifts.”
    ― Thomas Hughes

  7. What a wonderful surprise! You have to love people who are always thinking two creative steps ahead of you! Everyone has something to be thankful for.

  8. Whether you are the recipient of Boomdee’s talent and love or just the observer of it the sharing, one cannot help but be affected by her kind heart and generosity. She’s had me checking in to see how you are doing from time to time as well. Glad you are on the mend.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments and visit, and yes! I have been blessed to have been the recipient of Boomdee’s incredible kindness.
      I just took a brief visit to your blog and am so sorry about your struggle with Bell’s Palsy. As a Women’s Health NP, I’ve seen many cases, but never one that has lasted as long as yours. Goodness!! I do hope you have made progress!
      I look forward to spending more time at In Search of It All.

  9. Laurie, I’m glad you tied this post to the question of “why do we blog?” There are so many dynamics behind this amazing gift, beginning with you and Boomdee being wonderful people who draw love and goodness to you. The anthropologist in me is fascinated with the community you have created around you, which is duplicated in our many blogging communities. It’s a totally unexpected bonus for my own blogging. Your reasons for blogging are the same as my own: just to share my life; to put it out there; no expectations. And in return, there are people who keep coming back, opening up, and sending love (this time, literally sending love!). All this, because we decided to put our photos and thoughts on the Internet. Isn’t it just astounding? 🙂

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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