Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Fabulous Florida Fans!


The Chicken Lady has a lot to be thankful for recently. Dan and I were able to get away for a few days and take our "baby moon" (if you wish to call it that) and visit the Sunshine State of Florida. We stayed with my Grandma and Grandpa Shaw who are snow birds in Ft. Meyers. Not much else beats Grandma taking care of you while you are six months pregnant!

It is to Grandma that I credit for my Chronicles going farther than Facebook as she forwards them on to her least a few, and probably most die-hard fans...and thanks to Grandma and Grandpa, I got to meet them last week.

Dan and I arrived at Grandma and Grandpa's condo and went to the guest room, where on the burrow, she had placed the mother hen and chicks pictured above. This little fabulous flock was handmade by a very talented woman named Pearl. (Below with her husband John...whose stew recipe I gave such justice and my hen.)

I really would love to thank EVERYONE who reads my work. I won't lie, there are days I struggle to find the words; the storyline; the gumption to even turn the computer on and type something fitting enough to post. So often I tell Dan I would rather not post anything at all than something rushed that doesn't sound good. Other times I feel like maybe no one is interested anymore, but thankfully, when I see people in person they comment on it, so I know someone is listening!
These people on here today gave me so much praise and compliments, and I was very touched with what all they had to say. It definitely gave me the resurgence and affirmation that I needed...even though I know there will be days that I struggle with creativity.
So a big THANK YOU to some very special "fans" of mine:
 Pete and Kathleen:

Anita and Ruth:
Grandpa and Guy:
Pete and Anita:

Who knew a little flock of chickens in Ohio would become so popular? I never dreamed that when I started this, it would touch so many people. I'm glad there are some who enjoy what I do...and don't sit there and think that I have nothing better to do than write about a bunch of old chickens. At a year and half and a baby on the way, I have no plans in stopping...especially not after meeting my Florida fans!

                                                                                                       ...cluck... cluck... cluck...

1 comment:

  1. How cool! Go Grandma Shaw for being such a good marketing manager. :)

    Thanks for posting the pictures of Grandma and Grandpa's friends. It's nice to be able to put faces to the names they talk about when they get home.

    And how wonderful that you got a chance to meet your fans! Anybody who is a fan of The Chicken Lady and her flock is OK in my book!