Wander Woman

February 18, 2011 | My Jottings

I want to tell you about a new blog you should check out. In fact, I think you might want to put this blog in your bookmarks, because you’ll probably want to visit there often.

My dear friend Carey has started her own blog and it’s called This Life of Wander.

Carey is still in the process of tweaking her blog and making it just right, so we might see some changes over the next few weeks. For those who aren’t well acquainted with her, I’ll tell you a few things I love about Carey. She is fun to be with — whether we’re together or just chatting on the phone, we almost always share a laugh or a deep moment of understanding between the two of us. She is an amazing cook and baker — you can see one example of that in the photo below — there’s a creation she made for my birthday a while back. She has her own Etsy shop and makes the most beautiful, reasonably priced sea glass jewelry you’ll ever see. She’s a prolific reader — she and I were in The Long Winter Book Club for over ten years and to this day we read books together and talk about them. We’re in Community Bible Study together. So much of what we share is rooted in our faith in Christ and the change and hope He’s brought to us. We pray for each other and for our families. We have also gone away for quiet, girlfriend/reading trips together, and dream about the day we might even visit Guernsey. You’ve heard the proverb about, “a friend that sticketh closer than a brother?” Well, Carey has been a friend that picketh closely on my head; a true friend indeed.  🙂

We have been friends for twenty-seven years, and have walked through a lot together. We have each others’ backs. She is a cherished gift to me, and I believe her blog will be a blessing to all who read it. Carey is a wife and mother, a deep thinker, a willing servant, a fantastic writer, a kind and humble spirit, and has begun a journey of gratitude that will bless and inspire us all.

As you visit This Life of Wander, you’ll see the reasons unfold for why she has started this venture — I’ll let her tell it herself.  No pressure or anything Carey… 🙂

Wandering and wondering too,


  1. Kay says:

    mmm…got my first “Life of Wander” email notification today. Looking forward to reading more by Carey, and I can’t wait for technology to evolve to the point where I can taste sample (electronically) all of the tasty dishes you two write about….well it could happen.

  2. Just Julie says:

    Will we someday get emeals instead of or along with emails, Kay? Scary! 🙂

  3. Carey says:

    A lovely tribute to your friend…I’d like to meet her someday!

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  5. Sue says:

    Thank you, Julie, for the tip to to wander over to “Life of Wander”. I am sorry you have been sick. Here’s to feeling better, and back on your feet, instead of on your back. Maybe that didn’t sound so good…

  6. Just Julie says:

    You are going to enjoy Carey’s “wanderings” Sue….thank you for the good wishes. God bless you and yours….

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