Would You Rather Be A Stranger Or A Friend?

I haven’t given you much time to mull over my question, but I hope you chose—friend.

If you followed from my old blog,–thank you!

Oh no, Tracy. Trust me, no one followed you. Your readers raced here to meet me, Matilda–your bee-u-ti-ful blog butterfly. But I’m certain they wanna know why I’m forced to wear this…this ugly purple hat, tacky dress, and these baggy lime green socks.

I apologize for Matilda’s outburst.

Meet Matilda–My Muse

I highly doubt it, Matilda.

You wanna bet. Hey you! Yeah, I’m talking to you. Leave a comment and let Tracy know how bee-u-ti-ful I am, and tell her she doesn’t have any fashion sense.

Matilda! Your behavior is deplorable.

Perhaps, if we ignore Matilda, she’ll perform her figure-eight routine and flutter away.

If you hopped on over from my website, you have an inkling about the topics I’ll address on my “new and improved” blog.

Maybe you’ve stumbled across my blog by mistake?

It doesn’t matter how you found me, I’m just thrilled you popped in for a visit. So on that note—

Welcome to my Wacky World of Writing!

It’s my wacky world too!

Don’t you have weeds to pull?

Nope. I yanked them out yesterday.

Do you want to know what comes next?


Don’t you have to water the garden?

Nope. It rained this morning.

If you haven’t visited my Wacky Website, please do so when you have a minute. But wait! First promise you’ll come back. I need to cultivate friendships the way Matilda tends my garden.

Gee shucks.

If you’re back from browsing through my website,–thank you. 🙂

Why do I blog?

You’ve just got to. You’re a budding writer breaking free from a cocoon.

That’s right, Matilda. And my writing will appeal to anyone who adores children and animals.

I know, I know. Your aim is to inspire, and make readers howl with laughter and cry. Okay, maybe sniffle.

Why are you scratching an antenna?

‘Cuz I don’t know how you’re gonna do that.

Well…you’ll help, and so will my Chinese Crested Powder Puff.

I’ll only help when I feel like it. And what’s a powder puff? A yucky dessert?

You need an attitude adjustment. And stop whacking me with your wings. And no, I’m referring to my blue-eyed ball of fluff,–Indygo (a.k.a. Indy).

Oh, him. His quirky habits drive me batty.

Indygo - 5 weeks-old

Indygo – Five-Weeks-Old

But he’s so adorable–

Adorable? Ha! I’m way cuter.

Stop swinging your watering can. You almost smacked me in the head.

You’ll find my “Recent Posts” on the sidebar. Click on a title of interest. If none captures your attention, read one anyway. You might love what you read. 🙂

Or not.

Matilda, you’re not helping.

And please leave a comment or two. You’ll make my day.

And mine too!

Are you eager to enter your email address in the box under “Sign Me Up”?

Yeah. Sign up already. Tracy will not share your information with anyone. And she won’t pester you more than once or twice a week unless–she’s bursting with fabulous news.


What’s the matter now?

My antennae won’t stop twitching, and I can’t flap my wings. Look! They’re dripping with sweat.

Are you having a hot flash?

Nope. It’s that wacky weather guy. He can’t get his act together.

Matilda, say good-bye.

Nope. I don’t wanna.

Quit pouting.

Matilda, Indy, and I are social creatures designed for relationship. Oops, I forget to mention Patches, but that’s for another time.

Okay, okay. I stopped pouting.

Puh-leeze come back soon and often. Tracy needs friends to read her our blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Tracy Campbell

& Me–Matilda


© Tracy Campbell – 2012 – 2020

148 Responses »

    • Hi Karen:
      I’m so glad you found me! I hope you’ll join and follow my “cute site”.
      Click “Multiple Submissions?” under the recent posts and that’s were you’ll find the interview I did with Mark.

  1. Hope you didn’t take my compliment the wrong way…I think your site is very colourful, simple and interesting without being too busy…and I think it is cute…

  2. Sherry left this wonderful comment about my artwork on her blog at http://www.sherryisaac.com

    WOOT! Tracy, a fellow Brian Henry grad! Love your artwork, whimsical, fun and full of colour.
    Thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll be back. Perhaps we’ll run into each other at a CJs reading some time.

    Thanks Sherry.

    • Hi Clar:
      I tell you, this blogging community is wonderful. It’s true, it really doesn’t take much to make new friends. I see you’ve left encouraging comments on the other entrants blogs as well–fantastic!
      The welcome illustration is also another page in my baby keepsake record book.
      I’m so pleased you accepted my invite. Yahoo! I now have 36 followers.
      Have a wonderful day. My day is off to another great start.

  3. Love your new blog and website, Tracy! I had no idea you were such a talented artist! Your art is beautiful – so colorful and appealing! – and I love the animals – that bear on the crescent moon is wonderful! I was following your old blog – I will switch 🙂

  4. Tracy this blog and website are wonderful and so colourful just like you…It feels good to put creative juices together and get a true representation of yourself…Congratulations!!! Count me in…

  5. I rushed right over, and sorry Matilda, it was to see Tracy, not you. I love the website…very cute. I was just thinking this weekend that I need to upgrade to a website soon! Thanks for taking the plunge first so the rest of us can see how it’s done 🙂 It’s nice to see your picture too–I feel like I’m communicating with a real person now – you beautiful woman, you! Congrats on your new site.

  6. By the way, Tracy…I wasn’t able to comment using my Internet Explorer browser and had to go in with Firefox…I know i have this problem with Susanna’s posts…maybe it’s just my computer. 🙂

    • Thanks so much for signing up again. I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with Internet Explorer. I always have issues that’s why I use Firefox. And with my new blog format it won’t accept comments on people who use Blogger. Ugh! Did you have a peek at my website too?

  7. I forgot to comment on the photo’s of your beautiful home…Spectacular!!! What a wonderful view you have!!!
    I posted in my blog but it’s not working properly…When I get in the mood, I will change it…
    Congratulations again on all your work…

  8. Thanks for letting me know about your new and :*Improved* blog and web site. I know you had to have me moderate the comment because of the web site in it. But now I found you. *Yay*

    Love Matilda. I’ll be back. I’m following you! 🙂

  9. Tracy,
    Thanks so much for stopping by Chasing Hailey. Love your stuff…we are all about ladybugs and butterflies around here…well and after yesterday Elmo (took the girl to see Sesame Street Live). Hope you had a great weekend!

    • Hi Ailsa – I’m pleased you think my site is lovely. A ton of work went into creating the blog and my website. Matilda seems to be growing on a lot of people. I’d better watch out or she’ll take over my blog. 🙂

  10. Love your work, Tracy! You are such a talented artist! Love your muse’s socks. The blog and website is just beautiful…I would love to have your talent!!


  11. Very cute blog–and I love those socks, too. 🙂 Thanks for your comment on my blog. I advocate Slow Blogging as a general rule, but that doesn’t mean you can’t blog more often when you’ve got a special event.

  12. So your question remains…….Would you rather be a Stranger than a Friend…..please please pretty please may I be a friend who is stranger than all the others 🙂

  13. Tracy,
    What a great pet story. I loved the tribute to Dakota the Dragon. How sweet and funny. Sorry for the loss of your neighborhood pet.

  14. Hi Tracy, I love the way you can be both whimsical and serious, how you combine your writing with your art work. And you still have time to ride a motorcycle. yay!

    • What wonderful comments you’ve left me. I’m thrilled that what I endeavor to do has come through loud and clear,—serious and whimsical. As for the motorcycle, it’s now hibernating for the winter. It won’t belong before the snow arrives. 🙁 Thanks so much, Diana! 🙂

    • Hi Paula,
      Thanks for checking out my old blog and then taking the time to visit me here at my, now, not so new blogging home. Glad you left a wonderful comment. 🙂

  15. HiTracey,
    Well, finally found your blog. I find it delightful, I am sure you will bring a smile to a lot of faces.
    Everything is so vivid, bright and happy! Beautiful!

    • Hi Anonymous,
      Thank you for leaving such a delightful comment on my blog.
      Do you plan on revealing yourself?
      If not, no worries.
      Glad you dropped in for a visit! 🙂

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    • Hi Robyn, so sorry for not responding sooner, but it was in my spam folder. How could WordPress do that to my cous. 🙂
      Indy here, Ms. Campbell. You sure have a great last name. Hahowl, thank you for the super duper comment about me!
      Hello, Ms. Robyn, Matilda here. I’m waving back, and Tracy’s is grinning so much about what you said about her art. Yeah, it’s not to bad.
      Merry Christmas from all three of us. 🙂

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    • Hey Robyn, cous, dear, you’re in the right spot. Just haven’t posted in a long while. Glad to hear your heart is smiling. 🙂 And thanks for popping over trying to find me. Have a super evening.

  21. Very creative, Tracy!
    Thanks for visiting my site and taking the time to comment, thus leading me to discover you.
    I am a fellow chocoholic and rooster collector. They are some of God’s most brilliant bird creations, aren’t they? (The roosters, not the chocos, haha)

  22. Yo back, cuz Robyn. I’m back to blogging which reminds me I’ll need redirect my website to show my latest posts instead of this page which desperately needs updating. LOL Anyway, here’s the link for you to see what I’ve been up to–>http://tracycampbell.net/blog/. I know you have a lot on your plate with Christopher so now hurry. Praying for you. 🙂
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