Louisiana beckons! Saturday morning we begin the drive from Northern Virginia to the Bayou State. Hub and I also get to visit briefly with dear friends in Marietta, Georgia. I'm really excited about this trip!
So, with this post, there's a holiday pause. From our house to yours, my husband and I wish each of you a joyous holiday and a happy new year! May you enjoy life's many blessings!
But, before I plug in the Christmas tree and crank up the music, I'd like to give a big thank you and warm welcome to my new followers. I'm really appreciative you're here, as I am with everyone who has faith in me. There are times, when I can't get a word just right, and think, wow...you believe that I can...and, so, I think harder. A big Thank You and a bigger Hug to each of you (including my "Anonymous" family and friends) for reading my blog and for leaving such motivational comments.
Some weeks ago, The Blogger Formerly Known As ...graciously awarded me the Cherry on the Top/Life is Good Award for a good read ...and also had me blushing for this gal in the U.K. is an amazing writer with amazing stories. Thank you Blogger Formerly Known As.... You're terrific! If you haven't checked out her blog, hmmmm, you're missing out. Before passing on this delicious award, I've got to tell you several things I'd change in my past:
1. Even though I took a lot of risks for my generation, I wish I'd taken more.
2. I wish I'd bought that emerald ring in Hong Kong. Drats!
3. I wouldn't have worried about stuff that faded into nothing.
4. Even though I am aggressive, I would have been more aggressive.
5. Even though I danced till the wee hours, I would have danced till dawn.
The recipients below are requested to pass the award on. (More awards follow this list; keep scrolling.)
Lyn (Torquoise Moon) at http://daily-turquoisemoon.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Franklin at Confessions: The Secret Life of a Writer
Jayne at A Novice Novelist
Rachel at Rachel Morgan Writes
PK at PK Hrezo
E. Elle at The Writer's Funhouse
For some time I've wanted to initiate an award but didn't know how to design one. I got lucky at e-how.com where I discovered an award that anyone could use. A freebie I can handle, yay! So, to those who commented on my last post (as of this blog's posting), this Smile Award is for you. There are also lots of new followers in this long list, so I hope everyone will click away and gain some new followers as well. Followers and Comments are a lovely combination!!
Recipients, please pass on the award as you like:
Shelly Sly at Stories in the Ordinary
Project Hyakumeizan at One Hundred Mountains
Rachel at Sweet and Sour Realism
Katherine Magendie at Writing from My Mountain
Shirley Wells at Shirley Wells
Morrow at Practicing Poetry
Jane at Gaston Studio
Linda Starr at Blue Starr Gallery
Marguerite at Cajun Delights
T. Anne at T. Anne Adams
Pam Torres at So I'm Fifty
Zara at Gypsy Village
Ann Best at Long Journey Home
Talei at Musings of an Aspiring Scribe
Kristy at Koda's Totems
Cricket at Cricket and Porcupine
Steve at Out on the Prairie
Jackee at Winded Words
Erica at A Novel - Hypothetically Speaking
Louanne at Louanne's Kitchen
Decca at A Case of Myth-taken Identity
Rezden at Randomnesws for Now
MT at Michelle Teacress
Francine at Francine Howarth
Mary Aalgaard at Play off the Page
Manzanita at Wanna Buy a Duck
Inger at Desert Canyon Living
Roland at Writing in the Crosshairs
Stephanie at Hatshepsut: The Writing of a Novel
Talli at Talli Roland
From the Kitchen at From a Writer's Kitchen
Tracy at My Thoughtful Spot
Su at Cheekyness
Tsipise at Tsipise
Hilary at The Smitten Image
Stella at Tales of a Super Nova
L'Aussie at L'Aussie's Writing Blog