>Some News And Long (Long) Awaited Awards
Well, the last couple of weeks have certainly been, shall I say, entertaining? I have had so many issues with my computer and the internet that often times I just wanted to scream. Or break something.
Yesterday, I finally snapped. The laptop bit the dust at last and, with my husband’s permission, I took it outside and threw it on the carport floor and stomped on it. Many times.
Here is the result. Nice, huh?
And, if you believe any of that, I have to tell you I’m sorry. I lied!!!
It’s Vatche’s fault. He gave me this award several days ago. Do you see the title? It practically begs me to tell lies. I’m just doing what I’m told! If you’ve never checked out his blog, you’re missing some really interesting
stuff. Vatche is a poet, an observer, and a challenger. Really, you should go on over and check him out. While you’re doing that, I’ll type out the rules. Okay, that’s a lie, too. I’m gonna copy and paste. And thank you very much, Vatche, for thinking of me!
4. Nominate six creative
5. Let your nominees know that they have been nominated.
This award was sweetly given to me by Olivia, That Rebel With A Blog. Olivia, like Vatche, has a wonderful blog. She posts about her adventures, her life, her writing…and it’s truly great reading. And she’s always there when I need her, which makes her the best kind of friend. Thank you very much Olivia.
The only problem with this one is that I’m supposed to pass it on to five friends. Well, if you know me AT ALL, you know I struggle with rules. So, natch, I’m breaking this one. In my head, I rationalize that it’s okay since I OBEYED the rules with the
liars creative writers award. Is that okay?
Also, some of these bloggers don’t really ‘do’ awards, so I figure, in my twisted way, that also keeps me closer to the ‘five’ I’m supposed to choose.
Charlene from Another Painting Blog. She was one of my very first followers and has listened to my sorrows and shared some of her own. She always makes time in her crazy insane schedule to comment and encourage. Plus, she’s a fantastic artist. You should check out her shop on Etsy.
Theresa from Substitute Teacher’s Saga because she is so funny and talented and open. She always encourages me, even when she is in need of the same. She meets challenges head on and and lends her determination to those of us who need help with our own struggles.
Roland over at Writing In The Crosshairs always makes time to comment or reply even though he has a grueling schedule. He, too, encourages me when I’m struggling or down. His writing advice is both wise and practical. His writing, while often dark and filled with pain, is beautiful and offers hope to fellow survivors slogging their way through this life.
Carla at Paper Clippings Of A Wandering Artist for all the encouragement and understanding she has given me. A sweet person, also a talented artist, who takes time to lend an ear or a shoulder whenever it’s needed. She’s very giving, not just to me, but to the blogging community and fellow artists.
Jenny Matlock who has like a gazillion followers yet still manages to reply to all the comments we post, even if it takes two days. She has been there and done that and has helped me A LOT. She’s empathized and sympathized and given advice where and how I’ve needed it. She’s also a very talented writer with a sense of humor and a unique perspective.
Vatche from The Student Writer’s Mind who, in spite of his youth, is very wise and kind and is always encouraging. He is also insightful and challenges me with his poetry, his queries, and his determination. He always responds and encourages. Always.
Mary at One Perfect Bite, who also has gazillions of followers, always comes by and wishes for me a good day and makes me smile with some witty remark or a kind word of encouragement. She also posts recipes that are relatively simple and healthy and my husband, family, and co-workers appreciate that!
Aubrie from Flutey Words, what can I say? She has shared her writing with me and encouraged me in my own. I admire her determination and her ‘chin up’ attitude. Her determination gives me hope and encourages me. There’s a ton of strength inside of her and she shares it willingly. She also has a pretty great sense of humor.
Ed Pilolla, not just because of his humor and candor, but because he’s been a great cheerleader for my poetry. He makes me smile when I’m being whiny. He makes me appreciate when he’s open. And he causes me to hope when he’s doggedly determined.
All these people and so many more of you I consider my friends. You’ve been there. You’ve encouraged and listened, advised and helped. I appreciate you more than I could ever say.
I have more awards to pass around but this seemed long so I’ll do it tomorrow evening. Have a great Labor Day weekend!