It is my great pleasure to welcome some new friends. The Thumber, Renate, Pam. Ann, Donna, Dave, Eva, Julie, Nicole, Jennifer, Empty Nest Insider, Arcadia, Steven, Liz, Jeannie, Kimberly, and Eliza.
It is so wonderful to meet all of you. I'll drop by soon to catch up. Life's been a bit nuts lately. Know I'm wondering who my 400th friend will be.... WHO? I hope to find out soon, so we can have a party...
I'd also like to play a bit of catch up this week. I have been awarded a while back and awarded again this week.
A while ago the FROST LORD himself was kind enough to bestow on this humble blogger The BLOG ON FIRE award. It is totally awesome! Thanks T. D. For anyone who doesn't know this funny, charming, and full of life, superhero, make sure you drop by his blog. His effervescent boyish enthusiasm is the perfect writer for m/g for young boys, since I believe he's still a boy at heart.
Since I am honoring all of you today, I would like to offer this unusual and hard to find award to all of you, BUT for only 24 hours. LOL. We must put a little twist on this, right?
My next award is from Erin Kane Spock of the blog Hold On to Your Bloomers! The name of her blog says it all... Drop by and read her edgy and insightful posts. She nominated me for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. So I need to tell you seven random facts about myself.... Gee. Blushing.
First ... I have become obsessed with getting healthy by eating right and exercising like a maniac.
Second ... I am diligently working at meeting as many of my blogger friends in person as I can. We all need this connection. TOO FUN~
Third ... I don't read nearly as much as I should. I have a PILE of books to read this summer.
Fourth ... I am currently redesigning my very formal living room into a personal showroom and work area for my writing and design business. Pics to come.
Fifth ... I'm going to visit Canada in August to see Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Montreal.
Sixth ... I love to BAKE and am planning on creating healthy and organic recipes to enjoy without gaining weight. Look for future recipes.
Seventh ... I am becoming a Techno Geek... I never would've believed it. I am having too much fun with my new toys, especially my new IPad two.
Now for my Nominees.... drum roll please ...
Lisa M. Potts @Pursuing Love, Laughter and My Elusive Muse. Lisa is one of THE sweetest people in the blogosphere!
Siv Marie @ Been there, done that. Siv is my adopted Norwegian sister. She writes and translates charming folk stories from the northern lands as well as writes heartfelt, soulful poetry. Her sweetness exudes from her blog.
Mooderino @ Moody Writing. Mood writes amazing thought provoking and powerful posts on writing. I have learned a great deal from his amazing insights. Mood is so sweet for helping all of us analyze our own writing. Thanks Mood.
Donna Hole @ Donna Hole. Donna is The most helpful and amazing blogger. She is the first one to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She'll write a review for you, advertise your blogfest, spend time to polish you ms or story. I wish I had Donna's drive to continue to push in all aspects of writing. Thank you Donna.... You can't be any sweeter that those goodies.
OF course there are many more of you who deserve this award, but I would listing all day....
So on this very dreary day in Chicago, I have time to give tribute to all my wonderful blogger friends.
Don't forget to post Elizabeth Mueller's MC Blogfest entry for tomorrow... HAVE a GREAT DAY EVERYONE!