No, this won't be a rendition of the classic BTO song with the same title. Wait, did I just call that song a classic? Oi Veh. Wait, did I just type with a Jewish accent? Alright enough already, let's see, what was I going to say here? Oh ya.....
There's a new blogger among us. A neighbor and friend of mine has recently started writing a blog and I thought I'd take a moment to introduce you to her site. She currently has a children's book in the hands of a potential publisher, so she's in that realm known as, "The waiting game." I wish her well in her endeavors and commend her at the same time for stepping into that arena.
If any of you have been in that position, I'm sure you're aware of how much your emotions are exposed. Excited about the potential of being a published author and apprehensive about the inevitable, "Thank you for submitting your story, but we're not _____ at this time" letters.
Anyway, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that her story will make it into the hands of a publisher who absolutely falls in love with it. She's a real sweetheart and I'm sure an encouraging word from any of you who have the time to visit her site would be a boost. Here's a quick link to her place, Cross Your T's.
In other blog related "business" I was recently bestowed with a couple of awards. One of them I quietly slipped onto my sidebar and the other I will be placing there just ahead of posting this. Figured it was only proper that I take the time to acknowledge the two ladies who took the time to include me in their generosity. As is the custom with these things I am to pass them along to others, but as you may know, my custom is to simply say thank you and let it go at that.
The first is Sandi of Holding Patterns. I believe the hearts in the open hands as depicted in the award paint a fitting picture of Sandi. The open hands reflecting her own openness in sharing her emotions as life hands out its ups and downs to her. The hearts a reflection of her big heart, especially when it comes to her four legged fuzzy "kids", one of which she unfortunately had to say goodbye to after nineteen years of companionship. Her blogging buddy Arial, the cute little black cat that kept a place at her right hand and in her heart is now chasing mice in the great beyond.
Thank you Sandi!
The other is Kimmie of Pretty Amazing Grace. Now her award says brilliant on it, and I must admit, that's a far cry from what I'd label this humble little site, but nonetheless I will gladly accept it just the same. From her creative story telling to the kind words she shares to her stinging sense of humor at times, it's been a pleasure getting to know her. She recently renewed, revamped, recreated (or whatever you want to call it) her blog, so if you haven't gone by for a look "What the heck are you waiting for"?
Thank you Kimmie!
OK, I think that wraps up this addition of business for now. There is of course, still the meme that Mimi has tagged me with and I should probably get around to that one of these fine feathered days or the dungeon will be my new digs. Well let's hope the Queen is not too time sensitive and will let me breath fresh clean air for a bit longer until I get to it.
I have a list started that should be ready to unveil soon, of new Olympic sports I'd like to see. I'm sure you'll all be on pins and needles now, patiently awaiting it, so I'll hurry up and get it posted asap. In the mean time, get off of those things. They're sharp and pointy and will likely leave a mark!