I've been a bad bloggy friend.
I've recently racked up some marvelous bloggy bling from some marvelous bloggy buddies, and I'm just now getting to collecting it and passing it on.
It's not that I'm not grateful.
I'm truly grateful. On every level.
It is that I'm terribly chaotic and disorganized this summer. Actually, I'm probably that way every summer. I think that might be one of the joys of summer.
In fact, some of those lovely souls who gave me the bling won't even see this because they're off right now being chaotic and disorganized and lounging by some exotic beach or mountain.
And that's how it should be.
Anyway, I am a lucky, lucky blog girl, and I am so grateful for the following awards:
Nuria (whom I believe is one of those lounging somewhere lovely right now):
This great bear hug:
I LOVE this award. What could be better than getting a hug from a sweetheart like Nuria? Absolutely nothing finer. For those who don't know her, Nuria educates all of us on life and food in Catalan Spain. Nuria imbues all her posts with warmth, humor, knowledge and a good bit of music for spice. I have never ONCE been bored or disappointed with Nuria's lovely blog.
Here are the rules of this award:
I can only pass this bear hug onto five writers and their blogs, so here goes:
Sister Sassy of Sisters of a Different Order for a rockin' time in Northern Michigan and the hopes that our paths will cross again soon - despite our age gap she is definitely a soul sistah!
Lilac Specs of Lilac Colored Glasses - she's bravely moved half a world away to find true love and she's got a heart as big as Pittsburgh.
Goofball - she gives me virtual hugs almost every day and is the most persistent person I know in trying to reach my inconsistent self. Her Facebook and other messages make my day!
Jenn in Holland - writer extraordinaire in every sense of that word, and she knows what I mean, I think. ;-)
Teacher Patti from Teacher in the Hood - she and I are A2 and teacher sisters and life is always fun around her!
I have to say, I'd also *have* to pass this on to Courtney of Coco Cooks, but Nuria agreed with me, so she's already got one!
Okay, so ANOTHER award from the generous and lovely Nuria:
Again, I have to choose five bloggers... ack! Here goes again:
Flower Child of Blooming Idiot - she makes my day every single time she posts whether it's on music, her travels, her baking, or her huge heart in terms of fixing the world.
Dingo of As I Was Saying - because I need to fall off my chair laughing on a regular basis.
Leslie of My Mommy's Place Blog - because if I ever need to remember what family love is, all I have to do is peek into her blog. Plus she's the Haiku Buckaroo Hostess with the mostest!
Cathouse Teri of The Road Lester Traveled - because somebody has to say the things she does. ;-) She also teaches me the meaning of family. Plus, she just plain ROCKS.
Sandy of Momisodes - for her eye for photos, her ear for dialogue, her ability to make us all laugh, and her clear thinking.
Okay, this is turning into a long, long post.... more of these next week.
I really think I've met the best folks through my reading and my readers and you all deserve multiple awards. And Nuria, thanks so much! These could both go back at you, but I guess that's against the "rules".