From both Memarie and Grace over at Sandier Pastures - the Totally Fabulous award. I think both of you are totally fabulous too (and not just because you picked me either).
And the very sweet Nice Matters from Fourier Analyst. She had the loveliest things to say about me, too. I'm not sure they're true, but I'm glad that I at least look nice and together from the outside.
This one I'm giving to Josie over at Josie Two-Shoes. She's getting hit with everything life can throw at her, and is somehow managing to handle it with grace of spirit. I don't know how she does it, I'd be curled up on the floor in the fetal position by now. If there's anyone who epitimizes nice, it's Josie. She truly has a beautiful spirit.From Grace again (either she really really loves me or else I'm really really slow at responding to these things. I'm thinking it's the latter.) - Colors of Friendship This is an award celebrating blogging friendship that knows no boundaries, color or distance.
I really like the idea behind this one because one of the things I treasure most about blogging is the way it brings people from disparate lives together. In that spirit I'm going to pass it along to three people who I very much like and admire and who I would never have gotten to know if it weren't for this wonderful cybercommunity that brings together people from every corner of the globe:
Kathy from A Girl Grows Up - how cool is it for a New Yorker living in Israel to have a friend from Australia. I should be all jaded and cynical by now but no, I still think that sort of thing is very very cool. She's a fantastic writer too - go check out her stuff.
Lis (can I still call you Melissa?) from Lis Garrett - A Writer's Woolgatherings. Not only is she a great friend and a real inspiration to me as we face some similar parenting challenges, she's also pursuing her dream of becoming a writer. How inspirational is that!
Shelley from This Eclectic Life. My own life is richer for being able to call her friend, even if she has cost me a fortune in cleaning bills as I keep spitting coffee all over myself from bursting out laughing while reading her posts. Besides being a helluva woman, and doing something really amazing with her Share-A-Square Project (Go read this link. Yes, right now, I'll wait.), this Texas storyteller spins one heck of a yarn, dadgummit (did I use that right? I'm too much of a city kid myself to be able to even say dadgummit with a straight face.).
I'm going to pass this one right back to Grace too. My friendship with her epitomizes what this award is all about.
This one goes to Jen over at Never a Dull Moment, for always being there with a listening ear when I need it. I less than 3 you Jen.
And last but definitely not least:
Simonne at All Tips And Tricks is having a group writing project asking…’What is Your Best Blogging Achievement?’ You can see the entries here. Shelly and her Share-A-Square Project get my votes! She needs that $100 win to help cover the postage costs for more afghan kits for the kids with cancer from Camp Sanguinity. Your vote can help her reach her goal to get a beautiful handmade afghan (made with squares donated with love from all over the world!) to each and every one of those kids. What are you waiting for? Go vote!