Perhaps because of Blogland Lane (see sidebar if interested) I've been "meeting" some new friends and visitors. I like that, and if you're new to my blog, I'm appreciative. I'm not interested in having hundreds of followers; I try to be selective and stick with the blogs I truly enjoy and value. Some teach me (Mariana), some make me laugh out loud (Deborah); some inspire me (my dear Studio Lolo); others touch my soul and give me courage (Renee).
Anyway, this Thursday 13 (okay, okay, I'm a day late--I've been a bit sick) is about Blog awards. I've had my share. And I'm not above giving some I haven't received. If you can't give and receive freely in the Blogs, where can you?
No me-me-me in these blogs. Just sharing and caring: Studio Lolo, Mim, Julie Ann, Kate, Marianne, Lydia, Caroline, Sonia
A beam of sunlight to you: Kay (Chief), Soulbrush, Chewy, Middle, Jessie, Marion, SStudio Lolo, Marianne, Baino, Debra Kay, Lavender, Lydia, Carla, Suki, Carla, Ribbon, Lori Ann, M. Riyadh Sharif, Aimee, Wieneke, Pieterbie, Dedene, Nolly Polly, Pattee, Deborah, Saggitarian, Julie Ann, Sweet Mango, Suki, Laughing Wolf, Yoon See, Kris, J- (Hopeful Notations), and my pal Cam. You can feel these hearts through the keyboard and into your fingertips: Angela, Allegra, Annie (Blissful Bohemian), Bimbimbie, Teri and the Cats of FurryDance, Babs, Middle, Melissa, Aimee
Gifts to myself: Studio Lolo, Baino, Tessa, Renee, Secret Agent Woman, Melissa, Miladysa, Jessie .
I just LOVE the creativity in these blogs: Deborah (Midlife Poet), Renee, Mim, Angela, Valgalart (xoxo), Bella Sinclair, Jessie
Bravery comes in different forms; sometimes just through showing up: Marianne, Soulbrush, Renee, Human Being, Angela, Snowbrush, Secret Agent Woman, Debra Kay, Suki, Maithri, Bella Sinclair, Allegra,, Sonia, Tessa
Nothing more to add but thank you: Studio Lolo (xoxo), Mim, Marianne, Sweet Mango, Wieneke, Sonia, Baino, Melissa, Miladysa, Sidney, Pieterbie, Babs, Middle, Marion, Yoon See, Kay, Hildegarde
I'm having tea or coffee with you anytime! Baino, Studio Lolo, Sonia, Renee, Middle, Kay, Mim, Debra Kay, Human Being, Melissa, Tessa, Bimbimbie, Angela, Sidney, Human Being, Soulbrush, Secret Agent Woman, Caroline, Pattee, Valgalart, Lavender, Chewy, Jessie, Kris, Merlin Princesse, Marianna Soffer, and with apple pie included, Wieneke and Hildegarde.
Laughing Wolf, Snowbrush, Soulbrush, Saggitarian, Middle, Marion, Caroline, Dedene, Lydia Renee of course, Mim, Deborah, Lolo---oh darn--I'm going to end up including everyone. Take it and wear it proudly, except for Sonia, who gave it to me.
. And last but hardly least: THE FIRST ANNUAL EMILY AWARD. This award is given to individuals who know how to play, have the courage of their convictions, and aren't afraid to say so! Because this is a new award, I am limiting it to three people for now.
This is me, Emily. Since it's my award, highlighting the time I got arrested, I'm adding:
My best friend Marianne, my partner in crime Sonia, and even kj, since I am still being nice.