I've been honored with a number of blog awards in the past few weeks and I'd like to say a proper "Thank You" today to those awarding them to me.
Most of the awards came with instructions and I will try to follow them as best I can. I will be passing a couple of the awards on to other blogs today and the remainder I will pass on at a later date.
The first new award I have came from Helen at Straight From Hel. It's the "One Lovely Blog Award". I'm suppose to tell ten true facts about myself and then pass the award on to others. This award I'll pass on at a later date and share the ten facts when I do. Helen also gave me the "Circle of Friends Award".
from the desk of a writer.
She gave me her "Creative Writer Award." This is an award that she created for writers she has met in the blogosphere. She gave the award with no strings or requirements attached. She said it was "intended as a gesture to further the premise 'writer' within 'blogger."
Crystal at Crystal Clear Proofing awarded me her new CCP "Blogger Purrfection Award." She said, "There have been a lot of awards going around lately; however, my love of cats and the feline in me just had to see a kitty one." It was given to cat lovers and one cat.
I was also honored to receive the "Circle of Friends Award" from Kerri at The-Writing-Bug. I'm to pass this on to five other bloggers. I will do this a little later. In presenting the award Kerri has this to say, "Theblogging award process is fun and is a wonderful networking tool as it gives each of us the chance to follow the links and make even more friends in the blogging community."
The ladies from Mystery Lover's Kitchen awarded me the Lesa's
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.
1. I've been running barrels (barrel racing) since I was 10 years old. I do it for fun, not competitive.
2. I'm a vegetarian and have been for the past five years. I'm trying to improve my health by eating better.
3. My daily routine includes walking a mile and a half around the lake near my home, except when it snows.
4. A number of years ago the Chicago Tribune ran an article that I had written. It was about a double murder.
5. I'm an animal lover. My pets include dogs, cats, horses, goldfish, and turkeys.
6. My first helicopter ride was given to scare me. The pilot could only use one hand to fly since he'd cut the ligaments in his other hand a few days before.
Can you tell which one is true? Now I'd like to pass this award on to these wonderful bloggers and see what they come up with:
Margot at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist ....
Carol at Under the Tiki Hut
The ladies at Women of Mystery
The ladies at The Stiletto Gang
The ladies at Witchy Chicks
Jemi at Just Jemi
Michele at Southern City Mysteries
Under the Tiki Hut.
It's the "Over the Top Blog Award. I must answer several questions with one-word answers, pass the award onto five other bloggers and leave a comment on their blogs about the award.
Here are the questions:
Your Hair? - Blonde
Your Favorite Food? - Cake
Your Hobby? - Lacking
Your Fear? - Mice
Something You Aren't? -Petite
Where Did You Grow Up? - Georgia
Your Life? - Good
Your Mood? - Sleepy
Your Favorite Color? - Purple
I'd like to pass this award and questions on to:
Helen at Straight from Hel
Ingrid at The Conscious Cat
Theresa at Journaling Woman
Elizabeth at Mystery Writing is Murder
Crystal at Crystal Clear Proofing
I'd like to say "Thank You" again to all these wonderful bloggers who past these awards on to me. If you haven't visited these blogs, please do so. They're all great.
Now, I am in a predicament. I've tried to be more organized since I've started blogging. And I must say I'm doing better. I have a calendar (actually three) that I keep track of when guest bloggers will be here, as well as when I need to do certain book reviews and have openings for other reviews.
All of this was going along quite well until "the book" arrived. I was waylaid by a book yesterday. It looks like it will be a very interesting book. That's not the problem.
The problem, I can't remember requesting this book for a review. According to the sheet that came with it, I must have. However, the paper doesn't tell me any certain person it came from, so that doesn't help.
I usually keep an e-mail in a folder when I request a book for review or agreed to a review from any of the groups I'm participating in. I've gone through every e-mail I have on my computer and can't find a mention of this book anywhere. I've also gone through all my work e-mails since the address did include the paper's name. Still no sign of how I came to have this book.
I'm looking forward to reading the book. I think it will be intriguing. I just don't know what to do with the review once I do it. I'll post it on the blog and run it in the paper, but where do a send copies or links to? That is the question. Maybe I'll soon run across something or my brain will wake up and remember.
Has anything like this every happened to you? Have you ever found yourself in a fog not remembered ordering or asking for something you got? And, just when I thought I was getting organized. Oh well.