Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Daily Dose



Just before or was it just after my meltdown, Sandi of Holding Patterns, tucked me in to her list of nominations for "The Daily Dose" award. Now I know what it means to be a blog addict so to myself be on someone's list of a daily dose is pretty incredible. Poor Sandi, though, her pickings here got pretty skimpy for the next bit and they're about to get skimpy again as I'm taking a mini break for the next few days. I will be back, though, the Lord willing.

If you are on my blogroll, you absolutely are my daily dose. Fascinating people all! Three bloggers are receiving this "The Daily Dose" award today because they have something that pulls me back every single day; in other words, they've developed a hook and I find that so clever that I am honoring them.

1. Happyone at Captain's Log

Happyone always provides sunset and day's length at the end of her post. If you are one of those light deprived folks, just the hope in those few minutes' gain are so pleasant. LOL! (I won't be visiting her blog after June. Just kidding!!!)

2. Zanne of At Home With the Farmer's Wife

Zanne writes about all manner of interesting topics and she often/usually ends each post by letting her readers know what the next day's topic will be. I love that.

3. Judy at My Front Porch

Judy shares her life and it includes more than the beautiful and the lovely. I like bloggers who are dimensional — those with whom I feel a connection or that "we're in this boat together." Judy is all of that and this doesn't just include the fact that we're both suffering with colds/flu this week. :) The photos of her exquisite corner of the world are amazing and I'm sure that you will agree.

I apologize for not knowing more or being able to find out more about this award. Feel free to interpret it any way that you choose, ladies. As always, you are off the hook if this doesn't fit into your blogging plans.

Thank you, Sandi. The award blessed me.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nor'Easter

Winter storms are so labor intensive! I'm already exhausted by a cold and now the clean-up after the storm. Oh well, one must have grit to live in snow-laden places. After all these years, I really ought to get some...grit that is.










Who cleans up after the snowstorm in your world?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Surprise



Isn't this cute? I found it at the Catalog Card Generator via a really lovely blog called White Country.

As an update: my father is still in the hospital recovering from a stroke and from becoming toxic on medication. The toxicity was a completely unexpected complication that very nearly did him in. Things are beginning to look more hopeful and I want to thank all of you who have kept me and my family in thought and prayer. Prayer does indeed change things.

Can't wait to get back to blogging for real! (I've been trying to keep up with all of you!)

DB