Jen was one of the first bloggers who ever commented on my blog, and we have commiserated by e-mail and even by phone about trying to deal with the technology on our blogs, about families, about crochet and life in general. I hope one day I get to sit on the porch with her for real and shoot the breeze. If you come by to visit that day, you’d best wear your boots, because “it” will get deep, if you know what I mean. If you don’t—never mind.
Here’s the words that go with the Nice Matters Award.
“This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award.”
I was delighted to know that she still considers me a blogging friend! I haven’t been a very good one lately. I don’t get around to visit anyone (even when I can find my glasses) and I’m not quick to respond to comments. I feel guilty. “Guilt” is my middle name. Or, is it “Procrastination?” Maybe it’s “Indecision.” I don’t know. I do apologize to all of you, but I really am being industrious—just not on my blog. If you go to the update for Share A Square, in the morning you will see! I want to wait for daylight to take pictures.
I’m going to have to work on an award for my non-blogging friends. Through the Share A Square program, I am meeting some wonderful people who deserve awards, too. There’s a ton of them, and I think I’ll just work up a list so that y’all can “meet” them.
As for passing this award on, I can only hope to send it to folks who haven’t gotten it (since I haven’t gotten a chance to read). Jen named several people I would have. Tea at Teatime Ramblings, Janet at Life in Westcliffe; Jessica at Life is RANTastic; Harlekwin at Boho Rap; Susan at West of Mars. I don’t yet know Paulie at Paulie’s Postcards, but I hope to know her soon.
Even though Jen named so many folks I love, that still leaves a field wide open of wonderful people I’ve met on the internet. Seven is hardly enough! Here are a few that maybe you haven’t met.
- Nigel at Fat Bloke Thin is a delightful “bloke.” I hope that was the proper use of the word, Nigel, as I don’t really speak the King’s English. Y’all know that’s a fact. Nigel is on a mission to lose weight, and he’s willing to support anyone who wants to join him in a challenge. He’s a great cheerleader, and excellent blog host, and a good friend to have.
- Vickie at Vixen’s Den, who carries the weight of the world on her shoulders as she awaits the birth of a new grandbaby and has just discovered that her other granddaughter has epilepsy. She still finds time to come visit to bolster my spirits and to crochet for charity.
- Frigga at Any Apples. She is one of the best blogging friends you can hope to have. Supportive, kind, funny, you name it and she’s it. Meet her the first chance you get. You will not regret it.
- Sherry at Yellow Rose’s Garden is a living doll. I thought at first that she was a “Georgia Peach,” though using a yellow rose for a logo convinced me she might be Texan. She’s gonna be a Texan soon, and will almost be my neighbor. Yeeha! I can’t wait until that sweet lady gets here.
- Robin at Around The Island visits to talk to me almost every day, and I talk to her with my morning coffee. I have no idea what time it is in Israel when we talk. I’ve asked her about recipes before, and she has willingly posted them for me. She writes beautifully, and she reads archives! How cool is that?
- Rosemarie at Miscellaneous Matters is a generous blogger with a lot to say. As she makes her rounds each day, she always stops in to comment. She tells it like it is.
- Finally Marcia at Tumbled Words, Meeaugraphie, and forty-eleven other blogs. I have no earthly idea how that woman has the time to do all the things she does. I believe that Marcia could singlehandedly save the world. She takes on every cause you can possibly name (and she writes to lift your spirits if she thinks you are the least bit down in the dumps!). She and her husband, Saint Leon, hold a special place in my heart, even though I’ve never met them.
One of these days, I’m going to win the lottery and meet all of these bloggers and a whole lot more of you. Maybe we can have a party on my porch. I’d even mow the lawn for you…why I would scrub the toilets! I might even move some of the crochet off the couch…
Nahh. I’m lying. My Daddy always said, “Make yourself at home, if you’re not you oughta be.” I figure that you are “family,” not company. You’ll have to take me warts and all.