Catherine and Amy were selected by random.org, as the winner's of Gene Gagliano's book MY TEACHER DANCES ON HIS DESK. They each will get a signed copy.
While I was working through losing Stripes several of my lovely blog friends gave me some awards and I'd like to pass them on:
Wendy, aka Quillfeather, has a lovely blog full of interesting and informative posts. If you haven't checked her head down under...well, err..to New Zealand and have a look around. :)
I'd like to pass this along to a few of my new blog friends...Brian and Jacqueline have creative cat blogs. If you love cats check them out.
So let's see four truths and one untruth about me....
1. I'm 5'5.5" tall.
2. I've been to five countries including the US.
3. I'm a women's rights activist.
4. I've helped build a Habitat For Humanity house.
5. I was honored by the American Red Cross in Missouri a few years ago.
Hema. Hema has an insightful blog full of deep thoughts. I'd like to pass this award along to...Joany who has been steadily blogging and emailing even in her dentist induced tortured condition and to Talli who posts the most wonderful pictures of England and Wales and makes me a little bit homesick.
This lovely award came from Shannon. Shannon is all over the blogging world. I think I have yet to visit a site that she hasn't made a comment on. I'd like to pass this along to Jill. She's a Christian romance writer and has a lovely blog. She's the one who motivated me to post my weekly goals. I'd also like to present this award to Jennifer, aka Old Kitty. She and her cat Charlie frequent a lot of blogs and leave wonderful insightful comments.
This sweet blog award came from Jade. Jade is in the middle of trying to make a big decision about her career. So hop over and see if you can offer up any advice...I'd like to present this award to Dawn. I met Dawn through Mark McVeigh and hope you'll check her out. I'd also like to present it to A.L. (Amy). I had the honor of reading the first 15 pages of one of her manuscripts. To me it's a huge honor when someone wants my advice on a piece. (big smile) If you haven't checked out these blogs...give 'em a shot. (really big smile)
Again, I'd like to thank all of you for helping me during my struggle with losing Stripes. Over the past two weeks I discovered a whole new world of bloggers. I had no idea people blogged about so many topics. Seriously, I just thought blogging was a writer thing. I found a whole world of bloggers that appear to be cats...cats that can type and take beautiful photographs. (wink) I found bloggers that talk about different diseases. Blogs that are about our current culture and ones about decorating and crafts. I put a few of my favorites on my sidebar.
Have you discovered any non-writer blogs that you have to check on, just because they make you smile? Feel free to share. I'm close to reaching my new blogs visited (and commmented on) goal for Jackee's May Scramble. I promise, I will go visit any blogs you list (unless I think they are naughty ones...).