Saturday, May 12, 2007

A Mixed Bag

First, I would like to introduce you to the newest member of my husband's son's family, Zach. Because our family is so close he will, of course, end up being a big part of all our lives. He is being held by Emily.

Next: Laurie, Don't MAKE Me Get My Flying Monkeys, has nominated me for a Thinking Blogger Award. My first reaction was "who, me?" but I am very touched and honored. Like many, I don't handle complements very well but am always very pleased to receive them.

I am now supposed to nominate five bloggers from my blog roll for this honor. However, after much thought, I find I cannot choose. I have kept my blogging community small since typing is difficult and commenting important to me, and I like to take the time to know each person and savor these new relationships. The people who's blogs I visit have all touched me deeply with their intelligence, humor, insight and vision. They have all become part of my life and help me to stay strong and positive.

To Tammy, The Daily Warrior, my dear friend and fellow warrior against ALS, I say thanks for introducing me to blogging and encouraging me to set up a site. And to Laurie, my fellow conservationist and new friend, Thank you for the nomination.

Finally: My friend, Carol, who dislikes our Pres and the vice pres as much as I do, gave me a "Backward Bush." It is a credit card size clock with a picture of Bush, looking stupid, on it and the clock in the corner counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until we are free of them and all they stand for. I love it but worry when I see how much time they have left.


Blogger Tammy said...

You add a bright light to the blogging community but your light shines even brighter in my heart!

Party on Spike!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Pam,
I really like the way you described the role that fellow bloggers play in your life. My husband doesn't understand how I can devote such time and energy to the community. You and others have touched me and inspired me in ways I never knew possible from mere virtual beings!

Humor is a good way of dealing with distress and dishonor. I have really enjoyed the anti-Bush bumper stickers in my new city.

May I quote the best one I saw today? "Will someone please give GW a blow job so we can finally impeach him?" Is that too obscene for your blog?

And finally, you are right. It is way too long to wait.

11:03 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

Pam--Zach looks like a sweetie & it is easy to see why he is and will be a great part of your family.
If anyone deserves to be nominated for thinking blogger, amusing blogger, brave blogger--it is you!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

You are a joy, Pam. Thank you for sharing yourself and your art with us.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh! That picture! There is nothing in the world more precious than a puppy. That looks like a Golden Retriever. Awwwww :0)

Congrats to my fellow-nominee!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I think Zach will add a lot of joy and enthusiasm to your lives. nice pic btw.

9:42 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

I like that picture. :) Good choice on the Thinking Blogger award with Laurie. She is a shining example for some of us of what family can be.



11:39 AM  
Blogger Bonita said...

I like the understated quality of your photo here, Pam. It certainly creates a wonderful feeling....but of course, children and puppies always do.

Your sentiment about blogging awards is so true - all our visitors and friends have distinctive gifts, all of which are immesurable, and cherished.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

What they all said!

I've seen the backwards Bush clocks. they make me mad, because what SHOULD be happening is impeachment. We should not have to be counting down the days remaining in this despotic regime!

5:42 PM  

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