Have you ever tried juggling? Two bean bags, call them Blogging and Taking Mom to Drs. Appointments,*** work. I try a third—Making a Wedding Quilt. Hey, that works too. Fourth bean bag, Finishing THE GRIZZLY’S CHRISTMAS, is trickier, but for a short time, it works. I also need to get Sending Out Queries for BIG ENOUGH, Bugging People to Finish Tasks, and Helping My Mom Go Through Stuff up in the air.
Pick up Stuff. Blogging falls. Try to balance Finishing THE GRIZZLY’S CHRISTMAS on foot. Can’t possibly pick up BIG ENOUGH or Bugging Others while juggling the rest. Oh, I haven’t finished the Liebster assignments!
***My ninety-year old mom, who has an intense desire to go under the radar, has three doctors named Dr. Smith. Two of the Drs. Smith are twins who share an office, and two (not the twins) are Dr. J. Smith. Due to my mom’s aforementioned intense desire, I’ve made her younger than her true age and changed the doctors’ shared last name. Just to add one last detail about going to appointments, my mom lives several hours away from me—honest.
Mom’s appointments with the Doctors Smith are spreading out, and siblings and I have made progress with “Stuff.”
The early spring garden and our sparse rainy season are ending. The energy of the volunteer plants is going to setting seed. Foliage and new flowers no longer concern the poppies. It’s the beginning of later blooms and our long, dry dormant season.
And I’m finally doing the last two jobs for the Leibster Award. First, the award is passed on to other bloggers. I’m not going to name eleven blogs as instructed because I don’t follow eleven blogs. The small print on the Leibster Blog Award logo says to pass it on to three to five blogs. That’s more my speed. So here are some blogs you to investigate. See if you like them too.
Oh, one thing. I don’t know how you tell how many followers a blog has so guess work is involved.
And now . . . (drum role) the Liebster Award goes to:
Tricia Elisara kidsingardens.com is a master gardener who works in school gardens. She lists admirable goals for her blog which is devoted to gardens for and by kids. Tricia provides great ideas for linking different academic subject areas with the garden, takes wonderful photos, and provides inspiration for a rewarding endeavor that is sometimes hard to fit into the school schedule.
There are two authors I’ve mentioned before who have blogs that are definitely follower-worthy.
Laura McNeal http://postcardstothevoid.blogspot.com/2012/04/out-of-africa-and-into-ragnar.html I’ve read and reread her most recent post. She intersperses writing about a running event with the poem she memorized in high school “To An Athlete Dying Young.” Her writing is poignant, poetic, and humorous. I can think of no way to write something as touching with the poems I memorized in school—”The Owl and the Pussycat” and “The Spider and the Fly.” She is a person and author I want to get to know better.
Since she hasn’t posted for awhile, I’m hoping if enough of us visit her blog, she’ll respond with new posts.
Laurel Corona www.laurelcorona.com has recently returned to the blog on her website. The author of women’s historical fiction shares life events, her feelings, philosophy and spirit. There is a sort of flight to what she writes. She is another person and author I want to get to know better.
Sophey Vance aka Sarai Oviedo at www.sopphay.omnipression.com is a poet, designer, literary editor, and more—a Renaissance woman who seems to take on a bit of everything.
My friend Donna found her when we were trying to find more about the Liebster Award. Sophey has received it three times. That pushed her into researching the origins of the Liebster. She stopped researching before answering all her questions. Part of my motive in nominating her again is she said if she got the award five times, she would consider more research to answer those remaining questions. Just consider this a gentle nudge rather than a bribe.
The last task for the Liebster is to paste the award in the blog. One more thing finished! Thank you, Dan, it was fun. You were also right that it’s a lot of work.
These finales mean there’s time to pick up some of those fumbled tasks, to return to THE PIG AND THE DRAGON sequel, and to begin a new quilt.