Monday, April 18, 2011

Look What Happens When You Leave Town!

Sunday we went to the coast with some friends (and I'll post about that later this week), so I didn't have time to check email or my blog. On return, I had a nice surprise. Three awards were waiting for me. Aren't they pretty! Rachna Chhabria gave me the Sisterhood and Sunshine awards. T. G. Ayer gave me the Versatile Blogger award. Each of these wonderful writers write wonderful, thought-provoking posts, so I hope you will take a little trip to each site.

In keeping with tradition, I will pass these awards on to other bloggers who have brightened my thoughts with their posts.

There doesn't seem to be a secondary requirement for the Sisterhood or Sunshine awards, but the Versatile Blogger award requires seven revelations. Hmmm. A couple of other awards have used up any mysteries about me that remain to be revealed, but I'll do my best:

1. My favorite breakfast is peanut butter on toast.
2. I love bread. More than chocolate. (Any bread. Any chocolate.)
3. When I was ten, I wanted to be Nancy Drew. To the point that I made up a phony letter asking for help and told my friend we had to track down this person who needed our help. (The ruse lasted about 5 minutes.)
4. When I was older I graduated to wanting to be Perry Mason's secretary and solve all his cases for him.
5. I was in love with Sabu after I saw the movie, Kim.
6. My husband and I met thanks to a cat named Meathead. (After 37 happily-married years, Meathead still holds a special place in our hearts.)
7. I love Irish music, and I have always wanted to go to Ireland. I still want to go to Ireland.

Okay, now... the awards and who they go to: (Drumroll.)

The Sunshine Award goes to the following upbeat bloggers:
1. Richard Hughes whose posts about Paris, art and photography give me a lift.
2. Sheila Siler - always upbeat
3. Ann at Inpots and Quills - interesting posts and SHE GETS TO GO TO IRELAND!
4. L. A. Colvin whose posts are full of a zest for living
5. Carrie at Carrie Keeps Typing whose humorous posts always make me laugh.
6. Kimberly who has taken on the A-Z writing challenge with a unique twist (go and check it out)
7. T. G. Ayer who was an Egyptian princess in her last lifetime.

The Sisterhood Award
1. Rosi Hollinbeck - a valued critique group member who has helped me with many a manuscript
2. Rachna Chhabria - "back atcha, Rachna" who has supported me through writing questions and techie questions
3. Nina Krebs - who was extremely helpful in one of my writing groups, then went on to devote herself to art and has a great website.

There would be more, but Marj, Skeeter, Nancy, JaNay and other valued writer/critique friends alas do not blog. Not yet, anyway

The Versatile Blogger Award goes to:
1. Jayne at A Novice Novelist - always an interesting post with quirky humor
2. J. L. Campbell - posts on various aspects of writing that are always thought-provoking
3. George Erdosh - a food expert whose site contains all kinds of tips and recipes
4. Rosi Hollinbeck (again) - She writes on everything from the writing process to fine book reviews. And by the way, both George and Rosi review books for Sacramento Book Review and San Francisco Book Review. Go and check them out.
5. Jody Hedlund - pithy articles on writing and publishing issues.
6. Julie Musil - great posts with tips on writing.

And that's it for today, tomorrow I'll be blogging about Galicia some more, since every day seems to hold new wonder.


Richard said...

Thank you for the Sunshine award. I once won an award at work called the Sunshine award. So there's a consistency here.

Sheila Siler said...

Thank you for the Sunshine award! I am delighted and honored. I hope you have a great day.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Thanks for the Sisterhood Award, Elizabeth. I appreciate the fact that you take out time to help me in several ways. I love to drop in at your blog, you always have something great to share: be it book reviews or your travelogues, or awesome author interviews.

Congrats to your awardees.

Julie Musil said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved awards, and thanks so much for sharing one with me! And I agree about bread...warm with butter...OMG!

Stacy Henrie said...

Congrats on the awards! I love bread, too, and chocolate and bread with chocolate. :) Enjoyed Nancy Drew books as a kid, too.

Jayne said...

Aw thank you so much! I am chuffed with your description of my blog - that's wonderful! Glad you like it. :)

And I see you mentioned Nancy Drew here... you might like my post for 'N' - finally up today!

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats, Elizabeth and thank you! Much appreciated.

Rosi said...

Thank you so much for the two awards! I am honored, doubly honored by your kindness.

Ann said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful Sunshine award Elizabeth. I am chuffed.

Carol Riggs said...

Yay, congrats on the awards! Maybe you should leave town more often. LOL Have a great week. :)

Jody Hedlund said...

Thank you so much for the award, Elizabeth!I appreciate your thoughtfulness! :-)

Carrie said...

Congrats on all your awards and thank you :)

Michelle Fayard said...

Congratulations, Mitty, on your well-deserved awards! Having been privileged to read several of your manuscripts and have you critique my works in progress, I have no hesitation in saying this couldn't have happened to a nicer or more deserving critique partner.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Thanks, all.