Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

Dorothy has tagged me for the Thinking Blogger Award. Dorothy shares life in England, gorgeous photos of places I dream of visiting, and deep insights of the process of sliding into decrepitude. I'm honored that she chose me. I started my blog to chronicle our daily life for far away friends and family....and then I discovered it was a good place to share whatever took my fancy. I'm truly surprised others read it. I'm touched that my ramblings seem to communicate something - at least some of the time. I'm also perplexed.

Here's my problem. For the most part, I read blogs to relax! I also read mostly SHS blogs but if I tag only SHS bloggers eventually they'll run of those to tag. I'm going to try to pick "non SHS" blogs so that others who are tagged on SHS still have a blog pool. ::Snort::

1. Jodi - is the first one who explained blogging to me. Her blog helps me think through the issues and daily life of the autism spectrum, she has given me glimpses into the vegan lifestyle (yes, you CAN still EAT), and has demonstrated how to incorporate fun into our homeschool. Jodi is a constant source of encouragement as we seek solutions for Zander. She truly exhibits the old wisdom that often we walk our paths, in order to help others who follow behind.

2. Trish - my friend from our assignment in Anchorage. She challenged me to be sure that women leaving my Bible Studies were not "stuffed with fluff". Mostly her blog makes me think I need to find my pictures so I can scrapbook...but she also shares great info on fibromyalgia (which Trish has) and reminds me to "rejoice in everything". Trish is a great thinker in real life and that comes through in her posts (from felt purses to bearing fruit with a chronic illness).

3. Large Family Logistics - I'm sure they've been chosen a zillion times and no longer participate - BUT I continually find food for thought at this blog, as well as meal tips, laundry tips and more. "The art and science of managing a large family."

I've tried ya'll (YES - I KNOW there are two ways to spell this and I checked with a life long Texan - two of them - they said to spell it this way ::snort:: Let's NOT go there again - ok?) but I mainly read SHS blogs...SO....I tried not to pick 5 and make it harder on them to find 5 - but ya'll are on your own. ::snort::

4. Kristine's blog makes me think about curriculum, books, and gorgeous spots to visit. I've been trying to get a family here to start a GH bakery...I've been craving GH for two weeks. Kristine's last post is about Great Harvest - so I pick her. ::snort::

I've counted at least 20 other SHS blog friends that I could put on here. Please know that I read and enjoy all your blogs...but I must choose one more blog here and get on with the day.

5. Debbie in NY - this family makes me think about how wonderful family is. How awe-inspiring that families such as theirs will go miles away and bring sibling groups a second chance at happiness in a new home, together. Debbie has made me think about HOW I juggle a large family, how hard it would be to add 3 at one time....and shes done it with GRACE. You've done amazingly well this year, Deb - and so I choose you for my 5th entry....

If any of you would rather have your link removed from my blog - please let me know. I'll leave your name and remove the link. LOL

This meme seems to have originated with the *The Thinking Blog* (A quick skimming of this blog leads me to conclude that though his blog may make me think, I do not necessarily agree with all his conclusions). Here are the rules:

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. I thought it would be appropriate to include them with the meme.

The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post (his original post on the award)so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).


Romany said...

I didn't know we were supposed to link back to the first person who originated the meme. I thought it was just back to person who tagged you. Ooops. Oh well.


DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I'm guessing it's not a big thing...but went to see who this person was anyway and saw his rules. LOL The way it's been copied on the internet it isn't clear who you are supposed to link too.

Jodi said...

I don't mind at all. Wow I make someone think VBG. I'll probably do my tag tomorrow since it's a bit late today.

Trish said...

Thanks for including me on your "tagged" list! I'll agree with something you wrote in an email to me ~ I'm small pebbles in the blogger world but hey, if people want to read about (our everyday life) and water fights and such...... LOL

Anonymous said...

Sis: I don't know at all what you are all talking about and THAT IS JUST FINE.

BUT....... if anyone has info on fibromyalgia please let me know anything. I have researched but don't know near what I need to know. I just know what it does to me.

I have one friend (from school) who drinks a lot but stays away from med's. :):) Not for me.


Susan Silver Dill said...

I will go there, LOL, as another lifelong Texan (born and raised in Houston). Y'all is a contraction... a combination of You, like all other contraction, the apostrophe should go where the missing letters are. Thus, it should be spelled "Y'all". (If they ask, I am also a writer, by degree and previous life...aka, before kids!)

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

hsartgirl (Susan?)

I am AMAZED at the strong feelings on this issue. LOL I actually took a poll around here because no matter how I spelled it some were upset! They were about split. The funny thing is that at the Christmas party at chapel I opened my gift and it was a gorgeous ornament with "ya'll" written on it...I figured at that point that I would simply write it however because every time I use the word someone is sure to comment that it's spelled wrong - regardless of which spelling I use. LOL

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

You KNOW, come to think of it, the reasoning of the contraction and spelling it y'all makes SENSE to ME!!! ::snort::