Illuminating Blogger Award

I’m absolutely chuffed about this award—that’s a good thing, in case you’re wondering. It couldn’t have come at a better time. How uplifting and encouraging to think my blog is illuminating.

I saw the notification in the comment section on my website a couple of days ago when I managed to crawl into my writing studio for a few minutes after spending the previous four days alternating between my bed and Jake’s leather chair with the flu. The real deal. The kind that zaps your nerve endings, that makes you wish you didn’t have so many body parts to hurt, that makes you go from burrowed beneath every blanket in the house to standing naked in front of the fan, that makes reading impossible, that gives you a headache that morphine won’t stop (actually, that might work). Worst of all, the kind that gave Jake one false hope after another that I would throw the ball for him on one of my many visits to the throne. I would’ve if it didn’t take so much energy.

I’m coming out of it. I managed to read Sunday’s newspaper today, the Advil’s starting to work, and I can now drag myself around instead of having to crawl. But best of all, I’m able to throw the ball for Jake on less frequent visits to the old throne.

I want to give a big heartfelt thank you to C.J. at for the Illuminating Blogger nomination. It was the muti I needed. One more thing, I need to share with you one random thing about myself. I sleep naked. Actually, I think I’ve revealed that before, but hey, maybe you don’t know.

In turn I would like to nominate the following four fabulous inspiring bloggers, in no particular order:

Britton Minor Graffensteiner–The Jaded Lens

Irma Oosthuizen–Lily&Rose Design Studio

Jayne Martin–injaynesworld

Julie Farrar–traveling-through



16 thoughts on “Illuminating Blogger Award

  1. I’m so sorry to here that you’ve been suffering with the earliest case of summer flu I’ve heard of. And, yes, don’t dogs think, “Well, as long as you’re sitting there not doing anything . . .” Feel better. Thanks so much for thinking of me with the award. I may not get to act on it for a bit because I’ve slowed down blogging until I get to France. But I will put it on my calendar.

  2. I’m so sorry you’ve been ill. Have a friend go to the store and get you some Pedialyte in the baby food section. It has electrolytes that you’re probably sorely needing after all those trips to the “throne.”

    And for the record, I always find your blog illuminating. Thank you so much for the kind shout-out.

  3. Oh my–how horrid. I need to message you my number. The kids and I can always come rescue Jake for a few hours–toss him a ball, spoil him with petting and kisses-belly rubs if he likes them! Seriously…

    Thank you so much for the nomination-that you find my blog inspirational means a great deal, for it is a driving force behind most things I do in life. I don’t always succeed (just ask my children), but if I hit the mark now and again with The Jaded Lens, I am content. 🙂

  4. Sorry to hear that you have been mubi! Hope you recover quickly now, oh Illuminator
    – our shining light. Well done you! XXX

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