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