Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mama's Definitely Buying A Lottery Ticket Today



Holy Moley.
Blog Of Note.

What a stupendous surprise! And a little overwhelming. I woke up, grabbed the laptop to give my site a quick look-see before doing some writing and found 23 comments. That's not the norm for me so I clicked on warily thinking it was some weird spamming mix-up with made-up psycho/creepy words. Not a mix-up at all. What a gloriously lovely way to start the morning.

Next came a knock at the door for the group photo with recent Blog Noters and we get to keep the orange jackets.
This day just gets better and better. I'm hoping one of those little chickadees lets me borrow their fancy sash to wear to work tomorrow.

Warm welcomes and thank you very much for your comments and kind words. I am truly thrilled to meet you all:>)



and, what I had planned on posting today...

"One day soon the rain will let up, and the frost will leave the ground as stealthily as it came. There will be yielding all around and a sudden insistent adhesion in the barnyard. The urge to clean away winter from the corners of the lawn, from the deep shade beneath the hemlocks, will be irresistible. But all of this hides somewhere on the next page of the calendar. The good news now lies deep within the beehive, where the workers, their dead cast aside in the melting snow, have set the queen laying eggs once again."

Verlyn Klinkenborg, from the chapter, February, in The Rural Life

please note: photo, Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Award ceremony on 1/3/09, art by Aleta Gudelski

32 comments:

  1. :P The orange jackets are hot!

    The chapter is really well written... I mean wow. Such depth can be taken out of such a small extract, loved it.

    -Action Wolfe

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  2. Well duh. I've always known that. I'll try not to be annoyed with blogger's publishing issues today, it appears that someone there got something right.

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  3. I knew you were a blog of note before they did!

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  4. Hi, Nice Post.. Keep rocking...

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  5. Hey, I have always known how wonderful you are. 23 comments, the most I have ever received I think was 17. So happy fo you :-).
    XOXO

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  6. http://wweshowslinks.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congratulations! And Thanks for sharing the Aleta Gudelski painting...I just looked her up and LOVE her work.

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  8. Now that I know what Blog of Note is, I can say, "Well Done" ( I had to google it :-/ )

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  9. I like the choice of artwork on your Blog. Congratulations on becoming a Blog of Note! Keep up the good work.
    Blessings, Star

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  10. I love the good news deep in the beehive. Sounds like Faith in the future.
    Congrats on the award. Your blog is both beautiful and thoughtful.

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  11. I am so glad you are a 'blog of note' because I wouoldn't have found you other wise! Congratulations!

    Especially like your poems

    Suburbia :)

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  12. Wow! Well done indeed! :0) (huge smile)

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  13. It's kinda weird plopping my comments in among the many instead of those written by the few, the stalwart, the original admirers here!

    Oh, you! Those orange jackets!

    Congratulations once again.

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  14. Kudos on the recognition that the Blog of Note award brings! I'm very pleased for you.

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  15. Lovely blog! Congrats on being named Blog of Note! I enjoyed my visit to your corner of the world immensely. :-)

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  16. Loverly. Really loverly.

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  17. I like the choice of artwork on your Blog. Congratulations on becoming a Blog of Note! Keep up the good work.

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  18. I don't know about everyone else, but when I click on "fearless blogger" in your sidebar it opens dozens of windows and makes me reboot. I think it is a bad link.

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  19. I think your picture at the top of your blog is a picture of downtown Houston :) yay :)

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  20. Hi there - great blog! Nice quotes and very insightful.

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  21. i clicked on blogs of note..never done that before... felt the stirrings of jealousy (if i may be so brutally honest, and yet my blog is really a self indulgent spot that i probably wouldnt want read by hordes anyway...oh well... sigh)... then noticed you are a critical care nurse. me too (well "was", if there can be such a thing for a nurse.

    I like what I have read so far. Be Blessed

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  22. Another congrats on your blog of note honor. New to your blog, and I love your style of writing. Congrats again (and I'm jealous of the orange jacket).

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  23. hey!!! wow, I'm away for a few days and what happens another blog of note in my cyberhood!!! kudos much deserved .....I love tidings....

    good luck it can be a crazy ride at times (there can be spam involved)....

    lovely painting.... off to read up on aleta gudelski, new name for me....

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  24. I do enjoy reading all you post, gives me a point of view that I need to keep the healing coming over here. Oh and it keeps the craziness of this job down to a reasonable level. I adore your takes on nursing, life and history!

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)