I’m not one to pass the buck. We all mess up from time to time. When I do, I like to own up to it, get it off my chest, so to speak. What can I say? I have a conscience. Well, this past Friday was my day. Not the only time I’ve ever screwed up, by a long shot. Let’s just say it was the most recent.
It wasn’t a mistake, per say. It was an oversight. Make that two oversights. I just realized it, so I’m here to set the record straight.
What I’m referring to is the blog I wrote, about receiving the “Versatile Blogger Award”. To be honest, I wasn’t feeling all that great; and I wasn’t my usual thorough self. There are two bloggers whose blogs I really enjoy, whose blogs I follow; and, had I been thinking clearly, I would have included them on my list of nominees.
They both totally deserve to be there. If I’d been in my right mind, they would have been. Now that the medication’s wearing off a bit, I’d like to correct my error.
Apologies to both Julie and Patricia. I hope you will both accept the award, despite its tardiness in coming to you.
As for all of you who read my blog, here are just a few reasons why you should also read Julie’s and Patricia’s:
- Where Julie, at Sow, Sew, So, gets all her energy is a mystery to me. She and her husband, Bruce, NEVER sit still. Aside from having full time jobs they are into gardening, sewing, major DIY projects and dogs. They both travel a lot for business, especially Julie. She works in advertising, like I do. Long, long, hours. But still they both find time for all their hobbies. They live in Texas, where it’s apparently not easy to grow things, but you’d never know it. Their urban farm, where they grow all kinds of produce and herbs, looks like they live in the valley of the jolly green giant. Personally, some of my favourite posts are those that feature photos of their wonderful dogs, affectionately known as the 3 G’s: George, Godiva and Guiness. But not to be missed are the photos of the home renovation projects they’ve undertaken this year. You should check them all out, so you can have a true appreciation of just how much they’ve accomplished. And while you’re at it, look for Bruce’s guest posts. He fills in for Julie occasionally.
- Patricia Sands’ Blog is a favourite of mine because she devotes so much of it to France, where she spends a fair bit of time. I was introduced to Patricia through her first book, “The Bridge Club”, which was reviewed by Claire, on her blog, Word by Word (which I nominated in the past). I enjoyed Patricia’s book because it’s about a group of women who’d been friends from the time they were young girls. I could totally relate to it, as I am lucky enough to have life-long friends as well. Her second book, The Promise of Provence, was published not that long ago and now she’s working on yet another book. In addition to writing her blog AND a newsletter. In addition to attending writers’ conferences here, there and everywhere. Which she writes about in her blog. In addition to leading a group of women on an upcoming trip to Provence, with another one soon to follow. In addition to being a wife, a mom and a grandmother. Another woman, who like Julie, seems to have a limitless supply of energy.
Whew! Maybe they also deserve the inspiring blogger award. They certainly inspire me. What about you?