Cathy, over at A Bit of the Blarney has so kindly honored me with this award.
Aside: OK, Y'all have to know, that I can't say that phrase ~ I can't even think it ~ without going into Darren McGavin mode (You know, Ralphie's Dad in A Christmas Story) "I've won a MAJOR AWARD!" Sorry. I just had to get that out of my system. I'm so very glad this major award is not a plastic leg lamp.
All joking aside, I am very humbled that Cathy felt I deserved this recognition. I started blogging as an outlet, a chance to exercise long dormant writing and design aspirations and to document the life and times of our family ~ mostly for my own enjoyment. I signed on with the Catholic Mother's blogroll with the thought that others might read what I write, but I'm still amazed when I find out that some actually do. People who aren't even related to me! But, I feel like I'm the recipient here. All the people I've gotten to meet through this blog have truly Spread the Love to me!
Now it's my turn to pass the award on. I wish I could just put my whole Favorites list on here, as I'm enriched by so many blogs I get to visit during the week. That being impractical, I'm awarding it back around to the first five (even though I think the prescribed number might be ten...) that come to my mind. I understand this award can be received more than once, so some of these bloggers may already have received it... Hugs going out to: Suzy Q at Sailing by Starlight, Eileen at Eileen on Him, Bia at La Dolce Vita, Alice at A Number of Things, and new mama, Maryan, at A Lee in the Woudes. And I'd pass it right back to Cathy at A Bit of the Blarney, if I thought I could get away with it... Thanks, Cathy!