“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.” ~ Mark Twain
"I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go into overload and blow up." ~ Erma Bombeck
I don't know why I am such a dork about this, when perfectly lovely people give me these award thingys and then I go and run off on all of these bloggy tangents and forget to pick up these awards and put them on my little virtual awards shelf. I get so distracted sometimes. Maybe that's part of the problem... running about saying Oh, I have to write about that before I forget, and Oh, don't forget to post this photo!
It's like leaving my Sarah Siddons Award in the coat check room. (Yes, film mavens, there really is such a thing as the Sarah Siddons Award. It is not just a plot device from All About Eve.)
I promise to be better, lovely people who have given me awards. (Please tell me that at least I said thank you! Oy.)
Anyhoo, I am belatedly acknowledging two gracious bloggers who sometime this season gave me an award. Both of these awards feel like the Heisman Trophy to me, and I don't even play football.
Thank you, lovely and talented Willow of Willow Manor, for my Superior Scribbler Award. Sometimes I really do feel like a scribbler, not of bon mots but just plain scribbles, but if you appreciate me, then I'm thrilled.
And then I come to the chic and artistic d i a n a : m u s e, whose blog I've admired from afar for quite some time... pressing my nose against the glass in the window of her blog, wondering just how does she do it?
And then she goes and gives me this I Love Your Blog award. Wow.
I think there's another award floating out there somewhere, but true to form, I cannot remember where it is or who gave it to me. So, dear friend, if you are reading, please understand it's not on purpose. It's my butterfly brain.
When you get these awards, you're supposed to 1. link to the people who gave them to you (done!) and 2. give them to other people who's blogs you enjoy reading.
So here is the next part, and because I'm so tardy, I'm giving both awards to whomever is below. The blogs are both old and new and are full of beautiful photography, wonderful writing and lots of heart. For my recipients... you can pick one or take both because if your name is here, I think you're the bee's knees! xoxo
Tara of Paris Parfait
Robin of Bird Tweets
Debi of emma tree
Namastenancy of Chez NamasteNancy
Johanna of Tangri-la
Red Shoes of Heartbreak Tango
Char of ramblins...
Gabby of Dr. Bob's Nightmare
and my little protégé, dutchbaby of the aptly named dutchbaby
Happy Tardy Awards! Don't follow my lead. Go out and bequeath these to someone you love to read right away!