I got up this morning and there was a chill in the air. It seeped through to my very core and gripped my bones. Nothing would do but a hot shower. The hot water gently kneaded and warmed my skin. A simple pleasure making early mornings slightly more tolerable, even enjoyable. The chill in the air spurred me to rummage through the storage boxes under the bed containing my winter woollies. This is the time of year when the morning air is crisp and filled with frost. So you need a jacket and a scarf and a woollen sweater as you head out the door to work. But as the day wears on the sun warms the air and you swelter in your woolly jumper. Then you feel like a twit with your jacket and woollies surrounded by people trotting around campus in tee shirts, shorts and flip-flops.
The sun was shining in a vivid blue cloudless sky as I walked to work this morning. I knew it was chilly, after all I had my woolly jumper, jacket and scarf on. I was not prepared for what I saw floating down the river. At first I thought I was seeing things. What are those lumps of white floating down the river. I had to stop and to my surprise and horror, yes they were miniature icebergs.
“No! No it is too early,” the voice in my head screamed. At least I hope it was in my head!
There is no denying it, the air is filled with the promise or threat of winter, depending on how you look at it.
My blog is one year old this week. I chose to ignore the mini iceberg sighting and celebrate!
I have received four wonderful presents/awards from fellow bloggers recently. I want to take this opportunity to mention these wonderful bloggers and the wonderful prezzies they graciously bestowed on me.
Firstly, Lydia Kang of "The Word is My Oyster," was kind of enough to pull my name from her contest pool and sent me a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card. I can’t wait to use it. Thank you sooooooooooo much Lydia.
Next Nicole Zoltack of "Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight,"sent me an email to tell me I had won a chapter critique from her blog contest. Now all I have to do is write a chapter. Thank you Nicole!!!! Hopefully there is no expiration date to this chapter critique. I'm working on it......honest!
Then the very lovely Kittie Howard at The Block gave me the "Happy 101"blog award.
Musings of an aspiring scribe very graciously awarded Inkpots & Quills with theVersatile Blogger Award. Thank you Talei.
I dub all bloggers who comment on this post with the above two awards!!! You all deserve it!
And now I would just like to congratulate my friend Barbara of "From My Kitchen Table." Barbara has much to celebrate of late. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, well you should do it right now!
So my little blog and I are happy out with all the above mentioned prezzies. I am so very grateful to all who follow my blog and leave wonderful supportive comments. This blog has been a journey in writing confidence for me. I was very nervous when I started it. I remember how my finger nervously hovered over the publish button of my first blog post, "Blogging, The Way To Go." What if no-one was interested enough to read my musings. Would this end my dreams of entertaining through the written word. I bit my tongue…no really I actually did bite my tongue and drew blood. Then I hit the publish button and here I am a year later. As a telly advert from those long ago days of my childhood went, "You’ve come a long way baby to get where you’ve got to today!" I know it was a cheesy cigarette commercial, but the sentiment rings true.
Have a wonderful week! :)