Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Passing on the Kreativ Blogger Award

I was honored with a very sweet Blog Award today from Lynn of Time and Thoughts TNT II.

I feel a bit hypocritical accepting it however, because I haven't blogged very much recently, and when I have, I don't think my entries have been particularly creative! But for the ones in the past that possibly can have been thought creative, I will accept it humbly and pass it on.

The instructions are to link back to the blogger who gave me the award, Lynn, which I did above (be sure to check her out), and I am supposed to list seven things that I love. Well, that should be easy.

Let's see, seven things that I love.

Well, obviously I love my family, my God, and all the things that you would expect me to put in such a list. But I think I'll try to get a bit "Kreativ" here and list some different kind of things.

1. I love to say the word onomatopoeia.

2. I love the way line-dried clothes smell.

3. I love to read a book that I can't put down, and then when it does inevitably end, the ending leaves me feeling whole and satisfied; a good book doesn't have to leave you wanting more -- it's a good thing to have completion.

4. I love hearing a song on the radio that I haven't heard in years, find that I remember all the words, and then create some much-needed endorphins by dancing around the living room singing along at the top of my lungs.

5. I love doing the above and having my husband join in! Hearing the opening bars of an old favorite, looking at each other, both of us with the same gleam in our eyes, then simultaneously breaking into song and dance together -- yeah, it's hard to beat moments like that.

6. I love waking up to rain on the roof on a spring morning, realize I don't have to get up, and then slowly sink back into a dreamless sleep.

7. I love being in the mood to dust all my books and bookshelves and then get sidetracked when I come upon something I haven't read in ages; an hour or more may pass while I revisit some old friends and immerse myself in much-loved prose, witty dialogue, or funny situations.

And now I am supposed to pass this award along to seven other bloggers. That is a tough one. I know a lot of bloggers whose entries I consider creative, and it will be hard to narrow the list down to seven. But here are my choices, and I hope they will pass the award along to others.

(By the way, when I went to Lynn's blog to read her post and to thank her, I started backtracking from her blog through the blogs of the previous award presenters, and finally made myself stop at eight blogs -- all very new to me, and all written by very funny, witty women. Not one had I ever read before. So I have found some new enjoyable reading material all through Lynn's kindness to me. Thank you again, Lynn!)

I present this award along with the logo above to:

Bea of A New Bridge. Even though Bea must be very, very busy because she hasn't posted in a while, I couldn't make a list like this without including her. Bea is a very talented and creative art teacher, and a talented artist and writer in her own right, and I always get a lot of enjoyment out of her entries.

Mara of I Have Tea. Again, Mara is a blogger whose entries have been sporadic lately, but she belongs in this list. She writes with a beautiful cadence, even when she's just updating us about her day-to-day life, but sometimes she honors us with some of her poetry, too.

Martha of Menagerie. Martha is a creative and interesting writer and photographer (and a creative cook, too, to judge by the pictures of some of the (vegetarian) dishes she prepares!). She has kept photo challenges going for the past several months and has linked us to other creative photographers, so putting her on this list is actually putting a score or more bloggers on the list if you take the time to check out her blog.

Beth of Nutwood Junction. Beth is funny, quick-witted, and very creative with words. AND she's a fellow logofile (and bibliofile). You never know what she'll write about, but it will always be interesting, sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes light and airy, and almost certainly laugh-inducing as well.

Ben of Better Left Unsaid. Ben is also a teacher, an entertainer, and an enjoyable read. He, like Mara and Bea, has written sporadically lately, {everyone must be SO busy these days!}, but when he does write you can expect it to be interesting, thought-provoking and humorous. What I said about Beth applies to Ben as well.

Julie of Coelha Thoughts. This is how Julie describes herself: "1st & 2nd generation Portuguese/American with roots from the Azores-namely the mysterious island of Terceira. Where are the Azores, and why are they so mysterious? Don't worry, I'll educate you." I love the way she writes about her family and children. Reading one of her entries is like sitting down with a good friend for a long chat.

DB of Vagabond Journeys. DB is a retired actor and broadcaster. He writes and paints, reads history, philosophy, psychology, and religion. And he enjoys writing about what he's read and sharing his thoughts with us. When I read DB's entries I don't always leave a comment, because usually he's said something so profound that I can't think of anything worthy to say. He's a very creative writer and also quite prolific.

Okay, there they are, my seven picks for today. There are many more that I consider very creative -- and "Kreativ" too! -- but I'll have to save them for another day.

Enjoy checking out these bloggers if you haven't already done so!

P.S. Thanks for all of the bd wishes! I really appreciate them so much!


Beth said...

Lori, congrats on your award, and thank you so much for passing it along to me. I hope you know how much I enjoy your writing, and I consider it a great honor that you think the same of me. It means a lot coming from you, believe me!

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will get Ben & Mara to write entries. (smile) And it reminded me to visit DB again, it has been quite a while. Congrats to you & to all of them. And it is not hypocritical accepting it since I am certain it is for "body of work" not recent entries.

Martha said...

Thanks Lori! I was a little shocked to be presented with an award since I've been such a bad blogger this year - at least I have this week for some catch up and summer break is coming quick! Thank you so much. I'll get it posted a bit later today :-)

sober white women said...

I love your list! I also love the rain on a roof top. I really like the smell of the air after a good rain.

Amy said...

I like saying the word 'anemone'. LOL

Coelha :B said...

Aww....thank you for mentioning me!! I'm all blushing and stuff! :) Hugs - Julie :)

Lynne said...

Hi Lori, congratulations again! I think I picked you because of the "quality" of your posts, not necessarily the quantity. I always enjoy them and they are a good read. Blessings and I loved your Sevens!

Bea said...

Thanks, Lori, for the award!! And just for thinking of me. Truly, I have been EXTRA busy since my last posting, and can't even begin to sit down at the computer. I haven't read any entries lately either. I happened to get your email and came by to see what this was all about. I do MISS writing in my blog, and sharing all the good things my students are doing, but just wanted you to know that I am well, and though I'm temporarily not blogging, I hope to get back into the routine soon. I am pleasantly surprised that you thought of me, Lori. I miss all of my blogging friends, and especially miss the J-Land neighborhood. But I will be back, I promise. With some very good news, I hope. Love to all!

Bea said...

And,BTW, congratulations on your being selected for the Kreative Blogger!! You were among the first bloggers I met, and among the first to guide me into blogging my first three years at AOL. Thank you for inspiring me!

Anne said...

Thanks for the blog picks. I am enjoying them. BTW, I can't stop saying or thinking of the word,
onomatopoeia, since I read it here. Make it go awaaaaaaaay! Anne