Tuesday, September 28, 2010

An Award and Four Great Blogs!

First, I'd like to welcome Daniel Pascau, a new follower of my blog. My blog following is getting more and more international and, being somewhat international myself, I'm very much enjoying that.

Since I'm still kind of banged up and my husband and Samson are still here and we have to run around a lot to see doctors and such, I'm skipping my regular Tuesday and Wednesday features this week. I should be back next week to show you a treasure on Tuesday and, hopefully, on Wednesday, talk about this incredible book I just finished reading called: Strength In What Remains. That's one of those books that you will never forget, so I hope I can do it justice by then.

Instead I would like to accept an award today. It was given to me a few weeks ago by Cat, who has a great blog: http://egginmypocket.blogspot.com Cat actually mentioned that she likes my Wednesday's Book – and, you know how it is, you get a bit insecure about some things, in my case, writing about books, and then…..

Thank you so much Cat for this fine award.

This award comes with the following:

Why do I blog?
 How do I choose topics?
 Pass the award on to three people.

I started to blog because some friends did. Before I began, I was worried about giving up too much of my privacy. Then, a friend of mine, who has a wonderful blog, wrote an email and told me how she saw blogging and what it had done for her. And I was convinced. On the plus-side, I thought at the time it would give me a chance to be more creative with my camera and my writing. Little did I know that I would make such wonderful and supportive friends on the blogs. And that sharing my adventures and misadventures with them, as well as reading about theirs, would be so rewarding, helpful, and just plain fun.

My Tuesday's Treasures & Things I sort of stole from Jabacue up in Nova Scotia, who has a recurring Saturday theme of Retro stuff with beautiful pictures of dishes, books, and other wonderful things. And Wednesday's Books I started because I wanted to work on improving my writing skills and also ensure that I paid attention to any book that I am reading. Enough so that I can later write about it and make sense of it.

Other subjects just seem to materialize: Dogs never stop their antics, wildflowers bloom in the spring, rabbitbrush in the fall, the canyon is full of rocks, ruins, old abandoned trucks, coyotes, bobcats, rattlesnakes, and many other wild critters. There are trips to town, yard work, physical therapy, hiking, walks with dogs, and on and on. To outsiders, it may look like I'm living a boring life here all by myself with two dogs (most of the time), but I am never bored, there is always something going on here worth living through, photographing, and writing about.

 I would like to forward this award to:

Hopeful http://homesteadhope.blogspot.com for her wonderful blog about creating a simpler and more rewarding life. Despite serious setbacks, I feel her blog is about HOPE and I enjoy being inspired by that hope.

Sophie http://fromsophiesview.blogspot.com Sophie's blog truly gives you a perspective on the world from a dog's point of view. A very fortunate dog, may I add, who is living the best dog life there is. You have to read her blog!

Polly of http://pollyspath.blogspot.com Polly is a great writer and a wise woman with a great sense of humor. She also owns the most adorable goats and, as I'm sure you can imagine, when you have goats there is no end to adventures and mishaps that make for a fun read.

Thanks again Cat. 

Thanks for visiting and for all your great comments.


  1. Congratulations on your award, you really deserve it! xxx

  2. Congratulations on your award! Cat is such a dear girl!

    What does the Dr have to say about your condition? Glad your husband is still there and Samson too, with his antics!

  3. Thanks for sharing. It's funny how you think your life may be mundane, but to many around the world it is so interesting!

  4. CONGRAT Inger!!! Like Tracey said it's well deserved. You do a great job.

  5. Inger, congrats on the award! Your blog posts are intelligent, interesting, compassionate, funny, and varied. I always look forward to them. Keep it up. ya hear!

  6. well deserved!!! thanks for sending it my way-I am with a very very limited internet connection this week and have been unable to read or comment anywhere. This is my second attempt at leaving you a comment...i hope we get it fixed, and soon...

  7. Sharon: I agree about Cat, she is really nice as are all the rest of you guys. I hope to see the same ortho doctor I saw for my broken shoulder. After that I should know more, but can't discuss it per the lawyers. I am a bit fed up with all this. Thanks for asking.

    Farmchick: It's interesting, isn't it? I love my life here, but sometimes think others may think it is too isolated and remote.

    Joe: Thank you so much.

    Jabacue: Wow! What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much and may I say the same goes for you.--Inger

  8. Inger...what a doll you are...mentioning my blog! Thank you so much. I hope I can bring to you and everyone some fun and interesting experiences to read. I trust my dads will take care of that for me. I trust you are recouping well. Time heals remember!

  9. Polly: I got one comment from you. Sorry about the the bad connection. I love your blog and you so deserve the Star Award.

    Sophie: Your blog is the BEST and you are the cutest doggie around (don't tell Samson I said so, his head has swelled a lot since he's been getting so many compliments on his cute looks).

  10. Inger - congratulations and well deserved! I really love reading your blog and find it humorous, real, honest and interesting. And, I'm really floored that you would forward the award to me. Wow, thank you. Very encouring for me on many levels.

  11. Hopeful: Thank you, I am so glad you enjoy reading my stuff. I love reading yours too and I love what you stand for and what you are trying to accomplish.

  12. Hey Inger - hope the healing process is going well and that you'll be in top-form again soon ... yes, you're right about the friends you make through blogging ... even though we'll probably never meet in the flesh there still is a special connection through spayce ...

  13. Congratulations....you so deserve it. I love visiting your blog.

  14. Congratulations, and well done! Thanks for sharing... I love posts that mention other blogs of interest. Wish I didn't have to work, I'd have so much more time to discover new and interesting people and places...

  15. Onestonedcrow: There really is a special connection and if something happens, like it did to me, the support you get is incredible.

    Tina: Thanks, I love visiting yours too.

    Chambray Blue: I understand it must be hard to visit new blogs when you work full-time. I am so glad you are visiting mine and that I get to visit yours.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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