A year or so ago, my niece got married. Her dress was stunning; she was gorgeous; her groom was handsome; the reception hall looked amazing. But…this photo is the best one I have to remember that wonderful day.
This is also my niece…but not the one that got married. She took my camera and kept herself entertained taking pictures. Seriously, her pictures were much more exciting than mine (which amounted to a blurry one of the flower girls and a few others of family eating with their mouths open in unflattering positions).
My niece should win an award for this photo. It’s priceless! Since I’m a nice aunt, I’m going to give her The Zany Photo Award. Thanks for making me happy, Mia!
Awards are fun to get. Over the last few weeks, I’ve received a few Blog awards from some very generous bloggers (but none of them were photography related. Why?). I received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award for a 2nd time from writer Sheila Hurst. Thanks, Sheila! See The Drive for Inspiration at end for rules to follow if you accept this award.
I also received The Lucky 7 Meme from Carrie at The Write Transition. I don’t know what a Meme is, and don’t feel like looking it up (I’m lazy as well as inspiring). But for the Meme thing-a-ma-jinky, I have to do the following:
- Go to page 77 of my current work-in-progress
- Go to line 7
- Copy next 7 lines, sentences or paragraphs and post as they’re written
- Tag 7 writers and let them know they have to do the same.
So……..hold your breath. My current book I’m working on is called Eyes of Light. It will be available to buy soon on Amazon. Here’s what the magic 777s held in my story.
Austan looked at Anna’s neck, wishing to strangle her. She infuriated him when she talked like this. Suvi was not a tramp. Anna hadn’t heard what went on while she was trapped with that psychotic Michael Tolme. Suvi had gone through hell to bring that baby away from Tolme safely. She deserved a medal.
He took another sip of wine and willed himself to stay as controlled and calm as Ice Woman! Pasting on a smile, he reached over and took her hand, caressing it with his thumb. “I love you, baby.”
“But you’re going to keep looking for her,” she said, narrowing her eyes.
He pursed his lips and nodded. “Of course,” he teased. “I have to do something to annoy you.”
The next award I received was the Kreativ Blogger Award from Elena at Cartoons and Creative Writing. Her cartoons are great. I don’t know how she has time to create them and do all her college classes as well…but she does. For this award I have to share 10 things about myself and then pass the award on to 5 other sites.
And then, last but not least, Kevin from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Man nominated me for the Sunshine Award. For this award I have to again share 10 things about myself and pass on the award to a million other blogs (just kidding. 5 will be fine).
In order to be efficient (and lazy), I’m taking care of all nominations at once. The 7 blogs below are Inspiring, Kreativ, Shiny, and Memes (whatever that means–hopefully it’s not negative. If it is, forgive me for being too lazy to look up its meaning before I threw it at you). My nominees can accept ALL, ONE, or NONE of the awards in this post (according to your desires).
- rebeccabelliston.blogspot.com (Check out her past March Book Madness series; it’s great)
- The Aberrant Pen
- Pen Names and Other Escapes
- Perfecting Motherhood
- A Window into the Woods
- jmmcdowell .com
And 10 things you never wanted to know about me…but now will.
- I don’t look near as good as my niece when I take photos of myself.
- I can give people weird looks though.
- I want a new camera…
- …That NEVER takes bad pictures—despite me holding it.
- I won two books this last month on other writing sites.
- That means I can never, ever say I’ve never won anything ever again…Ever.
- I like the words NEVER and EVER.
- My irises are coming up—I will definitely post pictures of them when they bloom. They are amazing!
- My kids think I’m cool.
- Just kidding.
Have a super day…and check out the great blogs who have nominated me and also my nominees if you’re looking for something to do. They are well worth a peek.
Past Blog Award Brag Sessions: