That is indeed a picture that my beautiful daughter drew herself. What is it? um... I forget. That wasn't very nice of me, was it? Don't tell the awards committee. I am going to award this to Jen M over at Get in the Car!, who, besides being generally nice, has started Philanthropy Thursdays, which are all about getting bloggers to jump into the action and DO SOMETHING, and I can't think of anything nicer. (Wow, I don't think I'm going to get any grammar awards for that last sentence. Sorry). Also, to Allison over at Soccer Mom in Denial who calls her husband Amazing Guy. Doesn't that just say it all?
Also, I am now part of the August Just Post Round Table. Someone (whoever you are, thanks!) put in my posts I know what it means to love New Orleans, a love letter to NOLA, and False Hope, which started off being about Barack Obama and ended up being about abortion (??? how do these things happen ???). Please check out all the Just Posts, which are posts from around the globe that are about issues of justice in our world. I have not made it through all of August's posts yet, but they are always worth your time. You will laugh, cry, and want to DO something. I am honored to be part of them.
And while we are on bloggy business, may I make a suggestion to ya'll? When you leave a comment, please somehow leave behind a clear way to know who you are. Having a neat little picture does this, or your blog name. My apologies to all of you who are named Jen, Jennifer, or Emily but when you just leave your name - I'm not always sure which one of you it is. And this is problematic if you are a new visitor to my site, because I REALLY do want to come and visit YOUR site, but I have been known to not notice a new visitor because they have the same name as another bloggy friend. So please, if you could, leave behind a clearer trace of who you are with a distinct picture, or your blog name, or some other identifying factor. Because I would hate to miss the chance to find you. And to know who you are. I know, I know, you have probably had this problem since grade school, this everyone having your name. But be grateful. As my mother always says to me "I could have named you Dorcas."