2/4 Off for Mardi Gras. No mission this week.
OK, OK, I know you all don't celebrate Mardi Gras (but you should!) Really, I'm taking the day off because I will be flying to California this day (and theives... don't get any bright ideas. My home is guarded by an attack cat). So relax. Write whatever you want, and we'll see you back for the next Monday.
2/11 Promotion Recommendation
(In this post by the lovely Jen from Get in the Car writes: "In the Air Force, officers are expected to write their own OPRs for their commander to sign off on. An OPR is a progress report that evaluates how you are doing and whether you should be considered for promotion.") So write your recommendation for a promotion. Go ahead. Toot your own horn.
2/18 Homage to another blogger.
Write a post in the style of another blogger. This is in honor of the other person, so be nice, but have fun!
2/25 Award acceptance speech
Oscar or anything else. Will you be humble or boastful? Who will you thank? Who will you forget to thank? Will the music cut you off?
(little aside to LaskiGal - thanks for delurking. your webpage isn't linked from your profile page, so I can't come visit you. Help!)
OK. Now, on to the awards (apparently I need to write my own acceptance speech right now). Perhaps you all knew I was about to get hit with the plague, and wanted to bolster me up, but last week it seemed to be raining awards. I tried to keep track of them all, and now I'm going to say thanks and try to pass them along, like the good little blogger that I am.
CandyGirl (who flies!) from I Can Fly, Just Not Up! awarded me with a Daily Dose, saying "PM, at "Painted Maypole", who "gets" all my theatrical silliness, and shares the details of her life and work with me..." Shucks. CGF is a fellow theatre geek, and I love the video clips she puts up. And her stories of her Wee Three Girlies.
I'm going to pass this on to my real life friend over at On Dragonfly Wings who provides me with a daily dose of The Little Mister... since I am too far away to actually shower him with love. I'm so glad you started blogging.
From the lovely bipolarlawyercook I received this doozy of an award: calling me a "Down to Earth Drama Mama." Thanks. I try to keep my feet on the ground while I reach for the stars. He he. To pass this one on....I'm going to give it to Kyla who has Mad Skillz keeping her sanity as a parent of a child who needs a lot of extra attention, and then going back to college on top of it. Way better skillz then any balancing of cans on a forehead, although that may come in handy at all the frat parties she'll be attending now that she is a coed. Oh. And she's got pretty good skillz with that new camera she got for Christmas!
From Tracey at Just another mommy blog and the crazy gal RimaRama I received this:
I'm trying not be disappointed, because I thought for sure that my blog would get a triple X rating, but since I didn't get that, Excellent is pretty good. Seriously, thanks, ya'll. But how do I pass this on? All the blogs I read are excellent, of course. I will give it to Catherine at Everyday Life as Lyric Poetry for, in addition to everyday excellence, her excellent series on world religions, which has been so thought provoking and world expanding for me.
And finally, I received a big bloggy kiss
from Jen at A2eatwrite and Ewe at Wherever Ewe Go, There Ewe Are. I'm going to send this bloggy kiss on to Joy, who tells us she is going through a rough time these days, and could perhaps use a little cyber lovin' to cheer her up (and not in a pornographic way, 'K?)
Whew. Wow. That was a lot of awards. Which means I was richly loved by so many of you last week, when I was feverish and achy and miserable, and I thank you for that, very much. You like me, you really like me! Now... go spread the the cyber love.