I was going to name this post, "All Things Come", but ... I could just see that going off in so many wrong directions ... I decided on the second half of the namesake saying. What the name of the post refers to is something that happened Monday and the subsequent decision, on my part, not to just jump into it.
Of course, I'm refering to this:
which was awarded to me on Monday by the lovely and gracious Nan Sheppard of Things I've Found In Pockets. Mother, wife, artist and a woman of Trinidad.
The very next day, Tuesday, I found that THIS
had been given to me by someone who has come to mean a great deal to me - and all she has had to do is be the person she just naturally is. I speak, of course, of Tash of Fabric of Life, a Trinidad and Tobago blog that details the life and times of an extraordinary young mother and her 10 year old son, Stinker - a beautiful young lad living life in the islands. Tom Sawyer in Trinidad.
But then, then I found what follows at Theresa's Angel's Mama, a Trini girl who finds herself thousands of miles from the islands, married to a very funny guy and mother to an absolute angelic little girl. Far from home, she keeps her head up and a smile goin'. Anyway, she made this:
available for the taking. YES! The same award. Times three. That means I can pick 30 people to give this to. See what I mean about "All things come to he who waits"? I am going to list my choices, in alphabetical order, on Sunday, right after I do the 100 Word Challenge.
But WAIT. Don't go yet.
There is a woman who I think is one of the coolest, bravest, comes-from-great-Scottish-stock people I know of - Siobhan of A Brit Different. She has given me this:
and just like my American Express card, there is no credit limit on this one.
Sunday just became an orgy.
I realize that this is a really ostentatious display of bloggy bling. And it's not something I normally do. But I just had to. First of all, I wanted you to know about four really bright, witty and amazing young women whose blogs I read. And second of all - it was just FUN.
I wonder if I'm manic-depressive.
Remember, I am taking questions all this week, to be answered on Saturday. All questions will be acknowledged, if not answered directly. And if I cannot or will not answer your question, I'll give you a good reason why.