Saved by the Award!
My thanks to Lucia over at Rhymes With Fuchsia for saving my bloggy derriere* (oh, dear, what a mental image!) with the "You Make My Day award".
Because I got up to row 5 on sock heels and then I went grocery-shopping. Around here, that's a half-hour drive each way (not much compared to some parts of the US, but far enough), grocery-shopping plus all the other little errands to make it worth burning the gas, unpacking, putting away, getting the kid from school, catching up a batch of laundry, eating some supper, and suddenly it's bedtime and where did the day go?
I did some blogsearching and found the root of this award at be crafty be happy. She says, "...give the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about blogland! Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so that they can pass it on."
I'm currently reading about 70 blogs, using Bloglines to keep track of them, plus I often outclick when one of them links to another blog.
All seventy have made my day in one fashion or another, whether it was a great bird or sweater photo from Marguerite, a monitor-spraying laugh from MadMad, a Sekhmet post from Samurai Knitter, a thought-provoking post from Redneck Mother, a doggy post from tatt3r, a beautiful mitten photo from Hobbygåsa, a cat or travel post from CrazyAuntPurl, a cute kid-in-knitting post from Amy, incredibly ugly fug on Rose-Kim Knits, or yarn, knitting and gardening posts from Bells.
And suddenly I'm up to 10, and I haven't mentioned about 60 other blogs that I enjoy just as well. I love reading about summer in the southern hemisphere when I'm deep into winter. I love reading about food, even if I'm someone who has burned up the teapot attempting to boil water. (I can boil water, I can boil it: it's the stopping-boiling that gets me in, uh, gets me in hot water.)
I love reading the work of better knitters (and writers) than I could hope to be. I like looking at photos of everywhere: skies, gardens, cats, dogs, knitting, children. I like reading about stuff I do, and things I'll probably never do (like re-decorate a bathroom), and things I might conceivably do.
So bloggers I read, you make my day, and I enjoy your (imaginary) company. Thank you all!
*I said out loud, "How do you spell 'derriere'?" where my not-such-a-great-speller husband could hear, and he said, "D-E-R-R and then some French letters." He's not always a great speller, but he's often funny!