This is the second post of mine for today, something out of the ordinary. It's fun, though, and light before the more serious post below!
My blogging friend Roxanne, over at Melange, http://www.melange1.blogspot.com has tagged me with a "Thinking Blogger Award", much to my surprise. A very pleasant surprise. Here's the idea:
The participation rules of the award are simple:
1) If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2) Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3) Optional: Proudly display the "Thinking Blogger Award" with a link to the post that you wrote.
So, I have copied the rules from Roxanne's post and had a devil of a time deciding whom to throw into this mix. Roxanne used some of my selections!
Jennifer at Open Book,http://www.chapternext.typepad.com, is currently on a bit of a hiatus. I am hoping it won't last too long. Jennifer is a creative, talented and hard-working woman. Her husband is the love of her life, her daughter is her joy, and her son is about to go into the Navy! She'll be quite a young empty nester very soon. She is a truly gifted writer. Her posts have made me laugh out loud, cry, nod my head in agreement and never disappoint.
Janie, at Sounding Forth, http://www.soundingforth.blogspot.com, is out in West Texas, in Midland. She is in the oil biz, as is my husband, so her life is quite hectic, too. She loves her husband, her kids, and her dog, Zach (the wonder dog!). Her faith in God runs deep and she maintains a positive outlook on life.
Karen, at Thoughts by Seawitch, http://www.seawitch.observationdeck.org, is a talented photographer and lives in Gulfport, Mississippi. I was born in Biloxi and her photos and stories tug at my heart. Hurricane Katrina was quite cruel to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the people there are still working hard to put their lives back together. Karen also blogs about her journey of studying to become a Jew. She puts her thoughts out there without worrying about polishing them up for political correctness and I admire that a lot.
Wordnerd, over at Do I Have to Call It A Blog?, http://www.doihavetocallitablog.blogspot.com, is a new blogging friend. I am truly enjoying getting to know her. She lives in south Louisiana, as I did for many years, and I feel the kinship! I know exactly what she is talking about.
SuZan and Sheri, over at Celebrating Women, http://www.celebratingwomen.wordpress.com, are two Houston women. They are long time best friends and are wives, mothers, and working women. I relate on raising boys, as they both have a son a year older than mine, and SuZan's son achieved Eagle Scout, as my son is now working on himself. Gotta cheer for the home team!
I thank Roxanne for the very kind words she used to describe my blog on her post. I hope I have done justice to those of whom I have written.