March 22, 2009
Good morning, fellow readers! It is a cold, snowy and gray day here in Northern California – not very Spring-like, but a nice day to stay inside and read…or in my case, catch up on some sleep.
For those of you who only read my blog on Sundays, you probably do not understand that last sentence…but go ahead and check out my posts here and here and it will all make sense. We’ve added a new member of the family – and she is a bundle of adorable energy. Little Raven has fit right into the household – making herself at home with everyone and stealing our hearts. I am completely sleep deprived (like any new mother!), but enjoying having a puppy again…although I find myself thinking often of Caribou. Lisa of Books on the Brain commented: “Just think of Caribou as that little pup’s guardian angel.” I like that – and I believe it. Raven is not Caribou, but she does do some distinctly Caribou-like things – it almost feels as though a bit of Bou’s spirit is still with us. I know she would have approved of our new addition!
My reading has been almost non-existent in the last week. I am still working my way through Galway Bay – which is an enormous and satisfying read. It is getting terrific reviews around the blog-o-sphere. I am offering a giveway here at Caribousmom which is open to US and Canada mailing addresses until March 24th at 5:oo PM. Go here to leave a comment and enter the contest. I had hoped to have a review posted by now…and I feel terrible that I haven’t done so yet. If Raven will sleep a bit this afternoon, I hope to get a big chunk of the novel read today.
Along with my pathetic reading progress, I am 1000 posts behind in my blog reading! It is getting to the point where I may have to clear my reader and start new.
Caribousmom has received a couple of awards in the last two weeks…
Jeane at Dog Ear Diary awarded me the Proximidade Award whose description reads:
“This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.”
THANK YOU, Jeane!! I am going to cop out on delivering the award to eight bloggers because I am exhausted…and with over 300 blogs in my reader, I cannot possibly narrow it down to eight!
Sheri at A Novel Menagerie awarded me the Beautiful Heart Award which is described as follows:
This award also goes to all of the bloggers who put their hearts, mind and soul into their blogs and give us a glimpse into their worlds. They are positive and may not realize it, but are leading by example. They inspire with their words, educate and inform. They entertain and uplift with their humor. They are welcoming, helpful and friendly and no one is a stranger, whether you’ve commented once or a million times. They are ever so wise and giving. Most of all, they have Beautiful Hearts.
THANK YOU, Sheri – this really touched me! I can think of so many bloggers who would be deserving of this award and I was honored to receive it!
Thanks to everyone who stops by and reads my blog – I appreciate all of you. Whatever you have planned for today, I hope it also involves a good book. Have a wonderful week!