Monday, May 07, 2007

Thank You, Tina!

My friend, Tina,has just nominated me for a Creative Thinking Blogspot Award for 2007! Who would have thought I would be instrumental in someone actually "thinking"???

One of the conditions of the award is to pass along five other blogspots that I feel makes me stop and take time to actually think about something. This condition alone made me think, as I have run across many blogs composed of pure fluff. Those are the blogs I only visit once. In actuality, when I stop to think about it, I never go back to those.

Well...Here are MY choices:

--My daughter Kelly's blog always gets me to thinking - if it's not something new to ponder, it can even be wonderful (or painful) memories.
--Tina's blog! I just love reading about the coming and goings of the cats, Sinda and Neelix and the Vishus sheep that John, and now Shepherdess Tina, take care of. We've just got to get Tina spinning up all of those fleeces!
--Leigh has a wonderful journal of not only her weaving, but her beautiful handspinning. Leigh is the one who inspired me to get back into weaving after a long hiatus.
--Farmgirl is one of the most interesting accounts of farm life, or at the very least of a "city-folk-makes-good-in-the-country" blog.
--Michelle's blog is a great one as well as Michelle asks intelligent questions that she can answer! And in the process makes one stop to think as well.
--ShepherdChik is a great blog from fellow shepherdess Rebecca and the goings-on at her farm. Becca is a shepherdess whom I admire - probably 'cause we think an awful lot alike. (But then so do Tina and Michelle as well)
*And yes, I do know that's six people I wish to nominate!*

And one comment I would like to make...of all the blogs to make me think, I have to include mine. I haven't had to do this much thinking with my grey-matter in years - to think of what to write that doesn't sound trite, or incoherent, among other things. Hell, just coming up with an idea is, at times, so taxing to the brain that the room fills with smoke as I try to get those two brain cells I have left rubbed together fast enough to create the spark of a thought. There are days when all I have is smoke but no fire. ;-)

So "Hats Off!" to all of these people for being as creative as they are. They are MY inspiration to continue this folly and see it through. And bless every one of you who takes the time to remind me: "We haven't seen a blog entry from you in a long time...."
Even if it has only been one day! :-)

---The participation rules are simple:
1. If you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link back 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.


Leigh said...

Oh! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am honored! Having already played along with this fun and though provoking meme, I'll just point to my previous choices here. That said, I can now fess up and tell you that you were one of my own top contenders, hee hee. I love your style of writing and your posts keep me coming back for more. Now on to visit your other choices!

Kathy L. said...

Thank you, Leigh! I didn't know that you had already received this award - only that you deserved to! And thank you for your daily inspiration!

Val said...

Great going Kathy We both enjoy reading your site about the cats sheep and chickens but more importantly about views on life