We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog reading pleasure with the following announcements:

1) I have been awarded the Reader Appreciation Award



The rules are (…so simple and I truly appreciate simple lately)

List six nominations.


Hobbling Around

It’s Just Life

Mark My Words

Running Naked with Scissors

Word Play
Link the award image back to the one who presented it to you.  This was kindly sent to me by TR Jensen from Narcissists Blog .  This is not the first award I have received from the Narcissist – I have been following her almost from the time I started my own blog.  She writes a fascinating blog about standing on her own, dating & relationships in general.  I’m sure you would enjoy it, go check her out.

2) I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award




The rules of the award are:

1. Add the award to your blog  Since I have already received this award previously, I am going to thank the person who sent it to me (see #2) & then refer you to my Blog Roll on the right side of my blog for all the people I normally follow as the people I would like to have this award (but no pressure to actually do anything)
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.  I would like to thank Pink Ninjabi for passing this award on to me.  A fellow Canadian, Pink writes a similar blog to mine except she makes great use of pictures of cats to illustrate her points.  I think you would enjoy reading her blog.
3. Mention 7 Random Things about yourself.  I am a dog person & I am allergic to cats; I am also allergic to rabbits, feathers, spring in general & mould; I am a night owl (as if you couldn’t already tell that from when I post); I wear glasses to work at the computer; I am too short for my weight; I do not like hot or spicy food & to me large bodies of water are extremely calming.
4. List the rules (check!)
5. Pass on the Award to 15 or more bloggers.  So if you choose to accept this assignment, the rules are listed here.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled blog reading. . .

In other news, I have to return to work next week.  I know, I know, it’s such short notice.  This probably means less commenting, less writing because I will have so much less time to devote to my friends in the blogosphere.  I will do my best to keep up, but don’t be alarmed if you don’t hear from me – I may be forced to only hit the Like button to let you know I’ve been there due to time constraints.

I will try to get in another post before I return to work on Monday, May 8.  Have a great weekend everyone!