This is going to be a potluck post.
Last night, I was sick . . . very, very sick to my stomach. It wasn't the presidential debate, really, even though the attack occurred right afterward. We think I ate some bad chicken. So all plans for today are off, and I'm going to just watch movies or football and possibly knit.
On a happier note, I've mentioned a couple of times that Michael and I were waiting to hear about a months-long writing assignment for both of us. Well, we found out this week that it received final approval. We don't have the contracts yet, but we have been offered the work. This is a big relief.
Last, I've received some blog awards this week. As is the custom, I now get to pass them on to others.
First, both Anne of Get Out of Jail Free and Elizabeth of Home Musings gave me this cheerful award. It's nice to read that they love my blog, because I love both of their blogs too.
I'm passing this award along to the following:
1. Border Explorer, whose blog I love for its keen examination of social justice.
2. Choralgirl at Choral Reef, whose blog I love for its mix of philosophizing and puppies. (Smokey sends his own award to Linus and Lucy.)
3. Christy at The Soul on Every Path, for her searching, questioning learner's spirit and her courage in going back to school to start a new career.
4. Jan at Yearning for God, who shares the most wonderful and uplifiting quotations and also writes about her own lessons in life.
5. Kate at Prairie Light, who has been through many changes the last few months and has written about them with grace.
Next, Missy of Missy's Big Fish Stories award me this. Thank you, Missy! Your posts always either make me think or make me smile.
1. Thailand Chani of Finding My Way Home, who writes with grace and insight about choosing a different path from that of most Americans.
2. Kirkepiscatoid, who always has interesting posts and lately has been recording her thoughts as she goes through 40 days of self-examination.
3. Mompriest at Seeking Authentic Voice, who recently wrote an amazing ten-part series on how she discovered her vocation and became a priest.
4. L.J. at Presbyterian Gal, for her thought-provoking posts about justice issues and her interesting tales about life with Wonderboy.
5. L.L. at Seedlings in Stone for her evocating writing and beautiful insights.