Saturday, July 28, 2007

I've been horridly remiss in my blogging obligations of late; both in posting and in leaving comments. I'm sorry to say that I can't claim lack of inspiration or any other such excuse for my absence from my keyboard. There has been ample stimuli to prod me: My peers over at The Shameless Lions Writing Circle awarded me 5th place in the best looking lion competition and I've yet to place the award on my side bar. My friend Pea awarded me the reflective blogger award, to which I have as yet to pass on my 5 selections for the award. (I did however leave her a comment thanking her!) Please stop over to her place for a visit. She is sure to invite you in for a scrumptious home cooked meal adorned with fresh veggies from her garden and a criminally delicious desert. Another blogger friend, Catch, passed to me the Awesome Dude Blogger award (yes, I thanked her also.) I was inspired to write a Haiku for One Deep Breath this week. I prefaced the Haiku with a teaser as to what prompted this Haiku.... with every intention of writing a sonnet for Poetry Thursday that would have shed ample light on what was in my mind when writing the haiku. Lastly, (I think) I have not been around to read many of my favorite blogs in more than a week. :-(

1. Work. ie; schedule and call have been heavier than usual. (poor excuse, I know!)

2. 40th wedding anniversary, planning, implementing, doing and enjoying. BTW, I picked out the ring without any assistance....yes, a round of applause with hooting and yelling will be appreciated. (Great excuse!!)

3. An attack of severe gastro-intestinal upset with attendant fever (102 F. ) lasting 3 too-long days. I'm blaming the food poisoning on too many baloney products. I do know now that fever can allow awesome poetry to form in your mind, would that I could have captured those words and phrases on paper. :(

My good intentions were swallowed up by the procrastinating excuse belching monster, and we all know the line from Burn's The Mouse; The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,

Today, My blogger niece, Susannah tagged me to do the "eight bits of me that you don’t know already".

It's Seaway Festival Parade weekend and we have been invited to the neighbors for their annual family reunion shindig to which we are happy to accept.

I'm going to do Susannah's meme today, but not in this post, which is already too long and a testament to my verbosity.


Blogger jellyhead said...

No excuses required, Rel - we all have those blogging hiatuses for one reason or another.

Congratulations on all your awards!

And WOOOO! YAY for you! hip hip hooray!!!! (was that enough fuss?!) for choosing the ring for D .... hope she was thrilled!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Hey, we all dry up now and then. I'm glad you're feeling better and I love the bird photo.

5:23 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Great photo of a heron (?) I like herons - they are magical birds somehow.
Sorry you've been ill.
Glad you've had some happy times as well.
Aint life a smorgasbord?

10:10 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Good to see you back, Rel. Sorry you have been ill. That gastro bug is running rampant down here too. Touch wood...I haven't had it and I don't want it either, thank you very much.

Yeeeehaaaa! Bewdy, bonzer and good onya, mate, that's a beautiful ring and you done good!

11:14 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I think we are all a little remiss in our blogging efforts due to the time of the year....summertime is always such a busy apologies needed....I think we all understand. Time enough to stay indoors and blog when the weather gets colder.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Alright, alright with the excuses!

Just get writing already! ...and, having gotten this far down your page, I see that you are elbow deep in that.


Looking forward to all of it anxiously.

Scarlett & V.

4:13 PM  

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