Tomorrow I’ll recap the trip to Portland…but today I wanted to send out a personal post of triple thanks.
Thank you for your encouragement.
Thank you for the presents.
Thank you for the recipe.
Earlier this week on my morning walk through the harbor, I came upon a dramatically tragic scene. David of authorblog has encouraged my photography and taught me the value of always having the camera with me. There weren’t many people around…and I was the only person with a camera who was not with law enforcement.
Subsequently the local paper used my photographs on line and in print. I asked that my name not be used…not because I am humble…but I didn’t want to come up on some google search associated with this particular circumstance. The news guy has expressed interest in using other photographs I may have.
While I was getting ready to put together this post…I found out David had gifted me with his Post Of The Day for “the fathers”. I am honored for the acknowledgment…and I love meeting the new people who surf over from his site. I have found many weblogs via his POTD choices as well.
David is not only a professional photographer, published novelist, and rather prolific blogger…he is a very encouraging mentor to many of us out here in the world wide weblog world. Thank you David.
I also want to give a shout out to Dana at Amid Life’s Crises. I have participated in three weblog book drawings recently. I actually won at Dana’s!! Not only did she send “UnCommon“ by Tony Dungy…she also included a really cute bookmark…and a READING LIGHT which I absolutely love. Dana is a strong intelligent woman who is in the midst of some major life choices. Her battles on behalf of her son and herself are frequently heart tugging…and always thought provoking. Thank you Dana!
Last but not least…a quick hat tip to Hammer. His irreverent and edgy posts are a cover for a great father and husband….and what seems to be an amazing man in the kitchen. I have a dear friend from my past in town this week…so I tried Hammer’s most recent recipe for “Baked Potato Soup” tonight…and it was a HIT ! I will definitely make it again. The first time I used one of his recipes was almost exactly a year ago he gave out his Vidalia Onion Dip. I have made this for parties and potlucks several times to rave reviews. Thanks Hammer.
These are just a few reasons why I am very grateful for the weblog world!