". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Another Award!

First, an aside to my dear family: sorry, but your favorite blogger-in-residence is about to become even more insufferable than usual, because I JUST GOT ANOTHER AWARD, and this one is cool beyond words.

It comes from my genius friend Elephant's Child (a.k.a. "Wonder Child" in my book because of her youth and the fearfully impressive gallery of knowledge and talent she has at her fingertips), and that makes it even better.

The Daily Dose Award, as it is called, started here, with the goal of highlighting blogs that are so valued that they are sought out--at least by someone--on a daily basis. In the words of the originator of the award: "So here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog."

Elephant's Child, thank you for the honor and your very kind words. As I consider whom I might similarly recognize, several blogs come to mind. There are many that I like to frequent, but life being what it is, there is only so much time in the day. When that time is short, I find myself going not to political or informational or theological blogs but rather to my friends' blogs because it is there that my sense of isolation is lessened and that I find myself truly encouraged and supported in my daily life. One such blog in particular was probably the first one I got into the habit of reading as well as the blog that inspired me to start my own. It is replete with practical advice as well as humor, inspiration, and wisdom. And the author updates regularly! So tops on my list of "The Daily Dose" is none other than Susan's Pendulum. I first got to know Susan online through a Lutheran homeschooling listserv; eventually I met her in person; for years now I have called her friend. I am so glad she blogs, because I'm not sure what I would do without my daily visit to her world.


Susan said...

Wow, Cheryl, talk about swelled heads! (Not you. What you said about me!) But I don't know how to take an award like that and put it on my blog. I've tried gobs of things for the last 20 minutes, and it ain't happening as easily as you techno-wonders find these things to be. (And there IS laundry that needs sorting!) But while I was putzing around, trying to make it work, I finally managed to blunder into a way to get my "thinking blogger award" off the title-line of my "previous posts" section. LOL.

Cheryl said...

Susan, if you want some email help, let me know. (Or maybe one of those genius children you raised can help out.) It basically consists of saving the picture to your computer (right click and choose save) and then importing it into your blog (click on "add a page element" on your template page and then click on "picture" and select the option to look for the picture on your computer).

I hope to see this in your sidebar eventually. YOu deserve it!

Elephantschild said...

You'd retract that "wonder child" comment, dear, if you saw me backing up my van every. single. time. I have to put gas in it because I can't for the LIFE of me remember what side the gas tank is on!

:) Glad you chose Susan for The Daily Dose.

Cheryl said...

The reason you can't remember the gas tank detail, EC, is that you have so many more lofty and worthwhile thoughts floating around in that steel-trap mind of yours!

And yes, Susan was a no-brainer for the Daily Dose award. I just had to hurry up and get my post written because I knew otherwise someone else would beat me to it!

Chris said...

Congratulations Cheryl!

I've been so busy I hadn't had a chance to read your blog recently...sorry about the ceiling and such.

Hannah said...

Cheryl, congratulations! (again)

Do you have an ewebcounter.com account? I just got one a few days ago and was pleased to learn that my readership is about 20 (small, yes, but much larger than the 5 or so I anticipated). It tracks first-time visitors, unique visitors, and total page views. Of course, you can't see which of those "unique" ones repeated each day, but it's heartening to watch the graph go steadily up.