I have an award to acknowledge and pass on. Yeehaa!
Trying to Get Over the Rainbow for the Circle of Friends Award. She is one of the people who always reads and comments on my posts, even when I'm whining. Which has been a lot lately. Thank you, Jules!
She also has a wonderful blog and does a Just So You Know... post that I love. Jules has 60something followers, so if you aren't already following her, be an angel and click on over and help her out. You'll be glad you did.
Now, I believe all I have to do is pass this one on to five friends. Which will be kinda hard because I'd like to give it to every single one of you. So I'm going to give it to some friends who are always, always (yes, that was two alwayses) there for me no matter what.
First, is Roland at Writing in the Crosshairs. Not only is Roland one of the most talented writers I know, he generously gives to the blogging community on a daily basis. He has been an inspiration and a friend in the first degree. Thank you, Roland. I checked and you (amazingly) don't have this one. So let me be the first.
Next, is Eric W. Trant at Digging with the Worms. Eric, too is an amazing writer and consistently delivers pointed, sometimes petulant, and perpetually ponderable posts. He's also hilarious, both in his posts and his comments. He has been my lifesaver more than once. And he's from Texas so he's a fellow rebel. Thank you, Eric!
Then there's Postman aka The Sententious Vaunter who was one of my first ever blogger friends. He's one of my links to California and if he was 30 years older I'd want to marry him. You would never know by the depth of his vocabulary and writing skills that he's still a baby. (Said in the nicest possible way, Postie!)
Now, for my friend, the Words Crafter at The Rainy Day Wanderer. She is sweet, kind, generous and loving. I not only love what she says in her posts, but also in her comments to all of us. Which is how I met her in the first place. So go on over and make her acquaintance and give her a follow. Make sure and scroll down a few posts and watch the Simon's Cat video. It's hysterical!
Finally, there's Ivy at every head I've had the pleasure to have known, who was my friend even before Blogger. She's been kinda scarce lately because she has a new feller. And she moved. And life is crazy. I believe she's even in the midst of starting a new blog. But I love her writing style and I always relate to her posts. Plus, she loves classic rock as much as I do. Maybe more.
There you have it, angels. Each of these bloggers are Very Special People and Wonderful Writers. And I am honored to count them as my friends.
As I do you.
Gosh, I wish I could keep going. But that's my five. And my manuscript is actually calling to me for the first time in a while. So I'm going to bow out now and go visit her. Wish me luck.
Love to each and every one of you (not just these five), Olivia
P.S. A late addition. I remembered Edie singing "Circle of Friends" and it seemed appropo for this post. For two reasons. One, WE are the new bohemians. And two, how many times have I wanted to just quit. But you won't let me. And that's a good thing. So here, for you, is Edie and The New Bohemians, courtesy of youtube.com.