Friday, November 18, 2011

Check this out somebody gave me a 'blog award'. I see these all the time ON OTHER PEOPLES BLOGS. It is so special to get one. A thousand thank yous to Jon Paul over at

Jon has been doing a cool thing during NaNoWriMo he posts a 'musical selection' of the day. Of course,those selections pertain to what he's writing/going through/NaNo for that day, but it's amazing how many of them relate to so many of us.

I have a little procrastination ritual every morning when I 'boot up' ( I bet nobody says that anymore), I visit my sites and see what everybody else is saying. Check out the evil faceBook and twitter. Sometimes I have to really gear up and spend some time on my favorite 'time suck' youtube. 

Anyway...I'm way out here in the Atlantic Time Zone, those of you in the states are anywhere from one to four hours behind me. Since I lived in the West for so long, many of my friends are out there. I'm starting between 6 ~ 7 am and it's between 3 ~ 4 for you guys. Jon is six hours ahead of me, so his posts come up before anybody else.

I hope he keeps those tunes coming because they keep me going.

We're supposed to pass this award on to fifteen people. You get the pleasure of checking out their blog. You won't be disappointed. So many of these people have supported my 'crazies' during this month of NaNoWriMo they deserve not only the 'Lovely Blog Award' but also the 'Lovely People Award'.

Go see what they have to say,leave a comment and follow,follow, follow. They each then pass this 'Lovely Award' on to fifteen more people/blogs. Go ahead make someones day. It certainly did mine. Don't forget to follow Jon also. Check out his groovy tunes.


Keyboard just went nuts with the 'link' thing. So that's it for tonight. I really do have five more people. I''ll try again tomorrow. It's late. I'm tired. I'm cyber-challenged. What more do I need to say.

These people are relatively new followers of mine. They are a lot of fun. check 'em out and follow, follow, follow.

I just gotta try to post another howling song. Love this. Makes me want to drive fast. Not much chance for that on an island that is 26 miles by 7 miles.

All you lovely people. I'm Howlin' for You.

Remember I live where the commas don't and 'thinking is optional'. 


  1. Thanks! I think I had to tell some things about me when I got this before.

  2. JP didn't say anything about that. And I ain't telling no more for a few days anyway. Just checkout the other blogs,if you don't already know them and follow, then pass it on.

    Are you home already. If so. I hope it went well. Where in WY did you have to go.

  3. Thank you so much! And congrats yourself! :)

  4. First, congrats! I must agree -- your blog is VERY appealing, both in terms of appearance and content. You deserve it.

    Second, thank you very much! That I should be among those select few means a lot.

    Go well, stay well!

  5. Congrats you definitely deserve this award!! Thanks I have always enjoyed your blog. I am honored by this award!!

  6. Thanks, Barbara! I appreciate that!
    And congrats on your award! Very well deserved! :)

  7. Hi Barbara,
    I can see why Jon Paul selected you as one of his recipients. I've always wanted to live on an island. But then I wonder, would I want to get off?? My daughter just turned me on to The Black Keys. And they're from Cleveland, Ohio! Just three hours south of here.

  8. Thank you so much for the award! It's so much fun meeting people and reaching out to other bloggers. The award is icing on the cake!

    Have a great weekend. :)

  9. Congratulations! Don't worry, I'm sure many more award will appear soon.

  10. Laura, Paul, Josh, Pk, Lydia & Donna - Thanks for the comments, you all are so sweet. During any given week I try to stop by everybody's blog at least once. Sorry if I don't comment as much as I should. Awards are sill, but fun. It's amazing how it makes you feel. You all deserve it for how you make me feel, on a regular basis.

    Yvonne, thanks for coming by to say Hi. I enjoyed your space. Very interested in "Searching for the Story". Let me know how that goes.

    Alex, Thank you. You're still the nicest blogger out there. How do you possible keep up with everyone? Don't let fame and fortune change you.

  11. Just so you know. That's supposed to be sillY and possiblY. My laptop is shot. Keyboard went a few weeks ago. I have a cheap wireless keyboard plugged into it and now some of these keys are sticking. The whole thing is a lovely contraption, but hey I've got to get through NaNoWriMo.

    Just another element of Just another Day in Paradise. Humidity. Ah,the tropics.

  12. I love your header. Wish I were there now.

    Stopping by to have a look around.



  13. Hey you need to give credit to your photographer!!!! Congrats on the award!! Silly yes, but wonderful to be acknowledged for all your hard work!!!

    Can't wait to read the new one....course I bet I can't until I finish the other one :)!

  14. Hey Bubba; I took that picture with your camera. Look closely,you're in it.

  15. Thanks Barbara for the LOVELY comment on my blog and award. So sweet of you.

    It was nice to come home to see it. Congrats to you as well!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  16. Somehow in all the hubbub, I never followed you, but that's been rectified!

    And you certainly do deserve an award. Congrats on your awesome wordcount and your success during Nano!