1. An old friend of mine (we met in third grade, which was sometime in 1982, I think, so it's probably safe to say we are old friends as that was a really long time ago, or maybe I'm just really feeling my age this week) recently started blogging at a site called Peace It All Together. I've also added it to the sidebar for easy reference in the future.
Since we are both redheads, we didn't always get along well. But somehow, in 9th grade, we became real friends. Or maybe, after all those hours of band rehearsal, we stuck together out of necessity. I mean, only other Band Geeks understand other Band Geeks.
Anyway, she started blogging at the end of Lent and I will admit, I only caught up on all of her posts this week because she mentioned my blog on her blog. Most of what she writes about is being the mom of a special needs kid and it's hard for me to read that because I hate that my friends suffer like me and I hate being reminded of how hard it is to have "classified" kids. It's so much easier to live in a place like "MirandaWorld" where everything is exactly the way you want it to be (if you are Miranda). Sigh.
So, she nominated me for this thing called the Liebster Award.
According to Sybil, Liebster in German means dear, beloved or favorite, and is for bloggers with under 200 followers.
The rules are as follows:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
3. Copy & paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Reveal your 5 blog picks.
5. Let them know you chose them by leaving a comment on their blog.
So, my five blog picks are:
Three of these people are my friends in real life and two of them have become my friends because I read their blogs and feel like I know them. Does that make them Digital Friends? I don't know. But their lives matter to me.
2. Kimberlee Conway Ireton has another blog post about sexual slavery, called Home. Please, leave a comment, pray for these children and be the hands of Jesus to change the life of someone, today.
3. Speaking (writing) of excellent blog posts, Brynn Gutelius has an awesome post called I Am Mom Enough. It will break your heart and make you cry.
4. We did see The Avengers last Friday and it was a lot of fun. I'm going to go see it again in a couple of weeks with my mother after she does her homework and watches the 5 previous movies. :)
5. I also saw Wrath of the Titans on Thursday afternoon while Miranda was at school, since it was the last day it would be playing in South Jersey. And they ran the movie just for me. The movie wasn't great but it was pretty and Sam Worthington is still awfully nice to look at, as is Rosamund Pike. But it's theology is just weird. I so much prefer the universe of Percy Jackson & The Olympians.
6. The new Rick Riordan book, The Serpent's Shadow, came out this week. However, I decided I wanted to re-read the first two of The Kane Chronicles before I read it, so I loaned it to my niece so she could read it first. I am such a nice aunt.
7. Actually, I'm still trying to finish up Raymond Chandler and then I got a tome of Dashiell Hammet from the library yesterday and read The Thin Man and the first half of The Maltese Falcon before falling asleep last night. Also on my bookshelf from the library are The Gulag Archipelago and Casino Royale, so I may be busy for a while. So far, I prefer Chandler to Hammet. I do adore The Thin Man film, though.
Jen took the day off; here's Hallie.