“Don’t let the sun go down on me”…
I can hear those words now just as I heard them during the summers of my childhood blaring out of the community swimming pool loudspeakers. I haven’t heard them in a while. Those old Elton John lyrics are running through my mind this morning. Southern Oregonians this last week experienced a beautiful week of sunny weather in the high 60’s to mid 70’s. It was a definite precursor to the wonderful sunny and dry weather we usually enjoy during our summers. Contrary to popular folklore, not all parts of Oregon are soaked in rain most of the year. I live in one of the sunnier regions. Less populated for sure, but it’s worth the wonderful warm dry summers and mild winters and the year round outdoor activities we enjoy.
This morning, however, the weather abruptly changed. Lower temps and some rain welcomed me upon waking. I figure now is probably as good a time as any (and probably long overdue) for me to reveal my last three picks for the Sunshine Award.
There is one particular blogger I especially enjoy. She’s the first I check on my iPhone, when I do have time to check and won’t risk being interrupted. She’s an excellent writer and she’s set the bar for me in writing, blogging, and enduring all of life’s craziness in stride. Hopefully a stiletto adorned stride, but in stride none the less. She’s an amazing person and if it fits within the parameters of the Sunshine Award to receive it twice then BigLittleWolf at Big Little Wolf’s Daily Plate of Crazy gets it from me for sure! C’mon, she should win the award for her blog title alone, but read her stuff. She writes daily and it is never the same ole, same ole. I love this woman.
Next on the list is a fun foodie mom with a big blog I like to visit called, The Kitchen Witch. She cracks me up and, well, one of these days I’ll try one of her recipes…maybe. Those burgers she had posted today looked pretty delish. I’d rather use her personal chef services but, well, post divorce finances and all, I’m going to have to just suck it up and learn to cook. Ugh. But seriously, go check her out if you haven’t already. The picture on her blog is hysterical! Are you kidding me? Who would think to do that? Props for that! I think TKW already got this award from someone somewhere but WTH she’s getting it again.
The third source of sunshine for me on this day (oh, my the sun really is coming out again!) is a new blog for me. Not a single mom blog, but definitely a fun read is Gabrielle at The Wifey Blogs. She’s funny, and takes me back to the days when my own children were young. She’s starting out on some amazing adventures in her young married life and you can read about it all at her blog. She’s also got an amazing blog roll so when you get done reading Gabrielle’s stuff you can go visit the many other amazing bloggers she’s listed there. I intend to do just that, even though for me it could take thousands of years and cost millions of lives.
So, that wraps it up for the Sunshine Awards, for me, anyway. Whew! Now, blog friends and award winners, go spread your own bit of sunshine by awarding this award to ten other bloggers of your choosing. I look forward to visiting you and those wonderful sunny bloggers you pick. Enjoy the sun while it lasts!