Sunday, February 8, 2015

Very! Inspiring

Well, what do you know?  I disappear for nine months and win an award!  I should go MIA more often!

Gypsy from Once Upon a Blog nominated me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  Thanks, Gypsy!  Now I'm supposed to list seven things my readers may or may not know about me.

  1. You might have guessed at the significance of a nine month absence--that's right, I had another baby!  It takes me all nine to ten months (still not sure how that works) to make a baby, during which time I am dead to the world because of illness, fatigue, and otherwise disinterest in a will to live.  It's all worth it in the end.  My second child was born on January 14, a little boy!
  2. His name is Roan Reuel, and yes, Reuel is for the family name inherited and passed along to the descendants of JRR Tolkien.  No, we're not related (alas!).
  3. I have naturally curly hair, like a hobbit.
  4. I once held human bones that I picked out of the dirt in an excavation site beneath a church in Rome--a fraction of a skull and a vertebrae.  May he (or she, or they) rest in peace!
  5. My rival hobby to fairy tales and writing is photography, and I've started my own small business here.
  6. I'm a loyal Catholic.  Astute readers might have picked up on this already.
  7. My older son (4 years old) has Autism.  I'm just bumbling among and figuring things out, but if you want to talk or have any resources to share, I'm here.

Now I'm supposed to nominate other bloggers for the Award, of which there is absolutely no obligation for them to participate.  I nominate:

I hope this is the beginning of a more regular posting schedule in 2015.  Thanks for sticking with me!



  1. Now I really want to name a son Reuel ... :)

  2. Thanks for the nomination, Christie! I'm honored.

  3. Congratulations, so happy for you and your family!!! We missed you, but of course you were occupied with a most wonderful reason!

  4. Congratulations!!! (And ditto what Kristin said!) So glad to hear of your happiness (but not the possible sleep deprivation - ahem!). Wishing you a continued recovery from your baby-construction time (I was sick the whole time of my pregnancy too, so feeling for you) and hope we get to see a post every now and then - or a photo. xx
    PS I thought I'd continue that Maleficent conversation I mentioned having before I went MIA myself last year. Just giving you a heads up. Sending cyber hugs to you and yours.


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