Monday, July 12, 2010

Bits and PIeces and Other Stuff

A Tiny Break

I won't post much tomorrow or Wednesday because my oldest son has come to visit for a couple of days. He's taking a driving trip that began in Northern California, took off east to visit me in Northern Colorado, then will head down to visit my other son and his wife in Arizona before he makes the big loop back north and home. Oldest son is one of the computer geeky-type people who does work I could never hope to understand.

Anyway, I've dumped almost everything off my schedule (except my desperately needed haircut appointment) so I can spend maximum time visiting and entertaining and feeding my nearly 47-year-old kid. You moms will understand. They're always "kids" to us.

An Award to be Acknowledged

My blogging friend Nancy Sharpe of Realms of Thought was sweet enough to give me the Versatile Blogger award last week. Thanks, Nancy. I'm pleased and honored to be included in your list of worthy bloggers

There are rules and obligations that go with this award, including listing seven things about myself and passing the award on to 15 other bloggers. I fulfilled these tasks for The Versatile Blogger Award so recently, however, that I'm going to brazenly claim my job here is done. If you want to see the seven things, and the list of cool bloggers I chose, you can hop to my post of July 2nd for the rest of the story.

Author Exchange Blog

Linda Faulkner's wonderful Author Exchange Blog is back from hiatus. Linda is a great supporter of authors in all genres. Her blog is a mix of interviews, book reviews, and guest posts. If you'll have a new book to promote this fall, better submit your request soon. Linda's submission guidelines are on her blog.

Those of you who are readers (even if you aren't writers) will find Author Exchange Blog a great place to learn about new books and to get to know some of your favorite authors better.


Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Patricia, have a wonderful break with your son and family. Author Exchange looks like a cool blog to follow, so I did. Thank you, Simon.

Karen Walker said...

Enjoy your time with your son, Patricia. Those moments are so precious.

Ann Best said...

Enjoy the visit. I'm sure it will be wonderful. I just read online where Ft. Collins is #6 (according to one viewpoint) on the list of 10 best places to live in the U.S. Only minus: school budget cuts. Sounds like the place I'd like to live--if only it weren't so far away from my children and grandchildren!

Thanks for the author exchange link. I'm going to check it out now.

Terry Odell said...

Enjoy family time. My parents are coming for a visit this weekend, although they'll be staying with our son (who has their great-grandkid!) in the Springs rather than with us--which is a good thing, since we're nowhere's near ready for daytime guests much less overnighters. Countertops (of course) are delayed, and we still don't have much furniture. But we'll be seeing them at least once or twice.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - I hope you have a wonderful visit with your son! I think it's fabulous that you'll get to see him. And congratulations on your well-deserved award : ).

Jemi Fraser said...

Enjoy the time with your son - I hope my kids never move out of town! That's gotta be so hard. Enjoy every moment :)

Talli Roland said...

Have a fab visit with your son!

And congrats on your awards!

The Yard Bard said...

Congratualtions, and enjoy your visit! :)

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

My daughter is in her mid thirties and lives ten miles away, so I see her often. However, I find it impossible not to put on my ‘mom’ hat every time we get together.

Enjoy your mother/son time together.

And, congratulations on yet another award!

Clarissa Draper said...

Have a great holiday with your son. I will check out the other sites and congrats on your award.


Anonymous said...

Family is the best. Enjoy your time without guilt. We'll be waiting when you return.

Ellie said...

enJOY your family! How wonderful...time away will great for your soul!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Ann Best has told me I am one of the two winners of your "The prairie grass murders" book. I want you to know I am very excited!! How can I be so lucky? Not just will I enjoy reading a fabulous mystery novel but also, will have the honor of keeping a copy signed by the author :-))

Have a great time with your son.

Sheila Deeth said...

Enjoy your break. Heading over to look at author exchange. Thanks.