Sunshine Award

In my recent News ‘n Notes post I thanked Joylene Butler for sending the Sunshine Award my way. The conditions attached to the award are on her site so I didn’t repeat them but I also didn’t take the time to announce who I was passing the award on to (ooh, bad grammar there). For the record, I chose only one person: my daughter Shari Green.

There are many reasons why I find both her and her blog inspiring but I’d get all mushy if I tried to explain them to you. In a nutshell, she’s a talented writer, a great mother of four, a wonderful daughter, and she’s also a minister’s wife with all that entails. So how she manages to find time for her inspiring posts I really don’t know! Today’s includes a clip in which Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans and it’s wonderful!

You are my sunshine, Shari, and a very deserving recipient of the Sunshine Award!


News ‘n Notes

I’ve been galavanting for the past few weeks, enjoying visits with family and friends in BC’s Kootenays and Okanagan. Precious times and lots of good memories, but it’s good to be home again.

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Ten days ago there were grey skies and lots of clouds, but a blogging award from Joylene Butler definitely brought sunshine to my day.  We often speak of writing as being a very solitary pursuit. Blogging provides opportunities for feedback but even then we never really know how much (or how little) impact our words actually have. When someone surprises us with an award for being inspiring that in itself is inspiring, so thank you, Joylene, for sending the Sunshine Award my way. I’m smiling! 🙂

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Tonight the star-studded Vancouver and Whistler Olympic Victory Ceremonies Concert will feature Trooper and Loverboy. I’ve heard some of it will be shown on CTV but it will also be broadcast live on MuchMusic from 8:00-9:00 p.m. PST. You can bet I’ll be watching! I may be family but I’m also a dedicated fan. Yay, Trooper!!! Timeless rock ‘n’ roll, for sure!

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And now I’m off to watch the Olympic Canada-U.S.A. hockey game. It may be just a preliminary game, but I’m boldly waving my red and white.

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