Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I've Been Catching Up on Blogs!

Later in this post, I'll talk about zombie chickens.

No, this particular chicken isn't a zombie (or is it a rooster? I am farm-animal challenged) -- at least I don't think so! They're from Monet's garden in Giverny. But I just wanted to put them in!
Before I forget, I want to tell you that I've posted my thoughts on another foodie-in-France book, "A Pig In Provence" by Georgeanne Brennan, on Chopsticks and String.

And later today, if it isn't there already, you can read my take on another Cara Black Paris mystery, "Murder on Ile Saint-Louis." With photos, of course!

But first, I've been trying to catch up on blog reading and wanted to highlight a few stops I've made. You may want to make those stops, too. (You may need to scroll down to catch some of these specific posts, but it's worth the time to do so!)

(And, I just updated my links. Still working on it, but lots of you are now in place!)
Labor Day may be past, but Shoreacres has a post worth reading any day of the year. In fact, all her posts are worth reading any day of the year! And so are the comments, which really carry on the story.

Qugrainne has been in Bali and has many glorious posts with even more glorious photos about her time there.

Robin Bird has had some most thoughtful posts lately. I direct you to one I particularly mulled over for a bit, but encourage you to check out some of the others.

My cousin Bonnie recently had her first blogaversary over on Mama K. Get in on year two!

Joanne is making the most remarkable and delightful dolls! She's just reopened her website store, and you can get a good look at some of the featured dolls at her blog. Read down a few posts to get the full gist of her creations! Her current post also shows some of the store items. Click on the link in her post to visit!

My pal Judy Winter will soon be going to Fort Bragg to talk with military families about special needs, and in particular focusing on the important role siblings play. For more related to special needs issues, visit Winter Ramblings. This post is especially touching and timely, relating to special needs children and school.

Nathalie -- that talented and creative artist -- has opened an Etsy store. Link to her Etsy store from her most creative and artistic blog!

Janet at Lavender Loft recently had a birthday. So, using her family's vintage photos, she's cruising down memory lane. Lots of September days left to go along with her!

Finally, a big thank you to Diana, aka "Oh" (Oh, Books, Oh Paper, Oh Life!) for sharing with me the "Zombie Chicken" Award.I love laughing, and the description on this one is four-star! (And the graphic is fabulous!)

Here's what it means:

“The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken– excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all.

Five Bloggers who inspire readers willing to brave the evils of a torrid flock of zombied hens in order to read those Bloggers would have to include any of the people above, plus all of the ones over in my blog roll!

Now, I've given up "tagging" people to do this, so don't feel compelled, and if you do -- you can list as many as the rules say (five) or more, or less! The point is, I love the blogs I visit, and I hope you'll visit some of them, too!

Even though I don't get around to everyone as quickly as I wish I could, I still get there!


beth said...

thanks for some new links...off to check them out :)

jet1960 said...

That is a rooster and a handsome one. Would love to have yard chicks for the eggs, but when you have a poultry farm you aren't allowed to have other domesticated birds due to chance of disease spreading.

My youngest brother sent off for baby banty chickens when we were growing up. We had chickens, goats, ducks, and cows. Part of me thinks that would be fun now, but then in reality it might be more trouble than it's worth.

BTW, I remembered to check at the library for the French mysteries, but ours didn't have any. They are supposed to check to see if they can borrow any from anywhere else.

Karen Owen said...

Love the rooster photo!

Susie Jefferson said...

What a fun award - congratulations! Yours is a very fun blog.

BONNIE K said...

my bloglist is already way too big but that won't stop me from checking out others! Thanks!

Oh said...

This entry was such fun! I have visited the entires you mentioned and saved them - I LOVE the "art" blogs - I go to them for both sanctuary and inspiration!
Glad you like your "z chicken" award. (aren't we just so cutting edge?)

Now I'm going to find my "booklist book" and scribble down your newest recommendations.

Jeanne said...

Love and hugs♥

Naturegirl said...

Oh my word Jeanie!
Chickens that are from Monet's garden!!! I was there last year at this time and missed seeing them!!
I appreciate your visit to my blog and your kind encouragement as I walk this healing journey a second time. I hope you understand why I have NOT been visiting blogs as of late..saving energy for the healing and recovery.
Thank you for thinking of me..love and light aNNa xo

Thanks for reminding me of Janets
B. Day!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Many thanks for the mention. I just spent part of my morning visiting the blogs you mentioned and plan to make some return trips.

Unknown said...

Zombie chickens - hilarious!

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