I woke up this morning to receive a beautiful blog award from Gautami, and I am honored.
Blog Award This is my first blog award, and what a great way to kick-start my day.

To be properly honored, I must pass the award on to seven of my favorite bloggers, so here goes:
1. All the Roadrunning
2. The Ethical Exhibitionist
3. Bold. Blue. Adventure.
4. Switched at Birth
5. Take Time to Smell the Coffee
6. The Daily Warrior
7. Dog Ear Diary

This group of blogs includes some (but not all of my favorites), and if I was looking for a theme, it would be that these people have taken a passion in life and have lived it. I admire that. And I hope they will pass on this award to their favorites by following these guidelines:

Rules for next recipients of the Brilliante Weblog Premio are as follows:
1. The award may be displayed on a winner’s blog.
2. Add a link to the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate up to seven other blogs.
4. Add their links to your blog.
5. Add a message to each person that you have passed the award on in the comments section of their blog.

So in addition to reading blogs this week, I’m still working through McCain’s biography since I’m teaching some of it in class. The first 100 or so pages are really bad, poorly written and not very interesting. . . but now I’m reading about his time as a POW, and that section is horribly intriguing. I’m not that I’m ready to make the leap that because he survived years as a POW he should be president, but I do appreciate his strength in a new way now. That said, I would still recommend Obama’s book 200 times more than McCain’s simply because it’s a much better piece of writing.

I’m also reading more Annie Dillard essays and pondering a return to Tinker Creek. I have hated that book every time I’ve tried to read it before, but now, I think I might appreciate it in new ways. What do you guys think of it?

Now, I’m off to watch the nursery at church. Nothing like scores of little babies to make a girl’s day.