Today had an inauspicious start. I woke at 3:00 with a sore throat. You know the kind, like someone slipped a soft thing covered with tiny spikes into your throat and left it there... yeah. I got up, applied Listerine (ran out doing so) and crawled back in bed. This moring, I rousted myself only long enough to confirm that my children were up and dressed, and thus would be ready to go when the Golf Pro headed out for work (he drops them off at school on the way). I think I'd planned to stay there, wallowing in self-pity, bemoaning my newly spawned cold, secure in the knowledge that tonight would be a living hell, since I'd agreed to let not one, but both daughters invite not one, but two or three girls EACH to spend the night.
Luckily, I have friends with magic powers. My dear friend and neighbor called me to invite me along for an exciting trip to Home Depot and Sams Club. Knowing that there are some things that my larder lacked, I drug myself out of bed, emplyed the magic neti pot, ate decongestants, and generally turned myself into a marginally functional person in time to go shopping. Not a stunning display of creativity there, eh?
Nonetheless, I came home to disocver that (Joy, over at JoyKnits nominated me for this award.
The witty woman who nominated Joy posted a funny, funny acceptance speech on her blog that Joy wisely chose not to try to match. Joy knows that this sort of thing (choosing not to write a witty acceptance speech) is like a wee lacy gauntlet to me. After all, if I'm supposed to be creative, I ought to be creative enough to be able to write up a little acceptance "speech", neh? Especially when my Kreativ Blogger award comes so swiftly on the heels of Blogger Presents.
I'd like to thank Joy, of course, for nominating me for this award. I'd also like to thank her for her awesome timing, what with my stunningly uncreative morning.
I'd also like to thank all of you. Without you, my dear readers, and your comments, I'd have quit writing long ago -- then there'd be no blog, and no where to post that pretty award!
(yeah, I know, neither creative nor witty so far... but those are the true thank yous, and I didn't want them to get lost).
I'd like to thank my daughters, for helping me to do that which Elizabeth Zimmerman urged us all to do: knit on through adversity. For they have done their level best to ensure a little bit of adversity appears in every day. In their younger days, they even went so far as to apply themselves to make sure some of that adversity happened to my knitting. (A smaller thank you goes to KnitPicks Options cables for reminding me about adversity with lace and other knitting).
I'd also like to thank the girls for their limitless capacity to reject all patterns found in books or magazines in favor of giving me vague descriptions of what they want in their sweaters. It guarantees that I'll have to cough up two new designs every year. (It would help, though, if they'd not distract me from writing it all down).
I'd like to thank the traffic on Chicagoland freeways, for teaching me the benefits of always carrying "car knitting" even when you're driving. I'd never have learned that knitting during stop-and pause traffic can prevent road rage, while giving you ample opportunities for swatching, if I hadn't spent so much time on the Eisenhower allowing my car to roll forward a few feet at a time (never even a full car lenght???) between rests of several minutes instead of zipping along at the posted speed limit. After all, if you never let your car move more than 5 feet at a time, steering really isn't an issue.
And I'd like to thank my dear husband, the Golf Pro, whose generous habit of making dinner more often than not has given me that much more time to spin and knit and otherwise do creative sorts of things.
And finally, I'd like to thank the Kreative Blogger who started sending this award around.
Housekeeping: Apparently there are rules to this award.
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award. (Gotta love the good grammar.)
3. Nominate 8 several (er... a few??) other bloggers.
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.
(Shamelessly copied from Joy, who copied it from Judy) If you want to play along, that’s great! If you prefer to incur the wrath of the chain letter gods just bask in the glory, that’s fine too. Thanks again for making my days brighter!
Following their excellent example, I’m nominating just a few of the blogs I read regularly. They’re not all frequent posters, but I enjoy them when they do!
The Mogs Blog (Amber Moggie) (just check out those "femmes"!
Passing Down Crazy (and definitely NOT because she just sent me presents)
The Panopticon. I was going to omit this, just to avoid burdening a busy man, but his post on Process clearly calls for this award.
And I know... that's not several.. that's three...but if I don't get this posted, you'll never see it. I'll try to add more later. I've got lots of favorite blogs, but I'm feeling compelled to find specitically CREATIVE blogs... not just good blogs.... not just my faves... but ones I find to be CREATIVE (er KREATIV).