Award Note: If you look at the two symbols (the less than sign and the three), you'll see a sideways heart. Translation: "I love your blog!"
Anyway, my blogging energy has been fading lately, but deep down I want to keep writing. It helps to know that I have blogger friends out there who have encouraged me in their own ways. A super-harsh winter, a couple of recent deaths of loved ones, and a ton of advocacy work has left me feeling more than a little tired (mentally) lately.
First, thanks to Marla for writing in about what it is like to be a sibling of someone with special needs. If you have a chance, please take the time to read her comment on my post. The post is titled Siblings: my local editor's column about his two sons. Marla's insights are priceless.
Also thanks to Elissa at Managing Autism for writing about her beautiful little girl on her own blog as well as posting a few lovely pictures. Elissa created a truly wonderful tribute to the little sib in her family. Her post was a very thoughtful nod to my "sib week." I appreciate, too, her very nice comments on my posts.
I also am grateful for the many thoughtful comments (on some pre-sib week posts) of Casdok, Maddy (who gave me the less than three award on Monday) and everyone else who has commented this week or before (mind a little too foggy to list everyone.) I kind of like (love in Julie speak) this corner of the mom blogosphere to which I seem to belong. Feel free to pass on the award. I tried without success to post the picture of the award today. Hopefully, I'll be able to get it on this post by tomorrow. Update: Had a little more success today (March 1) getting the award posted--as you can see!
My Blogger Agenda:
Saturday, I'll wrap "sib week up with my newly started (last Saturday was the unofficial first offering) CREATIVE CORNER . I'm not sure if I'll start another theme on Sunday or if I'll begin a blogger break to recharge my energy. If you have a chance please stop by--that is if you like a little poetry, kiddy drawings and/or butterflies. I haven't decided if I'll stick soley to themed weeks, but hopefully the Creative Corner will stay. I'm thinking it might be a great way to share the creative endeavors of my entire family (and maybe other friends and contributors as well.)
Next week is Spring Break at Central Michigan University. My boys will still be in school and my husband at work (the library on campus will still be open) so we'll stay in frozen Michigan. Oh, for a little sun and warmth. I think it was only seven degrees yesterday smack here in smack dab in the middle of what has been dubbed "The Mitten" (lower pennisula of Michigan). As for me, I do need a little time to catch up with housecleaning and advocacy projects. Oh, I'll probably write at least two posts next week. I just can't help myself...