Let's start again from the top, and this time, Kid, try not to cut into my solo...

Let’s start again from the top, and this time, Kid, try not to cut into my solo…

Whoo Wee, that was a lot of la-ing for one title.

But giving your tongue (if you read aloud) or your eyes a workout isn’t what this post is about. It’s about giving.

I got something really grand from three wonderful bloggers and now it’s time for me to give it away to other, equally splendiferous bloggers. I love this kind of gift, especially since I live in a condo: it doesn’t take up any of my non-existent storage space and, even if it did, I get to regift it. I’m supposed to regift it.

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“It” is this little gem called the 2012 Blogger of the Year Award. Notice how there are six (6) stars on it? Well, any one blogger can receive this award up to 6 times. For each time a blogger gets nominated for this little beauty from another blogger who has it, another white star can be replaced with a gold one. You do that by going to http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and snagging the badge with the proper number of stars. Genius! Thanks, Kind and Generous People over at The Thought Palette!

Janice from Aurora Morealist, Devina from Hot Chocolate and Books, and Dark Jade from Legends Undying, I most humbly and gratefully accept the honor of being recognized by each of you. I respect all of you for what you contribute to the blog-o-sphere and am honored that you thought of me for this award.

So if you have this award, don’t be afraid to nominate someone who has it already! Part of the fun is seeing how many stars you can get.

Yeah, like she's surprised she's collected another star...

Yeah, like she’s surprised she’s collected another star…

Okay, down to business. Here are the rules, which cannot be changed or broken, so it’s a good thing that they are simple:

  1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
  3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

That was the easy part. As for bloggers who I think deserve this award. YIKES! Does the Octomom have a favorite child?

Yeah, I got a favorite kid. The one who's the quietest. It varies from day to day. Well, from minute to minute.

Yeah, I got a favorite kid. The one who’s the quietest. It varies from day to day. Well, from minute to minute.

Well here goes. This placard is for you:

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  1. Elyse from Fifty Four and a Half. She speaks (writes) her mind and it’s always worth listening to (reading). I admire her passion, honesty, and witty voice.
  2. Izzy from Inside the Mind of Isadora. She is a creative, expressive, gentle soul who never ceases to inspire me with her words and photographs.
  3. Darla from She’s a Maineiac. Her stories are as smooth as silk and as mesmerizing as a hypnotist’s swinging pendulum. This woman can write!
  4. Simone from Deadeye Scribe. She tells her tales of Dead Eye straight from the hip and from the heart. I love how she can create that world in just a few simple paragraphs.
  5. Patrick from Simple Observations. His short, insightful, and humorous peeks at everyday life are well worth a look-see.
  6. Bulldog from The Photographic Journey of Bulldog. He takes the most amazing pictures of critters I’ve never even heard of…well, some of them I know about. But his blog is like a still-shot of the Nature Channel without all the gory stuff.
  7. Paulette from The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. She just wrote a novel and all of the profits are going to animal rescue. Now that’s a lady after my own heart. And Scrappy approves, too!

Even if you weren’t named here, I think your blogs are great. I just had to limit myself–you know, like choosing only a few goodies at the party so your pants don’t start to pucker in all the wrong places.

Why didn't someone stop me from eating that tenth pig-in-a-blanket?

Why didn’t someone stop me from eating that 29th pig-in-a-blanket?