Hurray for Mondays and Bloggerly Love!

Good morning space cadets. :)  It's a glorious Monday and four days till the weekend, at least for me.


I thought I would start this day by mentioning the above seal.  I became a campaigner last week and didn't post the seal until today.  Figured this would make it more of a last minute reminder.  So hurry up and join Rachael Harrie at Rach Writes to get to know more fabulous blogs and fantastic writers.

Also, I have received this:


These awards came fromValentina Hepburn over at Letters from Valentina.  Isn't that an great name...like an exotic actress who takes time to stir her pasta while hunky guy fans her with a fan made of feathers.  :) Stop by and say hi to her, Suzy, and Lily.

I guess this means I have to pass these on.

Here are the rules.

Thank and link to the person who nominates you...check.
Share seven random facts about you.
Pass award to 5 new found blogging friends.
Contact and congratulate the awarded Blogeroos.

What the heck can I tell you guys that you don't already know?

1.  I enjoy having spooky nightmares because in them I usually see myself beating up on the villain.

2.  I grew up in Florida but after years of watching sharkweek I'm scared each time I go swimming in the ocean.  Dipping my toes is cool though.  I'm also alergic to crustaceans.

3.  I'd rather be stuck in a petting zoo for hours than at a party.

4.  I like red wine and dark chocolate.

5.  I'm a naturalist...see myself connected to all of nature....that made Avatar the best movie ever.

6.  I love every single type of bread there is, and I don't eat any of them often...they'd be stuck to my ass if I did.  (What, that word is in the Bible.)

7.  I collect angels...so I always wanted to have a sunroom with angels, a pond with a makeshift waterfall, and in the center a pretty bench with a harp.  It's the place I disappear to when I'm meditating.  All things are real in my mind.

Now, passing these babies on to five lucky appreciated bloggers that I have not targetted before but have come around to make my day. 


1. Libby Heily.  She's funny, has one heck of a muse, and I find her writing extremely entertaining.  She also reminds me of one of my nieces.  Go say  hi to Libby.  http://libbyheily.blogspot.com

2. Jeff King.  He's a great writer.  So far his story seems pretty intense.  Like many of us, he'd love to to this stuff for a living.  Go pay him a visit.  http://authorsunion.blogspot.com

3. Jessica.  She's 14, and wow does she have an amazing imagination.  Check out her blog, especially that poem she wrote on Saturday.  http://writeskatedream-jmckendry.blogspot.com

4. Danette.  She's got that wandering mind, dreams of a place at the end of the world.  Hmm, I think we've been dreaming of the same place.  Check her out.  http://conch-to-be.blogspot.com/

5. Prerna.  She writes Paranormal Romance.  Well me too, when I'm not neck deep in Fantasy.  I just met her through the Campaign and would like to know more about her.  Go say hi.  http://prernapickett.blogspot.com

Now that will be all Bloggeroos.  Know that I love you all, but I can't pass on these awards to everybody.  I'd be here for weeks.  Have an awesome day!  ....^-^....


  1. Thank's so much Laila! What an honor! I'll be sure to pass on the award :)

  2. thanks for the award! Now to come up with seven interesting facts....

  3. Thanking you for my Liebster Award today over on my blog!!

  4. I enjoyed your random facts about yourself.

    I try to follow everyone who follows me, but sometimes when I click on their image, I can't find them. Sometimes, if there is a name, I google them along with the word 'blogger' and I can track them down. But there have been several I haven't been able to find. Also sometimes I go to a site and try to follow, but there is no way to do so. Usually I just need to sign into my account. Once I've done that, I can find the follow link at the top of the page... even if I still don't see a follow button farther down on the page.

  5. Congrats on the awards, it's always interesting to read factoids. I share your fear of the ocean. Last time we were at the beach I refused to get in the water... and stood on the shore with my cell phone in hand, ready to dial 911 should Jaws arrive. I don't even trust the sand. It's all a promise of the death that awaits me there.

  6. congrats on the awards!!

  7. Hello from another Campaigner!

    Mmmm... Bread. I love bread, especially anything crusty or flaky.

    Thanks for sharing some information about yourself. Always neat to get to know people online a bit more as "people" rather than bits and bytes.

  8. Congratulations on the awards! :)

    Whenever I have spooky nightmares I usually just end up running away from the villain . . . or hiding from them. :P

  9. Congratulations on the awards. I'm doing the Campaign too. I'm excited and a bit nervous!

    I never consider my dreams nightmares, but others might. I'm like you in that I always fight the monsters. I've always had dreams of haunted houses full of them ever since I was little.

  10. I enjoy petting zoos better than parties as well. LOL.

    I'm trying to get on that campaign but every time I go to fill out the form it won't submit!

  11. Congratulations! Hey, after watching Jaws as a kid, I was afraid to go near the bathtub.

  12. Congrats! I signed up for the Campaign too. Love having too much to do. :)

  13. I learned so much more about you. Sigh, in my nightmares the ungodly are usually beating up on me! Roland

  14. Nice to learn more about you. Can't wait to see which of your superlative posts you choose.

  15. Wow a glass of champagne to your blog's good traffic. You sure deserve these awards. I know you are sweet so I suppose your blog is just as sweet as its mistress :).

  16. Thank you everyone for stopping by. I adore your comments. However, I'm sicker than a dog, caught a cold....feels like I'm dying. You'll forgive me if I didn't hang around for very long, but I did make a blog sweep today. Have a great day! :)

  17. Congrats on your awards! And wow, growing up in Florida had to be fun!

  18. Sorry you're ill. I guess that means you won't be eating that delicious looking strawberry cake, then.

    Congrats on the award..........and thanks for commenting.

    Yes, Patty was a pip. That is why there are so many posts about her. kt

  19. Entertaining post. I'm intrigued by those bloggers you cited. Thanks for the introductions!

  20. I am horrible at follow-through on blog awards. I thank you for the kind words, and the awesome support and advice you give me.

  21. The answers to your questions show that you are a lovely person, Laila. Congrats on all of your awards!

  22. I hate it when tasty and comforting things stick to my arse. It sucks.

  23. I'd rather be stuck in the jungle for hours than at a party. Bread. I try not to think about it! ~Mary

  24. Red wine and dark chocolate? A woman after my own heart. And they are chock full of antioxidants, so you're protecting your health, too! Although they might make you more tasty to sharks, so good thing we're landlocked.

  25. Mmmm. I love every time of bread, too. I just don't have the self-control you have. And congrats on the plethora of awards!

  26. Thanks for the shout out! And congrats on your awards!

  27. Hi Liala! Prerna just bestowed these lovely awards upon me and I had to stop in to meet you! Anyone who loves Prerna must be coool! And I was right! I'm also a fellow campaigner! Looking forward to getting to know you.

  28. Congrats on the well-deserved awards, Laila.

    Hmmm...red wine and dark chocolate...a deadly combination!

  29. ditto on petting zoos over parties. keep on beating up those dream villains!

  30. Red wine and dark chocolate are essentials to life!

  31. Congrats on the awards, Laila! It's always fun to learn new things about you. :) I'll check out your recommendations.

    P.S. I'm so excited we're both in the Paranormal Romance group! :D

  32. Congratulations. Aren't awards nice? They make blogland seem so much smaller.

  33. Didn't I give you one of these awards too? Congratulations. I don't think Avatar people should be blue--they should have been green!

  34. @Jess. You're welcome
    @Prerna. Good luck.
    @Isis. You're welcome. I saw it.
    @Doralyn. I have the same problem. It's horrible.
    @Rusty. I once saw a commercial of a sandshark, scarred me for life.
    @Tim. Thanks.
    @Michael. Hello to you. Send me a croissant.
    @Golden Eagle. Thanks. Well that's no fun.
    @Christine. Aren't haunted house dreams fun though?
    @Lisa. Keep trying with the campaign thing. It'll be worth it.
    @Alex. I wasn't that bad. My niece is scared in swimming pools..the power of a good writer.
    @LG. Since you like being busy, take some of my stuff.
    @Roland. Always glad to share a piece of me.
    @Donna. It has me baffled, but I'll figure out which posts to use eventually.
    @unikorna. Thanks. Let's drop a strawberry in there.
    @Heather. Thanks. It was a blast.
    @Kt. Thanks. Kids are always fun, unless you feel like strangling them. Kidding, it's the cold talking.
    @Katie. Thanks and you're welcome.
    @Danette. Thanks and you're welcome.
    @Jeff. Thanks. You still deserve them. And you're welcome.
    @Suze. Thanks. That was very sweet.
    @Shelly. I totally agree.
    @FrankandMary. I daydream about bread.
    @Julie. This is true. Now I feel good about myself. Thanks.
    @Peggy. Who said I had self-control. I'm an ice cream junky.
    @Libby. Thanks and you're welcome.
    @Lindy. Thanks. Hi. I'll be looking forward to getting to know you too.
    @Botanist. Thanks. Best combo ever.
    @Aguilar. I've got my sword in hand.
    @msmariah. I couldn't agree more.
    @Carrie. Thanks. Me too. I'll be no one had a clue that I write Paranormal Romance too. I keep rambling on about Fantasy.
    @Joylene. Thank you. They are quite fun.
    @Desert Rocks. Eve, I honestly have not clues. I've been seeing so many of these lately they're coming out my butt...it's the cold talking again.

    I love you all. My strength is gone again. Will see you soon. ...^-^...

  35. Welcome to the Campaign! It's great to have you along!

  36. Hi Laila,
    I'm a fellow campaigner trying to make my way to as many blogs as possible. Congrats on your awards and a nice site.

  37. Congrats on the awards!! I came here via the Sci Fi group we are both a part of, for the Campaign! Nice to meet you .


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