The Kindness: An Award from Jessica

dare-tl-be-remarkableI wanted to give a shout out to Jessica Larsen who nominated me for a Versatile Blogger award.

Such a kind and lovely thing to do — to just let someone know, that you appreciate their work, their words, their time writing.  It really touched me something fierce.  It’s taken me a few days to get to this part of it — so please forgive me.  But, when you have a moment, please visit her lovely site: — and yes, please follow her!  She’s fun, and writes about everything with a special gist on romance.  A very lovely site and an avid writer/blogger.

Let me also add this:  I know a lot of us take so much time to write and share our thoughts, pictures, moments — and I do visit a lot of sites that I follow on a regular basis. I don’t always comment.  I don’t know how so many of you so easily write blog posts daily — I’m so jealous!  But some times I just read and don’t comment because I never feel I have enough time to really say what I want to say.  Maybe I’m thinking too much on it?  Not sure.  Sometimes, I just think “Eeh, they’ll get how much I loved this by the pressing like.”

I want to be better about commenting more often. I know for me, when people take the time to comment and share their thoughts on my blog posts, it just brightens my day so much. Especially if it’s been a full day in solitary WORK WRITING mode — having this interaction is a blessing, even if people disagree or have a different point of view — so thank you for those that always take the time.

Well, check out Jessica’s blog when you have a sec, follow her and, as always, thanks for stopping by and have a sweet day!

The Grammy’s 2012 Quick Review

The Grammy’s last night were…okay. What surprised me was how amazing the country stars were to ME.  I’m not a country music fan most days – okay, any day!  So I was amazed to catch myself singing or mumbling along to Taylor Swift – a song I don’t know – and then, enjoying a little Glenn Campbell  (which in all fairness I should admit, to this day, I’m still made fun of by some old school folk from the ‘hood for loving “Rhinestone Cowboy” as a little girl.  It’s a great song, what can I say?).  But I found myself enjoying the Country Music stars more than the pop/hip hop artist. Is something wrong with me?  Probably.

And then of course, there was Adele. Lovely.  Magnificent.  Perfect. And like the country stars, no bells and whistles, no over-the-top sets and productions filled with over-synthesized voices – pure, pure talent.

Sweet Jennifer Hudson had the awful task of paying homage to Ms. Whitney Houston.  I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I will say this:  Jennifer Hudson, award-winning fierce and powerful talent stumbled through this piece – clearly with emotions in her belly, her voice weighed down with sadness – if she couldn’t do the job the way she wanted to, why does anyone else think for one moment, they would have done any better?  This is a talented and brilliant singer – and my heart bled for her last night before she took the stage.  What a tough moment for her.  And although she was able to pull it off – obviously, this was also too monumental a task to ask of anyone.  One love to Ms. Hudson. An “A” for effort, and an “A+” for courage.