December Update

As always, I have a new Hot Flash for the month.

I also have a new blog award, courtesy of my friend and fellow Fatal Foodie Chris V. Thanks, Chris! Chris loves miniatures, and sometimes those miniatures are of food. Mmmm. In these days of Super-Sizing, those tiny little tidbits look very refreshing.

Here are the rules of the award:

1. Copy the award image into a post
2. List 10 things that make you happy
3. Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day
4. Put in a link to their blogs
5. Notify the award receivers
6. Award recipients link back to sender’s blog

As you know, MomGoth is all about finding sparks o’ joy that anchor her to this world. So, apart from family and friends and so on, here are 10 things that make me happy:

  1. blue-tailed lizards
  2. ironic justice
  3. a good turn of phrase
  4. red leaves mingled with brown ones
  5. sky the color of David McCallum’s eyes
  6. a hearty laugh
  7. rain when we need it
  8. babies
  9. getting dry and warm
  10. my sleep apnea machine

Bloggers who brighten my day other than the ones I listed in this other blog award post and this other one:

  1. Morgan Mandel’s Make Mine Mystery
  2. Sheri L. Wright’s Scribblings and Such
  3. KK Brees On Writing
  4. Brenda Peterson’s I Want To Be Left Behind
  5. Mary E. Campbell’s Writer’s Butt Does Not Apply To Me
  6. Marion Driessen’s Figments Of A Dutchess (yes, that’s spelled correctly–she’s Dutch! 🙂 )
  7. Leslie R. Lee’s blog, currently featuring Project 365
  8. Fatal Foodies, even though I am on it.
  9. Even though they don’t care, I Can Has Cheezburger
  10. and even though it isn’t a blog, The Museum of Bad Art

Enjoy the links, and I hope you have many sparks o’ joy in your lives!

WRITING PROMPT: Who or what makes your main character happiest?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “December Update

  1. mary

    December 1, 2010 at 8:26pm

    Thank you so much for the award Marian. I really appreciate it. So glad I could brighten your day. You brighten mine every time you comment on my blog.

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  2. Leslie R. Lee

    December 2, 2010 at 10:20am

    Hey, Marian. Thanks so much for the mention and award! Really appreciate it. Always looking forward to reading your posts.

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  3. Blog Award

    December 7, 2010 at 9:49am

    […] very very honored by the blog award Marian Allen gave me. What a sweet thing to do, thank you […]

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  4. Marion Driessen

    December 7, 2010 at 10:14am

    Marian, what a sweet thing to do! I finally was able to pass the award on… and back to you! *hugs* You’ve made my day.

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  5. Lisa Hall

    December 10, 2010 at 10:00am

    On behalf of all Fatal Foodies, I am flattered by our award!

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  6. MARIAN ALLEN · Local Sightings

    May 24, 2011 at 9:19am

    […] Best sightings of all: blue-tailed lizards on the playhouse roof and on the back porch. They’re too speedy for me to catch on film, but every one is etched in color on my heart. I love blue-tailed lizards. Long-time readers (Hi, Mom!) know that blue-tailed lizards are #1 on MomGoth’s list of Sparks o’ Joy. […]

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