Well, I feel doubly blessed. Magpiewrites has send a shiny new award my way. Thanks so much, Magpie! (You should check out her blog, guys; it's a good one.)
Here are 7 (more) things about me:
1) We raise our own Thanksgiving turkeys here at Maggie's Farm. These turkeys free-range around the orchard, wander the pasture and grow to gargantuan proportions. Some are 35 pounds!
2) When I was a kid, I thought "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was the coolest thing ever. I watched that movie at least 10 times. But recently, I revisited it with my kids (thanks Greenfield Library!) and didn't like it at all, not even a teensy bit. My kids weren't crazy for it either.
3) I have no writing space to speak of. I mostly write at the kitchen table (Amid near-constant interruptions) and at coffee shops and bakeries. If one of my books ever gets published, I will have a long list of cafes to thank in the acknowledgements.
4) I used to tell my little brother and cousins stories about a giant friendly shark named Edward. These evolved into tales of a whole, complex ocean kingdom with gangs of "badsharks", sea witches, and a giant eel that was able to wrap itself around the whole globe.
5) I went to Montessori school until 2nd grade and my early school memories involve pouring colored liquids from one size pitcher to another, sand tables, and a giant wooden farm house with plastic animals (this was my favorite-- little did I know, I'd end up with a farm of my own!)
6) The town I live in has one gas station, and one pizza place that is open only 4 days a week.
7) When I was eight or so, my friends and I tried busking, singing "Paloma Blanca" for spare change (this didn't work out so well, but it's a memory I won't forget.)
Hey! Since "Una Paloma Blanca" is indeed a one hit wonder (1975 by George baker Selection,) I'm including it here as part of my Weekly One-Hit-Wonder feature:
(Baffling that this one ever became a hit. But then, that's the 70's for ya)
Passing it on now:
There are so many terrific blogs out there. It's so hard to choose just a few. But I'm passing on this award to these worthy (and versatile) bloggers:
Misty at Nothing Cannot Happen Today
StoryTeller at A Life Less Ordinary
Teresa at A Likely Story
Katherine at The Insect Collector
Holly at Super Mom Writes
Jen at Unedited
and Shawn at Musings on a Former Life-- Boston's South End