Monday, April 11, 2011

Lost in Brazil...found by a sister.

Sao Paulo, Brazil April 10, 2011
For the last 10 days I have been working non-stop in Brazil...and by non-stop I really mean it - Saturdays, Sundays, midnights, all-nighters, the works. The hardest part is not the stress, the tiredness, lack of sleep or scattered meals... the hardest part is realizing all the things I've been missing for 10 days...from my weekends at home, waking up to a fresh mug of coffee, Murphy jumping up to bed and hubby by my side to my cousins singing with me out loud, laughing, planning, dreaming.
The feeling of control over my time and actions, lost. Routine dictated by the endless tasks, trial and error, pressure added by impossible's like I've been living in a non-stop deja waking up in the middle of The Groundhog Day movie.

And yet today, I found the nicest surprise:  a fellow blogger passed on a blogger's award...The Sisters of the Quill award...I am touched. She passed this award to (and I quote) "deserving writers, to women whose talent needs to be recognized"  - I feel commited to keep up the huge faith my dear Sioux has on my amateur writing...thank you very much!

The proclamation is to spread the sisterhood! I would like to pass it over to five fantastic writers that always impress me, inspire me, move me and create a connection with their words, heart and soul:

Green Monkey Tales  to her wit and sensibility
F8hasit to her poignant realism and brave heart
My Daily Spirit  to her poetry, romanticism, faith in life.
Everyday Goddess  to her tales, stories and fantastic imagination
Becky Povich to her humor, energy, good her generous soul.

Pass it on!!!

"...Because it is in writing where I found my is in reading where my soul reflects." OJG


  1. i wish i was a woman just to receive it...smiles. nah, have you fun...and yeah you deserve it...

  2. awh.... monkeyz blushing! Thank you OJ

  3. Oh, thank you so much, OJ! You are an inspiration to me and I will wear my award with pride!

  4. OJ, you are a love! Thanks so much for this, it means a great deal to me.

    Now I'll visit everyone else!

  5. Thank You! You are just too darn sweet. Thank you.

  6. It's almost 10:30 p.m. My eyes are closing 'cause I'm a wimp. My toddler grandson keeps me going all day and I'm admittedly not used to all the activity. Yet, I decided to check my email and was delighted to see that you had a gift for me. Thank you so much O.J. What a wonderful surprise.
    I know you deserve this award and I thank you for considering me amidst your favorites. I am familiar with some, and will surely look the others up. We are sisters after all. Thanks again for this honor.

  7. Greetings from Southern California

    I added myself to follow your blog.
    I invite you to visit and follow my blog.

    God Bless You :-)

  8. OJ---We are all patient...waiting for you to get back into the groove.

    In the meantime, check out my April 21 post. I have an award for you.


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