First, for anyone who has contributed to the Never-Ending Story meme—or who would like to contribute later when you have more time—I've created a permanent home. There is now a box at the bottom of this page that will be the permanent repository of chapter links (until the meme dries up and falls off the blog of its own accord. LOL). Feel free to add an additional chapter two at any time. (You'll have to link to the original post to leave me a comment though.)
Also, if any of you wrote a chapter two and you'd like to create a chapter three (or four or five) for someone else, feel free. Just don't write a sequel to your own chapter, ok? The meme is designed to encourage creative cross-pollination.
Second, I received two blog awards this week. Jay at thedeppeffect gave me a "Top Commenter" award, and CJM-R at My Personal Lens gave me a "Blogging Friends Forever" award.
I'm very grateful for the honor. Both of these bloggers have been interesting blogs of their own, and have been wonderfully encouraging of mine and several others. I'm really touched by the awards.
For once, I'm going to break the rules and not pass these on because of the nature of the awards. So many of you have been faithful about commenting and so supportive of this blog that I can't pick my five best blogging friends or the ten top commenters. I value each and every one of you who visits here.
Thank you, all.
P.S. I also have another post from this morning just below this one with "purty pitchers."