Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Posts of the Week

The icon/award to the left here is yours for the taking if your blog post has been named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up, today or in past weeks.

This week's top Post of the Week is:

The Christmas Gift... A Mama Story
By Sandi
Holding Patterns

Other wonderful posts in no particular order are:

Lighten Up, Candide, It'll Be Okay
by Shimp
at Land of Shimp

Muddy Feet

by Life With Kaishon
at Life With Kaishon

Our Little Garage
by Jane
at Gaston Studio

Kids Write the Funniest Things, Don't They?
by Lady Fi
at On A Quirky Quest With Lady Fi

O Canada!
by Blog Princess
at Blog Princess G

Love Affair
by Michelle
at Surly Writer

101 Gifts Under $10
by Steph
at Incurable Insomniac

For two posts: Little Hands and Finding Aphrodite
by Cabo
at Hey, Cabo

Love is: Building a Door in a Brick Wall Just for Me
by Sandra
at Add Humor and Faith

Reader's Choices:

Recommended by Jinsky:

Lightness of Being
by SweetMango
at SweetMangoLove

Recommended by Blunoz:

by Alice Band
at Life of a Naval Wife

Recommended by Mr. London Street

Alone V. Lonely
by Hannah Meit
at My Soul is a Butterfly

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them. Thank you.


SK Waller said...

Thanks so much!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks for a great recommendation with Sandi's post. It's a lovely and heart-warming story.

I'm off to check out the other posts.

Happy holidays,

Zuzana said...

This time around I have read many of these mentioned here and Sandi's post was indeed an absolutely wonderful and touching read.
Congratulations to all the talented nominees as well.
You are doing such a wonderful job with this theme my friend.;)

Tabor said...

I am so amazed that you have time to read so many blogs! I am barely keeping up with my old blog friends...will try to visit some new ones though.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh, I just read the top winner, and I must say, your choice was perfect. What a true Christmas story. Thank you for sharing this wonderful writer and her story.

Michelle H. said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my post this week!

Brian Miller said...

great choices hilary...sandi's was so touching and i am always prefrencial to Cabo...smiles. congrats to all those mentioned...i enjoyed them all.

LadyFi said...

Oh gosh - whoever voted my post: thank you! Although really I have to thank the funny little person who wrote me this letter in the first place!

Mental P Mama said...

What wonderful honorees. I only know a few of them...looks like I have new friends to make! Thank you for doing this!

Daryl said...

Congrats to all ... looking forward to some new blogs and some good reads

Sandi McBride said...

First of all Hilary, thank you so much for Post of the Week...and thanks so much for all this wonderful reading I've just had...they've all made me glad that my parents insisted on school rather than the circus I always wanted to run away to!

G said...

Wow! Thank you. I'm feeling very honoured, and am looking forward to reading all these posts. :)

Meeko Fabulous said...

Again, this is a great idea! I love that you're introducing me to new blogs! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Hilary, for including me. I read Sandi's story and agree that it's wonderful.

Suldog said...

Sandi's story is one of the best I've ever read on the web. Truly touching.

You do us a great service, Hilary. I'm off to read some of the others now.

Clowncar said...

I recently discovered My Soul is a Butterfly. Gorgeous writing.

Anonymous said...

I must take the time to get over to these blogs... you are scouting out and finding the good ones. Thanks for your comment on my blog today... you were the first person I thought of when I started to blog it because of your wonderful, beautiful collection of photo shots. The Bach

Maggie May said...

Quite a few that I haven't read here but Sandi's was really great!

Nuts in May

Hannah Miet said...

Mr. London is too kind. Thank you for sending a few beautiful readers my way. I will now have to check out the rest of these recommendations.

Glad I found you!

Michael said...

Thank you, Hilary. :) Off to check everyone out!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Thanks, I love POTW tips!

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I will be back to visit them.

Hilary said...

• My pleasure, Steph. :)

• Thanks very much, JJ. Enjoy! :)

• Protege, thank you, my friend. I glad that you're getting to know more of my bloggy people with each POTW I post. Thanks so much for always being so supportive. :)

• Tabor, most of these are my old blog friends - with a few new ones sprinkled in. There's just a high concentration of great posts among them. :)

• EthelMae, it's a great story, isn't it? Sandi has such a way with words. Thanks for dropping by.

• Happy to do it, Michelle. :)

• Brian, thanks so much for stopping by to let me know you're enjoying the posts. :)

• My pleasure, LadyFi. I'm happy to include your post. :)

• Thanks, MPM. I'm sure you'll enjoy them too. :)

• Daryl, thanks always for the support. I know you'll love them. :)

• Sandi, my pleasure. It was such a wonderful post. I'm happy to share you. And I'm happy that you went to school instead of the circus too. ;)

• BPG, I'm happy to do so. Your post was a fine read. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks, Meeko. I'm glad you're enjoying them. :)

• My pleasure, Sandra. I'm pleased to include your post and I'm glad that you're enjoying the others. :)

• Thanks, Suldog. I agree with you about Sandi's post. It's wonderful. Thanks for the support. :)

• Clowncar, glad to hear it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Bach, thanks so much for those kind words. I'm glad you stopped by to tell me. I'm flattered. :)

• Maggie, it was indeed. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Welcome, Hannah. I'm glad you came by to say so. And I hope you'll return soon. :)

• My pleasure, Cabo. Thanks for that. :)

• Thanks, Elizabeth. I'm glad that you do. :)

• Happy to do it, Nancy. Thanks for stopping by. :) said...

Hilary...I haven't been around much cause of Mom...but am SO glad you are continuing this. What will we do without David and his photos and humor??!

Louise said...

I LOVED your post of the week! I read it before I saw this and was just full of happiness. (And a few tears.)

Hilary said...

• Carol, I understand your scarcity in the blog world, these days. Take care of your Mom and of yourself. I'm sure that a lot of folks miss David around here. I'm glad you're enjoying my version of his POTD. :)

• Thaks, Louise. Sandi's post is incredible, eh? :)

Land of shimp said...

Hilary, thank you so very much. What a lovely lift to the spirits that was for me, and greatly appreciated.

I promise to tour posts tomorrow, but I didn't want to let another day pass without saying a heartfelt thanks :-)

Take care!

San said...

Sandi's posts are always so entertaining. I haven't gotten to that one yet though--too much to do outside of Blogland. Thanks for pointing the way to some new discoveries.

And that icon is too cool! Since you've honored me in your Posts of the Week, I guess I'm entitled to grab it for my sidebar. WOO HOO!

Hilary said...

• Shimp, you're very welcome. I'm glad it pleased you. :)

• San, I agree with you about Sandi. She's a wonderful writer. And of course, help yourself to the icon. It's yours for the taking. :)

Lori said...

Such good picks Hilary! Thank you. I enjoy reading new writers and finding such joy and smiles to add to my day. Thank you!

Mr London Street said...

Congratulations to Hannah. She may not have won this, but happily Blogger saw something in her posts because she was awarded Blog of Note on Friday.

Hilary said...

• Thanks so much, Lori. I'm glad to hear that. :)

• MLS, I'll bet you're one of her biggest fans. I'm happy for her and for you. :)