Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Saved by the Blog Meme

Well, just when I thought I couldn't think of a single thing to post, I remembered that I had not yet participated in this Blog Awards by Lily Thorn.

Lily is a talented writer, good mother and has the distinction of having re-connected me with a dear college friend. (I am in her debt). And then, she awarded me the Excellent Blog Award, undeserving as I am. But I am appreciative. So I will duly post my most favorite blogs, you may be surprised and you may be horrified but I attempt honesty at this late stage in my life.

1. Steve Skojec- he has taken on the responsibilities of family life imbued with Catholicism. He struggles, he sweats, he bleeds, he is human but without all the self pitying blogging that I abhor. (and yes I have been banned from that blog)

2. Brocante Home- a transcendant writer who has struggled and continues to make life beautiful for her own family and those of us enraptured with her writing. She writes for the "Traditional Housewife who keeps a perfect home." As if.

3. The Crescat- in spite of an earlier disagreement, I have come to expect the highest level quality of images of the saints, religious life, and you know all that good Catholic stuff).

4. Maryskeys- uncompromising and "take no prisoners" in her theology and Catholicism. What more is there to say?

5. Orwell's Picnic- ah Hilary, this reminds me of the song in "The Sound of Music" How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? Well, Hilary is a writer for Lifesite, brutally honest (and there is no exaggeration in this statement!). She is "Liveblogging the Apocalypse". And why not?
She is "English, Catholic, Conservative and not at all sorry". N.B. I am not currently banned from this blog.

I'll do the other 5 tomorrow.


Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Why did Steve ban you?

Thanks, BTW. I've been feeling a little unloved recently.

M. Alexander said...

Not Steve, the self-pitying person that I linked. But I think you are a fan of his so you won't be pleased.

Anyway, your blog is awesome!

M. Alexander said...

And... I so wanted you to say you were opposed to breastfeeding in Mass on the Inside Catholic article.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

I'm constantly in trouble for saying what I really think. It's been going on since at least the fifth grade.

Anonymous said...

Hilary almost banned me for using my pen name on her blog some time ago, but I've never been in trouble with Steve.

Carolina Cannonball said...

why thank you for the compliment. some say my blog has lost its appeal bc I lost all the trad-rage. I just got tired and would rather look at pretty art. I some of think you understand. :-)

Steve said...

Well, shucks. Thanks Mary! Although my wife might argue with you on my capacity for self pity... ;)

Anonymous said...

Mary! Where is the other 5??
I really enjoyed the ones you posted.
My Dh and I found Orwell's Picnic to be a hoot! SEND MORE!!!
Chilly Chick

Lily said...

Why thank you, Mrs. Alexander! Looking forward to a visit this month!