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It is almost 1:30 am and I am wide awake. An episode of Breaking Bad gave me nightmares. In my dream, I knew I was dreaming, but it didn’t matter. Tossing and turning, I tried to escape the man pursuing me. He held a decapitated head in one hand and wore an ugly leer on his face. No matter where I went, he was there. Eventually, he caught me. Then he offered me a cigarette, which I accepted. Why not? I was going to die anyway.

My dreams are most vivid when I’m not writing. Editing doesn’t count. There’s a lesson here, I’m sure, but I’m too tired to coax it out.

I’ll go back to bed as soon as I know the nightmare won’t return. Until then, I’m surfing, reading the Twitter stream, and talking to you.

Today, I hit 100 blog followers. Thank you. I mean it. This growing community gives me so much joy and I so appreciate the comments, humor, and support.  I also appreciate being nominated for two blogger awards. Kira at wrestling-life.com nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award and Nat at Nat-Russo.com nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award.

So honored.

They are both amazing people who have inspired me. You might consider checking them out.

There are five rules I have to follow to accept these awards. They are as follows:
  1. Display the award logo on my blog.
  2. State SEVEN facts about myself.
  3. Link back to the folks who nominated me.
  4. Nominate FIFTEEN other bloggers who deserve this award.
  5. Notify each of the nominees

7 facts about me:

1.  I’m terrified of Zombies, can’t even watch The Walking Dead, and am up in the middle of the night because I saw a decapitated head on a turtle in Breaking Bad.

2. I’m partly deaf and understand people by reading lips. Great for eavesdropping,   terrible on the telephone.

3. I make my living by sculpting in steel and have more scars than the most hardened criminals, only mine are tiny white lines that run like a road map over my hands and forearms.

4. My husband and I have 6 children between us: 23, 23, 23, 21, 20, and 16. You should have seen our car insurance a few years ago.

5. I grew up in the mountains, without phone or TV. The wilderness was my playground and books my best friends. This makes me a little intense.

6. I was a soccer star in high school, but alas, that was a long time ago.

7. Green chili tastes good on just about everything.

My nominations are as follows and yes, I’m nominating these bloggers for both awards:

  1. http://readfulthingsblog.com/
  2. http://legendsofwindemere.com/
  3. http://greenembers.wordpress.com/
  4. http://helenvalentina.com/
  5. http://crimsonleague.com/
  6. http://ggmag.net/
  7. http://firstnovelblog.wordpress.com/
  8. http://glenchen.com/
  9. http://starsrainsunmoon.com/
  10. http://thebettermanprojects.com/
  11. http://sarahcradit.wordpress.com
  12. http://marciasbooktalk.wordpress.com
  13. http://davidecclesauthor.co.uk/
  14. http://www.misterwriter.info/
  15. http://peterdavey2.com/

These are all amazing people. Hope you take a look at what they’re doing. With that, I’m going back to bed. I think I’ve slayed the demons by thinking about all the fab people in the blogosphere. Good night and talk soon.