Have you heard about the New Jersey mother who was arrested for allegedly bringing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, where the little girl was reportedly burned? It is still not clear whether the girl was actually put in the tanning booth or she did just get sunburned playing outside. What is truly bothersome about the story, however, is the fact that the woman is apparently addicted to tanning to the point that her skin has turned the color of mahogany. That is scary on so many levels for her health and the future health of her daughter. Is she telling the daughter that is is okay to expose herself to harmful UV rays just so she can look like a piece of furniture?
Last week my blogger friend, LD Masterson, gave me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I was honored to be listed with some other bloggers, all who have terrific blogs. LD had a great blog, and I hope you will pop over to visit her. She has an interesting post up right now with some tips on effective blogging for writers that she picked up at the Erma Bombeck writer's workshop.
According to the rules of the Kreativ Blogger Award, I am supposed to list ten things about myself that most folks might not know. Hmmmm...... Since I have been blogging for a long time and am pretty much "out there" when it comes to sharing, I'm not sure I can come up with ten things.
Not to worry, though. I doubt the world will come to a crashing end if I bend this rule just a bit. (smile)
1. I hate wearing dresses. Once I no longer had to dress up for my job, I abandoned most of my dresses and suits.
2. I spent a number of years as a hospital chaplain. Hence the dresses and suits.
3. I have a hard time making a decision. A fact that will not surprise my family and close friends.
4. When I first started writing, about age 9, I only wrote about animals.
5. That trend continued into high school and my first boyfriend wondered if there was something wrong with me if I preferred animals to people.
6. I got over it. And him.
Now I need to pass this award on, so I will pass it to a few of the new friends I made via the A to Z Challenge.
Susan Flett Swiderski, with her blog I Think, Therefore, I Yam - who shares artwork and quotes that inspire and amuse.
Dana from The Daily Dose - whose blog takes me back to the days when I was a 30 something mom trying to write in the midst of chaos.
Huntress who writes at Spirit Called about urban fantasy and things in general about being a writer.
Thelma from Widowsphere who loves yellow and offers quotes, lovely pictures, and other items to uplift your spirit.
If you are not already familiar with these blogs, I hope you have a chance to stop by for a visit. You can even go visit if you are already familiar with them. (smile)