SO sorry it's taken me a couple of days to acknowledge this!
Aerin gave me a lovely award:
This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.
I wish I were in closer proximity with these folks to whom I feel in spiritual, blog-nirvana proximity: Robin, Fairyhedgehog, Whirlochre, Sarah, laughingwolf, Writtenwyrdd and Bevie. (I left Robin's link off because last time I checked, it was private.)
So consider yourselves awarded, kind people.
The other award is from Bevie:
Same people are awarded, as well as Aerin. Now you can't say I never gave you anything!