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24 Hours of Happy, Then Back to Normal

I actually won an award in the Middle Earth Fanfiction Awards for 2011. So I'm going to take today and bask, and tomorrow I'll be back to normal - working hard. My drabble "Morning Song" (that's a story of 100 words) placed second in the Drabble-Elves category.

OK, that's enough about me, many of my friends placed numerous times and their wins were far more deserved than mine. So my sincere CONGRATULATIONS go out to all of the winners as well as all those stories that were nominated. Well done!





Today is my studio day. I give a lecture in two months to the Upper Midwest Bead Society on "An Exploration of Beads and Stitches" so I need to start working on examples for that, I also have six colorways that I designed to pack up a colorway kits that I need to start making up. I guess I'll be busy with needle and thread as well as continuing my writing today. It looks to be a good day :-)
  • Current Location: Planning my Schedule
  • Current Mood: ecstatic ecstatic
  • Current Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
It is a bit silly, when so many did so much better than I did, but I'm thrilled nonetheless, and will enjoy my 24 hours of squee, after which I will return to a normal shopkeeper once again :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you Shirebound. I did better than I ever dreamed I would when I knew the quality of the stories that had been nominated.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you, Oshun. I really liked the empty banner that ellynn had made, and decided for Morning Song that the sun cresting the horizon would be highly appropriate. I like a clean banner and icon, so I indulged myself in making my own.

Congratulations to you in return. You did awesome and should be dancing on air today. Well deserved applause coming your way from Minnesota :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, Russa.

I'll see your congratulations and raise you one! Your pieces were and are absolutely AWESOME!

I am going to thoroughly enjoy my 2nd place for the remainder of the day and then I'll crawl back under my rock :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh no. It was only one small story and got 2nd, so no, one day is quite enough.

For a first award and my first time writing, I'm totally chuffed. But in the scheme of things, I'm no Pande, or you, or Fiondil :-) I'm just one small little lizard in a very large field of sunning rocks :-) And I'm really grateful that all of you allow me to play with you.

- Erulisse (one L)
I agree, but I am brave (or foolish) enough to stride in where other, more thoughtful people, may prefer to tiptoe :-) I figure I'm old enough that I'm grateful I'm physically able to stride - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
and thanks for letting me onto the playground anyway :-)
Oh thank you so very much!

And you're coming to the US! I wish you were going to be closer to where I live, but Nashville is nowhere close to me :-( It'll be nice for you to visit with your daughter though!

- Erulisse (one L)
It would be marvelous if we were able to meet one day. I still hold hopes of getting to Peru some day also, so who knows - it may be your lawn that we meet on rather than mine :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh, thank you, Linda! I enjoyed my 24 hours of basking in fame a great deal, and today it's back to normal :-)

- Erulisse (one L)