Well my lovely ladies, we did it! Or I should say YOU did it. I in all honesty could not have done this year's A-Z Challenge without your help, encouragement, funny, silly, uplifting, laugh-out-loud-spit-on-your-laptop emails, or without your immense dedication to this project.
In an ideal, sci-fi world (which maybe one day I'll get back to writing about...) I'd just wormhole or transporter or beam you all here. We'd go to my favorite restaurant, a home town favorite, genuine one-of-a-kind place called Mike O'Shays. I've been eating and drinking there for 23 years. We'd get my favorite big booth in the back and celebrate. I'd buy you all dinner, and drinks, and we'd get to know each other even better.
Alas, even though great sci-fi writers have invented this technology, we cannot use it. So I'm sending you all my cyber hugs and love and an open invitation to come to Colorado and go out on the town! I know, it's just not the same...
Readers - if you have a moment, I'd appreciate you giving their blogs a visit. They are all amazing in their own ways:
Andrea @ Maybe It's Just Me: never fails to make me laugh. My laptop gets a regular cleaning after reading her blog
Hilary Melton-Butcher @ Positive letters...inspirational stories...: a master at research, a wiz with finding the right pictures, and always, always something new to learn each time I visit
jenn @ quirky pickings: quirky, wonderful, completely honest, you never know what she'll say but it will be the truth
Jo @ Jo on Food, My Travels, and a Scent of Chocolate: the most regular blogger I know: 6 times a week, open, honest, and I don't know how she does it, but she's already commented almost everywhere I go. Plus a recipe every post. Yum.
JoJo @Tahoma Beadworks and Photography: master of every craft known to society, expert photographer, funny as all get out - and always a visual treat with each post
Kate @ Another Clean Slate: though living almost the exact opposite of my life, we connect and she can always be counted on to be real, and there for you, no matter what
You ladies made my month lighter, funnier, and full of camaraderie. Now go take a nap...love to all of you.
~Tina, truly blessed with wonderful friends