I’ll Be Back!

Hey, Everyone!

Hope all is supercalifragilisticallyexpealidocious in your lives. 🙂


(Hang on – here’s the English version!)

As for me, life is preparing to twirl me around the globe for a bit – and I couldn’t be more thrilled!


My glutes have been glued to the seat of a desk of academia far longer than my inner gypsy can handle. She is squirming, clawing, crying out for physical FREEDOM!


Luckily, a hefty helping of research-related travel has plopped onto my plate & I’m about to stuff my gut with it.


Will be MIA for the next several months, depending upon a myriad of travel & research-related factors.

My travel, as always, will be to remote regions where life does not depend upon the internet. Accordingly, I will not be posting until my return. I will so miss our interaction while I’m gone, but look forward to resuming our exchanges when I’m back home.

If you’re subscribed to my blog, you will receive the first blog post upon my return. If you’re not a subscriber, subscribe now to be notified about my return to the blogosphere.

Because I’ll be back!


There’s no shutting me up for long – too much going on in the world, so much to say about it, and can’t wait to hear what you guys think about it all!

Have a wonderful next few months. Will miss you loads & toads!

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One Lovely Blog Award

I’ve won the One Lovely Blog Award!


Thank you to Spence Angeltvedt for nominating me for this lovely award.

If you haven’t visited his blog, you really should. It’s a wonderful place to learn all about the many ways we can help save animals from the many forms of neglect & abuse they suffer at the hands of humans around the world.

For this award, I must list 5 interesting things about myself. But since my ‘self‘ isn’t as interesting to me as other ‘selves‘, I’m going to list 5 interesting About pages I’ve come across around the bloggerhood.

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Illuminating Blogger Award

I’ve won the Illuminating Blogger Award!


How deliciously appropriate to be nominated by C.J. at Food Stories for this wonderful food-for-thought award.

Thank you, C.J.! 🙂

If you haven’t checked out her blog, you really should. It’s a scrumdillyicious foodie ride through all things yummy!

For this award, I must share 1 random thing about myself.

Okay, um…

Well, I wish I lived in a jungle.


And I do mean’ jungle‘ in every sense of the word.

A deep, dense, green rainforest bursting at the seams with wildlife. No walls, no floors, no roof. Just a banana leaf lean-to with a mound of soft moss to sleep on…

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Kreativ Blogger Award

I’ve won the Kreativ Blogger Award!

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I’m so grateful to The Palmetto Queen for nominating me for this award.

Thank you, Queenie!

If you haven’t visited her neck of the bloggerhood, take a jaunt on over. She’s got a sweet setup filled with loads of great info about everything from social media to organization tips. Plus, she does fun give-a-ways, too. And her artistic blog & badge designs are amazing.

She definitely wears the crown of creativity and fun!


Okay, for this award, I must list 7 interesting things about myself & nominate 7 other bloggers for this Kreativ Award.

So, here goes…

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Awesome Blog Content Award

I’ve won my 3rd award!

Thank you to http://buddhafulkat.com/ for this “Awesome” award!

Content is King (or, in her case, Queen), so you should check out her artistic content. She definitely wears the sketch artist crown!

So, for this award, I must find a word for each letter of the alphabet that describes something about me. However, since I find others much more interesting, I’m changing the rules of this award on my blog. I’m going to share the love by listing 26 blogger brethren for each letter of the alphabet!

Happy surfing!

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7 x 7 Link Award

I’ve won my second award!


I gratefully accept this award from the very artistic blogger who nominated me: http://buddhafulkat.com/. She is an amazing sketch artist with a talent that brings images to life. Check out her site – you’ll be impressed!

I also want to thank all my readers, who contribute wonderful discussions to my posts.   LOVE your comments, your participation, your support!


As part of my acceptance of this award, I must list 7 new blogs I’ve discovered in the last 7 days. But since I’ve only landed on these blogs in the past week, I don’t really know them well enough to give in-depth descriptions. So, I’ll let their blogs speak for themselves… Continue reading