On a happier note, someone has suggested that my February 14 entry is worthy of consideration for an award. I know. This comes as a shock to me, too. As far as I know, my journal and the word "award" have never been mentioned in the same sentence, but in this case it seems to be true, and not someone's idea of a sick joke.
This will make you chuckle. The category is "Best Romantic Entry." Me! Romantic! Of course, it's just the preliminary round, and finalists won't be announced until next week. What with Valentine's Day having fallen during the award period, I'm sure romantic entries were ample and bounteous. There are too many journalers out there with real romance in their lives. Many of them are real writers. I won't get my hopes up.
It's really cool just to be acknowledged, though, and I'm grateful to my benefactor, whoever that might be. (Why do I think of Miss Havisham whenever I hear the word "benefactor"? She wasn't even the— oh, sorry. Distracted again.) I don't write award-winning entries, although I kind of like the one in question. Since I never expected to get even this close to an actual award, I'm considering the nomination itself as a trophy.
It's probably tacky to talk about this, and I know it's old hat to many people, but it's my first time, and since it could be the last as well I just thought I'd share my amazement.