Please forgive the delay in here. For the past two days we have been dealing with legal issues over at the Homeschool Blog Awards. A comment was made by someone on the HSBA site which basically asked us to look into the legitimacy of our contest and in a round-about way suggested that we should inquire of a lawyer. I spoke with three or four lawyers individually over the issues and discussed it all in length with our team members at the Homeschool Blog Awards. After much thought, prayer and late-night drafting of policies and procedures, we all plan to update the general blogosphere regarding the issues as soon as the lawyer has finished reviewing our documents. At this piont, there has been no change what-so-ever to the contest besides the authors at HSBA being disqualified from winning. Never fear, if you have been nominated, you will still be allowed to compete in the voting stage. Hopefully we will not have to push the voting start date out, but we will know more after discussions with counsel.
I appreciate the kind emails, phone calls, and comments from everyone on my last few posts and from some members of the Homeschool Blog Awards yesterday. I assure you that even when I am sad about things, I always have a certain joy that does not go away. I wish that all people had the kind of joy that my savior has given me. I’ve been preoccupied with the HSBA issues, but in the last two days the kitten’s health has improved, I’ve been able to listen to lots of Christmas music on my PC with Windows Media Player, and my husband will be home for dinner tonight. How is that for solutions to my three pathetic problems from my last post?
Somewhere in all the busyness of this week, however… I have heard quiet reminders from the Lord that seem to be urging me to get my priorities back in line. Occasionally during the school year I find that I am operating on fumes (lack of enthusiasm and focus), and having pressing legal issues with blogs – blogs that are fun, but not a paid profession – and a sick cat have further distracted me. Putting up the tree, drinking hot chocolate, talking with friends, enjoying dinner with my mom, and listening to the Spirit’s promptings about redirecting my focus have been nice reminders of what is truly important this season and always.
I’ll be in and out this December while we are traveling, homeschooling, and enjoying this magical time of year. I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your thoughts and comments – even if I don’t respond to each and every one individually. Thanks so much for stopping in.