I was pleasantly surprised to find this blog referenced on other blogs by people who are participating in this crazy post-fest. So first, I would like to thank The Odd Mix and Marilla Anne for choosing me to be one of the blogs they are planning on encouraging this month.
Then there is Strange Neighborhood. Gus definitely lives in a place like no other--giants and zombies as neighbors, oh my!-- and one night while perusing blogs via the NaBloPoMo randomizer, he posted a few he had found, including mine. I encourage you all to check out Gus' blog because I can promise you it is different.
Of course, you can't be cheered on without wanting to cheer others on in return. In my sidebar you will find a few blogs I've found along the way. I will probably add to that list as the days go by.
Finally, and to take a more serious turn, one blog I found while doing a little randomizing myself has me captivated and saddened. Atomic Tumor is the blog of AT and GAC. I guess the wife, GAC was the more regular contributor of the two. The last few days of October she was sick with what seemed to be the flu. AT took her to the hospital on November 2nd, I believe and it was then that it was realized that GAC had an infection of unknown origin. More quickly that it seems possible, her conditin became very critical. Every day since then, AT has blogged about her condition and his thoughts and feelings during this time. The last time I checked, they had just found out that a CT scan showed multiple brain bleeds. It seems that what was a minute by minute concern about whether she would survive is now a longer wait to see how serious the brain damage is.
AT has been overwhelmed (in a good way) with how people have responded. The traffic on their blog increased so much he had to have help with the server. He is very moved by the thoughts, comments and prayers of others and it seems to be helping him as he copes with this. If you are so moved, head on over to their blog. Even if you don't want to comment, watching the stats and seeing how many people are checking in lifts his spirits.