Monday, February 2, 2009

Oh lookie!!!
The amazing Hootin’ Anni has presented me with this special award … my first! Thank you sooo much ... I'm tickled! To excerpt Anni’s own post:

This fun award is meant to encourage and uplift others in the blogging world.
Here's how it works: Select 10 bloggers: 5 you consider your blogging Helping Hand, then "Pay it Forward" by extending your "Helping Hand" to 5 additional new bloggers, in support and encouragement for their efforts.

Being a relative newbie, I'm at a loss to identify more than these few names ....whose encouraging words keep me “keeping on” …. and who, I hope, will deliver a swift kick in the *** when I need it most.

Monica at Changes in the Wind
Jean at Welcome to our World
Charlotte at Charlotte's Weblog
Clif at Musings of a Minister
......n' of course, back-at-cha Anni!

Oh! … if this is looks like something anyone else would like … please feel free to grab it and pay it forward!

SLAM BOOK MEME….. (again, borrowed from Hootin’ Anni)

Remember those "Slam Books" from high school? I recall certain paranoia, having to “post” surreptitiously, all the while pretending to pay attention to the teacher. (Like she didn’t really know what was going on … ya, right!).

I hope you'll want to play this meme, too!

1. Sport: FOOTBALL

2. Color: BUTTERCREAM YELLOW (to look at); RED (to wear)


4. Song: This one’s hard! RHAPSODY on a THEME of PAGANINI (Theme from Somewhere in Time).
…or, on a lighter note Willie Nelson’s, “MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS.”

5. American City: DALLAS-FT. WORTH (OK, that’s technically 2 – don’t make me choose!)

6. Foreign City : SAN GIMIGNANO, ITALY

7. Book: I’m a addict! OK, just one I always keep nearby, SIMPLE ABUNDANCE


9. Actor: TOM HANKS. I’d probably pay to watch him read the phone directory!

10. Actress: MERYL STREEP

11. Perfume: CHLOE’

12. Food: YES!!!! Oh, you mean just one? – Bone-in Ribeye, medium rare

13. Car: TOYOTA CAMRY (aka, POS)

14. Condiment: HELLMAN’s MAYONAISSE!!! I’m the one who regularly gets asked if I’d like a little hamburger (or turkey) to go with my mayo.

15. Kitchen appliance: REFRIGERATOR

16. Beauty product: “INDIAN EARTH”

17. Piece of clothing: RED PJs

18. Male songwriter: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

19. Female songwriter: SARAH McLAUGHLIN

20. Holiday: NEW YEAR’s DAY … I’m all about fresh starts!

21. Disney character: LADY n’ the TRAMP

22. Flower: CARNATION

23. Alcoholic drink: KAMORA* - on the rocks (poor gal’s Kahlua*)

24. Non-alcoholic drink: COFFEE


26. Male vocalist: ELTON JOHN

27. Female vocalist: CELINE DION

28. Day of the week: SUNDAY

29. Household chore: BATHROOM

30. Ice cream: PISTACHIO


32. Quote: From the Velveteen Rabbit ... “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”


  1. Hmmmmm...respice..prospice...I hustled right over here from Changes in The Wind to see what those words meant.
    Well, first I looked them up using an open page of microsoft works document and guess what? They aren't in the Microwoft works dictionary. how lame is that?
    Now I'm really glad they weren't there as I find I really love your blog!
    I'll be back:)

  2. Thank you so much for the award. I am honored that you gave it to me.
    Isn't blogging fun? Hootin' Anni gave me my first blogger award about a year ago. I started blogging last January and haven't looked back. I never dreamed I would get so into it.

  3. Thanks for the award - will list 5 people on my blog tomorrow. It's a great, uplifting circle of women I hold dear.


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