Monday, November 10, 2008

Once, Twice, Three Times A Winner

Frippery, Primitives'nPoetry and Whisperwood Cottage all nominated me for a Kreative Blogger award.

What a great surprise to me as I sometimes wonder if people get me. I love to look at all the pretty blogs and photos out there, but when I try to emulate that look, it ends up looking fake and not sounding like me. In the words of Popeye, "I yam what I yam". Thank you guys so much.

Now the rules are I'm supposed to nominate 6 more blogs and then list 6 things about myself. Well, I must warn you that there is nothing I would rather talk about than me. So you may get more than just 6 things. In fact, I think it was supposed to be 6 things that make me happy, but Pam wanted 6 things about me, so guess what? That's 12. Get ready y'all. You may be hollering TMI!

First the 6 things that make me happy:

  1. A really good cup of coffee in a really good coffee cup. You know the kind of coffee that tastes like it smells in a cup that fits your hand and your mouth perfectly. MMM!
  2. Seeing Cat Daddy laugh out loud. I can barely get him to smile, but when he gets tickled and lets go with a yuk yuk, it cracks me up.
  3. Oh the beauty of a good pen. One that sits in your hand and feels so good and when you write, the ink just flows out boldly. I have been known to steal pens like this from friends. They are just the best and make my heart sing.
  4. When my Graycie says my name, it makes me want to cry. I could wax poetic about her all day and how happy she makes me, but I won't do that to y'all. Her and Brandon are the light of my life.
  5. When a newborn baby smiles tickles me beyond belief. You know that little corner smile they do that the nurses call gas. I call it the angels whispering to them. That makes me happy.
  6. And finally, when God whispers to me. Sometimes when I'm not feeling in the best of moods or things are going rough, something will happen, maybe a phone call or a card in the mail or an unexpected check and I know He's whispering to me telling me He's always there. That is my unequaled joy to know that He loves me and will always love me.

Now just when you thought it was OK to go back into the water comes the 6 things you may or may not know about me.

  1. I am talkaholic. I just don't know when to shut up. I love the sound of my own voice. When you're with me, just butt in because otherwise you won't get a word in edgewise.
  2. I am a procrastinator and unbelievably lazy. I put things off until maybe a day or two before I need something done and then rush around like a mad woman getting it done. It always gets done, but I'm in a killing mood until it does.
  3. I fret over details. You wouldn't believe how many spell checks and rereads I do on a post before I post it. Then I go back and edit it a gazillion times. Drives me crazy, but I can't stop.
  4. I love blogging. Since starting this, I have been as happy as a pig in sunshine. It reminds me so much of pen pals in the 1960's. I loved writing letters and making friends I would probably never see, but good friends in spite of that. This is like a journal, diary and pen pals all rolled into one. Making friends that no, I'll probably never meet in person, but friends just the same. Sharing ideas, thoughts, happy times, sad times. I love it.
  5. I am also a self-confessed shoeaholic. Some girls want chocolate. Not me! My fix is finding that pair that will go with nothing but look so good on my feet. It's the one thing Cat Daddy just doesn't understand about me. One pair of feet-one pair of shoes. Not me honey. I want 'em lined up on the closet shelf in clear containers so I can go in there and bask in their glory.
  6. I am afraid of escalators. I can go up just fine, but I break into a cold sweat when I think about going down. I just won't. I start looking for the nearest elevator when I arrive somewhere new and I map out my shopping at the mall based on the locations of the elevators. I know it's silly, but hey, so am I.

Now I'm supposed to pass this award onto 6 others. This will not be an easy task because I love reading so many out there. I love the ones with children like Vintage Sue's because they're cute, I love the ones with home displays like Bella Shabby's because they're pretty, I love the ones with photographs like Sweet Repose, I just love them all. I especially love the ones that make me giggle like Laurie and LuLu of the 2 Chippys and the ones with beautifully written text like Pam's of Frippery. So if you get a chance, check them out for a really good read.


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

2nd list, 2,Hey! 3 and 4...Ditto! Congrats to you, you blogging Queen! Love your blog! ~Mindy

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I'm not sure where that Hey came from...but, it's kinda funny!

Cher said...

Congratulations. Hard work recognized!

Email me at and I'll tell you about not republishing. Real easy.

The Texas Woman

The English Cottage Collection said...

What a fun read!! Congrats, I'm a new blogger so "Hail" to the blogger Queen!

debi said...

Congrads sweetie! By the way, I still need your mailing address so I can send you some goodies from my shop, for "naming" my "pink bike caddie"! :)


Anonymous said...

I love what you wrote about God whispering to you. I think we get to busy to hear sometimes , I know that I do. Thanks for being such a sweetie and reading my blog - I feel honored. Sue

Frippery said...

Thanks so much Deb! I listed six more great blogs, but enough about me, no lists. Is that OK? Cause I'm sure I could go on and on about myself if I really had too...Pam

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

I did not know all those interesting things about you, but I'm glad I do now. For future know. I always love reading about you. And thank you for nominating us and for the kind words. We feel like we have known you forever. Love you and miss you, Lauri @ chippys

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Just say 'cake' and I'll do whatever you want!
Thanks so much you wild-shoed-woman!
ox lulu

ajunkqueen said...

It was a beautiful place! And it is just 35 miles from me!