December 30, 2012…
(Many moons ago, I wrote this post to thank and honor fellow bloggers. I know I am so far behind with accepting and adding awards to this page. New Year’s resolution number 2,013: Update My Awards – My Thanks page. I will be adding new awards to the bottom, in case you want to see what’s new. I don’t follow the rules, but that doesn’t mean I’m not honored and excited to be receiving the awards. I just don’t get the rules! If you’re anything like me, you are inundated with blogging, reading blogs, commenting, liking, and following links that fellow bloggers take the time to imbed into their posts. I would much rather read your blogs and comment than spend time telling you about me. So – no rules. I just don’t do rules. As always, you want to know something, ask. I don’t think I’ll have too many takers on that. But, I’m not ungrateful. Quite the contrary. I am honored. So if you’ve read this page already, skip to the end. If not, check it out. I’m kind of proud of it.)
August 16, 2012…
WAIT! DON’T GO!
There’s nothing for you to do!
No, no. This is from me to you. NO STRINGS ATTACHED!
The thing is, I’ve been so lucky. I have been nominated for several awards by some of my new blogger friends. I have not participated because, well, as much as I am honored and pleased as punch, no political affiliation intended, I kind of think they are a little repetitive. OK. There. I said it.
Please!!!! Take no offense. Here’s my thinking on the subject of awards. I believe the MAIN REASON for nominating people is to circulate blogs and bloggers, and what better way, really, than to nominate, pingback, acknowledge, and get it all out there.
That is the intent of my AWARDS page. I would like to show my gratitude by presenting you with a “NO STRINGS ATTACHED GRATITUDE AWARD.”
SO FROM ME TO YOU…
To all of you.
The Gratitude Award!
I will try to make this short and sweet. Short because I know we all have so much on our plates, work, home, kids, grand kids, reading blogs, reading books, writing blogs, writing books…But I am grateful to all of you for SHARING your ART, your PHOTOGRAPHY, your STORIES, your FAMILIES, your LIVES.
To my long-time friend, Genevieve. I can’t thank you enough.
Gen is a writer. Her book, Keep Your Ear On The Ball, is a must read book for children, as well as adults. A quick line or two from the book: All of Davey’s classmates are dying to help him. “Let me open that.” “Do you want to hold my hand?” But Davey has one answer for everybody, “Thanks, but no thanks.” Davey is blind.
To Gerry, I want to say thank you for all your sharing. Gerry is on a mission to find Missing People. He is a writer, a musician, a poet, and a groovy kind of guy. (if you don’t believe me, check him out). Just click on the award.
To Cathy G., Many thanks. You do lots of very interesting and creative Family posts. Your crocheted creations are also fun to view. And you’re right in there when it comes to challenges.
Cathy G. also nominated me for this: You can read about this award by clicking on the award itself, but it is basically about posting with a commitment to maintaining integrity, good manners and behavior, as well as exhibiting a rich sense of humor. Thank you, Cathy. I try. :-).
TheRetiringSort, Thanks for the nominations. It took me a while, and it’s not exactly the customary response, but the thanks are heartfelt.
TRS nominated me for this: And this: I am truly honored for this one. I never thought of me or my blog as inspiring. This really tickled me. :-). She is a fabulous photographer with a fantastic sense of humor, and she has a flare for the written word.
Sharechair is an iPad, Kindle, and iPhone enthusiast. Need I say more? A woman after my own heart.
George-b also nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I don’t even know where to start with George. He is a master at blogging. He’s into music – he’s turned me on to Leonard Cohen. If you haven’t heard of him, check him out on YouTube. George is all about art and artists, history and current events. A most interesting gentleman. Thank you, George. For the nomination and the plethora of posts. Happy bicycling :-).
Well, I said it was going to be short and sweet. Guess I missed the boat on that one.
The following are people in the bloggisphere that I, ah, follow. I spend a lot of time checking these blogs out and if I were paid for my time, I’d be a millionaire. But, ya know what? I’ve been made richer, in other ways, because of them.
To all of those that nominated me – if y’all got this far, I thank you.
IF YOU FIND AN ERROR OR WISH TO BE TAKEN OFF THIS LIST, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I’LL EDIT ACCORDINGLY. :-). IF I OMITTED ANYONE, MY APOLOGIES. :-(.
To all of you that have enriched my life, Here’s lookin’ at you…
P.S. I know that one of the requirements for accepting awards is that the nominee answer a number of questions. If there’s anything you really need (not!) to know or are curious about, just ask. I think I’ve made this short and sweet enough. :-).
To Cathy, @ Comments to Cathy, I thank you, dear. Your blog is both heartwarming and fun. I’m happy I inspired you and I’m glad to have met you. Your award is fabulous! 🙂