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Sunday, November 14, 2010

An unexpected award......

  I feel so honored to be picked for the Stylish Blogger Award by my friend, Deb,  over at Jeremiah 29:11. Deb's blog is an inspiration to many bloggers.

 I know a lot of you think awards are corny, but to me this lets me know that someone noticed my blog. I do appreciate it so much!

  I am supposed to share seven things about myself. Ummmm... most of you already know a lot of this, but I will try to add some new things you might not know.

1.  First, and foremost, I am a cancer survivor. That's the reason this blog was created in May 2008. I had nearly half of my tongue replaced with a part of my forearm. They even took the main vein from my wrist to my elbow for the blood supply in my tongue. All of this in my archives. I sort of consider myself a walking miracle, or rather a talking miracle! I was talking by the 9th day after surgery!

2.  I have been married for 39 years. We were set up on a date in college by a mutual friend to see The Lettermen. It went from there. We have 2 wonderful children, Emily - 36, and Cody - 33, and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

3. I grew up sewing. My mom taught me to sew and piece quilt tops. I entered one in the 4-H show in 8th grade and won 1st place.

4.  In college, I was a summer missionary for two summers. One summer was spent in Colorado, and the other summer was spent in Washington state around Seattle. It was a big learning experience for me. I had never been anywhere!

5.  I have a collection of Roman Seraphim Classic angels - the 12". I love them. Just looking at them always gives me a feeling of calmness. I believe in angels. (Two of my favorites.)

6.  As far as foods, I am pretty flexible, and love many different types of foods. I will tell you this. If I go to a different restaurant, before I order, I ask them if the food has any bell pepper in it. I cannot stand bell peppers cooked in foods. Gag! 

7.  Even though I love all holidays, I totally love the Christmas season. I have always said that no one should have to work during the month of December. LOL Now that I'm retired, I still don't have enough time to do all the things I would love to do, but at least I don't have the stress of working and trying to participate in Christmas festivities. I love seeing the kids faces when they open presents. It's just a sweet, sweet time for me, and I try to enjoy every minute that I can. I could go on and one, but I won't.

 Thanks again, Deb. Now I am supposed to name some blogs for this award. This is really hard as some of the ones I like the most have just received the same award.  I also know some blogs don't accept awards, so I'm just going to name some blogs that have inspired me in many ways. If you want to take the Stylish Blogger Award button, then please do and pass it on.

A Gathering of Thoughts
Baby Girl's Observations
The Gazebo House
Shabby Cats and Roses
The Painted Garden
Bessie Mary
La Sewista!
My Devotional Thoughts


Deb said...

You are so very welcome. You're so faithful to come over and comment on my blog and respond to prayer requests....I felt you so deserved the award!! In His Love...Deb

Christie Cottage said...




Congratulations for receiving you award :-)


From the Kitchen said...

How did I miss the fact that you lost your sweet dog? I'm so sorry! We've been through that loss twice: Cooper at 14 and Argos at 11. They were wonderful dalmatians. Now Oliver has joined us and he's wonderful too. We debated over adopting another dal but, in the end, felt such an empty spot in our hearts and home that we went for it.

Although I don't accept blog "awards", I think they are very nice and do show a great degree of caring. I'm just unreliable in passing them on.