Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My First Blog Award(s)!

Before I start, I want to let you know that the entries for the 50 is Nifty CSN Drawing are officially closed now.  The drawing will be held this afternoon at a birthday luncheon with my Mom, daughter and DIL.  Mom will draw the winner and I will post as soon as I can.  Probably won’t be until tomorrow though, as the birthday festivities for today also include drinks with co-workers this afternoon and going out to dinner with Mike and the kids tonight.   Then Friday night will be the sister party, I’ll tell you more about that one later.

Last Friday I was thrilled to be the recipient of not one, not even two, but Three, count them, Three! blog awards!  Since I hadn’t dreamed of ever receiving even one, you can imagine my delight to have 3 different people think of me all on the same day.  The stars must have been in perfect alignment.  (what I should have done was to go right out and play the lottery now that I think of it. Darn, what a missed opportunity!)

Melissa at those northern skies and Veronica from Veronica’s Korner both received and then passed on to me the Trendy Blog award from The Trendy Treehouse.  Hmmm, don’t think I ever thought of myself as trendy….I kind of like it!


And then  Gina over at 3 Ring Cottage received The Versatile Blogger award.   She got to pass it on to 15 bloggers and was ever so kind to include my blog on her list. 

Thank you so much Gina, Melissa, and Veronica.  I love your blogs and I am truly honored that you chose me! 


Of course after getting these awards,  my head got so big I had trouble getting thru doorways.  Every spare moment since then has been spent composing and rehearsing my acceptance speeches. 


(That’s me practicing my speech, almost 40 years ago.  A big kiss to all my fans!)

And of course I went out shopping for the perfect designer gown to wear to the awards ceremony.

What’s that you say?  No ceremony? I don’t even get to do a speech?   Well shucks, what do I get to do?

(This is where she goes back to read the fine print)    

Ok, got it now.  

This is the list of rules that came with the Trendy Treehouse award:

1. To receive this award {Trendy Treehouse} you have to promise to share this with 10 other BLOGS that you think are Trendy too.
2. Post about your award in your blog.
3. List your Top 10 Trendy Blogs.
4. Share with them.
5. Leave a link to the Trendy Blog Button.
6. Tell them they need to give this award out to 10 as well.

Now for the Versatile Blogger Award: 

According to the rules on this one, I’m supposed to now divulge  7 little known facts about myself and pass the award on to 15 bloggers I admire.

Let me see, that's 10 each for the Trendy Treehouse awards, then add 15 more for the Versatile Blogger, that adds up to… what?  is that right? 35 bloggers I need to pass these awards on to .   Wow, I need to really think about who should be on that list.

So let me first go to the fun part where I share some little known facts  more than you ever wanted to know about me.

  1. I have 5 sisters. (no brothers)  There are 7 years between the oldest and youngest. img009-1 (This pic is from 10 years ago, I find that as we get older it’s harder to find pictures of us all together.  As far as I know this is the most current. Check out the look on Mom’s face.  I’m pretty sure one of my sisters goosed her just as the picture was taken)
  2. Of the 6 of us I am a middle child, (#4).
  3. I was born on Mom’s birthday.  Ever since I can remember I have always tried to be the very first person to wish Mom a Happy Birthday on our day.  It’s our special moment.
  4. Growing up you could always find me hiding in the closet or a corner of the basement,  reading.  I used to steal the flashlight and read at night after lights out too.  The school librarian would let me take out 10 books at a time instead of the standard 2.
  5. I don’t cook anymore.  I used to when my children were growing up, but when Mike and I married nearly 10 years ago I cooked one meal for him and managed to have 2 fires erupt while making it.  He decided right then and there to take over the cooking in our household.  ;)
  6. I don’t grocery shop either.  As the cook Mike prefers to pick up his own ingredients.  I don’t mind. ;)
  7. I used to be a Christmas Cookie-aholic.  Not eating, baking.  I would start right after Thanksgiving and bake several batches a day right up to and including Christmas Eve.  I would make like 40 different kinds of cookies and fudge!   I couldn’t stop myself from baking. It would take over my life.   Every year I said I would cut back, but once I started it would snowball from there.  I had to finally quit cold-turkey.  Haven’t baked a thing since.
  8. I know it only called for 7, but this one is a bonus fact.  As part of the deal where Mike does the cooking, I agreed that cleaning the house would be one of my jobs.  Well, I cheat.  Every 2 weeks I have the cleaning fairy stop in for a  visit.  Gives me more time to work on my projects!

There! That was fun, right?

Now back to passing it on.  After much thought,  this is what I have decided to do. 

I’ve met so many wonderful bloggers since I began blogging  that I simply cannot bring myself to choose just 35 and leave anyone out.  So I’ve decided to award all the bloggers I follow since I admire each and every one of them and feel they are all equally award worthy.  I would list them all right here but I can’t figure out how to copy and paste the list from my blogger dashboard (believe me, I’ve tried)!

So. hop on over to my blogger profile page to see if I’m following you and if you’re on the list be sure to grab your award if you wish.  I’ll let you pick which one, and if you want one of each feel free to take both.  If you choose not to take one, that’s ok too.  Especially since so many of you have already received multiple awards.  I’ll be looking forward to reading your acceptance speeches! (Granny J, you know I’m especially looking forward to yours!)

I hope that this is acceptable to the awards committee and not considered cheating. I would so hate to be stripped of my new awards…..

Have a great day! 



  1. gina@3ringcottageMay 19, 2010 at 7:32 AM

    Congratulations! Three at once! You must be doing something right. My husband does all of the grocery shopping too. It's so great.

  2. First, let me wish you a very happy birthday! I hope you have a great day, week, month, year! You deserve it.
    second, I'm not surprised your blog was selected for three awards! The blog world is coming to know and love the Rose I know! You are talented, creative, funny, thoughtful ... do I need to go on?
    Happy Birthday dear friend! Enjoy your day!

  3. Congrat on your awards! So well deserved. And a happy birthday to you also! Hope you have a fun time today with family and friends. I so wish I had a cleaning fairy!

  4. First let me say Happy Birthday to you and I hope you have a wonderful day... sounds like a fun filled day, I am sure you will have a blast and you deserve all the spoiling I am sure you are going to get and how nice that you get to share your special day with your Mother. Have fun my friend.

    Big Hugs, Deb

  5. You are too funny...congratulations!!

  6. Happy Birthday Rose! I love reading your blog, you are such an inspiration to me. :)


  7. So, the big FIVE - OH eh? Happy Birthday my friend. You're such a special lady. I hope you have a great birthday.

  8. I'm not surprised your fifty-year-old eyes missed the fine-print on the awards... I love that pic with you and your sisters and Nana! You're all so pretty!


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