I had a fabulous time on vacation last week. If I was late in getting by your blog, I want you to know why. Apologies. My family and I stayed in Perdido Key, Florida. My parents, brother and his family stayed in Orange Beach. My brother in law, "the Artist" and his family stayed at another location in Perdido Key, so I basically played all up and down the coastline. We had a blast, and of course the week just wasn't long enough. I plan to go back in a few weeks, hopefully to do all the things I ran out of time for.
I do have much to tell, but today I wanted to just run a slideshow of the past week, and use the rest of the week to go into better detail of the who, what , when and where. So, I hope you enjoy the sights....
Sherrie contacted me yesterday to say that I had an award over at her blog. I have become to behind in posting those. Forgive me. I am grateful for each and every thought sent my way, be it a comment, an email and certainly an award. I am always flattered and humbled at the thought that someone else would think of me. That being said, Sherri was kind enough to give me this award. She said that "This is how the award works: This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." How truly kind. I am so appreciative at such a gesture.
The award also ask that I tell 7 "random" Things about me. There probably isn't much I haven't already confessed on my blog. Here goes:
**I classify garage sales. Just a drive by can usually determine if it is worth stopping or what I call a "drive by".
**I have a weakness for bread and cheese. And pasta. And potatoes. Yes starches are my downfall.
**I had three miscarriages in my life. I know that God has a plan far greater than I can ever begin to understand. I feel that through our trials and tribulations we learn greatly about ourselves, lessons that can be beneficial to others.
** Things, or people rather, that get on my nerves- People who brag, people who think they are above someone else, people who are rude. I am here to tell you that good manners are gold in my book.
**I am indecisive and it drives me batty. As Jimmy Buffett would say though, "Indecision may or may not be my problem." I take great stock in what my family and friend think and usually consult with them on decisions, no matter how great or miniscule.
**This, I know, is going to sound cheesy, but from the moment I saw my husband-at the age of 11, I knew I would marry him. I think God laid that upon my heart that very day. I will never forget seeing him and what I felt. How I prayed.
**I believe in ghost and spirits. Not vampires or witches.
And now the awards. I can honestly say that almost each and everyone of these ladies below I correspond with daily, be it email, comments back and forth, even phone calls or letters. I look forward to their visits and feel as though I know them, some I actually have met through blogging. I feel even greater blessed to know these ladies and feel inspired and encouraged by them, their zest for life, their faith and the knowing that it isn't things that make us rich, it is people. I am blessed to call them friends. I know you will feel the same way, just pay a respectful visit to their blog and I am quite certain that you will agree.
Here are the 8 folks that get this award:
2. Karen's Korner.
5. Blondie's Journal
8. Dust Bunny Hostage
Congrats, and to all I hope you have a wonderful week! Come back now, ya here?
And please, be sure to leave me a "roadmap" to your place.
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