Friday, February 19, 2010

Awards for You! (Many, many of you...)

Why am I giving out three awards at once? Because I am incompetent, that's why. My brain is like the Bermuda Triangle of technological information, one moment a glimmer of understanding is there and then it's gone. Let's here it for the inept!

It took me forever to catch on to this whole awarding process. Not a good thing if you are trying to establish yourself in the blogging world. Please forgive the stockpiling. I'm learning, albeit slowly...

Look!! The Happy 101 Award. The Honest Scrap. The Picasso or From Me To You... (Thank you, thank you, thank you, mac computer for cooperating at last.) I have a nervous tick and gallstones, but I finally got them on the page. Aren't they beautiful? Tell me they're beautiful. (Lie if you have to.) Maybe my presentation isn't perfect with the awards all crowded at the top, but it's the content that's important. Right? Right?!

(Sorry. I'm hanging on by a very thin thread here.)

I love the Happy 101 award. I received it from the awesome Kristen at Take It As It Comes. Thank you, Kristen. You are a blooger-extraordinaire!

Here are 10 quick things that make me happy.

1. The fact I got the Happy 101 Award on my screen correctly. A small victory, I know, but I'm proud of it.
2. Blogging. I am constantly impressed by the creative, talented, gracious people that I've met here at Blogger.
3. Anytime my husband laughs. (I love this man something fierce.)
4. Good books.
5. The Pacific Northwest... I am and will always be a Portland girl at heart.
6. Libraries.
7. People who like me. I'm usually surprised and delighted when they do.
8. My beautiful kids.
9. The beach. Any beach.
10. Daniel Craig.

Okay, here's the excellent part of receiving an award. Passing it on. This Happy 101 Award goes to some of the bloggers who make me happy. Thanks for your consistently outstanding posts!!

Shelley at Stories In the Ordinary
Christine at Christine's Journey
Stephanie at Chronicles of a Novice Writer
Kristin Rae at Kristin Creative - A Writer's Journey To Becoming An Author
Courtney at Southern Princess
Crystal at Art By Crystal Cook
Lindsey at Dangerous With A Pen

Anne at Piedmont Writer gave me the Picasso Award. She has a way with words. Not only is Anne an outstanding writer, she leaves the best comments. You need to visit her blog. It's well worth the trip!

My 7 random facts-
1. I'm not a fan of the dark.
2. I have four boys, two girls.
3. I enjoy historical novels set in Scotland.
4. I need glasses, but my dog broke mine.
5. I love outgoing people.
6. Flying scares the crap out of me.
7. I like baseball.

The new recipients of the cheerful flowers are:

Corra at From the Desk Of A Writer
Christi at A Torch In the Tempest
Kristen at Take It As It Comes
Julie at Silver Linings
Sarah at Falen Formulates Fiction
Nicole at One Significant Moment At A Time
Anissa at Anissa Off the Record

Last, but not least, in the award philobuster... The revered and beloved Honest Scrap. I received this award from Christine at Christine's Journey, Nicole at One Significant Moment At A Time, and Kristen at Take It As It Comes. If I were more demented than I am, I would stalk these ladies, but as things stand, I only follow them on a daily basis at their blogs. Join me and be amazed by their greatness.

(But first, Ten Truths about me)

1. I have issues with fear.
2. I'm shy.
3. Spring is my favorite season.
4. My kids are smarter than I am.
5. I play a mean game of Boggle.
6. I don't handle stress well.
7. I lost my skirt once in a conga line.
8. I love Italian opera.
9. I'm sentimental.
10. I don't like being alone.

Now here are some really interesting people! I'm eager to learn more about them so I'm sending The Honest Scrap their way.

Lisa Marie at Confessions Of A Writing Mama
Jenn Chandler at Woolgatherings
Elle at Elle Strauss
Karyn at Karyn's Blog
Jemi Fraser at Just Jemi
Denise at Denise Grover Swank
Anne at Piedmont Writer

I'm going to burn up my keyboard visiting all these blogs!

But first, I think I'll take a nap. I'm exhausted and my frontal lobe hurts. Thanks for wading through this post. My next challenge is linking the sites I mention in my blog so my readers can just click and go... (Linking, linking, you are an impressive opponent, but you will not prevail!)

Thanks for the patience and encouragement!


  1. Aww Roxy, thanks so much for the award! If you didn't have it already, I'd turn around and hand it right back to you! Glad we're blog buddies. :)

  2. Aw, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I doubt you're inept highly, but the Bermuda triangle description seriously cracked me up.

    I think fear is a big issue for most of us. Thank heaven for good friends and this lovely writerly community to get us past it!

    I love Italian opera too! Well, I love all kinds of opera. It is what I majored in. Well, performing them anyway. ;) Sorry for the rambling comment.

  3. Roxy, you are the sweetest! Your comments always brighten my day. Thank you for the award. :)

  4. Thank you for the award, it was so nice of you! I am soooo with you in regards to hatin' on flying *shudder*

  5. Roxy, you are a sweetheart. Thank you so, so much for my award! :) I love your blog, by the way - it's so cheery and beautiful.

  6. Thanks for the award! You lost your skirt in a conga line? I love it! That has to go into a story somewhere.

  7. Thank you most graciously for your compliments. And for the Honest Scrap Award. I've been secretly coveting that one for awhile now.

    Flying scare the crap out of me too, and I love the beach. Any beach.

  8. Congrats to you for your well-deserved awards and everyone else. Historical novels in Scotland, yeah, that's good stuff.

  9. Thank you so much!!! I just got your message and wanted to wander over and type a big huge THANK YOU!!! Well deserved on those three awards to you and congrats :) Enjoy your weekend! I'll post this award, a link to your site and my ten things on March 01 :)

    Thanks again,
    Jen xxoo

  10. PS: Don't know if I have anything as exciting as losing a skirt in a conga line, but I'll try ;) That's hilarious!


  11. Hi Roxy! Thank you so much for the award! I came over here and couldn't believe that I was not already a follower... whattheheck!?!?! How did I mess that up? :/ You always leave such lovely comments and when I visit your blog, I visit from my "favorites" instead of blogs I'm following (my favorites are just easier to find, all there in a neat little row). Anyway... my mammoth error has been fixed. :) My apologies. I blame the sinus infection. :)

    I don't like to fly either (fortunately I hardly ever go anywhere lol). Love the conga line part. Too funny! I have to say, I'm very impressed that you ever get to blog at all with 6 kids! I find it difficult sometimes with just 2... :)

  12. Thanks for the thanks, guys. I'm having one of those great Sally field moments right now, "They like me, they really like me!" I'll keep this tucked away for those days when I'm feeling low. I love you and respect guys. I really do. Each one of you is so amazing--you don't know the amount of good you do for others just by being who you are.

    Nisa-- I was a Vocal Performance Major! (I studied bel canto for years and I'm a dramatic soprano) But then, I realized that singing in front of people almost scared me as much as flying! What were your favorite arias to perform? Did you sing in German and French, too? Write me back sometime and tell me.

    Jenn-- We'll all miss your posts. Your blog is a beacon to those who read it. You're just very special, and I hope you have a wonderful break.

  13. Thank you so much for the Picasso Award!! I love Boggle, too. Wanna play sometime? :)) lost your skirt in a conga line??? You have GOT to share that story one of these days!

    It's so great to get to know you better through your lists and your awesome writing!

    Have a great weekend~
    ((hugs)) Nicole

  14. Aw, thank you Roxy! And congrats on your awards!!

    I'll get this posted on my award page immediately (with a link back to you) then announce it officially later in the month.

    Have a great weekend!!

    Corra :)

    from the desk of a writer

  15. Thanks so much Roxy! I love your blog and all that stuff I learned about you was just too fun. And I must admit that my kids are smarter than me too and they're just little!
    Honestly, I really, really enjoy your blog and think you are one of the sweetest bloggers out there :)

  16. Thank you!! You're a sweetie!

    Like a few of the others, I'd love to hear the whole skirt/conga line story :)

  17. Congratulations on all your awards and yes, they look very pretty indeed. And so do your books on the sidebar. Love it! Love those luxurious spines behind which lie the wonder of words. It took me a long time to figure out how to link. I was a true blogging moron for the first year of my blogging life.

    Great blog!!

  18. awww thank you so much!!! you rock!

  19. Congratulations on all of your awards!

    I love getting blog awards, but they're a lot of pressure. Then I have to be creative about accepting them because I have a specific format for my posts, and doing what the awards request works against this format.