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.
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!