Awards and such

Two more stars to put on my tree…

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Three stars! Yippee!

It’s been a challenging week – what with a bad back and extra work. I’m so glad it’s all done and now I can focus on the fun stuff.

Eunice, the best cyber-hugger in the WHOLE WORLD has nominated me little letters to rosa for two more stars! Give yourself a holiday treat and head over to say hello – she can be found at: http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com. I promise it’ll be the best gift EVER!!!

I’d like to nominate the following wonderful bloggers – go ahead, pick up TWO stars this time! Woopeee!

To Lynne at http://freepennypress.wordpress.com for her heartfelt posts. What an amazing gift with words you have!

And to Pauline who has also been suffering with a wrecked back this week. Give her some love, will ya? She can be found at http://paulineknits.wordpress.com.

to Denise at http://justasiamdenise.wordpress.com for taking on blogging, work, art and life. You are an inspiration – you deserve both stars.

to my wonderful poet-friend, Ashi Akira. I hadn’t seen any new posts for over 10 days so I contacted him and found he’d been in the hospital.  Please send him some love. He’s at http://ashiakira.wordpress.com/

to Kim over at http://mouthfulofwords.wordpress.com/ and her sweet babies, all of who have been sick last week. Feel better, soon, okay?

For all of you and others I’ve only begun to get to know, I want to say “thanks”… for your views, comments and good reads. I no longer live in a vacuum. You’ve rehabilitated a hermit and sent me flying into the 21st century!

My love, always.

Sue

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Now, onto business: here is the linkback  for the Blog of the Year 2012’ Awardhttp://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

And here is information on how to pass this award along:

Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

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The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Awardhttp://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

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Need to know more? Check out our FAQ page

And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

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Awards and such

Blog of the Year Award??? Come Again?

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Well, look at that, would you? Imagine my delight when I awoke, loaded my “readers” section and found Eunice over at http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com had listed my little blog (among many, many other wonderful recipients) for this award.

Rosa would’ve been so proud, if a bit clueless as to what all the hullabaloo is about.

So, bear with me as I can’t wait to pass this along… and please know, you’ve all meant a great deal to me this year. Thank you for becoming part of my life and I wish you all the best…

To Lynne at http://freepennypress.wordpress.com for her heartfelt posts. What an amazing gift with words you have!

And just to complete Pauline’s state of chaos, as she really must be “chuffing” (I also nominated her for another award just last night) well… here’s to you, my dear cyber-friend, you are far more than ordinary. I’ve loved seeing some of your country through your lens, your knitting and your words. Thanks so much. You can see her at: http://paulineknits.wordpress.com.

to Denise at http://justasiamdenise.wordpress.com for taking on blogging, work, art and life. You are an inspiration – you deserve both awards (yup, passed one along to her last night, too).

to my wonderful poet-friend, Ashi Akira who always responds to my questions about his country, no matter how foolish and adds such beauty to my day with his incredible Haiku poems. Please tell ’em I said “Hi”. He’s at http://ashiakira.wordpress.com/

to Kim over at http://mouthfulofwords.wordpress.com/ because she simply doesn’t have enough to do, what with raising her babies, writing a script about her distant Irish grandfather, publishing a story in an anthology and writing a blog. Whew, that’s a mouthful right there! And now I’ve gone and added yet another task (umhum, she got an award nod last night).

To my sweet new blogger- daughter, Miss Word Bird at http://spiralbindings.wordpress.com/ because… well… just because she’s pushed through writer’s block all year and came out writing one of the most sophisticated and moving novels and I am so proud…

to El over at http://runningfromhellwithel.wordpress.com/ Even though wordpress won’t let me follow her blog, and only lets me comment on random Tuesdays… let’s hope I’ll be able to today…

For all of you and others I’ve only begun to get to know, I want to say “thanks”… for your views, comments and good reads. I no longer live in a vacuum. You’ve rehabilitated a hermit and sent me flying into the 21st century!

My love, always.

Sue

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Now, onto business: here is the linkback  for the Blog of the Year 2012’ Awardhttp://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

And here is information on how to pass this award along:

Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Awardhttp://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

6 stars image

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of the Year Award 6 star jpeg

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

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Blog of the Year Award 2 star jpeg

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Blog of the Year Award 3 star jpeg

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Blog of the Year Award 4 star jpeg

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Blog of the Year Award 5 star jpeg

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Blog of the Year Award 6 star jpeg

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Need to know more? Check out our FAQ page

And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

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Blog of the Year Award 2 star thumbnail

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Blog of the Year Award 3 star thumbnail

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Blog of the Year Award 4 star thumbnail

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Blog of the Year Award 5 star thumbnail

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Blog of the Year Award 6 star thumbnail

Awards and such

October rains and one lovely award…

October rains have begun, sending autumn colors to the ground. After a too-dry summer, we’re glad for it, glad to know the well is replenished, that I can once again wash with freedom and impunity. Still, the Vermonter in me quivers. A bad omen, this rain, will it be a heavily snowed winter? We’ve lost predictability here. Historical evidence means nothing. Two winters ago we had the heaviest snow on record and a long, dreary, spring followed as we waited for all that snow to melt. Last winter there was nothing. Mild, wonderful and didn’t we all feel entitled?

And as so much of our country’s in drought condition, I rush to say – I wish we could share. Wish I could send these gray clouds scudding your way. I’d gladly give you a bit of our October rain.

Now, onto the next order of business…

I’ve been remiss again, in accepting an award from another, cherished blogger. Lexisnana at http://thekovies.wordpress.com has nominated my little letters to rosa for this…

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Wow. How wonderful and I’m sorry it’s taken me a whole week to respond. Lexisnana probably thinks I’ve dropped off the face of the earth along with my jaw…

Nah, I’m still here. Still loving all the posts from those blogs I follow. I thought I’d break out and seek some new blogs this week, find me some good stories to follow… it was harder than I thought but no less fun.

So, here’s to three bloggers I barely know. Hope to surprise the heck out of them. Maybe this will lift a spirit or two, bring a smile or even an “oh, brother.” Here’s to you, lexisnana and all those blogs listed on my sidebar – please, check them out. Wonderful people all and really, really good reads!

to Nutshells & Mosquito Wings at: http://christinalay.wordpress.com – a beautiful, heartfelt and moving writer. Truly.

to Not in the Mood For Small Talk at http://karron.wordpress.com – great stories and what a snapper- nothing gets by this lady!

to the Thing About Joan at http://thethingaboutjoan.wordpress.com – loved her story about “Charlie.” Loved how she engages her readers with her comments after.

to accept this award, copy the image, nominate three bloggers and let them know about the nomination (with a link back to your site) and tell your reader 7 things about yourself.

Now, onto a few things about little ol’ Sue…

7) I curse like a sailor when I stub my toe.

6) I stub my toe WAY too often

5) I’m an artist/illustrator

4) I have a dear, sweet friend, Laura, who has written a wonderful book, a modern twist on Pandora’s Box. I wish for her good things as she embarks on the exhausting and yet exhilarating process of editing and submitting her manuscript.

3) I love knock knock jokes

2) My grandmother hated knock knock jokes

1) I’m a Vermonter pure and through

I hope you enjoy these bloggers as much as I enjoyed discovering them. Please, give them a shout – and remember to check out the other bloggers I follow. I cherish them all…