Harriet, from ‘I Am Harriet‘ kindly bestowed this cool award on me: “Life is Grand”.

I’m supposed to list 5 reasons why I think that Life is Grand and then pass it on to 5 people.

  1. I was blessed with a beautiful Miracle Girl who is turning into a beautiful Princess Nagger. πŸ˜‰
  2. I’ve met so many wonderful friends through blogging.
  3. Currently it’s 59 degrees and sunny – in spite of what the Groundhog predicted earlier this week…
  4. Tomorrow it might hit mid-60’s and will be sunny again.
  5. Today Papa came to visit the Princess Nagger and looks great in spite of his ailing health.

See the end of this post for who I’m passing this on to… πŸ˜‰

Next up is this Lovely Blog Award:

I was given the One Lovely Blog Award by two wonderful bloggers – Megan @ INfertile Myrtle. she is a sweetheart, and if you haven’t checked out her blog, you really should!

I also received it from Chris from The Mommy Journey. She always has something fun going on over at her blog, if you haven’t checked her out, you should!

The Rules for this one are that there are no rules. Woohoo! (Sorry, Chris, I know you stipulated some rules, but I’m opting to go with Megan’s take on the ‘no rules’ bit…*grin!*)

So, moving onnext is a Friendship Award:

I received this beautiful award from Lydia at On the Verge: Confessions of a Madwoman – just in time for Valentines Day! Lydia’s blog is so much fun to visit – there’s always something going on over there, sometimes I can’t keep up! LOL! She is a definite ‘must read’ (and ‘must play’) for me, check her out! πŸ˜‰

The award comes with the following instructions:

These blogs 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.

See the end of this post for who I’m passing this on to… πŸ˜‰

Next Up – Honest Scrap:

I received the Honest Scrap Award from Melissa at ‘Life With Two‘. She has a delightful blog I really enjoy visiting – you will, too! πŸ˜‰

Here are the rules for this award:

a) List 10 honest things about yourself – and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep! and

b) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

  1. I have a very bad habit of eating late at night. Not good!
  2. I love when everyone else is asleep in the house and I am the only one up.
  3. When I get a blog award I feel pretty darn special.
  4. When I get another follower, I get all giddy inside.
  5. I also get excited and giddy when people leave me comments.
  6. I could sit for hours reading other peoples blogs…and sometimes I do! πŸ˜‰
  7. I’m really shy when I meet new people…but once I get to know them, they think I’m pretty crazy… πŸ˜‰
  8. I am such a ‘morning person’ – hubby and Princess Nagger are not.
  9. I like chocolate but don’t love it.
  10. I love to go camping and fishing – pretty much anything outdoorsy.

Who am I going to pass this Honest Scrap to? Check the end of this post… πŸ˜‰

And so now we come to Tags

I am so behind on tags… Last month Elizabeth from ‘A Nut in a Nutshell‘, one of my very first bloggy friends, tagged me with ‘7 Random Things about Yourself’, and a couple of weeks ago (or more) I got tagged with it again by ‘Life is…all about Lifelong Learning‘. Then My favorite Firefly from FireflyShop and FireFly Thoughts tagged me today, another one of my very first bloggy friends…she tagged me with one that asks for 20 Random Things…sheesh! I don’t know if I can keep people’s interest with 7 Random things, let alone 20, but I’ll give it a try… πŸ˜‰ And apparently they’re things that ‘you must always remember’. I really don’t expect you to remember…in fact, if you forget shortly after reading this, I’d probably prefer that! πŸ˜‰

20 Random things about ME:

  1. Calla lily is my favorite flower.

  2. I hate the smell of the rose hand cream from Avon.

  3. I can cross my eyes then uncross them one eye at a time.

  4. I tried out for cheer leading when I was in high school, but didn’t make it because I was too shy to ‘yell’ during my cheer presentation.

  5. I was Homecoming Princess in High school.

  6. I met my hubby online 11 (almost 12) years ago.

  7. I abbreviate everything and make up my own new words all the time.

  8. I am slightly obsessive compulsive. Actually more than slightly.

  9. My natural hair color is a (dirty) blond, but I make it lighter. πŸ˜‰

  10. I have to have my morning cup of coffee to start the day…then I switch to Vanilla Coke in the afternoon.

  11. I smile 99% of the time…drives some people nuts. I tell them it keeps people guessing what I’m up to, or that I’m lazy because it takes less muscles to smile than frown.

  12. I have a quick wit and a unique sense of humor – I like to keep people on their toes.

  13. I think I should have incorporated some of those 10 things in the list above to make this a little less painful to finish.

  14. I get sidetracked a lot. I’ll start one thing then start something else until I have several things going at once until I figure it’s best to finish what I started and work my way through to the end. I call it multitasking. πŸ˜‰

  15. I’m eternally optimistic. My dad told me it’d get me in trouble some day…I’m still waiting.

  16. Sheesh! I have to think up 5 more things? Ha! Now only 4…

  17. I tend to be mischievous – my brother and I used to try to get our sisters in trouble when we were growing up, but our plans always seemed to backfire on us.

  18. I still tend to be mischievous, so watch out… πŸ˜‰

  19. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes – though I rarely follow the recipe verbatim.

  20. WooHoo! I made it to 20… Now you can just forget everything you just read and move on…I’ve told you too much already. πŸ˜‰

OK, that’s enough for today…I’ve been spending way too much time trying to get this done so I can go do some catch-up! πŸ˜‰

There are so many bloggers who deserve all the wonderful awards, and I could list a bazillion of them, but I think I’ll limit it to 5 10 15 21 just to keep it simple. If you already have any of these awards, do with it what you want…if you have some and not others, there ya go…now you can add some more to your stockpile. If you have none of the above awards, congratulations, you’ve just hit the jackpot! πŸ˜‰ If you’re one of those people that hate getting awards ‘cuz they’re too much work and you’re not happy that your name is on the list, I have only two words for you… ‘Bite Me’. (snicker!) If you want to play along with the Tag, knock yourself out. Enjoy, have fun, good luck!

I just want to say THANK YOU again to those that have bestowed the awards to me – and I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a few, so I apologize for that. If you sent me an award and I missed it, please feel free to email me and nag me about it, and I’ll get it posted as soon as humanly possible. πŸ˜‰ So without further ado, here is my list of ‘Award Winners’ (in no particular order):

  1. FireflyShop and FireFly Thoughts
  2. Elle (and Stacy) at Blue Monkey Butt
  3. Megan at INfertile Myrtle
  4. Alicia at Yaya Stuff
  5. Hula at My Secret Blog
  6. Elizabeth at Nut in a Nutshell
  7. Nicole at Juicy Alligator
  8. Julie at Cool Mom Guide
  9. Jenni at Jenni Jiggety
  10. Kristen at La Dolce Vita
  11. Davida at Glue 4 Families
  12. Mrs. Bear at Outnumbered Two to One
  13. Petra at The Wise (Young) Mommy
  14. Keely at The Un-Mom
  15. FoN at Kids and Daiquiris
  16. Casey at Half As Good As You
  17. Stesha at Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha
  18. the RaMbLeR
  19. JAM at JAM’s Own Reality
  20. Insanity Kim at Insanity and Bliss
  21. Lolli at Life is Sweet

If you’re not on the list above, don’t fret – if you’re jonesin’ for an award, email me, I’ll include you because that’s how I roll…I love making people happy…or annoying them…or both! πŸ˜‰

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  1. congrats on all those wonderful awards!!! i met my hubby online too… it will be 14 years ago this coming august! and congrats to all the winners!! πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for the shout out. I’m so bad at posting about the awards too. Congrats to you though, all well deserved. And what’s up with all the smiling, jeez, stop it already, you’re making the rest of us uncomfortable. πŸ˜‰

  3. Oh my gosh, we are so much alike. I can’t even believe it. I love these things and Firefly tagged me too so I’ll be working on that later today and hopefully have it ready by tomorrow! Thank you so much for the awards! I am way behind on mine too. I think it’s universal.

    Thanks, Stacy! And congrats on yours! You totally deserve every last one of them.

  4. Thanks girl!

    I’m really shy when I first meet ppl too…so shy in fact that when we later become friends they have all informed me that their first impression of me is that I’m a *itch. Lol!

  5. @annie kelleher: That’s cool! Something we have in common – meeting our hubby’s online when it wasn’t the ‘in’ thing to do at the time…(grin!!)

    @mrsbear: You’re very welcome, Mrs. Bear! Sometimes it’s so hard to find the time to post the awards, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ See how you are? You’ve got me grinning…can’t stop…aaaaaaaahhhhhhh!! (snicker!)

    @*Just Jen*: LOL! Slightly longer than most of my long-winded posts, wasn’t it? (grin!!) Thanks for your kind words! πŸ™‚

    @blueviolet: LOL! It is cool how we seem to be so much alike…just one question – are you my evil twin or am I yours? (grin!!) Oooh! You got double-tagged! (grin!!) You’re very welcome for the awards – you deserve them! πŸ™‚ At least being behind on the awards is universal…I don’t feel so bad then… πŸ˜‰

    @Yaya: You’re very welcome! πŸ™‚ OH! I get that ‘first impression’ thing, too – they think I’m stuck up or a b*tch because I’m shy…once they get to know me, they can’t figure out for the life of them why they ever thought that… πŸ˜‰

    @Hula’s Secret Blog: HAHAHAHAH! Be careful what you wish for…you have been added to ‘The List’…(insert evil laugh here…) *snicker!*

    Anybody else want to be added to the list? Feel free to raise your hand and leave a comment…I can always modify the list y’know…I’m good like that… (snicker!)

  6. Congrats on all your awards!

    I can’t get over number 3 in the tag – you can cross one eye at a time?!

  7. @Joy: Thanks, Joy! LOL! Yes, I sure can cross my eyes one eye at a time…it freaks people out! πŸ˜‰ And, if the Princess Nagger is acting unreasonably, it seems to make her forget what she was mad/sad about and she succumbs to fits of giggles instead… πŸ˜‰

  8. That was one awesome and LONG post! LOL! Love it! I wouldn’t mind being added to the list. Heehee! πŸ™‚

  9. Congrats on the awards, they’re very well-deserved! I get sidetracked a lot too, I often stand in front of the fridge or cupboard and wonder why the hell I opened it. Thanks for including me in the list!

  10. What a post! πŸ™‚ And a list! πŸ™‚ Congrats on so many fun/wonderful awards and tags! I always like seeing who gets the award. It’s a great way to get introduced to new bloggers!

  11. WooHoo!! I feel SO special!! Thank you Thank you!

    Ok, just warning you…we have SOooo much alike that I will be copying ‘some’ of your posts. Can’t use the blond thing though. πŸ˜‰
    Hmmmm, I am pretty sure I am NEVER shy either, can’t cross my eyes, didn’t meet hubby online,never-ever tired out for cheer leader-although I’m absolutely positive if I had, I would never have a problem ‘yelling’ during presentation (instead I would have tripped and broken my leg or something…very uncoordinated).

    Darnit! Looks like I will have to come up with more than I thought.. ROFL!! You will just have to come see my list to pick out our similarities. πŸ˜‰

    I am ALWAYS way behind on my blogging even though Hubby would NEVER believe it cause he says I’m in blogland ALL the time.

    Congrats to YOU on all your awards!! and Thanks again!

    (guess since it is 1:40am and I’m the only one awake -I love this but suppose I better try to get a little sleep -I will work on this post tomorrow)

  12. @Lolli: LOL! Thanks, Lolli! πŸ™‚ Your wish is my command – you’ve been added to THE List! πŸ˜‰

    @Casey: Thank you very much, Casey! It’s good to know I’m not alone in my sidetracked state…LOL!! You’re very welcome! πŸ˜‰

    @Young Momma: Thanks so much, Young Momma! πŸ˜‰ It is a great way to meet new bloggers, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰ Glad to see you back! πŸ™‚

    @RaMbLeR: LOL RaMbLeR! You crack me up! I thought we might have some things in common… πŸ˜‰ Oh, I can SO relate – for how far behind I am in blogging, my hubby also thinks that’s impossible since I am on my computer, laughing at the screen, typing almost non-stop…LOL!!! I’m really looking forward to reading your list! πŸ˜‰

  13. Awwww–how sweet are you? Love the awards! You are such a sweetheart to play by the rules and pass them on to so many great bloggers out there! THANK YOU!

  14. Whoa! You’ve been busy collecting awards. Great job with the post and congratulations.

    Couple things stand out for me and I think I need a follow up post (or if you’ve posted before, send me there!)

    1. You like chocolate but don’t love it. – Explain yourself girl!
    2. Met your husband on-line. – I need a little more details than that!

    BTW… thanks for passing on the award, I’m honored!

  15. @Firefly: Thanks, Firefly! And you’re very welcome…you deserve them! πŸ˜‰

    @Nicole: LOL! Thanks, Nicole! And you’re very welcome, you GREAT blogger, you! πŸ˜‰

    @Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short): LOL! Yes, they sort of got a little backlogged… πŸ˜‰ Thanks very much! πŸ™‚

    Love it that you need some clarification on a couple of things…heh, heh! Number 1 I’ll address on my Random Tuesday post – thanks for giving me something to write about! (grin!)

    And Number 2 was just now addressed in my latest post, Segment 4 of my Journey to my Miracle Baby…it’s a long read, but worth it! πŸ˜‰

    You’re very welcome for the awards – you deserve them! πŸ™‚

  16. Thanks, Stacy. I get behind on posting and commenting on the weekends so I’m just reading this. I’ll get started on this and hopefully, post it within the next few days.

    BTW, congrats on all your awards!


  17. congrats to you Stacy you deserve all of those awards! Thank you for passing them on to me!

  18. Alrighty! Again, I’ll come back for this once I’m awake. LOL I’m about to fall asleep at my keyboard. :0P

  19. Awe thanks Lady! I’m technically stupid so I can’t figure out how to post them on my blog right now, but tomorrow I will try again. I’ve had a two healthy glasses of wine tonight, so I don’t think that’s helping my technical stupidness.

    I’ve never gotten an award before so I’m excited! Unless you count that time I took second place in my piano recital when I was ten. There were only three of us competing ‘tho, so I don’t really count that.

    You rock!!! πŸ™‚

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