"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." ~ Dame Agatha Christie

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Ray of Sunshine ends a Cloudy Week

This has not been one of my best weeks of 2010.  I am trying quite hard to get well after being exposed to several sick people last weekend (one had strep throat) and so have muddled through in spite of the aches, upset stomach and sinus headaches.  No cards made; minimal writing done on TGAN; bare bones cleaning and cooking; no laundry...the best part (until now) of my week has been that I continued my perfect attendance streak at work by not calling in even though my body said "stay in bed".  The weather hasn't helped as it has been dreary, cold and wet much of the week.

Then, I open up my blog to post a review of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol and what do I find?

I got this really cool award from my friend Beverly over at GottHeartArt!  I feel a bit like I won the lottery!  She and I met shortly after Hurricane Katrina sent me back home to D/FW from New Orleans.  The stamping group we met through is now defunct, but we clicked from almost the first day we met--and I feel Blessed to call her a friend.  Thanks for my first blog award, Beverly!

If I understand how this works (and if I get it wrong, blame the headache LOL), I am to list ten of my favorite things and then pass the award to five people who inspire me...

1)    Chocolate--tied for #1 with coffee (there's a reason my avatar has a coffee cup LOL)
2)    Reading--my TBR mountain has over 500 very eclectic titles
3)    Writing--even if it sometimes slogs along at a snail's pace, I can no longer imagine life without writing
4)    Cardmaking and stamping--and crafting in general, especially eco-crafting
5)    Mexican food--I love food in general, but Tex-Mex has my heart ;-)
6)    Research--sounds crazy, but I must have been a librarian in at least one former life
7)    "Green" living--not as green as I want to be, but hope springs eternal; it is a passion
8)    The History Channel/History International--that's what reality TV means to me
9)    Star Wars--tied with Lord of the Rings; I have probably 75% of the movies' dialogue memorized
10)  Vintage 40's (before me, but not by much LOL) and 50's decor (see #7 above); ADORE thrift stores

And now to my Awardees (in alphabetical order)...these ladies' blogs are awesomely inspiring to me as a writer, as a reader, as a crafter, as a "greenie"--I wish I could award more ;-)


  1. Wow, thanks!! This definitely brings a smile to my face, nothing better to beat off Aunt Flo with! ;)

    I'm so glad that something that makes me so happy brings a little happiness to you as well!

  2. Oh my goodness! I've been admiring this little cupcake award! It's such a nice, sweet award and a very high compliment that you passed it along to me. I enjoyed reading about you. Thank you so much!