Monday, February 15, 2010

Can You Say, "THREE-PEAT?!!"

Seriously, I can REALLY get used to this "winning thing!"  Man, it's great, isn't it?  Well, believe it or not, I've once again been tagged with an award, and I'm pretty sure this one's my favorite!  Isn't he cute?  I LOVE HIM, and he's so timely with the Oscars coming up, don't you think?

Anyway, as if I don't gush enough about the awesome Kelly at Kellyansapansa, I'm about to continue the "love-fest," as she is the gracious bestower of this tremendous Blogie Award to me!  I'm actually a little relieved to see that Kelly still thinks I'm cool, because I've been singing her praises so much lately, I was a little worried she'd be issuing me restraining orders, not awards!  Maybe because she feels she's at a safe enough distance (Australia!!), she can take the chance on this potential stalker! (Really, Kelly, I promise I'm not!)

But in all sincerity, thanks so very much, Kelly, not only for the award, but for all of your tremendous support and encouragement.  I'm so glad I found you and your terrific, pretty blog!

Speaking of terrific blogs, now I get to tag three more that I love!  Man, this is a tough call.  I've spent the last week or so vigorously perusing the blogosphere, and I'm so amazed with the amount of beautiful, well-written sites out there!  I'm following so many of you now, not only because I love reading what you have to say, but also because I'm learning so very much from you!  You all, to use my favorite word, ROCK!! Ok, I've decided to go with these, and I'll explain why:

The Dogged Pursuit of Happiness:  Like Kelly did for me, I'm tagging this blog for the second time, but I REALLY love it. Stasha is a brilliant (literally, she has a genius IQ!), thoughtful writer and I just can't get enough of her beautiful site.  She had the audacity in her lastest post to apologize to her readers for not writing more often.  Truth be told,  she really doesn't need to write more than she does!  Just ONE of her posts will "fill you up" for the week!  Promise!

Using 100 Words When 10 Would Suffice:  Dana is, literally, the answer to a prayer.  She is the wife of my husband's childhood friend.  I've never met her, and she owed me NOTHING, but she was the very first of my non-relative-nor-supportive-friend-base to offer me tremendous encouragement on my writing.  As you know, beginning a blog can be terrifying, and her amazing emails to me made me want to keep trying.  For that alone, I would recommend ANYTHING of hers, but the truth is, her blog is FANTASTIC! She's on an incredible, cathartic journey, and she describes it so well that you immediately want to become her cheerleader (and follower!).

Music Oasis:  OK, full disclosure, this is my brother-in-law's brand new blog!  He is a crazy genius when it comes to all things music (especially that of the 70's an 80's), and someone finally convinced him to write it all down in a blog and share it with the rest of us!  I think you'll really enjoy it! By the way, he also does a FANTASTIC impersonation of my crabby, Irish Dad!

So, there it is!  I'll close by repeating what I know I've said too many times before on these pages:  I'm just loving this journey I'm on with you!!  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for reading my loooong stories, and posting your kind, thoughtful comments underneath.  Maybe one day I'll be a good enough writer to express just how very much it all means to me!

Ok, enough of that!  Think I'll go put on a formal gown, don some fancy, rhinestoney jewelry and find someplace that's got a red carpet which I can stroll down!!

Thanks for Reading!!

39 comments:

Kellyansapansa said...

Don't roll up the red carpet just yet:

http://kellyansapansa.blogspot.com/2010/02/when-life-gives-you-lemons.html

Now I'm worried that you'll be taking out a restraining order on ME!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Congrats ;) I'm off to check out your recommendations now.

Sarah said...

Congrats.. thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll have to check out your recommendations.

Lynne said...

You're a nut :) Love your blog. I'm now a Follower.

rxBambi said...

congrats on your award :)
looking forward to checking out your choices as well

blueviolet said...

Congratulations on your award!!! It really is a cute one!

Gucci Mama said...

Congrats on the award! Off to check out your links!

GregoryJ said...

Congratulations, Joan
It is a handsome award.
Good for you.

Kelly is so nice.

Gorilla Bananas said...
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JenJen said...

Fun!

KathyB said...

So nice of you to post Bryan's blog link! Thanks hon. He said you helped him out today with questions he had too. You're awesome!
Congrats on your adorable award! I think you out to break out that gorgeous white tuule dress for the red carpet. :) I always loved that one.

Yankee Girl said...

Congrats on the award! I love getting awards but always stress out about who to pass them on to because I love so many blogs!

Christine said...

HOLY SHMOKERS!!! Congrats... ;o)

Laurie said...

Hey Anything, Congratulations!! Well deserved :-)

I want to thank-you for being such a loyal and very, very sweet "commenter" on my blog. I appreciate it so much!

I'm off to check out those three blogs ...

Eva Gallant said...

Congrats on the award.

...Mrs.P! said...

Just letting you know I've given you an award on my blog too...
http://astudyincontradictions.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-award-2-honest-scrap.html

Corinne said...

Congratulations! Off to check out those blogs!

So glad to have found your blog, it's fab!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Keep up the good work sister Joan.

God bless you, Ron

tattytiara said...

Well congratulations my dear!

Kimberly said...

I am stopping by your blog, and now following. I hope you will stop by and see me too.

Mercy said...

Your stories are interesting, that is why people keep giving you awards. Keep 'em coming.

Matthew said...

Nice work all 'round. :)

lifeshighway said...

Congrats! that award would make a handsome yard art statue.

Getting My Words Out said...

Joan, Congratulations and thank you...I think I'm out of words right now.

***BETTER TAKE COVER, THE WORLD MUST SURELY BE COMING TO AN END (if I'm out of words!!!)***.

:D

Shana said...

I love your blog! I will be sure to check out these others too. So glad I could make you smile with my post its too!!

MP said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice compliments. I've just been reading you and am loving every word--looks like you, too, have a new follower!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Congrats!. I just love your blog. I'm your brand new follower!
Betty x

Anti-Supermom said...

Congrats - you are getting very popular and well, awarded - I might not be allowed here anymore :)

You deserve all of it, you are a great writer!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Congratulations! Those blogs you mention look really cool! :)

"And so our stories go..." said...

That's great. I'll now check out those other blogs. Thank you.
Mary

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

Congratulations on your award! I will have to go check out those other blogs that you mentioned!

Cid said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer naked man.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Congrats on your award! Thanks for the recommendations!

sierrasmom said...

Hi

Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower!! Itss nice to see someone in the next state over!! Anytime you want a kid fix jsut stop by!!! I am soooo enjoying yur blog!!
Kathie in NY

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your award. I want to check out Bryans blog. I love anything music.

Meg said...

Congrats on your award!

Erin said...

Yay! Congrats! It is well deserved, Joan!! :)

Holly said...

Congrats...these are all new blgos tome...so I must check them out!

Kristin said...

You're on a roll lady! Congrats!

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