Saturday, April 25, 2009

We get to share several awards- Part 1

OK, I'm late, but this is harder than it looks.

When I began writing, I had no other goal than to fill my children in on a bit of what happened before their time. Then I drifted. Today marks my 300 post and sometime today the 10,000 visitor will show up. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate each and every one of you more than you will ever understand.


As promised earlier, today we have two awards to bestow upon several lucky winners.

The Lemonade Stand Award is presented to people with a good attitude or sense of gratitude.
However, it comes with a few rules:

Receipients are asked to:

Post the award on your blog
Nominate 10 other blogs and link to them.
Send some love back to the person who bestowed the award on you by: a/telling them who you gave it to and posting a link to their site.
Let your nominees know that they've received the award.

The first award is a slam dunk. We were originally awarded our Lemonade Stand award by Rebecca Woodhead of From Brain to Bookshelf. Rebecca is a novelist, searching for an agent, as well as Channelling Bunny contributor. Our first award goes to Jean of Renovation Therapy. Jean besides making me laugh continuously and being a crafty and caring person is also a literary agent in search of authors. Make Lemonade you two.

The next lemonade stand award goes to our good buddy Sarte of Advice to my Sons. Sadly, its something of a valedictory award, since he has put his blog on hiatus. Over the past few months he has labored, searching new career opportunities. Having done that myself, I know what a toll it takes. Sarte has risen above his troubles and came out stronger on the other side. His Red Sox passion troubles me though.

Kathy of No Rhyme or Reason has been the most frequent commenter at this site. Like the dunce I am, the few times I searched, I couldn't find her blog. How hard is it you ask? Not very I reply. Through my own fault I have missed a great deal, and now spent too much time catching up. Kathy is also the most inspirational of the contributors to Channeling Bunny.

For best performance in a home building project I award the Lemonade Stand to Kathleen, of House Things I Like. It seems like Kathleen and her family have built then rebuilt their home. They have certainly put me off wanting to build. Kathleen is continually making lemonade, mostly out of contractors.

The award for best food, drink and comfort blog is awarded to Martha of Lines from Linderhof. As Martha knows all too well, I'd rather eat asphalt than my veggies, and I will eat asphalt before laying a tooth into cheese, yet I am addicted to Martha's recipes especially for things I wouldn't touch with a fork. I know Martha will make lemonade, and add just a touch of something I would have never thought of, and it will be memorable. Thank you Martha.

My daughter and I are regular readers of David of Midwestern Malaise. David is the guy rooting through your dust bin, and turning your cast offs to very expensive heirloom pieces, for someone else. His blog is quirky, catty, fun and a great read. My hat is off to David, who BTW is a contributor of Channeling Bunny.

My final Lemonade stand award, for Lemonade, with a splash of sour mash and mint goes to that charming woman who encouraged me when I needed it. New's Reading Wife of Breaking News. She does annoy hell out of me when she so subtly adds, oh I was thinking of you as my credit card came out at.... perhaps I am Indian giving, but too bad.

There are approximately 15 other of my favorite blogging friends I would wish to award, but I know they are bombed with awards and cringe at the thought of any more. Mrs. Blanding, Ms Mindless, MOTR, Hovey sisters, Chris the Easy and Elegant.

Additional, part 2 is coming up. My regifting of the Your Blog is Fabulous Award. Not to worry, your time is coming.



Mrs. Blandings said...

So many of my favorite, regular reads here, too, and now some new ones to check. Not the first time I've been noted for being "bombed" in public.

Renovation Therapy said...

Aww! You are too sweet. Tell your wife to give you a good old goose for me.

After dealing with the trauma of moving my blog to a self-hosted site and attending a convention, I'm just getting caught up with all the other blogs I follow.

Hope all is well and that your Spring is full of flowers.

Renovation Therapy said...

OMG Just clicked through to Channeling Bunny. LOVE IT.

Kathy said...

I loved your response when you acknowledged your Lemonade Stand award. I too am flattered and grateful. And now challenged--if company's coming, I better get busy! Thanks for your kind words. I'll try to live up to them.

David said...

I'm honored Sir! Honestly I didn't know I had regular readers, I thought I had infrequent visitors. I need to get better about posting.

That said, there's an event tonight, and I'm working on a monster post (for me anyway) on a particular interior that has broadsided me with it's fabulosity. If I'm not exactly timely with my award duties it's not that I'm not interested or honored, just full.

Martha said...

Toad, I am so honored. In fact, I'm speechless. And that doesn't happen very often!

Rebecca Woodhead said...

Great post Toad. I'm going to hop along to all of them and see where the awards end up.


Sartre said...

Thank you, Toad. I'll continue to stop by. Reading was always more fun than writing anyway.

kathleen said...

Thanks, Toad. You are very kind.

News Readin' Wife said...

Oh, Toad! Many thanks. I enjoy spending time in your blogging neck of the woods. Always a fun read.

And I sincerely apologize if a fine gentlemen's haberdashery inspires thoughts of you. There are worse things, you know. *wink*

Should you ever make the trip to Bristol - we expect a call and a scheduled time for cocktails.

Thanks, again.