The Morning After Awards

Monday, January 17, 2011

I needed to do something this morning to keep my mind busy. I know, “I’ll clean out my closet.” I’m sorry to hoard these things but I hate having to pick just a few people. I also know when we read, “Take it, it is for everyone,” no one does. But before we get to the cleaning of the closet…

I want to hand out a sincere, huge, warm fuzzy, THANK YOU. The comments left on my last post made my heart beat brighter. I still cannot write about my stress as of yet, I’m in a holding pattern but thank you each and everyone for your thoughts. Keep praying though I need that right now.

In reverse order of receiving, first this award. (By the way, these first two came with no rules!)

I received this from the lovely Summer @ My Inner Fairy. I love Summer, she has been a real shoulder for me. I am also still waiting on a picture of her using that HUGE feather pen she got Christmas. Thanks Summer and I’m holding the forwarding of this until another date. I don’t need that much to do. Smile

Next, the wonderful Ms. Yvonne @ Welcome to my World of Poetry passed this to me. Yvonne is one of my oldest and dearest followers. I don’t know what I would do without our conversations and hopes of one day sharing a slide. Thank you Yvonne, you inspire me too.

I pass this on to:

Shannon @ Green Monkey Tales, a kindred spirit she and I. Her thought process inspires me.
Tracy @ My Thoughtful Spot, her pure heart and outlook on the world gives me hope.
Tammy @ Message in a Bloggle: The Art of Being Broken, her randomness just has to bring a smile.
Roland @ Writing in the Crosshairs, we all know Roland and he is what I aspire to write like one day. Such vivid pages he presents.
Coreen @ Velvet over Steel, she spreads such inspiration this has to be given to her. A truly huge heart.
DL Hammons @ Cruising Altitude, what a sense of humor! And he is having a “Significant Other” fest. Check it out.

My last award was presented to me by two people and it has rules.

1. Thank and link back to the person that awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

I received this first from The Blogger Formerly Known As. I’m relatively new to her blog but I love what I have read so far. Thank you immensely for thinking of me.

Then I received this from Alex @ Breakfast Every Hour. Such personal, heart felt writing he does. I truly enjoy his blog and hope you will too. Thank you Alex.

Seven things about me:

1. I cannot sleep more than 7 hours in a night and that is a long night.
2. If solicitors do call my house and have a call back number, I call them back, ask them fifty questions and inform them,“The next fifty will be from my attorney.”
3. I love fuzzy things.
4. My house is haunted, the spirit has a sense of humor and I like it.
5. I’m not yet wishing for spring. I still remember the so-called, “Tranquil Gardening” I did last spring.
6. I remember watching the original Star Trek as a kid and was amazed at the big screen on the helm where you could talk to the Federation back on earth, now I have Skype. Makes me feel like a fossil.
7. I love my guitars. Two Gibson Les Paul’s and a Taylor acoustic. Music is my life and I can’t wait for Alex Cavanaugh’s music Fest.

Sorry but 15 links is a little much even for me, that rule I am breaking. But all the following people have been a joy to discover and read. Check them out and I pass this on to:

Liz Pezzuto  @ 8-Bit Words
Gail @ At The Farm
Chris @ Chris Phillips
Michelle @ Michelle Teacress
Len @ Conversations with Self

My closet is clean, though I feel I have slighted some. All of you, to which I leave comments, are very dear and special to me. Thank you for being apart of my blogging journey and giving so much back. There ought to be an award just for that.

Hope this starts your week off great.



Karen Walker said, 

Sending prayers and virtual hugs, Jules.

January 17, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
AlexOngNYC said, 

You know what's funny, every place I've ever lived turns out to be haunted! I must just be acutely aware of the spirits around me, or something.

Breakfast Every Hour

January 17, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Karen Lange said, 

Congrats on the awards! Congrats too, to the new winners. Awards are always fun. :)
Happy Monday,

January 17, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
DL Hammons said, 

Awwwww....thank you so much! Congrats on your awards, and to the other recipients!! You really know how to start the week off on a positive note. :)

January 17, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Chris Phillips said, 

I knew I was special, but it's nice to hear you say it too! Thanks! :)

January 17, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

I remember the first Star Trek too. It came on right after I Spy. My younger brother was 3 at the time and couldn't say I spy...we teased him mercilessly.

Love the telemarketer comment.
Hope all things are well with you.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

January 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Tracy said, 

okay, Jules, now I have tears in my eyes for the lovely award; WOW! isn't it interesting when people talk about you and you often wonder how others see you? what a special recognition and I mean that so sincerely...
I am getting ready for Meg's funeral service and so I will hold onto this sentiment to carry me through...then I want to come home and delve into the other blog sites you posted...

hugs Jules, and thank you!

January 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Nezzy said, 

Here's sendin' ya a well deserved congratulations on your wonderful awards. I always enjoy readin' the lists and gettin' to know my blogsisters better.

God bless you sweetie and have a marvelous week!!! :o)

January 17, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

Congrats on the fabulous stash of awards! ((hugs)) You're a genuine spot of sunshine, which is probably why you always see the rainbow. :)

January 17, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Congrats on the awards! You so deserve it.

January 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Big hugs Jules, congrats on the awards, I'm so glad they gave you something to do. I hope you are getting some rest.

January 17, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Congrats on your awards. Keep that stress at bay and don't let it get the best of you.

January 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Congratulations on the awards. :)

January 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Len said, 

Awww, you're so sweet, Jules :) Congratulations on the blog awards and you deserve them! Thank you for passing on to me the Stylish Blog award...really appreciate it.

Will be back :) Happy Monday!!!!

January 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Roland D. Yeomans said, 

Jules, thank you for the award -- and even more for the kind words about my writing. It means a lot to me, especially with this fever and racking cough.

And congratulations on all those awards. You certainly deserve them. I wish us both success in our publication dreams, Roland

January 17, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Congrats on the rest of the awards you recieved, well deserved.

Take care.

January 17, 2011 at 4:53 PM  
Tabitha Bird said, 

Hugs to you and thanks for your comments on my blog.

January 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM  
Lynda Young said, 

Many awards! Huge congrats!

January 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Teresa aka JW said, 

So many awards, and you deserve them all. Congratuations

I wish I could sleep 7 hours. Last night was barely 4. Ugh.

January 17, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Tammy said, 

Congratulations on the awards, and thank you so much for passing one on to ME! I appreciate your comments on my randomness. And I love that you like your ghost! I used to be afraid of ghosts, but now I too enjoy their company as long as they are pleasant.

January 17, 2011 at 6:03 PM  

I didn't know you played guitar. See, learn something new about people every day. Very cool and rock on!

January 17, 2011 at 6:21 PM  
Liz Pezzuto said, 

Yay for awards! Congrats!

And thanks so much for passing one along to me! :)

January 17, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

Congratulations on the awards.
Great choices for the pass on.
Prayers are still with you. Hang in and you know where to find me.

January 17, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

Congrats on the awards!!! Much deserved.

January 17, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Try not to stress out too much! It ain't good for you. Like you I have a difficult time sleeping more than 7 hours. And I sure can't just lay in bed for long periods like my wife does. I'm not a real active person, but I do have to be up and around and doing something other than watching TV.
Take care!

Tossing It Out

January 17, 2011 at 9:56 PM  
Jilda said, 

love and prayers to you, I have a Taylor guitar too and old Gibson.
I love your blog,and I know that one day we will all make it over the rainbow. Thank you for your kindness, that has been such an unexpected gift with blogging......all the kindness.

January 17, 2011 at 11:00 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

hey...... stress SUCKS!!! I am listening..... don't hold it in our you'll make yourself sick.

I didn't play nice in the sandbox last week. Spent 7 days bitching, kicking and screaming over something RIDICULOUS (high school drama and I'm 51) and now, its settled in my lower back.

okay, you tricked me..... I'll turn this into a blog post.

Jules...seriously, I am here for you! ((((love and light))))) Shannon

January 18, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Kittie Howard said, 

Congrats on your awards! I have another for you at my place!!

January 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Oh Jules, you are so sweet & kind!! Thank you! & you shouldn't worry so much about us out here... we Love you and couldn't never be upset with you.. ever!

If you ever need anything, please let me help! I can not thank you enough for All your kind words, support and friendship! You have helped me more than you could know.

Hang in there, Jules!!!!!!!!!
Hugs & Much Love,
Coreen xoxoxo

January 18, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
colbymarshall said, 

I'm always on the lookout for good solicitor ideas...I think I'm adopting yours ;-)

January 18, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
Ellen aka Ella said, 

Congrats on your awards; I look forward to checking out these blogs!

Take Care of you~xXx

Haunted, I have had some ghostly experiences, we will have to compare notes~

January 19, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Elizabeth Mueller said, 

Congrats on the awards and to those who have caught your eye!

Have a great week!

I'm a new follower! <3

~Elizabeth :)

January 19, 2011 at 12:59 AM  
Samantha Vérant said, 

Chin up, shoulders back, forge on! Congrats on the awards!


January 19, 2011 at 5:33 AM  
MT said, 

I haven't blogged all week long (I wrote my posts a while back and scheduled them to publish on their own) so I'm feeling very sorry that I didn't see this until now. Better late than never. My sincere thanks for thinking of me! Have a great weekend. :)

January 22, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
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