Just so You Know… An Award

Monday, March 28, 2011

This is the beginning of the last week, the last week before we begin the A-Z Challenge. I wanted to clean house before this challenge began so today I will clean my preverbal blog house.

First on my list of cleaning will be to dust off this lovely award and pass it on. The lovely Liz over at 8-Bit Words felt me worthy. What a wonderful friend and follower she has been, please hop on over and meet her.


Since I have already received this award I will be doing no more telling of truths and lies. It does require the receiver to tell 4 truths and 1 lie. I am passing it on to 5 beautiful bloggers and they are….

Gail @ The Farm
Melissa @ Melissa's Imaginarium
Tracy @ My Thoughtful Spot
February Grace @ Pitch Slapped
Olivia @ The Rebel with a Blog

Now for the rest of my house cleaning. I think the best way to do this is in a “Just so you know” fashion. Without further ado, Just so you know…

Just so you know… I will be participating in the A-Z Challenge, however, I have other reasons for doing so.
Just so you know… When I signed up for the challenge I thought I was being a part of the group. Now I’m asking myself, “Why, you have never been a part of a group?” Stress I guess.
Just so you know… I am not participating to collect followers. I value my followers immensely and love each and every one for visiting and commenting. I need to comment back, so give me a way to do so.
Just so you know… I do not follow just because you follow me. I need to have a reason; good interesting posts, something funny, something sad, but mostly something real. Make it real folks.
Just so you know… I am in a numb stage right now. So much happening I just cannot keep up with the thoughts in my head.
Just so you know… I will not even begin to pretend I can make it through 600 new blogs. I do hope to make some new friends and be a part of the challenge. But in saying that..
Just so you know… as it stands right now, I will not deviate from my post schedule. Honestly I have tried to compose posts in advance but it just has not worked out.
Just so you know… any and all of the above is subject to change at any given moment.
Just so you know… we have gone CRAZY here in Kentucky. Final Four Bound!!

Just so you know… I love you guys.



Karen Walker said, 

Just so you know - I love this post!

March 28, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Congratulations on another extremely well-deserved award, Jules.

And, just so you know, we love you too :)

March 28, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Gail said, 

Wonderful post and thanks for honoring me with an award.

March 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
M.J. Fifield said, 

A great post...

Congratulations on your team making the final four!

March 28, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Love you too! Stay true to yourself and your blogging goals. And have a great time while doing it. Glad you're in the Challenge with us--you make it better.

Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

March 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Great to catch up. You almost have me convinced to join the challenge too!

March 28, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

I love your Just So You Know posts. Thanks you for honoring me with this award, you're the best. And congrats on receiving it, as well.

Congrats to your Wildcats, they've been playing amazing bball. I'm pulling for them to go all the way. Just so you know. :)

I, too, am participating in the A to Z Challenge, hoping to build some blogging muscle (of the daily variety), meet some new friends, and, yes, I admit it, pick up a few more followers. Cause, after all, isn't that How I Met You? Hmm, I believe so.

Love you, too, my friend, that rebel, Olivia

March 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Just so you know, glad you're participating!
And what a wild Final Four.

March 28, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Just to let you know I think you are a very good blogging friend.
Congrats on the award well deserved.


March 28, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Wonderful post Jules! Sorry I had a late start this morning. But I can't wait to see what you do for the A-Z challenge.

March 28, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Congrats on the new award and CONGRATS ON Kentucky being in the Final Four!! Woot Hoot!!! I've always loved college basketball and this time of year!!

I Love you blog, writting and the fact that you are so REAL my friend!!! It's such a pleasure and honor to able to be a part of your blogging life!!! Love ya!

Have a wonderful week, Jules!!!
Coreen XOXO

March 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Congrats on all the positive things. We need excitement and happiness in our life.

I commend you for being so genuine. I will follow the challenge to the letter, but I won't change the type of post I do. Except for Mondays. There are no plots that fall on a Monday's letter of the alphabet.

I just learned about a friend who is starting to make money on Amazon kindle. She has 7 books out.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

March 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Congrats on the award. And just so you know, I'm excited about the challenge as well.

March 28, 2011 at 2:51 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Congrats to you and the new winners of the award!

I agree with you, I don't follow a blog just b/c they follow me. I try, but if it's just not something I can embrace, I don't.

Have fun with the Challenge. Was thinking about participating but if I commit to anything else my head will explode. Maybe next year.

Feeling any better? Hope so!
Take care,

March 28, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Congratulations on the award!

I signed up for the A-Z Challenge as well. I agree--a blog must have something real to it, to be worth following.

Love you too. :)

March 28, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
li said, 

Yay you! Life itself is rather subject to change, so why not blogging "rules"? I'm really happy that you're participating though, and looking forward to it. I am embarrassed to admit that I have no idea what Final Four means, so you may just have to unfollow me ;) See you on A day (I hope). x

March 28, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

I love you, too, Jules and thank you so much for thinking of me with this wonderful award. I am honored to receive it.

I'm getting more nervous about A to Z as the week progresses. I have ideas for a central theme, but we'll see how it turns out.

Congrats to you and Kentucky!!! Final Four is awesome. My Illini bowed out in Round 2. :( Best of luck as the tourney rolls on.

March 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM  
Liz P said, 

Looking forward to seeing your A to Z posts! It's going to be quite an event. :)

March 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM  
Holly Ruggiero said, 

Just so you know, there are now over 700 participants! I still not sure why exactly I signed up either, but I did.

March 28, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
L'Aussie said, 

Hello Jules. Thanks for the rundown. Now I know, ha ha. I'm planning to visit about 10 other A - Zers every day if I can.

Patricia Cornwell's latest? I left the link at Clarissa's. I collaborate on a book review blog, Reading at Dawn. Just posted the review earlier today:


If you get there, leave a short comment so I know what you think. Thanks!


March 28, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

The Mematastic Award ... very cool. Well deserved I might add.

March 29, 2011 at 12:58 AM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

Ooooh, a pretty award I haven't seen yet. Congrats!

I saw a post this morning that said there are over 750 signed up for the challenge now. I'm happy for you guys that it's so epic, but I'll be watching from over here. ;)

March 29, 2011 at 7:29 AM  

Just so you know, I love how honest and assertive sentences that start with "just so you know" sound. I might have to practice "just so you know more often.
Congratulations on the award! - G

March 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

Congratulations on your memtastic award! I've never seen it before.

March 29, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Maria McKenzie said, 

Congratulations on your award! And just so you know, there's an award waiting for you at my blog (March 16):).

March 29, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Tracy said, 

Just so you know...I think the award is awesome!!!
thank you so much and I love all your 'Just so you know's'
..how fun!

March 29, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Corine said, 

Just so you know... I feel the exact same way!!!

Congratulations on the award!!! :D And good luck with your new adventure!
Corine :D

March 29, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Monica said, 

Found you from the A-Z Blogging Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!

March 30, 2011 at 12:47 AM  
Jayne said, 

Congrats Jules! Oh my, I see I have a lot of catching up to do here. Just so you know, I'm going to reserve some time just for you. (Those Regional games in NH were like the final four!) I'm getting back in gear... ;)

April 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
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