Awards & Over Due Acknowledgements

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The funniest thing happened to me on the way to the challenge, I got lucky and busy. There are some wonderful people out there I owe special recognition to and the way I look at it, better late than never.

Right before the challenge started I was commenting as usual, minding my own business and not paying attention. Most of the time when you guys are giving away something or having a contest I just am stopping by because I want to be there nothing more. I did not know I had to tell you that!

(I’m going to say this in advance) I suffer from the same disease my grandmother has CRS (Can’t Remember Sh*t), it has been a month so forgive me if I don’t recall all the details.

In step Ella from Ella’s Edge, apparently I won her give away. After the notifying email, I received a lovely box of goodies; books, a magazine, gloves, candy, plant seeds and a hat pin. Ella and I go way back, I have thanked her via email but you guys need to know she is one crafty chick. Besides we have a swamp in common, a place we both want to visit. Check her out and thanks again Ella.

Next up was Ann at Inkpots and Quills. I was just visiting Ann on my regular routine and saw my name, again, I had won. What did I enter? For the life of me I cannot remember but I received a $20 Amazon gift card. WOW! Ann has had some amazing travel posts throughout the challenge and I encourage you all to visit her. Thank you, Ann.

Then came Vicki at Rambles & Randomness and I’m sorry to say I don’t know what I entered but I won the loveliest silver and diamond bookmark accompanied by survival chocolate. The chocolate accompanied me to the basement during the storms, priorities people! Thank you Vicki, and if you have not checked her out please do, her sense of humor is priceless.

Now the awards, and I have no idea what order they came in, sorry.

Little Ms. Tiger over at Tiger on my bookshelf gave me this one. Thank you. If you have not met Ms. Tiger please do go check her out, she is a freshman in the blogging community and needs some peeps to add to her posse. Also, she has services to offer the community,
so go have a look see.

Tammy @ Message in a Bloggle: the Art of Being Broken handed out this one. Again, another lady you do not want to miss. Her writing is wonderful, funny and well… I just love her style. Thanks Tammy.

Flore @ Day by Day gave me another Stylish award. Yes, it comes with rules and links but I’m breaking the rules have done this already. Thank you, Flore.

Then yes, like many of you I received this one from Deirdra @ A Storybook World. Thank you, I am honored you found me and thought me award worthy.

Now as you can see there is a great deal of work that went into this post, see all those links? While I am honored with the acknowledgement you were thinking of me, it is work. Please I’m asking you to just leave me a simple comment and hold on the awards until I get my new layout done. I’m creating a special place for these.

On Alabama, I’m bummed. Gas just went to $4/gallon here which would cost me half my unemployment check just to get a tank full. Not in my budget. HOWEVER, please go check out this site, ALL 4 ALABAMA, there is an upcoming auction to benefit the victims. Or just clean out your closet and take to the Salvation Army.

I hope everyone is having a happy hump day and the weather where you are is cooperating.




welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Congrats on your well deserved awards and good fortunes,
Have a lovely day Jules.


May 4, 2011 at 7:31 AM  
li said, 

Yes, better late than never :) You'll need a virtual trophy room shortly. (Just no stuffed heads on the wall, puhleeeze.)

May 4, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said, 


We hit $4 over a week ago. It's almost not worth getting a job now because of what it would cost me to drive to work!

May 4, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Manzanita said, 

Jules, You deserve awards. Congratulations. You are setting a good example for the other "award sitters" like me. I, too, have been shirking my duty. :)

May 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

Wow- You have won a lot! Good for you- I hope you have a terrific day!

May 4, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Congrats. I can't remember half of anything either. So there, your post reminded me that I forgot something. LOL I loved your sentences to my picture on my blog.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

May 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

Congrats on all the much deserved awards! I wish you all the best on getting your new layout up and running.

We're up to 4.29 here in Chicago. Oy! I hate thinking about going to the gas station any more.

May 4, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Congratulations on all your awards and winnings. Very cool. Can't wait to see your new layout, Jules.

May 4, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Jayne said, 

Jules- I suffer from the very same CRS! Glad you remembered to get this post out--all very much deserved awards. And the bonanza of prizes--wow! Good for you! That ought to keep you in smiles for a while. :)

May 4, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

You should be exhausted keeping up with awards and winnings. At least you have something to read -- under the stairs. ;0)

May 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Roland D. Yeomans said, 

Your blog is here to serve you - not the other way around. Savor the moment -- each one passes so swiftly. Have a great end of week, Roland

May 4, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Corine said, 

WOW! I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I've never known a blogger to be so awarded as you are! AND YOU DESERVE IT!Congratulations! :D

May 4, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Congratulations on the awards and all the prizes you won! That's impressive for one month.

May 4, 2011 at 2:51 PM  
Tiger85 said, 

Congratulations on all your awards you are more than deserving of them. Thanks for your kind comments and your help. =)

Poetry, Quotes and Book Reviews.

May 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Wow! you really scored big time!

Your gas just hit $4? Well ours in Los Angeles has been hovering in the $4.25 for a couple months. I found a solution--I don't go anywhere anymore unless it's driving my wife somewhere in her car. I haven't been getting any unemployment for over 2 months and now draining any savings I had faster than I was before.

Job situation is bleak here as far as I can see. I guess the state government could hire me to count businesses that have been going under, but the state and local governments are getting rid of people too. Desperation time may be coming, but I'm counting on something good soon!

And to beat all I suffer from that same disease you said you had. I can't remember what it was but that doesn't help much either.

Tossing It Out

May 4, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Tammy said, 

Thanks for the mention and so glad you are an official Sister of the Quill! And chocolate should definitely be in all survival kits, tornado or otherwise--like the glove box to treat stress over these gas prices.

May 4, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Liz P said, 

Congrats on the awards and all the goodies you won!

Our local gas station just hit $3.99 this week, and will definitely break that $4 line very soon. The highest I've seen is $4.19. No good...

May 4, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

Yay for prizes and awards!!!!!

Our gas is nearly $4...ugh :(

May 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Hey that totally rocks! The convenience store down the road his $4.05 a few days ago. I broke down and renewed my Sam's membership and paid $3.87. Considering I put in almost seventy bucks it will pay for itself in no time.

Congrats on your well deserved awards and fortunate wins!

May 4, 2011 at 10:58 PM  
L. Diane Wolfe said, 

Congrats on the awards. And the puppy photo is cute!

May 5, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Holly Ruggiero said, 

I suffer from CRS too. But how fun is it to find out your won stuff!


May 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Congrats on the awards but I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having. It's sad.

May 5, 2011 at 4:29 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Congratulations on the well-deserved awards! :)

Gas is over $4.50 here; the predicted $5 per gallon doesn't seem so far off anymore . . .

May 5, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Karen Lange said, 

Congrats on the awards! You deserve them. :) Sorry you can't get to Alabama. Hope you have a good weekend though.
Take care,

May 5, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Hey Jules, sorry I haven’t been to visit for ages (I’ve even been neglecting my own blog). Anyway, congrats on the awards, which you fully deserve. Have a great weekend :)

May 6, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

Wow! You have been cleaning up around the blogosphere! And what nice awards. (I love Vicki's blog too.)

So far, it's a beautiful day today but it's supposed to rain later. That's New England in the spring.

Have a great week!

May 9, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
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