Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Mish-Mosh, Hodge-Podge, and Sunshine....

That's right a post about a bunch of things....

Let's focus on the last first...The sun is shining in the Sunshine State once again (at least in Central Florida). I didn't realize my tolerance for non-sunny days had gone WAY down. But after 4 days of constant rain, it's good to see the sun again!! BTW - I used to live in Tacoma, WA so I used to be very used to rain, but I guess living in Florida has given me SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Now that Fay has finally left (talk about an unwelcome guest), another unwelcome guest has entered our household: the summer cold/flu. I've identified patient one: Jackson; of course he's fine now and enjoying the turmoil he brought. Emmy is also still good which is wonderful because she's my girl that gets EVERYTHING!!! I'm currently waiting for the Tylenol Cold & Flu to kick in so if I ramble or don't make any sense, I'll blame it on the pseudo-fever I have!

Now I've had a very rewarding week this week...I am so feeling the award love and I'm ready to spread that love...aren't you glad that's the only thing I can spread over the computer!!!

First, Angie over at Angie's Spot bestowed this wonderful award to me:

This award was created by Memoirs of a Mommy in honor of the organ donor that saved her son's life 07/07/07 and to raise awareness of organ donation. The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog.

So here's who I would love to pass this along to... oh and make sure that you include a link to the original post (see above link) with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**

Jen at Buried with Children

Tricia at Hippie Family

Karla at Zander and Me

Missy at Two Little Monkeys

Lori at Lori's Blog

Jennifer at The Fun House

Jess at The Wilson's House

That's seven in honor of the life saving date....I could add much, much more, but I'm pretty sure, these awesome ladies will cover a lot of the blogs that I would have continued to mention...we seem to visit the same blogs :)

I also received this award this week by 2 of my favs...Lori at Lori's Blog and Mary at Now Entering Momville:

I would like pass this one along to:

Tressa at American in Norway: My BFF from High school and one of the people who encouraged me to partake in the fun of blogging!!

Kat at Sunshine and Lemonade: The woman's an inspiration....she exhausts me with all she accomplishes in a week, not to mention the wonderful daily posts!!

Jill at The Perlman Update: I love to live vicariously through Jill; her life is so fascinating to she's an awesome, supportive bloggy friend.

Therese at The Musings of a Mom: I'm in awe of her with 3 boys...such a scary prospect for me...the trouble they can get in *shiver*. She seems to handle it with ease and the boys are adorable!!

Cat at Juggling the Act of Life: My bloggy friend from South Africa...I love visiting blogs from other countries...her life is busy and fascinating...I love to visit daily!

Angie at Angie's Spot: Angie's fabulous! Her posts are always so fun and those girls of hers...A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!

And Lori also gave me the kick ass blogger award so you know what that means...I'm Kick Ass Squared...but what it really means is I get to pick some more kick ass bloggers to send this to...
Here are the rules:*Pick 5 Bloggers that you feel are Kick Ass Bloggers* Let em' know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they've received an award* Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to Kick A** Blogger Award* Hop on back to the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky then pass it on (which you can also get to on the above link)

Mary at Now Entering Momville...Have you seen this lady's blog?!!...such awesome give aways all.the.time!!

Kat at Mama's Losin' It...a superstar in my book. She's probably received a million awards, but I'm giving it to her anyway 'cause she's hysterical!!

Cyndy at Putting the Fun in new Gator friend...I needed to add to her blog bling!

Angie at Angie's Spot: Have you visited her on Mondays?! Wooo Hooo - get me a fan!!

Juli at Just Juli: A funny gal that seems to create fun wherever she goes or whatever she is doing!!


Therese said...

You're so sweet! Thanks! you made my day!

quitecontrary1977 said...

thanks kelly! dang girl... you've gotten alot of awards! and you deserve even more! you have the best blog!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much Kelly and congrats on all your awards!! You deserve them!! I love the meaning behind the award you gave me--thanks again!!

Kat said...

Look at all your awards! Thanks so much for spreading the love to me :-)

Jen said...

Awe Shucks! You are just so nice.
I am so glad to know that you have sunshine in your life once again but sad to here about the colds. Here's hoping that it passes quickly.

morewineplease said...

You are kicking some ass!! Way to go!
Hope your house gets well soon!

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly, Batman!!! That's a lot you got covered there! Congrats on all your awards. Thanks for passing on the "Sharing the Love" one to me. What an awesome story for that Mother!!! That's one I didn't have yet too!

Thanks, Kelly. I gotta do what you did and catch up on these! ;)

Jo-Jo said...

Congrats on all of those awards and on getting some sunshine back into your life!

Hippie Family... said... need more friends for all of these!! thanks sweets, this is an honor, I'd like to thank the academy, and my 3rd grade bus driver, and the lunch lady who knew mystery stew could make me this wacky...


You got sunshine?? Not fair! We had more rain and wind today. I'm hoping to see the sun tomorrow though!
Congrats on the awards, and thank you so much for tagging ME! I've seen secretly (not anymore) coveting that Kick-Ass Blogger award ever since I first saw it, and I am THRILLED to have one of my own!! =D

Aubrey said...

Look at you spreading the love! Thanks to you, I have some new ladies to go check out!

CaraBee said...

Congrats on the awards! I feel you on the summer cold. We are just recovering from that around here. It was absolutely no fun. I hope everyone recovers quickly!

Rhea said...

Sorry to hear about the summer colds. We've had a healthy summer but I know our days are numbered...

So sweet of you to pass along the award love! Congrats on all your awards! I loved learning the story behind the SHARING THE LOVE one. That's an incredible story.

Melissa B. said...

Congrats on all the awards--and glad Fay has gone away! BTW, you might be interested in something going on at my place today. Come on over and Share the Caption Love!

Missy said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the love! What an award! Thank you for thinking about me! Hope things are going well with you. And now Fay has passed - Yay!

Kathi said...

Congrats on all of your major awards!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day from BATW. :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, shucks! Do you realize this is my very first blog award??? I always sorta envied all the great bloggy awards going around -and now I get to play in the sandbox too!

I've been way busy and MIA from the internets the last few days, but I can't wait to share the love ASAP!

Lisa said...

I linked to you from Blog Around the World. My name's Lisa and I am from south west Florida.

It is nice to meet you. I will be back for sure :)

Jill said...

I could have sworn that I came by here to check out my award... but lord knows my head has been permanently affixed to my arse lately.

Thank you so much! And you? You're raking in the love... yay for you!

Mama's Losin' It said...

Oh look!!! And to think this was almost lost on me!!

Thank you so so so much. That was really nice to say.

I love the award!

Angie's Spot said...

Oh my, I'm so far behind in my thanks this week! You're awesome!! Thanks so much for the awards. I'm working on a post this weekend to heap many thanks back to you and to give out a brand new award to some of my faves. It will probably be up later tonight, so you'll have to come by. :-)