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:
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**
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.
Jen at Buried with Children
Tricia at Hippie Family
Karla at Zander and Me
Missy at Two Little MonkeysLori 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 me...plus 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 DysFUNctional...my 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!!