Thursday, March 6, 2008

Awards Night

Once upon a time, Max from Max gave me the "You Cheer Me Up Award." How did she know that Lucy has always been one of my favorites, going back to my childhood. Max's courage in exploring ideas and confronting our preconceptions, inspires me. And now I can look at Lucy and Ethel on my page whenever I want to! Thank you, dear Max! Can we maybe have a discussion on the nature of "chocoholism," one day?

Kim of Laketrees has given me the "Excellence Award," which I of course, humbly accept. I'm not too, TOO late on posting this one. Thank you, Kim! You are truly a facilitator and inspiration for our sense of blogging community, and you're just on top of your game! (except for your poor shoulder, but your artwork is just as terrific as always, in spite of it!)

Bob Johnson of Black Holes and Astrostuff generously bequeathed to me the above "2007 Inpiring Blog Award." Yes, he gave it to me last year and I'm just posting it now, but with gratitude in spite of tarditude. (is that a word?) Of course I find Bob's blog to be very inspiring, and those GIFs of his really put me in the mood to read about the universe.

I received this award from Kathy at Photography by KML awhile back, and it's taken me so darn long to get around to posting, she has probably forgotten she gave it to me. Kathy, your creative glimpses into the mysteries of our world, make me smile! I noticed a long time ago, how interesting your blog is, with economy of both word and image, well presented!

Last week I was delighted to receive these awards from Mary Ann at Maryannaville, originally given to her by Colin. Mary Ann is not only a good friend, but she's an inspiration to me because she's not afraid to go where many of us fear to tread, often presenting us with posts about controversial topics. She's posted a wonderful Shakespeare sonnet on her page to go with these friendship awards, which you might want to go over and read.

My thanks to all of you wonderful blogging friends for making my life rich with your wisdom and enthusiasm. Thanks for communicating and sharing! Please forgive me for taking so long. My posting lethargy was partly due to getting ready for my painting show, which is now over. (It will be awhile before I'll commit to all that work again, I'm sure.) I still have other awards to post, which I have not forgotten. And I appreciate those too. It's just that other responsibilities aside, I'm just plain slow at all this blogging stuff!

And now I'm going to give the Friendship Awards back to Mary Ann and to Kim, Max, Merging Point at Merging Point, Barbara at Spirited Strider , and Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage. The "You Cheer Me Up" award goes to Anna, Bob, and Carol at My View of It because they DO cheer me up, just hearing from them.

I would like to give the "Excellent Blog" award back to Kim, who is like a shining star in our blog galaxy; to Bob who brings the stars and moon and all things skyward onto our screens, whose dedication to and knowledge of his subject are amazing; and to Tristran at Mad Tomatoe, who is both knowledgeable and helpful.

Swubird gets the "You Make Me Smile" award for his shmooze power and sharing and being nice; and KML for her vision; Cindy with her kindness and kitty tales; and Olga and Drowsey Monkey, who make me laugh. If all of you knew how long it took me to construct this post, I'd make YOU laugh!

Black Holes and Astrostuff - Drowsey Monkey - Laketrees - Mad Tomatoe - My Only Photo - Maryannaville - Max - Merging Point - My View of It - Spirited Strider - Rosehaven Cottage -Positive Communication - Olga, The Traveling Bra - Photography by KML - Positive Communication - Rosehaven Cottage - Swubirds Nest

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  1. Lynda, just called in to say I'd be pleased to exchange links. I'm starting to feel my way back into painting again - very slowly!

  2. Your html is beautifully done, Love. I'm very proud of you, then again, you all ready know that,don't ya, Sista*Mine,?

    Thank you, Lynda and, *Big, Hugs*!

  3. Hey Lynda,

    Congrats on all your awards, you sure deserve them for all your creativity, friendship and charm :D!

    "Can we maybe have a discussion on the nature of "chocoholism", one day?" - lol yes, we can have a discussion on "chocoholism" this a suggestion for an article? Cause I love suggestions :D. Let me know...
    You are welcome, on Ethel and Lucy...enjoy!

    LOL let's say that "tarditude" is a postmanteau of "tardiness" and "gratitude" say that although tardy you are grateful (always) :D!
    Oh, yes...Bob's gif's are amazing!! I also love them!!! Magical!

    Thank you so much for the friendship awards: they are soooo cute, I just love them :D!!!

    It is amazing how you always transmit such great vibes through your posts; I salute you!

    This music in you site is soothing. Did you know that sometimes I just keep your site opened just to listen to its music? :)

    My friend, thank you so much for the award *big hug*!


  4. Julie, your link is up! Thanks for adding mine, and good luck with getting back into painting!

    I hope you find as much joy in it as I do! :)

  5. Lynda,

    Thank you so much! You've made my afternoon! I was just taking a break before hauling wheelbarrows full of pea gravel and this really "hit the spot".

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  6. you have done a wonderful job Lynda and I agree with MaryAnn on your HTML...
    thanks so much for the award and your special means a lot to me... :)

  7. Lynda:

    Thanks a bunch for the You Make Me Smile award. I accept it with a blush on my face.

    HAve a very nice day.

  8. Congratulations Lynda on your award winnings, well deserved, and thank you very much for awarding me and the mention.

  9. Mary Anne,

    I had to copy the same line over and over to embed the links, as I could not do the HTML from memory. Now, for the next 100 blogging challenges....

    Big hugs to you, too, Sis! Have a good evening!

  10. Max,

    You said you like suggestions. Well then, what about an article on the nature of addiction, be it chocolate or something much more illicit. Is it nature or nurture? Trial or trait?

    Luckily for me, chocolate and coffee are my worst habits, and painting is my best, in that it gives me such joy. But I know a lot of people who are still addicted to those deadly cigarettes, including my mother, who can hardly breathe. :(

    You are welcome any time to come over to listen to my music. Or else you can just go to Amazon and buy a Marina Raye (sp?) CD. I love her stuff, at least all that I've listened to on my little music player.

    You are very welcome for the awards, Max. Please take a bow!
    Smiles and hugs...

  11. Cindy, you're still going at it with that job! (It's good exercise, and good to be out in the air, right?)

    Reminds me of the year we had five yards of egg rocks delivered, and I stood on top of that huge pile and shoveled until all those rocks were flung into the dog run my husband built for our Labrador. In spite of all our work and good intentions, Mocha didn't like spending a lot of time out there...

  12. Kim, you're welcome! You know I hold you in highest regard. :)

  13. Swubird, no need to blush! :) We're all in this blogging thing together!

    (I get embarrassed too, but don't tell...)

  14. Bob, thank you, and you are most welcome!

  15. Oh, thank you so much, Lynda! I want you to know that I'm not very fast at the html stuff either, so you are not alone. :)

    I do appreciate the friendship award and congratulations on all of your wonderful awards--you really deserve it! I absolutely love your site and your art, your writings and your photography.

    Thanks again!

  16. If it ain't chocolate it ain't dessert.

  17. so sweet of you, Lynda!
    Thank you my friend.

  18. Congradulations on all of your awards! Very much deserved Lynda! Sometimes even an award can't say enough about the person that the award is given to though. You are truely an inspiration!!! I hope that you know that. :)

  19. wow! the awards really inspiring hahaha :) great work Lynda! hugs

  20. Congrats on the awards! Very well deserved :) And thank you!

    I'm impressed with all the links you put in there ... lol I know that's time consuming! :)

  21. Thanks, Lynda!

    Congrats on all your awards - I know that time does get away from us all - even more so in this blogland.

    Your kind words are most appreciated!


  22. Oh Lynda I can see you had some back log too. I better go and think about all mine, lol.....lot of familiar faces here, Anna :0

  23. Thank you Lynda! I'm so glad I could give ya a nice little bOOst! :) I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

  24. Olga, you are very welcome! I appreciate your very WELL-DEVELOPED sense of humor, lol!


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