Monday, June 18, 2012

A Fabulous Surprise

Dana, at The Daily Dose, has passed the Fabulous Blog Ribbon on to me.  Thank you so much!  I enjoy your blog, so it’s nice to hear that you seem to enjoy mine enough to award it a ribbon.  Even better, a virtual ribbon, so I don’t have to worry about a cat eating it

Here are rule for the Fabulous Blog Ribbon:
1.       Post the rules on your blog.
2.       Name five of your most fabulous moments, either in real life or in the blogosphere.
3.       Name five things you love.
4.       Name five things you hate.
5.       Pass the ribbon on the five other bloggers.  (Leave them a comment to notify them of their win.)

I have to say, I really like that everything with this award is in fives; five is my favorite number.  Okay, so here are my groups of five things:

Five of my most fabulous moments:
1.       My wedding day; it was a beautiful day, and I got to marry the person who has become my everything.
2.       The day I convinced my parents to let me adopt my dog Emma.
3.       The first time we came to our house after the closing.  It was a great feeling to walk through the door that was now ours.
4.       When the title and contract marked “paid in full” for my car came in the mail last summer.  It was the first time I’d ever paid off a car, so it was one of those really great, responsible “grown-up” moments. 
5.       The look on my grandfather’s face at my wedding when he had his special dance with all three granddaughters and my aunt.

Now for five things I hate (I know I’m skipping around, but I want to end my five things on a positive note):
1.       Animal abusers. 
2.       Snow, ice, and really cold weather. 
3.       People who are mean or cruel to anyone weaker than themselves, whether it’s a child, an elderly person, an animal, or just someone less able than they are.
4.       Condescending people.
5.       Anything hazelnut: coffee, candles, anything at all.

Five things I love:
1.       My family and friends, and especially my husband.  Without them I am nothing.
2.       My pets, a.k.a. the fur kids.
3.       The (near) daily reminder in the comments on my blog and in reading other people’s posts that the world is full of interesting, decent, kind, wonderful human beings.
4.       Cooking, especially if it’s for a big crowd of people I care about.
5.       The beach.

Now for the really hard part, passing the ribbon on to five other bloggers:
1.       Carrie at The Slow-Dripped Life
2.       Cat at Cat’s Stuff
3.       Martha at Seaside Simplicity
4.       Mare at Adventures In The Ballpark
5.       Julie at Empty Nest Insider


  1. So, no hazelnut coffee creamer?

  2. congrats on the award. I bet that was such a special time at your wedding with the dance with your grandfather and his granddaughters and daughter. What a wonderful memory to have of it too!


    1. Thank you. The dance with my grandfather was very special. He had been in and out of the hospital most of the summer before my wedding, and we wanted something special for him. I'm the oldest granddaughter too, and I didn't want to be the only one who got a wedding dance with him, so we planned it that we'd all "cut-in" on each other, and end with my aunt. He's always said he loves having only granddaughters, so I think it was really special for him.

  3. Lovely, congratulations.

  4. Five is also my favorite number!

    I enjoyed reading your lists. I really like what you said about the comments on your blog. I feel the same way!

  5. you know i do not particularly care for hazelnut coffee and creamer either--but i love the scent--over the weekend i bought a plug in with that scent and do you know, it has no scent coming out! i enjoyed your list and congrats!!

    1. I can't deal with the scent of hazelnut. I don't know what it is, but it just really gets to me. That's no good about your plug-in, hopefully it will start working soon.

      Thank you!

  6. Cooking? Did you say cooking? I'm looking you up the next time I'm in your area. :)

    1. Yes, I love to cook. I'm probably the only person who gets truly excited about making Thanksgiving dinner. Just come hungry, I seem to always cook in large quantities. :-)

  7. Congrats on your award, and thanks so much for sharing it with me! I loved your lists, and especially enjoyed the dance with your grandfather. Julie

    1. You're very welcome. Thank you! We all loved the dance. :-)

  8. I'm with the other gals the grandpa dance number, so touching. I'm with you on animal abusers and condescending people. Nice to read more about you! Thanks for sharing the award w/ me! I like the title of this one more than the others. :-) Have a great day!

    1. Thank you! I guess a condescending animal abuser would the worst for us! We all really enjoyed the dance. You're welcome, I enjoy your blog.

  9. Oh wow!! My first award ... I'm so excited! Thank you so much. Now I need to get back on my blogging schedule to make it look like I deserve it! LOL!

    PS. I might be moving back to NC. I miss it so much so keep your fingers crossed that I get a job!

    1. You're welcome. Good luck with finding a job in NC. :-)

  10. Congrats on the award and thanks so much for choosing me as one to pass it on to. Sorry I'm so late stopping by, busy times!! I will try to do an award post soon. Thanks again! :)

    1. You're welcome. I look forward to reading your post. :-)


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