Sunday, January 2, 2011

AWARDS...I've won awards...

I know what you're thinking...
That just last week I gave myself the
"Bad Blogger" award....right???
But these awards are different!!

They are good awards, they are wonderful awards, they are...
ok, get the idea!!

It means, people really do read my blog :)


Ok, first I need to say, that awhile back I received 
a couple of awards, and I feel bad, but
I didn't realize how they worked so I didn't
do my part and pass them on :(

But now as I'm learning more and more each day
about the blogging world...
I think I can handle this one ;)
(With that I want to thank all my wonderful
fellow bloggers who have answered my
questions on blogging when I've asked. Thanks!!)


So this is how this fun award works:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award. 

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

Ok, so first things first!!
Which wonderful bloggers 
(notice the "s" ?? yes that's plural)
decided I deserved this award???

Through Pain and Smiles
Thanks Debbie AND Melissa!!
 I appreciate that you thought of me!!

Ok, now seven things about me??
Let's see, I think I might go with things 
that many of you 
MAY NOT know about me...

a crushed tail-bone :(
I'm pretty sure I'm missing something, but that's 
enough to give you a general idea
of the ailments I live with each and every day.
I put a link to each one, just in case 
anyone wanted to learn anything
about any of them...I'm the type of person 
who can never know enough!!

Knowledge is power!!

2. I have a cane that I use WHENEVER I am in the house.
As of yet, I've been too embarrassed to take it
outside. I know this is stupid and I really
need to get over it!!  Because the cane helps me
TREMENDOUSLY!!! And like a friend told me,
if someone makes fun of me, I can always hit them
with it, lol. Maybe I should add that to my
list of goals for this year.

I will use my cane when I'm outside!!

3. I am pretty much a loner, by choice!!
It's not that I don't like people, I do, 
I really do. I think that this is more tied into
my GAD than anything else. I get anxious
when I'm around people...unless I'm at work.
When I'm at work, I'm the biggest people person ever!

Isn't that just weird??

4. I LOVE to read anything I can get my hands on.
When I'm eating cereal, I read every word 
on the cereal box....yes, even the vitamins
and percentages with regular or skim milk....
And while we're on that subject...

Who uses only 1/2 cup of milk
 in their cereal??

5. I live way out in the middle of nowhere,
and I like it!!
I've lived in the big cities before...
(Boston, Grand Rapids, etc)
but when it comes right down to it,
I just prefer the country.

I think it's better for my five kids :)

6. My family and I love to do random acts of
kindness for others!!
In my opinion, it's funner when the person or
family that we helped, doesn't even know who helped
them!! Don't get me wrong, there are
plenty of times when the person know where the
help is coming when we are
driving down the road and someone else is walking...

I ALWAYS stop to ask someone if they
 need a ride.

(This stems from not having a car for like two years, 
when I was single with three, maybe four kids
and a friend of mine with a baby
had to walk EVERYWHERE in the winter...
with our kids...I figure I've been there and it If I can help someone else, I WILL)

7. I've been blogging since last May or June.
I was rather surprised at how fast my blog
took off. I mean I don't have 1000 followers or 
anything. But I love the 250+ that I do have :)
Blogging is so fun.
I love finding other blogs to follow.
I got sucked into the blogging world very quickly, lol


Ok, and now to pass this great award on...
I certainly hope you will all take the
time to check out each and every one of these
great blogs!!! 

Please know that the order I have put these
blogs in has no meaning as to
how much I like them.
I love them all !!

Thanks again for the award, Debbie.

Luv 2 all ;)


  1. Congrats on your award! Thanks for stopping by today! Happy New Year!

  2. Congratulations on your lovely award!!!


  3. I got the stylish blogger award too! Aren't these people just the sweetest?!

    AubrieAnne @

  4. Congratulations to you and thanks for passing the award onto me! :D And I accept it of course (I'd like to thank my husband for standing by me, my mom for giving birth to me...). I will post a blog entry about it soon and I'll link back to you!

    I also wanted to say that I can empathize with a lot of what you're going through. I've had GAD since, well, forever. And this year I was injured in a car accident and one of the effects of that was sciatica. I wish you good health and more success on your blog in 2011!

  5. well hello. nice to meet you. :) congratulations on your award and thank you SO much for mine. i'm quickly cathcing up right now and will post about this soon, as well as link back to you. i sure would love to have your lovely readers stop by! :)


  6. Congrats!

    I am your newest follower!
    Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
    Quick Tattletails

  7. Congratulations on getting the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me! :D Will link back to you as soon as I pass this award on to others...Thanks so much ...You certainly made my day!

  8. Congrats! Those are some great awards :)

  9. Congratulations on the award!

    I'm making an effort to comment on all the blogs I previously lurked on as part of my new year's goals. I've been a follower for a while and love your blog.

    I'd love for you to follow back:

    Have a great day!

  10. I finally got around to posting about this and I linked back to you!

    Thanks again for the award. :)

  11. Woah, Steph. This post sure helped me know you better. Let me say it- I SALUTE TO HOW BRAVE YOU ARE. With one fracture, I've felt brave, but I am sure I have no idea what it means to be going to all of those appointments and raising 5 kids and just dealing with it all so beautifully. You are wayyyy cool. THUMBS UP, girl!