Some belated THANK YOUs and a Meme…

I love when another blogger recognizes my blog for an award, but I am sad to say I am really bad sometimes about posting my thank yous (my mother would be appalled!). Here’s what came my way lately in the form of blogger awards:

The Happy Award came to me from Home Girl’s Book Blog who is the new owner of J. Kaye’s blog. Have you been over to visit her lately? She is fantastic – terrific reviews, wonderful writing, and a good sense of humor. Although I miss J. Kaye, I am SO HAPPY to have Home Girl filling my Reader these days with her awesome posts!

The Crowded Leaf also awarded me The Happy Award (wow, I had no idea I made so many people happy!). Have you been to visit Alayne’s blog yet? She reads and reviews some great books and her blog is warm and friendly. I recommend you stopping in…and tell her I sent you!

This award asks that we list ten things which make us happy. Here are mine:

  1. My wonderful, wonderful spouse whose thoughtfulness and quiet presence in my life not only makes me happy, but keeps me grounded.
  2. My animals – Raven, Maia and Gizmo. They keep me smiling and give me unconditional love.
  3. My stacks upon stacks of books – I love them.
  4. A warm, spring day with the flowers in bloom and the snow capped mountains in the distance.
  5. A walk in the woods – preferably with my husband and Raven.
  6. Sleeping in on the weekends.
  7. Discovering new places.
  8. Cooking – especially when I have the time to play, experiment and try something new.
  9. My new closet – now everything has a place and I am SO happy to be able to find things in there now.
  10. Blogging – yup, it still makes me happy!

One Lovely Blog Award came to me from Too Many Books, Too Little Time who made me blush with her very kind comments about my blog! I have discovered she and I share many similarities, including the books we like (and don’t like!). If you haven’t already discovered this terrific blogger, make sure you pop over there and give her a read…I think you’ll find, as I did, that she’ll add something special to your blog reading!

The I Like and I Don’t Like Meme

Lisa from Books on the Brain tagged me for this fun meme. The Rules: Fill in the blanks after each bold word and tag 3 friends. Easy peasy….

I like going to bed on clean sheets.
I like starting a new book.
I like sitting in front of the woodstove on a cold day.
I like a hot shower.
I like an unexpected day off of work.
I like learning a new craft.
I like when books arrive at my house.
I like seeing the tulips poke their heads through the soil.
I like walks in the woods.
I like taking photos.
I like cooking something new.
I like hanging out in my sweats all day.
I love being married to my soulmate.
Today was a lazy day.
I hate pettiness.
I hate gossip.
I hate commercials on television.
I hate paying bills.
I hate olives.
I hate dishonesty.
I hate intolerance.
I hate irresponsibility.
I (secretly) like spending time all alone.
I love the potential in life.

Now I am supposed to pass this on to THREE people: Laura at Musings, Terri at Reading, Writing and Retirement, and Jackie at Farm Lane Books.

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  1. AHHHHHH Paying Bills!! How did I ever leave that one out of my list??

    Thanks for playing 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your award! I love the list you made!

  3. Great list. I love seeing this meme on the move today. I love cooking new things too!

  4. I LIKE … learning more about you!

  5. Interesting list! I find it interesting that you put clean sheets above the book related things – is that a coincidence or the biggest part of your personality? 🙂

    • Care on March 12, 2010 at 14:31

    I had some of these on my list, too! Sometimes, on that bill-paying chore? I skew my attitude to one of being more grateful that I have whatever it is that I’m enjoying (that thus requires bill paying) as well as being grateful when I have the money to pay said bill. It doesn’t always work and I do get annoyed with bills, too. (in fact I listed a particular one in my list so call me hypocrite…)

    • Wendy on March 12, 2010 at 14:42

    Lisa: LOL – well I couldn’t forget that one since I am getting hit with all my big bills for the BEA right now (hotel and plane fare!!)

    Kathy: Thanks 🙂

    Karen: I don’t do a lot of these memes…but this one was really fun (and positive!)

    Jenners: *laughs* Thanks!

    Jackie: I LOVE clean sheets…and I especially love when I climb between them to read a good book 🙂

    Care: That’s a good thing to do – turn things around to find the positive side of them…I’ll have to remember to do that more often!! And I would never call you names 🙂

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