When I sent you all a hasty note last night stating you'd received this award...I totally forgot the post wasn't going to be on-line until today. My apologies for making you hurry up and wait; it was totally unintentional but then, you always knew I was a low-tech geek! -smile-
You remember in 1985 when Sally Field won the Academy Award for Places in the Heart? A lot of people think she said, "You like me, you really like me!" But she didn't. What she did say was, "I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" She won in 1980 for Norma Rae, thus her reference to "the first time...".
So, to have someone give me an award, makes me feel honored in ways I can't even describe. To have someone say, "gosh, I enjoy your blog" makes me feel like I've been given a precious gift. A gift of time, a gift of words and I greatly appreciate the honor. And, if I feel this way and am, really, no one very special, there are others who, might, feel the very same way. The first award I was given, I passed it on to everyone and that was okay but...ummm...not really quite right. What's right is to pass it on to folks who make me feel like I've been given the gift of their time when I visit their blog. Like I've had a chat with someone special, with someone who is interesting and, yes, even exciting in their own way.
Don't you just love day lilies? They are So Cheerful!A few days ago, Cyndi at By The Light of the Moon, gave me the gift of One Lovely Blog Award but I have neglected putting it on my blog because...I just don't know how to get the button on my blog! sigh. Once again, being a low tech geek has stopped me cold. So, if you want to see what it looks like...look here and you'll see it's nice, very nice and I'm grateful. The deal is to pass it along to fifteen other blogs, in the hopes folks will visit all around and find someone else they enjoy reading and sharing a few moments of time. That's a good thing except I find so many of us are "like-minded" women bloggers and some are already spoken for -smile-.
The view from my hammock ~ If you find your name on this list and you don't accept awards, please, at least accept my apology. It's not my intent to attempt to give you something against your will; it's my aging eyes didn't pick up your "no award button" on your site -smile-.
Leslie ~ Greenberry House ~ fiber artist and rabbit rancher
Leslie ~ In The Shadow of Juniper Hill ~ interesting CA homesteader into just about everything
Pam ~ Pam Warden Art ~ fabulous artist and woman of deep faith who lives her faith
Carol ~ The Writer's Porch ~ wonderful wordsmith with a garden to die for and the kitchen table ain't so bad either
KC ~ Lipstick Ranch - ya just gotta LOVE that name! but I'm giving you the blog address
Kathy ~ Spot on Cedar Pond ~ fiber artist and I always, but always, look for her posts
Ann ~ A Holy Experience ~ although she doesn't have awards on her blog, her blog has enriched my spiritual life and I am truly grateful
Lisa ~ Laughing Orca Ranch ~ not sure she accepts awards but I always enjoy seeing what she's up to and how she's recovering from her horse related injury, lovely photos
Jeanne ~ My New Traveling Shoes - interesting woman struggling with health problems with big faith
Heather ~ A Jeweled Elegance ~ so fresh, crisp and entertaining and that's just the blog, her jewelry is incredible
Sunbeam's Mother ~ A Joyful Chaos - started reading because of the great title, keep reading because she's interesting, comforting and fun
Toni ~ Raising Eden ~ keeps up with the shenanigans inside the Beltway and she's a great knitter. It's because of Raising Eden I know how I'm being done in by "our" government
Penny ~ The Black Sheep Cottage ~ soothing blog although she has huge health problems right now...still an enjoyable visit
Jamie ~ ART-E-OLOGISTS ~ who has poison ivy...on her FACE! OUCH! you get the sympathy vote, Miss J! -smile- feel better SOON
Firelight~ The Keeping Room ~ visually stimulating yet soothing blog, great visit
Jules ~ MoonCat Farm ~ have you ever seen such a great logo... no, you have not and I love the wallpaper
Deanna ~ Home Haven Ministry ~ a gracious visit
There! In no particular order...a great group of bloggers, all women as it happens with something worth saying and saying it well. Some have staggeringly beautiful photos to toss some envy into the mix -smile- and all worth visiting when you've an opportunity.
Cyndi, thank you SO much for this award and for allowing me to pay it forward; it's been great fun.
Blessings ~ every single blog on my Cozy Reads sidebar as all have something worthwhile to say and, generally, beautiful photos to support the words ~ awards ~ and tomorrow, more to come ~