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Monday, November 17, 2008

Finishing Up Before The Season Ends

Okay, so here is the last of my "Marie Antoinette A Real Person, A Real Award" given to me by that_Dancing_Daisy! The title of the award helped my pick my nominees for sure, but they also happen to be the very same blogs that I look forward to reading when I get my random chance to sit with my lap top.

This whole award thing is difficult, I wish that every non-professional (real person) writer who has the fortitude to put their writing out there in a potentially public arena even once, get a pat on their back. But then the old 4-H leader side of my brain kicks in and says to the warm fuzzy side of my brain "If everyone gets an award then the award means very little." Ooh ow.

There are two blogs I would have liked to award but they just started yesterday so maybe next time. I'm looking forward to reading them but I have no idea if they are a false start or in for the long haul.

There are a couple other blogs that I like but really wish that they would venture out a little more often, so if you don't see yourself on my list here, write more often! Take a few minutes and write something down and hit the publish button! I don't read magazines any more I just read blogs. I like the long articles and the snippets just the same. Okay, the 4-H leader lobe of my brain will now disengage. Oh and I tried to pick blogs that may not have recieved many awardy things but, there you go, there are my reasons. 4-H teaches that judges should always give reasons. And mine couldn't be any worse than a jusdge at a sheep show who based his reasons on gender.

So here are those whom I wish to feel as good as I did when Daisy gave me the award:

Marla enjoying her Life_Is_A_Chair_Of_Bowlies

Kathleen being gentle with Eggs_In_My_Pocket

Farm Chick Paula having a good life at The_Fraker_Farm

Flip Flop being light and encouraging as a Flip_Flop_Floozie

Linda Sue honestly

Ted a thoughtful, prayerful member in

If they accept this award they need to do what I eventually did:

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them

Now I am off to revitalize and rearrange a large flower bed

Everything is coming out, red tulips are going in and some things will go back and somethings like the unruly bully Siberian Iris (the large brown mass laying on his neighbors) will be removed to a place where they will be appreciated and not harrumphed at.

Oh and Dirt has asked where his cool fence is. He didn't think it ought to be covered by my sweet smelling honeysuckle. So hopefully before he gets home he will be able to see his fence again.

By the way Bee, Winter, the cat, has a enourmous mouse like thing, not a rat, and not a frog, in the picture in my post, I'm Groovy . Although he is not above a getting a frog for dinner, the ponds are still a little low and the mud rimming the ponds deters him from adding seafood to his diet right now. He may look like a warrior sometimes but he is a little on the prissy side, like Heath in The Big Valley he wears white pants to do farm work in.

Bet wanted to identify the rodent he caught in the ivy jungle and then ran across the yard with to hide under the mock orange. But he was not sharing. He knows she was just going to take it from him and skin it to add to her collection, (not really but that is how he sees it).


Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Lanny- you are too sweet!!!
I'm speechless... (and that NEVER happens...)
I accept this award humbly- and will get busy passing it on!! Thanks so much, dearie!!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Hello!1 Thanks for the award although i am not really sure how deserving I am of it..But thanks for thinking of me. Hope your day is going great!!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi Lanny, thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for the award. You are so sweet. I just loved reading your posts. I am honored to accept this award and will pass it on. I am adding you to my side bar to visit more often! blessings, Kathleen

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks, Lanny. I like your blog just as well. You have a good knack for writing and an equally good heart, and you seem to like to speak your mind, but you do so with grace, the grace in Jesus, as well as the truth you seek to share in him.

I really am honored by your kind thoughts here, and sharing in it. Thanks!

The Faerykin said...

Hello, I love flowers but don't grow any. Your garden is going to be really lovely, you have so many types of flowers I don't know, but I know they'll look nice, cause flowers in your climate all look gorgeous.

Susie said...

Lanny-Thank you so much for passing this award to me. That was really sweet and I appreciate it!

Daisy said...

That must have been one monster mouse your cat caught, Lanny! :D

Congratulations to those you have passed this award on to!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Thank you so much! Finally got my post up and after checking everyone I thought I'd honor in response they were already tagged! So Paula and Kathleen considered yourselves honored again!!

Marla said...

Thank you, Thank you! I don't know if I can do all of the things with the links etc, I am not very good at that! But when I have some time I will give it my best shot!!