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Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Ward Just For Me

"This award acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It’s a way to show appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”

Sparky presented me with this blog award. I am very grateful.

Bskrshkerkshk "We interupt this message for LeeAnn to acknowledge that: 'Okay I am a blind woman, Kathy at Spot on Cedar Pond actually gave this award to me back on February twenty-fifth, but I misread it as a meme tag. It does come with a list of questions and so I will keep it as it is for now. My sincere appologies Kathy, for not reading it correctly until tonight when I went back to get the questions I was going to answer tomorrow afternoon.' And now we return to our regular broadcast."

However, I just want to lie down and weep.

Number one, awards, for me, are hard to live up to. Sooner or later I end up in a heap of sobbing weeping jelly flesh, pounding my head on the floor. Okay it isn’t that bad… ya, actually it is.

By giving me this award Sparky is saying that I transmit something other than the flu virus (well it could have been food poisoning, I can transmit that too). Whether I can do all these other things she says, I'm not so sure;

Cultural values? I complain about and criticize modern culture, I am rather counter culture.

Ethical values? I am considering cheating in this very post. Yep, I transmit ethical values alright.

Literary values? Mom stop rolling over, the headstone is jiggling.

Personal values? Okay, that I am good at, I am very good at getting personal. Uh, this is similar to what Sparky says, so really it is a “how opinionated and personal can you get” a ward.

On that note I will humbly accept Sparky's generous acknowledgement after all it isn’t really what I think, it is what you think, Dear Reader. I write because I write, you award because you have come upon something you appreciate.

It is funny, the conundrum that blogging is. I do not really write for what I think my audience wants, I write what I need to write. Often a question or inquiry from you Dear Reader prompts me to write about something in particular but it still must be what I desire to write about. Or it would sound more like a third grade book report than it already does. I am not a professional writer, I do not know how to fake it.

When I write I take the chance that no one is going to appreciate, or even understand what the heck I just pecked out on the keyboard. Perhaps I would write differently, with an audience in mind. We won’t ever know because I will never be writing for money or even for a broad readership. But I definitely appreciate being appreciated, thank you.

Number two reason for lying down and weeping:

I cannot give out awards. But I will try anyway. If you do not already read these blogs please, by all means, give them a try. I have no idea if these bloggers accept awards or not, I am not even going to look. And yes, the "chain" could be broken right here and now, all three sets (see how cleverly I cheat Sparky) could, and are welcome to as far as I am concerned, to say "hey thanks, but I don't do these things," that is fine by me, my appreciation and suggestion to take a gander their way still stands. Please for crying out loud don't feel the pressure from me, I cannot accept the burden this week, if it had been next week perhaps I could have felt up to harrassing you with a threat of some sort.

The Valley Sisters, Karen at Lily_Valley and Mildred at Nalley_Valley. Beautiful inspiring informative gentle posts. Nary a feather ruffled.

Cliff_Marrow's_Blog and Ralph at Homespun_Headlines Jokes and stories and nary a feather left unruffled (or at least laughed at. Have tissues and inhaler ready).

Lisa and Autumn two dedicated talented young wives and moms of four so many a feather smoothed. (A. Joy at Home, you are still going to receive this from me even though like myself, you have it from your momma back on the twenty-fifth of February)

Okay Kathy's tag is next up. The weather is calling for snow, rain and hail tomorrow. I'm not saying I won't do some outside work, (task master Cliff) I'm just saying I may need to come in and thaw out, so I will purpose to write.


Susie said...

Lanny-Congrats on the award. You have such a way with words!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Yeah, now, see that wasn't so bad was it? [patting you on head] Part of growing up is learning to accept accolades. [giggle] JK
Congrats gal! Like I said you do deserve nice things.
I'm off on a Bloggyland Adventure today! Wish you could have joined us but I know your garden calls. ♥ ∞

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Congratulations on the award. You deserve this. Your posts are always so fun to read! blessings,Kathleen

deedee said...

Congrads on your award. It is always a pleasure to read your posts!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

congratulations! and more snow? oh no!!!

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

You have a great blog, not surprised you received this lovely award. Very well deserved.

CJ xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lanny!
Thank you kindly for passing the award along to me; I am very honored and I am going right now to read these other blog friends you have linked to.

Cliff said...

I thank you for your preferment. I'll take it seriously. For now. My problem is that when ever I write about my values...I lose readers. But the election is over now, so maybe I can slowly regain them unless of course I begin to let the news bother me.
As far as literary is concerned...I really should learn how to read.
Again thanks and...oh I forgot, I'm taking my award to show to Ralph next weekend. 600 mile trip but worth it.
Now back outside with you.

Karen said...

Lanny, Thank you for the award you divided between me and my sister. To Mildred: I get the biggest half !!! ha ha
I was away over the weekend and just now saw the award.
Many thanks and congratulations to you also.

Ralph said...

Hey thanks for the award. Cliff said he already claimed and will show it to me - that's usually how those things work. Seriously, appreciate it.
This was a great post - I like the fact you don't write for others but for you. I think that is what most of us do, or should.