Friday, February 20, 2009

Feel Good Friday: More Juicy Lemons, Superior Scribbling, & My First Award from a Non-Human Blogger!


Lori of the tranquil Skoog Farm Journal has seen fit to bestow this Sweet Tart of an award on me--the lemonade stand. A few months ago Suki honored me with the same and I passed it on to several bloggers who are adept at transforming those mouth-puckering lemons that life throws their way into delectable, thirst-quenching lemonade. And today I would like to add another name to that list: the lovely Kaizabella of Finding Mad Dog. The "mad dog" in question is her birth father, who, you guessed it, would prefer to remain lost. I will also invite any other reader who would like this one to grab it by commenting. Pipe up and it's yours. Yes, I mean you!


Then lovely Mary Ann of Blue Sky Dreaming wandered over with this adorable thing. The Superior Scribbler Award. I'm to pass this on to "five others whom I have found to be thoughtful, creative and most importantly, entertaining." Only FIVE? Then again, so many superior scribblers already have this award. So I'm going to pick five relative newcomers to my blog, five bloggers whom I'm becoming acquainted with. And if you already have the award, my apologies. Here are the five, who now have their work cut out for them. They are to link back to me, and pass the award on to five others, linking to them of course, who will link back to them, and link to five others, and on an on an on and on...before we know it, every single writer in Blogland will have the Superior Scribbler Award. What the hell? We are one superior, scribbling bunch. The five:

Clarissa Alverson, who writes The Curious Hazards of Being Human. Uplifting, heartfelt reflections on what else? The curious hazards of being human. It just gets curiouser and curiouser.

Janette of Contented Colour. The title of Janette's blog says it all. A color-infused spot in Blogland, a place to wrap oneself in a comfy blankey of color and feel...well...content.

Adaelamoon of Ruminations. Gentle ruminations. Blessings counted.

Sally of Being mum, being me. A single mom writes about her frustrations with a quiet hilarity. Yes, there is such a thing. Didn't you ever stifle a laugh in church? That's quiet hilarity. Mum's the word.

Paisley of Ever After: Dead Weight. She's on a healing journey. And sometimes has to summon that healing phenomenon--the good, healthy rant. Damn, I respect that.

And since--who's counting?--a sixth blogger should receive this. Leslie's Textures Shapes Color. A feast of all three. Touch the surfaces. Bask in the color.



And now (drumroll), my very first award from a non-human blogger. And a royal non-human at that. A beautiful princess dragon who lives at Dilly's Castle. In her most gracious (and pwincessy wagon way), Dilly had this to say about me: "San be luvly kind laydy, do pwitty payntins, lots luvly cullers." Wow, Dilly, you make me feel like a pwincess too! The award is described thus: "This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY --nearness in space, time and relationships! In other words, blogs that receive this award are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement." And I'm to pass the award to two bloggers. I offer you two exceedingly charming bloggers:

Karen of Threadstory. An artist who assembles the bits and pieces of life into dazzling quilts.

Carol of RoseCreekCottage. A wise woman who counts her blessings and transforms them into things of quirky beauty. Ragamuffin dolls, for example.

And since...who's counting?...a third exceedingly charming blogger is Kate of Kate's Corner. Delivers the mail by day. Shares her art journals by night.

And, please, even though this award is to be passed to two (only 2?) bloggers, everyone who visits this blog is a friend. Please, please, if you want this award, just say so. Own up to your "exceeding charm" and grab it! On your mark. Get set. Go!

58 comments:

debbiedoesraw said...

Hi San!
love your blog and I love Santa Fe. I have been wanting to go to Upaya.. in 09 I will get there and maybe we can meet. I love Taos too.
be well!
deb

Maggie May said...

Congratulations on the awards, San.

I have just been rereading the letter to a thirteen year old San. it really is good!

Carol said...

Oh San! Thank you so very much. I am very honored that you chose me as one of the recipients of this award. Congratulations to you, too, for receiving it. That I am even in a class remotely close to yours, is indeed very special!! xoxoxox

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Thankyou San so much for your ecouragement.
I must say I love having my first award...but being my first I will need a little help in making links.....et al so when my darling friend Jo can help me I will be on to it like a shot.

Cath said...

I am just content to visit you San, bask in your calm and be sent hither and thither to the most wonderful blogs. Not tonight though... I am tired now so I will visit them another time. So congrats on your well deserved awards and I;ll pop back later. ((hug))

San said...

Debbie, I would love to meet you when you visit Santa Fe and Upaya.

Namaste.

San said...

Maggie, thanks on both counts. I'm glad you liked the letter enough to give it a second reading.

San said...

Carol, you flatter me.

I hope you enjoy the award.

xoxoxo

San said...

Janette, I didn't know this was your first award. Enjoy!

And good luck with the links. Once you get the hang of it, it isn't so bad.

San said...

Cath--a hug to you too. I completely understand needing some "blogless" time. There is a life beyond the computer. At least I think there is.

Karen said...

Why Thank you San! I am honored you thought of me. Congrats on all the well deserved awards for your blog. I enjoy your work and words so much!

San said...

Karen, you are quite welcome.

I love the colors over at your place.

adaelamoon said...

Oooh! Thank you! I am tickled at such a wonderful welcome. :-)

I'm off to scour blog land to make up my five!

Kim said...

Congratulations Bloggy San! These awards are well deserved and gee whiz...not too many can claim to have received an award from a non-human...and a cool award, too! That is just way too great!

Thanks for the intro to some great bloggers. I think there are quite a few here I do not know!

Have a Beautiful Weekend!

katie jane said...

Thank you so much for including me in the award, San. I will do my best to live up to it. It seems you did rake in a load of them lately, didn't you. Where ya been? We've missed you!

smith kaich jones said...

San - Congratulations & thank you for introducing us to new people & places. One in particular felt as if the Universe had directed me there - it's been a hard, sad week which began with the loss of a dear friend, and coming home tonight to face her empty house across the street seemed almost more than I could bear. But like I said, one of the blogs you listed felt like a place to curl up, talk & just be me. Perfect timing & I never question the way the way the Universe works. Many many thanks.

:) Debi

Paula @ Second Studio said...

San ~ I've been away for a bit, mostly making art, building a web site and trying to just get life under control. You know how that goes. I've also changed up some things and spent some time getting my overwhelming bookmark list transferred to my new computer....yikes.

I'll be stopping in again and again as before. I've missed keeping up with your blog.

Hope all is well.

Todd said...

Hey San!!
Good to hear your words! I've missed you! We have been frequenting Yogi Berry down the street from your gallery. Perhaps we'll bring some to you next time!!
Paz!
T.

~Babs said...

Feel Good Friday! Yessir!

Ever notice how ALL Fridays are
'Good Friday?'

You're most deserving of these awards San,,
and it's good to have a new post from you! See how missed you are when AWOL so long?
Waving~~~Have a good weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

San,
I love the way you pass these things on! You sure do capture the fun and joy of blogging for its own sake. Thanks for lifting up some fine folks.

taitle said...

I have stumbled onto this blog, it is really nice :)

Carol said...

Happy Award Day to you!

I will have to take a little jaunt on over to some of these links that you have provided.

Peace, Love and Inspiration.

whimsical brainpan said...

Congrats on all of the awards San!

david mcmahon said...

Forgive me while I dance a jig with delight - caused by the fact that you have updated your blog!!

Lynette said...

Hi San, you deserve every one of those neat awards, congratulations! Thanks for sharing the lemonade stand award, that one is so cute!

Daryl said...

Well deserved ... congrats!!!!

Akelamalu said...

Congratulations on the awards m'dear, very well deserved. :)

Jeff B said...

Holy Link-A-Mole Batman, that's a lot of award love there San.

Anna said...

Congratulations San, you are such a charm, you not only give out nice awards, but you entertain us with your humorous writing! Excellent post. Anna :)

A.Bananna said...

Congrats everyone!!

Stopped by to say hello and share a cup of coffee! have a great week San!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You managed to write a beautiful post, fun and interesting on the subject of giving awards...great to read and all the more fun for some to receive!You've got the knack!!

CHEWY said...

Salutations San,
Holy Cow, look at all the awards.

San said...

Adaelamoon, you're welcome! I cannot wait to see whom you pass the award to. Thanks for participating!

San said...

Kim, Dilly is proof that dragons are people too.

Your enthusiasm is always inspiring!

San said...

Kate, I have just been plain busy. Some of the business has been fun--like painting. Other has been a pain--taxes and such.

Believe me, you already "live up to" the award.

San said...

Debi, I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

But I'm pleased this post enabled you to hook up with the right blog at the right time. Guess it was meant to be.

San said...

Paula, it's great to see you here again. I look forward to checking out your new site...

San said...

Todd, I haven't walked over to Yogi Berry yet. I do like the sound of it. Enormously.

San said...

Oh, Babs, thanks. I've missed you too. Life just gets in the way sometimes. You know all about it.

San said...

Sandy, thank you for passing on the encouragement. You have a knack for that.

San said...

Taitle, I hope you will stumble in again. I enjoyed your visit.

San said...

Carol, I'm sure you will enjoy the new blogs.

And thank you for your three wishes!

San said...

Whim, thank you!

San said...

David, I had no idea you were such an amazing dancer.

San said...

Lynette, isn't that just adorable? I can't wait to see it on your blog!

San said...

Daryl, thank you. The best part is Bridezilla will be hosting my awards ceremony.

San said...

Akelamalu, thanks!

San said...

Holy link-a-mole is right, Robin.

San said...

Anna, I had some fun with it. Thanks for noticing.

:-D

San said...

Anna B, thanks for stopping in and sharing coffee. I'm always in the mood for that!

San said...

And Mary Ann, you've got the knack for making me glow.

You are too kind.

San said...

Salutations, Dar. It's nice to see your wry smile gracing this blog.

The Moody Minstrel said...

An award from a charming princess dragon who talks like Tweety? How do you manage to keep having such an adventurous life, San?

I guess it's just your artist's spirit. It's a magnet for certain things.

Sally said...

Thank you I'm honoured!

I'll definitely take a look at your other awardees too, there are so many lovely people out there in cyberspace x

San said...

Moody, "certain things" is right. Let's not define "certain things."

San said...

Sally, yes, we've quite a community here. I'm glad you're a part of it.

adaelamoon said...

I am back to report: I passed on the award to my three favourite blogs so far... and more to come.

You were one of them... am I allowed to reaward? :-)

Shrinky said...

congratulations san, every one is well and truly deserved.