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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

An Award



Thank you Patti at They Don't Make "Em Like They Used To
She has been a good friend for awhile now - I think I am the luckiest blogger on blogspot. I have the greatest friends. She has another blog called Fill My Cup With Beauty - she's a great Christian gal. She and I have old movies in common. My mom was an old time movie buff so I am as well - well she is too! If you like the good old black and white movies, with the famous old actors and good values - she's your gal. She is truly wonderful.

Here are the rules of this award:

1) Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

2) Share 7 random facts about yourself.

3) Pass the award to 12 of your blogging buddies.

4) Notify the recipients

Now she passed this award on and you are supposed to write seven random things. I am really not all that interesting, but . . .

1. I want to thank all my followers for following me and my new ones. I am pleasantly surprised. I try to follow everyone that follows me and I try to be faithful by reading and or commenting on them. I do get in time crunches and I have to read in a hurry, but I do try to be loyal. I will have my 6th year anniversary of blogging on September 16th of this year.

2. I am a person who wants to believe very much what people tell her. A lot of people say I'm to gullible - but what is the choice? You can always be not trusting - always suspicious - and look at things people tell you bitterly OR you can trust what people say and believe the best in them. I mean why not? It feels good to believe in people and what they say. I choice to believe the best in people. I am a born again Christian and Optimist. (Thanks Sandra)

3. I don't like drinking from the same straw from someone else. The thought of it gets me kind of gaggy. I love showers and clean bodies. A little bit of a clean freak.

4. I like my name spelled Sandie not Sandy.

5. It takes a LOT to get me mad - a real lot - but once I am - I can get real mad.

6. I have written a book called 'Full Circle' and I have been procrastinating trying to get it published and I'm not exactly sure why. It has been professionally edited, but I think fear is keeping me from going forward. I think it is a time fear. I'm so busy here at home and I love love love blogging and my friends - so I keep putting it off until ???

Okay I forgot to tell you what it was about. I have an idea of a series of love stories - Christian, but romantic - for middle age women (of course). To show their live is only beginning. This one book - shows how a gal went full circle in her life to get back to 'home'.

My next one I have started is, Without Him, I'm Everything...

7. I lead my head lead my life at times instead of my heart. Inside my heart leads.

Okay enough weird and random stuff about Chatty.

Now this is the part I hate most - picking others. I want to say everyone do it. I hate picking people out. Or the ones I pick are award free and others don't want to do it. Or I forget someone. But when you do accept an award people get to know you better!

Twelve picks - yikes. Well I am going to chose some of my newest people so I can get to know their randomness better! Please don't be offended as I love you all! I am only going to pick seven - seven random thoughts seven blogs - makes sense to me!

Please check them out as well and make some new friends!

1.Eileen
2.Doris
3.Sweet Marie
4. Nancy
5. Raquel
6. Janie2
7. Rick

Now how is this for a good quote?

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

- John Bunyan



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PS Don't forget my little giveaway talked about on the 22nd.

28 comments:

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Thank you, Sandie!

It may take me a while to do my end of the award, but I will get to it! And, I'm like you, like no double dipping, I don't like sharing straws either.

John Bunyan was a wise man!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I didn't know you'd written a book! What is Full Circle about?

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to you, dearie! well-deserved. wow! 6 yrs blogging! you go, girl!

and i want to know more about your book too. spill!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie it is always wonderful to learn new things about friends! You are the sweetest!! hugs, Linda

Sush said...

Congrats on the Award! I've recently been awarded the same one and am working on the nominees and posting for presentation..I am looking forward to visiting your picks!

Hugs~

Sandy said...

Hi...I'll be checking out some of the blogs you listed when I get some time later. Have grandkid duty today.

thanks for the suggestions and loved reading more about you.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Congratulations on your award and on your writing. That takes a lot of committment. I, too, will check out your bloggers. It's always fun to meet new friends.

Eva Marie said...

Congratulations to that award - you so much deserve it! I love the post. 6 years blogging - my oh my, I've only been on for a few months and during this short time I've met such nice people, I simply love it. Friends do makes such difference in life - brings you lot's of laughter and it's uplifting! thank you for being such a sweet friend.

Eva x

Ginny said...

Congratulations! Most of the stuff in your list doesn't surprise me, even the book! More things in common, I cannot go to bed without a shower and have taken one even though I have just had surgery! We just had an earthquake, did you feel it? We are at the epi-center, and I was scared to death, thought I was going to die! It sounded like a big train and everything shook so bad. Now we are waiting for after shocks.

Belle said...

I think it is fantastic you have written a book! Wonderful. Congrats on the award!

Doris Sturm said...

Thank you for the nomination for the award, but I'm sure I don't deserve it - especially since lately I've replaced facebooking with blogging, but I'm trying to work on that. I just can't seem to check into facebook without getting side tracked to something else...

I hope you are doing well, Sandie. I'll go and read some of your previous posts that I have missed.

Love you,
Doris :-) and Gizzy!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Full Circle!! We need it in print. =) blessings ~ tanna

Raquel Lautenschlager Santana said...

Congratulations! Thank you so much for the nomination for the award! I`m really happy!

ruthie said...

It's fun to see what makes people tick - the small, simple details of each of us. I enjoyed getting to know a little about you.

SweetMarie said...

Sandie, Congratulations on the award and 6 years of blogging! And thank you so much for including me in your award list, you are so sweet! Blogging is very new for me and you've been very kind and helpful.
I want to read your book. :)

Jo said...

Your so sweeet you get re-warded,Oh but hold on,I've not been as sweet as you but maybe alittle,I got one too.
~JO

Sally said...

I think it's great that you received the award, and shared some things about yourself. I'm interested also in your book, and don't think you should that off any longer. You'll be happy you did, and so will your family and friends.


Hugs*

Nancy said...

Oh golly gee. I'll do it innah minute ;-)
Thank you!

Jeanie said...

Congrats on the award and on nearly 6 yrs of blogging. Maybe talking about your book will give you the boost to work on getting it published.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, I enJOYed this, Sandie!
I want to be right there for an autograph when your book is published!
Hugs,
Myra

Ann said...

congrats on the award. Now go get that book published, you can do it. I have faith in you

Michaele said...

Those are neat things you thought of to share. You really should publish your book. We would buy it! I agree with you on the straw thing. And don't even think about putting your straw in my cup - backwash.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I didn't know you wrote a book. That's pretty impressive...good for you. Now get it published!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Oh my goodness, Sandie, thanks for this precious award! What a surprise!

I loved learning about the book you wrote, and I truly encourage you to get it publish. I will be the first reader to buy it!!!!

Doris

Patti said...

Well, since you are such a sweetheart, you deserved this award. I am so glad that our paths crossed in the middle of this great big blog world.

Wow, 6 years blogging!! I've been blogging 5 and a half years, but I took a long (19 months) break in 2009/2010. So, you are light years ahead of me.

How interesting that you, too, have written a book. I'm back to re-thinking getting mine published as well. How's that for 2 peas in a pod.

Blessings,
Patti

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Sandie... I love reading about other bloggers... Hope you get your book published and get the next one started!!!!!! Go for it, Girl!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

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Sharon said...

You've written a book?! OK, here's the deal. I'll pester you to get that book out into the world, and you pester me to really think (and do?) something about putting together one of my own. Deal??

And may I never make you mad. A Churlish Chatty is a very scary thing...

xo