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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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Butterfly Award---

Shanda at a Pause on the Path awarded me the Butterfly Award - I love butterflies and how hard they work to change from the ugly little caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly.

Thank you so much Shanda and if you have checked her blog out - do - she is a real interesting lady!!

To accept this award I have to -

1. Refer back to the person who gave me the award.

2. Answer the questions below.

3. Pass it forward


Name your favorite color-
Kelly Green

Name your favorite song-
Christian: Amazing Grace - Carrie Underwood
Country: Rascal Flatts - I won't Let Go

Name your favorite dessert-
Chocolate Peanut Butte Pie

What wizzes you off-
Promise Breakers - doesn't even have to be a big promise - say if someone tells you they'll write and they don't. It can be a bigger thing - if you have a friend who un-friends you be man or woman enough to give closure. Be a promise keeper.

When you’re upset you-
Eat Fortunately!

Your favorite pet-
Disco my dog.

Black or white-
Black (at least in clothes)

Your biggest fear-
Not growing.

best feature-
My heart.

Everyday attitude-

What is perfection-

Guilty pleasure-

I'm passing this "Coolest Blog Ever" Award on to:

Angela at West Virginia's Treasures

Doris at Crocheting in Georgia

Eva Marie at Eva Maries Art and Photography

JP at A Quiet Corner

Michaele at Sprout and Wings Farm

Sandra at Madsnapper

Sharon at Sharon Sharing God

Thought for the day:

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” Roald Dahl (Thanks This Is Me)



Oh dear friends I've been writing and writing and writing - so much so it's almost a book and a book that is probably only interesting to me. I've included some memories this reunion brought up for me and some things I learned new.

Instead of posting it where the whole world can see it - I've put my memories in another place.

I learned something new on blogger today!!! Very exciting!!

How to make a separate page - post it - but not really post it on the blogs main face - if you will. And yes - some of you have already learned how to do it and are doing it already - I'm slow but sure.

It's on the side bar and if you're interested in my life's story (lol) and about what I learned at the reunion you can go there - at Memories (on the side bar) - and read it. If you don't have the time it's always there and you can come back later. You don't have to read it. You don't have to leave a comment - it is a win win situation for everyone.



Buttercup said...

We've got a lot in, Rascal Flatts and believing that your heart is your heart is your best feature -- though your wisdom is right up there, sweet blog friend. Looking forward to looking at all of your reunion pictures.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your sweet and giving heart is for sure your best feature! I am so blessed to have you as my friend. hugs, Linda

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, I read some of your 'story' --and will finish it later. I am so proud of you for coming out on the GOOD side of life --after a rough start...

I had a rough time also.. Did you read my blog on Forgiveness? I finally dealt with my childhood sexual abuse --but not until I was in my 50's.

Then at age 59, I met George and my life started anew... Thanks be to God for second chances in life---for both of us.

I love peanut butter pie also--but you can have the chocolate part... I also love Carrie Underwood's version of Amazing Grace. When I first heart it on TV, I had chills from head to toe.


TexWisGirl said...

congrats on your award! yeah, it would be great if we didn't eat when stressed? :)

and you named 4 or 5 of my favorite blogging ladies there. :)

Angela said...

Thanks you Sandie for giving me this award! I really appreciate you and your friendship! You deserve the best!


Ginny said...

The song I love and I've never heard before. Who and what?? I couldn't find your player to see it. I didn't know about the separate page thing, either!! We got the same award, but now I can't give it to you!!

Belle said...

Congrats on the award, and I love your idea of perfection! So true.

Thisisme. said...

What a lovely award to receive. Congratulations, and congrats also to the other winners. Those were actually some very good questions that you had to answer for this Award - a bit different from the usual thing. Well done you on creating your new page. Lovely quote by Roald Dahl by the way (I see you gave him a new name of Ronald. I'm sure he would prefer that!! Hee Hee!!)>

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am still playing catch up here.
I am wondering about the "page" thing. I don't think I have even ever heard of it. It's about all I can to do just plain everyday post!! :)
and..thank you for the sweet comment you left! Made me feel so good.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your heart is definitely one of your most wonderful features! You are also wise and witty and gracious and compassionate and curious and strong. I guess a good many of those are heart. I look forward to reading more of your story. blessings ~ tanna

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely to read about you.

I enjoy your blog.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so impressed you learned how to make pages!! I confess I paid someone to do my menu and pages, LOL.

I'm right there with you on chocolate peanut butter pie! Congrats on the butterfly award :-)

Sandra said...

I have not tried the pages thing so now you know how to do something i don't. i was about to do them and realized i had nothing to put ON the pages.
thanks for the award, but i am award free and don't do them. i did enjoy reading your answers.
Favorite color is burgundy
I like black best
the thing that I don't like is someone canceling a date at the last minute.
biggest fear TOO many to list here but will put nursing home at the top of the list
dessert would be ice cream
no favorite songs
upset and I eat, like you
guilty pleasure is reading, i do to much of it

Retired Knitter said...

Oh I will be visiting your page Memories for sure.

In fact your idea to document all the details of your reunion with your family got me thinking to do the same thing with my reunion memories. Memories fade unless you document them somewhere. I hope to do the same in my photo albums once I get them organized and consolidated. Someone in my family will appreciate the effort. I may not live long enough to know it, but someone will.

I so enjoy your blog. We are soooo alike.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...How do you DO that? How do you put a separate page in the sidebar without posting on the blog? Hmmmm. Sounds good.

Enjoyed the post. Congratulations on your newest reward! You deserve it! Susan

Donna B said...

Congratulations to you and the other recipients of the award. I really like your new look on your blog...loved learning more about you...I too love country music, Rascal Flats and Carrie Underwood.

You ARE also very talented, creative, and a tenacious researcher. I admire your openness and your consistency in your commitment to blog and share your life and thoughts with us!

We have had another back to back several weeks of company...our last guest went home today and we leave early Friday morning for Mammoth, to spend the weekend with friends and family.

This summer is flying by and we have been packing in lots of activity, company and experiences.... I miss not having the time to blog and hopefully the winter months will give me more of an opportunity....

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Sandie for this award. It was a very nice surprise - and brought a big smile to my face. Thank you so much for your friendship!

Sally said...

We most definitely have some of the same likes and dislikes. :)

I read your memories; written so well and also can relate to some of your experiences. ((hugs))

Marydon said...

Oh, the stories we could share, Sandie. Peanut Butter Pie!!! When?! Where?! WHAT TIME??!!

Glad you had a good time at the gathering.
Love you, Sandie.
Have a lovely week ~

Ann said...

Congrats on your award. I eat when I get stressed too. Maybe we could get together the next time we're both stressed and polish off a chocolate peanut butter pie :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

We have a lot in common too. I like your song choice too.

Sharon said...

You are a very interesting lady, Mrs. Chatty!

I will be checking out your new page(s) - isn't it fun when an...ahem..."older" dog learns new tricks?!

Michaele said...

Thanks for passing this on to me. I enjoyed reading yours. I will also make some special time to read your page. Great idea. I just don't want to rush through it.

Shanda said...

I have to admit that promise breakers are one of my pet peeves too. If you aren't sure you'll do it, then don't commit.

Shanda said...

I have to admit that promise breakers are one of my pet peeves too. If you aren't sure you'll do it, then don't commit.

ocmist said...

Congratulations on your award! You deserve it! Interesting answers, too. Always nice to learn more about you, because you ARE such an interesting and loving person.

I will definitely be going over to read your memoirs! Linda