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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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Hump Day

I need to catch up with some thank yous today!
I won her gift for her 1000th post!

She had the box filled with all wonderful things - for having tea with friends - perfect right? Now my mother's name was Rose so I especially loved the tea cup with the rose on it.

Okay it was $15+ shipping.

Her hubby had it packed fantastically in the box!  You wouldn't believe.

Let's see - a book on friends.  Three tea books.  A lace doily. A shopping bag with beautiful flowers on it below.  And an angel for my collection.  I love angels. 

See the pretty crystal vase on the right?  I had no idea I would win all of this or win at all.

Isn't it sweet?  Susan is a sweet gal.  She called and sang to my grandson on his birthday (yes she has a great voice) and he'll never forget it!

And a lace tablecloth perfect for my dining room table - I needed one of these so bad!


I also received two blog awards.  A lot of people don't accept them.  I do. I think for me if someone sends them I should accept them - unless I already have one then it should go to another blogger.  Just my thoughts.

The hardest thing is to pick others for it to go too!  Because I want to give it to everyone - but when you say that no one takes it.  So it's part of the job.  Forgive me ahead of time.

From  Jill - Chillin with Jill - I received the Blog on Fire Award:           THANK YOU!

 I also have to tell you seven things about me and pick bloggers.

1.  My favorite color was always Kelly green - for years - but I like that new aqua color that is out now.
2.  I am 5'3".

3.  I am always 10 minutes late no matter how hard I try.
4.  I have been staying up until midnight this summer and trying to get up at 8am.
5. I am meeting 6 blog ladies tomorrow for lunch.
6.  I have my big yearly physical this Thursday and I am scared! lol
7.  My favorite color on me is black.

1.  Jim at Jim's Little Blog
2.  Jack at Shiplog
3.  Jerry  As the Cracker Crumbles
4.  Rob at Chrome Bear on the Range
5. Andy at The Little White House
6.  Joe at Joey's Pad
7.  Rick at Life out Loud

This men are all different and they are all faithful friends and they are loyal writers.
           THANK YOU. 

So from Diane at Southhamsdarling -   I received the:    

 And to post 8 things about myself:
1. I am finding out how boring I am.  LOL
2. I don't like to be hot!  I love fans and air blowing on me.
3. In high school there were 771 students and my ranking was 71out of 771.  I used to be smart.
4. I am sure I have lost some of that smartness.
5. I am very orderly. I would rather have things in order then clean.
6. I am watching Big Brother.  That's bad - right?
7. I like reality TV - some of it anyway.  I think the Bachlorette should have chosen Sean last week. He;s the whole package - Jean and I decided that last week.
8. My favorite movie is It's A Wonderful Life.

Know that I would give this to some friends of mine that do not accept awards so the award goes to:

1.Pam - I'm also know as Ma
2.Nikki (Sarah) Gentle Recovery
3.Eva - Illustrator
4.Betty- A Bench With A View
5.Angela-West Virginia Treasures
6. Lois - Walking on Sunshine
7.JP - At a Quiet Corner
8. Ann at Ann's Snap and Edit
9. Judy at Cranberry Morning
10.  Cheri at Chez  Cheri
and I could go on and on - I am so sorry I can't list everyone.

And to leave you with something fun - I got this from   Jocelyn at His Pursuing Kindness (I stole it).

My four were - loyal - passionate - outgoing - sweet - what are yours?

Love, Chatty


Jill said...

Good Morning, Sandie! Wow! What a lovely box of precious items. Everything is lovely and they couldn't have gone to a nicer person.

Congratulations on the awards! You deserved them. I will be checking out the blogs you nominated!

Have a great time at your luncheon!

Miss Debbie said...

Hope you enjoy your lunch!It was nice learning some things about you and I had no idea so many men blogged! What do you know!! Congrats!

Granny Annie said...

My dad always said square dances and folk dances were best or church gatherings because no one would be left out. I don't accept awards or give awards because someone will be left out. For instance here I am in tears because you left me out:)

Anonymous said...

Mine were....Loyal, Passionate, Sweet and Patient....patience not my strongest but I am working on it.

Have a FUNFILLED day!!!!

Godsgalnj said...

lol! I felt so special when I reached the end of the post and was like: whoa, is that my name? lol. LOVE the gifts you won and she sounds like a sweet woman :) congrats on the blog awards!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That was like Christmas opening that prize. How wonderful!

Wanda's Wings said...

Passionate, secure, sweet, and shy. Well that could be me. I'm glad you received such a wonderful gift. It couldn't happened to a nicer person.

Terri Buster said...

What a fantastic prize- I bet that made your day!
Congrats on the awards- you deserve them and more. Have a great day Sandie!

BelovedBomber said...

Congratulations on your awards :) I, too, love It's a Wonderful Life. It isn't the holiday season unless I get to watch it at least once. Many blessings!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank you for giving me an award today. I've received many over the years and have been grateful for them all. But I do have a hard time passing them on to just a few so I do the everyone that wants one thing. Every blog I read deserves an award. Congrats to you on those you received. My four words were peaceful, loyal, passionate and thoughtful. That is me for sure!

That corgi :) said...

congrats on the awards! Thanks for passing one on to me; I'm terrible about passing them on myself, but you are so right if someone gives you an award, one should do something about it indeed!

my words this time around were patient, compassionate, dependent and peaceful

I have to say your words fit you to a "T".

Have a great lunch today; sounds like fun!


That corgi :) said...

oops, I forgot to say; congrats on winning that box of goodies from Susan! That was a lot of great stuff in it!


Susan said...

Awwww, Sandie. That was nice you showed the Giveaway gifts to all our blog peeps. So sweet of you.

Well, my words were Peace, Wrestless, Sincere, and Caring. Now if I have peace, how can I be wrestless? Guess I interpreted that as peace on some days, wrestless on others. Yeah. That fits. ha ha ha

Have a winsome Wednesday! Susan

Cheri said...

I have done those 4 words before and these 4 words are different from the other 4...

Charismatic, sweet, thoughtful and outgoing

Then when I was looking to spell charismatic I found

dramatic, love, reserved and peaceful

You tell me???? LOL

Kim said...

Mine were loyal, dramatic, honest and naive. Dramatic?? Me?? Can you imagine?? LOL
That is a gorgeous box of goodies you got from your friend. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely gift!! Its beautiful, everything for tea!!!!!!
I like Big Brother and Survivor, I also like the American Pickers and Pawn a thon, so we could watch these together,
I love to get to know my blogging friends better,

jack69 said...

Peaceful, love, serve and passionate! When you see these things you wonder who and how they are dreamed up. (And wonder how true they really are???)
Enjoyed the read and You B one lucky girl.
You have a side flag that says:
"Children are often spoiled because no one will spank Grandma."

That is probably TRUE!!! LOL

Love from Pennsylvania!!!!

Beth said...

I love your posts Sandie. There is something there for everyone. Congrats on your very deserved awards.

The gift you received is beautiful!

Alice Arthigton said...

wow didn't know there where blog rewards, that's cool. it sounds like u have some great friends too.


...LOVE the happy face. That's cool.
And I too like black on ME. Good luck with your yearly exam. They're always a pain in the rear [literally...insert wink here] But I need to ask, what is JELLY green? Like jelly made from green apples? I'm not sure. Oh wait, do you mean kelly green? Dunno. But you do have my grey matter working overtime here!!! Enjoy your luncheon. And great win there!!!!!

Angela said...

Congratulations Sandie! That was one sweet giveaway you won! I hope you have fun today at your luncheon. I'm staying up as late as I want this summer and sleeping in as late as I want too! lol

andy said...

Looks like christmas morning for you! Have a great Wednesday!

Shelly said...

Congrats on your awards and what a delightful box of lovelies you received!

Lynn said...

I think you're still smart. My four words were: peaceful, dramatic, outgoing, sweet. :) How about that? We have two in common.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

What a wonderful prize to win! congratulations!

And I don't know how you think of all those other things. Great lists. Have a good day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a wonderful giveaway to win! That Susan is a sweetie! hugs, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on all the blogger love you're getting and spreading. :)

The Boston Lady said...

Prey, peace, serve, born. I guess people prey on me to keep the peace because I was born to serve... Well deserved awards and I always like learning more about you - for instance I never thought you were 5'2" (eyes of blue?) Ann

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I am more sure that I am here this time than I was the last time (I think).

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats on your awards! Hey....we're the same height! heehee! I wrote my words down real quick...I should have seen forgetful but what I saw was Happy, naive, reserved and secure. I would say that is VERY accurate! I may post this soon if that's OK with you! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the awards and, what a great package of goodies you got.

Wendy said...

Congrats on your blog awards! You deserve them. Lovely gift too :D

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congratulations on your awards!!!!
What a great gift you won. Have a great day. Love, Debby

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hey, I love Big Brother and I watch the 3 hour After Dark each night. Been watching since day one.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a lovely gift you won!

I'm with you on order over neatness. ;-)

SweetMarie said...

Congrats on your awards! I just love learning more about you. :)
Your gifts are so lovely!
I hope you're having a wonderful week!

EM Illustrator said...

Congratulations on that lovely gift :-) and on your awards - super fun! And thank you for thinking of me :-) how very nice of you.
I am feeling a bit nutty today [hehe] Have a lovely Day!


The Jones Family said...

What a nice gift box you won! Congrats on your blog awards. Have a great week!

Gloria Hood said...

Awesome pressie you won!

Renae said...

That was really fun!

You are all of those attributes! I loved your selection of others, too. Congrats to them all!!!

My words were: Passionate, Charming, Kind and Thoughtful.

The gifts you got were wonderful! Wowzers! :D

mare ball said...

Such lovely gifts! Lucky girl. I got happy, patient, lovely and dramatic. Mmmm, not so much, any of 'em. Let me check my horoscope. :-)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Your gifts are beautiful. I love the rose on the teacup.

It was nice to find out more about you. Your updated photo is really nice.


Ann said...

so I'm reserved, naive, talented and courageous. I don't know about
Beautiful gifts you got there. Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing one on to me.

Michaele said...

So many new things I didn't know about you : ) You are very good at coming up with them - that is why you get picked. That was an awesome winning! I won a T-shirt this week.

Arkansas Patti said...

You really hit the lottery with that gift box. Congrats on your awards and how nice of you to accept them.
I like that you have so many men followers. I enjoy their refreshing view point. Joey is on my list also. May check out some of the other fellows.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well, the first word I saw was "mental" and I thought I'd better just let that exercise go:@) I'm with you, I choose order over pristine all the time!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Okay, words were jumping out of everywhere on that last thingy and the first one I saw was prey!! I'm not sure WHAT that means!! LOL! Congratulations on your BIG PRIZE and your awards, Sandie!! You are the best! love and hugs ~ tanna

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Before I forget, my four were lazy, happy, peaceful and patient. All good, except for the first one! HA! Thanks for the award. That is some prize you won! Love the teacup. Really pretty and nice that the pattern is a rose for you to remember your mom. Hope you had a nice Wednesday!

Dee said...

Nice gift box to get in the mail:) I think your words to describe you sound pretty accurate. Mine were reserved, witty, dependent, restless.Hmmmm...something to think about.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

The first word I saw was outgoing. Now I don't think I'm shy, but I don't think I'm outgoing either. I kind of like to melt into the crowd if you know what I mean.

Just stopping by because I've been so busy and haven't been online much at all lately. I'm trying to get the dining room back in order and had to work in the backyard yesterday. It was about a foot high after all the rain! I'll catch up soon.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The first 4 words I saw were lazy, happy, patient and genuine. I think they all pretty much fit except for the "patient". I'm not very! :)

Congrats on the awards!! And for winning that wonderful prize!!

Renegades said...

Wow that looks like a fun box to receive.

I also do not like to be hot.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Congratulations on your awards!!!
And what a cool friend to send you all those treasures!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

How how luck you were to recieve such a wonderful box of goodies, my four words were sweet, passionate, sentimental and do you think those words describe me or what......congrats on the awards a very deserving woman.......indeed


That box of goodies was charming. How exciting. I love the angel. Congrats on the awards. I do not accept them anymore, myself. But it's a sweet gesture, when offered.

LL Cool Joe said...

Hey thank you so much for the award! I love to receive awards too, and it's wonderful that another blogger is thinking of you. So thank you so much. I will happily accept the award and try and pass it on to some other bloggers too. ;)

Thank you. xx

Sarah (Nikki) said...

congrats on the win and awards. I think you totally deserve them.

Mary said...

Hahahahha. Sweet, insecurest thoughtful passionate restful I added restful but that's because I don't like being insecurest...That's me but I compensate a lot. Hahahha. That's a good one...Where you get your stuff and still have time to watch Bachelorette? You amaze me.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful treasure box! The lace tablecloth alone would make me do the jig.

I loved the thing at the end. I thought you were supposed to start at the top. That's my excuse for the first word being LAZY.

The others were happy, genuine, patient.

I'm not patient...

A Quiet Corner said...

Holy moose-poops, Sandie, congratulations to you for getting two awards! And then, I thank you for passing one on to sweet of you...HUGS & SMOOCHES!...:)JP

Cranberry Morning said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway AND on the awards! Your blog is always fun to read, Sandie!
Thanks also for passing it along to me. :-) Hope you have a great weekend.

Jim said...

Congratulations, Sandie. You needed toI win something just now. And for you nice awards too.

Thank you too for mentioning me as one of the men who read your blog. I think you used to think men wouldn't make good blogging friends.

Thank you too for the heads up. I've slowed down and am not sure when and what I will post in the future for a couple of weeks. Some but who knows. Our London family is coming here tomorrow for holiday.