Monday, August 6, 2007

Shining Moments!

I'm starting to get a little sunburn with all the spotlights shining on me!! I am enjoying basking in the limelight here and I have all of you to thank for that! Several things have happened.. First, DJ Kirkby has awarded me a 'Thoughtful Blogger Award', then I got another "Thoughtful Blogger Award' from the Good Woman. A couple days ago, I got a comment on my 'Yard Sale Treasures 2' post from Blog Interviewer wanting to interview me! Me! Then I get a 'Courageous Blogger Award' from both Darth Sardonic and Lady MacLeod.

First, let me explain about Blog Interviewer. They asked me to submit an interview and I had to answer various questions about me and my blog. They then posted a view of my blog, the questions and answers and a link back to here. There is also voting. The blog that receives the most votes gets, well, bragging rights, but also a $50 prize! I'm not much of a braggart, but the $50 prize would be nice! Think of all the goodies I could buy at the yard sales! Or I could buy some more canning jars! I could look at it as getting paid to write! Ok, so it's a one-time thing, but still.. I can dream!! Please, go over there and vote for me, you can vote daily, only once a day, but vote for me! Please? Pretty please? Pretty please with a cherry on top? [I'm on my knees now] Please please please! Click on the link on the right sidebar and it'll take you right to my interview and voting box. Thanks to all who vote for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now to hand out some awards to some very deserving bloggers...

The Thoughtful Blogger Award is defined as Bloggers who answer blog comments, emails, and make their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous. Also for all of those bloggers who spend so much of their time helping others bloggers design, improve, and fix their sites. This award is for those generous bloggers who think of others.

There are so many of you that are thoughtful and helpful and just all around great! The award goes to:

Blue Yonder because although I only recently started reading her blog, she has already helped me. She told me where I could find some art cards that she had posted about and then just her posts alone have given me ideas on things to do with my family. I already borrowed several of her ideas and she totally deserves this award.

To I Am Bossy because she writes tutorials on various subjects and puts it in such a way that you learn and laugh and it sticks in your head because you laughed! She makes learning FUN! How many times have we gone to class in school with a stuck-in-the-mud type teacher and walk away not learning a single thing, but go to a class with a cool, hip teacher who uses out of the ordinary to teach and makes it fun? That's Bossy. Bossy is that cool teacher you had in school.

The Courageous Blogger Award is defined as bloggers who are battling or have battled with physical and mental illness, those who are survivors of abuse, poverty, or who have overcome other challenges in life. Those who serve in the military or work/volunteer in dangerous situations in order to provide a service or to help others. This award is for the strong, the brave, and the courageous.

Darth Sardonic said it best: "Isn't it funny how the person that is a hero to someone else, usually thinks of themselves as simply doing what needs to be done." How very true.. I am just doing what needs to be done. I don't think of my deafness as stopping me from life, but yes, it does keep me from doing and enjoying certain things. But there is so much more out there to make up for it that there is no use in crying, "woe is me". This award goes to:

Laronda because she is telling her story, chapter by chapter about how she became deaf and the struggles she went through as a parent. Her story is so different from mine, because while I was born with a hearing loss, she lost her hearing as a teen. I can only imagine her heartbreak and her loss. She doesn't let that stop her and enjoys life in other ways.

Also to DJ Kirkby because she has a lovely autistic son who she tries to raise as normal as she can while at the same time knowing and accepting that he is different. She writes of her battles with him sometimes, but also of those moments where everything is so right and so perfect that you can't imagine a life any other way.

That's all for now.. Thanks to all for your awards and Congratulations to the others on your new awards. Copy the badges and post them on your blogs proudly, because you truly deserve it! XO


DJ Kirkby said...

Thank you sweetie!!!! Your words 'pretty please with sugar on top' made me laugh 'cos I use that a lot and everyone ehre thinks I am mad! I am going to vote for you again now.

LaRonda said...

Thank you from the heart for your kindness. I'm glad you have been catching up on my summer storyblog. I am a bit "sunburned" too these days with the glow of kindness and blog awards. It's a great feeling though. I so much enjoy your blog too, you know. It's one of my favorite chick-sites.


The Good Woman said...

Congratulations Jenny. Well deserved on all fronts!

jenny said...

Dj-- :o) You're Welcome! I'm always saying "pretty please with sugar on top" OR "pretty please with a cherry on top". I picked that up in grade school and kept it up! Thanks for voting again. Vote every day and as often as you can!! :o)

Laronda-- You're welcome! It always does my soul good to know that people like what I write. I always say I dont care what other people think of me, but it still feels good to hear it! Thanks for coming back and reading and don't forget to vote for me! :o)

Good Woman-- Thank you! All the attention is making my heasd swell! :o)

lady macleod said...

Did you get a new dress? I should think so with all this going on! congratulations my dear!

BOSSY said...

Bossy is honored to accept the award she will now sleep with. Hey, it's a little bumpy in all the wrong places - can she put it on her windowsill instead?

jenny said...

Lady M-- I would buy a dress but it would be the equivalent of my wedding dress: worn only once and then sits in the closet. So I think I'll just have a glass of bubbly instead! Thank you sweetie!

Bossy-- I can see how the award would be a little pokey, perhaps it's merely happy to see you? On the windowsill would be a fine place to display it! :o)