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27 April 2009

Wow. What to say?

This was a hard weekend. Talk about that some other time.

Then i discover, to my great surprise, that i've been nominated for an "award" & tagged for a meme! I'm kind of overwhelmed. Please remember that i'm very new to blogging (my first post was in January) so if i mess up i may not even know it. What i find funny, is that some of the folks i may tag may not even be aware i'm following them! And some of them have such a large following they may have already done this or don't want to.

Michelle at Home Decorating News nominated me for the Attitude of Gratitude Award. Wow. What to say?

Here are her instructions:
  • put the logo on your blog or post
  • nominate at least 10 blogs that show an an attitude of gratitude
  • link to your nominees within your post
  • comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
  • share the love & link to this post & the person who nominated you for the award
  • tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude
These are my 10 Attitude of Gratitude award nominees, in order that my dashboard gives them to me!

  • Joannah at All things New. She has a lovely blog & so much grace in dealing with life.
  • Blog Schmog, GlutenFree4Goofs (i've discovered i don't know the names of several folks i follow!) She is a busy, lovely mama, funny & talented & sharing her gluten free & healthy life.
  • Donna at By His Grace Alone shares her life & wisdom with humor & grace!
  • Pamela Jeanne at Coming 2 Terms who shares the struggle of child free not by choice. She's just written a book i plan to purchase.
  • Mandie at Cultivating Joy another busy mama who is doing wonderful things for her children & our world. She also posts pics of her crafts. I love the profile description she has.
  • Stacy at In Its Time who has been thru so much, & God has blessed her with a son & soon to have a daughter join them as well.
  • Lucy at looking for something deeper . . . who shares thoughts, philosophy, life, & chronic illness. Also check out her rabbit Charlie's blog. He is a character! The link is at her site.
  • Don't miss Linda at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. She has a big following & so much good advice on healthy living as well as cooking gluten free.
  • Thoughts by Kim is cute, sassy, & a lot of fun as she grabs life by the tail no matter what it throws at her.
  • Stacey's Thoughts on Infertility is fun, thoughtful, inspiring. She's coming up on her one year anniversary of blogging.
Wow. I keep saying this, but i am kind of overwhelmed. I don't know that i feel i've much of an attitude of gratitude. I am grateful each & every day for the many things with which i've been blessed, but it seems i complain an awful lot too! What i'm grateful for the most, i think, beyond salvation & God's love for me, is my wonderful husband. We both work each day at saying thank you & i love you (& "i love you more!) & not taking the other for granted. As i've been granted the gift of someone so special late in life, i don't want to take one minute for granted & not appreciate it.

Thank you Michelle. It was so sweet & thoughtful for you to include me in your ten.

Another person who belongs in my list of ten is Paige at The Baby Dust Diaries. She tagged me in an 8 Meme. (Remember, i've not done this before!)

Eight Things I'm Looking Forward To:

  • a massage tomorrow
  • visiting the Appalachian Mountains with Duane in June
  • possibly meeting dear friends Patty & Dawn & John in person (on line best girlfriends)
  • someday doing home remodel (especially upstairs bathroom)
  • the 6 year anniversary of meeting Duane (17 May)
  • our 5 year wedding anniversary (10 September)
  • having more energy for living
  • meeting my Lord in heaven & being in the presence of God!

Eight Things I Did Yesterday: (Did i do 8 things?)

  • attended church
  • visited with Dawn on the phone
  • read part of my book
  • spent a lot of time online
  • teased the cats
  • did three loads of laundry
  • had a fire in the wood stove (it was chilly)
  • watched TV

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do:

  • make fewer darn typos!
  • be a mama
  • sleep restfully
  • have energy to live a full life
  • stop being a procrastinator
  • have more days at home
  • be a better gardner
  • be a better cook
Eight Shows I Watch:

  • Lost
  • Heros
  • Castile
  • Fringe
  • 60 Minutes
  • Monk
  • Psych
  • almost anything SciFi
Eight People I Tag:

Thank you Paige, for thinking of me!

Now, i have to go off & notify all these folks! :) (I kind of need a smile today, so let's share one!)



Coming2Terms said...

Thanks, Kathryn! I so appreciate the shout out, and the Attitude of Gratitude award. I'm honored to be among this crew...

Curly Muse said...

Thanks for tagging me!!!!

Lucy said...

Thanks for picking me, Kathyrn! I shall have to put up my own post (eventually!) Glad you enjoy my blog. Have been a bit absent from the online world this past week again because parents have been staying.

Sending you a big grin to make you smile today :)

Lucy said...

Yeech, talking of typos, I'm sorry for mangling your name!!! Kathryn. Sorry! So easy to do when you're typing quickly - my thoughts always go faster than my fingers, which doesn't help typo-wise!!

Amrita said...

Hi Kathryn, rganks for the tag. I will play along.

Stacey said...

Thanks so much Kathryn!! You're sweet. I appreciate it so much.

byhisgracealone said...


I am blessed when God places new friends in my path....I am honored that you chose me and my blog for the Attitude with Gratitude Award...I might not be quick on my toes to get a post up :), but wanted to send you smiles, hugs, love and prayers...

thanks again...for your kindness


Linda said...

Kathryn, thanks for tagging me. This is my first award! I really appreciate your encouraging words.

Joannah said...

Thank you so much! I'm glad that you get something good from reading my blog. I appreciate your friendship.

I hope you enjoyed that massage!

Kim H. said...

How sweet! I really appreciate the award and the lovely comments you made about me. I've never thought of myself as sassy... but I LIKE it! HA!

I'll post this and nominate some folks soon. :-)

Paige said...

Tagging is fun it is like a virtual blog hug! Plus we all get to know each other better.