June 12, 2009: Blog Award

Sue, who has delightful blog at Making a House a Home, has presented me with an award this morning! Thank you, Sue. I am honored, and I love getting awards (I'm shallow like that), but this one comes with some pretty strict stipulations.

(1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award. (That one's easy!)
(2) Copy the logo and place it on your blog. (A no-brainer.)
(3) Link to the person who nominated you for this award. (Did that.)
(4) Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. (Uh-oh, it's getting harder)
(5) Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers. (Only seven? But-but-but----I have about 57 favorites! How do I chose?)
(6) Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. (If I can chose seven, I can link.)
(7) Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated. (I can do that!)

Item #1 Done
Item #2 Done
Item #3 Done
Item #4 I really lead a rather dull life, so this one will be difficult.

1. I only drink one cup of coffee a day, and that's half coffee and half lowfat milk with a packet of sweetener.

2. I used to do a lot of painting, in acrylics or oils, on canvas or objects. If you're curious, here are photos of a few of them.

3. I'm a yo-yo dieter. I go on "healthy eating" binges and lose 20-30 pounds, keep it off for a couple of years, then blow it during one winter in AZ. Too many potlucks, card games with refreshments, tacos at the local bar. I can go from size 8 to size 14 in the wink of an eye.

4. I don't drink alcoholic beverages, with the exception of my once yearly Margarita. I think I could get hooked on those, if I were so inclined.

5. My Dad was a WWII hero. He lead the 392nd. Bomb Group in the first bomb drop on Berlin. For this, he received the Presidential Citation, which was presented to him by General James Doolittle. He was also the recipient of the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. * OOPS...I originally posted this as a WWI hero.

6. I was married right out of high school, and widowed when I was 20. I found Mr. H three years later, and have kept him around for nearly 47 years.

7. I've become a blogoholic. Oh, you already knew that?

Item #5 I have to narrow this down to seven. First I'll eliminate all of you who have already received an award from me in the past, you already know I love you. That only leaves me with fifty or so to chose from.

1. Kate and Crew at Gardening Without Skills. I just love her and her great attitude about the failures of her garden. She makes me want to share my small bounty with her.

2. Mr. & Mrs. Soggy have the most beautiful veggie and flower gardens at Soggy Day Gardener. I'm always threatening to make the trip across the Atlantic just to sit a spell in their gardens. I hear Mrs. Soggy makes excellent cakes to serve with tea.

3. You must visit Stacey's Cottage Garden. She's just beginning to build her garden, and it's artistic and enchanting.

4. Toni in Wyoming is building a house AND a new garden. Toni's Weedless Square Foot Garden has links to her housebuilding and "around the kitchen table" blogs. She's fun and funny.

5. Stefaneener's Sicilian Sisters Grow Some Food can put most of us to shame when we see how much of the food her family eats is grown by her.

6. John Best is the best! Lately he keeps losing his blog at John's Journal. I don't know how one loses a blog, but I sure hope it never happens to me! John invents amazing things, and thanks to him I have a soil block maker. A darned good one!

7. Most of my favorite blogs are strictly gardening blogs. One exception is From A to Z and Everything in Between. Mommyamy has delightful twin daughters, a well stocked spice cabinet and a new garden. She covers all the bases.

8. OK, only seven of you can get mentioned this time around....but the other 50 or so are just as much my favorites. I love you all!

Item #6 Done
Item #7 I'm on my way!

Whew! That was difficult!


  1. Yeah!!! I love those blogs you mentioned. I bet Toni's going to be thrilled. I don't know how you keep up with reading all of them.

    In case you didn't see it, the man left a comment to your comment about filming the bug hunt this morning.

  2. Thank you for thinking of our blog - I am suspicious though ... Mrs Soggy was making two ginger cakes today (amongst other things) - you caught the delicious scent didn't you, now while I'm here you're sneaking in pinching one!

  3. I'll have to take a peak at some of these blogs they seems so interesting. Congratulations on your award! How fun.

  4. Isn't it AWFUL that you can only choose 7???? That drove me NUTS! So, I pointed blindly, since this IS my first time.

  5. Ribbit, thanks for the heads up, I answered The Man.

  6. Heskie, as much as I wanted a piece of Mrs. Soggy's ginger cake, I had to settle for a raspberry scone. It wasn't half bad, but I'm sure Mrs. Soggy can do better.

  7. Shawn Ann, It would have been easier to chose 50 of them!

  8. Sue, yes...like I told Shawn Ann, fifty of them would have been easy, picking only seven was really difficult.

  9. Congrats, Granny! Your paintings are simply marvelous, by the way.

  10. Well that was a fun read! Congratulations on the recognition - much deserved. :D I always enjoy your blog posts.

  11. Beautiful paintings Granny! Once upon a time, I could do well enough at drawing but painting was just not on my list of skills (other than the household kind that is...).
    Congratulations on your award! You are a blog-a-holic! :-)

  12. Thank you, Amy. I was going to start painting again last winter, but it's been a few years...I found painting isn't like riding a bicycle, I DID forget how! The struggle wasn't worth it. Oh, I never could draw, either.

  13. congrats, granny! i love your paintings. i've always wanted to learn how to paint. you are one special granny! =)

    ps i ate some more violas today. they have a nice peppery flavor. if you go to my blog you can see how i used my violas and the chard i grew to create a bouquet of chard wraps! =)

  14. Thanks, Kelli! Your violas are so pretty, and so is your food presentation. I've been rather lax about my food photos lately. I guess I've been too busy to feel very artistic!

  15. Congrats on your blog award. If I drank coffee I would drink it that way. A lot of sugar and milk. If you add chocolate to that I'd be even more likely to imbibe. Sometimes I think I'm the lone weird person that hates coffee. I love froo froo coffees however.

  16. Oh yes, Daphne. I've been known to mix a packet of Swiss Miss into my coffee, along with extra milk, for a nice big mug full!

  17. Heeeeeeeey!! Thanks for thinking of our little blog!! How nice!!!!!!! I'm working on my own post about it - if I can ever get my thoughts together these days...
    Your paintings are GREAT! I'm very impressed. You have a very peaceful style.

  18. You're welcome, Kate and Crew. You are very deserving! And thank you for the compliment.

  19. I like the art. This blog is very creative and contains a lot of inspiring msterpieces. Keep up the great work.

  20. I like the inspiring artworks. Great job.

  21. How could I have forgotten to mention it (a senior moment?). Your paintings are beautiful.

  22. Hydroponic Garden Book, thank you, and welcome to my blog!

  23. Thank you Cheryl. I bought new painting supplies, now I wish I could get inspired to use them.

  24. Thanks for the award Granny! We're headed home from vacation tomorrow, 15 hour drive ahead of us... ugh!

  25. Congratulations on another award!!! You deserve it. Even when I was working my 18 hour days over the past few weeks, I still took 5 minutes daily to read yours. You are the one I get all my info from. I understand the blog addiction you mentioned. I have finally got mine updated today.

    Congratulations again!!!!!

  26. Mommyamy, have a safe trip! Glad you'll be home soon, I missed ya :-)

  27. Eric, thank you for such a wonderful compliment! I was happy to see your blog updated, I wasn't able to link to it last week for some reason. I'm getting ready to refinish my old park bench...soon it will be almost as pretty as yours!

  28. Granny, thank you for the award that you so eloquently presented. I am a very decisive person (just ask my wife). However, in cases like this, I cannot make a decision. I am afraid that my award has come to a blind alley but thanks again it is appreciated.


  29. You're most welcome, John. You're one of my favorite people, and don't you ever forget it!