Friday, March 2, 2012

The weather and awards

It was a beautiful spring-like day although a bit windy to welcome the first day of March.  It's wonderful to be able to open a few windows and let in fresh air.  I can smell spring in the air.  We were lucky to escape the severe weather this week.  My heart goes out to those struck by tornadoes this week, including Branson.  I'm reminded when I see the news how our beautiful days and lives can quickly change when severe storms roll in.
I've also been lucky this week to have 3 awards given to me by Dianna of These Days of MineThank you, Dianna, I appreciate your generosity!  If you haven't visited These Days of Mine, please check out this delightful blog.

The first award is the cheerful looking Sunshine Award.  It seems that in order to accept this award I must answer a few questions.

Favorite color:  Blue
Favorite animal:  Cats, but horses would have come in first when I was young!
Favorite number:  Seven
Favorite non-alcoholic drink:  Pepsi
Prefer Facebook or Twitter?  I don't do either.         
My passion:   My family
Prefer getting or giving presents:   Giving.
Favorite pattern:  Probably gingham check.
Favorite day of the week:  Friday, because that means the weekend is next.
Favorite flower:  Lilacs or roses, I can't decide.

The second award is the Genuine Blogger Award.  There are no stipulations attached to this award and I am proud to accept it.

The third award is the Hug (Hope Unites Globally) Award.  It must be passed along to at least one other person.  You can find out more about the Hug Award here.

I am passing along these 3 awards to the following 3 bloggers:

Sandie at Chatty Crone.  Sandie has a very uplifting blog and she makes you smile, especially every Friday.

Marie at Women Talk About Life.  Check out Marie's blog where she talks about a variety of things.
Barb at Grandma Barb's This and ThatI haven't known Barb long, but she has a most interesting blog filled with wonderful photos. 

Until next time...


  1. Congratulations on your awards. I love your new blog look!

  2. Congrats. I'll see that site now...

  3. Congratulations on your awards! You are most deserving. And, thank you so much for your help this week. I am deeply grateful! blessings ~ t.

  4. Thanks for the sweet remarks!
    Enjoy your day - and your awards; you're so deserving.

  5. You've been redecorating! Looks great. Nice lot of awards, too. I visited Chatty Crone and doesn't she just have the strangest number puzzle there. It's driving me bonkers!

  6. Congrats on the awards. You are very deserviing! I'll be sure to check out the other blogs.

    Nice new clothes your blog is sporting here!

  7. congrats to you! and your sweet awardees! i know two well, and have just started getting to know barb, too. :)

  8. Cheryl, Congratulations on your awards. I'm reading your post and thinking how nice you got these awards and then I get to the end and see you have passed them on to me. Thank you so much. That is so sweet of you. I will check out the other blogs and pass on the awards.
    Have a great weekend.

  9. Congratulations Cheryl! And congrats to the other winners :) I love your new header and your redo here! We had a wild weather ride this morning!

  10. Beautiful new header Cheryl! I just love the third pic over. I would love to look at flowers like that everyday in my yard. I'll have to start working on that. :)

    Congratulations on the awards! And Thank You so much for passing them along to me as well! You are very sweet and thoughtful Cheryl!

    Have a happy weekend!

  11. Hi Cheryl!

    So good to back in the land of the blogging!

    I thought of you the other day when I saw all of the devastation in Branson, I know how much you love it there - my thoughts are also with all of those who lost so much in this last rounds of Mother Nature's wrath!

    You are so deserving of all of those awards - I just love your blog and your great photos!


  12. 3 Awards - my goodness girl - congrats to you! So you are a Pepsi girl - here in GA we are coke country.

    Thank you for giving me an award - that was very very sweet of you.

    I prefer to give too!

    And we are supposed to get some really bad weather tonight too.


  13. Congratulations....much deserved.

  14. Congratulations Cheryl on your awards.
    I have been praying for those who were harmed by the tornadoes, It seems we will be having high winds,and rain tonight and tomorrow.
    Please pray for us, I am so glad you are okay!

  15. Well Congratulations to you on your awards.

    I don't do awards on my blog because I get so many people reading my blog who are ill. I don't want them to have to read all that. But I do think it is great that you received 2 awards!!

  16. Congrats on your awards. And it's nice to get to know you a little better.


  17. Congratulations! Thanks goodness the storm passed you by- so sad for those who did not escape it. Have a great weekend!

  18. Congrats on your much deserved awards. Enjoyed your answers and will check out your awardees.
    Thank you so much for stopping my and for your kind comment. Yes she was.