I Was Missing

by Sherry Riter in Award,Health

Let me first handle a little business…fun business and then we will get down to the title of my posting.

Thank you for the awards. I’m actually blown away by your kind words about me and my blog. I will proudly display them on my Awards page!

The first is the Your Blog is Fabulous award from Pour Some Sugar On Me

*The rules:
List five current obsessions and pass the award on to five more fabulous blogs:

  • My Family
  • The computer
  • Learning (paper, words, books)
  • Being the best I can possibly be
  • All the food that I’m not supposed to eat

My list of bloggie friends is below, so visit their blogs and share a little comment encouragement…

  • Natalee at Raising Normal Kids reads everything I write…How can I not give her this award!
  • Teresa at Too Many Heartbeats uses little ?‘s too and has the same name as my mom. She has a 15 year old daughter who just had a birthday and I can soooooo relate since this is her “baby girl” and Alyssa is my “only child.”
  • Tania at Larger Family Life ask us to imagine running to catch the bus or grocery shopping in the “Twitterpated Shoes” which made me totally laugh out loud.
  • Stacey at Bloggin’ It Like It Is speaks frankly and I love the truth.
  • Debbie at On The Refrigerator Door makes me feel young with her posts and she makes cute comments that remind me of something my daughter would say to me. I need all of that I can get these days.
  • And I know this is number six, but this is for Teresha and Damon at Bun in the Oven who hasn’t posted since Wednesday, so maybe the bun isn’t in the oven any more!!!

Next I received the Humane Award from Natalee at Raising Normal Kids

*The rules:
“The Humane Award” honors certain bloggers that I feel are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. I love love love them!!!!!!

Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. I thank them and look forward to our growing friendships through the blog world.

Link back to the person who gifted you with the award and share the love with other bloggers.”

Now that I received the award, I am going to pass it along to 4 other bloggers who are deserving of the Humane Award – they stop by my blog often and leave such nice comments – thanks!! Please go check out their blogs as well.

Without further adieu…

And last, but not least, a “You Don’t Say?” award from Sharon at Gamma Sharon.

*The rules:
All bloggers love comments. An award that recognizes great commenters is a brilliant idea. And that’s the idea behind the
You Don’t Say Award. Sharon at Gamma Sharon was kind enough to pass this award on to me.

Getting awards is always an honor but an award that recognizes those bloggers who consistently comment is a high honor indeed. The You Don’t Say Award “… is for beautiful people who practice blogging etiquette by visiting or visiting back, and leaving comments. Their observations are apt and helpful and it’s a pleasure to have them comment on your posts…”

Totally changing gears…did you realize that I was missing from your blogs? Did you wonder where my comments and bloggie ? had gone? It is a pretty simple explanation…Asthma.

Yeah, I have asthma. If you want to know how it feels when having a flare up, do this (ummm, don’t really do this, just imagine doing this…yeah, pretend.)

Jump in the pool, sit on the bottom of the pool, when you don’t think you can hold your breath another minute, stay at the bottom of the pool. Nope. Just sit there…

Can you feel your lungs shake…ache…pound?

Are you starting to feel panic?

Do you want a sweet breath of air?

Hmmmm, nope, sit on the bottom of the pool.

Did your life just pass before you eyes?

Okay, come on back out of the pool.

Now you are going to take in a huge breath of oxygen and immediately start choking and coughing. Your lungs will be burning and aching even more…

Great! How was that? Do you like asthma?

I don’t either and I don’t usually complain or feel sorry for myself, but hey, I am human.

So I have been doing all the right things with my asthma, but the ceiling at work collapsed – totally soaked with water from an air conditioner line and fell out onto the floor. If only Chicken Little had been there! The ceiling is made out of those cushy white tiles and with them gone, I can see waaaaaay up to the roof.

Do you know what is up there in that space…….MOLD!

So I sat a week breathing in MMMMOLDDDD.

The doctor gave me the usual medication with one being a cough syrup that makes me loopy, but it stops the spasms in my lungs which stops my tiring and annoying cough. It also has an anti-blogging chemical that makes it almost impossible to read or type. Actually, it really does impair my multi-tasking and slows me waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down.

In all seriousness, if you do not know very much about asthma or how to help someone who is having an asthma attack, read about at WebMD. You never know when you might need the information.

Before I feel sorry for myself, I will remind you as I remind myself,

“If you don’t get everything you want,
think of the things you don’t get
that you don’t want.”

~Oscar Wilde

To make up for all the messages that I didn’t give you, here is a really good message!

To remind you that I DO think about you, ponder your thoughts, celebrate your successes, pray for your families, and enjoy your friendships, here is an “award” button you can add to your blog. If there is anyone you want to share it with, feel free to let them know they add sunshine to your day! The code and button are below so I hope you like them! Most of all, I hope you know that I missed blogging and commenting with you.

web share pic

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As an afterthought, I have a really big surprise for you all that I might be able to finish by next weekend.

Have a great Saturday and I must go start reading a bunch of blogs that I have missed!


This post was written by...

Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stacey August 8, 2009 at 5:13 am

You are such a sweet person! Thank you for the award!


2 Gamma Sharon August 8, 2009 at 5:27 am

WooHoo… thank you so very much for the award… and you truly deserve the one I gave you! I love the comment love you send my way!


3 natalee August 8, 2009 at 10:18 am

I,m so honored.. THANK YOU!!!!!!!THANK YOU!!!! please take care.. my youngest has asthma and it is NO JOke.poor thing coughs and litterally cant catch a breathe..so scary… im prayin for you


4 Yaya August 8, 2009 at 11:47 am

I'm glad you are ok. I can't believe they had you continue working with mold like that??

Thanks for the award and I love the one you made!


5 Badass Geek August 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Congrats on the awards!

Mold is a disgusting thing.


6 Debbie in Nashville August 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Thank you for the kind words!! You are so sweet. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing what you have to share each day!

Have a great Saturday.


7 Kirsty August 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I'm so excited to have you as my newest follower, and thank you for the button!

I share your affliction of asthma and I am so sorry you have been struggling, that is exhausting and terrifying. Take it easy, you really do need all your energy just to breathe in and out.

Thanks again for stopping by. I am following your fabulous blog now too 🙂


8 lena August 8, 2009 at 3:18 pm

first things first, congratulations on all the awards 🙂
second, sorry to hear about asthma thing, my little niece is having it, and its seriously might become a big problem of life, but its good to see you smiling and spreading positive emotions around 🙂


9 Maria@Conversations with Moms August 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Congrats on all your awards. I love the pictures on your blog, they are amazing.

I'm coming to you from Harriet's Featured post.


10 Kimberly August 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Praying your asthma gets better.


11 Scrappy Girl August 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Thank you for that great award…I love it! I also put the blinky sunshiney one in my left column…thank you…it's so cute.

I had childhood asthma…not fun…your description brought back lots of memories!


12 Suzie August 8, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Asthma runs in my family. My grandma and all her sisters had it, not fun at all. I found you on Blogfrog. I am trying to link up. Just started a new blog/website in celebration of my daughter. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.


13 Suzie August 9, 2009 at 12:58 am

You are fast to reply! I don't have a google follower because I am still signed up with my old blog. I just switched blogs August 1. The first being on blogger then switching to wordpress. Yeah, truth be told I hired someone to make the new website because I am totally clueless! But learning…


14 ?georgie? August 9, 2009 at 1:39 am

OMGosh finally…the lil comment box has not been showing up for me! I was in a dreadful state I had so much to say….

I sent you an email…

Congrats on your awards I gave you one too…seems trivial now in all this glory…but i have been tryin for 2 days …I ? your blog I ? you….please stop by and pick it up…


15 Vicki August 10, 2009 at 2:37 am

Congratulations on all your awards. And thank you for passing one on to me!!!

You Rock!


16 Suzanne August 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

You deserve every award you get and Thank You so much for giving me one!!!!!:-) I really do love your blog!
I'm so sorry about your asthma and I totally get it. I have asthma and managed to pass it on to my daughter (boo hiss)
Hope you're feeling better!!!


17 Mod Podge Amy August 12, 2009 at 10:01 pm

You are really too kind. Thank you so much!!! I'm praying your asthma gets better too!


18 Teresha and Damon August 14, 2009 at 2:05 am

I'm just catching up on visiting my bloggy friends (you know why!). I see you went missing too. Sorry about the asthma…that must have sucked as the teenagers say. Don't make a habit of going AWOL!


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