Some Things Never Change

by Sherry Riter in Award,Change,The Redhead Riter

Day after day, month after month, and year after year, some things just never change. Let me name a few in good fun:

  1. car wrecks
  2. hurricanes
  3. men not asking for directions
  4. children asking “Why?”
  5. needing to take a bath
  6. getting hungry
  7. your mother giving advice
  8. dishes that need to be washed
  9. the sun coming up
  10. blogging excitement

I’m not big on “change” of any kind. I like the same old thing…it is reliable and uncomplicated which I find comforting. Take for instance, a quilt. As time goes by, it gets softer and more used, but instead of being “old” it becomes even more comforting.

quilt by poppalina on flickr
Image: Flickr poppalina

qullt by Homeneeds
Image: Homeneeds

quilt by RicRacAndButtons

So back to my list of things that don’t change

Blogging excitement?


I have a couple wonderful blogging friends and one of them is Teresha at Marlie and Me. She has a handsome husband, beautiful child, wonderfully positive attitude, cute blog, and she is not only a loyal reader, but she sends me uplifting emails that often say just what I need to hear.

How does this relate to change?

Over time, I have accumulated a few awards from her and I’m excited to be able to share them with you now. However, like all blogging awards they come with RULES and that just doesn’t ever seem to change nor does the fact that I break them all the time! I remember one of my first awards said, “Give to five other bloggers” and I gave it to twenty. So, as in the past I’m going to break the rules.

Don’t you love me?

All of the recipients were taken from my other blog the PERSONAL JOURNAL where they are listed in the blogroll.

lemon with leaves


Lemondade Stand Award
Given by: Marlie and Me

The rules for this award:
  • Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
  • Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Here’s my list of recipients for this award:

  1. Yaya Stuff
  2. Too Many Heartbeats
  3. Having a Hallelujah Good Time
  4. Welcome To My World
  5. Black Holes and Macrame
  6. Unknown Mami
  7. Happily Ever After
  8. And Then There Was Me
  9. Harriet
  10. Transparent Mama

Alyssa and Ashley


Circle of Friends
Given by: Marlie and Me

The rules for this award are:
  • Grab the award
  • Post it on your blog along with 5 things you love to do
  • And 5 other bloggers you want to recognize

Here’s my list of the 5 things I love to do (LOL LOL LOL I really am good at math. I actually made an A+ in Calculus!):

  1. Do anything with my daughter
  2. Give to my family
  3. Eat
  4. Cook
  5. Blog
  6. Sew
  7. Knit
  8. Crochet
  9. Embroider
  10. Craft
  11. Take photos
  12. Read
  13. Watch movies
  14. Vacuum
  15. Listen to music

Here’s my list of recipients for this award:

  1. Blue Cotton Memory
  2. Kamp KK
  3. Diviacity
  4. Bombshell Bliss
  5. Life with Kaishon
  6. MelRrox
  7. Gamma Sharon’s Life
  8. accidentally, kle
  9. I Choose Bliss
  10. Rose Haven

Alyssa and Taylor

Last, but not least the HAPPY 101 AWARD

Happy 101 Award
Given by: Marlie and Me

The Rules:
  • List 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today
  • Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. For those 10 bloggers who get the award, link back to my blog when you create your own “makes you happy” list.

Here’s my list of the 10 things that make me happy:

  1. Alyssa
  2. Jesus
  3. My family including Turtle
  4. food
  5. computer
  6. music
  7. sunshine
  8. flowers
  9. reading
  10. good health

Here’s my list of recipients for this award:

  1. Life in the Second Half
  2. Without Adornment
  3. Blasian Baby Notes
  4. Katherine’s (a.k.a. Katie’s) Corner
  5. Thoughtfully Blended Hearts
  6. Mushroom
  7. Life With My Special K’s
  8. INFertile Myrtle
  9. We got hitched…
  10. On the tip of my fingers…

Phew! That was exhausting, but fun! Now I have to go notify everyone so they can enjoy the fun…


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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.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 bluecottonmemory December 20, 2009 at 3:25 am

Thank you Red! (I just love calling you that – LOL) What a marvelous Christmas present! Thank you for including me in The Circle of Friends Award – I love your list of 5 – kind of like those sciency things you put in water and they expanded into zoo animals!! I making lists and you gave me a wonderful opportunity!

Merry Christmas and thank you:)


2 Bombshell BLISS December 20, 2009 at 3:38 am

How fabulous is that? I will display it proudly! Thank you friend!


3 Dame Nuisance December 20, 2009 at 3:39 am

Thanks, Red! I am honored to be a recipient of the Lemonade Stand Award … and I'm fairly sure I fall under the 'attitude' category! But with that said, my gratitude at receiving this award from you is great.

Mille Grazie, merci beaucoup, muchas gracias, Danke schoen, Dank u vel, spasiba!


4 Gamma Sharon December 20, 2009 at 4:54 am

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Another award for my blog!! woohoo
And I do love you… I tend to break the rules too. Lol


5 Tabitha@ichoosebliss December 20, 2009 at 5:40 am

Thank you sooo much!! I am honored and grateful dear friend!!


6 Unknown Mami December 20, 2009 at 5:52 am

Thank you! I love the fun pictures you included; they made me smile.


7 Kelly's Ideas December 20, 2009 at 5:52 am

Great post and you richly deserve to be a winner of the blogger award.

Love to you.


8 Beth December 20, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Thanks so much for the award!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!



9 Teresa @ ? TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ? December 20, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Red, you are so very kind! However, there is one thing I can not understand for the life of me. Why on God's green earth do you love to vacuum?!? What is wrong with you girl??? LOL! :0)

Thank you so much for thinking of me. It truly means a lot to me! I hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas.


Teresa <><


10 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 20, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I know you are tuckered out after this marathon post!!! I'll keep giving you awards if you keep being such a good friend!


11 Katherine (a.k.a. Katie) Corrigan December 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Thank you for thinking of me and bestowing me with the Happy 101 award. I'm honored and grateful for your friendship and recognition. Wishing you continued happiness and a very Happy Holiday. Hugs! Katherine


12 Ms Bibi December 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Congratulations on all of your wonderful awards.

I love the pictures of the quilts. I love quilts, they are full of memories and yes and yes, I agree they are comforting.

Thank you for stopping by during the Sharefest.


13 Fragrant Liar December 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Beautiful quilts. I, too, love handmade things like that. My mom makes them and I'm due for one. They always make me feel warm and cozy and loved. That will never change.


14 withoutadornment December 21, 2009 at 4:42 am

Thanks for the award – it means a lot to me! 🙂


15 KK December 21, 2009 at 4:44 am

Thank you, you are so sweet!


16 Steph Jordan December 22, 2009 at 4:07 am

Thank you so much. I'm so chaotic with it right now LOL. So happy to find this in my box. Thanks for the Award. Big Hugs!


17 Mommy to those Special Ks December 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Thank you!! I will get this posted soon! 🙂


18 accidentally, kle December 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm

thank you darling! haha glad my link gives you a boost 😉 hope you're having a wonderful end to 2009 x


19 Mesina January 4, 2010 at 11:24 am

Awwww thank you for the award!! xxx


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