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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