Friday, October 26, 2007

And the Community Blogger Award goes to...

I have been at a loss as to how to thank my Blogging Community for all the prayers and sincere concern over Joey Andrus's recent eventually fatal work related accident. I didn't want to "invent" an award, that would put to much of the attention on me, and I want the attention on the friends of our "community". We are a community, after all...I began blogging a bit after my niece, Sissy (aka Kari) (sorry for the cop speak, but you know....) and have learned so much from all of you. I know that Sissy would want to be a part of this, so this is what I am doing. From both of us I would like to award the Community Blogger award to all of you, and that being said, I am going to do it. It's a long list, so stand by: The premise of the award is simple. Cellobella at Redsultana , who is the designer and creater of this award says this: "The Community Blog Award celebrates people who reach out and makes the blogger community a better one. " So, to my community, who have shown just how tightly knit (some might say wound) we are, here goes...

whew, need to take a breath here. Remember, I smoked for years...before I got smart and laid the nasty little things down! So, who else gets this I'm sure coveted award?

of course there's Lisa at

and one of my newest friends, Cassie at

Who could forget Susie Q at

and then another pair of friends Jenn and Jacqui at

Carol at (I'm still looking for her kitchen)

Terri at I'm sure Bob should be included in this, too...

And I want to also thank Jeanne at

Tammy, who is a blog bud of Kari's, (for you from us both of course)at and I'll be in to visit you, too...

And now more about the award.

It was designed by Cellobella (who doesn't play the cello, but owns one...who wanted to pass something on to someone in her circle and couldn't quite find the right thing. Inventive and talented as she is, she came up with this award. She has generously given permission for us to pass it on to those who we feel best meet the criteria and if you guys don't meet it, I don't know who does. I truly feel that our community is close enough for us to clasp hands. If I have forgotten any one, I am truly sorry...I think I have included everyone. If I have forgotten you, blame my muddled mind. You are included whether I mentioned you by name or not. And so now we can get back down to the blogging life, but know that if I am needed, I'm only an e-mail away!

with much affection I remain


Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Awwww......That's so sweet of you! Thanks!

So how are you all holding up?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi,

I'm so sorry to read about Joey and my thoughts are with you.

This is exactly what the award is about so congratulations to all your recipients. People dismiss contacts made through the internet sometimes but I really believe that the online communities we make and take part in can be just as supportive and comforting as the ones we make in real life.

So thank you and I wish you all the best at this incredibly hard time.


Mockingbird Hill said...


How very thoughtful of you and so appreciated by me! Be sure to take care of yourself so we can keep on keepin' on!

Love ya...


kari and kijsa said...

Wow- what a wonderful list! Thank you for pointing us in the direction of so many more great bloggers like yourself!

kari & kijsa

Justabeachkat said...


I appreciate this award very much. I really do. But you didn't have to thank us honey...we love and care about you and Kari. I'm still praying for Joey's entire family and all those who loved him.

Hugs to you sweet friend,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi, oh my gosh we just popped over and read we are one of the lucky recipient of this super award!! Sandi we are so humbled to recieved this, thank you so much! We don't know if we deserve it though, but we are thrilled! THANK YOU!!!! Please know you and your family are in our thoughts at this tragic time, and to think you are still think of other is the sign of someone truly special. Thank you! Jenn and Jacqui

Mary said...

Thank you. I felt very upset when I found out that Joey had died on 23rd as it was the day 52 years ago since my father died when I was 8 and my brother only 3.Too young for all of us and all of you. I hope you are all Ok Sending you all a virtual hug Mary

Adla said...

Dear Sandi,
Amidst all the sadness, you have the time to appreciate others. You are such a sweetheart and deserve a special award just for that . Thank you for remembering me in your list and know that you can count on me at any time.
Your new found friend,

Terri Steffes said...

Hugs to you! Thank you for the recognition, you are sweet to think about us during this time. Much love,


Country Cottage Chic said...

Thank you Sandi. It is really amazing how in my short time of blogging I have "met" such wonderful women - I am so pleased to know you.

Carol said...

Sandi, thank you so much for my award.
I do not know very much about Blogging and have got a few things wrong but one thing I do know is what lovely people there are out there and how supportive they are.
You have a lot of good friends.
Hugs & kisses
X x X

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

I'm speechless and have tears in my eyes as I type this!

I never expected anything like this, just doing what I feel led to do is all!

You are so sweet Aunt Sandi and you and your family are still in my heart and prayers!

Love & Hugs!!

PS...sorry about the deleted comment...I had been fooling with my older blog and forgot to sign out!

This is Tammy at "My Gentle Retreat"

Abbie said...

Aunt Sandie, You brightned up my day!

I hope you are hanging in there at this sad time.
Take Care Auntie.

Unknown said...

You are so sweet and good to me! Thank you for yet another award! I could award all of them back to you ~ cause you and your blog ROCK!
have a fabulous day!
Sandy :)