Thursday, April 3, 2008
Rainy days and Thursdays...And An Award from a Friend
I know everyone is just sick to death of hearing about how we've been in a drought and still need ten inches of rain to bring us out and blahbablahbablah....but anyway, it's raining! Not hard, just whispering rain, and it's been doing this all night and oh how I love it! Yesterday we worked all day in the yard, planting Lantana (I just love Lantana) moving the Canna Lily bed and mulching everything deeply so that the rain be retained for awhile. So happppy...and today we get to rest to do inside things. I just finished giving the kitchen a thorough cleaning and put away. I decided for supper tonight that we'll have chicken fried steak and angel biscuits with white gravy for supper. I'll throw in some Brussels sprouts and green beans...no rice or potatoes...gosh, I'm hungry already and it's no where near supper time! Tomorrow I'll post pictures of supper before the devastation...and give you the recipe for dinner. I know people buy those frozen biscuits, and they are great for convenience but a little tough. A real biscuit should just about float off your plate to your mouth...and they're not that hard to make. Believe it or not, I use an empty bean can that I put in the dishwasher as a biscuit cutter. It makes nice large biscuits that you can use as a breakfast biscuit to rival Hardee's or any of those fast food places...just have to remember not to twist your biscuit cutter...straight into the dough and back out...but I digress. So yesterday we worked our collective heinies off and now I've done a bit of housework. Soon as I finish up in here, I intend to go vacuum then pick up my next book...and read. My idea of a perfect Thursday.
The dear sweet Kat at http://justabeachkat.com/ has honored me with an E for Excellence award and I am so proud to be honored by this dear friend. You really must go visit with her if you haven't already made her acquaintance. She is a cancer survivor, and she offers so much to us in the spirit she shares. You'll love husband George and Wheaten terrier daughter Miss Daisy. She is so interesting and it's always a pleasure to stop by and visit. Now, I am supposed to present this to the ten others that I feel deserve it. So, here goes:
First of all I'd like to present the E for Excellence award to
Lee at http://chrysalisdreams.blogspot.com/ for her valued friendship and her bootstrap philosophy of life that makes you admire her courage and tenacity.
Cowgirl at http://cowgirlat.blogspot.com/ better known as Riverdale Ramblings for her humor and the way she shares her feelings with no holding back and her go get em attitude towards life. She's an angel, no really!
Mima at http://mimad.blogspot.com/ who faces the worst of MS everyday and manages to get through life with a smile (though through gritted teeth at times, I'm sure...) and a sense of humor!
My sweet niece Kari at http://grannyskywalker.blogspot.com/ better known as Just Livin' Large for her complete disclosure of how she feels about everything...or as we call it, Kari's rants...she is fun and able to say what we want to because she doesn't care if she p*sses you off or not...
Teresa at http://tpmom4ever.blogspot.com/ better known as Living the Life. Teresa is family oriented as most of us are, and she takes such pleasure in her family and in the sharing of that pleasure.
Also Seamus at http://dampdog.blogspot.com/ who shares the nature of his world with us and then illustrates it with pictures. His writing shows the pleasure he takes in life and the joy he spreads in the doing of it...
Jan, you rock...I love coming in to visit with you as well. Though we haven't known each other long, I think we hit it off right away! So Jan at http://azbax.blogspot.com/ this E is for you.
Merisi of Merisi's Vienna for Beginners...wow...she'll take you on a trip and you won't even have to leave your house...no, I'm not talking about marijuana...her photography is like a mini Travelogue...you will be impressed...just run over to http://merisi.blogspot.com/ and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Jamie Dawn at http://jamiesmindlessblather.blogspot.com/ for her...well, for her. She's fun and she's irreverently irreverent. I love her preaching...she should be in the pulpit...
Now, I really can't leave out David at Author Blog (http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/ ) because without his encouragement to other bloggers I wouldn't know half of the ones mentioned here. He is sort of the Master of Ceremonies who brings this crew together. I know awards don't mean that much to him, he does what he does out of love of the written word. But anyway David...here's to you. Should anyone ask me to take them to my leader...be prepared for company.