Monday, November 24, 2008

It's a MEME Tag and Awards Day!

Mindy with one of her Mob members...Peanut

My newest Bloggin' Buddy, the Butterfly Gardner has tagged me with a meme...I'm supposed to first tell you the rules. Yes, that makes sense to me...tell you the rules first.
Here goes.

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below).
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Now, if I can think of six things about me that I haven't already blabbed about (and I blab about everything) this is going to be a snap. I think someone should make up a meme about six things you wish you had that could be interesting. Might break up a few relationships, but as a dear friend of ours always says , you rolls the dice you takes your chances... Okay okay, I'm dragging my feet, I know...but here goes nothing.

1. I'm married to the only man I've ever loved and the secret to 40 years of marriage is simple. I like him, too.

2. I love to talk. I'd talk to a face on a brick wall if no else was around.

3. Hmm...I'm not quite sure how to put this...I'm bossy. I mean, really bossy. I don't mean to be that way, but I think it may be genetic. My Grandmother was bossy and so was my Mother. I learned from the best. When Mac tells me I'm getting more like my Mother every day, he really isn't giving me the compliment I take it for.

4. I don't suffer fools gladly. Ohhh, don't get me started about fools!

5. I have a Lab mix who is blind. She had a stroke when she was three months old during her little operation for spaying. The Vet suggested we put her to sleep and I get a new puppy. I kept the old puppy and got a new Vet. The cats adore her, we call them her Seeing Eye Cat's...these are cats that were living wild when we moved to the new house. Of course her own cats adored her, that the new mob would was nothing short of amazing.

6. I believe in might call them ghosts...

Okay, that's six! And here are the ones I'm tagging to do the same. Five of my new friends and one Sweet friend that I've known from the beginning...we'll start with her

1. The Beach Kat because although I know a good bit about her, I'd still like to know more.

2. The Coffee Bean at Since the Coffee Bean is so sassy I'd like to know how she got that way...genetics or life?

3. Moannie from Her blog is always an interesting one to read, she will happy to tell you her opinion on don't even have to ask. My kind of Lady!

4. Sandy from who shares love and laughs everyday...or everyday that she can.

5. Imerie from and I love a blog that treats family and family life so face on.

6. And last but certainly not least, RBK from a single Mom who is now an empty a lot of us...I want to know more about her. She is intriguing.

Now, on to the awards. The sweet Cheshire Wife gave me the Kreative Blog award and I'm very happy to accept it. I especially love the name of her blog,The Cheshire's so English, and I miss our life there so much. Beach Kat gave me three! Count 'em THREE and since they are awards I've never gotten before, they too, are special to me. They are at the top. And now for an Edit to the post! Pat, at Back Porch Musings has honored me with yet another terrific award. It is of her own creation and I accept the Comfort and Joy award with awe for her talents. If you haven't been to see her, you owe yourself a trip. In case my links aren't working she's on my list of Bloggers I visit frequently...In fact, everyone I've mentioned is a special friend, please, go check out their blogs.

I can't begin to tell you how long I've worked on this. I started last night. It was difficult, I kept losing my links...I tried to think of something interesting about me, but believe me, since I retired, I'm quite boring. Well, maybe a little boring. I am going to share out these awards, but I think I'll do it on another day. I'm just to tired to be magnanimous, so I'll just be Sleepy, instead. If you all don't see your link, blame Blogger, I've worked hard enough to get them in here!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sandi!

Congratulations! You certainly deserve them all :)

And your number two... I'm the same way. My mom said I came out of the womb talking and haven't stopped yet!

Congrats again!

Sally said...

I never would have thought you are bossy, but if you say so I guess it's true. hahaha

That's so neat about your getting a new vet and keeping the Lab. Shame on the old vet.

Your awards are lovely, and you deserve them all. :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Sandi,
I would have kept the sweet dog too...I too believe in spirits. Come visit me at my new blog..

I still have my lavenderhillstudio blog too..explainations on on the blogs :-)

i beati said...

Congrats award woman - I love to be tagged - will publish Wednesday yayayayaya always tag me I love to play

Vee said...

Great fun! Any gal who admits to bossiness is okay by me. I've taken to insisting that folks use the restroom just because I know that they'll need to before I want to have to stop for a break. Now that's bossy!

tlchang said...

Being more like your mother is *of course* a compliment. :-)

I always enjoy how creative people get when coming up with list after list of things to describe themselves. Thanks. :-)

Anonymous said...

Awww... thanks Sandi! I will throw something together and put it up for tomorrow's post. I love what you shared!

Janice said...

Hi Sandy, I'm not gonna lie, it took me a while to figure all the link stuff out! I can be bossy too and I would have kept the puppy as well. As a child a vet told us a couple of our horses would never be able to run again, and they are still going strong today. Thanks for playing along.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

There's talking and there's talking! I can talk the hind leg off a donkey but I do let others talk and I listen from time to time! The worst people are the ones who are a human radio, all output, no input and stuck to the one station - you need to take a pistol along when you meet them just so you can get some peace after you shoot them!

A very good meme that made me laugh! Nice to know a bit more about you.

Anonymous said...

Sandy my dear, Thank you, I think!
memes are like a gauntlet thrown at my feet. I've only done one sofar and it took me ages and FFF had to set it up for me 'cos I'm a bit thick. For instance, linking? She is coming in December and giving me some urgently needed tutorials, just hope the brain can retain all the info. Meanwhile I shall make there a deadline.
So there is one thing you didn't know about me: I'm thick.

Congrats om all your awards..don't know who deserves them more.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sandi! I enjoyed hearing more about you! Congratulations on your well deserved awards.

Have you picked up you Comfort & Joy award, from the Back Porch? If not, it's waiting for you on the Blue Dining Room post,from last Tuesday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

bettygram said...

I like the layout of your blog. Congrats on the awards.
Bosses are needed.Those of us who like to listen need someone to talk otherwise it is very quiet.

Pam said...

I didn't know that you had a Lab. Bless you for giving her a good home and dumping that vet.

Dr.John said...

Congratulations on all your awards. You must be so proud.
If you say you are bossy it must be true nobody ever lies in a meme it's against the rules.

RBK's Realm said...

Thank you - I will play along and I am honored that you thought I was worth it! Just give me a few days since the Kid is coming back home for Thanksgiving and I will be annoying him completely by mothering him or rather smothering him :)

RBK's Realm said...

And Congratulations on all your awards- you truly deserve them as I have become an avid reader of your blog ever since I discovered it through Authorblog...

cheshire wife said...

Thank you for the compliment and congratulations on your awards. You deserve them.

larkswing said...

Thank you Sandi!!!

I really like talk too! Ok and the fool thing - yup ( boy could I share an ex husband story with you!!) hehe

I will get right on this - wait - LOL, I will get on this soon!!

Akelamalu said...

Congrats on the awards and I love the six things about you especially #5. :)

Carol said...

Oh Sandi you do make me laugh.
I would have gotten a new vet too...hehe.
I talk to myself All the my head, I just hope that I do not start talking to myself out loud - coz I would probably upset a fair few people!
I am free....plaster is off, Vintage and Handmade Fair over, now I can concentrate on Christmas goodies.
Loved the tag.
Big hugs,
Carol xxx

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet Sandi!

Hope it is wonderful with lots of good food.

Theresa said...

congrats on the award! you definitely deserve it.

I like the fact you kept the puppy and got rid of the vet- your my kind of person.

and it is good to be self-aware too- bossy- you know some people just need to be told what to do! :)

fun post

RBK's Realm said...

Ok I have responded to the tag and am letting you know. I hope I have delivered and am following the rules faithfully. This is the first time I am playing this so do bear with me. :)

Tara said...

Hi SAndi

Such a well deserved award you received! I think your writing is wonderful!

And I love your meme and its needed that "perseverance" (umm...bossiness??) in your job and it worked well for you, so you go, girl!

Susie Q said...

No one deserves such sweet awards more than you Sandi!

I loved your list...and yes, I myself am quite the talker. I was born talking...

Your devotion to your doggie warms my heart so...God love you and I know that sweet fur baby has been a blessing.

Happy Thanksgiving dear friend. Love to you and yours...


Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Sandi, There is one thing you could never be and that is boring. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. ~ Lynn

Sweetie said...

Congratulations on the awards. I really enjoyed getting to know you better. I'm very bossy too. I used to "boss" my boss at work. He said that I couldn't help being "bossy", I have six children.

Lee said...

Well, I should have read this earlier. It's great! We chat too much playing scrabble for me not to know some of this but I loved hearing about your blind dog. Good choice! Life is indeed precious.

I did the book tag that JSD, Murat11, and Bones of the Sky did. Come play!


Love Bears All Things said...

Congratulations my friend.
Mama Bear

Unknown said...

Hi Sandi,
Congratulations on all your awards! So deserving ~ you are such a faithful bloggin friend (I'm ashamed that I cannot say the same this last year)!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Many Blessings,

Kim said...

congrats on all the bloggy awards...I love reading your posts, great stuff!
Thanks for the nice comment on my LO, and have a great thanksgiving!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sandi,

Congrats on your awards! Loved your things about you. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sandi!

Lib said...

Hi Sandi,
Just wanted to say
Happy Thanksgivning Ya'll!

Jeff B said...

Bravo on your choice to replace the vet rather than the dog. What a putz.

Lavinia said...

Many congratulations on your awards and also, thanks for sharing some interesting facts about yourself. Way to go in not suffering fools gladly.!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You do deserve them!

Your vet told you to get a new puppy? I'd have got a new vet, too! Bozo. She sounds like a sweet dog - and I've heard of many dogs who are blind, or who go blind later in life and manage perfectly well! The Pirate is losing his sight fast, but I wouldn't dream of having him put to sleep for that! You wouldn't know it most of the time anyway!

So, you see yourself as bossy and intolerant? Funny how differently others see us, isn't it? You seem like a pretty nice, level-headed person to me! Or .. maybe that's because I'm the same? LOL!

The jury's out on the spirit thing for me, although ... well. I may do a post on that some day.

Jan said...

Loved your list! I'm bossy too, but I'm not a talker at all. I would have gotten rid of that vet too! Oh, and I believe in spirits too. Have a great Thanksgiving!

david mcmahon said...

Aye, some wonderful blogs there, Sandi

Mima said...

What lovely awards, obviously well deserved! I can just imagine you chattering away, and it is a lovely sound, and I would imagine that your bossyness was finely honed by work, where you really needed people to listen to you, and now!!