Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hello Sunshine!

Holy Gloom and Fog Batman!! The weather here just gets crappier by the minute. It looks like the early afternoon mist has shifted to full blown rain. I was ready to make my picket signs, but am not sure where to station myself to demand some snow. Luckily, a little bit of sunshine was cast my way from the wonderful Michael Ann over at The Big Green Mixing Bowl. Thank you so very much! When you are done here, put some butter on the counter to soften, and go check her out! Once again, I did some investigating to get more information and to make sure I accepted my award properly. "The Sunshine Blog Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blogosphere". Well alrighty then! I am slightly curious as to what I might be inspiring another person to do (certainly not purchase knitting needles), and am relieved to know that there are positive vibes detected over here!

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it. (check)

2. Answer the following questions below.

3. And pass the award to 10 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs and let them know you awarded them.

Hence, my answers to the questions:

Favorite color? Not gray (in my hair, nor in the sky), purple.

Favorite animal? Oh dear...can Fozzie read? Better say dogs to be safe.

Favorite number? 4

Favorite drink? Black Cherry Ginger Ale as of late, before that, hot cider.

Facebook or Twitter? I fear that which I do not know, so Facebook.

Your passion? Writing, I think. It took me awhile to figure that out (not just now, but overall).

Giving or getting presents? Giving, especially when I think they're going to love it!

Favorite day? Saturday

Favorite flower? I love irises, but a single LILY is my absolute favorite.

I love the following blogs for a variety of reasons. They inspire me to think, write and create something for myself. There are a number of types of creativity at work in them, from actual handmade goods (including swell drawing), to problem solving, and great writing. They truly provide rays of sunshine into my world!

And now, the drumroll..........


  1. Thanks so much Andrea...although I would think that informing me of this award within a post about holiday depression would disqualify me for it :) Or should I say :(

    Congratulations on receiving the award...and thanks so much for bestowing it on me!

  2. I would much rather have snow over rain in the fall/winter time. YEAH! Congrats on your SUNSHINE!

  3. Wow, thanks Andrea. And perfect timing as I was red-lining this afternoon. This made my day!

  4. I love lily's too! And don't get sucked into twitter. Don't we all have enough addictions??

    Don't answer that.

  5. I'd like to thank the Academy...and Andrea, who is extremely awesome. She did not send me a box of cookies to say that, either!

  6. :D This has made my day. I will post about this sweet award on My Happy List next Tuesday, because this truly makes me happy! I love your answers, too. ;P

    I love dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {and horses}

    Ricki Jill

  7. If you figure out the best location for protest signs about the weather, let me know and I will join you.

    I thought about picketing outside the news station, or the weatherman's house. What do you think?

  8. Congrats on the award and thank you. I'm in good company, yay!!! And I' trade you a put-put club for knitting needles any day!!!

  9. I love lilies. I had them at my wedding. Many, many years ago.

  10. You are just racking up the awards these days, congrats! I think you are one step closer to getting an Oscar...

  11. I just found you, its great to meet you! Lovely blog!

  12. Woohooooo! Congratulations! And you're a damn good writer!