Thursday, October 1, 2009

People are just so nice! -- UPDATED

So I got a fabulous surprise yesterday, when Holly from Life Laugh Latte left a comment to let me know that she and her partner in crime, Charisse, have given me an award! Dig me!

This kind of award -- from one blogger to another -- reminds me of high school, when my friends and I used to decorate each others' lockers on our birthdays. Such a fun surprise and it makes you feel so loved!

What is the wider sociological meaning of this phenomenon?

1. Holly and Charisse are as sweet as pie.

2. The community of women who participate in blogs and online social networks seems intrinsically generous and loving-- I have felt nothing but uplifting support and kindness from women I have never met, but who have connected with me in a way that shows the positive power of the information highway.

3. I do too much talking and not enough laundry.

One of the "requirements" of receiving this treat is that I get to award it to someone now! So come on back later today, and check it out!

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So after thinking about all the lovely commenters I have met, and remembering their lovely comments, and basking in their loveliness, I would like to tell you about two of these lovelies.

The first one is not a blogger, but she is a faithful commenter, and is always so encouraging. The fabulous neighbor browbeat gently urged me to start my blog in the first place, and has been more than fabulous about commenting both on my blog and in person. So hang on a second while I run over to her house and stick the award on her front door.

The second of all my lovely commenters that I would like to acknowledge is my Aussie blogging friend, Polly. She found my blog very soon after I started it, and has left so many funny, sweet, and thoughtful comments -- you should be so lucky as to have a regular commenter like her. AND her blog is great, with lots of book recommendations and fun stories about her life. She's expecting another little one, so I hope you also send her all positive vibes, wishes and prayers during this last three months before her Big Day.


  1. This deserves an honorary haiku:

    Silence is golden?
    Blah! Don't believe that nonsense!
    Write on bloggy friend!

  2. All of the above! (Well, the laundry part of #3 is a given for most bloggers... who has the time??)

    Awesome that people are leaving you haiku comments! Guess they don't love me enough to join us on Wednesdays though, eh? sheesh ;)

  3. Happy happy congrats to you. Love your blog and your continual upbeat humour. Puts a smile on my face.

    Thanks also for the comforting comments you left for me today and for taking the time to come back and let me know your family liked my chicken recipe . . Hurrahhhhhhhh!!!!

  4. Congrats on your award! I think these blogger gals rock, too!

  5. So glad you are enjoying your award. YOU SO DESERVE IT! Have an awesome day...Holly at

  6. you seem like a VERY deserving person. ;)

  7. Congrats Liz! What a great surprise, eh? Your blog is great! With all this blogging nothing gets done anymore at my house...except taking care of the kids. My poor husband...first facebook, then a laptop, now blogging!

  8. I love your blog! Congrats on the award!

    I just started my blog a week ago. Check it out and let me know what you think. Any advice you could give me would be awesome as I am new to this whole world. I am still trying to figure out how to "advertise" it.

  9. Oh liz thankyou thankyou, how very lovely of you firstly for the award but secondly for your very kind comments, I feel very honoured and am glad to have stumbled across your blog so early in it's inception. xxxxx

  10. Congratulations on the award! And thanks for your recent comment. I love the t-shirt idea. I wonder who I could get to make me some of those "take time to twirl" ones... Have a great weekend.

  11. You deserved it! Have a terrific weekend.

  12. found you off of LLL and yes, i have found 99 % of the blogging world is filled with wonderful supportive people! and i think it's awesome too! congrats on your award!

  13. I have an award waiting for you at my blog! Come on by and pick it up!