01 April, 2009

Lemonade anyone?

Carol over at Northwest Ladybug made my morning last weekend by presenting me with a Lemonade Award, which recognizes blogs that "show a positive attitude and/or gratitude in their posting."

Carol and I go way back (at least in virtual blogging terms! ;-) ) and I was not only flattered to receive an award from her, but just happy that she's even visiting me at all seeing as how sparse my posts have become lately!

I may not be writing as often, but I'm busy and happy and am still lurking in the background on many of your blogs. (Just when you thought it was safe...)

I'd like to pass this award on to some of the bloggers who bring a smile to my face on a regular basis:
  • Anno, whose poetry and kind comments are always a bright spot in my day
  • Jen, who inspires me with her open, friendly nature and makes my mouth water with her recipes and farmers' market postings
  • Brit, an all-around beautiful person. I'm so glad our friendship has branched out from the real world into the virtual one!
  • Mausi, who may not be feeling all that positive lately, but who still manages to make me laugh and is a treasure trove of information about life in Germany. (I'm sure she'll add a witty twist to these lemons-- Just you watch!)
  • Laurie, whose positive attitude and shared admiration for Flannery O'Connor have kept me revisiting her blog since the stone ages (or at least since 2005!)
Sometimes the chain-letter aspect of these Internet awards bothers me, so I'd like to make the following list of rules optional for those of you who would like to pass the award on...
1) Put the logo on your blog or post.
2) Nominate some blogs that show great attitude or gratitude, (i.e. turn lemons into lemonade)
3) Link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award.


Goofball said...

Hey Betsy, congratulations with that award. You really deserved it. I had seen you already got one from Carol, so I couln't give it to you anymore.

glad you still keep lurking at my place as well ;)

anno said...

Congratulations on your award! And so well-deserved, too: finding one of your posts here always improves my mood, and following up on your links has made for many happy afternoons. Thanks for passing it on to me... even if the lemonade around my place has been kind of low on sugar lately.

Anonymous said...

Applause! Goodness gracious, I appreciate your writing!

I always enjoy coming to your 'home' and keeping up with you and the boys adventures.

Your posts about the Dalai Lama inspired me to read his biography (still getting through it) and I got his daily calendar as a Christmas gift.

In fact, April 1st is a classic: True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one's own self being fully realized. Insight from the Dalai Lama calendar.

Lurking Lisa in Stuttgart

Betsy said...

Thanks for your comments! I love me some positive feedback!

Lisa! Am glad to hear from you! The sun is out today-- finally! Hope you have a chance to get outside and enjoy it! :-)

Anonymous said...

After such a grey winter, I'm loving this sunny warm weather. Spring is here, yeah!

Lurking Lisa