Feeling the Love Rain Down

I am a bad blogger when it comes to receiving awards.  I really do love getting them but I am just not very good at it.  It is not the getting of them that I love so much as the fact that a fellow blogger thought of me and my blog when the time came to pass an award along.  It makes me feel good.

I love the give and take of the blogging community.  I have found bloggers to be a kind and supportive group of people, people that I am so very happy to have in my life.  When one of them presents me with an award I get the satisfaction of knowing that not only do I love writing this blog but that other people out there love reading it.  Serious happiness, people.

Back in April, I was graciously given the Creative Capture Blogging Award from Just Ramblin’ Pier.

This is an award that she created to share with people who she feels captures those special moments in life in a creative photographic way.  I was quite taken by surprise to receive this one because, while I enjoy taking photographs, I use a simple point and shoot and most of the time have no idea what I am doing.  If it is pleasing to my eye and fits with what I am writing about then maybe I will include, but I am rather critical of my photos.  I hope you get a chance to pop over to Just Ramblin’ Pier’s blog.  If you do, expect to see some great photos and read some short, poetic, and usually uplifting pieces.  Oh, and she has some stinkin’ cute dogs!

Last week (or was it two weeks ago?) strawberryindigo was kind enough to pass along the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  Her blog covers a wide variety of topics and she has a cat that is destined to be quite famous.  I suggest you check it out.  While she stressed that those she gave the award to did not need to play by any rules, I have not done one of these in a while and think it may be fun to play along.

First I shall share with you seven things you may not know, nor care to know, about me.

  1. My favorite cereal is Cracklin’ Oat Bran.  It may look like dog food but it is the cat’s meow.
  2. I just recently discovered that catching a Nerf football does not hurt.  (I am a wuss when it comes to sports where anything is thrown at me and I am expected to catch or otherwise come into contact with it.)  Shortly there after I learned that I am actually a pretty good football player.  Sweet!
  3. I can not make an airworthy paper airplane to save my life.  It makes me feel rather inadequate to have to tell Cody’s kindergarten classmates this when they ask me for help folding one.
  4. I can find not a single redeeming quality in the petunia plant.  I don’t know why but I really hate petunias.
  5. In an effort to appear younger and hipper than I truly am, I started tweeting a while ago.  It makes me feel older than I am to say this, but I don’t get what all the hype is about.
  6. I am directionally challenged.  I still have to recite Never Eat Slimy Worms to figure out where I am in relation to North East South or West.
  7. My middle name is Marie.

That was way harder than it should have been.

I would like to give a shout out to and pass along this award to some fellow bloggers.  This is harder to do that that silly list you just read as I read a lot of great blogs but if I listed all the blogs I love you would quickly get link overload.  As strawberry indigo did, I would like to say that there are no strings attached.  Feel free to do with this as you wish.

Sugar Snap me

The American Calgarian

The March Owl

Life Takes Over

The Restless Nest

And last but certainly not least while I was in the process of writing this post I received the Beautiful Blogger Award from my bloggy friend over at Waiting for the Karma Truck.  Wow. When it rains it pours and I am liking this kind of rain.  If you pop over to Karma Truck’s blog you will find inspiration and humor, and seriously who can’t use a bit more of both of these?   

I picked a smattering of blogs to pass along this award to, blogs that make me think, laugh, smile, and keep me coming back for more.

Spoiled Fruits of Empire

Moon Sprig

Twisted Domestic Goddess

Just Ramblin’ Pier

A Blog About What?

Bloom: Daily Discoveries in the Perennial Garden of Life

If you have not checked out these blogs before I highly suggest you do so.

Oh, and as a side note, I would like to say that sometimes I am nominated for an award that I have already received (and written a post about.)  Not that it happens a lot, but when it does I tend to thank the person who gave it to me but skip the post writing part of it all.  It is great to get any award and getting them more than once is fantastic but as I said at the beginning, I am a bad blogger when it comes to this whole award thing.  I just wanted to let you know how I roll with all this.  Sometimes I just have to make my own rules.

Thanks for the blogging love my friends, it truly means a lot!

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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22 Responses to Feeling the Love Rain Down

  1. Jodi Stone says:

    Congratulations on your shower of awards!! I’m the same way with awards, I hate passing them out because I don’t want anyone to think that I like their blog less than someone elses!!

    • shoes says:

      Thank you. It is tough because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. It still is amazing to me that I even have readers, much less have been given awards from them. I am closing in on one year of blogging and am soooo glad I took that leap and decided to blog. 🙂

  2. mimijk says:

    I think you’re deserving of all of these awards and then some – regardless of whether or not you do well with rules. I just thrill knowing that you’re enjoying the rain 🙂 You delight everyone who gets to read your blog..

    • shoes says:

      Thank you so much, you are very sweet. I am touched that people read and truly enjoy my blog. I am loving the rain, my friend, loving it!

  3. Congrats! Totally agree with the Cracklin’ Oat Bran and the petunias. As for the paper airplanes, I, too, am airworthy challenged. I actually tore out a page from Martha Stewart’s magazine years ago which I still need to refer to. Here’s the link: http://www.marthastewart.com/269188/paper-airplane-how-to

    • shoes says:

      Ha! I just totally bookmarked that link and I am sure I will be using it before the week is out. Glad there are other people out there with my love for Cracklin’ Oat Bran and my disgust towards petunias. 🙂

  4. I loved your answers. I too am directionally challenged and have just recently began to tweet. It’s a strange world… I think your blog is great and that you deserve lots of recognition. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      It is a strange world and I just don’t feel any sort of connection with the twitter folk as I do with my blogging people. I shall tweet on, although much more infrequently than I post.
      Thanks for the kind words and the award – it means a lot to me.

  5. ktlee says:

    Congratulations! I always enjoy your funny and not-so-funny (the picture of the BAD peach comes to mind instantly!) posts! Thanks for sharing your little piece of the world with all of us!

    • shoes says:

      I am so very glad you enjoy my little piece of the world – the good, the bad, and the ugly. I prefer to share and write about the funny and cute but life is not all ups and it helps me to process the downs by writing about and sharing those too.
      BTW, the container of left over peaches from the BAD peach incident is still in my fridge. I can’t bring myself to feed them to the boys so I am waiting for them to turn so I can throw them away. I can’t throw away perfectly good peaches, even if they are BAD!

  6. Sugar Snap Me says:

    You are so sweet to mention my blog! I must admit, I am a little confused by the award thing. It’s never come up for me, and I realize as I read your post that I am not very involved in the blogging world, other than to write my own when I get the time. I say this, but most things confuse me, so take it with a grain of salt. Anyway, you are my favorite human of the day. How’s that for an award?

    • shoes says:

      Oh, the award thing confuses me too. Where do they come from and why? If I don’t follow the rules, will I be hit by a Peterbilt truck tomorrow? Just know that I love your blog and look forward to when you post. I consider it a good week if I get the time to post three things, one of them being my Simple Sunday post which is usually just a photo and a sentence or two.
      I love your Favorite Human of the Day Award so much I use caps when referring to it just to elevate its status. 🙂

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  8. Beth says:

    Hey, fellow middle name is Marie, congrats on the awards and thanks for sharing the 7 odd facts 🙂

  9. good for you, congrats!

  10. jensine says:

    yeah you … well done 🙂

  11. Hetterbell says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Congratulations. Your blog does give so much. Your words gives a positive motivation and the images, always a joy. Like you, I am not good with directions. My north , south, east, west is all screwed up. I try to be better but somehow my brain seems to be programmed that was. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. You have a beautiful heart.

    • shoes says:

      Thank you very much for your kind words, I do so enjoy sharing my little piece of the world with you all.

      I don’t think I will ever fully master directions, I go by landmarks rather than north, south, east and west.

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