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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Loree at Stories and Scribbles has tagged me with the Friendship Award
This blogger award promotes friendships amongst bloggers. As Loree said (and I agree completely with her!): Blogging creates friendships with people you would otherwise never meet and get to know.
Blogging helps us know one another better and create and promote friendships all over the world.
I haven't blogged for very long (just since Nov. 2008) but I can tell you it has made such fun in my life and I have enjoyed reading so many of you and commenting back and forth. It has also allowed me a new outlet to go back to writing/journaling, which I neglected doing for far too many years!
So to all of you (not just the ones listed below!) I give you my heartfelt thanks for writing your blogs and for reading mine. And getting comments simply makes my day!

The rules of this award are to paste the following text somewhere in the post:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to those bloggers who must choose at least 5 more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

I have so many bloggers that I admire and like! So here is my long list of who I would like to continue this award to: (Please take a few minutes and check out their blogs. They are diversified and very different, but all of them are worth looking at!):

1. Aria at Aria'z Ink
2. Jessica at aka Nancy Drew
3. Bev at myprosperousworld
4. Brittany at The Greer 5
5. VaBookworm at Confessions of a Bookworm
6. Annie at A Nice Place in the Sun
7. June Saville at Journeys in Creative Writing
8. Leslie at My Turn to Talk
9. Susanne at Sue's Daily Photography
10. ncgirl at Thirty Something Reality
11. Clare at Clare's Blog
12. Insanity Kim at A Parent's Life to Behold,Through the Eyes of Insanity and Bliss
13. Sara at The Breathing Post
14. Lizzie at Words to the Wise
15. Lynn at For Love or funny
16. Ratty at The Everyday Adventurer
17. Pattye at Greys and Things
18. Debb at That's Just Fugtastic
19. Anna at Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder
20. Kearsie at Sounds Like Tomatoes
21. Pearl at Pearl, Why you little
22. Polly at Angels in my Garden
23. Crystal at Boobs, Injuries and Dr. Pepper
24. K2Comfort at KSquared Comfort
25. Jen at NOHOMASS
26. GrannyAnn at Ann Tucker's Blog
27. Pehpot at Make or Break

Thanks everyone!


Brittany said...

I pretty much think I love you! You are the best!!!!

Brittany said...

Oh and my word verification for that last comment...sestical...I laughed a lot!

Insanitykim said...

I was gonna send this one to ya soon as well! :)

Yeah, this is some funness, ain't it??

The Retired One said...

Brittany: Back atcha! Sestical? that a sassy testicle?

Insanity Kim: Too funny...great minds think alike? Enjoy and post it under your "awards" section on your blog with pride!

jessica said...

Thank you - I will need some time to figure out who to pass this on to, but I'll get to it(hopefully soon)! ? Sassy testicle? I can think of another part in that same region of the body that might be MORE sassy than the pair of "backdrop boys" just hangin' there... OMG, I have lost my mind! Save me from these thoughts...

Sara said...

Congrats for the award and thank you so much!
We started blogging about the same time and it has been so much fun finding so mancy nice and neat blogger friends like you!
Have a great day

Lynn Kellan said...

Hey Friend,
Thanks for giving For Love or Funny a nod. You de best!
Blogging certainly makes the world a little smaller and a lot friendlier!

Anonymous said...

You are too too kind. I suspect if it weren't for you, I would have no awards of which to speak of.

and I'm honored you thought of me.

sap sap sap sap sap sap sap

The Retired One said...

Jessica: Don't stress about who to send the award to, you can choose one or none if you want.

Sara: glad you liked it.

Lynn: No problem...yes, it is fun getting others to look at new blogs worth looking at, (like yours!)

Kearsie: You will get plenty more awards, never fear! (you sap you) LOL

Anonymous said...

your such a catch and you always make me smile even when I wanna be in a bad mood darnit lol
xxx hugs and many thanks - can I tag you back? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for honoring me with the award.

The Retired One said...

Debb: My aim in life is to make others smile, so that was the best compliment! Sure you can tag me back, but I won't be able to pass it on to anyone else for now!

Clare: you are welcome...I always enjoy the personal blogs on your site! (I hardly ever shop on-line, but I always read your other posts!)

Anonymous said...

this is your 1 day warning im gonna tag you with an award brat! hehe

The Retired One said...

Debb: Bring it on! You got me curious now!!! LOL

June Saville said...

Thanks for the nomination Oh Retired One ... appreciated. I do like the sentiments attached to this award, and am very pleased that you attach them to my little corner.
June in Oz

The Retired One said...

June: You are more than welcome,my blogger friend. I continue to enjoy your blog!!!

efaqffqaewfm said...

Thank you!!! :o) You seriously brightened up a bad day! said...

Wow~ Thank you for thinking of me. This is one of my favorite awards. I love the text that is posted along with it.

And by the way, congratulations to you and everyone on your list. I'm in great company.

You're the greatest~


P.S. I'm still working on my list of dreams for you; that I can live vicariously through... I hope my lists not too long. I just need some new material. ;))

Thanks again,~

Rick (Ratty) said...

Thanks for the award! I'll try to have mine up in a few days. As usual, I'll probably cheat a little bit. For some odd reason I've found that part as fun as the awards. My online friends seem to be growing in number faster than I can keep up lately. All I can do about it is be happy. :)

lizzie said...

Thanks for te recomendation. It is much appreciated. Don't who to pass it on to though and i need to think about that one. Ouch! Thinking is so painful!

The Retired One said...

VaBookworm: All right. STOP having those bad days! Glad I could help brighten one for ya'!

Annie: List of dreams sounds interesting....I will be looking forward to it. No hurry, I will be hanging around blogging for quite some time, (God willing) ha

Ratty: I love it when you cheat. You are my hero. ha I see your followers growing. I think it because not only are the photos interesting, but you do your best to weave in a story too. BTW, I still have a picture of a dragon from Florida to send to you and Alice. I will try and go to your site and grab your email over the next few days and send it to you there. Feel free to use it in a post.

Lizzie: No need to pass it on if you don't want to. Don't stress. Just wanted you to get a mention for your blog.

Lesley said...

Wow, thank you for including me in your list! You are one of my favorite bloggers, so I'm really honored. I will look forward to browsing the other blogs you listed when I have time - it's so addictive!

The Retired One said...

Lesley: You are more than welcome. I love meeting all my blog readers and getting to know them. It has opened a whole new world of friends for me!

Anna Lefler said...

Wow - awesome! Thank you so much!! You spoil me!

Hope all is well with you and take care...

:^) Anna

The Retired One said...

Anna: You are more than welcome!

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