Monday, September 20, 2010

What? An Award? Me?

I just can't believe it ya'll...I won an award today!  The award was bestowed to me by Marie over at  Never in a thousand kasillion years would I have thought I would ever receive any kind of award for my little blog.

I see so many of your blogs and they are so pretty and colorful and you have all the really cool buttons and so many followers and then....there is me....Me and my hydrangeas and my take on life.  In the South we say, "if you can't run with the big dogs...then stay on the porch."  I sometimes feel like I'm on the porch.

I have a brother/cousin who is a Web designer and I've thought about making him proud and getting some help..but, I kinda like it...yep, I kinda do like it simple as it is me.  Over time I've learned to enjoy the simple things in life more and more.  For my blog to be called A Lovely Blog is quite an honor for me.

I have met so many nice people with interesting stories, points of view, challenges and talents.  I have my favorites people I feel that in a weird kind of cyber space way connected to somehow.  Do you ever feel this way?  I have some blogs that are just inspirational..give me pause and really make me think more.  Some blogs are just hysterically funny.  It's been a fun time in this blog land.  I've only been at it for a few months and I wonder why would anyone care about what I have to say?  Could I be an inspiration to anyone?  Is there anyone out there like me?

I really started this just to journal my thoughts and feelings so that one day my children may be able to read them and know me on some different level.  Also, I thought it is something special in being raised in the South and you go through a middle life metamorphosis that makes you do some deep thinking.  Never did I think I would have friends following me or blogs I look forward to read everyday much less an award.  I enjoy each of you and all you have to offer.

Now, as I understand it I am to pass this along..or as I it forward.  So here goes, I would like to give this award to...

Robin  you have inspired me and yours is the first blog I go to when I fire up the ole lap top.  I love your honesty and compassion.  You rock!

Shoes  I've been following you for a while and I really don't think you know how cool you are.

Roz  You gave me confidence this weekend.  Your blog is beautiful and an inspiration to me.

Nickie  You have such courage.  Not many people can be as open and honest as you have been.

Chrissy  I always love your  posts and your photos are beautiful.

Nichole  I love your I'm Sick of them Saturday!  That is a hoot!

Weezer  You inspire me.  Your faith and your love of life and  people.  The lady that performed my wedding ceremony... her name is Weezer.  Weezer's are good people.  I hope you feel better soon dear lady.

Ms.Kat  You love the beach like I do and you wanting to be a blessing to someone each day ...just fantastic!

Julie  I feel like you are you and always honest.  I like that.

Kate  From one Southern Woman to another.

Kristin  She is a new friend, but she paints like I do and she is silly so, I mean how could I not?

Love to you all ....You have a Lovely Blog and an Award to go with it!

Carol-the gardener


  1. Thank you so much Carol. I am touched that you thought of me for this award. I actually received it recently and it is on my sidebar. Your name will be added to it. Thank you for being such a sweet blog friend.


  2. Well, I am touched! Thank u. And I'll post it on my page.. I enjoy your blogs as well!. The music u post really have touched me. Especially this one by Israel... fond memories of Hi.

  3. That is an awesome award and you totally deserve it. You do have a lovely blog. And I am totally blushing at the sweet things you said about me and my blog. Right now I am on this road to reclamation... as in reclaiming my life. It is living wide open. Well, more like writing wide open. It is painful, funny, and more painful. In the end, it is freeing. So, it is totally worth it.

  4. Thank you so much :). I am so happy that you like my posts :)

  5. Dear Carol...don't sell yourself short for one second! your blog is lovely and you, my dear, are certainly not on the porch! (although i'd love to sit with you on a big ol' screened in porch sometime and drink some iced tea!)....thank you so much for passing this award on to me! you are a wonderful lady and i'm proud to have made your acquaintance! xoxo