The Fire, Ice and Power-less Award?! For ME?

So, I've just been informed from Dawn at Rylee for Life that I've earned the "When life hands you lemons..." award by virtue of our out-of-control pasture fire, our break-the-trees ice storm, and now our ongoing lack of electric power due to said ice storm.

Well, golly gee whiz, I guess maybe I have earned this award, whaddya think? :-) Thank you, Dawn!

I mean, I haven't slit my wrists yet. In fact, aside from some whining to my ever patient mother last night, I've pretty much plastered a smile on my cold face and extra clothing on my shivering body to keep warm at night. Everyday, I cross my lil blue fingers and hope and hope and hope that TODAY is the DAY, the electric is going to zap back on!!! So far, my positive energy hasn't ignited the wires over our house...

So, here's the thing about the lemonade award. I want to pass it on to some of my bloggy friends, who have done the same... you know, made lemonade out of their lemons. Or maybe they're just optimistic all the time. For whatever reason (and YOU will know why you were nominated, even if everyone else is unsure), here are my nominees for the Lemonade Award:

Midlife, Menopause, Mistakes and Random Stuff
Midlife Slices
Finding Sirius
Words of Wisdom From a Smart Mouth Broad
Write Up My Alley
A Day in the Life of Binks
Binks, you know it's for that danged technology ignorant and computer abusing boss of yours .... I sympathize with ya on that one, since my former boss is/was a mirror image of yours!

So, here are the rules for this award:
1) Put the logo on your blog or post
2) Nominate blogs that show great attitude or gratitude
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


  1. Congrats for the nomination--you have definitely had your share of challenges lately. It is said that "things cluster" and I hope that you are due a run of great happenings.

  2. Congrats. You sure deserve it. Thanks and I'll get right on it.

  3. Have I mentioned how bad I am with awards?? I swear I'm going to change my ways but no matter what.....i'm always so appreciative of the thought that comes along with the honor. Thank you thank you thank you and I'm so happy your little blue fingers are now all warmed up and pink again so you can twitter and hang with the rest of us twitter twa....uhm....fools. :)

  4. High-Fives all around! Slaps on the back and all of that! Never heard of that award, but from the sound of things, it's perfect! Hope things really start warming up for you! And soon! ;-)

  5. Thank you and you are truly a sweetheart :)
    I am so touched by your kindness. I keep my awards on another page. I don't post them on this blog because I am afraid that it would take away from my main, main, main cause.....the No-Kill shelter that we are trying to raise funds for. Does that make sense? I really need to spruce up my plain ole blog......but never seem to find the time and well,,,,,I dunno maybe I'll just leave it plain jane. I just want to have the main cause and showcase Newnan on this one.
    I have another one that I am thinking of inviting a few apecial people to.......people like you nice lady :)
    Take good care and......

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  6. Okay, I posted a comment, and it disappeared. Who says the world is a better place because of computers, hmmm? Just let me at 'em for even suggesting such a thing! :)

    Thanks so much for honoring me with the award. I shall strive to uphold the code that has been placed upon me ... and to make more lemonade. :)

    Hope you're warmer today and that your electricity has returned.

  7. Thank you so much!! So thoughtful of you to pass it onto Sophie and I! :) And congrats on receiving the so deserve it! :)

  8. You ALWAYS say the nicest things when you visit me! I appreciate you! No electricity? I think I would go to bed and just stay there until it came on...yeah..if it took month!! I do so hate being cold! Thinking on buying a hot water bottle next winter... :) Sounds like a good idea doesn't it?

  9. Congrats on the award! You definitely deserve it, gosh you still don't have any power? I hope they get it back on soon for you!

  10. If I have to go through all that to get an award think I'd prefer to be without it. :) Hope you have power and warmth soon!

  11. Congrats & thanks. I am on vacation, on a strange computer (but still loving the award)
    and will do a post when I am back in familiar territory.

  12. Schnikes! I totally forgot about this and haven't been posting. Please forgive me. :)