New Blog Awards, Blog Changes, and A Cold Front Blowing Through!

I've received two new awards this month and haven't got around to mentioning them... from Megs at My Edition of Gab, the One Lovely Blog award. Her award is for my photo blog, but I really don't post awards on that blog, so I'll keep it here with the other awards. Megs has recently started a new job and will be moving from Lincoln to Omaha, Nebraska. Big changes for her! But you just have to read this post on her blog about her new job - does this sound like the dream job all of us want or what? I'm officially jealous!! Thanks for the award, Megs!! :)

Linda from Crone and Bear It has given my blog the "I Love This Blog" award. Linda is retired and as such, has nothing better to do loves blogging and puts out some hugely entertaining posts. For a laugh-out-loud read about midlife memory, check out this post here. You'll love her brand of witty and snarky humor.

I especially liked the 4th criteria for this award: Continue your passion in writing because your hard work will always be appreciated.

Now, I wouldn't say I have a passion for writing; my original purpose for my blog was to keep family & friends in-the-know since I had just moved to Kansas. Then my blog took on a life of its own - I was amazed that people I didn't know were interested in reading about my boring days on the Kansas plains. So I feel I owe it to you, my readers, to put an exciting spin on my everyday existence. Heck, I'm beginning to believe my exciting life myself.

As usual, I digress. As you all know, I'm supposed to pass these awards on to my favorite readers but I'm going to take the easy way out high road and hand these awards to every single one of my readers. Yep, go ahead, copy and paste, YOU, YOU and YOU.... great blogs all of 'em! It's getting harder for me to get around to all of your blogs and read them, but know that I enjoy the time I do have to read your blogs - I wish there were more hours in the day!!

I mentioned in yesterday's post that there are blog changes a-coming; not only a new design but overall simplification. You may have noticed my music is already gone - Change Number One. Now I know my mom and some other readers enjoyed listening to my music, but I've received complaints that my blog was loading very slowly or not at all due to the music. Read my previous post and you'll find out that you can STILL listen to my music, just at another website. I've already heard from several people that removing the music has improved my blog download time significantly!

Now, about that cold front....
a high of 91 is forecast for tomorrow and I can't wait. I've been melting this week in 100 degree and higher temps. The horses and dogs and cats are all tired of it. We're all looking forward to tomorrow's balmy temps. That's sarcasm at its best for those who don't know me.


  1. I know this heat you're getting is a bit much, but can we please please have a little of it here in the northeast!

  2. It's hot over here too. Ours is humid and I prefer the dry heat.

    Congrats on the awards!

  3. Congrats on the awards. Good luck with your new blog design. You know what the weather in Ohio can be like.. Always like chatting with you Joe Todd

  4. Congrats on your awards and I'm looking forward to see your new design!!!

  5. I think it was about 106 degrees here, I would kill for 91!

  6. Suz, I had the same probs with the speed of your blog with the music, as much as I enjoyed it.

    It was 107 today when we landed in OKC!!!! Boy did we ever know we were back in OK LOL.

  7. Congratulations on your Awards - they are well deserved.
    The music on the blog does it slow it down - every blog we visit with music takes an age to load! It is not just yours.
    We are glad you are sharing your boring/exciting life through blogging!!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  8. Congrats on the award. Visiting over from Pseudo. Love your photographs!

    Couldn't handle that sort of heat... yikes!

  9. Only 91 degrees? Hope you'll have a sweater handy! Blog loads really quickly now!

  10. Congrats to you on both awards!! I always enjoy reading new blogs and coming from you...a good recommendation. Off to check them out!