Spreading the Bloggy Love

Lately I've been the recipient of several wonderful blog awards... with a new job and all my storm whining and subsequent clean-up (and we had yet another severe, house-rockin' storm last night - I am so sleep deprived right now it isn't even funny), I haven't properly thanked the givers of these awards. Matter of fact, I just discovered these awards were gifted to me in late June/early July. I am such a bad, bad bloggy friend.

First up, we have the Kreativ Blogger award from Shortmama at Family of Shorts. I think this is the 2nd time I've received this award, although the button looks a little different. In any event, I thank sweet Amanda for bestowing this award upon my blog. I don't feel like I've been very creative (or kreativ) lately - maybe if I had a few alcoholic beverages my creativity level would shoot through the roof. Hmmm, worth a try, don't ya think?

One of the rules for this award is to list 7 things that my readers may not know about me...

1. First and foremost, I'm not very good with these list thingamajiggers.

2. My dogs might tell you that I take them outside whilst in my jammies. They. Are. Liars. Then again, no one sees me out here in the country, so who's gonna prove it?!

3. The horses like me better than my hubster. Yes, I use bribery. It's simple. Treats = Love.

4. The cats like me better too. Hey, same equation works with them.

5. Yeppers, the dogs like me better too. Matter of fact, they just admitted they were lying about the whole jammie incident. They just remembered which side their bread is buttered.

6. Hubby likes me best too. Pshaw, of course I feed him too!!!

7. In my 20s, 2 of my girlfriends and I choreographed a dance and then surprised a local band by jumping on the stage to dance with them. If I remember right, the song was "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer. We did this several weeks in a row, the crowd loved it, and a friend took photos. This was a big deal for a shy girl like me. If I ever dig out my photo box in the bottom of our closet, I will post one of the photos. Ha! You know that's a lie.... that box will never find its way out of the closet....

The second rule is to forward this award to 7 more bloggers ... but you know me, I just offer it up to everyone who reads my blog. I'm lazy generous like that.

I was also gifted with the "Love My Friends" award from Smart Mouth Broad at Words of Wisdom From a Smart Mouth Broad. Isn't it purty??

The Love My Friends award is given to those bloggers who aspire, inspire, and share the most beautiful of human attributes; art, wisdom and friendship. Deliver this to eight friends who must deliver it to eight more.

What?! SMB knows how much I aspire to be like her, so why would she tag me with something I have to deliver to other people? Once again, in the spirit of my overwhelming generosity, I bequeath this lovely award to all my wonderful readers.

I am sure y'all are tired of my generosity laziness; I promise you, in the near future I will gift some of my newer readers with a wonderful award. I will go the extra mile. I PROMISE.

I have a few more bloggy friends to thank for some sweet awards. Keep your eyes peeled for a post later this week to thank those friends in the manner they so richly deserve.

Until then, I leave you with these photos of our stormy Kansas skies last night.

The first three photos are looking towards the northwest.
The last photo is eastwards.


  1. Love the pics! Im about to go take some pics outside right now!

  2. Nice sky pictures. We've had some wicked looking clouds lately too.

  3. Congrats on the awards, Susan! Hope you're enjoying your new job, but do miss you around here!

  4. Love the pics, and congrats on your awards! -Tammy

  5. Congrats on the awards! You do a great job of blogging! The pics are really great!

  6. Congrats on the awards Oz Girl! And love those photos.

  7. Love the pictures. I love how flat and open the land is around you, like you can see for miles. It was that way when we traveled to central Kansas to pick up a goat and I loved it. There seems to be more trees and hills here in the southeast corner of the state.

  8. Congrats on the awards!!!!!

  9. I am all about #2 - one of the benefits of country living! Always love your sky pics...

  10. Congrats for the awards and for the wonderful shots dear Susan...I will hit you on Facebook as well :-) Hurra!!!

    Hope you have a lovely week, much love: Evi

  11. Oh, man, love those photos.
    And congrats on all your awards!

  12. What? It's me who aspires to be like you. You've got more talent in your pinky than I have in my whole .............well, you get the idea.

    Quite the mutual admiration society we've got going on here, huh? LOL

  13. Hey Oz Girl!
    You have changed the look of your blog.
    It is way cool!
    And you walk your pups while still in your jammies? PLEASE
    I do that too, and I live here in the Bronx!
    My neighbors are used to seeing me in my boxer shorts and athletic bra.

  14. I love the beautiful scenery in your blog. Very peaceful and relaxing.

  15. Had to chuckle at the Robert Palmer dance! ;) Did you pull your hair back in a bun and wear red lipstick, too? I love the Kansas sunsets....so beautiful, over all that open land!!

  16. Love the prairie shots! Hey keeping feeding everyone, and Jammies..I do that all the time here! Some of my best early AM photos are in jammies! :)

  17. Lovely photos! To be honest I'm not too bothered about awards but I really love getting comments left by those who read my stuff. Like this one I suppose!