Yes, I am happy that it's Friday! And the sun is out - which doesn't happen too often in MI in the winter, so I'm enjoying looking at the blue sky as I sit here at my desk on my morning break. My mom will be here this afternoon, which is a wonderful thing for many reasons. I enjoy her company, the girls are thrilled to have Grandma here (which gives me a bit of a break), and I will get to sleep in tomorrow because Mom usually gets up with the kids and lets me sleep on Saturday mornings. And it's the start of a 3-day weekend, so even better. :)
Hey, you gotta take your joy where you can find it - it's not often that I just plain 'let' myself feel happy, so I'm going to push other worries aside for the moment and enjoy it while it lasts.
Here are a few more things to feel happy about on this Friday morning - I've gotten some awards recently that I need to acknowledge and pass along. You all know how much I enjoy that, right? :)
First, I received the 'Blog Buddies' award from my friend Corey over at Living and Loving Every Minute Of It. Thank you, Corey! For the award, and for saying, "You are a blogging queen. So kind, helpful, and fun. thanks!". If you haven't been to Corey's blog, you have to go and wish her sweet little Sugar Bear a very happy 3rd birthday - and see all of the incredible photos that Corey posts. She is an amazing photographer!
I'd like to pass this along to some of the friends I've made through blogging - Anna, Tammy, Jean, Christine, Holly, KC, MomOfThree, and Wendy. And to any other of my blogging friends, please feel free to take it as well - I love you all! :)
Thank you to Jennifer from A "Sample" of Jennifer's Thoughts for this award! Here's what it means:
"This little award is called The Daily Dose - and here is all the important info to tell you what it is about and where it came from. This is a tribute to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog".From Xandra: creator, The Daily Dose Award.
It's an honor to be considered someone's Daily Dose - thank you so much!
I read a lot of blogs - some more regularly than others, but I try to keep up as much as I can. I don't always have the chance to comment on every post or to reply to comments that people leave here - if there were several more hours in a day, I would love to though! There are several blogs that I do try to read religiously and don't consider my day complete until I have the chance to see what they're up to. So this one goes to Karen, Summer, Corey, Kailani, Michelle, Shannon, Sherry, Shana, Megan, Carrie, and Karen.
Anna at Beth & Cory's Mom has given me the 'You Cheer Me Up' award! Here's what Anna said, "You ladies cheer me up like hot cocoa on a cold day, like curling up with a good book and a warm blanket, like a visit to the lake in the summertime - and so much more." Aww, you are so sweet and thank you!
This award was created by Ann at A Nice Place in the Sun:
If you are one of the recipients of the You Cheer Me Up Award, please find at least five blogs that cheer you up, copy the code to post on your sidebar (can be found on Ann's post) and pass Ethel and Lucy across the blogosphere. You can use what cheers you up in your post, or copy this one, all I ask is that you link back to the original post to get a copy of the code for the image, and check out the list of the wonderful blogs I will have posted on the award page.
Happy Friday, everyone! :)