Friday, August 13, 2010

Blogs of Substance

Skippymom over at I Make Soap let me know today that she had named me as one of her "blog of substance" recipients. How sweet and unexpected! It's nice to know that my ramblings and other "attempts" at humor mean something to someone else. I bow with appreciation.

These are the rules that I must abide by and follow:

1. Thank the person who gave me the award.  Thank you, Skip for bestowing this award upon me. I'm so tickled to be considered part of your family.
2. Write the reason why I blog in 5 words. Maintain some semblance of sanity.
3. Name 5 other Blogs of Substance and the reasons why I chose them. This is going to be tough. I have found so many blogs and so many online friends who support me, inspire me, and who have helped me find my way through the "tomorrows" that were so difficult. How to choose, how to choose.... I would pick I Make Soap but she tagged me so I'll have to pass on her. I also wanted to make sure that I didn't duplicate her choices.

So, here they are in no certain order:

kathy's kampground kapers. I love to read about Kathy's adventures at her campground. The people who visit her camp seem to be a mixture of wonderful friends you'd like to enjoy coffee with and those you might wish would take their business elsewhere. She's a very talented seamstress and I love to see the creations she's made for her grandkids.
A View from the Edge. Pat has a gift for bringing the typed word to life. I can read her blog and if I'm even the least little bit down, I can count on her stories and pictures to not only raise my spirits, but to also brighten my day.
Butts and Ashes. Marla's sense of humor always gives me a laugh. She's handled the stresses of life and the worry over her sister's health with an approach that lets you know she doesn't take time to feel sorry for herself but just gets right down to the business of living life to its fullest. She pokes fun at herself and doesn't take herself too seriously.
Discovering the Purpose of Our Lives. Donna has been one of those individuals who has taken the time out of their busy lives to send me encouragement when I needed it. Donna also knows what it's like to be a caretaker of a loved one and how important it is to take time out for yourself. She helped me see that I needed some "me time" in order to be there emotionally and physically for Ron when he needed it.
Four Dog Day. Kathy is another talented seamstress and one of those "artsy fartsy" people who can take something someone else has deemed trash and turn it into a work of art. She sent Ron a "shirt saver" that has really saved me lots and lots of time in the laundry room! Check out her stuff in her Etsy shop.

These are just a few of the blogs I read all the time. Rae over at Weather Vane is another of my favorites, as is Silver Strands and My Random Insanities. All of my online friends have sent such nice notes of encouragement, prayed for Ron and I when we needed it most, and have listened when I just needed to vent. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and you can all consider yourselves worthy of this award. So, feel free to snag it and pass it on to some of your bloggy friends!


SkippyMom said...

You ROCK! And I love your choices - I know Kathy [she is fab, isn't she] but your others are new to me and I already love them.

Thank you sweetie - now can you please remove my real name? Please. heehee.

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Marla said...

Teresa, You are one of the sweetest people I have never met. :-) Maybe one of these days...

Thank you for thinking of me and all the kind words. You are too sweet!

Pat said...

Congrats on your award and thank YOU for passing it on to ME! I appreciate it!