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An Award from my Blogging Friends

It’s funny how you can develop a kind of friendship with the other bloggers out there.  You chat back and forth, read about each other’s family, friends, work, ect.  You develop an attachment to these people…sometimes they remind you of other’s that you love, or have loved.  For the most part I find bloggers to be positive and inspiring, almost always willing to give you a verbal pat on the back.  I don’t know why all the time,but there are some bloggers, and their blogs, that resonate more with me than others…maybe we have things in common like age, interests, family…but I look forward to seeing their avatar on my computer telling me that they have sent a note. 🙂 I like to comment on their accomplishments or give them a virtual hug when they need one.

The two beautiful creative woman that write the blogs, By Amanda Leigh http://byamandaleigh.com, and J.E. Creations, http://jecreations.wordpress.com/ have nominated me for The Sisterhood of The Blogger Award.  I thank you soooooooooooooooo much. 🙂

I have my favorite blogs but I know that some of them appreciate the awards but for personal reasons, do not want to accept it.  so what I can do is list the blogs I like so you can check them out and let leave it to them if they want to accept it or not.

1.Paint Your Landscape.  The nicest couple that you will ever meet in the blogosphere, LuAnn is the sweetest lady, and Terry has great calves…lol http://paintyourlandscape.wordpress.com

2.Gina’s Professions of Peace http://professionsforpeace.com/ I can not say enough about the insights, and yes, professions of peace found here.

3.The Bead Den http://thebeadden.wordpress.com/ Creative, lovely, a true blogging sister…Check it out.

4.Moment of Joy  http://momentumofjoy.com/ If I’m feeling down I can count on the wisdom found here…Enjoy 🙂

Now for ten things you may not know about me…I do not believe that I have kept anything a secret…I have a big mouth, lol

1. If my grandmother was still alive she would be 124 yrs old…we have, “late in life babies” in my family.

2. My hobby is knitting.

3. I have a dachshund named Wilber, and a cat named Blu and they both have my wife wrapped around their paws.

4. I am religious and have a deep faith.

5. I am fully bilingual, English and French, as I was born and raised in Montreal.

6. I can move my baby toe independently from the others.

7. I love to garden.

God Bless, Julia


I’m Baaaaaaack

Well I made it back in time to watch the Olympic’s opening ceremony…made me proud of my United Kingdom roots. They are mostly Scottish, but apparently we stopped a while in England, just long enough to produce Diana Riggs and Virginia Woolf…then all my grandparents decided to move to Canada.  Now that I’m back, it’s time find out what I missed.  I’ve been nominated for a couple of awards, so I will have to take care of those in the next few days; thanks to everyone by the way.  Thank you to everyone who wished me well on my sojourn in the woods, it was lovely, and the Deep Woods Off came in very handy.

Now I did promise to pick a book for that we could all start on August 1st for the book club.  I have decided to start with, “The Happiness Project,” while I wait for further suggestions from the book club participants.  I hope everyone who wants to read along is able to obtain a copy, it may be hard to get a hold of at the library as it is very popular.  I’ll try to answer all the comments personally, but it may take a day or two.

God Bless, Julia

Award Number Three

I am very happy to accept this nomination from towsoflums at, http://momoftwosalums.wordpress.com/

The rules for this one are :

1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3. State seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.

5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.

I have so messed up these awards rulesw…I promise, promise,PROMISE, that come Monday, I will devote my entire morning to doing them right.  I do not want anyone to think that I do not appreciate these awards because I do.  It just happens that I have the bussiest weekend ever.

God Bless, Julia

Award Number Two

Award number two this week is:
Thank you to twosalums at http://momoftwosalums.wordpress.com/
The rules are :

1. Thank the person that nominated you, and provide a link to their blog

2. List 7 things about yourself that readers might find interesting

3. Nominate 7 bloggers for the award, provide links, and let them know!

Please see yesterdays post to see seven things about me …I will have to post the websites later in an update as the computer is giving me issues again…sometimes I hate computers.

God Bless,  Julia

Three New Awards

I have been nominated for three awards this week.  I think I will do one a day so as to not overwhelm you, or me.  I am very appreciative to twosalums for the awards…please check out her blog, http://momoftwosalums.wordpress.com/

The first award is :

The rules are as follows :

  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. List 7 things about yourself
  3. Nominate 7 Beautiful blogs that you think people should check out.

Seven things about me, hmmmmmmmm

  1. I am a lesbian…I know big surprise there…I came out just before my 40th birthday…I’m a slow learner
  2. I was born and raised in Montreal, which means…
  3. I am fluent in English and French
  4. I have been an artist for over 25 yrs
  5. I am a cradle Anglican
  6. In high school I could [put both of my feet behind my head…I was very popular
  7. I’m short…my son was taller than me by the time he was 11 years old.

Thank again

God Bless, Julia




I have been given the Sunshine Award…all this is going to go to my head. I would love to thank momoftwosalums http://momoftwosalums.wordpress.com/ for nominating me…she is sweet, I love her blog about crafting and her two precious babies, oh, and she has a husband 🙂

There are a few rules associated with “The Sunshine Award”:

Display the logo in a post or somewhere on your blog

Answer 10 questions about yourself

Nominate 10 -12 other amazing bloggers, or however many you want

Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, to let them know you nominated them for the award.

Share the love and link the person who nominated you

Q: Did you always want kids?

A: Yes, I come from a large family and being the youngest by far my siblings were having babies while I was still in elementary school.

Q: Pet peeves?

A: I pretty easy going, maybe people who walk back and forth in front of your house so they can spy on you, lol.

Q: Righty or Lefty?

A: Righty

Q: Most embarrassing moment of all time?

A: Oh so many…when I was fifteen I got locked into tennis courts that had a 20ft fence around them; the fire department had to get me out…they made me climb the ladder in my tennis skirt instead of just breaking the lock.

Q: Favorite off line activity?
(I really like this question)

A: Anything involving creativity of some kind.

Q: Number of Siblings?

A: I am an only child…I wish. I have two sisters and a brother…and they are REALLY old,  just kidding.

Q: Celebrity crush?

A: So if you don’t know yet, I’m a lesbian…I thought I should point that out first.  Ellen Degeneres…she funny, pretty, and creative.

Q: What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest?

The happiest would be when I had my children.  The saddest would be the year seven of my students died…I left my teaching job after that.

Q: How would you like to be remembered?

I would like to be remembered as someone that made a difference in peoples lives, I want them to say,she knew how to love with her whole being.

Q: Where did you grow up?

Montreal, Canada

And now for my nominees, the envelope please…

Fruhlingskabine Micro-Farmhttp://fmicrofarm.com/  They always have interesting posts…and they love their chickens, their baby bunnies are soooo cute.

The Sustainable Buffet http://sustainablebuffet.wordpress.com/  I like anyone who gives their plants names.

Winds of Time http://babydogogos.wordpress.com/ the nicest blogger EVER…love her drawings.

Thank Again

God Bless, Julia

Wow, Thank You…

Thank you so much to the very lovely Tammy at the nourished seed for the much appreciated Reader Appreciation Award! 

How it works:

1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to.
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.

Envelope please…

Religion for all, truly a person who embraces all human beings…inspiring

George. Jesse. Love., Julie’s love for her family is undeniable.

Grazing In, Sarah is a cookbook writer and all around great person.  Pretty much the only site I use for recipes.

Supertucksmama, I have worked with autistic children for many years.  Lane is honest, funny and oh so loving…she is a super mama.

Organic Urban Farm Girl, Jennifer shares her story of having a small farm, she is entertaining and witty.

1. What is your favorite color?  The Rainbow

2. What is your favorite animal?  I had better say both my pets because the cat is evil.

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?  Sadly, Diet Coke

4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?  I visit Facebook once a month and I don’t even know what to do with twitter

5. What is your favorite pattern?  ?

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents?  Definitely giving

7. What is your favorite number?  I don’t think I have one – how about 372.

8. What is your favorite day of the week?  Sunday.

9. What is your favorite flower?  Gerber Daisy

10. What’s your passion?  Oh so many…so little time

Thank you again Tammy

God Bless,  Julia