Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Love, Beach, Tag, and Awards

Suzanne at Colorado Lady is hosting a photography meme for this month, and she's calling it Love on Wednesdays in February.

I have combined this meme with a thanks, a tag, and awards. It fits quite nicely, I think. See if you agree.

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Yesterday I got an answer to my problem of how to get my soap dispenser to pump. Several suggested that I dilute the soap. I've already got it more than half water, so I know that's NOT the solution I needed.

Blondie's Journal said: "Check to see if the plastic thingy is too long. If it is touching the bottom of the dispenser inside, you may not be getting enough air pressure to make it pump."

I cut ½ inch off at an angle, and IT WORKS! WOO HOO! Thanks, Jane!

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Diane from A Picture Is Worth A 1,000 Words tagged me to do a photo Meme. The directions are to look in the 6th folder and post the 6th picture and write about it.

I've done this with the fourth picture, but here's the sixth.

This summer, Johnny and I celebrated our 50th anniversary by renting a large house on Ft. Myers Beach for a week. We invited our children and their families to share it with us. This is a picture of our son, his wife, and their three daughters. What a special time that was! Thanks, Diane, for helping me think on it again.

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Chris at Chris’s Corner shared an award: You Are A Jewel. I love crowns! Thanks for being so generous and sharing, Chris!

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Charlotte at Chrlotte’s Weblog shared the Helping Hand Award.

This pretty red award is meant to encourage and uplift others in the blogging world. Here’s how it works: Select 10 bloggers: 5 you consider your blogging Helping Hand, then “Pay it Forward” by extending your “Helping Hand” to 5 additional new bloggers in support and encouragement for their efforts. Thanks, Charlotte; see how I reinvent these rules below.

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Melissa at Little Things in Life gave the Premios Daro Award to me. The meaning of the award is as follows. “The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.” I'm honored and grateful to her.

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Here's the part I like best! If you're on my blogroll, I already you! And, if you regularly visit and leave comments, I would LOVE to present you with one or more of these neat awards! Please tell me in a comment if you'll give me the pleasure of presenting you with one or all of these awards.

What do you think? Did I fit all of this within the meme Love on Wednesdays in February?

BONUS: I posted a review of a good book that I think you'll enjoy. Take a look.


Judith said...

Hi Sally what a busy bee you have been today with your post - thank you I would like to accept the awards and will post them on my site tomorrow for 'Thankful Thursday' take care, Judith

Darlene said...

Congratulations on all your awards. They all definitely fit in well for Love on Wednesdays! Hope you have a great day.♥

April said...

Yes, you did an awesome job, I must say, with your post for Love on Wednesdays! There's plenty of love going around, that's for sure! You have a beautiful family...congrats on 50 years!!! Congratulations on all your awards, too! Enjoy your Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

GM Sal, I'm happy you got the soap dispenser working, now I'm going to check one of mine. :) And congratulations on the awards. And since I'm on your blog roll, thank you, I'm going to accept a couple of these awards also. Thank you very much.


Missy Wertz said...

Congrats on the awards Sally. You deserve them!!! I am glad that you got your pump working. That can be aggravating.

Have a great day!

♥ Kathy said...

Well first, I love you Sally ♥ your blog brings me joy every time I visit! Second, 50, that's incredible and wonderful. Congratulations! Now third :) you definitely deserve every award you were given. I love awards but wouldn't have a clue which one I deserved lol

I hope you have a great day!

Love, Kathy

xinex said...

Congrats on your much deserved awards, Sal and I am happy you got the dispenser working. You have a beautiful family!....Christine

Shelia said...

Wow, Sallyness! You are the most famous one today! Congratulations on all of your wonderful awards. I feel quilty accepting them, but if you think I'm worthy! I'll take 'em all!!
Love your photo of your family! They really look happy!
Be the famous sweetie whom you are!
Shelia ;)

Killlashandra said...

Snipping off some of the bottom of the soap dispenser, great advice. I'll have to remember that one too. :) Glad it works now.

Great awards and I think you've got the love theme covered several times over today.

gin said...

You got a lot of love going on in your blog post today! It fits the Love on Wednesdays perfect. Thanks for the visit to my blog. I have been to yours on the last 2 Love on Wednesdays and your picture header of your back yard water scene is beautiful. See that's what I mean when I say I love the water. It is just so beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Sally, I can't believe I didn't visit you yesterday. I have had the same problem with a dispenser. I threw mine away (I didn't love it anyway) yours is very attractive. Now I know what to do. I love your 6th photo. Congrats on 50 years. What a milestone. Congrats too, on all of your well deserved awards. I think you fulfilled Suzanne's Love on Weds. perfectly.

I forgot to answer you about the people you know. I'm sorry but I don't know them. We have lived here permanently for less than two years and still know just a few people. That is improving rapidly though.

I would love to accept your awards but Beverly needs to put them on my sideboard. She needs to help me do it once and then I will know how it's done. She is a very busy person and has a demanding job with DUKE. She always say it is easier for her to do it than to tell me. I think I need to take a stand here. Smile.

Have a wonderful day Sally.


Needled Mom said...

Congratulations on all of your awards.

Your 50th sounds like it was a perfect celebration. Family is what it is all about.

Glad that you got a solution to the soap dispenser. I know what to do if I have problems in the future....ask bloggers!!!!

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sweet Sally... I loved your post today... Your son’s family is very good-looking... What cute grand daughters... 50 years wow that is a great accomplishment these days... You are surely deserving of all those awards and since I visit every time you post I guess you could say I am a devoted follower... I would be honored to accept a couple of the awards you are passing on... Thanks so much


ps I was one of the dilute the soap ideas but now I will be checking to see if that is also a problem on mine... Thanks for posting your results

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congrats, Sweet Sally! And you've already rewarded me... with your friendship!

Love you...


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Make that "awarded" me. But your friendship is the "reward." :-)



Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM great your family looks..this is what I love about blogging is seeing peeps family and the love that they show for them..congrats on your awards girl you desevre them all plus a real crown for being married 50 years..Wally and I said when we got married we were going to fool around for the first 40 and they get serious sighs...we only made it to 39 when God called him home..Great post today dear friend..hope you have a safe and Blessed day..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You done good, everything fit perfectly...into the love theme.
I'm glad you found a solution to your problem. I thought about that last night and forgot to come in here and post it. I have had that problem several times. Snip off the end and all is fine.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You done good, everything fit perfectly...into the love theme.
I'm glad you found a solution to your problem. I thought about that last night and forgot to come in here and post it. I have had that problem several times. Snip off the end and all is fine.

Musings of A Minister said...

Good job. You fit it all in and made it interesting--very interesting. I'm glad you got that dispenser working. I hate to see a good thing tossed!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards Sally. I'm so glad you found a solution to the soap dispensing problem. I'm thinking I may try a dispenser again because that might have been my problem too. I love the picture of your family. I remember your post about your anniversary and how much fun you had :>)

Dawn said...

Congratulations on all of your awards! Well deserved each and every one.

I love that picture you shared. I am still in awe every time I think of you being married for 50 years. You don't strike me as old enough...even if you were married at 10 LOL!

take care,

Sweetie said...

Sally - Your post today is great. Your packed a lot of good things into it. I love the tip about the soap dispencer. Your family is beautiful and congratulations on reaching the wonderful 50th milestone. Also, congratulations on the awards.

Anonymous said...

What a nice picture of your family.
I'm glad you fixed your dispenser.
Happy Wednesday.

Coloradolady said...

This post did work out very nice for today! Good Job. Congrats on the awards, and thanks for returning today to always add so much with your lovely post! Have a lovely afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Great tip about the soap dispenser! I never would have thought of that.

Congrats on all the awards! I think you tied all the elements together quite nicely.

Judi said...

Hi Sally
What a lovely family you have. YOur granddaughters are so pretty too. thank you for sharing them with us.

Congratulations on all your well deserved awards. You tied everything into those awards. It all makes perfect sense.

I hope you are having a lovely day today.

Anonymous said...

I was interested to read about the solution for your soap dispenser. That may be the problem with one built into my sink that I've never been able to use.

Kathy b

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Sally, You--of all people--deserve all of those awards. AND--you wrapped this post up very nicely, using the Love on Wednesday meme. Good for you!!!

Great picture of some of your family.

Treasia Stepp said...

Beautiful post Sally. Everyone looks so darn happy and cute. Better late than never Happy Anniversary.

Thanks for coming by my blog. I do hope to see you again. I have entered you now into my first ever give away which takes place tomorrow night. Good luck.

Cathy said...

You have a fine looking family, Sally. You do deserve all of your awards. Thank you for sharing them.

Blondie's Journal said...


I am glad I could help you with the soap dispenser. Maybe I will get one!!

Congratulations on your award. As Mrs. Magpie said, my award is in knowing you! :-)

Congratulations (belatedly) on your 50th anniversary. You have a beautiful family!


MsSippi, aka Peggy said...

I love the picture of your son and his family. What beautiful girls! You are blessed!

I'm glad you got your soap pump fixed. Little things like that can be so aggravating, but it's nice when the solution to the problem is a simple one!

Unknown said...

Hi Sally,
Here's a belated congratulations on your 50th anniversary!

And congratulations on all those wonderful awards!

Unknown said...

My first time. Enjoyed your blog. Glad to know how to get a soap dispenser to work also.

Susie Q said...

What a beautiful family Sally and what a treat to spend such a special time together!
Congratulations on these well deserved awards! You aree such a dear an wonderful lady...I think most here would agree with me that the award for visiting you is YOU!
I feel so blessed to know you!


playsdolls said...

What a great Love on Wedensday post you tied it all together so well.Congrats on your 50th anniversary,you have a beautiful family.And congrats on all the well deserved awards,your blog is so inspiring and wonderful to read you deserve the awards.

Libby's Library said...

What lovely awards...I haven't seen either of them before, but that that "fit you" PERFECTLY!

Anonymous said...

Great job, Sally. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.