Friday, December 26, 2008

Lemons! I Got Lemons!

My philosophy has always been, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." In fact, many years ago, my daughter gave me a little sign with this saying on it; I still have that sign in my office, where I can see it every day. Here's a picture of it for you to see. No, my shelves are not this empty. I did not want to show you mess.

Charlotte at Charlotte’s Weblog gave me a Lemonade award a couple of weeks ago, and it seems to fit me. Look at this cute lemonade stand.

Here are the rules for this Lemonade award:

• Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

• Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

• Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

• Share the love and link to this post to the person from whom you received your award.

Charlotte also presented me with a Friends Award.
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find, and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”
I so appreciate Charlotte for these two awards. She has made my day!

Melissa from Little Things in Life tagged me by requesting that I list 7 Weird facts about myself. I've done this before, but since I am so VERY weird, I figure I can easily do it again.

1. My husband says to tell you that I sing LOUDLY whenever I have music on while blogging. (Note: he does not state that I sing on key!)

2. I can still touch the floor with my fingers without bending my knees.

3. I am a night owl; I love Jay Leno. Johnny is an early bird; he wakes at 5:00 AM each morning!

4. I'm married to a sport addict, and I really do not like sports. Therefore, we have two separate TVs. Mine shows interesting things; his is boring.

5. I still wear polyester. You want to hear weird? I like polyester!

6. I love, love, love to have my back rubbed; Johnny is nagged every night to give me a back rub.

7. I should have my first pair of custom made shoes soon. I will take pictures and post about them.

I'm supposed to tag 7 other bloggers and force them to reveal 7 embarrassing weird things about themselves. That plus the ten from Charlotte's Lemonade award and the ten from her Friends award make 27 bloggers. Hey folks, it's time for me to bust outta here. I'm breaking the rules before the rules break me. If you want to do this tag, go to it. If you are a visitor who leaves comments on my blog, I love ya; take an award or two. Have a blast!


Eleanor said...

Now I have just been challenged to see if I can touch the floor with my fingertips and without a knee bent! Ah, I was always a competitive spirit! Yes, I managed! But I might need a backrub tonight and no-one to give it!

I am pleased your Christmas was happy. Mine was happy too although we were only six to Christmas lunch on the verandah. Our day was blessedly cool after a heatwave.

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally... Thanks for passing on the awards to us... I will gladly accept mine... I loved your answers... Isn't it always a fun way to go to know our blogger buddies better...Have a wonderful day...


sara said...

Okay, no tatoo for polyester for me!!! Other than that we have so much in common!!! I also, love, love to have my back rubbed!!! the best!

Anonymous said...

Howdy Doo, Ms. Smiling One! Shoot! I thought you had 'real' lemons!! I've still got lemons I haven't juiced yet from my tree. I've done the weirdness tag - I've told all the oddities about me! lol
Hope you had a wonderful Floridian Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

That's a cute sign. I really don't care for sports, either, unless someone I know is playing. Thankfully my husband and kids aren't big sports fans, either.

Alexandra MacVean said...

Good evening, Sally. Congrats on your awards. You're very well deserving of them. If you don't mind, I like the lemonade one...after what I blogged today and then reading really sticks out to me.

And say...I love, love LOVE getting my back rubbed, too. I find a way to politely ask my hubby every night. haha :)

bj said...

Hi, Sweet Sally,
Just letting you know I received the book and I thank you again.

I've done the weirdness tag about 3 times and I swear there is NO MORE WEIRD THINGS about me!! Well, now, don't go asking MR. Sweet Nothings....what do men know!!?!!
Thanks for the awards...I love that lemonade stand....

Libby's Library said...

You are very deserving of the awards! Polyester is great - no wrinkles. Hope your Christmas was great...AND I'm not even going to think about trying to touch my toes!

Missy Wertz said...

I like that weirdness tag!

Congrats on the other awards. You deserve them!

I wanted to stop by to say that I hope that you and your husband and family had a wonderful and Merry Christmas.


Salmagundi said...

Congratulations on the awards!! Now I have to try touching my fingers to the floor. --- Barely made it; it's a good thing I have short legs, but then, I have short arms, too. That's all of the exercise I'm going to do tonight!!! Sally

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheila
I THOUGHT I could often hear music and singing while commenting with you....its been you singing all along. *s*..
I love a back rub also...I have a little sign on my microwave with the same making lemonade from those lemons. I'll take a pic one time.
Nice to read about all those things about you today...and I'm glad you like to post them!
have a nice evening...still up watching Leno probably..

Darlene said...

That was fun to read your weird tag....we all have our little oddities don't we?!?!

Hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I loved the MeMe post, and I got tickled at some of your answers! You're the best! :-)



Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas !!!
I enjoyed reading your tags, some made me smile... you little polyester lover you !!!LOL!!
Congratulations on the awards!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sweet Sally
Congratulations on your awards! So well deserved!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Love, Ann

imjacobsmom said...

Congrats on your awards - you are most deserving! Okay, I took the challenge and I can still touch the floor too! As you can tell from this comment, I am a night owl, too. Thanks for sharing! ~ Robyn

Bridget said...

Sal, I'm not still wearing polyester but I did love those no-iron years! rofl
I can touch the floor too. Keep stretching, it is so good for you!
We have the same husband/wife sleep schedule at our house even though I went to bed early last night (guess it is post-Christmas wind-down.)