Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Who Me? Why, Thank You!

I just got this from my cyber friend AVT Coach whom I "met" through another cyberbuddy and blogging guru, Octamom.
Imagine my surprise when I turned on my computer because I woke up at 4 something in the morning and couldn't go back to sleep and was greeted with this gem.

Here are the rules of the game.

1. Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
4. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit This Post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

And without further ado ('cuz you know I am all about the Ado)....Five Super Scribbler Awards go to.... Drum roll please!

1. The first award goes to MJ's Sputterings, a mom to two active girls. I particularly like her postings because she, like I, tends to write about her daily adventures. We're not talking hanging from your fingertips , screaming for your life adventures ala Sylvester Stallone's Cliffhanger (though it may feel like it at times.) These are the everyday adventures of the "motherly" kind where at the end of the day, when it is all said and done, you just have to sit back and laugh...or cry...just happy that you made it through. To see what I am talking about exactly, read one of my favorite posts entitled, Help. You will be glad you did.

2. Next on the list is The Saga of Our Home & Our Family written by my fellow Texan Jan. (Yes, Jan, you will always be a Texan no matter where you live NOW,) who began the journey into blogdom out of necessity, but continues to blog because we got our grubby paws on her, and we won't let go. Even though she is relatively new to blogging, who else could make us come back to hear about her nightmarish experiences with a moldy new house and the contractors hired to repair it. To see where it all began, read The Cliff Notes Version of Our Story. Go on, go ahead....I'll still be right here when you get back.
(Cue the Final Jeopardy Music)
Well, was I right or what? It just makes you thankful for the little things.

3. Moving on, to my friend Shan in Japan. That actually is the name of her blog. I have known Shan since she moved to my little home town from South Dakota over 15 years ago (actually longer, but we won't tell.) She came to teach school, but God had bigger and better plans for her as he does for all of us if only we would listen. The best thing about Shan's blog is that while she is sharing about her daily life as a missionary in Japan, you walk away learning just enough about it's culture to make it stick. For example, one post she described four hours singing Karaoke. Most of her lessons are also infused with words for each of us that God wants us to hear like the entry about Movies in Japan. Shan has used this blog not only to keep friends and family updated, but has allowed God to use her as an instrument to show us all the wonderful things that being a missionary can be.

4. The next Super Scribbler goes to I Was Just Thinking. Okay, before all of you start throwing your 97% Fat Free popcorn at your computer screen shouting, "Hey, you can't give yourself an award," stop and check out the title again. This blog is completely different. Can't you see? It doesn't begin with SO. And the differences do not stop there! This blogger is my Democratic counterpart, currently blogging about politics which you know I never discuss. However, when the elections are not in full swing, she also blogs about the everyday things that make you go hmmm. She loves baseball, so NOT me. And when she began her blog way back in 2005 when I had never even heard about blogging, her purpose was to gather information about people's belief systems as seen in her very first blog...What's This All About?

She has since broaden her horizons to let us see a more personal side, a side which makes me say, "I didn't know I had a sister living in California?" I had to laugh when I went through her archives and found an article "In Which I Attempt to Become More Domestic..." which sounded so much like me that I thought for sure I had written it. I just find it interesting that when it all comes down to it, regardless of political or religious beliefs, we all go through the same struggles.

5. Last, but certainly farthest from the least, is my friend Mrs. Peel (a pseudonym.) When her health allows her to, Mrs. Peel entertains us with her Avenging Adventures. I laugh as she describes a musical obsession that is Extremely Wicked. I relate as she describes her tales of single-handedly raising a pre-teenage daughter in Joys of Parenting. Pushing through her physical pain, Mrs. Peel gives us such a personal insight to the ups and downs of tweendom. For this reason I give her my last and coveted Superior Scribbler Award.

SO, that's it. I have scoured my blog rolls looking for the best of the best to bring you these Superior Scribblers. Please take a moment out of your busy lives to stop and read them. I tried to bring out some of my more obscure bloggity friends to the daylight just as I feel AVTCoach has done. Hopefully, one of these wonderful people will speak to you in a special way.

Happy reading.


MJ said...

Thank you muchly for the award! I'll have to check out the other folks' blogs too!

I find it quite humourous that you are fondest of my "Help" post and most recently posted about how artists aren't writing original lyrics anymore! LOL! (blush)

lma said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments...and for the award. I think I'm sitting here blushing.

It might be a couple of days before I'm able to pass along the meme, but I'll get done as soon as I can...I have to get a full day's work in today, since I haven't managed to do so all week so far. My purse got stolen (after I stupidly left it sitting unattended because I was distracted...which is no excuse) on Saturday, and I spent part of Saturday, all of Monday and parts of Tuesday and Wednesday replacing the things that were in it, and I'm still not completely finished. All of which will no doubt turn into a blog post one of these days.

Again, thanks for the lovely comments.

Jan said...

Thank you, yellow rose of TX! I'm not so sure I'm deserving, but thank you! It's interesting what you posted about the music - lack of originality. I'm going to run all that past my son, whose whole life is music. Not to confirm or deny you opinions, but to see what his are! Take care and it may well be that when I can dig out from under all the current housing ____, you'll see me passing along the Award!

miruspeg said...

I don't know how you do it Annemarie, your description for each blogger was a compelling read; no wonder 'those disconsolate tomes gathering dust on my shelves' never get picked up!

I took AVT Coach's advise and made some cookies in exchange of using John my neighbours computer should be fixed by Monday.

Thanks for your reading suggestions, I will keep them in mind when I get 'blogger block' and need some inspiration.

'Look Me in the Eye' sound like a fascinating window into Asperger's Syndrome.

Hope the kids enjoyed Halloween, give them a big hug for me.


Fly Girl said...

Oh, my! I can certainly recall what a cold, wet bed must feel like at 4:30 in the morning. So sorry to hear that your son is having a hard time with dad away. I can't imagine having to manage three months without my H.... When will yours be home?

I'm looking forward to visiting the blogs you mentioned. I've been to MrsPeel's, of course, but it's time to revisit there, too.

Take care... and dry!


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