Well, I haven't been saying much about it, but my technology issues have been making me crazy. Up until recently, I've been receiving and reading all my blogs via RSS Feeds through Microsoft Office Outlook. About a month ago, however, it sporadically stopped working. Pretty soon, I figured out that you all were, in fact, posting and I just wasn't getting the updates. So, if you've missed me, chalk it up to the fact that I didn't figure out you were still writing...yes, I can be slow...
Well, I give up! This weekend I'm moving all my feeds to Google Reader. I wish I didn't have to...I like reading my blogs when I read my emails and, when it worked, Outlook put them all in the same place for me. A girl has got to do what a girl has got to do, though, and I can't stand it another second. I need my regular fix and I must make sure I get it in a uninterrupted fashion. (I think blog reading will replace morning newspapers for the next generation, what do you think?)
Anyway, in the midst of all of this, I neglected to thank two bloggers who gifted me with awards...
Back on May 9, my friend at Generations Gone By gave me this lovely award...and on May 17, my new friend Renee at Always a Southern Girl passed it along as well.
Two bloggers in one month found something they liked in my blog! I could play coy and pretend I'm not tickled, but that wouldn't be me. Frankly, I'm definitely tickled a bright shade of pink.
Generations Gone By is a blog by my friend T, who really writes about life and intersperses it with tales of ancestors "lost and found" as she indulges in her passion for genealogy.
Always a Southern Girl is written by Renee...seriously, what more do I need to say than this: Any woman who includes this in her rules to live by, is a woman I need to know:
#3.) Please don't wear low rise jeans with a thong. We really do not want to see the view of your underwear.
In the bloggy world, awards give us the opportunity to share with you some blogs that we love, in case you haven't discovered them yourselves (or even if you have, that way, you'll know we love them, too!).
So, I'm passing this award along to a few of my favorites, in the hopes it will let them know, despite my technical difficulties, that I really love their blogs.
1. In This Season - DarcyLee is the mother of 4 daughters and is expecting her first grandchild! (How cool is that?) She shares a little bit of sewing, cooking, and life advice with us all and I just love her blog.
2. Tootsie @ Tootsie Time is a new discovery of mine. I love her gardening tips (and the pictures of her garden!). She's just so common sense and easy to understand. I'm always learning something new and being inspired by her.
3. The Train to Crazy - Andrea is the mother of a three little ones and writes about everything from selling homes to the myth of the supermom. I love viewing life from the perspective of a mom who's in a completely different place in life than I am. It makes me smile when her stories send me back 15 years and it makes me appreciate the journey my life has been so far.
Each of these is a new discovery of mine and, as you can see, each is a completely different type of blog. I hope you'll go check them out...you won't be disappointed.
Thanks again, ladies, for gifting me with this award...it made me feel special.