Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Pinch of This, A Dash of That

Last week, Lydia Kang at The Word Is My Oyster held an awardapalooza. Lydia writes an outstanding blog, and if you haven't been there yet, go. You'll love it.

I'm not the only one who thinks so because Lydia was blessed with 4.7 jillion awards. She placed them all on the buffet table and listed those invited to the party. I was one of the lucky invitees. Lydia asked each of us to choose an award.

The award I chose was:


The reason I chose this one was because I love yellow and sunshine. I also chose it because with buckets of moisture from Hurricane Alex heading our way, I figured I could use the cool rain boots.

I'm passing the award on to five bloggers who always offer smiles on rainy days - and whenever I need one:

Clarissa Draper
Helen Ginger
Talli Roland
Cassandra Jade
Patricia Stoltey

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I also planned to blog about two other things.

First was the state of my desk and binder. I'm keeping my desk clean - hey, it's been a whole week :)

But I'm not close enough with the binder yet to take a photo. You'd think it still looks like it did in the last shot, even though I've made considerable progress. It's hard work!

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Second was that a roadrunner has been visiting off and on over the past few days. The same kind of Beep! Beep! roadrunner that tormented Wile E. Coyote.

Today I was out with the doggies. We rounded the corner of the house and there he was.

Blessed are the dog trainers because they have saved my sanity. Arf and Woof BEHAVED! I couldn't believe it.

We backed up, and I pulled out my phone. Didn't have my camera, but my phone has one.

Sadly, it has a poor excuse for a zoom. The roadrunner looks like any other kind of bird in all the shots I took.

So I'm not blogging about these things today.

See you Friday!

20 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the award. You do light up your visitors' days with your posts. The rain boots are cool too. I have to say I've never seen a roadrunner up close and personal. Sounds interesting.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Clarissa Draper said...

Awesome! Thank you for such a pretty award. I'll post the award with mention to your blog on Friday.

CD

Patricia Stoltey said...

Carol, congratulations on this bright, shiny award, and thanks so much for including me among the recipients. I'm honored.

I love reading the kind of post you have here today. There's something about the tidbits of info that tell us more about the blogger than any post on a single topic.

Your blog background is stunning, by the way. I hope you weather the storm just fine -- I lived in Florida 11 years before moving to Colorado, so I know what the tropical storm/hurricane season is all about. Take care.

Joanne said...

Congrats on your Sunshine Award, and I hope the sunshine wins out over the hurricane!

I used to love the Roadrunner cartoons, how nice to see the character in real life :)

Talli Roland said...

Oh thank you! :) Love awards! Thank you so much for passing this on to me.

Have a great Wednesday!

Aubrie said...

Wow, I've never seen a real road runner!

And congrats for keeping your desk clean :)

Helen Ginger said...

Thank you for the lovely award! I agree about it being timely. I'm hoping Alex brings rain but no damage to central Texas. Plus, it's nice to be mentioned in such great company.

Congrats on the road runner. I think they're good luck. I used to have one that would peek in the front window at me.

Carol Kilgore said...

Mason - They're not blue and purple, but they're cool to watch.

Clarissa - You're welcome. And thanks!

Patricia - You're so sweet. What Patricia means is it lets you see my scattered mind :)

Joanne - So far the sunshine is winning. We have had a mix of sun and clouds and a very slight breeze ever since the weather people said we would have wind and heavy rain from the outer bands.

Talli - You're welcome. Happy Wednesday to you, too.

Aubrie - I'm a little surprised at myself for keeping my desk clear. I was a little surprised myself to see the roadrunner here in a regular subdivision. Usually they're in more rural areas.

Helen - Good luck? Very cool :)
This one hasn't ventured to my window yet.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope you catch a shot of your roadrunner soon.

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - I hope so, too!

Lydia Kang said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you'll get some good use out of those cute yellow boots. And meanwhile, I'm jealous you saw a roadrunner! We're all nature fanatics at my house, so that would have been so cool!

Carol Kilgore said...

It was cool seeing the roadrunner here, too.

kimberlyloomis said...

What a fun award! I look forward to checking out a few of those blogs you linked, too. May you stay nice and dry inside with the wet weather heading your way. Stay safe!

Carol Kilgore said...

It's wet outside, but I'm nice and cozy. Enjoy the blogs.

Southpaw said...

Hooray for dog trainers and sanity.

Carol Kilgore said...

YES!

Ann Best said...

That award is THE most colorful of them all!

How exciting to see a roadrunner.

And thanks for coming into my blog and wishing my daughter Jen and belated happy birthday. She says thank you!

Have a great Friday and weekend. This first day of July is about done.

Carol Kilgore said...

I love birthdays, too. Thank you for visiting Under the Tiki Hut.

cassandrajade said...

Congratulations on the award and thanks for passing it on to me. I'm honoured.

Carol Kilgore said...

You're welcome. Have fun with it.