Sunday, August 21, 2011


I just have just returned from
a girl's weekend away.
My girlfriend and
our daughter's escaped to play
as a farewell
to the freedoms of summer.
I will post more on that later.

But imagine my surprise
when I came home to this
lovely award from
my blogging pal
Please click
on her name and check out her wonderful blog.
She is so fun and uplifting!
I know you'll be glad you visited her.
Thank you so much for thinking
of me, Debbie. I am so humbled and touched.

The rules say I must share 7 unknown things
about myself.  This is tough as I am pretty much an open book.
Some of you may have known these but I will risk
the repeat for my newest followers.

1)  I have spent one year each living in Texas and Alaska.
2)  I just got my first (and last?) henna tattoo.
3)  I love the sound of Harley's.
4)  I absolutely LOVE cats.
5)  I strongly dislike Siamese cats ( a long story and I apologize to lovers of said cats).
6)I am kinda of OK at a lot of things but master of nothing.
7)  While basically very shy, don't pick on the vulnerable around me
or you shall see another version of me. ;)

Now...onto the best part of receiving the award...
I get to pass it on to 7 other favorite bloggers!
This is always so hard as I love you all
but am only able to pick 7 this time around. 

Life at Golden Ponds.
This blog melts my heart and makes me smile!

Wonderful pictures and the most entertaining critter tales you will ever read.

Delightful look at life with teens.

One amazing woman.

Run *A* Round Ranch
Such entertaining critters.

Live with little boys, recipes and fun.

I Forget What I Forgot
I can relate. Can you?
An honest view of aging.

Please take the time to visit all of these
fellow bloggers.  They have so much to offer.

Thank you, Debbie.



TexWisGirl said...

oh girlie! congratulations to you and thank you for naming my blog (as well as several other of my faves!)

glad you had a great girls' time! would love to see that henna tattoo!!!

Cher' Shots said...

What a nice surprise to come home to. Congrats on your award! I'm looking forward to a fall get-a-way with my daughters in late Sept.
'hugs from afar'

Madi and Mom said...

Yay for a girl's weekend away!!
Congrats on the well deserved award...we do so enjoy your blog and enjoyed learning 7 things about you. Mom loves Alaska...Dad took her there in 2005 to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. She said if she had been 30 years younger she would have stayed.MOL

Donna said...

Cool Coming Home Surprise! You SO deserve it!

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

I am cracking up now! Great minds think alike! 2 awards in 2 days!

Thank you so much - I'm honored. Truly.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congrats on the award (not to mention getting away for a girl's weekend!) Thank you very much for naming me amongst such other wonderful blogs :-)

Which did you like better? Alaska or Texas?

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Yes, Debbie is a hoot! And congrats on the award. Very well deserved. :)

Betsy said...

Well deserved, Jill! How fun!

Dianna said...

Congrats on your award! I'll check out the blog you mentioned that I don't already follow.
Can't wait to hear about the girls' weekend!

Sharon said...

Hi Jill!
A girl's weekend, fun!
Congratulations on your award! You ARE so sweet! It was nice of you to send it on to me, but I don't do the blog award thing, I'm sorry. It was a lovely gesture.
Have a great afternoon!

Leontien said...

soooo what kind of henna tatoo and where?????

Very curious haha!

And congrats for your award and congrats to all the lovelies you gave an award too!

and YES i felt the hugs!!!

Paula said...

Congrats on your very much deserved award. I'm wondering where you lived in Texas. Maybe you said and I've forgotten. Humm I forget a lot of things lol

Ellie said...

Congratulations to you also. Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! Sending you hugs! Bonnie

Debbie said...

you are soooo sweet jill, this award is just perfect for you!! xo

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

A girls week end, a henna tattoo and an award? Congrats!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

THANK YOU for thinking of me and passing on the award!! I find they really help when I have a case of 'blog writers block!' But I love these awards because we get to find out interesting things that wouldn't normally come up in a regular post. We have a couple of things in common--One is that I also lived in Alaska--Anchorage, for about 10 years.

I love girl getaway weekends!! The last one I went to was lots of fun, and I'm just glad that my eye brow grew back!! ;-))

forgetmenot said...

Congrats--a well deserved award. Glad you had a nice "girl's weekend". Always good to renew and refresh. Have a good week. Mickie ;)

Jenny Woolf said...

Congratulations! I'll drop by at these blogs. They sound like fun.
Beautiful strawberries on the picture. I hope you also got to eat some real strawberries ! :)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Could you stop back by and check, your follow did not come through.

Thanks a mil


ps have enjoyed reading about you!