Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Beautiful? ME???

I bet you didn't know this about me.
I take a lot of trips.
Almost everyday, in fact.
They are usually short lived
but sometimes, I take multiple trips a day.

I bet you're asking yourself
how I can afford to do so much traveling, aren't you?
But these trips don't cost me a cent.
Truth be told,
they are guilt trips.
I bet some of you can relate.
Can I have an AMEN SISTER? 
Anyway, the latest one concerns ALL of you.
Each and every one of you.
You see, I feel just terrible that I haven't been around
to comment as  much as I like to
and I miss you all!
I kind of thought
(and wouldn't blame you)
you might forget about me
or just give up on me.
I wouldn't blame you, if you did.

Then...just when I was at my bleakest,
I arrive home to find out
Rosemary from
Tales From My Garden
presented me with this
lovely blog award:

She really has a beautiful blog and I do hope you will visit her soon.

Now, I have to tell you 7 things about myself:

1)  I'm an open book.  Ask me anything, anytime.
2)  I'm now down 60 pounds but losing a bit of my resolve
so I will accept any kicks in the butt, anytime.
3)  I am a sap!
4)  I am a hopeless romantic.  I dream of a knight in shining armor arriving and taking me away.  OK.  Not really, but a partner in life would be nice.
5)  I love, love, love watermelon.
6)  I really wish I were an expert on something.  Anything!
7)  I try.

Now for the fun part.
I can't pass this on to everyone but please know

Here are my nominations:

It's All About Purple

Chatty Crone

Ellie's Place

E. Lizardbreath Speaks 

In Search Of

An Irish Garden House

Madi and Mom
Cecelia and Madi

Raindrops and Daisies

The Adventures of Old Alice

I hope you will check each of these wonderful blogs out.  They are all terrific!


andy said...

Im still reading !!! Happy Halloween

Jeanne said...

Don't be silly!! You will not be forgotten. We all get busy.

Anonymous said...

You are not forgotten! Visit when you can. Keeping you in my prayers.

Bonnie said...

Jill, We wouldn't forget about you!!! And you picked out really lovely blogs to highlight. Congrats! (let up on yourself....we do what we can do!)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

How could we forget you sweetie? Please... hope your doing well and I must say I am so proud of you and the 60 lbs lost so far. I appreciate the work, I have lost 12 and can't believe how crazy it is to lose.
Hope your taking care
Hugs sweetie

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Congrats on the weight loss- you can do it!

Chatty Crone said...

Thank you so much Jill - that was very sweet of you.

And I understand once you start working blogging is harder - you are missed though.

And I am a hopeless romantic too - I see a lot of things we have in common. Good to learn about you more.

Love and hugs, sandie

Jackie said...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder!. ALways glad to see an update no matter how long in between :)

Rohrerbot said...

Congrats Jill!!!

The Jones Family said...

Congratulations on your blog award! Love to read your posts. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Marie said...

Amen Sister! We all feel guilt - all of the time! It goes with the territory. We are hardest on ourselves. But you are a beautiful blogger and you truly deserve this award. You post the most beautiful thoughts and the most beautiful pictures nearly every day and I SO appreciate you! And I appreciate your comments on my post - you're very loyal that way ;) Love you, Jill!

Paula said...

Congrats on the Award. Yes I've taken some of those trips and didn't even have to ride the bus.

Rosemary said...

First of all I'd like to add a #8 to your list: Fast and efficient (for getting that list and nominations out already!) Then I'd like to add an Amen to the guilt trips. Now I'll add a CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss, no kicks in the butt from me, just an uber big hug! And lastly, I don't think you realize how few people write from the heart as you do. You are an inspiration :))

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Jill. So fun learning some new things about you. You are a sweetie and deserve the beautiful blogger award because you are a beautiful blogger (I really mean that).


Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Congratulations Jill! You deserve the award! :)

Fiona said...

Hi Jill

When I saw Beautiful Me heading pop up, I thought you were going to give us some beauty tips (badly needed here)!!!!
But no it is your lovely award.
You deserve it
you are a lovely blogging friend
and I like you go on those guilt trips a lot!

Thank you so much for including me in the award, I really appreciate it.

I will write on it next week if that is ok with you?

I can't believe you have lost all that weight, my goodness that is absolutely fantastic.

I start a diet every Monday morning and by Monday evening have given up...
Will definitely take some comfort in the fact that it can be done.

Have a great week. Hope your son and daughter are well.


Fiona said...

ps forgot to say that
I have missed you!


pembrokeshire lass said...

Me too!! I often just don't manage to catch up with everyone that has been kind enough to call! But....do you know what...we still love you even if you don't! I find I have so many that I follow so that I can find them again ...and then am just not able to get to everybody! So glad you got the award....there you are you see!? Keep smiling. Joan

Susan said...

I've been feeling guilty because I don't get around to commenting as much as I should, or even visiting blogs as much as I used to. ANYWAY, I understand how busy you are, and then when you aren't you're tired and looking at blogs may be the last thing your brain can handle. That's how it is with me. BUT, I enjoy your blog and would never forget about you! It's so nice to have a sista out there! Thanks for sending the award out there to me. I was surprised to see it! You are such a sweet lady and 60 pounds! Wow, wish I could get the strength to do that! You are my hero!

Beth said...

You could never be forgotten!! 60 lbs is a lot to lose. Congratulations on the weight loss and the blogger award!

Lynne said...

Days late at catching up to my visits and commenting . . .

LOL at the "trips" you are taking. Not at you FEELING guilty but the "trips" analogy.

Wow, 60 pounds . . . Fantastically positive! Good for you!

And another award passed to me . . . oh dear, i don't deserve and not sure if others want to hear seven things about me . . .

Happy November to you . . .

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Just popping over to say hi. I know what it's like about thinking we should visit other blogs more, but, we're all in the same boat. Life gets busy, other things take priority. The best thing is our blogs are all hanging around out there and we all catch up eventually.
Hope life is treating you well Jill and congratulations on your award.
Cheerio for now and until later, best regards, Susan :D)