Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pay It Forward

Wow! It's been quite a few days - I've received 2 awards from 2 very sweet and awesome bloggers :)

Sara McLung over at her blog: The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler awarded me the Honest Scrap Blogger award. If you haven't checked out Sara's blog, pop on over.

Courtney Reese at her blog: Work in Progress awarded me the Best Blogger award. Another blog definitely worth a visit!!

Thank you to both of you - you're awesome!

Now, I'm not quite following the rules - those of you who know me well won't be terribly surprised :) As I've already listed a few things you don't know about me, I'll not torture you with a whole list - just a couple...

1. I still (yes, STILL) can't get Blogger to accept me posting pictures in the body of the blog. I'm fairly computer literate. Really. The kids at school are regularly impressed by my computer skills. Again, really. I'm probably the most tech-savvy person in the school. REALLY!! So, why won't it let me post a picture??? *sigh*

2. I did finally get Blogger to accept me putting links in my post! (Wild cheering please) Sad, I know, but my excuse is I didn't start blogging until just before school began. Not a lot of time to spend on the peripherals.

3. I'm reading a Banned Book to my kids at school. Fun!

4. I'm a BIG sap with movies, books, kids, puppies, commercials, parent-teacher-student interviews, ...

5. When I was little I used to walk across the top of swing sets on dares :)

Okay - now to the fun part! I've awarded blogs to several other bloggy types before, so I'll pass on those lovely folks. You can check them out here I'll also try to avoid some great bloggers who were also awarded by Sara or Courtney. I'm also limiting myself to 7 which was NOT easy! I'll leave it to these folks to snag whichever blog award they'd like! So....

1. RK Lewis at Needle City for the noir crime novel lover in you :)

2. Natalie Bahm Natalie is a great blogger and provides such thoughtful posts!

3. Michele Emrath at Southern City Mysteries offers all kinds of Down South smarts

4. Megan Rebekah at Megan Rebekah Blogs...And Writes Check out her Dear Nano, oops, Dear John letter :)

5. RK Charron over at BOOKS If you like to know what is being released, and where the contests are, you need to check out this blog!

6. Layna Pimentel at Stomping Ground for the Supernatural Layna is one of the best multi-tasking writers I know!

7. Belle over at Ms. Bookish Belle's blog is FULL of fun stuff including awesome lists of book giveaways!

Phew! Okay - that's all for now. Check out some of these fine folks - you won't regret it at all :)

47 comments:

  1. You are positively, absolutely, wonderful! Thank you for the thought. I have to say, hats of to you as well for being a great multi-tasker yourself.

    You're truly extra-ordinary and your students are lucky to have you, and of course your family.

    Cheers :D

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  2. You're so welcome, Layna!

    Thank you - got a little teary there - did I mention BIG sap :)

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  3. You are so sweet!!! Thanks so much for passing on the award to me, I appreciate it!

    Keep up your great blog!

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  4. Megan - You're very welcome :) Have fun with it. Thanks!

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  5. Oooo, some more bloggies to check out! Thanks! And I love that yo used to walk across the tops of swingsets. How cool is that? And the banned book? You rebel you. Sweet.

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  6. Hi Jemi :)
    Thank you for the award & love!
    I really appreciate the comments you leave me.
    Thanks for the list of other bloggers to check out.
    Love & Best Wishes to you & yours,
    RKCharron
    xoxo

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  7. Carol - I hope you enjoy them - they're great people!

    Me? Rebel? Never! :)

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  8. RK - You're welcome! Hope you have fun with the new links :)

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  9. I tried to look through your posts to see what kind of trouble you're having posting pictures, but couldn't find a post about it. I'm on blogger, too, and haven't had a problem. I've heard people complaining about changes to blogspot which have caused problems, but I seem to be still on the old because everything is the same and I'm not having problems.

    If you want, email me what's happening and I'll see if you're on the same kind of blogger I am.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  10. Jemi, that's great that you recognize your fellow bloggers. Coincidently, you've been awarded the Awesomous Maximus Award at my blog. Stop by and pick up your award.

    Stephen Tremp

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  11. Thank you Helen - I will do that - probably not until tomorrow night - sleep then work are calling me rather loudly!! :)

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  12. Stephen - Thank you - it really has been a very strange week :) I'll check it out!

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  13. I love checking out new blogs! Thanks for the tips, Jemi and congratulations!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  14. Oh my goodness I'm so excited! My first blog award! But it's so silly I don't even know what to do! Can you explain it to me?

    Oh-I've had some issues, too...Tried to change my page a bit and it won't take...
    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  15. Elizabeth SC - Enjoy! These are great folks!

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  16. Michele - You're so welcome!! I didn't copy all of the rules down - sorry. For the Honest Scrap award, you're to tell everyone 10 things no one knows about you and then nominate up 10 blogs.

    For the Best Blog award - you choose 5 new blogs you've recently discovered and enjoyed.

    For both awards, you let the bloggers you've nominated know on their blog that they've won. Also copy the blog award of your choice and paste it on your blog.

    Have fun!

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  17. Congrats on receiving the blog awards, much deserved here! I'm on blogger too, and post photos usually with no problem, though sometimes the system is slow :(

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  18. I use Microsoft Live Writer to compose my blog posts. I find that if I use a web link for an image (as opposed to one on my computer), it's easier to get images into the blog. Try that way and see if it works for you.

    Also, I would still walk across the top of a swing set on a dare... :)

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  19. Hey, I was remiss in not getting over here and thanking you for the nom! It's very cool of you! :-) Thanks!

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  20. I'm with you on #1. How do you get pics in the text, I've tried and tried to no avail. If you ever figure it out whisper the secret in my ear, won't you?

    You go girl, read those banned books. Ray Bradbury would be proud!

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  21. Thank you so much, Jemi! And I LOVED reading your list of things no-one knows about you!

    Hope you get the picture problem fixed - would love to see your pictures.

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  22. Simon - thanks I'll give that a try - and we'll have to get some pictures of you on the swingset. Maybe I'll be able to post those. :)

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  23. rl - You're welcome! It's well deserved :)

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  24. Thanks Elizabeth - I'm so glad I'm not alone :) Once I get the secrets from the others, you'll be the first to know.

    I'm starting to wonder if the different blog templates have different abilities??

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  25. You're welcome Belle! Have fun with your list - glad you enjoyed it :)

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  26. Joanne - Thanks for popping by and thanks for the compliment :)

    I hope to have it figured out soon!

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  27. Congrats on the well-deserved awards and thanks for the head's up on some other great blogs.

    Keep up the awesome work!

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  28. Thanks Cate :) Hope you enjoy meeting some new friends - they're great people!!

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  29. Congrats and thanks for some new sites/people to check out :)

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  30. Thanks Carol - hope you enjoy the new folks - they're awesome :)

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  31. Congrats on the award! I spy a couple of blogs I've never read before. can't wait to check them out!

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  32. So you were a daredevil, huh? :)

    Congrats on your awards!

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  33. Congrats - again!

    Very much deserved for a lovely lady who just happens to have a great blog too :)

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  34. Lisa & Laura - hope you have fun with the new blogs!

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  35. Jennifer - I think the past tense is correct for that statement! :)

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  36. Q - Thanks! You're such a sweetie :)

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  37. Congrats on your award! It looks like I've been missing out on the fun of your blog - guess I have some catching up to do! :)
    www.shannonkodonnell.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks Shannon! Welcome - I look forward to getting to know you :)

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  39. Congrats, Jemi! Your blog does rock!

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  40. Congrats on the awards. Thanks too for the introduction!

    ;)
    Silver
    Reflections

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  41. Congratulations Jemi! And to all the winners as well! This is a wonderful community for support and encouragement.

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  42. Thanks Tamika! You're so write - I've found online writers to be amazingly kind and supportive. :)

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  43. You walked across the top of swingsets??? Wow...totally impressed

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  44. Jemi I didn't see this when you posted it! (I'm searching my google reader to make sure I don't forget to pass along any awards) So THANK YOU! I'll be sure to pass it along this week :)

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