Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catching Up & Breaking Rules!

I'm going to blame September for it taking me such a ridiculous amount of time to thank the following folks for their awards. September is nuts for teachers. We had our classes settled, then there was a reorganization due to numbers in the lower grade and about half my class moved on to the next teacher and I got a bunch more from the previous teacher. And of course ended up with several more than I started with. :)

So, that's my reason. I'm sticking to it.

First off thanks so much to the wonderful Jen Daiker over at unedited for the Crazy Love Award.
Then the lovely Anne Tyler Lord over at Don't Fence Me In awarded me both the One Lovely Blogger & the Versatile Blogger Award.  Anne is a sweetheart - she's so thoughtful and helpful on her blog!

Rebecca at Sonshine Thoughts awarded me the Supportive Commenter Award. Don't you just love the boots? I need to get me a pair of those for the school yard! Rebecca has such a sunny personality, the award matches her perfectly!
The charming Karen Walker at Following the Whispers awarded me the Circle of Friends award. Karen is such a good friend to so many people. I'm honoured she passed it my way.
The talented Yvonne over at Welcome to My World of Poetry sent the You Rock! award my way. Coming from Yvonne, this is a high honour. Yvonne is one of the kindest people you'll meet in the bloggy-verse!
Arlee Bird over at Tossing it Out sent the Super Commenter Award my way. This one makes me smile every time - gotta love that frog! The smile, not the frog, reminds me of Lee!
The supersweet Erica at Laugh.Write.Play sent the Weird/Strange Award my way. I love it! I've never aspired for normal and I'm so glad it's been noted publicly! :)

The always generous Mason Canyon over at Thoughts in Progress and the wonderful Rayna at Coffee Rings Everywhere both sent the Literacy Builder award my way. If I'm being honest, their kind words had me smiling for hours!
For this award I'm to tell you my 5 favourite words. I adore words (obviously). My favourites change with great regularity. For today they are: discombobulated, wonky, portalizer, hope and wonder. Portalizer is one of my own. Hopefully one day I'll have a book published and you'll be able to find out what it is! :)

Thanks again to all of these wonderful people for thinking of me when they passed on their awards. I'm going to be ornery today and balk (2 more good words!) at the other instructions. I still have a meme to do, but my camera is broken. (I'm full of excuses today!) I'll get it posted when I can. Promise!

So what rules have you broken today? Any good ones?

92 comments:

  1. Jemi, that's a whole lot of awards you've been hoarding!

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  2. Alex - I know! It's been crazy! And I've just been so busy. I feel better now that I've thanked folks! :)

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  3. Congratulations with all your awards!! Wow!!! Rules?! What are they?!:-)

    Take care
    x

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  4. Congratulations on all the awards! And I love your favorite words -- especially "wonder." :)

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  5. Old Kitty - thanks :)

    I LIKE your attitude towards rules!! I may have to adopt that one!

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  6. Emy - thanks :)

    I think wonder is always one of my favourite words! So many possibilities!

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  7. WOW....its like somebody just busted open the piggy bank!!! Congrats Jemi!! :)

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  8. DL - LOL :) Thanks! I've got to do these things more often to reduce the explosion!!

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  9. Rules? There are rules? Congrats on all the awards. My word: roborant. Which is something I could use right about now.

    Terry
    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

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  10. Terry - thanks! I love your word - and I could use some of that as well! :)

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  11. Discombobulated is a good one.

    Do you have enough awards, you think? That's a lot at once!

    My biggest rule breaking was leaving the school to check home on my sick kid during my break. Not really rebel without a cause.

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  12. Theresa - I think that's my favourite all-time word!

    It sure is a lot! I really do have a ton of great bloggy friends :)

    I'm not much of a rebel most of the time either! I've always tended to be pretty much of a rule follower!

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  13. Wow! Congrats on the awards Jemi!

    Rules? Meh ~shrugs~ (Okay, I MAY have trouble breaking rules, but...)

    Have yourself a great day - and here's hoping your non-bloggy life settles down soon! :)

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  14. I think I broke the rule of not booking too much in one week. Mental note - remember that the Muse Online Conference overlaps with the Book 'Em Festival!

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  15. Holy cow Jemi! I'm starting not to feel bad! I can't even keep track of who gave me what nowadays, but that Crazy Love award sure is spiffy to look at :)

    Congrats!

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  16. Congrats on all the goodies!
    Someone did mention rules but I keep ignoring them or rewriting them. Bad me!

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  17. Wow, that's a lot of awards! Congrats . . . and breaking rules is almost as much fun as getting awards, no?

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  18. DL - thanks! My 'real' life rarely settles down so here's hoping, but I really doubt that'll happen!! :)

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  19. Diane - I think you did the same thing over the summer too, didn't you? You've had SUCH a busy year!

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  20. Jen - it really is a spiffy award! I love it :)

    It's so hard to get organized with some things, isn't it? :)

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  21. Mary - that's okay - I'm pretty sure you only break 'em for good reasons! ... Right? :)

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  22. Janet - Thanks! :)

    You're right - breaking those rules can be kind of freeing! :)

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  23. I love the word discombobulated!

    Congrats on your numerous awards. That's amazing.

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  24. Congrats on all the Great Awards!! September just flew by for us too by the way. I work at a community collage and the enrollment doubles for the program I help with. 2 out of the 5 bosses I have! :-) & my youngest son is in his second year of college there also. We car pool and I help him with his homework since his Blast staff all quit! Darn... I spent all last year getting my son with A.S. to depend Less & Less on me.. of well, at least I'm able to help him. :-)

    Good luck with your school year!!
    Hugs,
    Coreen

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  25. Thanks Helen - I have so many generous blog buddies!

    I think discombobulated is my all-time favourite word :)

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  26. Coreen - he's lucky to have you! So many kids don't have anyone able or willing to help. It's a tough world out there! Sounds like you've got a busy life too :)

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  27. Niiiiice awards you have there! Congrats!

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  28. Lydia - thanks so much! I do have some awesome blog buddies! :)

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  29. Congratulations on all your awards Jemi!!! :)

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  30. My goodness, so many awards for such an awesome blogger! I can only imagine what September is like for you, so I believe ALL of your excuses. Promise.

    I swore I'd exercise today, and that hasn't happened yet. That's sort of a broken rule, but it's not too late!

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  31. Portalizer is such a great word! Are you sure you don't write middle grade?

    Shelley

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  32. Congratulations on all the awards and I'm glad you've gotten through September. :-o Hopefully the rest of the year will go smoothly for you....and your kiddos. :)

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  33. You made me smile.

    I'm always breaking rules, but I can't think of any that I've broken today. And I like making up words.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  34. 'Wonky' is my favourite of those five. I love the sound of it, and it's so useful for describing so many things! I don't break rules, I just make them wonky...

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  35. haha! Wow! You've been hoarding a ton of awards! You deserve them all. :D

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  36. With so many awards, I am not surprised you missed one duplicate award, but I too gave you the Literacy Builder Award - http://coffeeringseverywhere.blogspot.com/2010/10/im-literacy-builder-award.html

    With any other award, it would not matter, but this one is special, which is why I want you to know you got it twice.

    Congratulations on the Awesome awards.

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  37. Every one of these is well deserved, but I think you deserve another for Most Awards Hoarded in a Single Month. I've just created it, and here's the good news: there's no web badge, it mustn't be announced on your blog, and you're not allowed to pass it on. CONGRATZ! :)

    Oh, and rules? I'm a writer, all I do is break rules.

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  38. Congratulations on all the well deserved awards.
    Well done,

    Yvonne.

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  39. Congratulations on your awards! And congrats on surviving September. My dad's a teacher, and I've never quite figured out when teaching is not busy (except for vacations)...

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  40. So many awards! Congratulations!

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  41. Congratulations on your awards!

    I like the word discombobulated, too. :)

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  42. Congrats! I love all strange and odd words that are fun to say!

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  43. Julie - thanks! September is such a nutty month ... but so are the rest of them :)

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  44. Shelley - thanks! I'm glad you like it. Actually I do have a middle grade story bumping around in my head at the moment... :)

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  45. Thanks Sharon! I hope so. September is crazy, but we seem to be moving more smoothly at the moment. Crossing my fingers!

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  46. Thanks Lee! The feeling is mutual! :)

    Making up words is fun!!

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  47. SF - love it! I'm all for making the rules wonky! :)

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  48. Hannah - lol :) I've been a real hoarder! :)

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  49. Rayna - Yikes!! I'm so sorry. I do really appreciate it! I must have messed up my lists! :( I'll change the post!

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  50. VR - love it! Thanks :) I've earned that one for sure! I can't believe how crazy it's been!

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  51. Cruella - thanks! And so true. It's definitely a busy job. Our next nuttiness is having to figure out new report card systems. They're going out soon and the online version isn't working yet!! *sigh*

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  52. Ellie - I know! I have such generous bloggy friends :) Thanks!

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  53. Elizabeth - thanks! I love discombobulated - such a fun word!

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  54. Laura - thanks! Unusual words are such fun. I'm going to have to ask my students what their favourite words are. We could have some fun with that!

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  55. Holy smokes that's a lot of awards! And I love the words :)

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  56. Tiana - thanks - I have some very generous bloggy friends! :)

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  57. Holy mega-awards post! That is quite the collection of new blog bling, Jemi. I haven't even seen some of those before. Cool! You deserve every one of them! :-)

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  58. Shannon - I'm lucky to have so many sweet blog buddies! There really are some great ones in there - thanks so much :)

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  59. CONGRATS on all your well deserved awards! *tosses confetti and streamers*✩∴*★∵∶.☆∴*∵∶*¨*•.¸.✩ (<--confetti)

    I'm so behind on everything...including awards, and trying to catch-up, too. *sigh*

    I love the word 'wonky'. :)

    And, portlizer, portlizer•♪♫•*¨*•.¸.... in the melody line of Womanizer by crazy Britney.

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  60. Look at all your awards! Fantastic!

    Hmm, breaking rules. I went on the wrong side of the staircase when exiting the Tube! Crazy, I know. :)

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  61. Love "portalizer"! Congrats on all your awards. I enjoyed seeing the Weird/Strange award - love it!

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  62. So many awards! That is impressive.

    I remember the September school strain very well and am perfectly able to believe it. So glad I no longer have to do that. You must have masses of energy to teach and write and do all the other things you do.

    Oh yes, and that's the third time I've seen a comment about the word 'discombobulate' today. Strange.

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  63. Lola - you made me snort my tea AND laugh out loud! I may never look at my portalizer word in the same way again!!! :)

    Thanks for the confetti! It's more than welcome in my wonky world. Good luck on catching up - it's never easy!!

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  64. Talli - you risk taker you! Tubers on commute (or auto-pilot) are not the right people to be messing with! :) Thanks!

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  65. Belle - thanks! I love the weird/strange award! It's definitely one of my faves!! :)

    Glad portalizer sounds good!

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  66. Rosalind - thanks! Yup - teaching is much more than a full time job (to me anyway!). It's draining and exhausting ... and fills me with joy and hope. I love it! :)

    I love that discombobulate is making the rounds today! The world needs more discombobulation :)

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  67. Congrats! I think you have a perfect excuse, BTW. So don't feel bad. I don't have an excuse and have about 7 I need to claim.

    Wonky--my all time favorite word too! :o)

    Have a lovely day, Jemi... what's left of it!

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  68. Jackee - Thanks! It really was a crazy month! :) I'm glad I'm no the only person who hoards these!

    I adore Wonky! It's such fun :)

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  69. Congrats on all the awards!

    And I thought I was bad at hoarding them. ;) I cheated last time I gave some out. I told my awardees that they could choose which ever one they wanted.

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  70. Thanks Stina! Yeah - I'm terrible for hoarding too! That would have been a good cheat to pull! I just didn't have the time for all the linking *sigh*. I've really got to find a few extra hours here and there! :)

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  71. That you received this wonderful awards is really no surprise to me. You deserve them!

    Thanks for the links!

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  72. Awww Kathi - thanks! You're such a sweetie! :)

    Hope you enjoying visiting some new friends. These are all amazing people!!

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  73. Wow, that's a lot of awards, all greatly deserved. Congratulations! ;]

    I love all the words you chose as your favorites. And for a moment there, I really thought portalizer was a real word.

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  74. Amanda - thanks! I do have some mighty generous blog buddies :)

    I'm so glad portalizer came across as real - that's good news!! :)

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  75. Whoa...Whoa.

    No wonder you saved them up! That would be a week's worth of posts!

    Congrats!

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  76. I haven't broke any rules yet, but its not quite 10:00 a.m. and the day is still young.

    Stephen Tremp

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  77. Love those words!! Discombobulated. Yeah. That's what I'm talking about. ;D Congrats on the awards, Miss Popular!! You make me smile.

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  78. Michele - lol :)

    Thanks so much! I do have a lot of kind and generous blog buddies!

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  79. Stephen - That's okay - I'm sure you'll manage to find a couple to snap as the day moves along! :)

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  80. Lisa - I love discombobulated! Such fun :)

    Thanks - I appreciate the kind words! :)

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  81. Wow...that's a lot of awards. Found you through A Rock in my Pocket. Nice to meet you.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  82. Congrats on all the awards--well deserved. I'm breaking Lisa's rules by reading blogs instead of writing! I'm livin' on the edge!

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  83. Nancy - thanks! Glad to meet you :)

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  84. Laura - you really are! But I bet Ben's keeping Lisa too busy to notice right at the moment! Have fun! :)

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  85. Congratulations on your awards, Jemi! So many lovely ones for a lovely person. Well deserved.

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  86. Awww - thanks Carol! You're such a sweetie! I appreciate the kind words :)

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