Friday, January 21, 2011

2 New awards passed along to me (and others)

First I rec'd from JINGLE

The Stellar Blogger award:

 The letters were added by my friend Valerie

and passed onto me and others by Lyn:
 a New STYLISH Blogger award, created by my friend Wendy 

I will tell you 7 things about myself and i will pass each award onto 7 other blogs.

1.  My middle name is Elaine

2.  I almost died twice when I was like 16-19 months old from severe asthma attacks and getting "double bronchial Pneumonia" My Mom often tells me how scary it was to look into the crib and see me turning blue.

3. My entire living situation aggravates my allergies...I live in the woods--trees and mold spores, I live in an old house that still needs work--dust,dust mites and mold spores. Due to the age of the house and the not-so thickness of the walls etc. the original part of the house has no central heat, we use a wood stove---more dust, occasional smoke and ash.  I am allergic to cats, I love cats, I wasn't allowed to have cats when growing up (due to my allergy to them, and my asthma) once grown up I was bound and determined to own a cat or 2, I did a series of "shots' twice, and then just "immunity by fire" LOL owning them forces immunity. However NOT entirely. I have to wash my hands and lint my clothes constantly.  Does all this make me a sadist or is that masochist? Perhaps it is just insanity! LOL

 this is "Pretty"
4. I am an artist, unfortunately no one gets to see all that I can do, because I do not have the area to do all the kinds of art that I like to do, right now. There is plenty of space, but something has to be modified, and it keeps getting pushed to the back burner. :( 

5. When I talk about the values and morals I was raised with, and I believe they should still be upheld.  (as in what is appropriate, what it means to be loyal, blood being thicker than water etc.)I get looks and comments that make me feel like I should be living in the 50s and 60s or on another planet. Does anyone else have this happen? 

6. I type with 2-4 fingers, still looking at the keys even though I took typing in HS and "keyboarding" in college.  I can type the correct way, but it is sloooowww.  I am pretty darn fast with my own method. 

7. when it comes to blogging, I feel totally inept, I do not know how to make a badge or a button etc. I can't even figure out how to change my background colors, I go into the design part and it tells me, "that option is not available" 

 Confessions of a Kitchen Witch
Free Digital Stamps
A Bit O Shine 
 Magic Moonlight Images
Painted house

and the NEW STYLISH BLOGGER(by year of the cats) is going to:
 A Delightsome Life
Altered expressions
By the Broomstick
Jacque's  joie de Vivre
My name is Elena
Fiona and Twig
Can we Have a New Witch? Ours Melted

Copy the image, save it, post proudly to your blog, share 7 things about yourself, and pass the award on to 7 other blogs...PLEASE :)


Jennifer said...

Thank you so much! You are always so very kind to me and it is greatly appreciated. I could help you with your blogging design if you ever want me to. I'm not an expert, but I do know some basics :)

Kathy said...

Thank you so much! You are very thoughtful. Very interesting reading these things about you. My middle name is Elaine too - I was named after my aunt's daughter who died before me from SIDS.
I hope you have a wonderful day!

faerwillow said...

~hello there...congrats to you on your award and all those you have passed it along sweet you are to think of me...thank you much!!! it is always fun to learn more about eachother and i say you had quite the experience as a wee little...i could not even imagine what your mama felt like during those moments but a blessing indeed that you are here... as for the allegery...uuugghhh...does not sound like fun...our oldest started suffering allergy attacks two years ago but thankfully it only comes in the spring....i do hope for your space to come to be so you can create well...much love light and blessings~

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Susan, What a time you've had, even since childhood. I can tell you must really love your cat, Thats dedication!

Wendy said...

I'm stellar?? :) Why thank you Ms. Susan...I humbly accept your award. I love "Pretty" she's so darling and I really admire that you have so many allergies and still surround yourself with triggers. Have you ever tried any homeopathic medicines? I know a lot of people that have been helped by them. Again thank you :) Hugs to you and purrs to "Pretty" from "The girls"

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Congrats on your award and thanks so much for passing it on to me! :-)

Nice to learn more about you!


Jane said...

Good morning Susan! Now that the holidays are gone and life is sort of getting back on track, I finally have some time to visit! Thank you so much for the award. If you ever need some help with the template design features on blogger, give me a shout. I'm far from being an expert but I have figured out over the years how to change colors, fonts, etc. Blogger is actually one of the easier templates to work with...or at least I've found it to be so :)

Happy Sunday to you!!!

Elena said...

Woo HOO!!! Thank you Susan!!! I absolutely LOVE the cards you are making!! I have always loved cards but never actually make any!!! Thanks again honey!!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Why thank you Susan!
I've always loved the name Elaine, it's so pretty!