Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Musings-November 30

Dear Carolina Panthers,

Come on guys. You're making it awfully hard to defend you! And I'm talking to you, too, Jake. 4 interceptions? Seriously? And you, offensive line, where was Jake's pass protection? I realize there were a couple of questionable calls by the refs but those, in no way, can not explain away the stinky game you all played. I'll be pinching my nose and hanging my head low this week.  

Your (struggling to be loyal) fan,
Mrs. Sister

PS   I wonder if it's too late to scratch the Panther jersey off my Christmas wish list? Nah. I still love you, Jake. Besides, after this year it may even be a collector's item!


Happy Birthday Mark!

Today is my little brother's birthday. He would have been 47. You can read all about him here


Awards Monday!

Last week I was awarded a couple of recognitions. First, I received the Lemonade Stand from Betty over at CUT AND DRY. Go check out her blog. It's a wonderful mix of one woman's life experience. I've thoroughly enjoyed her recent posts regarding her trip to Belgium.

I've recently received and awarded the Lemonade Stand to several bloggers (see this post) but will use this opportunity to recognize a newly found blog and an old friend: 

Just Because my Pickle Talks...: One mom's experience with an autistic child. Love it! Love him! Love her!
The Domestic Mama: Beautiful food photography, awesome recipes and pretty nifty giveaways. Need I say more?

The next recognition comes from a new friend of mine: Weezer over at Weezer's Haven. You have to check her blog out. Really. I think you'll like it. Anyway, I received the Hot Shot award for being a frequent commenter on her blog. 

In the same vane, I will award this to my frequent commenters as well.

Su at This Stop Willoughby
LB at Muddy Runner
Christie at Who Has the Thyme
Nicole at Tattoos and Teething Rings
Kys at Stir Fry Awesomeness
Lee at Headaches, Hotflashes & Hormones
Bibi at From Misery to Happiness in 365 Days
Holly at 504 Main
Holly and Charisse at Life Laugh Latte
Julie at My Good Babushka
Cynthia at Running With Letters
Lissaloo at One Step at a Time
And right back at Weezer from Weezer's Haven


Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Thanks! You shouldn't should have!!

the domestic mama said...

Oooo! Thank you! I REALLY need to find out how I can get these on the new site....I have them all in my documents. I need a wordpress geek! :)

Mommakin said...

Congrats on another well-deserved award!!!

kys said...

Congrats on your awards! Thanks for passing one on to me! I hope you have a great week!

blueviolet said...

Woohoo! Congrats on all the awards!!!!

Lissaloo said...

Congrats and Thank you :)

Julie Schuler said...

Happy Birthday, Mark. I hope wishes from the striving and whispering earth can reach into the infinite and always and find you.

Ms Bibi said...

Congratulation on your awards.

Thank you so much for are so sweet.

LarryG said...

The Spinach Turkey was awesome - I have some pics on facebook - or
see my my mobile blog pics -
I did use crescents instead of the bread you suggested - cause I am a bit ignorant of breads, but I will ask at the grocery store and see if I can get the phyllo dough or do I have to make it...

Betty said...

You deserve all the awards ,Polly.
Hope you have a happy start to the Christmas season
lots of love

Life Laugh Latte said...

Adorable award. You are so sweet to give it to us. We proudly accept. I still have to get my blog legs back. I've been off for a week. I think it was really good for me to clear my head and focus on something else. Of course, now I feel a little lost...scrambling about. Thanksgiving was wonderful! Wanted also to commend you on the beautiful way you share your faith. The call to holiness was a great post. I think it is so important that we share on our blogs ALL of who we are. For those of us who center our lives on makes it very difficult to omit Him from our blogs. I think of Him all day, how can I possibly not mention or write about HIM?! I notice though that comments go down on the day I see someone has. I'm proud of you...Well done! Holly:)

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Congrats on your awards and to your winners. I followed the Queen over here. I'm following you now.

Helen McGinn said...

Congrats on your awards! I'm not sure about the I totally understand the sentiment! ;O)
Happy St. Andrews Day! xx

Holly said...

Congrats on your wards, Thank you so much for mine..I LOVE it!


Deidra said...

Gotta love the NFL! My Lions continue to uphold their legendary losses...

I didn't know the story of your brother but I clicked over and read it. I appreciate that you shared that story with us. I join you in remembering Mark today...

Congratulations on your many (well-deserved) awards!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Polly, thanks so much for the award. I love stopping by your place for little visits every day. It is my pleasure to comment--it makes for a better visit when we can "chat." After all,I wouldn't come to sit in your living room every day and not say anything...that would just be silly.

I am sorry about your brother. I went back and read the post about him. I know you must miss him, even so many years later. I am sorry for your loss.

And I agree so much with Holly's comment above, about sharing your faith. I love it that you do so freely and naturally here. I need to do more of that over at my place.

Michelle said...

Thank you for posting a link to the story of your brother. You have really been through some stuff. Happy 47th birthday to your bro.

Love the awards...went to check out some new blogs! Thanks!

Willoughby said...

I'm sending hugs on what must be a difficult day for you.

Thank you so much for the award! You're the best!

Raoulysgirl said...

Thank you so much for the award!

I'm sure today is a day of mixed emotions for you. You are in my thoughts, as always!!! Take care!!!

Kimberly said...

Congrats on your awards!

You are really racking them up. You have a great blog. I really enjoy stopping by to see what you have that is new.

Purple Flowers said...

Polly, I'm very sorry about the loss of your brother, Mark. I can't imagine how difficult his absence must be. Should you ever need or want to talk, I'm here.

P.S. Congratulations on the awards!

Corrie Howe said...

Thank you for the award. I'm so glad that you've found our place. Although I never would've wished for a child on the autism spectrum, I wouldn't change a thing. I know that we are blessed that he's at the high end of the spectrum and we can write about the "joys in the challenges of Asperger's Syndrome."

Sorry about your Panthers and Jake. I'm lamenting over my two fantasy football teams. Who would think a team with Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Jason Witten and other top players would be at the bottom of the league?!?!?!? Go figure.


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