Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Musings-December 14, 2009

Dear Carolina Panthers,

(Shaking head sadly)

I really enjoyed the 1st quarter. That's about all I can say without tearing up. Sorry.

Your lugubrious (look it up!) fan,

Mrs. Sister

P.S. I know it wasn't all your fault. Pretty Boy Brady and the Patriots had the refs on their side with some very unusual and questionable calls. Seriously. "2 men in motion"? Not once but twice? And a pass interference when the player was no where near the receiver? 


We Have a Winner!

Corrie from Just Because My Pickle Talks was selected as the recipient of the Jonas Brother's bag giveaway by my very own random generator...

aka Munchie Boy.

Congrats Corrie. The package will be mailed out to you today. Oh, and I'm really sorry Luis. I guess your perfect track record remains intact.


Do You Know Who These People Are?

You should. Let me give you a hint.

I was fortunate to happen upon a book signing this past Saturday. I'm so glad I did. These people were amazing. Just read their inscriptions:

"Life is Good", Larry Snodgrass, Seat 15-F
"Love every day and be prepared!" Eileen Shleffar, 13-D
"Live life to its fullest!" Dan Vinton, 15-E
Frieda Muscatell, 8-E (no inscription)
"Believe in miracles!" Pam Seagle, 12-A
"All it takes is a wing and a prayer!" Laurie Crane, 9-D
"Celebrate Miracles!" Tracey Allen Wolsko, 26-B

I was in tears listening to how their lives have changed over the past year. It's as if God had other plans for all of them. I feel blessed to have been at the right place at the right time to encounter these beautiful people.


You Love Me...You Really Love Me!

More bling headed my way this past week.

One Lovely Blog Award from AJ at  Simple Sweet Inspiration

Heartfelt Blogger and Kreativ Blogger from Betty over at Cut and Dry.

Circle of Friends award from Corrie at Just Because my Pickle Talks...

Happy 101 from Holly and Charisse at Life, Laugh, Latte.

I really like how Holly and Charisse handed out their awards so I will do the same. In the spirit of the season I've decided to select the following NEW blogs (well, fairly new to me) to receive the award of their choice from the above list! Let's see...5 awards x 5 nominees = 20. Have fun choosing and sharing the love!

And I don't want to forget to reciprocate I'd like the blogs that awarded me to pick out their own, too:

Oh, that's only 14? Well then, I award my old friend, Katie, from Katie's Korner, the Happy 101 award for all of her recent cookie activities, but most especially for making my very favorite cookie of all time: Snickerdoodles. And the Happy 101 also goes to Michelle over at The Domestic Mama. Her blog will leave you drooling every time. And the Circle of Friends Award goes to This Stop Willoughby, Tattoos and Teething Rings, Yesterday's Tomorrow and Who Has the Thyme for being with me since the very beginning! 

Now I must take my leave. Make it a wonderful day everyone!


Heather of the EO said...

Holy awards, Batman! You are so deserving, you really are the best kind of bloggy friend.

And SO COOL about the book signing. Right place at the right time, indeed!

Happy Monday!

♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

congrats u deserve alllll
i am glad about the book signing
lots of love

Parenthood For Me said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me! Happy Holidays.

Betty said...

Polly , that a wonderful post!
Your awards are very well-deserved!!!.
Thank you so much for thinking of me:)
I'm glad about the book signing.
Have a great Monday!
lots&lots&lots of love!

L.B. said...

How awesome that you were able to meet those fantastic people! You'll be in for a good dose of inspiration whenever you need it just by the memories you created in meeting those fortunate souls.

And I was hoping the Panthers would be able to pull off the upset in New England but, just like my Bears, the Panthers are making their fans long for the offseason.

Sad. I didn't win :( The odds will be in my favor next time though, they have to be at some point.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Congrats on your awards, the winner, love the book, and sorry about your panthers...but at least you don't have to deal with the Texans.

Raoulysgirl said...

Congratulations on the awards! Thank you for thinking of me (in more ways than one!!!).

That was awesome that you happpened to be in the right place at the right time to meet some fantastic people...who were involved in their very own miracle! I'm sure that you were uplifted to meet them and hear their stories!!!

Anonymous said...

At least you got to watch Tom Brady for an afternoon. :)

Cool are deserving!

Have a wonderful Monday.

Life Laugh Latte said...

Aren't those chance encounters the best! That really was like a love gift from God. Thanks for the award. I think I'll take the Circle of Friends award. Love it...and you. Have a great day. Holly

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Hi 5thsister!

Oh wow! Thanks for the awards. I'm going to put it in my blog right after I reply this. Thanks a bunch! :D

Julie Schuler said...

Neat that you got to meet those lucky people! Rub your inscribed book on Mr. Sister, so he can avoid more incidents!
Munchie Boy is cute! But he looks a little crazed! Must be power mad with choosing winners and losers.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

1) Thank you for spreading the love :)

2) What an amazing group of people you met, I love it!

3) You totally deserve all the awards!

Erin said...

Congrats to Corrie on her Jonas Brothers loot! And the book signing looks like it was amazing.

the domestic mama said...

You are too sweet! My in laws came in for a surprise visit last week~ I didn't have time to post a thing! I gotta live up to my reputation you have for me! :) I etter get busy!

drollgirl said...

thatsa lotta awards! wow! congrats!

and the booksigning must have been amazing. i am sure i would have been BAWLING if i had been there!

Kimberly said...

I would like to thank the Academy...I always wanted to say that.

The Academy of 5th Sister.

Thank you Darling, thank you! I will post my award later. Today is such a long day. Choir and fencing later, so I will be up late Thanking you and praising your good taste.

I also have to check out the other blogs. YEAH! Thank you! (I think I already said pull me off the stage!

Kathleen said...

So cool that you got to be a part of that book signing; I would love to have heard what they had to say!

Thank you so much for the love!! :) I'm so very behind on my acceptance speeches...2 from you and 1 from another bloggy friend. I need to prepare my speech and step up to the mic!!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Wow!! Congratulations on all those awards!! I too would have loved to have met those air disaster survivors. Here in Canada we were glued to our TV's watching in disbelief. Absolutely a miracle, lucky you to have met them!

Helen McGinn said...

I'll need to look up Caroline Panthers! Congratulations on your awards hon. x

Weezer said...

Let's see. The Panthers did just as well as the (ahem!) Broncos, Cowboys, and the Seahawks. Pitiful, just plain pitiful!
I'm so proud to be following someone's blog that receives such recognition. It's so deserving. I love stopping by here.
I have never been to a book-signing...intentional or otherwise. But that appears to be a worth-while book to own.
Have a beautiful rest of the week. You working this week?

Holly said...

The book signing would have been phenomenal....lucky lady!

I have a similar random number generator!

Congrats on all the awards!


Tracy said...

Well, as a Carolina Girl that loves Brady and my Patriots (hey, I spent my teens in Boston on the weekends, love me so Pats football), I am sorry for your Panthers. We can agree to disagree on that one.

The book, too, too, too cool.

Corrie Howe said...

How neat that you stumbled upon this book signing. As I listened to an interview with Sully, I marveled at how the Lord had prepared him for that very moment (considering all his training and experience).

Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to pick out the Heartfelt award. I've been coveting it for a long time now!

I still can't believe I won the Jonas bag. Faith will love it.


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