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i aM tHE bOMB!!!


I am feeling that two awards in less than one week is something to celebrate. To celebrate that I am so much feeling like The Bomb, and it is worth celebrating.  Absolutely a celebration! And so to that end, I am announcing both awards in one post.

It’s a party!!

The two bloggers who awarded me these awards have helped me feel like I am the Bomb. And frankly my blogging audience it is something that rather perked me up. Of course, saying I am the Bomb are my words. They neither one really said that. ūüôā

The fact that I was honored twice in less than a weeks time is pretty special in my world. So I will take every ounce of esteem these awards give me and run with it. Letting the spirit in which they were given shine over my life and my writing. I think that these two special women who gifted these different awards to me should be celebrated. And I should shine my light on the two of them and their blogs.

So in that light, I am going to do kust as I want. I am going to shine my light on each of these women and their blogs. I encourage to visit both, you will find the content of each blog fascinating and so very different from one another. I like this. Diversity in blogging is what it is all about I believe.

Shining my light on the first award of my week. ~

My first award The Sunshine Award was given to me by a very lovely & crafty lady. She creates some of the most incredible needlework pieces with her passion of crosstiching. She is fast too! Blows my mind how quickly she can get an idea, find or create the pattern which is not easy to do. An FYI for those of you who may not be familiar with crossstitching

ThisistheCraftyone surprised me completely out of the blue with awarding me with the Sunshine Award. I had been wondering for a few weeks off and on why I was not getting any email alerts for new postings. I actually was starting to wonder if she was okay because I thought she just was not posting anything. Then last week I find a message from her. She has been blogging all along while being the busy creative craftier that she is. It was on my end the reason I was not receiving alerts regarding her blog. I had apparently and inadvertently changed a setting that stopped me from receiving alerts when a new post was published. Go Figure.

This amazing and talented blogger can be found at  http://thisisthecraftyone.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/a-little-bit-of-sunshine/  I am honored and I am touched that she thought of me. And to be remembered by being awarded this striking award is extremely kind and thoughtful. Thank you!

A note from Your Baroness: There are of course typical guidelines that come with the awards that I should be required to follow through with. I say should because I am making an executive decision. And like all good executives I will not explain why but just that it is so. ūüôā¬† I am making the choice that although I am accepting these awards with so much gratitude I am not going to comply with the guidelines. I do hope with each word I write that this choice of mine will not offend anyone,

and drum roll for # 2 please………


My # 2 award comes to me from a blogger that has in some odd way feels much like a virtual little sister. Shining my light for Judith; who writes her story as a complete open book on her blog which can be found at http://diabeticredemption.com/2012/06/07/beautiful-blogger-award/

Judith is a truth teller and a truth seeker. She also is one of the most intelligent women I communicate with on a blogging basis. I appreciate her raw honesty, and the journey that she is traveling on. In so many ways the paths with which she takes small treks on are very similar to those of my own when I was about the same age in life. I have the gift and treasure of enjoying Judith’s unconditional support for my own journey. She is very much an Old Soul and her wisdom and advice that she brings to me are treasured gems. Just as this award is to me. A treasure.Thank you Judith!!!

Both you two ladies have very much let me feel like I Am The Bomb Of The Week How could two awards almost at the same time not?  With that being said, I The Bomb, would like to send you the biggest squeeze of a thankful and grateful hug that I can~




Beautiful Monday Finds Blogger Award’s….. x 2

Monday descended upon me with a bit of sunshine. And dripping with notes of friendship and warm support. Hearing from friends when I start my day is like salve on a wound.¬† It’s been a while since I have heard from some of my friends, and others I am blessed to hear from on a regular basis. And with those words of friendship¬† I am so blessed to hear;

Today, this Monday morning I hear this!

From my CRAFTY blogger friend Amy~  http://thisisthecraftyone.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/a-little-bit-of-sunshine/

this she writes about my award:

“So here goes, in no particular order, 10 bloggers I think are awesome, for various reasons,”


I am one of the ten!

The truth is that I received this award before Saturday. But receiving it in the latter part the week, and so close to the weekend, I had planned on accepting it publicly over the weekend. Like all good intentions the road was paved this time with interruptions that would not be put off. So my weekend celebration now becomes my Monday declaration. The awards have grown with  my sense of anticipation.

Thank you kind friend!  You are so awesome to think and remember me in this way.

Sunny mornings, birds chirping, and Mourning Doves cooing their lonesome mourn are music to thy ears. I can smell the green lawn through my open window, and hear the rooster down the way waking the ‘Hood” for all it’s worth.

Opening my mail before I start my day and post an acceptance for my beautiful award above I find a mail box full.

I need more coffee please! Pullllleeze!!  This is what I get for leaving the computer closed,  and putting me on ignore over the weekend. .

I promised myself that nothing today would leave me feeling worse before I even began, so I put on my big girl panties, pull them up, and open the window to let the world come in.

Hello World!!!

This time is for being refueled and refreshed with an agenda to finish what I can do, and what serves my soul, Being quiet and at ease is not my thing but I am learning. I am finding that there are many things one learns when the body is not in motion and the heart and mind quiet down to accept life’s lessons which may be new.

I read my mail. Lovely emails from my bestie and brother, I find posts from bloggers I am most anxious to read, I have things I should be, could be doing. a lot of things that will not require a healthy neck. But here I sit, coffee brewed. I am in no hurry.

I should be so blessed every morning.

My morning has been blessed,   I read my mail down, flagging those I need to get back to, deleting those that are not necessary, and still putting others in folders where I know to find them for attention later in the day. And then I find a post from another kind heart,

Another Award!! 

{Yes BB, That is right. Two Awards in one week. Now what do you think of that? }

My beautiful friend and blibling sister of the soul Judith has award me the Beautiful Blogger Award! Judith can be found at her blog:  http://diabeticredemption.com/2012/06/07/beautiful-blogger-award/

Judith says:

Barefoot Baroness¬†‚Äď Toni has become one of my closest friends in the blogosphere; we have so many characteristics in common, you‚Äôd think we were sisters!

Thank you Judith!!

It’s the Beautiful Blogger Award!!

Two Awards in one weekend. How bad is that?

  I have accepted the awards here on this post that is obvious, and who they are from. But please know that more needs to be said.

OH!  Of course it does. It is me doing the writing after all.  And anybody that knows me, or  knows my blog, knows that there is always more that needs to be said. At least I think it does.

It is not that I believe the Awarded should have paragraphs written about her. You all know plenty about who I am. At leat from me. Nor do the awards themselves need written about. Trying to find original information or resources about said awards in almost impossible I have discovered anyway.

What that leaves me to write about is the awardERS. Those two giving women for which I received these awards from. I think that there is a lot that I can say about the two women who made my week. And I think I should. Please Dear “Givers of Grand Smiles” be patient with me, typing is taking me awhile lately. That which I could get out in an hour or two are now taking me twice if not thrice the times. It will get written though, so I can share with you how I feel, and also so this lump in my throat may slide down.¬†

Judith? Amy? Amy & Judith? Judith & Amy?

I thank you both. Separately and together. You made my weekend, made my week!!

Thank you kind ladies so much!


Sunshine Award & Me?

Once again by complete surprise by blogging friends have touched me so deeply that feeling humble is just a small drop if the bucket of emotions created in my heart.


Thank you Kate!!  For the Nomination of The Sunshine Award bestowed down upon me. You are so generous~

Kate & her blog “BelieveAnyway” http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/how-someone-spread-technicolor-sunshine-into-my-life/#comment-3802

This is an amusing faith filled blogger that will brighten your days and add richness to your world that only a writer can give. Kate in all her colorful descriptions of life; and often bringing lyrics from much-loved vinyls from days long ago by will have you humming a tune in no time. This beautiful person we call Kate is actually a real blessing in my life, and so much so I choose to count her twice.

FROM KATE’S OWN BLOG~ “I told you in yesterday‚Äôs post how I got the nickname Sunshine in college. If you didn‚Äôt see it, the link is here.http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/my-friend-created-sunshine-in-my-life/ I wrote then that I had a further surprise. Here it is. Knowing that story, imagine my¬†¬†true delight when Dor, my fellow blogger and all-around wonderful lady ¬†at Technicolor Day Dreams¬†http://notesfromtheblogusfear.com/2012/02/17/sunshine-coming-my-way/¬†recently gave me the Sunshine Award. I was delighted. Sunshine Award The¬†Sunshine Award is supposed to be given to ‚Äúbloggers who are inspirational, and who have impacted your blogging or your life.‚ÄĚ


https://tonij.wordpress.com/ my pal at Barefoot Baroness (aka Lady Barefoot Baroness will warm your heart and will be like cinnamon toast and cocoa on a sleety day).


The Sunshine Award has some rules:

  • Include the award‚Äôs logo in a post or on your blog (let me know if you need help getting the little old badge on your blog!

  • Answer 10 questions about yourself

  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers

  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated (post something on their blog giving the award to them)

  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

My Answers below:


Favorite color:  Blue

Favorite animal:  Elephant

Favorite number:  Seven #7

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Chia Tea

Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Neither.  Blog, email, Skype, or maybe phone.

My passion:¬† children’s safety and wellness.

Prefer getting or giving presents:¬† Always giving. I love the challenge in gift giving just the perfect gifts. Gotta say I don’t hate getting…. too much.~

Favorite pattern:  Fractals.

Favorite day of the week: Friday~ All the possibilities of a weekend ahead. 


1. The Cosmic Carousel
2 .eitheory.com
3. Strange Trip Times
4. Daily Sweet Peas
5. Faces in the clouds
6. Four Blue Hills (A repository, of sorts)
7. On Windy Days
8. Mlissabeth’s Musings
9 .Blog Rest and Play
10. Halfway Between The Gutter And The

Since there are no absolute rules, no award police, no Grammy security, I am making an executive decision here. Because I can.

I am naming a Judges Choice Award for The sunshine award. Because this person lightens our days and nights with delightful stories regarding her sweet blonde toe head of a son. Part of the reason she is so engaging is her raw honesty. If you’ve not had the distinct pleasure of reading one of her posts you are in for a rare treat.

This lady has real, raw, and genuine talent.

The name of her blog is: WordsFallFromMyEyes ~

And boy do they ever!