Monday, December 21, 2009

My First Blog Award

Kate over at Newlywed and Unemployed gave me my first blog award yesterday, the Happy 101 Award.

The rules are:
1. List 10 things that make you happy.
2. Try to do at least one thing on the list today.
3. List 10 bloggers who brighten your day.
4. Those of you to whom I give this award are to link back to my blog and perpetuate the happy with your own lists and recipients and whatnot.

I don't normally do things like this, but it's almost a new year, so here goes:

10 things that make me happy:
1. Donald
2. My kitties purring
3. Thoughts of our future children
4. Sunshine
5. Being productive
6. Gardening
7. Eating healthy, quality food
8. Clothes that make me look good
9. Trying something new and succeeding
10. Mountains

I will have numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8 in my day today.

10 bloggers who brighten my day:
1. Lisis at Quest for Balance
2. Peggy at Serendipity Smiles
3. suzen at Erasing the Bored
4. Barbara at Blogging Without A Blog
5. Colleen at Communicatrix
6. Wilma at Wilma's Blog
7. Jessica at booshy
8. Kim at Thinking Out Loud
9. Tess at The Bold Life
10. Lance at The Jungle of Life

Personally, I don't have a stake in whether my 10 bloggers do this on their blog or not - I think it's a personal choice. I am happy to have given them some recognition though. They are all worth a read.

Happy Monday everyone!


  1. I'm replacing this comment from Jessica (

    Awesome! Congrats on your first award!!

    And...thanks for passing it along! :) yay, awards!!

    I responded: "Thanks, Jessica! I figured you'd like another one. Hopefully this one won't induce paranoia... :)"

  2. I'm reposting this comment from patricia (

    "Congratulations on your award and those are wonderful lists and wonderful blogs.

    Thank you for sharing ...Whoo sweet it is!"

    I responded: "Thanks so much for the congrats! Happy Holidays!"

  3. I'm reposting this comment from Lisis (

    "You're so sweet, Daphne! Thanks for including me on your list, and congrats on your Happy 101!!!


    I responded: "You're very welcome, Lisis, you deserve it! Happy Holidays!"

  4. I'm reposting this comment from suzen (

    "Hi Daphne! Glad you realized the comment thing missing - been here several times to say THANK you!!!! I am humbled to be among your favs! It means more than you know! I've been giving awards before but I'm so non-techy I don't "get" how to do the buttons, etc. despite well-meaning people trying to walk me thru it - haha! Decided it was the Universe's way of keeping me humble! I'm thrilled to accept but I don't display them - sometimes humility sucks!

    I'm happy for YOU! It's a wonderful encouragement to keep on bloggin along! And I'll be right here cheering you on kiddo!"

    I responded: "suzen, yes, I'm working on getting the comment problem sorted out. You are SO welcome! Don't worry about the buttons and such - I don't like obligating other people to participate in anything. It was just enough for me to give others the recognition I know they deserve. And yes, wonderful encouragement, especially from you. Thank you so much!"

  5. I'm reposting this comment from Jodi (

    "Congratulations! You deserve the award!

    Happy holidays!! Jodi"

    I responded: "Thank you so much! Happy Holidays to you too!"


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