Thursday, July 3, 2008

On a Lighter Note

The very sweet Cindy at Cinj's Chat Room honored me with the Arte y Pico award. Below is the explanation I copied from her post, because you know I am too lazy to rewrite it and I would probably get it wrong anyway.

"Ana explains the thought behind her award. “This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, art, much art.”

I am very pleased and a bit confused. I never thought this blog qualified as art, unless "crazy middle aged woman tries to herd monkeys" counts as art. Maybe it is a craft. Is it a craft?

Anyway, here are the rules and instructions.

Please be so kind to accept this award. You can keep it to yourself or pass it on, that's up to you of course. But there are some rules if you decide to pass on the award to remarkable blogs you feel are worthy of the award.

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material and also contributes to the blogger community no matter of language.

2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.

3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.

4.Please include a link to the Arte Y Pico blog so that everyone will know where the award came from.

5. Show these rules.

Here are the blogs I picked and why

My sister at In Stitches because I love to watch and see her spread her creative wings.

Weed Whackin Wenches because their photos are beautiful and sometimes they crack me up.

Garden Life a beautiful Japanese garden blog. Can't read what he is writing, but the pictures are awesome.

Ourfriendben, Silence, and Poor Richard at Poor Richard's Almanac for great writing and good recipes

Finally, Givinya De Elba at Killing a Fly with a Ukulele is Probably the Wrong Thing To Do because she is seriously funny and her brother wrote me a poem.

Okay, I wasn't finished and I am going to cheat. Actually, I am going to swipe a nominee from my sister. Sorry Sis, you only get four. I also want to pick Dee at Red Dirt Ramblings. Her blog is beautiful and she can actually focus on gardening. She also gave me blogging advice in the beginning. I am still open to your mentoring Dee.

Thanks again Cindy. You are the best.


  1. Thanks, Debbi!!! We're honored. As for herding Monkeys, I'd say it's art, craft, and vocation, surely meriting an award of its own!

  2. You're welcome and thanks ofb.

    They tried to jump into the fountain in the town square in Garland today. I need a sedative.

  3. Oh Aunt Debbi! Thankyou so much! I'm honoured. And I only missed it because of the Vacation Bible School this week.

    (We've done our 5 day programs now. Just gotta get through the Friday Night Carnival tonight and then the Sunday All-Age Service and then I'm cruising!)

  4. LOL! I'm with OFB on this one. Herding monkeys is a great challenge. As is making a depressed person laugh, and you're able to do both singlehandedly. And then there's the quilts. Lordy, what isn't art around here for pete's sake?!?!

    At least the monkeys weren't running a race in a parking lot today, I think I'd prefer a nice fountain caper to almost getting hit by a car!

  5. Givinya, your welcome. Now just keep me laughing.

    Cindy, Okay I will keep herding monkeys and buddying up to nice folks like you. Lets all smile together. Thankfully, all our progeny survived.