Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Main Entry: 1com·pli·ment
Pronunciation: \ˈkäm-plə-mənt\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, from Italian complimento, from Spanish cumplimiento, from cumplir to be courteous — more at
Date: 1598
1 a : an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; especially : an admiring remark b : formal and respectful recognition
honor2 plural : best wishes : regards

From time to time this blog receives expressions of respect, admiration and affection including formal recognition or honor with various awards. Regretfully I have failed to pick one or two up in a timely manner and lost track of them when I remembered, for which I apologize.

I humbly recognize accept and post the following accolades...

With a few exceptions, and as a policy, I have decided to offer ALL my readers these few awards for the taking, whether followers, blog lists, or transient traffic because I humbly believe all of you far exceed any of my efforts and deserve them.

You may use my blog and screen name as attribution if your blog use is in keeping with the general principles of my blog. The only unacceptable blogs to me are 100% pornographic and intentionally, repeatedly, vulgar.

Silver of Reflections, notified me to pick up an award.

I began reading Silver's posts from another blog list; I entered her blog posts at the end of an extremely difficult time in her life when the Big C (my shortcut for cancer) had permeated her family life. I cannot imagine being able to post under her circumstances.

Since I still remember the day I received my Big C diagnosis, the posts were particularly poignant. Silver has a great following, but I know she will appreciate more friends as she continues her post "Big C " journey.

What has amazed me most in my relative short bloggie life, is the number of you, who are cancer survivors, or intimately connected to cancer as caregivers. Some of you fit in both categories.

My blog list and FOLLOWER list is randomly created from both my reading and others who read me, so it boggles my mind have so much in common without searching for the commonality.

I received the Kreative Blogger award some time ago. I failed to note the nominating bloggie, to whom I also owe an apology, but indeed appreciate the honor.If you read this and are the source of the award, let me know and I will acknowledge attribution.

Recently Carol of The Writers Porch received this "bloody brilliant" blog award and awarded it to all her readers. I'm not sure I qualify as "bloody brilliant" but salving my ego never hurts, so I've claimed it.

I migrated to Carol's blog one day because of her two beloved Pekes (Pekingese). She is a Southerner and lover of the written word. She regularly purchases and reads an amazing variety of books which she reviews in her blog posts. You may be fortunate to win a book, as I did recently.

So all my Followers and Blog readers: Here are three lovely designed awards to which I nominate y'all; you may claim and display as you wish, or just keep on bloggin'.

You are all Awe-Summm!!!, Kreativ and Bloody Brilliant!!!


Renie Burghardt said...

Congratulations on the awards! Well deserved, I might add. Thanks for passing them on. I no longer participate in awards, as I have so many I don't know where to put them anymore, and don't really have the time to start another page, as some have done. But they are nice to receive, knowing other bloggie friends have thought of us.

Have a great day. It's rainy here again, but rain is always welcome at this time of the year.



Dimple said...

Thanks for the compliment! And also for commenting on my Cedars post. The bark of these cedars is stringy after the tree matures (the trees in my picture are mature). It doesn't get shaggy on the tree unless it is roughed up by something. It burns like paper, though.

Silver said...

Aww...that is so awfully sweet of you to mention me here..

..and you're not only're 'Bloody Brilliant' too, lady.


Arkansas Patti said...

Yes, you are all of the above. Big time congrats and much deserved.
I too am amazed at how many bloggers have delt with the Big C. Just wish blogging were popular when I was diagnosed. It helps a lot to connect and to know you are not alone.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Your awards are WELL deserved! The nice folks who passed them to you are to be commended on knowing a good thing when they see it.

Wishing you a great day!

Lorna said...

I'm always amazed at the big swath we bloggers cut.

btw, I like WordPress fine, but I did need help to get set up and to work through a few glitches.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Congratultions on the awards....I enjoyed my stop at your blog tonight. There are so many new and fun blogs that I am finding everyday. Hope you will stop by and see my new Christmas blog...
There is a GREAT giveaway going on now for a Great Ornament Giveaway on Oct 1....all you have to do is leave a comment.....I love finding new blogs and make new blog friends.

lakeviewer said...

Ah, I came in for a party! Lucky me, hanging out with Luckie and Carol, and a whole bunch of people I know well. I agree with you, bloggers are awesome people.

Congratulations on your award.