i've got a monster migraine. for the past 2 days. it doesn't look like it is going anywhere soon.
i also got a blog award. from Lila. she wrote the sweetest post here. please be sure to read it. i think she speaks for a lot of us. and some of the people she names in that post are some of the nicest and bestest on the internet.
here is the award:
Below are the rules of the award:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award
3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
so here are my five blogs. a lot of the blogs that i would have chosen have already been chosen. so i am trying to find 5 blogs that haven't been chosen yet. and i hope that you check out each of them.
#1. my dear friend Jennifer at the Double Nickel Farm. a better friend could never be found. and she is wise. so very wise. and warm. and she is as smart as a whip. she has been there for me through thick and thin. and she is funny. and creative. and she has taught me so much.
#2. my new friend, Practical Parsimony/Linda. she has a great blog with many frugal tips and many funny stories. she has been ill recently, but has since healed up and i am very thankful for that. say a prayer or two for her, will you?
#3. Wendy. my heroe. she is homeschooling up in northern ontario and can dress a road-kill bear. i am trying to think of something that she can't do and i am coming up blank. she is so smart and awesome.
#4. Donna. her husband is a brave veteran and he and her family have suffered much due to his, and her, bravery. her family means the world to her. she is one of the sweetest people i have encountered on the net.
#5. Sue. my sweet friend Sue. she has been through much over the past year or so. but always maintains a positive attitude. and doesn't know how to eat stuffed peppers. she has always supported my every crazy endeavour.
and i am going to throw in a number 6, 7 and 8. it has been hard to only pick out 5, check my blogroll listed on the right. i would list every single blog there. but some have already been acknowledged by others. so i will leave off with these 3 others.
#6. JaneofVirginia. wow. what an amazing woman. if you are a prepper/survivalist then her blog is a must read. she has so much knowledge and experience it is mind blowing! i especially love this post of hers!
#7. my dear friend Felinae. she was the very first person that i ever told about Framboise Manor when we were first considering purchasing it. she, of course, supported us. and along with Fel, is her husband. the Catman is back. he was on hiatus for a while but he is back with a vengeance. i am really glad. no one puts out the kind of information that he does. patriots awaken!
#8. speaking of patriots, how can you use that word and not put Craig in the same sentence. oh can he rant. formerly known as Mayberry and is still ranting on. but he has a new purpose - PATCOM. all of my American friends should learn about PATCOM.
as i already said, i would nominate every person listed in our blogroll. but i am glad that some of them have already been nominated. i tried to nominate a variety of different bloggers. all of whom i call friends.
i truly hope that you will check them all out. just tell them that kymber sent you.
thank you very much for the nomination, Lila, i really appreciate it!
(edited to say thank you to my friend Rob. i call him buddy. anyone from the east coast of canada will know why. it turns out that he nominated me for a blog award too. holy crap...i need to stop cutting onions!)
(edited again to say thank you to my friend Matt. he also nominated us for this award. i call him buddy, too. you east coasters will understand. sheesh - there be a lot of nice people on the internets. thanks Matt, buddy.)
(oh crap - my friend Shepherd awarded us too. what can i say about Shepherd except that he had the good sense to marry The Queen. no really - he actually married The Queen! and is fostering a baby who needs good parents and he and The Queen are providing that. i love them for doing that.)
(and my old canning partner SciFiChick nominated us for a completely different award. she has been around since the very beginning for us. she's the one who told me not to be afraid of canning. her and her Mars have had a very similiar year to ours - they are out on their own land and not afraid of nothin'! i love my Sci!)