Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another Award

I have to say I've been secretly coveting this award for many months now. I don't know what it means but it's just so flippin' cool. My Uncle Howard used to own a scrap yard. My Uncle Jake has always collected scrap cars, and my father is a carpenter and has so much scrap wood you could build a brand new house. So I guess, in a kind of weird way, I deserve it. Hopefully that doesn't mean that my books are scrap. But I won't think about that.

First let me thank Roxy over at A Woman's Write for giving this to me. She says she has the same mental block about computerly things that I do so it's no wonder we're friends. With this award I believe I'm supposed to tell you 10 things that make me happy and except for the first one, they are in no particular order.

Here goes:
1) My daughter -- even though since before Christmas she's been trying out her new found independance and I'm wondering where my "precious child" has gone.

2) Masterpiece Theatre -- especially when they're running a Jane Austen marathon which they're doing this month.

3) My writing -- I think it's progressing nicely and I feel I have a grip on what it takes to bring a story together.

4) My amzing blog friends -- you guys totally rock my world. It's great to know I have someone to talk to each and every day.

5) Sunrise -- now that we're out of the blue funk of the holidays I love getting up with the dawn. It's peaceful and calm and for an hour or so I feel like it's just me and God hanging out for a little while.

6) Bedtime -- as much as I love waking with the birds, I'm pretty dang tired by the end of the day and I just bought some new sheets and a beautiful down comforter so snuggling into them has been an especially nice treat these last few weeks.

7) Being Outside -- I love being outside and working in the yard and in the next few weeks the weather will definitely be improving here in the Piedmont so I can start re-doing my gardens and working on my fence.

8) Reading -- I haven't really had the chance to indulge these last few years so I've been playing catch up. Nothing like curling up with the cat and a good book.

9) The Beach -- any time, any season, any beach, for any reason or no reason. Some day I will go back.

10) Earth Day -- cuz it's my birthday. And my dad's too.

Without further ado, I need to pass this on to: (and I'm trying to figure out who I haven't given out an award to at all)

Ryan at The Life of an Aspiring Writer
Jesica at coffeelvnmom
Lisa at Why A?
The other Kristi at Random Daily Thoughts
Sarah Jayne at Writing in the Wilderness because her writing is mind-blowing and if you don't follow her you should.

Happy Weekend.


Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...


I'm totally with you on loving sunsets and beaches. A beautiful sunset glimmering over a beach, the best of all :)

Ryan said...


Thank you, I always get warm and fuzzy inside when I get one of these things:)

*Runs and hides in a corner to try and keep people from seeing his head grow another inch or so in size*

sarahjayne smythe said...

Hee! Thank you. And I have to say that you are really making me want to go visit a beach and take a long walk by the ocean. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Wendy -- Thank you.

Ryan -- You're Welcome Anytime.

Sarah Jayne -- It's been almost 2 and a half years for me. And in RI you see the water everywhere. So this is just like culture shock living here.

Erin Kuhns said... sheets...down comforter...thanks, Anne, now I want to go back to bed...!

:) Congrats!

Piedmont Writer said...

Erin -- Thanks. Yeah, I finally broke down and bought some grown-up sheets, the baby blue penguins were really starting to annoy me.

Lady Glamis said...

Blog awards rock! I have a bunch I need to put up on my blog. I'm so lazy! CONGRATS!

Simon C. Larter said...

Congrats on the awards, Anne! I'm kinda with you on the downn comforter thingy. And flannel sheets... Mmm.... :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Glam -- Thanks, I'm digging it that's for sure.

Simon -- Thanks, I love it so much I'm going to hate to put it away when the weather gets here.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Palindrome said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it!

I too love Masterpiece Theater!! Although, come Sunday, I'm so depressed about having to go back to work, I always forget it's on.

I've been trying to comment on your page for days! I finally got on a computer where it works.

Christi Goddard said...

Congratulations. Honest Scrap was my first award, so it's sentementally my favorite. Plus, look at it! It's all red with a manly arm and a weapon. Okay, it's a tool, but it can be USED as a weapon, and that's hawt.

Piedmont Writer said...

Hannah -- Thanks, I've been wondering where you were. Yeah, I know Sunday nights. I'm just about ready to drop myself. Too bad they didn't rebroadcast on Tuesday or something.

Christi -- Thanks. And yes, I agree 100%, manly hawt.

Falen said...

oohhhh new sheets are the best. and here i was all excited about clean sheets

Piedmont Writer said...

Hey Sarah -- don't know if you know this or not but your post for today isn't coming up. it goes back to Friday. And I've got something on Sunday's post for you. So wherever you are, I hope you're feeling better.