Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Down The Shore and An Award

Today I am going to the beach with my sister M, her two boys Cal and Wes and my youngest, Z.

Of course I'm packing a picnic lunch with all manner of beach eats. 

Smoked Turkey Sandwiches
Fresh Fruit
Chips (I'll only eat a few!)
Water, Gatorade and Iced Tea
A couple of cookies - cuz, well, you know.. 

Anyway, that's what I'm doing. Dipping my toes into the Great Atlantic Ocean. If you're from Jersey or New York or Pennsylvania you say,

"I'm going down the shore." That's the way folks around here say "I'm going to the beach". 

So, without further to-do let me write what this post is really about and then I'm going down the shore. 

Marguerite, over at Cajun Delights  has deemed my blog worthy of a very lovely award, a Creative Blog award. 

First off, thank you Marguerite. I never know what to say when I am flattered so I'll say what my mother taught me, Thank You.

Marguerite and her blog Cajun Delights are a joy. Both her and her blog. Fun, fun, fun, Cajun Style. I would not kid you about that. The food is to die for. 

The Best Husband In The World, having lived in New Orleans, makes me read the food descriptions, a trip down memory lane for him and a gourmet novel for me. 

So, once again, Thank You Marguerite, I am flattered. 

Now, in keeping with the spirit of the award I'm supposed to pass this on to other bloggers that I admire AND I'm supposed to tell you seven things you may not know about me. Hmmm.. both are equally difficult. 

Here goes:

1. I am not a natural red-head (gasp!)
2. I truly believe that I am the luckiest woman in the world because I am married to The Best Husband In The World. 
3. I have two grandlittles. 
4. I always wished I could have had more children, but now that 3 out of 4 are teenagers, I'm glad I didn't.
5. Sometimes I drink too much wine. It makes me very sleepy.
6. I cook for my dog. 
7. My blog makes me happy. 

Did you know any of this stuff? 

Now, (drum roll) I love all the blogs and the bloggers behind them. When good people put their hearts and lives out there in the blog netherworld how can you not stop, smile, and sometimes cry, just a little. 

So... I'm not following the rules. If you are reading this post, give yourself this award. You deserve it. You write, you rewrite, you delete, you post pictures... you put yourself out there and that alone deserves a reward.

Now I'm going down the shore. 

ps. I could not for the life of me get the Creative Blog Award jpeg to post. See if you can grab it at Cajun Delights.


  1. I would like to thank my mother, father, brother .... and finally say yes, I do deserve this lovely award ;0)

  2. COngrats for your award, and many more to come ~
    Have great fun@ beach with your sis. Oh, 7 things abt you are truly interesting :)

  3. Thanks so much for your kind words. Just right click, and hit save as, and the award should come up in your file. Cool that your hubby lived in New Orleans. Have fun, down the shore!

  4. Have fun at the shore and don't eat many chips. Pretend they have sand on them......... Three teenagers, that is why you might drink too much wine......

  5. Kathy, oh I know 3 teenagers are the reason I [occasionally] drink too much wine! LOL..

  6. Linda! I can finally post on your blog! (For some odd reason I can't do it from work, unless the comment window pops out . . . Not that I read blogs at work . . . LOL) Anyway, I love to partake of the vino too. Cheers!


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