Tuesday, December 14, 2010

G'Day Mate!


The other day I received this award from my friend Cheryl over at Kangaroos of the Scrubby Bush...click on my sidebar and enjoy her adventures in Australia's bush. I'm always a little hesitant to talk about awards that are given to me because my blog is just so simple compared to the blogs that help the world ecology, super writers, great artists and amazing families. I mean, really, my little corner of the world is just that..little! But I've really enjoyed meeting people through their blogs and learn about their culture and what they do in their lives that make them happy. Thanks Cheryl! I love Australia..have I ever been there? Well, no..Will I ever go there? Well, who knows!? That probably involves riding in an airplane for a loooonnnngggg time and I get nervous just flying to Chicago and that's only a 50min. ride! I'm such a wimp! But I feel as if I've been there when I read the fun blogs from "down under". Another blogger who attends my Church mentioned the award at the women's meeting (Relief Society) on Sunday and we had a fun talk about the Scrubby Bush blog, kangaroos, joeys, and I even wore the earrings I won from a giveaway at Sue's New, Views, an' Muse. Maybe I will have inspired others to read about cultures all over this crazy world, meet new people, share ideas and just have fun. Being considered "fair dinkum" is quite an honor from an Aussie's point of view, and now my point of view also. Thanks again and Merry Christmas Cheryl! Now I think I'll go put some shrimp on the "barbie"...

12 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Go on, take the dip and fly over to Australia if you get the chance. Blogging takes us more places than we could imagine. Lovely gesture too, giving you the award and connecting across continents.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Ca88andra said...

Congrats on the award and do try to make it to Australia - you will enjoy the visit.

Sue said...

Glad you wore the earrings!

=)

PS. Congrats on the award! And, personally, I think your blog is very deserving...

Crawford Family said...

Your blog always gives me a smile or a deep thought, and sometimes both! Congrats on your award.

Donna said...

Remember when if you won, we were going to go to Pioneer Woman's Dude Ranch?? Well, I'm available to go Aussie too!!
Congrats...I love your blog too!!!!

CHERI said...

Your blog is fun! Mine isn't anything to compare with many others either, but I love doing it! My hubby and I have often talked about going to Australia but I'm with you when it comes to flying!!! I've only really flown once.

Karen Whittal said...

I think that your blog reflects exactly the kind of person you are warm, loving, kind, funny and that is what people want to read, the world is so full of superficial that real life stories are hard to find.

Hope said...

I never thought that i would enjoy blogging as much as i do. I've only been seriously blogging since sept 2010 and i thoroughly enjoy communicating with the people from all over. I am very fortunate to have found a wonderful fellow blogger in you.

I love your blog. you are down to earth, speak right from the heart and you have a wonderful sense of humor. thank you for enriching my blogging experience and putting a spark of joy into my daily life.
Congrats on your well deserved award!
:)

Hope from Canada

Catch the Kids said...

Congratulations on the award. I agree blogging is a great way to find out about different places and the people that live there.

Love your new design. The snow on the pines is gorgeous. Think of me sweltering in the Australian summer.

Deb Shucka said...

It's great being fair dinkum partners. Isn't Cheryl's blog amazing? But then, so is yours.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

I loved stumbling on your blog and enjoyed reading. I'll be back to check it out again.
Thanks for sharing. Beautiful grandchildren. I have eight and have been married a million, well, not quite but 48 yrs to the same guy.
Best to you and yours.
Barb whitti
writing: the ups and downs
www.barbwhitti.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Hi Yaya, well, as usual, I'm miles behind in my reading and you can imagine I was delighted to see this when I just tuned in. Thank you and I'm pleased you like the award, oyu deserved it. I love reading about your family and you inspire fun and action! Glad you like Kangaroos of the Scrubby Bush too - I've appreciated your visits and comments. May I take this opportunity to wish you a very merry holiday season and a sensational 2011. I've enkoyed meeting you in 2010 and I'm sure we'll "talk" again in 2010 and if you ever want to take that looonngggg plane ride... xx