Dumbfounded By Decorations

It’s true.  I am, indeed, dumbfounded.  Could it be true?  Could I really be at a loss for words?  Certainly my Mom would never believe it!  Nonetheless, I find myself simply stunned by the generosity and extraordinary kindness of my fellow bloggers.  I feel like I’m kicking the Oscars to the curb.

Of course you do realise that this means two things.  Firstly, I have to embarrass myself, yet again (I’m definitely going to have to look into writing this blog from an animal’s point of view).  This will happen after displaying my beautiful, new Award Decorations.  Secondly, I have to work, again.  See, you guys are making me use that 4-letter word.  My mother is not going to be impressed.  Tut, tut!

The Ralphie Chronicles recently bestowed upon me the 




Then ShareChair and Paws to Talk went and gave me the

Paws To Talk, not to be outdone, together with Collies Of The Meadow, bequeathed upon my little blog, the 



Golly, I’m tired already but in an elated kind of way.  I get so over-excited about awards I can barely contain myself.

The work, of course, comes in the form of attempting to think of 7 things about myself (sorry Mom):

  1. I have an inherent fear of the kitchen.  As a kid, when in trouble, I was always called to the kitchen, where the door could be shut.  On the short walk there, I had to figure out all the things I’d done wrong, which one she might have found out about and, to be on the safe side, excuses for all of them.  I do not like walking to kitchens!
  2. The first time I invited a boyfriend for dinner, I phoned my sister to find out how to boil an egg!  I cannot remember if he got any food and, anyway, what was I thinking with boiled eggs?
  3. I am a terrible procrastinator, which is why, whilst I am supposed to be doing research (for an upcoming conference and workshop at which I am talking), I am busy writing this blog.  See, it’s all your fault – never mine!  It would have been just rude not to get a “Thanks for the Awards” blog out.
  4. I will be out of town during the coming week (for the above).  This is not an invitation to break into my place and steal anything!  It’s not that I’m possession driven, however, I have become slightly attached to what I have, so, if you could please leave it where it is, I would be eternally grateful.
  5. My Dad is convinced (or so he says) that he is from a different planet – called Zurgon.  And my parents wonder why I’m not normal!
  6. I believe that laughter is extremely important – which is why I embarrass my mother so frequently.
  7. I also believe that forgiveness is vital – I hope my mother forgives me.

Right, that’s quite enough embarrassment for one day.  So, moving onto a more pleasurable task, I am nominating 15 blogs, who, as I have no idea who has received what in the past, may choose whichever award/s they wish.  I believe they all deserve them.

Henriettas Hippo

Angels Whisper

The Misadventures of Misaki 

Sand Spring Chesapeakes 

The Lonely Dogs 

Jazz Cat Jay

Tiggers Teachings 

Hands on Bowie 

I Adopted a Dog – NOW WHAT 


Nana with 2 Dogs 


Remain Insane

Hutch a Good Life


Now don’t go getting upset if your blog is not on the list.  It’s not because I don’t think you are fantastic.  I am simply trying to choose sites which I have not yet nominated.  I promise, I think you are all brilliant!  For the sake of the rescue animals, I hope there will be more and I can get to nominate everyone I love.


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72 responses to “Dumbfounded By Decorations

  1. Herman

    Congrats for your new Award Decorations! Thank you very much for nominating HoB. Appreciate it.

  2. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

    We also think that laughter is HUGELY important…but….your Dad thinks he is from another planet and he is free to walk the streets?????? lol!!!!!! Kidding!!

  3. I love your list of 7 things and of course congrats on your awards!

  4. thank you for the nomination, i’m so new to bloging i don’t know how to do the stuff you guys do but i do thank you. enjoyed this post

    • It’s an absolute pleasure. Don’t worry, I’ve only been at this for just over a month and I got the first award stuff completely confused. It’s easy, really, just embarrass yourself completely, to the wide open public of the internet, by sharing 7 things about yourself and then, to make sure people really read it, nominate 15 other sites and let them know. 🙂

      • Thank you! How do you put the links to the other sites in your blog? Do you just copy and paste their URL into the blog? All so new, lol

      • 🙂 I tried the copy and paste URL’s the first time and it didn’t seem to work. The way I do it (have no idea if it’s the quickest or best but it does work), is to go to Add Media, select from URL, then select video, audio etc – this will allow you to put a URL and a description and the link seems to work once it’s posted. Good luck.

  5. Congratulations for all those awards!
    Greetings from Belgium.
    Keep in touch …

  6. just sayin’…you are totally pawsome..who cares who you pass this forward to..the fact that you are here, on this internet cloud, across the globe..that is all that matters…that would be my personal opinion, and Mom’s and Dad’s…and Mom and Dad will be coming to see your continent in the next years!!!

  7. Congratulations on your well deserved awards, Susan, and thank you so much for the nomination of our blog. Little Binky and I’ll choose the award that matches most to our blog, but we’re still in doubt which one we’ll choose, but I’m sure we’ll work it out. So our work has already started here 🙂

  8. Congratulations, well deserved…. Yippii!

  9. Concatulations on all the new award bling! And Mom and I enjoyed your most interesting list of INTERESTING things about yourself because they truly ARE interesting (huh?). Anyway, bravo on the awards because we think you totally deserve every single one of them. Your blog is fab.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy (and his Mom)

  10. My word…all those awards at once…I would have freaked out.
    Are you sure the fear of the kitchen isn’t a fear of washing dishes?
    this I would understand!

    • It was all rather amazing – took a while to get over the shock. The fear of kitchens is definitely the walk there, although i do understand regarding the washing dishes, which is why I demanded a dish washer when I got married (men use everything in the kitchen to make a slice of toast!)

  11. Congratulations!! And many thanks for nominating me 🙂

  12. A warm congratulations. Have a happy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  13. Congrats! How exciting! 🙂 And dont feel bad, I’m 30 and still dont know how to boil an egg. Haha! Im not much of a cook.

  14. Congrats on your awards! 😀

  15. CON-GRAT-ULATIONS on your bling !! Yooo’s deserve it 🙂 Have a great time away, make’s sure yooo’s lock all yee windows and doors!!
    Big Hugs Mollie x

  16. Congratulations!! All very much deserved 🙂 I must say i feel so much better now…1) I’m not the only one who thinks I’m from another planet – or moon in my case – Jupiter’s icy moon Europa! We won’t make mention of the wolf part of my personality lol 😉 Don’t worry…your dad is perfectly normal and correct in his thinking!! Just like me 🙂 2) I invited my boyfriend over years ago I add hastily lol and had to call my dad up to find out how to make a cup of tea! Well…I didn’t drink the stuff then!! So we’re not so different after all 🙂 At least we can be embarrassed together now 🙂

  17. Congratulations on raking it in! You deserve it!

  18. Congratulations on all of your awards!! To add to your list, I nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award! Congratulations as it is much deserved 🙂 http://hurdlestohappiness.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/illuminating-blogger-award/

  19. Oh my goodness I have never received a award. I am a new blogger trying to fit it in between two jobs, kids and dogs. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I feel like crying I am so happy and honored.

  20. I also believe that laughter is very important! Keep laughing my friend.

  21. Thank you so much! And Congratulations to the awards!

  22. Congratulations on the awards and also for learning how to boil an egg! 🙂

  23. Thank you thank you!!
    From Kathryn & The Lonely Dogs

  24. Many, many congrats to you, dear fellow animal lover!

  25. Congratulations and so well deserved!

  26. Congrats on your awards. Your site is very deserving.

  27. Chancy and Mumsy

    Congratulations on the awards. They are very well deserved. We really enjoy your blog. Hugs and nose kisses

  28. Yeah! Yahoo! Yippee! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links.

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  30. I’m so sorry that this “thank you” is so late, but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Also, a huge congratulations to you! You SO deserve it! 🙂

  31. Oh yeah, Zurgon! My cousin’s from there, maybe they know each other!

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