Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I'm back and an Award and Two Tags!

Hi everyone! We made it back from Florida and it is so nice to be back home and in your own home surrounded by your own things. I love going away but there is something so nice about coming back to your home. I'll share more of our trip later on in the week, especially how much fun we had with our little granddaughter, Maddie but first I wanted to acknowledge this great award that I received when I was gone from both Irene from Our Piece of the World and from Kellan at On the Upside. I LOVE this award and thank you both so much. I know I have sent you guys over to both of their blogs before but if you haven't done it yet please take some time and visit them. Kellan is a gifted writer who makes me laugh when I visit her blog and Irene's blog is one that I've been visiting for a while and I just love reading about her three little girls and also seeing how good she is becoming with her camera. Thanks girls, I really appreciate this. And since I've been out of the loop for the past few days and I don't know who has already received this, I am passing this on to all my blogging friends because you all spread the love. And Fran from Frannycakes (I love her blog's name) has tagged me to tell how I met my sweetie. We met when we were both 16 years old. My girlfriends and I went to a party at a friends house whose parents were out of town, well the parents called the house and figured out there was a party going on so we all had to leave. So what did we do? We invited ourselves to the party across the street, which happened to be my sweetie's house. His brother Kevin was having a high school graduation party. And that is how we met and the funny thing is, that was in 1972 and by 1978 we were living in that same house and we lived there for 10 years. Below is a photo of the two of us in 1972.
Okay and I don't want to foget that Donna from Made in Heaven has tagged me to name five things about me. Now I am trying to think of a few different things but the mind is a bit foggy today. LOL
1)My sweetie and I and our best buddies Mike and Vickie took dancing lessons a few years ago. This was before all the Dancing with the Stars shows so I liked to think we were ahead of our time. We took lessons for about two months, lots of swing and ballroom dancing. It really was fun.

2)My sweetie and I also took cooking lessons. It was a cooking class that was all about soups and at one of the classes we made a lobster bisque with live lobsters. Our group had to hit the live lobsters on their head before we put them in boiling water and I remember the chef asking if I was okay with that (I must of had a weird expression on my face) I told him no, not really but I would let my sweetie and the other guy on our team do that part. That lobster bisque was so good.

3)I also love Jazzercise. I used to go to Jazzercise at least four times a week. I still miss those classes. I loved the music and everything about the classes. But when I hurt my back, I was afraid of hurting something. The doctor has never told me I couldn't go back, just that I would have to be careful.

4)I also used to make jewlery. Mostly necklaces and earrings. I never made anything fancy and it was pretty basic stuff but I made so much and gave alot away as gifts but there comes a point where you can only make and wear so much and now I have a jewelry box full of things I have made and don't wear very much. LOL But it is a fun hobby.

5)And tonight is my first knitting class. YEA! Someone else signed up for the class. So I have my knitting needles and yarn (that I have had since October) and I am going to learn the basics of knitting. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow. Also, has anyone else been having any problems with their spell check on blogger? Mine just doesn't seem to work and I depend on my spell check. :-) It's raining pretty hard in Cincy today but the weather is warmer then it normally is this time of year. Have a good Tuesday and I will be back doing Travel Tuesday next week! I just took a short break from Travel Tuesday with going away.


Sandi McBride said...

Welcome Home Joan...I know you had a great time, but home is always so nice to get back to, don't you think? Congratulations on your award!

photowannabe said...

I think you deserve that award, Congratulations. Welcome home and though I absolutely love to travel, home is always the best, especially since we have moved to our new house. I so love coming home to this place. Hubby and I always just say ahhhh here we are. It feels so good.

Tammy said...

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joan,

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I too love the Lord with all of my heart and I am enjoying meeting so many of you out there. I look forward to talking to you again.


Kellan said...

Welcome home!! Hope you had a great time!! You are very welcome for the award - it is my honor. I loved hearing about you and your husband - so sweet. Have fun your knitting class. See you later. Kellan

justabeachkat said...

Welcome home. There really is "no place like home".

This was a fun post to read.

Congrats on your award.


Donna said...

Hey Sweetie!! Thanks SO much for doing the meme!! Wonderful things to know about you!! My MAIN question for you is...Are you in the path of these terrible storms??? Are You OK???? Heard about the awful flooding there!!!

Donna said...

PS- My spell checker doesn't work either.."they" say they are trying to fix the problem...stay safe!! hughugs

Maria said...

Joan, I just love that story about how you and your sweetie met! That picture of you is great. Oh, and my spell checker isn't working either. I have my mom-spell checker check mine!

Karolee said...

Wow! A trip to Naples! while I've been busy play acting you have been having fun in the sun!

I'm starting my trek through your posts today to catch up on what you have been doing.