Thursday, October 2, 2008

Awards, A Giveaway, Brenda's Photo Challenge and Walking

Okay I have been a bad bloggy friend in saying thank you for these wonderful awards I have been given the past few weeks and I feel bad because I really do appreciate them all but sometimes I get so busy I forget to post them and so it goes with these great awards. This first one is from Kat at Just a Beach Kat. Here are the rules of this award:

Characteristics for the Smile Award:
Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human)
Must love one another
Must make mistakes
Must learn from others
Must be a positive contributor to blog world
Must love life
Must love kids

Okay that sounds like all of my bloggy friends so I am passing this wonderful award on to all of you. Thanks Kat for thinking that I am any of these things.

This next award is from Celeste at Lea Rea Rose. Thanks Celeste for this wonderful award. If you have never been to visit Celeste, please go over now and see her. She has a wonderful blog and she is so creative.
And this last award is from my Norwegian bloggy friend Lille Meg. I think you are the sweet one Lille Meg. Thanks so much and I am giving all of these great awards to all of my bloggy friends.
Now for some bloggy news. First hop on over to Donna's at Cottage Days and Journeys and enter her giveaway, it's a good one. And then hop on over to Brenda's Photo Challenge and sign up for the "YELLOW" challenge this week. Hey, I think I forgot to sign up. LOL I'll be right over. Do you know what's really cool about these challenges? I find myself looking at things I probably wouldn't give a second look at as I go through my day. Do you know how many things are yellow in this world? I didn't until I started looking around for the photo challenge. So even if you have never done a photo challenge before just sign up, it's always fun.
I've been walking alot at my beautiful park on the Ohio River lately in an effort to get my triglycerides down when I am tested again in two months. The doctor said that walking is the one the best ways to get it down. So here are some photos as I go about my morning walks. It feels like Fall every morning when I go for my walk. Our leaves are not as colorful as usual but this park is a wonderful place to walk and I am so grateful that it is just a few minutes from my home. That's it for me tonight, I am off to watch the debate and to also flip the channel to HGTV and watch Cindy from My Romantic Home on Rate My Space tonight. Have a good one!


Donna said...

What a lovely walk! Walking is sooooo good for you!

Congrats on all of the great awards. You deserve them!

And, thanks for plugging my giveaway! Extra entry for you, my dear! Hahaha!!!!

Brenda said...

Wow! Love that walk! Congrats on your awards too!

I love that everyone is enjoying the photo challenge and that we're all learning from each other.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I soooo love photos so you can imagine how much I enjoy popping by your blog!!
I am doing th photo cahllenge and actually am organised and have pic's ready to roll:)

Karen M said...

Congrats on the awards! Great pictures. I know exactly what you mean about the photo challenges. They do keep me thinking in a different light and make me aware of things I'd miss.

Karen said...

I love walk photos. They are so relaxing somehow. I feel out of the loop on the photo challenges. I enjoy them for the same reasons. It keeps my eyes open to details around me.

Lille meg said...

Thank you for this wonderful award. I will pass it on to my blog.
You deserve all this awards you've got.
I love your blog.