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Thursday, 1 January 2009

Another Award, Another Birthday, and Another New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year everyone. How did you spend your New Year's Eve? Hubby & I spent the evening with our sons Jeff and Jordan, playing Monopoly. Jordan won of course, as he usually does! We are having a blizzard today so we will be spending the day cooped up all cozy and pray that the power doesn't go out. We could get up to 40 cm. of the white stuff with exceedingly high winds! Yuck!!

With the New Year, comes another birthday!
.....Yes, I'm a New Year's baby. I was supposed to be born on Christmas Day and after waiting a week, my mother decided it was time to get things rolling, so she took a dose of castor oil. Lo and behold, I finally made my appearance on New Years Day; and that's ALL I'm telling you!

Yesterday I visited Suzann's blog at Lavender and Roses at and was pleasantly surprised to find that she had won an award and she had graciously passed it on to me. Still new to blogging, I'm always surprised and honoured that someone would want to bless me with an award.
To accept this award, I must mention who I received the award from and link back to her. Then I am to write the following into my post:

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."

I find this award very complimentary and I feel blessed to have had it bestowed upon me. What a wonderful birthday present! Thank you Suzann!

I would like to bless the following eight bloggers with this award:

Charlotte from Charlotte's Weblog -
Judith from Judith's Quiet Moments -
Jenni from Nest to Keep -
Rachel from A Romantic Porch-
Debra from Glory Feathers, Starlight, and, Roses-
Wendy from Pink Slippers-
Dolly from From My Cherry Heart-
Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless you as you begin 2009 with Him!


  1. Happy Birthday Sandi...may this year be filled with joy!
    .....and many more blogging awards!

  2. Firstly - Happy Birthday to you and hope that you've had a wonderful day?
    Secondly - thank you for the award which has brightened my New Years day no end. To think of me was extremely kind of you.

    Take care, lots of love Judith

  3. Happy New Year! And Happy Birthday!

    And what a surprise to see my name on your award list! Thanks for such a sweet honor!

  4. Hi Sandi,
    Happy Birthday! Happy New Year too!Congrats on the awards-pretty impressive for a new blogger! Is'nt this a good old fashioned storm. Yesterday I was out in shoes and today I can't see out the window hardly.Take heart Sandi it will soon be spring!
    Take care,

  5. Happy Birthday!! I hope that you had a very nice one. Thank-you for stopping by what a nice surprise.
    Happy New Year and Happy Birthday,

  6. Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, & thank you so very much for the blogging award. I am blessed & honored to be given such an award by you. May you be blessed above & beyond all you can ask or imagine. Blessings,
    Debbie Howard

  7. Hi Sandi..
    Happy Birthday dear Sistah!!
    (((Hugz))) and a Happy New year of 2009. We are both January Babes, mine is on the 10th. The best is yet to come!!!

    Hugz Lorie

  8. Happy Birthday! Having a birthday on New Years Day makes it a double Happy day.
    I know how you feel about taking your son to the airport. We took both of our kids to airports and saw them drive off many times knowing we would not see them for quite a while. We are so thankful they both live close to us now. Now every Christmas we say we're glad we don't have to go to the airport.
    Thank you so much for the award. It was so sweet of you to give it to me.
    Have a great week.

  9. Happy New Year, Sandi, and happy belated birthday! I spent New Year's much the same way you did - under the same pile of snow from the same snow system! It was pretty quiet, and I sorely wished I had someone to play a game of Scrabble with. Sadly, I am the only one who likes it!!

    Have a great week,

  10. Hi Sandi~
    Well, first things first~ Happy Birthday! I hope it was a wonderful one for you! :) And wow, thank you so very much for the blog award! I feel so touched and honored! I will be sure to pass this on! :) Have a great night!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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