Monday, November 2, 2009

Thank You, Janet of Meatless Mama

It has been a chaotic week, to say the least. It began with the idea of re-doing the upstairs, with the exception of my daughter's room and the bathroom. I only wanted to repaint the two bedrooms, one of which was the computer/ storage/ packing room, which became a total mess after my oldest son moved out. I want to totally redo the bedroom, and transform the computer room into a spare bedroom for the grandbabies, as Ashley is due shortly and Nicole soon after! It started with peeling off wallpaper (thanks mom and Mandy for all your help!) to sanding and stripping the beat-up pine flooring, and now everything that was in the computer room and the larger bedroom is packed and squirreled away and I know where nothing is. Bob is coming tomorrow to do the painting, and I have weeks of sorting and moving and weeding out ahead of me, and amongst all of this, I received a phone call with devastating news about a friend from the preschool I taught at.

Thus I have been away from the computer, as it's been mostly unplugged... although I am grateful to my daughter for the use of her laptop for quick check-ups now and then! When I finally got my computer hooked back up and on today, I had a note in my email from darling Janet of Meatless Mama... please view her scrumptious recipes and very informative blog at

I am grateful to be one of her chosen six for the Friendship Award. It was such an unexpected gift, to have a trying week, and to come on and find her little note to stop in to her blog! THANK YOU for brightening my November, Janet! I will now gladly choose another 6 charming blogs to bestow this award upon!

The rules of this award-

This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming.

These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.

They are not interested in 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 six bloggers who must choose six more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.

I will pass this award to six blogs that I find exceedingly charming...
~Crista and her photogenic blog

~Leslie and her beeyotiful blog

~Tina's herbal blog

~Lemon Verbena Lady's lovely blog

~Kristi's sweet blog

~La Tea Dah's wonderful blog http;//

Now see what you've helped do, Janet?! One random act of kindness will lead to many others now! Thank you, Janet, and thank you to everyone who reads all the wonderful variety of blogs created by an even more lovely variety of bloggers! Blessings from Laura of Wildenblue Farm


  1. Thankyou for such kind words, Laura, you are very sweet!
    I do not envy you peeling wallpaper- what a job! But it must be exciting getting ready for grandbabies.

  2. Hi Janet... Yes, I'm glad the wallpaper peel-off is over! The walls are now freshly painted and tomorrow I hope to start oiling the floors... I LOVE that part and cannot wait to get started! I sure hope to have the rooms in order in time, as the floors must set for about a week or ten days!

  3. Thank you for the award, Laura! Pondering, pondering...

  4. Oh, you're very welcome, Tina. Thank YOU for publishing such a wonderfully informative and very interesting blog! Ponder at will!

  5. Wow Laura thank you so much...I have been so busy as of late that I haven't been on the computer that much. But I managed today to get out for a lovely walk and filled my soul with my passion of photography and nature. I then saw your lovely touched me deeply thank you you put a smile on my face :)


  6. You're welcome, Crista! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day and got a chance to be outside doing what you love! Keep coming with those lovely photographs!

  7. Your mission is fulfilled! I have passed on the Friendship Award. Thanks for your friendship, Laura. xoxo Nancy

  8. Oh Nancy... How wonderful of you! You're kindly welcome, and I thank you! xox ~Laura

  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Laura!

  10. Thank you for thinking of us Nancy! And the same to you and yours! Life is BUSY... we have been blessed with two new grandbabies this past week; one last Wednesday and one Sunday. I hope to FINALLY update my blog this evening in between everything else! Thank you again!!! xox ~Laura