November 26, 2010

Friday Meme, Weekend Challenge and An Amazing Award

How was every one's Thanksgiving?  Are you having the same feelings as me.....wishing that I hadn't taken that extra piece of pie?   What are your plans for today?  Some of you may be shopping for those great bargains or maybe going to the gym to work out after having such a big meal............

Me.....well my plans are not as stressful.  I plan on getting comfy, grabbing my coffee and start reading for the Thankfully Reading Weekend.  I plan on spending less time on the computer today, but when I need a break from reading I will be doing a little blog hopping.  Whatever your plans are today, have fun!! 

Hosted by Java from Never Growing Old
From Java's blog:
Are you a blogger over 40? Yeah, welcome to the club!
Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow bloggers!!
Every week Java selects one blog via to be showcased and................
WooHoo!!!  My blog was chosen!!!!

Hosted by Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves, Candace from Beth Fish Reads and Jen from Devourer of Books
From Jenn's Bookshelves:
  Last Thanksgiving, Candace from Beth Fish Reads, Jen from Devourer of Books & I unveiled Thankfully Reading, an excuse to do an obscene amount of reading over the long Thanksgiving weekend. I’m excited to announce that we’ll be doing the event again this year!
Here are the details:
  There are no rules to the weekend, we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for 2010. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit. If you think you can join in, grab the button and sign on to Mr. Linky. If you don’t have a blog, use the comments!
  During the weekend, come back and link any Thankfully Reading Weekend posts to the Mr. Linky we’ll put up here on Friday, November 26. Feel free to link as many posts as you’d like. On Sunday will put up another Mr. Linky for your wrap-up post.
  We’ll also be checking in on Twitter using hashtag #thankfulreading. Join in for the weekend or for only a single day. No rules, no pressure!
  This year, we will be doing some fun Thankfully Reading mini-challenges over the weekend. Be sure to check back Thanksgiving weekend for more details!
I hope to put a small dent into my pile, but it never seems to fail, every time I sign up, real life interferes. So we shall see how much I get accomplished. I will be on the computer when I need a short break, so if you don't hear from me, you know what I am doing!! Good Luck for all those that are participating, and for those who want to join in, here is all the info:
I will post over the weekend to let you know if I make any progress.

An Amazing Award!!!
  I am sure you feel the same way, but I am still truly amazed at the how many nice people I have met this past year and the friendships that have formed.  For those new followers, a little history.  Last year around this time I stumbled onto a book blog, never knowing this world existed, and wanting to participate because it looked like so much fun with the challenges, memes, and even the sounds of friendship from the comments I would read.  I got the courage to email a blogger to ask how do I start.  Poor Vicki from Reading At The Beach, she was the lucky one lol.  But she told me  "don't be afraid to ask questions of any book bloggers, because book bloggers were the nicest bloggers in bloggyland".  And how right she was.  To this day, she still answers my questions.
  Well, history has repeated itself.  Not too long ago I received the sweetest note from Joann at Joann's Best.  Her email reminded me of the one I had sent Vicki.  Yesterday morning I checked my email and this was waiting for me with these words "I  made this just for you!  Its an award for your blog! Thanks for everything."

I can't believe she took the time to do this for me!!!  Isn't it beautiful!!!  All because I answered some questions.  Not only are book bloggers the nicest, they have the biggest hearts!!!  Thank you so much Joann!!!!  You don't know how much this means to me!!!  And if you haven't been by Joann's place, please stop by, say hi, introduce yourself and welcome her into the community,  the community as Vicki said, "the nicest there is".


bermudaonion said...

Have fun reading this weekend. We have company and will probably be watching football today. Congratulations on your award!

Carol said...

Wow! Think I need a cup of tea to catch up with all your news!

Congrats on being chosen blog over at Java's blog Never growing old.

Congrats on your award. You deserve it!

For the rest of today I plan to get offline(have been here way too long today with a bit of shopping), do some reading, look after my youngest who has a nasty virus similiar to croup, some real food shopping later, and try to warm up (we are expecting snow and it is cold)

enjoy ur weekend!


Beth F said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're joining in the fun of Thankfully Reading. And I so happy you signed up for What's in a Name! Hope you like the categories.

Jodi said...

Congratulations on being featured on the Never Growing Old blog hop!

I am a new follower of yours ~ please feel free to stop by and follow back when you get a chance.

Have a great day.


Nise' said...

Congrats on another well deserved award!

I am planning to participate in the Thankfully Reading Weekend too.

Helen Pigott said...

Being in the UK I didn't celebrate Thanksgiving but I am pleased to see you had a good time. I love your new button that Java made, it must have been exciting to find you had been selected! Your blog is truly beautiful, the colours are definately my kind. If you have time please pop over and see me at my blog.
I look forward to getting to know you better

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award from the Over 40 hop! You deserve it. Thanks for the link for the Thankfully Reading Weekend. I am going to link up to that too. Have a great weekend.
Blog Hopping?

Carol E Wyer said...

I love fellow bookworms and am your latest follower. Congrats on the recent accolades too....looking through this blog I can see you deserved them well done.

Julie P said...

Totally deserving, Cheryl! And good luck on your readathon this weekend. Hopefully you can put a dent in your TBR stack....

Gigi Ann said...

Taking a little break from reading. Gotta go, and get my nose back in the book.

XmasDolly said...

So how was your turkey day? How's was great. Good food & good company. We went by my little bro's house as usual. I took a few pics there on my facebook if you wanna see. I stopped by your friend that gave you the awesome award. Too cool there sis! CONGRATS! ANDDDDDD I VOTED YESTERDAY AND TODAY! WOO HOO - I REMEMBERED! AREN'T YA PROUD OF ME? ROFL COME ON PEOPLE VOTE FOR MY BUDDY HERE - RIGHT COLUMN BLACK LIPS! hehehehe

Unknown said...

congrats! Busy day for me today. I cleaned the house, started the laundry, trimmed the tree, baked cookies. Good thing I didn't have to work!! & I finished a book. How are you doing with your Thankfully reading?

Sofa King said...

Okay Dave and I both voted today - talk to ya tomorrow! Goodnight.... hugs, Dolly