Monday, January 31, 2011

An Award and Many Links.


First let me welcome four new followers of Desert Canyon Living, an international group of people, I'm happy say: Cathy from AustraliaCarmen and Alfonso from SpainCatherine from France, and Ed and Mona from the Philippines. I have enjoyed reading Ed and Mona's blog about dogs for a while and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you.

I got this Stylish Blogger Award from my friend Hopeful whose blog http://homesteadhope.blogspot.com I always enjoy reading. Thank you so much for this fabulous award!


I happily accept the award and in order to do so, I have to first link back to the person who gave me the award, which I did above. Then I must tell you seven things about myself that you may not know. I picked some less serious things and here they are:

  1. I recently read that Kim of Golden Pines is 6 ft tall. Great I thought, a fellow tall woman. I was once 6 feet tall, as well, now I think I'm about five eleven and a half. We do shrink, so it's good to be ahead of the game.
  1. I now live in the desert mountains of California, but I love the ocean and all waters. My husband and I sailed for many years and had a boat in Marina del Rey, California.
  1. I love my dogs and dogs in general, but I have a great admiration for cats. I like that they are so easy to live with and I love their calming nature as they snuggle and purr on your lap, your chest, or wherever they decide they want to be. I have lived with many cats, Sindbad was my last. He died in 2006 at the age of 18.
  1. My favorite sport as a young person was speed skating and I was pretty good at it. I also liked to ride horses.
  1. Donkeys are my favorite animals. I have never met an animal so smart, so kind, so fun, so loving, so protective, and on and on. 
  1. While I don't love to cook and I don't have that magic touch, I can make some pretty good meals, as evidenced by the chicken I so bragged about a couple of blog posts away.
  1. I love to play Scrabble, other games, solve crosswords, puzzles, and quizzes.
Now I'm supposed to share this award with 15 bloggers. What a difficult task. I decided to forward it to a few new blogger friends and some older ones that I believe I never shared an award with earlier. Some of you may have already received this award, if so just take mine without following all the above directions:

  1. nordisfotohobby.blogspot.com
  2. negerigeletschtempoit.blogspot.com
  3. gowestferalwoman.blogspot.com
  4. monirae.blogspot.com
  5. corgisinmygarden.blogspot.com
  6. http://dawn-dancingintherain.blogspot.com
  7. http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.com
  8. www.jp-homeinthehollow.com
  9. a-rural-journal.com
  10. http://gallimaufrylife.blogspot.com
  11. http://skoogfarm.blogspot.com
  12. http://itsasmalltownlife.blogspot.com
  13. http://judyscornerstore.blogspot.com
  14. http://gracieownsme.blogspot.com
  15. http://fadedroseschris.blogspot.com

24 comments:

  1. You are so right about the donkeys..:)
    Congrats on the award!

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  2. Thanks for passing this award to me. I love reading about what I don't know about blog friends. It's a great way to get to know each other better.

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  3. Wow! Speed skating and sailing! I knew about the horseback riding and how tall you are. And your love of dogs is obvious. Wish you had a few donkeys there then!

    Thanks for naming my blog! You are one of my favorites to follow and receive comments from, and I'm so glad I 'met' you. :) You named some WONDERFUL blogs so I'm very pleased to be part of that great list. There's a few there I don't already know so I'm going to go check them out. Thanks again, and congrats to you!!!

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  4. Congratulations on your award Inger! Wow speed skating,I don't think that is an easy sport to conquer! My last cat was 23 yo when we put her down.

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  5. You deserve the award, for sure! Your blog was one of the first ones I started to follow, even when I did not have one myself.

    My heart is warm with you kindness. A second time I get this award is a dangerous thing, though. I may get too full of myself... you think? Just kidding.

    I humbly thank you so very much for including my blog in your list!

    xoxo

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  6. I am so glad you were awarded this, Inger. Your blog is so down to earth and welcoming. You're like a plate of cookies on a rainy day. ;)

    Thank you also for naming my blog! I am very touched, and especially thankful to have my blogging friends. Imagine... just today I am down with the flu and all these kind people are wishing me well. I feel better already! Bless you, friend.

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  7. Thank you, dear friend, for including me on your list. It's an honor.

    Great to learn some things I didn't know about you. Hoping to learn more and more... :)

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  8. Inger you so deserve that award ~ and I enjoyed reading the things you choose to tell us about yourself ~ getting to know you better ~ Ally x

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  9. A speed skater, eh? You don't have a chance to do much of that where you live now, I bet. Do you ever go to a rink and "just skate?"

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  10. Congrats on your award. You are totally Stylish!
    I would never, in a thousand years, have guessed that you were a speed skater. I've always admired those who do that - love their muscles! But, my back aches from watching them bent over - I guess if you are in shape it doesn't hurt!!

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  11. nice to know you a little better!

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  12. So fun to learn some new things about you! I feel the same about cats too. I love my dog, but cats are just so cozy! I'm off to check out some of your links :)

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  13. Inger, that was so nice of you to share with me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!....:)JP

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  14. Congratulations on this award Inger, and thank you for passing it along to me. I did learn a lot about you from this post and I didn't know that you liked Scrabble. I play it with several people with an app on my phone... it's addicting! Hope you're having a great day...

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  15. Wow! SO much more we never knew about you!!!!
    ANd thank you:)
    hugs
    xxoo

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  16. Congratulations Inger.....so rightfully deserved!
    A speed skater eh? Well you would love the new speed skating oval we now have in Halifax....it was made to the Canada Winter Games that begin next week.
    I agree with you about donkeys. there is something very special about these creatures.

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  17. Congratulations Inger and many thanks for passing the award on to me! My favorite part is learning more about the people who "pay it forward." I share your love of animals....

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  18. Inger...you are such an interesting and complex person! Great info about you! Thanks so much for listing my blog and sharing this award with me. I do appreciate it!

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  19. Nice to learn a few more new things about you, Inger! I too, have a passion for word games.Speed skating? I can see that!

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  20. Wow, that was fun! It must be incredible to fly across the ice. Do you have any pictures you could share?

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  21. Gratulerer med prisen. Jeg takker så mye for at du husket på meg, jeg ble kjempeglad da jeg åpnet bloggen min i dag. Har ikke hørt om en slik liste. Det er hyggelig og kunne bli kjent med andre folk på denne måten. Ha en Kjempefin dag. Klem og hilsen Nordis.

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  22. If you love dogs and donkeys I feel I must follow your blog! This is my first time here so I look forward to reading more.

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  23. Congrats on the award. We seem to follow a lot of the same folks. So I'm going to join you! Please come check me out too when you get a free moment.
    I am really loving all the animal pictures on your sidebar :-)

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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