Friday, November 21, 2008

Taking care of business

I've been blessed with a few awards and have a meme to do!

This one came from Bonnie of Simple Beauty. Bonnie is such a sweetie! She is originally from the states but now lives in Australia. I love hearing about her life there and must admit to being jealous of the nice weather they are enjoying when it's freezing here! I've been a blogging friend of hers for about a year now and I feel like we are old friends. Thanks Bonnie - you are pretty cool! I'm supposed to nominate 10 blogs for this award, so here goes.
Kat from Just a BeachKat, Sharon from Quiet Reflections, Sarah from Short Stop, Joanne from Blessed, Rebekah from Diagonally parked in a Parallel Universe, Perri from My Life in Bits and Pieces, Mel from There's no place like home, Jennifer from Zaankali's Adventures, Kayren from Everything's Coming up Daisies, Lyn from Rohal Call, Deb from Riding Free with Deb,


This bloggy friend award came from Linda of Growin With It. I found Linda's blog recently and am so glad I did. She is funny, honest and a little crazy and is another of my must read blogs! Thanks Linda - you are a great bloggy friend too! Here are a few more bloggy friends that I want to nominate for this award.
Mike from Rambling Stuff, Lara from Prossigo para o alvo, Jamie from Rose Cottage, Demara from Demara blog, Chelle from The World of Chelle, Jean from What's up at the Stauffers, Jennifer from I'm Having a Thought Here, Mary from Mary's Writing Nook, Nancy from In my Neck of the Woods, Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, Kae from All My Blessings, Cheryl from Cherdecor and Shelly from Dance like Nobody's Watching.
Awards are great but it's so hard to pass them on. I know I will find I missed a few of my favorites in looking over the list so please forgive me!

I was tagged for this fun easy Meme by Lara of Prossigo para o alvo. I have to "open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that."
The closest book to me is Fresh Faith by Jim Cymbala

"But the Bible says in Genesis 39:2 that "the Lord was with Joseph". Somehow, standing there on the block in the Egyptian slave market, Joseph ends up being purchased by Potiphar, a man of prestige and wealth."

I'm going to break the rules and not tag anyone, but if you want an easy meme to do, consider yourself tagged!

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Terri said...

Cool meme - I'll do this one!

Mariel said...

Congratulations, Mari, on our awards! You definately deserve are such a blessing!

I love this cool meme...I am off to do it, too! :)

Mariel said...

oops...YOUR awards. heehee! sorry for the typo!

mel said...

Many thanks!! The conference was truly four of the best days of my life so far -- and I know that there is much work to be done. But before we begin with the tasks, we pray and wait for the Lord's direction. Pray with us....

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Congratulations on your awards and meme's, I see some cute and different ones listed :). 5 days in a row off for you must almost be a vacation in paradise, I hope you have a wonderful time!

Have a great weekend!
Kathi :)

justabeachkat said...

Thanks so much Mari for such a sweet and beautiful award! I'm touched you thought of me.

I hope you're enjoying your time off. did a great job organizing your spare room. What a difference.


Sandra said...

Congratulations on the awards Mari, you deserve them :)

And thank you so much for passing one on to me, it means the world :)

Pat said...

You deserve these awards and more. Is there a "faithful" award? If so, you also deserve that one!
My bible is right next to me, so I'm going to see what's on page 56 - I have a feeling it will be something about Moses!

Growin' with it! said...

who you callin' a "little crazy"...i was thinking more a whole LOTTA crazy. bwhahah!

know what i love about awards? how they get passed on and so i get to poke around at new ones and find new bloggy friends. it's endless and it's wonderful!!!

Cherdecor said...

Congratulations, Mari, on your awards! You are a great blogger and you do have a cool blog. Also, thank you for the bloggy friend award. I do consider you one of my best!

Nancy said...

Nice awards Mari, and thanks for passing one on to me... I got the open book one to do too..

Anonymous said...

Oh Mari, how sweet that you thought of me, thank you I love it!!
I also love your clean spare room great job!! Thanks again:)

Rebekah said...

Thank You! I think your cool too. Off all the blogs I follow, You are among the few that I would like to meet someday.

Happy early Thanksgiving!

jenniferw said...

Why thank you, my friend! What a great honor! I have been meaning to add you to my blogroll and today I will make sure that gets done.

I'm not going to do the meme as such, but I will write here what I found at the prescribed place in the nearest book to me, that being The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson:

How martial is this place!
Had I a mighty gun
I think I'd shoot the human race
And then to glory run!

LOL! You asked for it ...

Mike Golch said...

Mari,thank you for the award.

Joanne said...

Thanks Mari!

You and your sisters are some of my favorite bloggy buds out there. You are always such an encouragement to me. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't see your pretty face attached to a comment on my blog.

I'd probably need counseling!

Lynn said...

awww...thanks Mari! Your blog is one of my favorites too.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Congratulations, Mari, and thank you. I was just catching up on my reading and saw this. When I wasn't posting during the move I didn't even get on the computer to read blogs. I was just too busy!