Thursday, January 21, 2010


We all have friends. Some of our friends know us pretty well. Others not so much. I Know lot's of people. I've moved around ALOT in my lifetime and I've met really fabulous people. Some I have kept in contact with and others have become "Christmas Friends". You know, those people you used to hang out with all the time and then moved away and now rarely talk to except at Christmas when you send a letter with the card telling them all about what's been going on the past year. One of the things I've learned is that things change. No matter how much you want things to stay the same, if you move, things change even more. Like your relationship with people you call friends. You may even still consider yourselves friends but the relationship changes because you are no longer physically in close proximity with each other. And, I suppose that's normal. I don't like it, but I accept it.

So having said that. I received an award from a long time friend and now also a blogger friend. She is a friend that tends to see only the good in me. Although, she has to work pretty hard sometimes to ignore my uglies! Anyhow, this is the award it is

The Lemonade Stand Award

This award is given out for bloggers that show attitude and gratitude. This award was given to corinnea' from Dee both of these ladies have great blogs and for those of you who have not been to visit them... you should! So these are the rules that come with the Award.

1. You have to put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.

2 Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.

3. Link the nominees within your post.

4 Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

There is no obligation to continue this if you'd rather not. No pressure. Just fun and sharing.

I think it's fun to get to meet new people even in blog land. I read several blogs and I don't always comment on all of them but I enjoy each and every one. I've learned through all my travels that there are so many wonderful people out there and even if I'm not moving around any more I still get to meet people through this blog environment. The best thing is... I continue to make new friends through the blog AND keep in contact with my old friends too! How fabulous is that!

Alas, I don't have 10 bloggers I can share this with. I have 4 that I would love to extend this special award to. And then there are three more that have already been taken by Ms. Chaos herself. And even with those, I am still sadly left with 8 people that I could have shared with. So. There you have it. A stunted attempt at sharing this wonderful award. Perhaps in another year or so, I will have 10 people who will read my post's off and on and comment every now and then. But until then... I'll just say my thank you to my good friend Corinnea.

Thank you.


chellebelle said...

That is really cool! good for you, I'm sure that you would be difficult to forget, good friends are ones that you can start a conversation with in 1982 and still be continuing it in 2010... no matter the distance.

corinnea said...

Dearest Joanie, I love you just the way you are, forever and ever.

Pam said...

It is so hard to maintain friends as we get older and move to different locals, and raise children, and have jobs, and..and..and.