Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Awards That Make My Day!

I'm still plugging along without a home computer. It's really hard for me to keep up with Google Reader and answer all my comments, but I want you all to know that I'm reading each and every comment and hope to get back on track soon. Thanks to everyone who stops by to visit Diary of an totally make my day!

Awards from my blogging friends also make my day, and I figure it's about time I posted these.

My dear friend Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit apparently thinks my blog is fabulous! Thank you so much! I'm supposed to list 5 things I'm obsessed with, so here goes.

1. My family--I'm thankful that my husband supports my addiction to books as they're taking over our home! My bookcase of 10 years finally bit the dust yesterday, and I wasn't too pleased to find hundreds of books all over my bedroom floor when I got home after a long day at work. It probably wasn't a great idea to cram books into every nook and cranny of a bookcase that's barely standing up, but rather than point this out to me, my darling husband offered to remove the bookcase and neatly stack the billion books against the wall. He even offered to run out and buy me a replacement bookcase immediately, but I figured the poor guy had a busy day at work, too, and needed some dinner. Also, I'm thrilled my daughter takes after me, as I love to share books (and occasionally the blog) with her. One day, my billion books will be hers.

2. Books--If you're still with me after the previous long-winded paragraph, then this obsession shouldn't surprise you at all!

3. Hogan's Heroes--I own the entire series on DVD, and I watch them over and over. They make me laugh every time.

4. Writing--Even when I'm away from my many notebooks, I'm thinking about what I could be writing. If only I had more time to devote to this obsession.

5. My new nephew--The highlight of my recent trip home was meeting my little prince. When I get my new computer and can upload pics from the trip, I'll see if my sister will let me post one here. He's so cute!


Kaye from Pudgy Penguin Perusals and Wendy from Wendy's Minding Spot gave me the I Love Your Blog award. Thanks so much! I love your blogs, too!


Finally, Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit, Luanne from A Bookworm's World, Alyce from At Home With Books, Marie from The Boston Bibliophile, and Blodeuedd of Book girl of Mur-y-Castell gave me the Proximidade Award.

Here's what this award is about:

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or 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 eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."

Thanks so much! I'm honored!

It would be too hard for me to pass these awards on, as I love so many blogs. Instead, I'm going to encourage you to check out these awesome blogs. They're definitely worth your time!


Alyce said...

Congratulations on all of the awards! You are very deserving!

Serena said...

Congrats on all those awards...its about time you posted these!

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on all of your awards!

Sandy Nawrot said...

You've got it all going on, girl! You deserve each and every one of these awards.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Congrats on the awards, Anna! And I hope you find yourself with a new bookshelf and new computer soon. What a mess to find all those books on the ground!

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Anna said...

Thanks everyone! Trish, I'm hoping for the same things!

Iliana said...

You definitely have a lot of books then :) So nice of your hubby to help clean up the book disaster and you'll have to show us your new bookcase when you get it!

congrats on the awards of course - you deserve them!

Ti said...

Congrats on all of your awards.

I'm sorry your bookshelf bit the dust but now you can get a really nice one to house all those books. Maybe even upgrade to a larger one??

Marie Cloutier said...

congratulations on all your awards! :-)

Anna said...

Iliana, my husband is darling when he wants to be. LOL Seriously, I think he felt so bad when he saw the look on my face that he figured it was easier for him to clean up the books than listen to me cry and complain. ;)

Ti, I definitely need a larger one, but we don't have much space. I think it's time to downsize my book collection a bit. :(

Marie, thanks!

Ladytink_534 said...

Congrats on your awards!!!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the awards, Anna! I've been trying to get an email addy for you, but every time I try to click on "View my complete profile", I get an error message. Would you please email me at, please? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards, Anna!

My mouth hung open when I read about your bookcase literally falling apart! How special that your husband offered to replace it for you ... have your books found a new resting place yet?

Anna said...

Thanks Ladytink and Dawn!

Dawn, the bookcase was so old, we knew it needed to be replaced soon. It was actually missing a shelf, and I started stacking books on top of the books on the shelf below it. That's what did it in. Right now we're dealing with a huge increase in our health insurance costs, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to replace it. For now, the books remain neatly stacked in every corner of our bedroom. :O