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Archive for February, 2008

What is Love

Posted by cotojo on February 28, 2008

Love is:

Love is acceptance without exceptions

It is boundaries without limitations

It is an exact measure of an imprecise proportion

It is something pure and delicate

It is losing your self inside one another

Without asking questions or questioning who, what and where

It is all these things and nothing else

But a little more of what you have inside to give

It is giving without anticipation of receiving

It is selfless and helpless

It is vulnerable to impartiality

It is safety and security when everything else around is falling apart

It is making time when there is no time

For each other, for yourselves

It is never really being alone

Just always being

It is together

No rules, no gimmicks, it’s sink or swim

Love has its own life that outlives the ones who love

It is undying, destined to outlast even Romeo and Juliet

It is an everlasting love that lives on and on

Creating new life on its own

Love is creation

It is all around

Love is being a care giver

To the one whom cries out in distress

For the love desired

To fill an empty space

Love is all these things

But if you must ask 

Then surely you need to find out for yourself

Because this definition of love is tied to that which defines

What love is

Love Is Us  

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Kim’s Win a Free Portrait for Christmas Winner

Posted by cotojo on February 26, 2008

I was the winner of Kim’s Win a Free Portrait for Christmas Competition # 2 over at Laketrees

The subject that I chose was my daughter Laura.  Kim painted this from an A4 photograph that I supplied.  Kim has been suffering from a frozen shoulder, so this is truly remarkable and the likeness is perfect.

My DaughterMy daughter

What makes this all the more special is that I found out on my birthday just before Christmas, that I had won this awesome and amazing competition.  The photograph used was taken on my daughter’s 15th Birthday in early January. 

 If you want to see a larger image of the portrait, head on over to Kim at laketrees and click on the image.

Thank you so very much Kim, it is an amazing painting and perfect in detail.

Related Posts:
Win a Free Portrait for Christmas
Kim’s Christmas Competition

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Knowing Me, Knowing You

Posted by cotojo on February 26, 2008

I was tagged to do this meme by my friend Michelle of Rusin Roundup… It goes on forever and ever and ever and….


Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? You want me to work as well?

2. What color are your socks right now? You want me to wear socks as well?!

3. What are you listening to right now? Ringing in my ears!

4. What was the last thing that you ate? Would you believe food?

5. Can you drive a stick shift? I can drive anything, people up the wall normally LOL

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Multi-colored

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? The talking clock, that was really exciting

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? But of course, and get to know so much about others through memememememememes

9. Favorite drink? If you’re paying make it  a very large rye whiskey

10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Archery, but it also depends upon who the target is

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? What hair?

12. Pets? Dead Mouse

13. Favorite food? Whatever I can find in the bins, it’s a hard life you know!

14. Last movie you watched? OMG they were hand cranked B&W Laurel & Hardy

15. Favorite Day of the year? SuMoTuWeThFrSaday….is that a day? Oh good.

16. What do you do to vent anger? Stock up on happy pills

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? We didn’t have toys, what are they?

18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? I suppose when I fall I spring back up so it has to be both. 

19. Hugs or kisses? Who’s offering LOL

20. What kind of pie? Mud pie on the faces of unwelcome visitors

21. Do you want your friends to email you back? email what back?

22. Who is most likely to respond? respond to what?

23. Who is least likely to respond? See above!

24. Living arrangements? I breathe and I think so I guess I’m living

25. When was the last time you cried? When I peeled the onions

26. What is on the floor of your closet? What closet?  I just leave a trail behind me

27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? ooooooooooh I’ll have to see if I can find  a friend and quick!

28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? See above, can’t you read?

29. Favorite smell? Well it ain’t cow dung!

30. What inspires you? Yawning…it inspires me to go back to bed

31. What are you afraid of? Waking up dead

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? I get a choice? Wow must be my birthday

33. Favorite car? One that goes where I want it to

34. Favorite cat breed? Is a dead mouse a cat? No? Damn!

35. Number of keys on your key ring? They won’t ley me have keys, I might escape

36. How many years at your current job? Years? Job? You taking the p now!

37. Favorite day of the week? SuMoTuWeThFrSaday

38. How many provinces have you lived in? Try cages and dungeons! 

39. How many countries have you been to? I ran out of fingers so I can’t add them up

I am going to tag:

Chuck – Bluedreamer – Francine – Stacey – Kylee – Hye

As always, you do not have to participate, the choice is yours.

Related Posts: meme after meme after meme
                              About me meme
                             The 10 Question Interview

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Much of a Muchness Celebrates

Posted by cotojo on February 23, 2008

Your blog brings sunshine to my day

My friend Diane from Much of a Muchness celebrated her first blog Birthday on the 23rd February.  In honor of this achievement she created this beautiful award and passed it out to a wonderful list of blogging companions which you can see here.

To be included in such illustrious company is very humbling and a great honor indeed. Thank you Diane for this wonderful award and for including me in your superb list of bloggers. 

Related entry: My Awards

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More Awards – Thank You All

Posted by cotojo on February 22, 2008

Toadally Awesome AwardWow……I got me some more awards….the ‘You Are Toadally Awesome’ Award from my dear friend Lilyruth over at Lilyruth’s “This and that friendly cottage”

Thank you so very much for honoring me with this my dear friend, it is a great honor.  

This award was created by my friend  Kim over at PurpleFrogCat who awarded it to me previously here.

Friendship Award
Amazing Award

The ‘Friendship is a light in the darkness’ and ‘Amazing Award’ came from my dear friend Angelbaby over at Your Caring Angels

Thank you Angelbaby for including me in your list of recipients.



Now it is my turn to hand out these awards so I will give them to the following:
LisaJesseTheCatRennyBA – JosEv NucciMichellePaulaJoyPolliwogs PondJeremyChristySandeeMimi DianeBobbyZubli – DavidRamonMauroRenato

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