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Tag and Award Time

Posted by cotojo on March 5, 2008

Ok it’s tag time again….just for a change, and an award just for something a bit different 😉

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“Your friend is your need answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger,
and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not me “nay” in­
your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay”.
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires,
all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber is clearer from me plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of his own mystery is not love
but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.
And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide,
let him know the flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
Far in the dew of little things the heart finds its moming and is refreshed.”
– Walt Whitman – LEAVES OFF GRASS

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In keeping with this meme I will tag the following victims nice bloggers named at the bottom

Remember, participation is NOT essential, it is YOUR choice.


In keeping with the theme, my sweet friend Chuck from Foster Me Up  and my friend Milton of Bluedreamer’s Top 5 also honored my humble blog with this wonderful award.  What a wonderful award. Thank you Chuck and Milton very much – I am humbled and honored. Here’s the award:

Friendship Award

I pass these on to the following friends: AngelBaby, Ann Clemmons, Billy Warhol, Catsy, Christy, Claudette, Colorado Baby, Coolingstar9, Cris Zimmerman, Ev Nucci, Francine, HannaHye, Jay, Jesie, Jess, Jon, Jos, Joy, Kim -laketrees, Kim – PurpleFrog, KyleeLena, Mary Ann, Maryt/theteach, MAX, Rolando, Sandee, Shoshana, Stacey, Tammy

Anyone else who wants to grab either or both please do so, just leave a comment 🙂

Thank you all so very much for your visits, your comments and your support

Related page: Awards Received

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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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Catching Up Again

Posted by cotojo on February 22, 2008

Excellent Blog AwardWow….I am very humbled with yet another award,  and also playing catch up!

My dear friend Stacey from Real World Mom has honored my blog with the Excellent Blog Award.  I also received this award from my wonderful friend Sandee of Comedy Plus some time ago but did not get around to posting it 😦

So now I am catching up.  The rules state that after receiving the Excellent Blog Award, you must pass it on to 10 more excellent bloggers.

As I have received this award twice I will pass it out to 20….10 for each’s not cheating is it!

So here are my twenty victims excellent bloggers (do pay them a visit):

Lena from Smile! Tomorrow Could Be A Lot Worse
Norm from Yesterday, Today n Tomorrow
Chris from Living Well
Lunes from Bijoux and Banter
Tammy fromMom Knows Everything
Max from MAX
Chuck from Foster Me Up
Milton from Bluedreamer Paradise
Hanna from Love, Poetry & Art
Debbie Dolphin from New England Lighthouse Treasures

Kim from PurpleFrogCat
Hanna from Hanna’s Love Poetry and Art
Marzie from Mariuca
Adrian from First Time Dad
Rolando from Rolando’s Quiet Space
Sandy from Writing In Faith
Joy from Everyday Life
Carol from My View of ‘It’
Mary Ann from Maryannaville
Jesie from Jesie Blog Journey

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Should I Rename This The Awards Blog

Posted by cotojo on February 21, 2008

I’d like to thank Chris of Living Well for giving me the Winning Attitude Award.

If you haven’t checked out Chris’s blog, I suggest you do. She is a warm, welcoming person, always has interesting posts, and everything that makes a winning attitude. Thanks again Chris for the award!

This award was created by Mel at Monday Morning Power. Here is his description of the award:“I have always wanted to create and give out my own award. So after much thought I have decided to create the “WINNING ATTITUDE AWARD.” This award seems like a natural given what my site is all about. This award is based on positive thinking and is meant for those blogs who base their existence, in part or in whole, on Positive Winning Attitudes.”

Wow…my wonderful friend Lena fom Smile! Tomorrow Could Be A Lot Worse has been most kind and awarded my humble blog with this beautiful Giant Bear Hug Award……Thank You so very much Lena, it is a great honor and very humbling to receive any award and each one is special :).


I got this pixie dust pin from my pretty friend Norm  from Yesterday, Today n Tomorrow.
Thank you my dear friend for thinking of my humble blog.

Valentines Day is observed all over the world on the 14th day of February with great excitement and enthusiasm. It is the traditional day on which lovers or couples express their love for each other by giving and receiving valentine’s cards, flowers, chocolates gifts, and other personalized gifts.

A time to express our gratitude, deepest feelings to the person who are integral part of our lives by treating them in the most romantic way during Valentines day. It is about overwhelming our love ones with our undying passion, our never ending desire and our true commitment.

According to the romantic legend, day of hearts originated from St. Valentine, a kind hearted Roman priest who solemnized the marriages of young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II and was martyred then beheaded and died on the 14th day of February.

That’s why on this glorious day, people find the strength, the courage, the power to share their feelings of love and care to the person who awaits to hear those resonant sounds flowing from their open heart. So, color your world on this magnificent day.


Thank you so much Norm for this 2008 contract and now my turn to pass this contract to all of my blogging buddies.
You all know who you are so just pick this up and leave a comment 🙂
And here’s the contract!
After serious and cautious consideration…your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2008! It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!

My Wish for You in 2008

May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had forget your home address! In simple words …May 2008 be the best year of your life!

********************Last but not least, I was also joint winner of Santa’s Blog of The Day along with Sandee from Comedy Plus

I am absolutely astounded to win this award again, having won it four times in January and also winning Santa’s Blog of the Month.
Santa's Blog of The Day
Many thanks to all who voted for me and a special thank you to whoever nominated me.
Now, don’t forget  you can go to Santa’s Blog of The Day and nominate YOUR favorite blog as well as vote for those nominated each day.

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Another Award from Kim

Posted by cotojo on February 7, 2008

My dear friend Kim of purplefrogcat celebrated her 200th post with the ‘You Light Up My Day’ Award and passed it on to a list of only 5 bloggers.  I am very honored and humbled to be included among this select number….Thank You Kim.

You Light Up My Life Kim wrote this:

“This is my 200th post! On this posting, I will be giving 5 awards out to the flies who “light up my day” the most around here in the blog world..It is hard to hand out just 5 awards when there are so many flies I consider friends…You may hand this award out to 5 of your favorite flies around the blog world…”
    The 5 recipients were:
  1. Santa
  2. Blog Elf
  3. Shinade
  4. Maunie James
  5. Colin

Now I can pass this on to 5 flies bloggers that I consider friends…….oh boy is this going to be tough or what as I know soooooo many people LOL

So I will pass this to:

1. LisaLife is Just Around The Corner 
2. Kim – laketrees
3. SueBlogging Sueblimely
4. RennyBA – RennyBA’s Terella
5. Jos – NoDirectOn

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