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"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

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~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fairy Cakes and Cupcakes or Gratitude Part 2


I received this cute cupcake or is it fairycake? award from Alexandra Crocodile. I love her blog and her comments. She's clever, funny, and super smart as well! Go check out Friends and Crocodiles if you aren't already following.

And I must apologize for all flakiness with awards. I know I've gotten some I forgot to acknowledge. I know that someone else gave me cupcakes recently but I have completely blanked on who it is. I blame it on-- oh, I could blame it on a million things but today I pick-- the wedding!! As my daughter is getting married Saturday and well, you all know what that does to a mother's brain.

I award this to all of you wonderful writers/bloggers who put yourselves out and take lots of time to read blogs, write posts, comment on blogs and generally give of your time and talents to this writing community!! Please go to my sidebar and look at all those awesome blogs ("The Writers") and help yourself to some new friends. (I'm showing the most recent 25 until Monday, and after that it will go back to most recent 10.)

And grab a fairy cake while you're at it!

32 comments:

  1. Some days I don't think I deserve it!
    I blank on awards - and other things - often.

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  2. wow! congrats to the proud mama!
    i'm sure your daughter's wedding will be lovely!

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  3. Congrats on the award! I'm super flaky with awards. I try to pass them on but I know I forget loads...

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  4. Congratulations on the award and thanks for some great new links to check out.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  5. Congrats on the award and for passing on the support. Love the links!

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  6. Hope you enjoy the return-of-brain moment on Sunday. I know what weddings do to mums, yes. In fact, your moment may not come until a good few weeks later ....

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  7. Wow, a child getting married. That trumps everything, in my book. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
    Karen

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  8. I find so many great blogs via your site, Karen.

    You should start charging commission!

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  9. THanks for all the links. I now follow many great blogs.

    CD

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  10. I hope the wedding goes delightfully! Well done on your fairy cake award.

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  11. Wow! If that isn't the best excuse EVER (aside from having a baby), I don't know what is. :) Congrats! (I'm bad at keeping track, too. You're not alone.)

    Yummm, Fairy Cake!

    Love,
    Lola

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  12. Hmmm, this fairy cake is dang good. Thanks for sharing, Karen!

    Congrats on your award.

    Jai

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  13. OMG - your daughter is getting married on Saturday. Brilliant. Have a wonderful day. Can we have a post with some photos afterwards. Ohhhh what excitement... I wish her and her other half all the love and joy in the world!

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  14. Congratulations on your fairy/cupcakes. And how exciting that your daughter is getting married! I'd have my head somewhere other than blogging too, so you don't need to apologize. Have a wonderful Saturday.

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  15. A wedding this weekend??? OMG. Things must be crazy for you right now. Enjoy!

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  16. Okay, that's a great excuse! Have a great time :) and congrats on your awards.

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  17. Thanks for the link, she sounds like a lot of fun. :)

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  18. Congrats on your daughter getting married this Saturday! How exciting and stressful. Good luck!

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  19. Oooo - how exciting! I hope you have a beautiful day for the wedding! And don't worry - mother of the bride is completely forgiven anything while prepping for a wedding!

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  20. Have a great time at your daughters wedding, how exciting.

    Theres a great Irish expression about marriage

    -the only cure for love is marriage-

    I'm sure they will be the exception, congratulations to them.

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  21. I am the WORST with the awards, so I'm sure you will be forgiven. Whoever it was can always blame me. ;)

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  22. What a lovely sweet award!! Congratulations!

    and cupcakes - yum! yum!

    Take care
    x

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  23. Glad you liked it, and thanks for the kind words:) And congrats on your daughter's wedding! It must be very exciting for you!

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  24. Ooh - just found some more exciting blogs to follow from your sidebar :-)

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  25. Congrats to you and your daughter!

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  26. Thanks for all the well-wishes everyone. As you might expect I'm not doing much commenting or visiting blogs until next week but what I am doing is continuing to add to my blog roll on the sidebar. So anyone who comments here I'll make sure you are added.

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  27. HI, I came over here comment hopping from Fran's (which I love). Had no idea I was entering a veritable hall of fame. Will investigate!
    Have a great wedding. Ahhh, ours (anniversary this week) was 20 yrs ago. How the hell did that happen!!!

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  28. Congrats on your daughter's wedding! That's awesome! ;-)

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  29. It's such a beautiful time for a wedding. Congrats on your award, and thanks for passing it on. I love blogging. Have fun this Saturday! :)

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  30. Congrats on the award and on your daughter's wedding! Woo hoo - that's exciting!!!

    I keep a Word document listing the awards I've been given, who gave them to me, when, and who I awarded them to. Otherwise my scattered brain would never be able to keep track.

    Enjoy the wedding!

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  31. Congrats, Karen! I'm so not good at awards. I have like 30 backed up...and heavens,it would take me a month to blog about them and give them out! I do appreciate them and I feel bad about not giving them back.

    Have fun at the wedding1

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  32. I sometimes lose my notes on awards, or acknowledge the award and forget to pass it on. It's hard, Karen, because they seem to come in bunches.

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