Monday, August 6, 2007

Oh me, oh my, another award, thanks KC!

“As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello - all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship.”

KC over at Mindless Chatter Of A Busy Mom gave me this award today! I am thrilled and amazed and tickled pink! Thanks KC! I do enjoy meeting new bloggers and I do I hope I make people smile with my not so terribly exciting life. I started blogging as a journal for my grand kids but it has turned into more then that with the wonderful people that I have met here in Bloggityville! I have found people to be kind and encouraging when I am going through hard times and fun and hilarious so that I get a good laugh which is medicine to my soul! :0) I feel I have found some true kindred spirits! Thanks again KC, you were one of my very first blogging friends and I still love your posts about your family and life!!

It is raining here today. We need it so I am not complaining. It is Husbands birthday but we celebrated on Saturday at the lake so I am not going to make another cake. I think he liked all of the gifts he got which were mostly new clothes for work and a new safety helmet to wear while working with the chainsaw. This is D trying on Grampies helmet.
We had a GREAT time at the lake this weekend. On Sunday after church we had 17 children there not counting their parents! I spent a lot of time counting heads in the water but most everyone wore a life jacket so that helped. I even went in even though getting into a bathing suit is one of my worst nightmares especially with lots of people around but I didn't want to miss out on anything. I wish I had counted the number of hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken legs we served along with salads, chips and all the other yummy camp food.

Someone recently asked me about my cottage so I will post a few pictures. Now keep in mind that your camp is where you put things that you wouldn't put in your house! lol! I was really into applique for awhile so did quite a few wall hangings for the cottage as you will see......

This picture of a moose and her calf my husband took while out on a woods road further up north. Of course you have to have the obligatory wildlife bedspread and curtains.
We love our cottage. We have had many, many happy times there with our family, youth groups, friends and senior citizen groups. Our sons friends have practically grown up there with us as we used to spend almost every weekend there, summer and winter. It isn't very big and code won't let us enlarge it but it has two small bedrooms, kitchen, living room, one full bath down in the basement and a half bath on the main floor and a family room in the daylight walkout basement with two couches that fold out into beds. We spend most of the time outside when we are there anyway so don't really need more room but it would have been nice it they had let us put a second story on like we wanted and then we could have opened the whole main floor up into a bigger living room/kitchen combo.

The farrier was here today and checked Buddy's feet. He wants me to leave the pads off at night and keep his stall bedded really thick (which I am already doing). During the day he wants the pads back on with betadine soaked gauze pads in between the hoof and the pad as he is getting some soggy hoof issues and this will help dry them out a bit. He trimmed him up as you will see.

This left foot is the worst one and the one that had the tiny beginnings of an abscess so it is more sore then the other foot.

He felt there was some good growth and no new abscesses that they can get with this laminitis so that was encouraging. The sole is still soft and very tender and that is a concern of course but we are hoping that will toughen up. We go back for more x-rays in three weeks and if all looks good will put some shoes on with pads. Like I always say we aren't out of the woods yet but at this point we are still encouraged with his progress. Our farrier is wonderful and I trust his judgement completely and he and our vet work together on this so between the two I feel Buddy is getting excellent care. :0)

I start jury duty tomorrow so don't know how much blogging time I will be getting when I am home so don't think that I have fallen off the face of the earth!

Thanks again KC for the award and now I will pass it on to: Suzy at Suzy's Bloomers!


Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Congrats on the award!

I love the cottage...rustic is my favorite!

Good luck at jury duty.

Susie said...

Your cottage looks like it is warm and very inviting!!
Glad the party was a big success.
Congrats on your schmoozing award. Off to check out another Suzy!!

the moose buyer said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE the Moose spread but then I love everything Moose including the picture. I also love the cottage but then it's summer when everything in Maine is wonderful to see.

Congratulations on the award.

palmtreefanatic said...

I am so Bad at passing my awards on but had I given it to any one person it would be YOU! You are so much fun! SO deserving!

Your cottage is awesome!

Joan said...

Congrats on the certainly is well deserved.

Your cottage looks and sounds absolutely lovely. Sometimes we talk about how nice it would be to have a vacation home somewhere in the mountains...and near a lake of course!

Have "fun" on jury duty. I'm sure you'll have lots of stories to tell us. Do they have a call-in service or do you have to report in person for several days? Here we have a call-in service for one week. If, when you call, you are told to report to the courthouse, you go in for one day. If you are still in the jury assembly room at the end of that day, you are then free from jury duty for 12 months!

KC said...

Your welcome you really do deserve this award.
Happy birthday to your DH, D looks so cute in the helmet.
I love your cottage.
and what wonderful pictures of buddy. I'm so glad he is getting better.

Suzy said...

Your cottage looks so homey and comfy...What a great place to spend time relaxing with family!

Thanks again for the award. I was stunned when I saw my name on your post!!!

Janey Loree said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the awards!!! I have come to invite you to BLOG VILLAGE. Even though it is a Top100 site, it has a small village feel and is a great place.

When you are through having fun with jury duty, there is a link on any of my blogs for you to check out BLOG VILLAGE.

I am thankful that Buddy is getting better!

PEA said...

Well hello you schmoozer you! hehe Congratulations on getting the award, very well deserved:-) Isn't it just amazing the friendships we've made through our blogs...I'm just SO glad we met!! Can I move into your camp? hehe It looks wonderful and so very relaxing...we had a camp when I was a little girl and I have so many lovely memories from it. Glad to hear your hubby had a terrific birthday...hey, where was my invitation???? Guess it got lost in the mail?? LOL I know what you mean about the swimsuit issue...I put on a big white tshirt over mine to swim! lol Good to hear that Buddy is getting such wonderful care and that there has been some improvement!! xoxo

Dawn said...

Wonderful cottage! I am a tad envious.

We did the sprinkling and rolling thing as well, then put them in the fridge until we could get to it.

I'm a bit overwhelmed by the thought of baby #4 right at this moment.