Monday, 19 January 2009

A Beautiful Thing..errr...Things

I just had to post. I have a new toy...a new control panel on the wall. Right next to the heater controller is now a cooler controller. Oh yes I am one happy and very cool lady right now! Unfortunately, it wasn't able to be turned on til about 3.30pm, so the poor thing is working pretty hard right now, considering it's 34C. But in our home it's a balmy, cool 26C. Oh you can bring on summer ~ we're all ready for it!

While I was on holidays, I received two awards from fellow bloggers. Both are surprising and thrilling!

I received this fabulous blog award from Jenni. According to the rules I must list 5 addictions, and then pass this on to five other bloggers. about put the thinking cap on LOL.

My five addictions:
  1. My Family
  2. Reading Christian Fiction
  3. Really really good food
  4. Craft...fabric/sewing craft to be specific
  5. Chocolate...of course. Although a good Tira Misu never goes astray!

This next award is from my dear bloggy friend, Kate. for blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude. I cannot tell you how perfectly timed this award is for me. You see, I've just had my annual dose of being made to feel like the very worst parent on the face of the earth. Perhaps it's never intended, but that is certainly how I end up feeling. My advice to anyone tempted to do so is this: Do not ever comment publicly about your negative opinion of someone elses parenting style.

So Kate, I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement of my blog and subsequently me. It also very much tickled me that Little Jenny Wren was included on that same list. Now there is one inspiring role model when it comes to gratitude and attitude!

Now I am supposed to pass the first award on to five other blogs and the second one to ten. I don't think I even have 10 that I read regularly....that would require more time than I have LOL.

If your blog is on my sidebar, then consider yourself awarded and tagged.


Rel said...

Well, I'm jealous! Our cooling has chosen to go on the blink :(

Parenting, schmerenting - you do just fine, my friend :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, I wish our weather warranted the use of a cooler! It is so cold and dark here just now...ugh!

Congrats on the awards! You deserve them. xx

Tracy said...

Rel, what a rotten week for it to do that. I hope you can get it fixed quickly. Thanks for the encouragement :)

Tina I'm finding cold and dark a little hard to imagine. However, being warm and cosy while it's cold outside is one of my favourite things.

Dianne said...

Congratulations on your awards! I love your blog though lately, I haven't been reading anyones, I've been so busy but I come here whenever I can.

Tracy said...

I completely understand that Dianne. I find myself discovering marvelous blogs and then deciding that I just can't read any more on a daily basis!

That's what school holidays are for!

Cathy said...

Hello Tracy
Guess what - yours looks like mine lol
One can only take so much and if the weather man is correct it may be getting a workout later this afternoon:)
Take care