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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

An award for creativity - on a day when I feel uncreative

Debbi at DAISYHALOS has gifted me with an award!



Here are the rules:
1~ I share with you seven things that I love
2~ I nominate seven other bloggers for the honor

Thanks, Debbi. Oddly enough, you pick today, when I'm struggling to find ANYTHING to blog about, as the day to give me an award for being creative. No complaints - it gives me something to post.

So, let's get on to the seven things I love. And I'll challenge myself to skip the husband and cats.
  1. My porch - I can't wait for the weather to cooperate so I can hang out on my porch again. It's screened, bright, comfy and awesome. But it's also currently cold and snowy.
  2. Lilacs - I recently discovered that my favorite flower in the entire world may be able to grow in our area. I thought we were too far south. I'm so excited at the idea of growing lilacs!
  3. Red wine - cabernet, pinot noir, red zinfandel, cotes du rhone, malbec... Lately I'm anti-merlot. But I love the taste of red wine.
  4. Inspiration - whether it be for life in general, writing, or a project, I love feeling excited about the possibilities when I'm fired up.
  5. Tomato, basil & mozzarella - salad, sandwich or pizza, this is one of my to-die-for flavor combinations.
  6. Tunes - music was a big part of my life growing up but more from a performance angle. Now I'm primarily a listener but music still plays a vital role in my world.
  7. Options - I've always felt it's not having a lot of money that makes you rich, it's having a lot of options. Yes, I realize sometimes money affords you the luxury of more options but my point still stands. Nothing robs me of hope quicker than telling me I have no choices. It makes me feel claustrophobic and very anxious. Know there are several alternatives puts the situation at least somewhat back in my control. Options make me happy.
And now the part where I always fail - passing the award on to other bloggers. I have all this freaking out in my head about leaving someone out which makes them sad or gifting someone with an award when they've either already received it or hate awards. So instead, I'm just going to link to no one. It seems like the laziest fairest thing to do.

Tomorrow, I am determined to post at what I consider to be my "regularly scheduled time" of 7:30am. Which means blogging tonight. An actual post with content. I can do it!!!

22 comments:

Melissa B. said...

Awwwww...I love my porch, too!

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

How nice to receive an award! Over from SITS!

Juliet Colors said...

Love the list! I have no porch and my list would probably have red wine AND dark chocolate on it, but otherwise I could nearly adopt this as my own. I love your inclusion of inspiration and options.

Sassy Britches said...

Ummmm, okay now you've got me wanting to order a pizza. And there are so many options from which to choose!

KC Mom said...

Great list! Thanks for visiting my blog today.:)

andy said...

I don't think you are a failure, Cate. I will always love you.

Plus, we're going to be seat buddies on the bus to hell right?! Don't leave without me.

Grand Pooba said...

Awwww, a woman true to my heart!

Sass said...

I like what you have to say, even when you say you have nothing to say.

Wow.

That was a tongue twister. ;)

Lyndsay said...

If I just put "Ditto Cate's List", does that count?

Yaya said...

We are a lot alike! dry red wines...yum! Especially cab sauvs and chianti. Totally can't wait for the warm weather so I can enjoy a beer while lounging outside.

Yaya said...

Oh yeah, and caprese....mmmmmm!

Beth said...

A porch can be the most important room in the house. It was the main reason we bought our house.

Great list!

blognut said...

Great list of loves - all good things.

lmerie said...

Congrats on the list!
Great list! Especially #7, I am trying to teach my kids that!

Smiles!

Snarky A. said...

Congrats on your well-deserved award! I also can't wait to use my backyard again. I miss spending warm night out there.

Sigh... summer will be here soon, right?

Call Me Cate said...

How in the WORLD does this post have 15 responses? Seriously people. Also, I've had 2 glasses of chardonnay on an empty tummy. So let's respond!

Melissa - my porch makes me insanely happy.

Lucky Mrs T - Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be visiting you soon!

Juliet - oh, dark chocolate... I thought about it. So much love.

Sassy Britches! (I typed your name right this time! I always leave out the R) - Mmm, pizza. Want.

KC Mom - thanks for the return visit. Much appreciated.

Andy - Aww, warm fuzzy! And I'm totally saving your seat.

Pooba - can you pour me a refill? The night is so young and I'm out...

Sass - somehow I always say a lot even when I've got nothing. It's a gift/curse.

Lyndsay - totally counts.

Yaya - I've never tried chianti. Should I?

Beth - Our porch is newish - we've added it on. It's a dream room for me.

blognut - glad you approve.

lmerie - options are such an awesome thing to have. Though sometimes the choices overwhelm me but I'd rather that than having no options at all.

Snarky A - summer needs to be here ASAP!!

Donnetta said...

Love me some caprese! And wine! And porches! And lilacs (well, really lilies, but they both start with Ls!)

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

T,B&M pizzas in a brick oven with freshly made crust... you'd think I haven't eaten 3 dinners already.

Congratulations on your award! You deserve it, Mrs. kreativity - be sure and share the love with your kitties. :)

The Wife O Riley said...

Congrats on your well deserved award!

Call Me Cate said...

Donnetta - sounds like we could totally hang out - on my porch, eating caprese, drinking wine and smelling some flowers. Where is Spring?!?!?

RAS (because that is what I've decided to call you today) - kitties will be making an appearance tomorrow. They had a very active weekend while we were away!

Wife o Riley - thank you!

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