Please forgive me. I’m pathetic.

I am pathetically behind in acknowledging all of the nice blogging friends who have tagged me, given me awards and featured me on their blogs in the past few weeks! You guys are the best! I love you all. I am so touched each time someone thinks of me, so forgive me for being such a slowpoke in mentioning my gratefulness publically. I’m going to try to catch up here, but if I forget someone, let me know. I am not so good with record keeping either.

My computer is responding frightfully slow today. Does that ever happen to you? Where you try to type and you have to pause every few seconds for the words to catch up? What is up with that? Drives me crazy. I hope my computer doesn’t crash.

First of all, some faithful readers are having events this week so I thought I’d surprise them with a little plug and give you all a chance to meet them and join in the fun:

Janet over at Housepeepers is having a birthday giveaway. How nice is that? HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET! The giveaway is a great new book Vintage Vavoom! Come to think of it, that is a great title for those of us over 40! We need to start a new club with that name. It has a nice ring to it. Anyways, be sure to pop on over before Monday January 14th at 11PM to not only enter the contest, but give her a birthday hug. Not sure how that all works with all the timezones, so I’d just go now to be safe.

Penny at Lavender Hills Studio is having a name the Pig contest, you really must join. She is one of the most talented mosaic artists I’ve seen, and believe me if she is going to make a mosaic pig, it will be the most beautiful pig you’ve ever seen. Contest ends on Tuesday January 15th so scurry on over!

Oh, and Flea Market Queen is having her 100th post giveaway so stop in there to congratulate her and get in on the Valentine Giveaway!

If I forgot someone I apologize!

I want to thank some folks who made me feel like a celebrity on their blogs recently:

First, I want to thank Ruth at Artful Creations for featuring me on her blog! I’ll forgive her for the ENORMOUS picture of me on her blog. Now I know what those celebrities feel like on the cover of The Enquirer. Some pictures are just meant to be SMALL. Anyways, she is an incredible artist and I happen to have won one of her gorgeous pendants last month! I am feeling like a queen around her blog. Click on over and let her know what a talented and sweet lady she is for me, OK?

Also I want to thank Things That Inspire for putting one of my posts on her favorites of 2007 list! HUMBLED! Completely humbled. Thank you.

Nunnie’s Attic, WE MISS YOU JULIE!, honored me by a feature on her blog as well. She’s a gem and I hope her computer issues get resolved soon.

Small Space Style made me The Cool Find of the Week. Yeah, people don’t usually use the world COOL in conjunction with me, so seeing that I was COOL was a happy discovery for me!

The marvelous Jenn & Jacqui from The Bowersbird Nest not only shared a link to my Christmas post in their blog, but they are just so darn nice I want to thank them here for EVERYTHING. They aren’t just nice bloggers, they treat me like a true friend. I am very grateful. Love to you both!

You guys are all AWESOME! Thank you so much for helping me feel so welcome in blogland! It is so great to be a part of the group. There are so many more of you unmentioned, I just can’t tell you how many wonderful people I run across every day. Thank you for your notes, comments, and emails. I’m not worthy!

Thanks to each of you who comment each week, you are THE BEST commenters IN THE WORLD. Such nice people! I am so glad you all visit me, it is great fun to read all of your comments! I read each one and do my best to get to know you all. Fabulous people, all of you!

Now, I also was tagged for some games recently. Becky at Sweet Cottage Dreams tagged me for an 8 things meme. I pathetically did not play. Every party needs a pooper and I dropped the ball. Love you Becky! Tag me anytime, you never know when I might manage to do one. I like being tagged though!

Then a newer friend Kris from Color Stripes tagged me for a game! So sweet of her to tag me, she has a cool blog where she creates color combinations. You’ll just have to go see it to understand. It is like that post I did with the birds and the Fungi awhile back. Pay her a visit!

And another great person Mrs. Branham from Reflections on Radiance (she looks WAY too young to be a Mrs. Anyone, by the way, she is GORGEOUS) tagged me for a Wish Meme. I can tell you all right now I am wishing for a new Apple laptop and a new office all my own. What more do I need? Oh, yeah, OK, I need a vacation. Yeah. Good. Those are my wishes. And I wish I could do better at keeping up with life, so I guess I wish for a personal assistant too. That oughta do it!

I was tagged by Cottage Contessa and August Street as well. These are also great blogs for you all to check out, please pay them a visit and let them know I sent you. THANK YOU LADIES for tagging me!

Here is my motto from here on out. Go ahead and tag me, I love it! I feel like I belong to the group! If you stop tagging me because I am not good at playing, I will feel like a loser. Just know I am a loser when you tag me and might not play. But tag me anyways! You’ll be my BFF. BFF tag each other.

Oh, and I wanted to mention an award. Kathy from Shocking Pink Thread mentioned me in conjunction with her You Make My Day award. She was a little shy about it, but I want her to know I appreciate it SO MUCH! I love all my blogging friends, shy or not! THANK YOU, Kathy!

In fact, ALL LURKERS, please, feel free to DE-LURK! We would have so much more fun with all of you out in the open! No pressure though. Lurking is fine. I’m OK with it. I love comments but I understand not everyone likes to comment. I love all you lurkers too.

Oh, my, then there are all the wonderful prizes I won in December! I won a wonderful AMAZING handmade incredible smelling candle and potpourri from Becky at Hospitality Lane! Then I won gorgeous gift tags (another amazing artist) from Laura Bray.

Ok, well I am sure I have left off a bunch of my BFF who should’ve been mentioned for a kindness. I apologize. Maybe in the new year I will get more organized about these sorts of things. Maybe. I’ll try.

Love to each of you.

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Comments

  1. Hi Melissa,

    I stopped by just a few minutes ago to enjoy your beautiful “tulips” post, again, and your new post was not up yet. I guess that I have wonderful timing because I was scrolling through my blog list and clicked on you, once again, and found a brand new post! What a treat! I am going to visit some of the sites that you mentioned, but I wanted to leave you a quick comment before I go. There is a reason that so many people want to recognize you and it is because the energy that you put out into the world is so positive. Melissa, it is refreshing to come across someone who is so evidently happy in her life. Your enthusiasm is contagious. It makes people want to come here because you make others feel happy. You are a joy. I truly enjoy your perspective on things. You have such lovely taste and such wonderful ideas.

    I am very grateful to have found your blog. Like I have told you before, it just makes me smile! Thank you for sharing your cozy, friendly and positive outlook with us.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  2. Oh yes, and pathetic is not one word that I would ever even consider associating with you! No how, no way!

    Hugs again,
    Deb

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA!!! Yes, it’s Debbie again, but you have to remember that it is still early here in CA, so I am just puddling around on my laptop in bed. I found out from a “little birdie” that it is your birthday, so I just had to leave you another message! Have a happy, happy day, and a very special year!

    Oh yes, I saw the picture of you and read the interview. You do not look old enough to have a daughter in college! You have beautiful skin!

    Birthday hugs!
    Love,
    Debbie

  4. Happy Birthday Melissa. Hope you have a wonderful day. Keep up the lovely work on your blog. Delightful reading. I just love that little cup!! Time for tea :-)

  5. Hey Melissa, Happy birthday to you. I hope it is a good one for you!! I’m so happy you were my “In The Spotlight” artist for the month, I am so happy to have you. I always enjoy reading your blog so very much.

  6. Melissa we certainly have a generous loving giving and sharing spirit within our vast community of bloggers! I know this for sure and you have again acknowledged it with this post! :) NG

  7. I just popped over to read your feature on Ruth’s blog! I just love that red toile chair! It would look so perfect in my living room. :) Thanks for your constant inspiration, Melissa and Happy Birthday to you! I hope your year is full of wonderful things. ~ Lynda xo

  8. Melissa,
    Thanks for the referrals. I am having a great response to my giveaway and it makes me very happy to meet all these new friends. I thought your birthday was the 14th, but if it is today, Happy Happy to you! You have a gift for making all of us happy.
    Janet

  9. Happy Birthday Melissa! Sorry I haven’t been by in a while. It’s just that with the holidays and then I have been trying to update and redo, and declutter and remake, etc. time is flying by. Always love reading your post. xo Lynn

  10. Beauty, here you can breath of spring air already! Mary good week

  11. Happy Birthday, Melissa! Hope you have a fun day tomorrow & enjoy. You are truly a joy to know, so glad we met too.

    xo,
    Rhoda

  12. Hi Melissa,

    Happy Happy Birthday to you and Many Many Happy Returns:)
    Hope your day is a gorgeous one and your year even better!

    Hugs and love from all of us,
    Jenn Jacqui Hamish and Miss P
    xoxo

  13. Happy Birthday Melissa, have a wonderful, wonderful day:) Rachael

  14. You don’t have to always play to enjoy the game!
    Have a great day.
    Nan

  15. Happy Birthday Melissa… loved the feature on Ruths blog… congratulations… great read

    HUGS

    JO

  16. Esther Sunday says:

    Of course you are tagged for all these awards! You are awesome! Love, Esther

  17. Penny, Mosaic Artist says:

    Melissa, you are an adorable whirlwind today! Thank you so much for mentioning my giveaway! It is so much fun to see all of the wonderful creative names for my mosaic pig…She is going to be beautiful when she is covered in vintage mosaic china!

    I have so much fun visiting your blog… Always fun and informative too…
    Hugs,
    Penny

  18. Penny, Mosaic Artist says:

    Oh!! And Happy Birthday To You!
    Happy Birthday To You!
    Happy Birthday Dear Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    Happy Birthday To You!!
    Penny

  19. Happy Birthday,
    Congrats on the recent acknowledgements from your blogging friends, you put such a big effort into creating a wonderful place to vist.
    Thank you for sharing all the creativity.

  20. Melissa,

    ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! You say you love the big, white plantation homes and wrap-around porches? Living in the South, we see those everywhere–you’ll have to come by for a visit. My dream home is a toss-up between a southern plantation home and …Tom Hanks’ apartment in “You’ve Got Mail”.

    Make sure you read my excuse, er, letter on my blog…

    Tam

  21. Thanks for the shout out!
    And hope your Birthday was magical…
    Priscilla

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