Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Sam at nominated me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. My first award!!!! Wow! Do I have to make a speech like the folks at the Oscars? I hope I don't trip up the stairs!!

It seems I just have to answer the following 5 questions:

1.  Cake or cookies? Hmmm, will have to say cake, especially Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake!

2.  Vanilla or chocolate? Depends, ice cream - vanilla, anything else - chocolate

3.  What is my favorite sweet treat?  York Peppermint Patties - I'm addicted

4.  When do I crave sweet things the most?  The better question would be, when do I not?

5.  If I had a sweet nickname what would it be?  I can't imagine anyone giving me a sweet nickname but I guess it would have to be ........ Peppermint Patty!  HAHAHAHAHA!

Thank you, Sam, for the nomination. I really appreciate it. Now I will have to look over my blogs to see who to nominate and that will be hard. I enjoy everyone's blog that I follow. 

I have started walking a little bit. Saturday I decided it was time and since the Hubs wanted to be here the first time I walked with Bandit (our 75 lb Husky), I thought it was a good time to try. The Hubs trained Bandit for bikejoring (sort of like dog sledding except he rides a bicycle and we only have Bandit as pull dog). Bandit loves the action of it and loves being able to get out of his yard to the street and beyond. He knows all the direction commands such as gee (right), haw (left), whoa, and his favorite one, hike. This one means go, boy! With the Hubs long work hours lately, they haven't had much time to do this. So when I put the lead on him Saturday, he thought he was going for a run. Not with mama! I do good to walk any distance. We made a lap around a short distance here on our street and bless his heart, he kept looking towards the street wanting more. The Hubs took him for a good run and when they got back, he happily plopped down on the porch and took a nap. On Monday, Bandit and I went for another walk. He did really well; he doesn't pull me and he listens to the commands. But he really didn't want to come back to the house. I'm having trouble with my low back when I walk so I'm trying to take it easy and slow until I get use to it. Knowing Bandit enjoys it even if he has to come home before he is ready gives me the incentive to get out and walk.

I am making progress on Jordan's blanket and I got a delivery of some yarny goodness last week to make another blanket. Photos will be going up soon.

This past week I have been babysitting my desktop computer through one crisis after another. I have used up a lot of hard drive space over the past years and it hasn't been very happy with me. I have had to hold my breath each time I go on it hoping it will make it through another session without crashing. (By the way, I do my blog and and blog reading on a laptop which has plenty of space.) I help out a couple non-profits in our town and part of the use of desktop is for that. Tonight I am babysitting the removal of some more files to hopefully free of quite a bit of space. Thank heavens for the young man across the street. He came over and got me started and is looking into a bigger hard drive for it. (This is the same one who checked on me when the power went out. How wonderful to have such sweet neighbors) I'm not totally computer illiterate but I'm not brave enough to do anything to one with someone else holding my hand.

Okay this post has been very wordy and no pretty photos. I promise to make up for that with the next one. I'm leaving Sunday to go stay with Abby and James for a few days. Doug (SIL) has to go back to work on Monday and she asked if I could come stay with her for a couple of days so she can get use to him not being there. Hmmmmm, of course I will.

Now before I forget. Here are my nominations for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.

Of course, everyone who reads my blog and gives me such great support is entitled to this award. I don't know what I would do without each of you.

Have a super wonderful day. As always, thanks for stopping by.



  1. Congrats on the award Sharon, well deserved!

  2. Have a wonderful time with that beautiful boy.

  3. Congratulations Sharon!! Yes of course you are Super Sweet. I always think of you as smiling through all the pain and I love you for that. You inspire me whenever I feel like making a big deal about my cervical spondylosis.
    Imagine my surprise to see my name at the end of the post... in the nominees!! Thank you very much.
    I hope you have lots of fun at Abby's.

  4. Congrats on your blog award! And on getting out there for walks - keep it up. A little here and a little there will add up.

    Regarding your computer - I don't know much either but I do know that removing files isn't enough. The hard drive needs to be defragged too - maybe your kind neighbour can help with that. And do you use any cleaning programs? We use a free one called CCleaner. You can download it from a few different websites. Every time we close the Internet we run CCleaner and it gets rid of all the cookies and other stuff that accumulate on the hard drive.

    Looking forward to seeing your crochet makes. Have fun with Sweet Baby James!

    P.S. Just noticed you nominated me! Thank you so much. I've stopped doing blog awards - perhaps I should put a button or something in the sidebar to that effect. But I will answer the questions: 1. Cake! 2. Chocolate. 3. Very difficult - See's Molasses Chips, my homemade caramelcorn, and dark chocolate sea salt caramels would be way up on the list. 4. Just after a meal. 5. No idea! :)

  5. Oh Sharon I didn't see this. You are so sweet nominating me for an award! Thank you :) And congratulations on your award, very well deserved x

    Well done with the walks. I used to walk 6 miles a day but since the RA got worse am now down to just 2 miles, but I'm hoping to up the distance again this summer. We can cheer each other on :D

  6. Congratulations, Grammy! You keep working on that blanket. It will be finished in no time. btw, you've also been nominated for a Very Inspiring Blog Award today:

    Best of the day to you! :)

  7. Hope all is well with you Sharon. Best wishes, Tammy

  8. Hi, Sharon! I am just back from CA and catching up on your news. I enjoyed your sweet answers :-) and was shocked to see you nominated me for the award, too! Thank you! I appreciate your kindness, but am overwhelmed with the blog award process, so I have not been participating except to congratulate those who win and sincerely thank those who have recommended me. I favor cookies and dark chocolate with no dairy, soy or gluten and like you, I wonder when I do not want either :-) Blessings to you and yours, xx, Gracie

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  10. Well done on your award.....have a lovely time, I think there will be lots of cuddles! :) x

  11. Hi Sharon
    I'm so glad you popped over to comment on my blog, I'd lost you from my list! I've now got a bit of catching up to do. x