SHUT UP! SHUT THE HELL UP! I love you guys…

Honest to goodness, I don’t even know how to say thank you enough to truly express my feelings of gratitude. I simply cannot believe how wonderful you guys are and winning these awards is so uplifting and sweet and precious. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

Here are the amazing blessings given to me in the last couple of days by some seriously incredible people who you should immediately follow and love like I do:

The Sunshine Blogger Award, by http://katepolicani.com/2012/06/01/sunshine-award/

I would like to nominate these kick ass peeps:

The Versatile Blogger Award, by http://abetteryeartoabetterlife.com/2012/06/01/oh-hey-girl-im-certified-versatile/ and http://hutchagoodlife.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/new-news/

Yep, you guys are getting nominated too:

  1. http://fitrecovery.wordpress.com/ (We use the same blog theme! How cool are we?) 😉
  2. http://dinagewely.wordpress.com/
  3. http://bethjarboe.wordpress.com/

The Illuminating Blogger Award, by http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ and http://stopbreathefeelthink.wordpress.com/

Nope, you can’t escape me either:

  1. http://elliebloo.wordpress.com/
  2. http://unfetteredbs.wordpress.com/
  3. http://foreverpoetic.wordpress.com/

All of these awards mean so very much to me. I really cannot express my gratitude to all of you for being so kind. I hope that all of you stop by and follow their blogs as you will find some incredible people there with great stories and much to share.

As I already spill my guts constantly on my blog, I saw that one of my wonderful award benefactors answered some specific questions about themselves and I thought I’d take a cue from them. Here’s the dirt!

  1. Favorite Color: Black for clothes, blood red for other stuff.
  2. Favorite Animal: Otters!!! And kitties and hamsters and chickens and prairie dogs and ground hogs and squirrels and chipmunks and on and on and on…
  3. Favorite number: 10/12/07. Okay it’s a date, but it has numbers in it, so it counts, right?
  4. Favorite Non-alcoholic drink: Caffeine-free, diet Sam’s Club coke. But I swore off soda almost 7 years ago so it hasn’t crossed my lips in forever. I miss it sooo much!!!
  5. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook. I’m too mouthy to limit myself to 140 characters. Feel free to visit me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JodiAmbrose or FB: https://www.facebook.com/jodiambrose
  6. My Passion: Bringing the people around me (and myself) joy.
  7. Prefer getting or giving presents: Dang, this is tough. I love getting presents, but I love nothing more than seeing someone’s face light up when they open a present. I save for Christmas and birthdays all year long so I can afford to be a present giving monster! So, I guess it’s 40% for getting, 60% for giving.
  8. Favorite pattern: I hate patterns. Icky.
  9. Favorite Day of the Week: Friday at 4:00pm. This is the point where the weekend is truly ahead of me for the longest period of time.
  10. Favorite Flower: Tiger lilies, BIG sunflowers and Gerber daisies.

Can I ever answer the questions as they are asked? No.

Thank you again, so very, very much for the amazing awards. My heart is officially warmed!!! Love you guys!!!

I’m a Sunshine Blogger Award Winning Mo Fo! :) Yay!

I am soooooooooo delighted to have won the Sunshine Award! How awesome is it that someone as mouthy and sassy as me can win an award with the word Sunshine in it! I’m so tickled!!! Thank you so much, The Unpredictable Life, for passing along this award to me!! I am so honored and appreciative. 🙂

Rules to Accept the Award:

  1. Include the award logo in a post or somewhere on your blog.
  2. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10 to 12 other fabulous bloggers.
  4. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know about the award.
  5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

Answers to the Ten Questions About Me:

1. What is a favorite childhood memory?

I used to love building snow caves with my sister. We’d get big ole blizzards and my sister and I would build snowmen, make snow angels, hide out in snow caves. It was wonderful.

2. What is a real fear you have?

If you’ve read my blog, you know this already: kicking my pedicurist in the face by accident (well, I’d certainly HOPE it would be by accident!!)

3. How would you describe yourself?

Wow, this is actually a much harder question than it seems. Hmmmm…well, I’m happy most of the time, have the mouth of a trucker, love fiercely, forgive easily and try to never hurt anyone. I guess that pretty much sums me up.

4. What states have you lived in?

I’ve lived in Maryland and Arizona, but have visited 45 out of 50 states. Too much damn travel for work over the years.

5. What is your style?

Jammie pants, tank tops (with those comfy bras already built into them), bare feet and a ball of hair on my head. Though I can clean up nicely. 😉

6. What is your favorite breakfast food?

Chocolate chip pancakes with powdered sugar and a platter of bacon. Oh, throw in some butter-soaked toast and English muffins.

7. What are some of your hobbies?

Sleeping. Yep, I love to sleep. When not sleeping, I like to cuddle my Muffinbear, write books, play with my cats, hamster, chickens and teddybears (I know…I know…), blog, take pictures of things, watch movies, read a ton, get massages. Really, the list just goes on and on.

8. If you could tell people anything…what would be the most important thing to say?

Mother of God, I could write a book or two on this subject ;).  If I have to pick one, I’d say my own personal mantra might work here. “Wake up, hurt no one, go to sleep, wake up, repeat.” I figure that actually covers a whole host of other things because if you spend your life being kind and hurting no one, you are actually also being respectful, loyal, honest, caring, thoughtful, etc…

9. What is one of your “passions”?

Helping people find joy and love. I didn’t write my books to make money, I wrote them so people could get past all the dumb shit that gets in the way of a happy, healthy relationship and figure out how to exist in a wonderful place of love every day.

10. What is one truth that you have learned?

If I surround myself with loving people, I am loved. If I surround myself with asshats, my life will suck. Cut out the cancerous people in life–they are never worth the heartache they cause.

Here are my 10-12 nominees. Very Inspiring blogs that inspire and support me always.

http://unrequitedlovesucks.wordpress.com/

http://zenandtheartofborderlinemaintenance.com/’

http://stuartotwaysmith.com/

http://dpbowman.wordpress.com/

http://kyllingsara.wordpress.com/

http://readncook.wordpress.com/

http://jeffdalydose.wordpress.com/

http://persuaded2go.wordpress.com/

http://godcrazzzy.wordpress.com/

http://lifeinthedrivethru.wordpress.com/

http://pregnantanddating.wordpress.com/

Again, a big, heart-felt thank you to The Unpredictable Life for the award!!! Not only is it wonderful to have the award, it’s even better to be able to pass it along! 🙂

Hugs everyone!