AM I GOING TO HAVE TO CHASE YOU WITH A HAMMER????

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!

Do you have any idea how blessed I feel to have so many wonderful new friends? SUPER DUPER BLESSED! (Oh, good grief, I sound like such a nerd. I must confess, I am one.)

From the bottom of my heart, these lovely awards mean so very much to me. That you guys would take the time to include me just gives me the warm fuzzies. I appreciate you all so very, very much!!!

One thing you guys probably know about me is that I’m terrible at following the rules. So, this post might not meet all of the requirements, but here they are for those that I’m sending the awards to:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their site.
  2. Nominate other people (you choose how many–whatever makes you happy.)
  3. Write some bad ass things about yourself.

I think those are all the rules and I probably screwed them up, but here goes!

Just so ya know, I nominate all kinds of people. Sometimes, I even disagree with what they have to say. But that is the great thing about blogging is that everyone has a voice. I simply love that!! 🙂

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 Drawing Room Days and Getting Naked Behind the Wall and SwittersB & Fly Fishing and TimZauto   (HOLY SHIT! You guys are making me blush!)

I would like to nominate these kick ass peeps:

The Versatile Blogger Award, by Photography + Science = Chanel

Yep, you guys are getting nominated too:

  1. All Things Boys
  2. The Brabble Rabble
  3. Simply Eclectic

The Kreative Blogger Award, by shreyandpixlar

THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM NOMINATIONS!!!

The Reader Appreciation Award, by kyllingsara

Nope, you can’t escape me either:

  1. amateuraficionado
  2. Love and Lunchmeat
  3. Memoirs of an Evil Stepmom

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.

Since I always let it all hang out anyway, none of this stuff will likely surprise you, but I stole 10 questions from Getting Naked Behind the Wall‘s award blog and thought I’d spill my guts with these. Here goes!

  1. What is a favorite childhood memory? Well, if you read my recent post about drinking out of and bathing with my mom’s old douche bag, you already know my favorite (horrible!) childhood memory!
  2. What is a real fear you have? Falling and either breaking all of my teeth or landing on something with my eye. EWWWWW!!!!
  3. How would you describe yourself? Happy. In love. Content. Kind. Occasionally funny. A doofus.
  4. What Countries have you lived in? USA
  5. What is your style? Jammie pants and tank tops.
  6. What is your favorite breakfast food? How much time to you have? Chocolate chip pancakes. BACON! A good omelet. HASHBROWNS!! BACON! Oh, already said that one.
  7. What are some of your hobbies? Reading, writing books, photography, playing with teddy bears and furries (I know…I know…) hanging out with the hubby.
  8. If you could tell people anything, what would be the most important thing to say? I have a few here, so get comfortable!
    1. Don’t worry about 5 or 10 extra pounds. When you die will people say, “Wow, their death would be so sad if only they’d been 8 pounds thinner.” ??? No. Then don’t let those couple of pounds ruin enjoying your life.
    2. Being judgmental sucks. So quit it if you are. Allowing people to be who they are is freeing to both them AND you.
    3. Learn how to say, “No.” Best 2 letter word on earth.
  9. What is one of your passions? Helping people find greater love in their relationships.
  10. What is the one truth you have learned? I will always play with teddy bears. No matter my age. 😉

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

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!!!