1/25/09

Blog Awards




To all my blog friends and visitors!!!



Here are some awards that I have been given recently but have not had the time to pass along. I am happy to share these awards to my favorite bloggers. I have not yet installed the links but feel free to scroll though my sidebar since most of the blog recipients are on my favourite blog list.



I forgot the rules related to these awards so feel free to pass them along to others without the required meme post.







My friend Diana Evans created this award and I am so proud to be one of her first recipients. This ward was also given to me by sweet Bella Sinclair. These two women are creative and gifted artists and multifaceted women. I am passing this award to Arija, Maria, Valerie Walsh, Lavender, Baino, Bimbimbie Miladysa and Melissa, Merlin Princesse, Atomic Velvet Sigh, BT, Chris, Willow Manor, Bella Sinclair, Aimee and Pam









I am passing on this Perfect Blend of Friendship Awardto Baino, Arija, Bimbimbie, Bella Sinclair, Valerie Walsh, Diana Evans, Melissa, Sandy, Mildysa, Maria, Christopher, Becky, Lavender, Pam and G3t Films





I am passing on this award given to me by Willow of Willow Manor to Baino, Arija, Pam, Lavender, Bimbimbie, Mildysa, Melissa, Bella Sinclair, Maria, Pieterbie, Sidney, BT the Crafty Gardener, Aimee of Artsyville, Diana Evans, Rich of G3t Films, Louise, Becky of Deco Lady, Valerie Walsh, Christopher, Merlin Princesse, Chris, Sandy , Winterwood, CAP 2009 , Sandy






I am passing on these different versions of similar blog awards I received from Willow Manor and Bella Sinclair to Aimee, Diana Evans, Bella Sinclair, Mildysa, Rich (G3t Films), Valerie Walsh, Maria, Merlin Princesse, Winterwood, Indegene, Atomic Velvet Sigh, Froggie, Indegene, Soulbrush, CAP 2009, Baino , Chris and Pam






I received this award from Atomic Velvet Sigh and proudly pass this award to Merlin Princesse, Aimee, Bella Sinclair, Diana Evans, Froggie, Rich, Pam, Maria, Arija, Froggie, Valerie Walsh, Emily, Winterwood, Indegene, CAP 2009






I would like to pass this award given to me by Bella Sinclair back to Bella and to Baino, Maria, Lavender, Bimbimbie, Diana Evans, Valerie Walsh, Pam, Melissa, Miladysa and last but not the least Arija.





This award was given by Pam of Textilosphy for the appreciation of merits, culturally, literary and individual of every blogger who expresses him/herself on his/her blog. So I am passing this award to Baino, Arija, Melissa, Miladysa, BT, Bella Sinclair, Aimee, Bimbimbie and Winterwood and Willow Manor


Now BT the Crafty Gardener, (she is really a serious gardener!) tagged me for this meme to list 25 things about me:

  1. I had a very happy childhood.
  2. My first best friend was my Mother. I miss her terribly.

  3. I loved my fifth grade teacher and was so proud to be seen with her. I had a crush on her. She was beautiful, smart, intelligent and spoke English with a beautiful diction. She also happened to be my sister!

  4. Once my moth...
  5. I refused to marry the ...
  6. I dated a handsome ...
  7. I da ....
  8. When I was a ...
  9. I knew I was going to marry my husband before we first talked to each other. When I saw him, the first thing that came to my mind was "Oh my God, I just met my husband." He was the only one who did not propose directly to me. After seven years I told him either to marry me or stop talking about marriage and children with me.

  10. I packed my things, quit my job and moved ...

  11. So we got married ...
  12. In nursing school, a resident was interested ...One day we were resuscitating a patient and he finally declared the patient dead. He wrote on the chart "Prounced dead at (time). I told him that the patient still had a pulse and had Cheyne-Stokes respirations. He modified his charting and wrote "postpone pronounced dead." I immediately stopped paying attention to him.
  13. I cry every time I hear "O mio babino caro" and Madama Butterfly. I love Christmas carols.
  14. I am a clothes horse. My clothes get wrinkles just from hanging in the closet. Once, the closet bars broke and I was buried in clothes and had to be pulled from the clothes pile by my husband.
  15. I have a penchant for wearing my husband's silk ties and vests.
  16. I like to wear men's clothes sometimes. My daughter thinks I am weird when I do this. She claps her hands when I wear skirts.
  17. I keep the scarf industry in business.
  18. The best way to drive me away is to be needy and demanding.
  19. I hated floor nursing because I was bored with taking care of the same patients everyday, that is why I moved to the ER where I was able to multitask and care for different patients every hour.
  20. I am very intense but I do not like psycho babble.
  21. When I love a song or cd, I play it over and over until I am sick of it.

  22. I love to cook.

  23. I love dishes and beautiful table settings.

  24. I love sharp knives.
  25. My mother was my first teacher. She taught me how to speak Spanish and told me about the great art masters. She loved reading the National Geographic. She was a very intelligent woman and all the neighborhood women looked up to her. When I was sick she played with my hair and whispered a prayer on top of my head. She knew all the herbal treatments. She was also kind, egalitarian and altruistic. A few years ago, we were sitting in the back of the car waiting for my sister. There was a beggar in front of the store. I told my mother that some people refuse to lift themselves up from poverty. My mother hastened to tell me that no one wants a life of misery, even the beggars. They have lost all hope so she told me either to give him alms or ignore him but don't criticize him for he did not ask anything from me. I got out of the car and gave the man fifty pesos. He was so shocked. My mother just smiled. However, she refused to give the aetas or negritos money. They were the aboriginal people of the islands who were stoned when they came down to the city. My mother gave them refuge at our house. They stayed in the garden. Mother told them that she will give them food, clothes and money but they had to bring something to barter like plants so they would be equal partners. She learned how to speak their language. My mother was a polyglot.

31 comments:

laughingwolf said...

wow... great post, ces :D

Ces said...

Thanks Wolfy.

Baino said...

Wow Ces, not one but four, I am truly undeserving but very flattered. Nice to know a little more about you too and you are one of the bloggers I have on my list to meet for sure (even if you do live in Texas). We are invariably different yet fortunately connected. I value your emails and our conversations. Much love and happy Australia Day . . now where's that bottle of champers?

Diana Evans said...

Wow WOw and wow CES!!!

wonderful awards...and thank you for being so sweet as to share these with me...you are such a sweet friend and I am blessed to have met you....

I love reading the 25 facts about you....and the one about you knowing you were going to marry your husband is wonderful...what a wonderful dream come true for you....

Thanks !!!

Hugs
Diana

aimee said...

these are fascinating facts about you! thank you SO much for the awards - i am touched. and that is an outstanding new banner. your drawings never fail to blow me away!

Arija said...

Ces, you totally overwhelm me! Six awards in one batch, I am at a loss as to how you justify that.
I try, but am nowhere near worthit.
Thank you my dear for the very kind thoughts that I feel come with them.
I like all those facts about you and I would love to have your mother as a friend.

Ces said...

Baino, you deserve all those awards and I need to make a special one for you. You are very interesting and I love visiting your blog. Happy Australia Day! Go Oz!

Diana, thanks. You are welcome. It was written in the stars that I marry my husband. That is why I stayed at the party for a while even though It was getting late because I had yet to meet him.

Thank you very much Sandy. You are welcome. You are very deserving of those awards!

Arija, you and my mother would have had a ball. She was truly a beautiful woman and so are you! You are welcome. I am so thankful I met you.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness! Now I know how you felt when you got buried by all your clothes. I mean, just LOOK at all these awards! You are much, much too sweet, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I like how you begin and end your list with your mother. She sounds like someone I would aspire to be like. Absolutely fun facts about you! And I had trouble coming up with just seven! Thanks so much for sharing.

merlinprincesse said...

Merci merci merci, dear CES!!! I'm so proud of all those awards! And I'm not really often in blogland those days. Weather is cold OHHHH so cold! Colder than cold. My feelings are frozen. I work too much, and have promised so many ATCs to so many people!... I swear I will put all those wonderful awards on my blog, as soon as life will come back into my pea brain! I still have so many stories to tell, and not so much time! HEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLPPPP!
CES, you are a doll, and that's why so many people love you! :)

ValGalArt said...

I sure do hope i get to meet you some day and wish i could have met your mother, she sounds like an amazing person :) like you! Thank you for all these awards Ces, i feel trophy rich now!!! I really do appreciate that you thought of me, I love you xo

Lavender said...

LOL Back at you in a big way in my post tommorrow Ces - oh thanks for the pep up, you are a dear! I appreciate them very much!
I cant wait to marry my husband again - in the USA next time LOL!
Hugs to you Ces!

Krissie/Winterwood said...

I really really enjoyed this post Ces - those insights into your life were amazing.I love reading about the lives of others and yours made great/interesting/ reading. BTW I too cry when I hear o mio babino caro, and ave maria too.

Thanks you so much for the awards -will save them and put them up on the page soon! thanks again for thinking of me!

Winterwood/Krissie said...

ps had to look up the word polyglot in the dictionary! now I know what it means....*blush* for me not knowing that word! oh well live and learn something new everyday!

Sandy said...

thanks for the awards! I'm behind on mine.

I totally enjoyed reading this and the last one about your mother, what a great woman...

Miladysa said...

Fascinating MeMe Ces!

Thank you for the awards - I am honoured x

Melissa said...

Wow, Ces! I took a break from nursing my little sick one and found an armload of awards -- thank you, thank you! I'm going to go back now and look at all of them again ... they all mean so much and I'm so glad you read and enjoy my blog. You inspire me!

Those 25 nearly got me teary a couple of times. I wish I could have known your mother ...

Maria said...

Great post, ces, and thank you so very much for thinking of me and exposing me to a shower of 6 awards :)
You are so sweet and I appreciate this so very much!
Hugs hugs, Maria

Cynthia said...

Wow, I came on present day! I hope I'm not intruding on the party...a list of 25! What a challenge. Your mother sounds like someone I would love to know... she passed her big heart on to you. Enjoyed my visit!

Ces said...

Thank you Bella. You are most welcome to the awards. I am so proud of my mother, can you tell? It's funny, I grew up rsisting her instructions especially when I was a teenager but as soon as I left home, I wanted to be like her. If only I am half the woman she was...

Merlin Princesse, I think the men had ulterior motives! You too have many friends that is why you are buried in ATC work! :) You are most welcome.

Val, thank you I try but I am so much my father who was a very good man and a very good father but he was a man! You are welcome.

Lavender, back at you. I'll marry my husband again, except this time I will not forget my rings. They were loose when he gave them to me and sadly my fingers grew into them!

Ces said...

Krissie, my favorite versions of Mio Bibino caro are by Kiri Te Kenawa and Eva Marton. I do love Ave Maria. I can listen to Puccini and Schubert all day.
Ah Krissie, I knew the word polyglot from my Mother of course. She told us that we were naturally polyglots because we were born in an island that spoke Ilonggo, learned to speak English and Spanish, prayed in Latin and learned the other languages of the other islands as we travelled or lived in them.

Sandy, you are welcome. Feel free to do the meme, no requirements.

Miladysa, you are most welcome. Have fun with them!

Melissa, I hope Iris feels better soon. What a bummer to be sick on her birthday. Have fun with the awards.

Maria, you are so so welcome my dear. I am excited to see what you do with yours. You are sweet too!

Cynthia, you are always welcome here! Thanks for stopping by.

Krissie said...

you know - youve just a forgotten memory Ces - we used to pray in Latin too... the mass was always in latin back then and I knew all the prayers and the rest. Wow irts all coming back..........

Ces said...

See what blogging does Krissie? All these memories coming back and someone reminding you of something, I hope it's not negative. I always questioned the logic of praying in Latin. Mother told me not to argue. If anything else, she said, it made the prayers more mysterious and solemn.

ChristopherM said...

Why thank you! And I noticed you have posted a video of one of my favorite bands on the side of your blog...excellent taste, my dear.

Ces said...

Thank you Christopher dear.

Bimbimbie said...

*!* Surly pussycat lion here ... I came, I saw .... Surly pussycat lion says miow as she takes aim with boot ;) xx

Chris said...

Hey! What fun facts! And your mom sounds so Wonderful.

Thank you so much for my awards. It's quite an honor! Now I remember your telling me about my award, but like so much lately I promised myself to check back when I had more time, and now it's been DAYS!

I love it that people make their own little award icons. It's so fun.

Thanks again, you cool jewel!

BT said...

Ces, thank you so much for doing the 25facts and what fun and how interesting they are. Your mother was obviously so dear to you and I can see why you must miss her so much. You obviously had a posse of men after you! Lucky girl.

Thank you too for the lovely awards. I am afraid last time you gave me one I had to get my daughter to post it. I think it's something to do with having a blogger template. I am not at all up with these things. I will send off my request to her!

BT
xxx

Ces said...

Bimbimbie, I love boots! Hahaha! Thanks.

Chris, where is your priority. There is no life after blogging. :)

BT, you are welcome. Next time I'll talk about my posse of women. Hahaha! Just kidding. Have fun with the awards.

Becky said...

Ces, thank you so much for sharing these awards with me. You are so special.

I loved reading your list of 25 things about you. You have had a most interesting life!

Carolyn Ann Pappas said...

Thanks for the blog awards Ces. I liked reading your 25 facts. Your mom sounded pretty amazing!

Ces said...

Hello Becky. Thanks for accepting the awards. I enjoyed giving them away.

Carolyn, thank you, you are welcome. Thanks for the comment about my mother.