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Friday, February 18, 2011

Syb's Award to Me and OWOH Winners

Sybil over at Day In the Life of Sybs has so graciously picked me for an award and with it I have to disclose seven things about myself. I told her that this site is an open book so that would hard to do since you know everything about me already. Part of this was to pick others for this award and they tell seven things about themselves. Well Syb that is too hard to do because everyone one of you are too special to me to single out so feel free to grab this from me and tell the world seven things that you can share in public. lol

If you have not had the pleasure of visiting Syb's site I encourage you to do so. She is one those gals that when you get to know her you think you have known her all your life. I have so enjoyed getting to know her and you will too. Sybil lives in the most beautiful area of England and when I my back is well I am going to see her.

Some of my seven are answers to some of your questions about some recent post. So here goes my seven:

1. No I never told my mother the true reason the milk bottle was broken that day on the way to the store. A recent post I did about secrets.

2. No I don't use a vibrator and yes the doctor really ask me this question.

3. My first husband crushed  one of my big toes by  running over it with the vacuum cleaner and wrapping the toe around the beater bar. Yes I will do a post about that story one day.

4. I rode several times on the famous Salt Grass Trail Ride to Houston from Brenham, Texas when I owned horses and rode a lot. Yes it is true I was the only rider sober for the 6 day ride and never drank anything stronger than a Dr. Pepper. Would I do it now....NO!

5. Working for the prison system here in Texas I am not happy to admit I know at least 8 men and women who are now on death row. One I worked with at the prison and the others I knew them as inmates at the time for other offenses but ended up on death row.

6. I have completed two Officers Training Academies in my lifetime. The first when I was 40 years old and the last one when I was 56.  Would I do it again if given the chose...not in this lifetime. lol

7. In 2002 I was lucky enough to fly to Lake Michigan for the summer by way of a private jet. Would I  do this again Just Ask Me and my bags are packed. I stayed at Eppworth in Ludington, MI and loved it.

Thanks for letting me share these seven things with you. Hope I did not tell you something you already knew. If so you have to forgive me because I am old.

Now everyone loves a winner! So now that One World One Heart is over I have two winners. Out of 157 entries my first winner is the gifted Kim from Millie's Mats . Kim makes the most beautiful rugs. I would love to be able to do that and you can see her great pieces on her site.

Kim I am really happy for you and glad your number came up on the random generator. She won the journal I made so Kim please get with me by email and I can get your journal in the mail to you.

My second winner of the handmade beautiful doll tassel is sweet and funny Tauna from Garden of Egan.  Tauna is one of those gals that keeps you wanting more of her adventures and she will put a smile on your face every time you stop by to visit. I was surprised to see your number come up on the random generator but so happy it did. So just shoot me an email so I can get your winnings to you also.

Thank you so much for entering this OWOH giveaway. I never saw how many participated this year but I know it was over 800. Please stop by and congradulate these winners and get to know these beautiful ladies. You will love them as I do.

Also I have been lucky while doing this OWOH I have the privilege of getting to know new friends and their sites are just awesome so give them a visit too. I promise you will be glad you did.

So much I want to share with you but will do another post. Gretchen took me to see the screen writer Nora Ephron last week and wait til you here about that adventure. She is known for When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle.

 Your comments are the highlight of my day. It is not I that is funny it is you! I laughed and laughed on these comments left on the previous post about the vibrator.

Many of you have ask about Gary and how he is doing after getting home from MD Anderson. He is slowly getting his voice back so now I can understand him on the phone. He still can not swallow anything but a little water but soon he hopes to be able to start eating again. I think because of all of your prayers and thoughts he is on the road to a full recovery. What a blessing you are in my life!

This week has flown by and not sure where it went. I do know it has warmed up here and for that I am so grateful. Wish I could box it up and send it to all of you.

Love to all


myletterstoemily said...

your posts are always so entertaining and unusual.
you are definitely the only woman i know who is a
an officer. i just love your spin on EVERYTHING!

Tracy said...

'You are so deserving of an award...most definitely the laughter award if I had to name one for you!
I love Enya by the way, do you ever listen to Celtic Woman? those are the voices of angels...
anyway, glad to hear all of those lovely things about you and aobut that vibrator...nah, just teasing you because I read that story!
So do you keep in touch with these prisoners on death row? Ummm, interesting...

Janice said...

Congrats on your award

Nezzy said...

Congrats my dear friend on your most deserved award. At least you are always most entertaining!!! :o)

I loved readin' your list. Ooooh the big toe thing...I cut my off on a broken jar when I was in the forth grade. Good thing Mama wrapped it up in a damp cloth on my ER visit. Miraculously it grew back on! :o)

I'm just thrilled that Gary is home and able to talk a bit. You can bet your sweet bippie that it's answered prayer. Food will come next! :o)

God bless ya sweetie and have an amazin' weekend!!!

Kim said...

MAGGIE, I won?? I checked the calendar to make sure it wasn't an April Fools Joke. That journal is so beautiful I can't believe it will be mine! I will use it to keep track of all my crazy ideas.
You have made my day. And its nice to have an update on Gary. Prayers that he continues to improve quickly. Enjoy your award.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Glad to hear Gary is feeling a bit better, Maggie! I am looking forward to hearing about your meeting Nora Ephron - love her stuff!

yaya said...

Congrats on your award! Thanks for all the fun info on you...everyone has a story and many people have "hidden" life stories that are fun to find out about. Glad it's warmer by you and we are even a bit warmer spring is coming! Have a great weekend!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Enjoyed my visit today and learning some new fun facts about you. Glad Gary is progressing.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hi Maggie girl. Was happy to see your post today. You always make me smile. Your posts are the highlight of my day!
Hugs, Sue

LuLu Kellogg said...

Sooooooooooo glad Gary is a little better. I will still keep him in my prayers!

I love learning things about you always make me laugh and I just love that you are always full of hilarity!! You truly are a treasure....and a National one at that!!


acorn hollow said...

You made me laugh about the vacuum cleaner. I am sure you weren't though. congrats to the winners.

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats on the award lady. So well deserved. However #3 still has me green around the gills. Yikes.
Good news about Gary. Hope he continues to improve so well and can soon eat actual food. It has been a long time coming.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Hold on cowgirl. Six days on a horse??
Does that mean camping out under the stars?
Bet that trip could fill a whole book!

Darlene said...

My goodness, what an interesting life you live. No wonder I enjoy reading your blog. I'm looking forward to hearing about Nora Ephron. I absolutely adored "Sleepless in Seattle." It was cast so perfectly! It is one of my all time famorites.

It's great you won Sybils award because I did find the seven things you wrote about yourself most interesting. It must be interesting working in the prison system. I'm pretty sure I would find that a little too depressing.

I can also imagine about how you felt when you got your toe caught in the vacuum. I keep breaking and rebreaking my little toes on both feet. Sure plays heck with trying to find comfortable shoes.

Thanks for this post, Maggie. I love coming here to hear all about what is going on in your life. I, too, am so happy that Gary is doing better. It will likely take awhile for him to get to the point where he will feel normal again, but at least he is on his way.

Love you girl,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to your winners! I know they are thrilled! I hope Gary continues to improve and that you have a nice weekend! ♥

Donna said...

So glad Kim won your prize!! I follow her blog too and happy she is a winner. You are so funny...even your little tid-bit teasers of things about you have a story and are fun!!

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

I enjoyed your post sweet Maggie. Congratulations on the deserve lots of awards your blog is amazing. Sure glad to hear that Gary is making about you, how are you doing? Keeping you both in prayers still. Love and hugs

Sybil said...

I am so glad that you were ok with the award Grnadmayellowhair and joined in teh fun questions!...I just love you I truly do..
I am away to Bournemouth today till wednesday with some friends on a cheap coach trip. Bournemouth is on the south coast and is said to be one of the warmest places in teh UK ! hope it lives up to it's name for next few the moment it is poyring rain but forecaster says it should clear by coffee time..fingers crossed.
Gla dthat Gary is getting better slowly..prayers still going though foe you both.
must go and do the packing !! I am one of these packers who throw thinge in the backpack at the last minute and hope for the best that I have got everything. I travel very light..(wish that could be said about my weight LOL)
see you Wednesday evening !
Much Love Sybil xx

Karen Whittal said...

Loved catching up on all your blogs, i wish that time would just slow down for a while and let me catch up. keep up the laughter it is what keeps me going

bikim said...

great fun to read!
lovely blog!

happy weekend :)

The French Bear said...

Maggie, so glad to hear Gary is doing better.
Congrats on the deserve it and more, you make me laugh and cry at the same time with your posts.....I agree with everyone else, we love to hear more about you!!!!!
You are the sunshine in my day!!!
I can't wait to hear about Nora....she made the Julie Julia movie.....I love her work!!!!!
Take care!

Whimsey Creations said...

#3 - Oh OUCH! Made me cringe just reading it LOL Thanks for keeping us so entertained! Love your blog.

Tracy said...

Miss Maggie,
Thank you for stopping by and reading my 'son's' answers from, I know I'm old but not old enough for a grandson quite yet! thanks for the laugh! but really, glad you stopped by! We have another beautiful spring day!

Garden of Egan said...


Thank you so much!!!!
What a terrific surprise.

Things have been crazy here for the last several days and I ended up cooking about a dozen meals to take to my 90 year old mother in law. I'm working the weekend and have worked most of the week, so I feel totally out of touch.

It was so fun to read those 7 things about you.
You are so entertaining/inspiring/thoughtful/sweet and wonderful!

Hope you are having a good weekend.
I'm so happy to hear about Gary.

My brother in law just found out he has lymphoma and they are just now starting down that long struggling road.
I think of you with Gary often.
You are an angel.

Sue said...

You have had such an interesting life, Maggie. Your stories never cease to amaze me.

Cannot believe your big toe got vacuumed up, essentially. Sheesh. It hurts to even think about that one!


NitWit1 said...

Congrats to winners of prizes as well as your award. I found your 7 items interesting and most I did not know. Law enforcement courses are NOT EASY. Great job to have completed TWO. While on City Council I was made aware of what a new officer must go through just to be certified patrolman, but they usually keep on learniing in a number of ways. NONE EASY.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Maggie! Congrats on your award! I loved reading your 7 things about funny! Also, congrats to Kim and Tauna...they're very lucky ladies for sure!...It's wonderful that Gary is improving, prayers that he continues more and more each day. xo Paulette