Friday, February 26, 2010

An Award And Awkward!

I've been MIA this week.  Again.  Honestly, sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do.  I've been busy with a project that I'll tell you more about very soon.  In fact, it has to do with a giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled! 

An Award

Kathy and Seashell from Two Hands Full Of Daisies gave me the following award:

Thank you very much!  I'm so flattered that you would pass this award on to me!

Here are the rules:

List 10 things that make you happy. (try to do one of those things TODAY!)

Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.

Make sure to link back to the person that tagged you!
Ten things that make me happy:
  1. My family
  2. The end of winter (if it ever ends)
  3. Reading and writing blogs
  4. Music (see my player at the bottom of the page for some of my favorites)
  5. Cooking/baking
  6. Survivor and pizza on Thursday nights
  7. The ocean
  8. Family road trips and vacations
  9. Watching a good movie
  10. Reading a good book
I'd like to pass this award to these 10 bloggers (who always make me happy!):
  1. My Farmhouse Kitchen
  2. Conquer The Monkey
  3. Better Than Cured
  4. Cut and Dry
  5. EG&C
  6. Magical Places On Tuscany's Coast
  7. Matty's Thoughts
  8. Peeling An Orange With A Screwdriver
  9. Running With Letters
  10. Stir-Fry Awesomeness
If you haven't visited one or more of these bloggers, click on the links and check them out!  They're all very friendly!

NOTE:  While I was copying and pasting links, I realised that I didn't have some of my bestest blog buddies on my blogroll.  I can't believe I overlooked that!  If you are a follower and you aren't listed on my blogroll, please bring it to my attention.  Also, if you're a new follower and I haven't dropped by your blog to say "Hi", please tell me!  I try to stay on top of these things, but I do occassionally miss something.  Don't be shy, leave me a comment or send me an email and let me know!

Also, I'm having some major computer issues.  It seems that I need to click on buttons multiple times before my computer recognizes them.  If I've left the same comment on your blog two or three times in a row, that's why!   If anyone can recommend a good virus scanning program, I'd appreciate it (I have McAfee).  I'm not sure I have a computer virus, but something is certainly wrong.


Have you ever had one of those moments when you wish you could suck the words right back into your mouth?  Maybe you said something you wish you hadn't, or something you said was misunderstood.  I've done it more times than I like to remember.  Here are a few things I wish I hadn't said.
  • At a company potluck luncheon, I warned a coworker not to eat the brownies.  I told her that I had seen other people spit them out.  That was when she told me that she had brought them.  It was a family recipe.
  • I was looking at a stack of sales brochures a friend had picked up when she was shopping for a new car.  I commented that one particular car was really ugly.  It was, of course, the car she had just ordered.
  • My boss and coworkers surprised me on my birthday with a cake that one of the women in our office had made.  Just before it was removed from the box, I said "I hope it doesn't have anything green on it" (my birthday is the day after St. Patrick's day).  It ended up being covered in green plastic shamrocks.  The paper plates and napkins for the cake were also covered in shamrocks.
  • A friend of mine was taking me on a tour of the house she and her husband had just bought.  She told me they wanted to do a lot of painting because the previous homeowners had made some terrible color choices.  When she showed me the bathroom, I told her I would paint that room first because it looked so bad.  It turns out that the bathroom was the only room they had already repainted.
How about you?  Ever put your foot in your mouth?



Matty said...

Thank you so much. I don't know how, but I'm glad reading here makes you happy. And I already know some of those other bloggers. Good choices.

I use AVG free edition. It's just that. Free. And it works great, at least that's my view on it.

From the sounds of it, you need to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground!! My big insert foot moment was when I asked a pregnant woman when she was due. Um.....she wasn't pregnant.

Cameron said...

WOW! THANK YOU so very very much for the award! I am so honored and flattered that the Monkey Blog came to mind and makes you happy. That is a very mutual feeling my friend!

Thank you so very very much!
Conquer The Monkey

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh you sweet dear has been my pleasure to get to know you in blogland and then grateful i am..thank you so are so kind to think of me....

i loved reading what makes you HAPPY too...just lovely...

i'll work on my HAPPY list this weekend...

thank you again


Chicago Mom said...

Those are some doozie awkward moments! My most recent one was this: I was at the store with my daughter and our checkout person was a little person. My daughter could not see him on the other side of the cash register and said (quite loudly, of course) "Mom, there is no one here to help us. Why did you pick a line where there is no one here?"

Phillip Cardon said...

That's incredibly sweet of you :) Being new to this Blogger world, I really do cherish all your comments on my blog!

Cheers to you and our future friendship. Thanks for the award; I will keep this going on my blog (sometime tonight haha).

Thanks again and take care!


Tracie said...

Thanks so much for the award!!!

I have McAfee too. I think it's a problem with Blogger and not with your computer. I had it happen to me a couple of times today and I had several instances of multiple comments on my last 2 posts. (I usually don't get those.)

I'm laughing at your open mouth-insert foot moments. Only because I'm usually the one saying things like that.

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Tracie said...

See, I just left a double comment. :) Blogger is wonky.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Oh, I have stuck my foot in my mouth too many times to count. Of course, no particular story is coming to mind right now...

lisleman said...

I'm listening to some of your song selections as I write this. Music can sure stir emotions and the happy one is best.
Those are some good confessions of foot in mouth events.
It would be great to join your blogroll

Purple Flowers said...

Your "foot in the mouth" stories were hysterical. I was laughing so hard I almost choked on my tea. You are a great writer. Where's that book? I know, you have to wait until life slows down abit. But I'm just glad you have time to share your stories on this blog. :)

Willoughby said...

lisleman - I have problems leaving comments through discus. I tried to leave you a comment to let you know that I'm following you and adding you to my blogroll, but I don't think it worked.

Tins and Treasures said...

Your blog is wonderful and you are quite deserving of this award.

I enjoyed your stories too.
Happy Weekend ~Natalie

Tins and Treasures said...

Your blog is wonderful and you are quite deserving of this award.

I enjoyed your stories too.
Happy Weekend ~Natalie

elvira pajarola said...

Carissima Willoughby....sooo kind of you; to surprise me with an Award; supersweet of you...THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

It's such a big pleasure for me to have met you and visiting; reading and following your blog is just a DELIGHT!!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and I send you a lot of my tuscan sun.....!!!!!!!

Un abbraccio forte your tuscan friend elvira

ChristineM said...

Now I know my foot has been in my mouth (figuratively, of course) many times, but I just can't think of a particular incident at the moment!

Thanks for reminding me never to dis the brownies! :)

angeltastic said...

I've been known to put my foot in my mouth more times than I care mention.

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Thanks so much for the award--it brightened my day :)

I've blocked the memories of the many times I have put my foot in my mouth. it's all just too unbearable to think about. I am glad that you remembered and shared, though. It makes us all feel better to know we are not alone!

Betty said...

WOW!! Thank you soo much for the award!! I am so PROUD! And it feels so good to know that my little blog makes you happy.Thanks again.
I just HEART your blog!
Hope you have a great week!!
Betty xx

Betty said...

Willoughby, I just wanted you to know that I am so proud I 've added your blog to my blog roll.
Betty xx

Betty said...

And, I 'm honoured that you have added my blog to your blog roll.

Holly said...

Happy awards. I love your awkward moments, especially the brownie one!

sanjeet said...

i loved reading what makes you HAPPY too...just lovely...

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