Have I ever told you the story of how I met my husband?
I was a sophomore in college. An English major. And not doing very well in the computer-programming class I was taking.
Dave was the professor’s lab assistant who patiently taught me how to write that end-of-year computer programming project and saved me from the “F” I probably deserved. I always say that marrying him was the least I could do to show my appreciation.
What Dave may not have realized was that he was signing on for a lifetime of helping me deal with these darned computers.
All of this to say: Big thanks goes to wonderful, patient, long suffering Dave for getting my blog moved from my old WordPress site to my new domain. I don’t know how all you other bloggers do it without a live-in IT expert to help.
My son Jake is 13 now and almost as good at computer stuff as his dad. Last week I came home and he surprised me with a new favicon for my blog that he designed himself. I love it! Look up–see the little pink house with the blue roof in the URL address line? Jake did that!
Just wanted you to know that this blog is really a family project. I couldn’t do it without my Home Crew.
You know who else I couldn’t do this without? Why, YOU, of course!
I keep blogging because you keeping coming and commenting. I enjoy your blog-friendship. That’s what keeps me going. The best part? You’re the kind of friends who give me awards.
I received this “I Heart Your Blog” Award from three of my favorite bloggers–Le at Third on the Right, Marie Louise at Cottage Industries, and Melody at Pennies in My Pocket. Thanks, Ladies! I Heart Your Blogs, too!
Laura at She’s Cookin’ Now honored me with the Excellent blog award. She’s always cookin’ up some good recipes over at her blog, so go check it out!
(If I forgot to mention any awards you’ve given me in the last month or so, please let me know. With the blog move, I’ve been a little scattered.)
Instead of following the various rules for those awards, I’m going to pass out my new HOOKED ON YOUR BLOG AWARD to 5 of my favorite bloggers.
This button replaces the one that I used at my old address. If you were given one of those old ones, or I have ever given you an award in the past, please help yourself to the new one with my updated blog address on it.
I hereby award the October 2008 HOOKED ON YOUR BLOG AWARD to:
- Emily at Remodeling This Life
- Marie at Watch the Wind Blow By
- Maya at Springtree Road
- Angela at The Painted House
- Ms. Tee at Delightful Home
These are all women I consider to be good blog friends. I wish I had more than just a blog button to give them! I hope you’ll visit their sites and say hello.
Thanks to all of my readers who don’t have blogs but faithfully visit every week and leave wonderful comments. I appreciate every single one of you. I need to make another button that says “HOOKED ON YOUR COMMENTS.”
ANNOUNCING: HOOKED ON FRIDAYS
I’m going to try Mister Linky for the first time tomorrow and call it “Hooked on Fridays.” If it goes well, I’ll use Mister Linky next week for the Hooked on House Tours party. I guess you could call it a dry run. (If you don’t know what Mister Linky is, check out Kimba’s recent party post to see it in action.)
I know this is last-minute, but if you want to participate, your assignment is simple: Post something that you’re hooked on. You can show us anything you really, really like–a TV show, a dessert, a pretty room you found in a magazine, or the color red. Whatever! It’s just for fun and to tell us a little more about yourself. (I’m hooked on this round front porch I saw in Columbia Tusculum!)
Write a new post or link to one you’ve already got about something you like. Just be sure to link back here so your readers can check out what everyone else has to show us, too! Mister Linky will go up late tonight and stay up through the weekend for anyone who feels like playing along! If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks! -Julia