A dear sweet friend of mine, Lynda over at Hedgerow Hollow, gave me the friendly site award. Lynda and I have been in an online Yahoo list for a couple of years and she is the sweetest person. She has a kind and gentle heart that is really reflected in her home. Thank you Lynda for passing this award on to me.
I am going to pass this award on to a brand new blogger, Mandie. She is my sister's youngest and my little namesake (middle name as my sister thought it would be too confusing to have two Heidi's in the family). It is hard to believe that she is a wife and mother as it only seems yesterday that I would come stay at the house to watch she and her big sister Kristy. I spent a great deal of time with the girls when they were very young and loved being with them. Now they are themselves raising children and Mandie is a newlywed who's husband was just deployed this week. She started a blog now.
To me, friendly is not a word but an action. It is only visible if you do pick it up and pass it on. We often underestimate it. A smile or just a word or two can make all the difference to a person. I hope you will pass it on today and stop over at Mandie's blog to say hello. You will find her at http://armywifeismylife.blogspot.com/.
If you visit me often, you will remember Dagi, my furbaby. I could not resist showing you this. We were later getting ready this morning as my husband has to drive to Belgium for an afternoon of company meetings and dinner. Dagi was in form today and wanting us to do nothing but pay attention to him. I started to make the bed and he followed me around it as I worked. Then he thought it was time to out smart me! He got up into the last corner I needed to do and laid there so I could not finish. He would not move even when I pulled the sheets over him.
He loves to give me that 'Just try it!' look so I just gave up and walked away. That always works as he follows me. Score: cat ~ one, cat owned person ~ one. I led him to my husband and then went back to make the bed. Now who out smarted whom?
A few responses:
I want to thank everyone for all the kind comments about my Christmas decorations. I do hope that if any bloggers make the Christmas charger (plate) display that you will share a photo of yours on your blog. It is something that can be made so personal and I would love to see them.
Julie ~ I used 2 candles so I could use lots of ornaments which create a circle then in turn. Play with the idea and create your own because everything could work. I hope you have that camera fixed and ready though so I can see it!
Regina ~ I am looking forward to seeing your decorations. I will be sure to check it out next week!
Tanya ~ It was so nice to see that you stopped by for a visit!
Nan ~ The cord is behind the mirror. We used it as a way to hang the wreath itself but lifting on of the hooks loose and placing the cord behind before hanging it again. Worked perfectly and this way only a small portion of the cord is visible at the bottom of the mirror by the plug. Life is busy with also having created a tutorial for my other blog from a project I did for my quilt group so I have not been able to email you about the other blog idea. I will do so later on today or tomorrow. I have not forgotten you.
Marie ~ Good to hear from you and that things are okay. I will look up your email address today on the site.
Angela ~ What a Christmas it would be if the get~together was now. I am just so excited about this coming May.