January 29, 2011

An honor

I was honored this week by a blogging friend at Chrysalis. She gave me a


You can check out her stylish e-zine blog  here and make sure you check out her many articles and reviews....lots of interesting topics!!

Here are the Rules
First, thank and link back to the person who gave you this award
• Second, share 7 things about yourself
• Third, award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
• Then, contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won this award

Seven Random Things about Me:
1. I'm in the middle of a move to a different house, so I'm a crazy person (and I am sticking with that story even after the move).
2. As my children are leaving the nest and flying off to discover the world and what God has for them, my husband and I are finding it very quiet around here.  It takes a lot of adjusting. And it makes our 13 year old a little restless being an only child after living in a house full of sisters and activity!
3. I started volunteering to do receptionist type of work at our church two mornings a week.
4. I love (and am quite good at) figuring out people's Myers-Briggs personality type. Oh and I'm an ESFP.
5. I do love January in Phoenix, even though I miss a snowy climate and having a nice wood stove.
6. I love Facebook and find it reminds me of living in a small town, the way that you can spread news so quickly, keep in touch so closely and stay in closer touch with friends on a daily basis.
7. My love languages are acts of service and really good chocolate.

Here are my honorees. Please feel free to follow these guidelines or not. =)

Great blogs I read and want to pass on the Award to:
1. Pioneer Woman Cooks is a great cooking blog. She makes each recipe step by step with lovely photos and hilarious commentary.
2. Pocket Lint has been a long time favorite of mine. It's written by my wonderful friend Gillian about life with two special needs children.
3. Tara's View of the World is written by my friend Tara about her life of raising three children, one with autism and being a minister's wife.
4. KQ Cards, a photography blog by my friend Kathryn who has a great eye for photography!
5. Penned in Orange is my wonderful collegiate friend Sara's blog. She writes poetry and is a great photographer also!
6. Veritas, my husband's blog..... a more serious and thoughtful blog.
7. Alive and Mortal is written by my friend Kim. It is an expressive arts blog for grieving people and a place for the grieving to share their journey.
8. A Holy Experience is a beautiful blog experience with lovely photography, devotional, inspirational and poetic writing.
9. Blackpurl's Knitpickings is not about knitting, but is a friend who knits, who also writes about life in Belize as a missionary.
10. Walking to China is another friend who is living in China and a surprise to her, foster parenting a special needs baby there as well.
11. Joann's Blog Adventure is written by another ministry wife friend of mine.....usually a very hilarious look at life in ministry and raising four children.
12. Laundromat is my friend Michele's blog. She writes from a  very Canadian, very honest and very fun view of life married to a minister with two teenaged boys, one hound dog and has an interesting career as the director of a downtown cultural center for Native Canadians (because I forget the correct term). 
13. Shasher's Life is an energetic blog for women by another Canadian friend.
14. Empty Handed is written by another ministry wife who lives in Australia....wonderful photography and cheerful blog.
15. Agape Life, which is my daughter Hannah's blog. She writes so well, but not often. Keep an eye on her though. She has great thoughts!

Whew! That takes a long time to get all of that together, but I am excited to show you the blogs I've been reading lately. Hope you take some time and look at them. Save the links for when you have time to peruse and read good things.

Thank you again to e-mom at Chrysalis for honoring my blog on her awards list.


Tarasview said...

thanks lovely!!

I love your list of favs... so many of my favs too :)

Alida said...

Wow! Thanks for the shout out Crickl!!

You have some of my favs on your list as well :-)

e-Mom said...

Your love language is really good chocolate, eh? LOL, Christy!

OK, so what's my Meyers-Briggs personality type?

I can't wait to visit all the fabulous bloggers on your list. So many bloggers have moved on to Facebook. While I do enjoy a "small town" life there, I also enjoy the deeper thought found on blogs.

No pressure, but I do enjoy your posts... just to let you know.

Congrats again!


P.S. Give yourself time to adjust to your emptying nest. It's hard, but eventually, you'll really like it.

Shash said...

YAY! :) thank you so very much!! I haven't had time to work on an acceptance speech. ;)

crickl's nest said...

You are all very welcome. I had fun doing all the linking and looking.

E-mom, I do plan to post more. It's one of my goals I'm working on....hey that can be one of my posts this week. I am not sure if you are an extrovert or introvert because I've never met you in person. But I think you are an NF for sure. I just don't know if you're an IE or PJ? check out the NF things on personalitypage.com and let me know! lol

My daughter Hannah's love languages are Verbal affirmations and chips and salsa. lol So we figured mine could be good chocolate.

Hope you all visit each other's blogs!

crickl's nest said...

E-mom, okay I checked it out...I was too curious....and you are (I think) an ENFJ. Look it up and see what you think: http://personalitypage.com/html/ENFJ.html

e-Mom said...

I just finished perusing your list. You have a lot of wonderful bloggy friends! (Shasher, I aready knew.)

Thanks for your M-B analysis...

You're pretty much on the money! Actually, I'm fairly balanced between extrovert and introvert. I love people and fun (and laughing) but I do love my books. I happily withdraw from the world to read and think... but only for a finite periods. Because I grew up in Canada, I have some of that British reserve.

BTW, the CDN word is "Aboriginals." Strange... yes. "Native Canadians" sounds better to my American ear.

Yes, "intuitive" and "judging."

Feeling? Not so much. They're way down deep and private. I don't thrive on poetic expressions and sharing raw personal experiences like so many women do.

((Hugs)) e-Mom ღ

joannmski said...

Thank you! I am not sure how to copy the box tho.