Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thank you, my dearest readers!

Whenever I watch the Oscars, I love the speeches best. How can you thank anyone at all when you're overwhelmed with so much emotion? So, in that very raw moment, you do get to see a very intimate glimpse of the person.

So now let me let you have a little glimpse of me! I have been very lucky to be the recipient of three blogging awards. I love them all and am greedy for more! Thank you to Duni, RanRan and Austenfan. Your recognition is much appreciated.

This blog is actually just a fun little hobby. My husband is a bit annoyed with it because total strangers and family (worse, he thinks!) come up to him knowing details about our lives all because they've stumbled upon this blog. And yet he is amazed at how many friends I've made through this blog (ladies, you know who you are and I love you truly). He's also happy that this little pastime earns me a bit of money, too (which is what I use to buy him presents!).

So this blog makes me very happy! And I am even happier that some of you are entertained by my silly stories, some of you are moved by my stories of love, marriage and my dear Mama, and some of you are moved enough to call me your friend. Thank you.

When I was a student of Creative Writing, my professor said, "Writers are most arrogant. We write down what we think and expect people to read it. Reading means setting aside time from one's life to actually sit down and focus on the material. So we, as writers, are arrogant to believe we can ask people for their time. So we, as writers, must make what we write worth their time."

Thank you for your time, my dearest readers. Your time, the comments that you leave, and your friendship makes my heart just puff up with happiness. You are all very important to me and I am filled with the deepest and most profound gratitude that you think I am worth your time and that you have welcomed me into your life. Thank you!

For bloggers that clearly enjoy blogging and
love encouraging friendship through blogging

I pass this on to Wendy Brandes Jewelry, Daisy Chain Dreams, Lovely Purses, Annie Spandex and Whatever She Said, Then I'm That.

For blogs that are so beautiful - to look at or to read

I pass this on to Girl Meets NYC, Beautiful Things to Share, Absolutely Beautiful Things, Style Redux and Sea of Shoes.

For blogs that show great attitude or deep gratitude

I pass this on to NY Minute Now, Marriage and Beyond, Tales of the Domesticated Husband's Wife, Memoirs of a New Missus and Nevergirl's.

I hope you, too, can pass your awards to blogs that inspire you the way you inspire me!


  1. hi Frances! you are so kind! thank you for this award i really appreciate it! i see you got several, wow, you deserve it. your blog is fabulous! i hope you have a lovely weekend!

    God Bless,

  2. Ooooh!!! I'm honored, thank you!! xx <3

  3. Thank you,Frances! I'm so flattered.

  4. Your thoughts are worth reading.. I may not leave a comment or two all the time, but i do read your entries.

  5. Oooh!!! Thanks for the award, Neighbor! :) How "refreshing" ;)

    I like what your professor said.

  6. wee!!! thanks for the lemonade award frances! sensya na at delinquent ako ngayon sa bloghopping (pati sa blogging, ehehehe), nasabay din kasi na super busy sa work. babawi ako :) .. keep on writing! :)

    pareho tayo si nel din minsan nababaliw na sa blog ko, hahahah. pagka nga may something or happening tatanong agad nun "ibablog mo yan no?", hahahah

  7. What a beautiful post. I'm honoured to receive an award from you! Thank you so much, and also for the linky love ♥


  8. yehey...woohoooo! congrats on your awards. By the way, that is such a cute picture of you. I love your hair. =)

  9. Congratulations on your bloggy awards :)

  10. congrats with the awards frances! :) you truly deserve them! keep on blogging! :)

  11. Thanks so much for the award and thanks so much for supporting Style Redux and Chinoiserie Chic. You are the best!

  12. Annie, WendyB, NY Minute Now, Nel's Bebi, Duni, DaisyChain, Style Redux 2 - THANK YOU! You inspire me =)

    Everyone, thank you for reading this silly blog! =D

  13. Hi Frances! stumbled upon your blog, when I saw your pic I thought you look kinda familiar -- and I remembered OK!!! Love bothe Johnny Depp and Rob!=)



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