Wednesday, October 15, 2008

An Award!

It never ceases to amaze me that I get to "hang out" with so many cool, cool people here in Blogland. I never knew that I could have friendships with people I had never even talked to before. Now, I realize that these relationships are different than my "real" friendships, but I treasure these "cyber" friendships as well. Even my husband understands. When he read Brandi's blog a couple of weeks ago and saw that she was going to have to slow down blogging for a while, he wanted me to email her and make sure she was okay. I thought it was so sweet. The fact that her husband and my husband have emailed each other back and forth a bit had a lot to do with that, I'm sure. But still, he cares.

This post is to celebrate those friendships and to thank one of those cyber-buddies for an award she gave me Friday. Thank you Sarah Mae! She gave me this sweet award...she said she liked it because it had coffee cups filled with Creme Brulee creamed mug would be full of Vanilla Caramel creamed coffee...MMMMmmmmMMMM! Oh, and I see a little tea bag, perfect for when I'm reminiscing about my time in Australia.

Okay, with the award, I have to answer some questions. So here you go:

1. Do you have the same friends since childhood? I have not kept up with many of my friends from childhood, but the ones from high school still keep in touch. In fact, I just got an email yesterday from a friend I hadn't heard from in YEARS. Hey, Cassie!

My best friends since I was a young teenager were my cousins Ruth and Scotty. Ruth and I still email quite often, but I am a horrible cousin/friend when it comes to keeping up with Scott. Ugh. And his birthday was last Sunday!

2. What do you value most about your friends? Definitely a sense of humor. There's not much I like more than laughing with my friends. (It's why Kat is my best girlfriend...she laughs at my jokes. That's not the real reason, but I like saying that.) And every Sunday morning I get to be in a room with some of my closest friends, usually starting our rehearsal time laughing about just the stupidest stuff. Good times.

I also value those friends who speak truth in my life. They are not afraid of hurting my feelings (although they are very kind and careful with my fragile self), yet they tell me like it is when I need it most.

I also value those friends who challenge me to stretch my limits. I have one who is doing that right now. Scary, but what I hope to gain from it will mean so much I don't even think I can grasp it yet.

3. Are your friends your sounding boards? I have to agree with Sarah, my husband (my best friend as well) listens to me when I'm happy, sad, mad, crabby, hysterical, (enter any other emotion here__________). He is definitely my constant sounding board, but I don't know what I'd do without being able to vent to my girlfriends every once in while!

4. What is your favorite activity to share with your friends? Road trips! I think I laugh the hardest on road trips. Two come to mind immediately. I mean, when one of your friends ends up in the floorboard after sitting backwards watching the cranky woman behind us in traffic, or when another of your friends has an infection on his uvula and has to put medicine on it without using a mirror, you laugh reeeeeally hard. I'm laughing hysterically as I'm typing this just remembering...

Okay, now I get to pass this sweet award on to four of my bloggy friends! Even if you've received this award before, I still wanted to pass it on to you girls! Here you go!

Brandi at Shack on the Rocks

Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Suzy at Wild Rose Cottage

Susie Harris at Bienveune...

I hope you visit each of these amazing women. The things they share on their blogs are such an inspiration to me. Thanks again, Sarah!


Kat said...

Oooohhhh! Ooohhh! First to comment!

I'm so glad I get to be your in real life friend! ;)

Sarah Mae said...

I love meeting new bloggy people, and I don't think I've ever met Suzy before - oooooh new friend!

(Hey Kat, can you blog again, pretty pretty please, I miss ya!) :)

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your award!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Great job on that award and thanks for thinking about me too! I too feel so close to so many great women out there. It just goes to show ya that love can spread fast. I love all of you gals so much. I wish I could just have one big slumber party and invite all of you. Hmmmm. Maybe we can do a cyber slumber party... Im thinking???

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by today!

I see your from Mississippi - we lived on the Gulf Coast for about four years. We loved it!

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

What a lovely award to win. That's so sweet!

Thanks for coming by MA on my BATW day!

cherry said...

I enjoyed reading up on what friendship means to you. As we get many things that we need stay the same. I live quite aways from my b/f and miss her dearly. We have such zany silly times when we are together. Congrats on your awards. I think Brandee is a peach too. cherry

katylinvw said...

how wonderful! you deserve it :)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Cute award...I haven't seen that one.
Thanks for stopping by my BATW yesterday!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Heathalee..
I just dropped by to say hello *smile*. I too treasure my bloggy friends and there is just something so very special about each of them. I'm glad that we can drop by and visit one another anytime because the door is always open. Your name is very unique I never met anyone else with your name. it is pretty!!

Blessings Lorie

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Oh looky what I have stumbled onto... I didn't even know you gave me this, and I thank you. I just came to check up on my bloggy friend. This world of cyber friendship is so amazing isn't it? I agree with Susie though that I want to get everyone together...including you! :)

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Oops - you did, but I was out of town and didn't keep up on the computer...thanks again...and yes, COME LIVE AT MY HOUSE (at least for a week...I can keep my act together that long :)