Yesterday Adam and I did the back lawn. I like to do yard work either earlier in the day or later in the afternoon especially in the hot months in Australia which is opposite of the northern hemisphere. Next month will be one of the hottest which happens to be Adam’s birth month. We are planning a trip to Hervey Bay Queensland for about 6 days. I will be driving us so I suspect another blog will come forth from this trip. I am digressing here but hang on, I will get back to topic.
I made an observation about us as we played in the surf. I like to make muggacinos. The best part of the cappuccino for me is the frothy milk. I enjoy using the spoon after I drink the milky coffee with lots of chocolate sprinkled on top to collect the dregs of froth which I cherish. As Adam and I cooled off in the surf of Safety Beach, I noticed how it resembled the froth that I so love to have. I was tickled with that image thinking that I was playing in frothy sea water that was cool and invigorating to me.
The water was supposedly 25 C (77 F) but it felt more like 22 to me. It didn’t matter because we were so freaking hot. I used to get freaked out with the tide especially if the waves seemed to be tossers. When I say tossers, I am meaning that they look like they are full of sand. We tried body surfing but the surf wasn’t great. It just didn’t have the pull that it should have had. Not that I am an expert body surfer, I can barely swim but I am getting more confident as the years go on. If I can stand up waist deep and not freak out when a 3 ft wave is baring down on me it’s a great improvement. I used to be so scared. I am relishing how brave I am feeling now in the surf. Adam has even noticed it. He was surprised that I had gone out again.
When we were sitting on the edge of the water, I was looking out and saw a fish surfing the wave before it crashed. I was tickled to be sitting on the beach with the froth surrounding us both. The night before, I saw a shooting star. I was thinking to myself, how truly blessed I am. I not only get to have frothy coffee whenever I desire, I get to play in the frothy sea, and watch beauty around me.
I would like to thank Rev. Eddie Tatro for this touching award! As always I am deeply honored and grateful for receiving any award. Eddie you have my deepest gratitude mate! Here is the information on this very prestigious award:
ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES for HUG AWARD©
“Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence; to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.”
The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they: Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity;Hope for Joy and Happiness; Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness
The HUG Award© recognizes and honours those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession. They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics), by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.
The HUG Award© is for anyone, anywhere in the world, who meets the guidelines and wants to be nominated for the award. Please leave a comment on this page if you are interested in receiving this award, or if you would like to nominate someone else for the award.
The HUG Award© is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.
The HUG Award© is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.
The HUG Award© is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.
These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents. They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.
These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.
The HUG Award© is not specifically a website or blog award. It can be given to people in your community, at your employment, at your place of worship, etc. Please make sure they have a copy of these Guidelines, and please don’t forget to submit their names back to this site.
I can nominate others for this, no limits, I can or I can’t, but I would like to nominate others who have touched me on WordPress and off of WordPress. I gratefully accept this award because I love hugs! I also love HOPE and want to spread it like a disease!! Thank you Eddie! HUGS!!
Please accept this award and read this over also http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/
http://talinorfali.wordpress.com/ You do make a difference for me!
The Versatile Blogger Award
I would like to thank a great person and blogger prayingforoneday – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/ for this award Go check the person and blogger, please. I am very new to wordpress but love to share and feel like I am at home here.
Rules: You MUST do this…
1. Place a copy of the award on your blog
2. Link back to the person who nominated you and thank them (in my case you really don’t have to thank me)
3. list 7 interesting facts about you and try not to say something you’ve already said
4. nominate 15 other blogs
5 notify those people that you’ve nominated
In accepting this award, I have to say 7 things about myself, and like others I will try to say things I have not said before.
1. I was a military brat in the loosest term (get your mind out of the gutter if you can) I was born at the end of his career.
2. I have low self-esteem
3. I feel blessed constantly. I can’t believe how good I have it!
4. I have both my dogs on leads because they forget they have to stay still.
5. I don’t understand why prayingforoneday keeps nominating me for awards.
6. I love blogging but still am learning the ropes. (I think that’s pretty evident.)
7. I want to share some of my fiction through Word Press.
With these awards, I have to now nominate 15 people who I believe are Versatile Bloggers also. I repeat, I am pretty new to WordPress and am finding new bloggers but these are the ones I read the most. I guess I can’t tag prayingforoneday because he has this already. Giggle.
1. Nihonigo http://nihonigo.wordpress.com/ He’s a really insightful writer and I love reading his thoughts. He’s also the very first person I foll0wed here.
2. everyday gurus http://everydaygurus.com/ Postivity is something we need more of and this person certainly can write!
3. The blog of funny names http://funnynamesblog.com/ I always learn something cool from you!
4. Eyes Wide Open http://ambirkelo.wordpress.com/ You let His light shine through you and you certainly can write about the topic you choose well!
5. To Be Aware http://idolanuel.com/ He may only post once a month but I like what he says.
6. From The Fog http://fromthefogblog.wordpress.com/ I have just discovered him but he’s really great!
7. http://meganhasocd.com/ She has this award already but I can see why!
I know I have not listed 15 but sometimes coming up with 15 is just crazy. I also think the others already have this award. Lame! I know!