Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'm back live and with a new award!

This has been a crazy couple of days around our house.  Our main home computer, the one that I blog on and my husband runs his company off of died on me, well actually it got a virus that Norton contained but could not get rid of. 

So what's a girl to do?

I called Geek Squad.

They came out Sunday morning and confirmed what I already new. Since our computer is seven years old and I was getting ready to purchase a laptop anyway, he advised us that  my money would be better spent there.  However I believe no money spent is money spent well, but such is life at times.

This was after shoveling out lots of money last week on vehicle repairs, a new window and a new GPS system when my husbands work vehicle was broken into.  Anyway, I have basically been back and forth with the geek squad guys several times a day since Fridays computer meltdown.  They have been wonderful and I'm even thinking of dedicating a post to them. 

My husband runs the day to day business of his company off that computer, so the goal of getting him back up and running has been priority number one.  I've been working to set his computer up for his business, I been working on trying to figure out Windows 7 and setting my computer back up with downloads and uploading saved files, and once they get done removing the virus from our old computer, configuing it for my son to have.

All this tech stuff and I don't even know what the heck I'm doing.

So please bear with me if I don't respoind to you quickly or if I don't do everything exactly like I should.  I hope to be back to normal by the beginning of next week.

On a lighter note I received some great news yesterday, my first Blogging Award!  Yeah!!

The Sunshine Award

Jessica from The Improbable Housewife picked me as one of the recipents of the award.

Thanks You Jessica - I am so honored!

As another stay-at-home-mom I can relate to the day to day life she writes about.  When I read her posts I always feel like we are sitting down at the kitchen table chit-chatting over a warm cup of coffee and a piece of pie. Whether she is hosting a giveaway or offering some homespun advice I know I will always enjoy reading what she has to offer.   I encourage you all to check her out if you haven't yet.

Now, to fully be able to accept this award  I must pass it along which is a privilege and an honor.

Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo in my post or within my blog. Done.

2. Pass the award onto 9 fellow bloggers.

3. Link the nominees within my post.

4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blogs.

5. Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award! Done.

I wish I could have picked more than nine, I truely enjoy so many more of you.  I encourage you to visit their blogs.  Each brings something unique to the blogging world.  So in alphabetical order  the Sunshine Award goes to ...

Beverly at Bee Haven Acres

Erin at Homes Where My Heart Is

Ria at Life As A Wife

Renee at Life on CT Farm

Mimi Sue at Mimi Sue's Cottage

Shanilie at Shanilie's Moments

KarenSue at SueBee and Butterflies

Aimee at The Daily Apron

Kelly at The Pursuit of Mommyness

Please visit each and everyone of these Amazing Women on their blog!


  1. Sorry about all the computer trouble. Baby, normal is just a settin' on the old washer!

    Here's sendin' ya'll a big old Ozarks CONGRATULATIONS on your awards.

    Ya'll have a fantastically blessed day!!!

  2. Congratulations on your first award! Isn't it such fun?! :)

  3. Congratulations! I'm new to your blog but I have to say that I'm not surprised at all -- I really enjoy your writing style and all that you have to offer!

  4. I feel your pain. I've been attacked twice in the past two weeks....with laptop having to go to the doctor both times. No fun. Isn't it funny how these computers have become like another limb??
    Glad you're back up and running!!

  5. Congratulations! The only shame is it's not one of those awards where you have to tell something, I love those best.

  6. Congrats I have an award for you too.

  7. Congratulations on your award and thank you for passing it on to me. Very sweet. Loved the pics of your son cleaning the toilet. His wife will thank you for teaching him how. Mimi

  8. Jamie! Thanks so much for honoring me with this lovely award! I am touched that you would think of POM...I really am! So do I now follow the Sunshine Award process and give the award to 9 bloggers that I choose? Sorry! Not sure how it works...fill me in!
    Also sorry to hear about your computer troubles...I tell my hubby every other day that one of these days I'm gonna throw my laptop out the window...haven't done it yet.


  9. Thank you for giving me an award Jamie! I know you follow a lot of blogs and am touched that you picked me as one of the nine. Congrats to everyone else too!


Oh I'm so happy you checked out my blog. I absolutely love hearing from each and every one of you - it truely makes my day! Jamie