Monday, July 23, 2007

The Schmooze Awards

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend ... it was too short for me, but that's normal !!

I have been honoured by my dear blog-friend Merle, who has chosen me as one of 5, to be given the Schmooze Award.

So, what does this mean?

Forms: schmoozed or schmoosed also shmoozed, schmooz·ing or schmoos·ing, shmooz·ing, schmooz·es or schmoos·es, shmooz·es

Slang: To converse casually, especially in order to make a social connection.

A perfect definition of blogging!

See, I knew that, looks down at shoes.

So now I have to pick 5 bloggers to pass on the Award to, hmmm ...

There are so many I could award this to, and probably many have already received this, so here goes ...

Greeneyes ... a wonderful blog-friend, who always shares such inspiring posts ... she is always so happy. She also lives in the most amazing part of the world

Diane ... another wonderful blog-friend, who shares her family and food with us all ... a gorgeous family, and ultra-yummy food !!

Clare ... a sweet British girl, who is a fellow Neighbours lover, and who has shown me a new internet fun place ... Facebook.

Gattina ... a fellow cat lover, living in Belgium, who share her love of her family of cats, and humans, too, with us all. Always great fun to read.

Melinda ... a new Aussie blogger, and a personal friend of mine. She has the most amazing photos. If you haven't visited her yet, please do. She might need some encouragement !!

Michelle ... a great Aussie girl, who writes the most interesting posts, and shares wonderful photos. She works in the legal profession, and tells some amazing stories about her world.

(Ok, I know I can't count ... that's six ... too bad, too hard to choose !!)

So, that's done ... on with the post ...

Huge apologies for me not coming by to visit (hangs her head in shame) ... I have been so involved with reading the new Harry Potter book, that nothing else has been done (other than stuff which I absolutely had to do ... like being Chicky's taxi for most of Sunday, cooking, cleaning, washing ... you know ... reality !!). I haven't read nearly as much of it as I would have liked, due to having to do everything else, so I still have at least 1/3 of the book to go. It is great, though, and if I had of had the opportunity, I would've just sat and sat and sat and read it from cover to cover. Oh well !!

We have had glorious weather this weekend, and today too. There is almost a hint of Spring in the air.

I don't have a hugely busy week ahead of me (yet), but have a few things to do, so hopefully will have the chance today and tomorrow to come visiting.

Thanks again for your patience with my neglectful blog visiting.

Have a great week, everyone.

Take care,


Peter said...

Hi Schmoozer, this is spreading like wildfire.
My memories of living in Victoria would suggest you are a bit (read a lot) premature with your hint of spring Connie.

Greeneyes said...

Hello Meow
You schmoozer you !LOL thank you so much for the kind words and mention, you are the best.
I finally got in to your blog, I am smarter than the average bear ,(giggles to her self) I had to go through another server WHY?????Yours is the only one like it but must be from my side or server (YAHOO)I dont know what its problem is but NOTHING will keep me away from you!,wait ,did that sound scary ,,Not my intention LOL Just I miss My Meow :0)
Now squeezing in as I couldnt get on before :
your photo is a real beauty it is a great shot ,
Your writing , may I say WOW madame,you have it down! You do so many wonderful fun things ,I think you are going to excell at this one Oh and I seen all your new photos on your photo blog , great stuff !
Hope Chicky is behaving as always ,and you and yours are safe healthy and happy .
there I am sorry so long But I missed you
Love and Hugs
Friends from across the sea,Oh what great swimmers we should be!LOL

Diane J. said...

Aww, shucks....Thanks, sweet Connie! I appreciate your sweet words and I'll do my best to pass this on soon. :-)

Glad Greeneyes was able to access your blog again. Apparently she is glad, too. ;D

Have a great week!

Love and hugs,


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Congratulations! It seems that we are both schmoozers.

Merle said...

Hi Connie ~~ Glad you got your Schmoozer thing sorted and passed on.
Thanks for your comments - The Serenity Prayer is wonderful. We have a few warmer days predicted this week
a 16 C and 17 C so hope they are right. It should be warmer in September - talk about that later.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Congratulations on the award, Connie. Yes, I have to agree, you're a good schmoozer.

I guess I will get a copy of the latest HP book eventually. I just hope I don't inadvertently find out the end in the meantime.

Have a great week. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Schmoozer Award. You do a wonderful job with blogging. Always love to stop by.


angel, jr. said...

So can we vote for you? How does this work?

Anonymous said...

I got the book too, but have only gotten the first chapter read. Maybe tonight.... opps forgot I am installing a new video card in my home computer. I think that is the blame for my computer failures


Jenn said...

You are a schmoozer. And you should also get an award for blogger with the most kitties.

Debbie said...

I bought the book for the youngest to read and we haven't heard much from her since then! My copy is at home waiting for me and I have a whole day next week to read it in. Hopefully things won't get in the way!

Congrats on your award! I see this one popping up all over!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You're a deserved Schmoozer, Connie!

CiscoKid said...

You are not the only one immersed in HP.
I will wait till I am on vacation (3 weeks) to read it.. right now, it is just work and family.. Now I am off to see your tri pictures!

Stinkypaw said...

Have a great week, and can't wait to get the time to sit and read my Potter book as well.

Congrats on the Schmoozing and keep it up!

Dr. Deb said...

You are totally deserving of this award, Connie!

Heidi said...

Congrats on your schmooze award!..I'll check out your fellow bloggers as well.

PEA said...

Hello dear Schmoozer:-) Congrats on the award...when Merle gave it to me also, I wasn't sure at first if it was a good thing or not! LOL I think half the world has been reading the last Harry Potter book these last few days! I haven't gotten the book yet because I need to read 5 & 6 yet!! xox

dragonflyfilly said...

CRUMBS! - did i forget to congratulate you on your Award?

sorry about that, and i think you of all people REALLY DO deserve this award! -- your's has got to be one of the BEST blogs in the 'sphere! and i'm not just saying that to suck up to you! - i has variety, humour, personal stuff, great photos, AND MUSIC, i love the music!

keep on smooozing pussycat, you ARE "the cat's meow"

cheers from your biggest fan!

dragonflyfilly said...

i just had to leave another signature on your "Guestbook", but i don't know how i ended up in Ottawa?

Drama Div@ said...

Well done and well deserved.. Must take considerable time & thought to keep it up. I know you enjoy it as much as we do!

Gattina said...

Congratulations and welcome to the schmoozers ! I too have got it a couple of weeks ago but thank you very much that you thought of me being a schmoozer ! I forgot to put it in my sidebar !
I also had troubles with IE and loading blogs and all slideshows or videos didn't load at all. Finally I had enough I always thought it was my computer, but then I tried Firefox and everything went smooth. Since that day I only use Firefox.
Maybe you should try it too, you will see the difference.
Rosie sits on my printer and watchs me typing !

Lee said...

No need for apologies, Connie. I've been a bit slack these past couple of days, too. sneaks away on us when we're not looking! ;)

Lynn said...

Congratulations on the award! I have spent a large part of the last few days reading Harry Potter book #7. I am finally done, and am able to return to blogland. Even though I thought that I was reading slowly, and life kept interfering with my just reading it straight through, it seems that it was over too quickly. sigh Enjoy the rest of the book.

Dragonheart said...

Congratulations on your award! :) It is well deserved. :)

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Peter ... aaawww, can't a girl dream ??

Greeneyes ... I am so glad you were finally able to visit again. wonder what the problem was. thank you for all your comments and compliments, dear Greeneyes. I love your visits, and hugely missed them. Welcome back.

Diane ... thank you.

Nick ... thank you.

Merle ... thank you. I will email you about September, maybe we can include Gwen and Jeanette, if they are interested.

Puss-In-Boots ... thank you. Whenever anyone is talking about the HP book, block your ears and say loudly "la-la-la-la" until they stop !!

Connie ... thank you, you are sweet.

Angel ... thank you, but no voting ... I'm already a winner with blog friends like all of you.

Daybyday ... good luck with the video card, and hope you get time to read.

Jenn ... thank you ... oooh, a kitty award !!

Debbie ... a whole day ... hope you are a fast reader, it is a long book !!

Jean-luc ... thank you.

Ciscokid ... enjoy your HP read in the holidays.

Stinkypaw ... thank you.

Dr. Deb ... thank you.

Heidi ... thank you.

Pea ... thank you. I have just finished no. 7, but now I want to start at no. 1 and read them right through again.

Dragonflyfilly ... thank you ... I emailed you !!

Drama Diva ... thank you.

Gattina ... thank you. I must try Firefox, as it is getting frustrating sometimes with IE, particularly your blog ... it ends up freezing my IE.

Lee ... thank you.

Lynn ... thank you. Great book, wasn't it ... I want more, now, though !!

Dragonheart ... thank you.

Take care, everyone ... Meow xx

Anonymous said...

Schmoozer!! LOL, how funny :o)
Congrats on your award, and may thanks for mine! :o)
Michelle xx

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Michelle ... you are welcome.
Take care, Meow