Friday, July 20, 2012

Fabulous on a Friday

What a difference a day's raining and supposedly the temps will struggle to get out of the low 70's today. The weatherman said we might even need a light sweater. Whoohoo!

Hmmm...I guess we haven't exhausted the topic of weather in blog posts and status updates.

Darlene over at Adventures of a Middle Age Mom tagged me with an award recently. Normally I don't participate but since it's a gray rainy Friday and since I haven't written a single thing of substance this week I figured why not carry on in that vein and play along.


Here's the deal-

1. Thank the blogger who gave it to you and share the link back to their blog.

Thanks Darlene!! Everyone hop over to Adventures of a Middle Age Mom and say hi. Darlene is a runner and an amazing gardener and we've met in real life a couple of times which is always fun.

2. Name 5 fabulous moments of your life.

My wedding day
Daughter1's birth-day
Daughter2's birth-day

Lunch in the House of Lords
Standing behind the clock face inside Big Ben

Those first three events are in a category of fabulosity all their own.
Just sayin'.

3. Name 5 things you love.

a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning
the English countryside
daughters in the house

not neccessarily in that order

4. Name 5 things that you hate.

starving children
our political dialogue

5. Pass the award to 5 deserving bloggers.

eh. Sometimes I skip this part because not everyone appreciates a tag, and lots of bloggers even advertise their sites as 'award-free'. I love lots of blogs for lots of different reasons so it's hard to pick, but today I chose five that I read regularly. If I tagged you, play along or's up to you.

1. Carrie at It's Not Easy Being Queen~We live the same life and are married to the same man (figuratively speaking). She is the West Coast me.

2. Judy at Just Enough Light~We'd definitely be real life friends if geography ever gave us the chance.

3. Kathy at West Family Adventures~We 'met' while she was living the life of German frau, but we also share NJ roots and the ups and downs of life with young adult daughters.

4. Susan at Stew Mama Says~we have lots in common and one day I'm going to turn up at her lake house.

5. Zoanna at A Penchant for Pens~she is funny-clever and is also a fan of the Maryland blue crab. Her blog always makes me smile.

Happy Weekend!


  1. have a good weekend, Joyce! loving the weather today.

  2. Congratulations on your award. I really enjoyed learning these little tidbits about you. (Not like I'll remember them but for today it's fun)
    I really want to live in the English countryside. Have a wonderful weekend Joyce.

  3. It sounds like you're going to have absolutely wonderful weather. Me ... not so much. ;-)

  4. I absolutely love reading about your life "on the other side of the pond". The anecdotes you share and the insights you have are pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for playing along, Joyce! Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Enjoyed this, always fun to learn a little bit more about each other.

    Send some of that cooler weather here. We are about to burn slap up!! It is at 104 right now. Ugh!

    Happy "do nothing" weekend!

  7. Congratulations to you! I always enjoy your posts.
    Thanks for the mentioning the other deserving bloggers, I am always on the lookout for new blogs to read!

  8. You stood behind the face? You know, they won't let "foreigners" up there anymore. :(

  9. Aw, Joyce, thank you! You made my day. Your blog makes me smile, too. :) Give me a few days to think on how I might pass this along.

  10. Missed you your blog! Hopefully I'll stick around for awhile this time. Maybe even a hodgepodge this week??