Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lemons to Lemonade

Heart Rockin'Mama , a new-to-me blogger (whom I'm glad I'll get to meet this summer at the New England Unschooling Conference) passed me this award. I like the spirit of making lemonade out of lemons, a lot.

Here are the rules:

1) Put the logo on your blog or post. 2) Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude. 3) Link to your nominees within your post. 4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. 5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award.

So, here are the blogs I would like to nominate (I did less than ten, just to spike the lemonade a bit with my ornery ways. I was too sweet for too long. O.K. So, I just felt most moved by these and felt like stopping...)

1) I am excited about being able to pass on the award to Angie, who has had some serious lemons falling on her over the past three months. With her spirit, she just can't help but make lemonade, even when they're really sour.

2) Also worthy is Vicky whose husband had a horrible work accident recently but they have overcome and are soon going to be back on the bus, unschooling on the road.

3) Gail is always so positive.

4) The Pile Of O'Melays keep making not just lemonade but all of their own clothes and food and farm buildings. They are irrepressible, despite many challenges.

5) Alecto is another one. Her perseverance is inspiring. Her latest blog post is about the time when her parachute didn't open! She survived that, at sixteen, and has survived much bigger challenges ever since.

6) Jen Lemen taps into the world's sadness and transforms it with her amazing art, and as a witness to those who are overcoming great challenges in Africa.

7) Kelli has great attitude.

8) Mindy has great gratitude.


karl said...

thank you for the award. this might be my favorite award yet. metaphorically we get a constant inflow of lemons year round. one might think that lemonade has become my favorite drink.

Angie said...

Awwww, thank you, thank you. I needed this, although my family would wonder who the hell you were talking about having a 'positive spirit'! haha

You're the best.