Saturday, November 21, 2009

Enjoying the Very Last Fruits of Summer & Some Awards

Well, even here in California the tomato season has finally come to an end. This week, we enjoyed the very last tomatoes that we bought at the Farmers’ Market. They were delicious, and we enjoyed every bite! I said it many times before: tomatoes are my all time favorite food!!!

In the last few weeks, I have received a couple awards. Thank you to One Fit Foodie, My Little Space, & Simply Life! I enjoy each of these blogs a lot. And I truly love this blogging community. My blog has truly enriched my life, and I so enjoy having you all in my life. Over the past few months, life has been truly challenging, and my blog has allowed me to focus on the positive things life has to offer. I enjoy reading and commenting on blogs (although I have unfortunately not been able to comment as much as I’d like to in the past few weeks), and I look forward to your comments, encouragement, and friendship every day.

Okay, here are the awards I got. First, a few weeks ago, I received the Kreativ Blogger Award from Naomi at One Fit Foodie. I love Naomi’s blog, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, head over there!

Award Naomi One Fit Foodie

I am supposed to share seven things about myself with you. I already shared quite a bit about myself with you in this post and this post; here we go again:

  1. I hate being cold. At night I wear several layers of clothing and really warm socks (at least in the fall and winter).
  2. Growing up, I always wanted to one day own a house with a palm tree in the yard (there were no palm trees where I grew up). I don’t have a palm tree in my yard, but there are many palm trees all around me where I live now, so I feel I sort of accomplished this goal…
  3. We don’t have T.V. anymore, but I recently discovered Hulu and that there are lots of mindless T.V. shows to be watched… There are also some not so mindless shows…
  4. I don’t really like turkey, but I love stuffing, mashed potatoes, & gravy.
  5. I studied Latin for five years.
  6. San Diego is one of my favorite cities to visit.
  7. I like younger men. Hubby is a bit younger than me… ;)

I also got the following award from My Little Space:

Appreciation_Awards (My Little Space)

Thank you My Little Space! If you haven't yet, check it out!

And finally, Simply Life gave me another award:

love_ya_award1_simply live

Thank you Simply Life blog! Again, an awesome blog, check it out if you haven't yet!

Again, thanks to One Fit Foodie, My Little Space, & Simply Life for the awards, and thank you to all my readers for your friendship. So why don’t we all try to get to know each other a bit better? I would love it if you left a comment and told me something new (to me) about yourself. And yes, I’m also talking to all my readers who never comment! Let us know who you are!

Questions: What is something I don’t know (yet) about you? And you aren’t forgetting to floss, are you?

Finally, if you haven’t had a chance yet to find out why Holly is collecting money for a well in Cambodia, head over there now.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Be well,



  1. Tomatoes look great, too bad the season has ended. We just got a surprise delivery of organges from our next door neighbor and they were the best ever. Congrats on the awards! That's awesome. As for something you do not know about me, hmm, I went to the best summer sleepaway camp ever and still keep in touch with my friends.

  2. Congratulations on the award! Love the facts :)

  3. Congrats on the awards! I am so bad about answering questions when I get awards, I don't do it anymore, I'm a bad blogger.

    Good for you for getting rid of the TV, I didn't know that. How do you do it? I have to admit, I couldn't live without it. PAthetic? Yeah, but it's true.

    I hate being cold too Andrea, it's awful, and I fell like I'm always cold!

    You know what I just realized ? I've never seen a picture of you! Do you not post any for a reason? I'd love to know what you look like to put a face to your name. Bit if you don't want to share for some particular reason, that's ok too :)

    Have a wonderful end of the weekend! And yes, I've been flossing!!!! It's a habit now, thanks to you.

  4. Anonymous11/21/2009

    congrats on getting those awards!!!
    I agree with Gina, what about a picture of you? I'm so curious! ;)
    something fun about me? mmmm...... I dunno.... I never dated a western man even though I lived half my life out of China?
    have a great Sunday! ;)

  5. MM, I'm a little jealous your tomato season lasted this long! That's wonderful!

  6. The tomatoes look great. Our season has been done for a bit now. :(

    Something you don't know about me....I've lived in the same city my whole life...

  7. Ah, summer fruits. I love eating them out of season sometimes. Congrats on the awards.

  8. Thanks for the kind words! Oh those fresh tomatoes look so good and refreshing!

  9. You deserve those awards! Your blog is wonderful!

    I didn't floss last night. Oops! I will this morning to make up for it!

    Something a lot of people don't know about me is that I've completed several marathons and half-marathons. I run for pleasure and exercise these days, but do hope to do a marathon in the future!

  10. I too HATE, HATE, HATE to be cold!! I would rather hibernate ALL winter long than get out in the cold. We don't have TV either and it's kind of nice. We watch movies pretty often though:)

  11. Congratulations on your well deserved awards!! Fun to learn more about you - sounds like you're going to have lots of sides on T-giving! :)

  12. congrats on all the awards oh to have palm trees all around you very cool

  13. Congratulations on the awards. I've heard that watching hulu can be addictive. I don't watch very much TV either.

  14. Congrats on your awards! Those tomatoes look great!

  15. Congratulations on the awards! You totally 100% deserve them as I love your site too.

    I don't like to be cold either, and wear a fleece a lot of the year. (That air conditioning is cold!!)

  16. Wow! That's a lot of awards! Congratulations, Andrea!

    Fun thing about me? hmm....I once directed and wrote a play for Christmas...and then I got into a fight with the lead actor and ended up being Joseph myself....:-(

  17. Congrats on the awards! I am always cold as well. I dress in layers year round :)

  18. fun awards! i love naomi too. i will have to check out those other blogs. xoxo

  19. My hubby is younger than me, too. ;)
    Are we psuedo cougars? heehee