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Am I the first to offer my congratulations? A reward well deserved, now I'm off to check on all those links, I bet they are delightful.

Daisy Cottage

Yes, you DO deserve this award! Thank you for sharing the blogs that make you "think" too - haven't we landed in the most wonderful "world" - this world of blogging?


I liked this post. Interesting thoughts. And your blog has lots of amusing, interesting pictures.


Hi, I just happened upon your beautiful blog this morning. Wanted to let you know that what you have are daruma (dharma) dolls from Japan. They're supposed to represent Buddha's patience and persistence as he sat immobile
(hence no arms or legs) under a tree and sought enlightenment. You typically buy them without eyes, color in one eye as you make a wish or set a personal goal, and then color in the second eye when that wish or goal is attained. Looks like you have a whole set of granted wishes there.

Mrs. Staggs

Oh Charlotte! All of my friends who read you but don't comment, are probably laughing their heads off at the "rocking chair" analogy, seeing as how I've recently celebrated "The Birthday", LOL!
Thank you for your kind words. Every time I think I don't have anything to contribute to the conversation, you come along, sit down beside me and and make me feel better.
The other day I was thinking about young people and their potential to change our world. I couldn't help but think about your daughters. What a wonderful job you've done of helping them grow into people who will inspire and make a difference.
You are such a generous and caring friend. Just be yourself! You inspire and make a difference too.

The Decorated House

I couldn't narrow all those blogs down to 5, but had thought about how you would be one of the ones at the top of my list. I love coming by to visit you.
I hope life is getting back to normal, and things are going smoothly with less stress.
Congrats on a whole set of "granted wishes" too!


Congrats Charlotte!! Have loved your blog from day one!

p.s. Also love seeing little Charlotte 'all growed up'... xo

claudine hellmuth

hey sweetie! thanks for the *thinking* of me :) see you soon!!

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