Thursday, February 28, 2008

A book, awards, fun and games...

My book arrived today from Karla at Ramblin' Roads! She thought I might be a "rattled" Granny since I haven't taken care of a baby in 8 years! Thank you so much Karla. I know this little book is going to come in handy!


I received this award from my new buddy and hammered dulcimer player, Mike at Rambling Stuff. Thank you, Mike. I'm honored that you thought of me. If you haven't visited Mike yet, go on over and say hello. He has a link to a video of a very talented girl playing the hammered dulcimer.


The following awards are from my sweet friend and coffee buddy, Karen at Karen's Korner. I love to tease Karen about visiting everybody very early in the morning and drinking all the coffee before I get there! We have had lots of fun with that one! Thank you so much, Karen, for passing these along. I will treasure all these awards!

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FriendsAward+from+Robin+on+2-20-08 Karen

Nice+Matters+Award+from+Cielo+on+2-26-08 Karen

When I did this post with a list of my weirdness, one thing on my list was the fact that I can write backwards. Karen commented that I should show this talent on my blog sometime! Okay, Karen, you asked for it! Here's a sample:


Now get those hand mirrors out and tell me what it says! Maybe some of you have the talent to read backwards which would be helpful here! Then after you've done that fun game, look at this 3D stereogram and see if you can see the picture within a picture:

power vision

Have a fun Thursday, all.


Karen H. said...

Good Morning Hope,
I hope you have some coffee made. If not, I will make it myself and drink it all before you wake up. LOL. I do enjoy our teasing each other that way. I'm glad to see you received the book. Now maybe you can learn things on how to care for a baby again. LOL. I really don't think anyone ever forgets how to. It all comes back to them in time. "CONGRATULATION'S" on the very well deserved Award from Mike. I have been visiting him on a regular basis myself. He is on my blogroll and I was just over there a few minutes ago. I did enjoy listening to the lady playing the Dulcimer. You are most Welcome for the Awards that I gave you. You deserve everyone of them. "THANK YOU" for sharing your Talent of writing backwards. Here is what I get from it. How Many of You Were ?????????? About My Talent? Okay, I can't make out that one word. LOL. Oh well, I did my best and I don't have a small mirror. On the 3-D Picture I can see Butterflies. I can't usually see 3-D Pictures that well or movies either with my eye handicap that i have. Take care my friend and have a great day. Boy, that coffee sure was good. I do hope you will drop by for coffee at my place. You know I always leave a little for you. LOL. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Brandy said...

Congrats on the awards, you deserve them. I have a busy day today because I have to add all my friends back on my page because they all went away when I added the new back ground. How lovely, Oh well. Talk to you again soon.

Christie said...

You are the most award winningest woman, and deserve each one! Have a great day!

Nora Lee said...

Wow Hope I am impressed with your handwriting ability! ...and congrats on your awards :) Have a great day.


Lynne said...

I'm with Karen on this one. I can read all but the one word before about my talent. And I saw butterflies too.

Tammy said...

You're not weird...unique...not weird....

Love Ya!

Mary Isabella said...

Impressive ability. Congraulations on all of your awards...Smiles

Karla said...

Glad you got the book!

I was not SKEPTICAL about your talent! I'm impressed, though. (And no, I didn't have to have a mirror to read it.)

And I saw the butterfly. I always have to get up real close to those kinds of pictures and then back away slowly to make the "secret" picture pop out.

Fun post!

Mike Golch said...

Hope,the writing backwards does not make you weird,it makes you part of a unique club.
Karen really showerd you with some reallly nice awards.
I tried to add a dulicmer player to my site but I'm haveing trouble doeing so as soon as I get the bugs out I'll post it.Hope that you are haveing a great day! Hugs and Blessings your way.

Claudia said...


Congratulations on your award. Well deserved, I'm sure. Thank you for all your wonderful comments that you've left on my blog. This new Blog adventure has led to meeting some great people!


A Romantic Porch said...

Congratulations on all your awards. I can read your writing except for one word. I guess that word is your "secret" code! Have a wonderful day. xo Rachel

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Hope,

Congratulations on all your awards. You are a most deserving lady! Like Karen, I can not make out one word.

I hope your Thursday has been great. Thank you for visiting me and always leaving such nice comments.

Blessings and Hugs,


PEA said...

Congratulations on the awards my dear friend...see how much we all love you:-) Karen wakes me up every morning, knocking on my door to see if I have the coffee on! hehe

Well look at you writing backwards!! How cool is that?!!! Good thing I know how to read backwards! lol "How many of you were sceptical of my talent" is what you have written!! hehe If I tried to write that backwards, believe me, you wouldn't understand one single word! lol

Take care my friend and know that I love ya! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the awards. It has been busy here and I have missed you dear friend.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Congrats on your awards!! Thanks for stopping by yesterday!!
WE will be on our way to Illinois soon for a week. Long drive and a very short time to be there...I am not looking forward to that drive.


jennifer said...

I visit Mike and he is a nice person. I hate it that he has health problems but I REALLY like his positive attitude. He has been sick lately though. Nice person.

Congratulations on the awards. You deserve all the awards you can get!!!!! I tried to do the Eye thingy and It worked but I couldn't tell what I was supposed to see. It popped out three D but no image. I love those books though! Jennifer

Lisa said...

I enjoyed your backward writing.l wasn't skeptical. I knew you could do it! The 3D picture was beautiful. I love butterflies.
Congratulations on all you awards.
Have a wonderful Friday. Love ya. Lisa

Diane J. said...

Congrats on your awards, Hope, and very deserving you are. ;-)

Actually, I CAN read backwards so I wasn't skeptical at all about your talent to write backwards. :-)

Hope your Friday is a good one.

Love and hugs,


Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Hope.....
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment for me, its always good to meet a new fellow blogger.

I had no problem reading your writing backwards, but I’ve never been any good at 3D stereograms. Have a great weekend. Marion

Betty said...

Congratulations on your awards, Hope. Wow, that's neat the way you can write backwards. I hope you don't think backwards, tee hee.

I'm going shopping in a little bit. Maybe I'll look for a webcam. (Private Joke)

bj said...

I am usually pretty good at seeing the pic in a pic but I haven't picked this one up yet.....I'll keep trying!

hugs, bj

Susie Q said...

Congratulations on you sweet well deserved dear Hope!
You can write backward very well! I can read it but could not write it that well! : )

Have a sweet weekend and so something nice for yourself!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I think you are the Award Queen! You deserve it!

I got as far as "How many of you can...." not too good at reading backwards!

Happy Friday!


jennifer said...

Bring your cup of coffee and come over. You gotta hear this! Jennifer

Denise said...

Hope, I just had to pop in and catch up a bit. So fun to see how you've been doing! Have a wonderful weekend. I'll try to stop and see you again next week!

Betty said...

Yes, I could read backwards....I can see small butterflies, is that what I'm suppose to see?

Congratulations on your awards....very deserving....

Thank you for visiting with me and the Potter boys.....Betty