Award Extravaganza!

Alright, so I've been hoarding awards lately and haven't been passing them on (bad blogger), so today I figured I would thank the people who gave them to me and send them on their way to others.

First is the Over the Top Award given to me by Melissa at Chasing the Dream.  Thanks Melissa!  If you're not following her, go check her out.  She always has great insight to share on the writing journey.

So for this award, I'm supposed to answer the following questions with one word.  Well, I'm breaking the rules and using more.  I spend too much time editing out wordiness, I'm not going to do it here.  :)

Your cell phone: Green
Your hair: Blonde
Your mother: Giving
Your father: Funny
Your favorite food: Crab and avocado (not necessarily together, although that's fine too)
Your dream last night: nightmare
Your favorite drink: Iced Tea
Your dream goal: To be a paid novelist
What room are you in: Living Room
Your hobby: Cooking
Your fear: Failure
Where do you see yourself in 6 years: Published and still writing
Where were you last night: Home watching Lost
Something you aren't: Daredevil
Muffins: Chocolate Chocolate chip
Wish list item: A book contract or agent
Where did you grow up: New Orleans
Last thing you did: checked email
What are you wearing: T-shirt and jeans
Your TV: Playing Baby Einstein
Your pets: Living with my parents
Friends: Far away
Your life: Full of laughter
Your mood: Content
Missing someone: Always missing my family
Vehicle: Paid for (finally)
Something you aren't wearing: Shoes
Your favorite store: Borders
Your favorite color: Purple
When was the last time you laughed: This morning
Last time you cried: Last week when I left my son for vacation
Your best friend: Hubby and Mom
One place you go over and over: Target
Facebooking: Sometimes
Favorite place to eat: Chuy's (Mexican)

I will be passing this one on to...

1. Sierra Godfrey
2. Nicole at One Significant Moment at a Time
3. Natalie Bahm
4. Elana Johnson
5. Amber at Musings of Amber Murphy

Next is the Happy 101 Award given to me by Julie Dao at The Silver Lining, Stephanie at the Writer's Cocoon, Melissa at I Swim for Oceans, and Ash. Elizabeth at Warning:.  Thanks you guys!  Your blogs make me happy so I know why you all received this award yourselves.  :)

Now I'm supposed to provide my happy list...

10 Things That Make Me Happy

1. My hubby and son.
2. Writing
3. Reading
4. Blog comments
5. Cooking something successfully that I've never cooked before
6. Good Mexican food
7. Going to a great concert
8. A full night's sleep
9. Learning something new (I ♥ school)
10. Watching reruns of Friends or Dawson's Creek

I'm passing this along to these blogs that make me happy...

1. Tere Kirkland at The Lesser Key
2. Stina Lindenblatt at Seeing Creative
3. Stephanie Thorton at Hatshepsut: The Writing of a Novel
4. Stephanie at Chronicles of a Novice Writer
5. Sarah Jayne at Writing in the Wilderness
6.  Patti Nielson
7. Lindsey at the Domesticated Writer
8. Jill at Sasha Jackson Mysteries
9. Guinevere at This is Not By Day Job
10. Sarah at Falen Formulates Fiction
11. Christiejolu at Tales From My Head

And last but not least Jen at 52 Weeks of Wordage passed along the Superior Scribbler award to me.  Thanks Jen!  Jen has taken a fun approach to writing exercises by committing herself to a year's worth of them on her blog--go check out her progress to her goal!

1. Tamika at The Write Worship
2. Shannon at Book Dreaming
3. Oddy at Dani's Letters 
4. Karen Amanda Hooper at Eternal Moonshine of a Daydreaming Mind
5. Jennifer at Wonderings, Wanderings, and Writing
6. Dominique at En Violet

Whew, that was a lot of links!  Go forth and follow.  :)

Also, as a side note.  If you are a new follower of mine, and I am not following you, that's because Blogger has told me I am only allowed to follow 300 blogs.  I know!  What nerve!  So I have to take some time to clear out dead blogs and make room for some new ones.

**Today's Theme Song**
"We Are The Champions" - Queen
(player in sidebar--go ahead, take a listen)