Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Let's Get Happy!

VR Barkowski is a super-sweetheart, and she gifted me with this deliciously happy award. The rules are simple: Share ten things that make you happy, and pass along to ten blogs that make you happy. It's all about happiness!

10 Things That Make Me Happy

1. my kids
3. chocolate
4. coffee
5. reading
6. pets
7. sunshine
8. daffodils
9. quiet time
10. all of you!

10 Blogs That Make Me Happy - I chose 5 long-time faves and 5 more recent faves. Hopefully everyone will find a few new blogs to make you happy. (this was MUCH tougher, because there are so many)

1. Putting Pen to Paper
2. See Heather Write
3. Jennie Englund
4. Scobberlotch
5. Novels During Naptime
6. Writing Roller Coasters
7. The Write Worship
8. Frankie Writes & Ramblings of a Wanna Be Scribe (I count Frankie and Shannon as one because their blogs are practically inseparable these days! Ha ha)
9. Lisa and Laura Write
10. Southern Princess

Each of these blogs is a happy place for me. I enjoy their blog posts, and I enjoy the comments they leave for me here at Book Dreaming. Go visit them and enjoy!


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

What a happy post, and congrats on your award. I smile every time I see daffodils or dafs, as some call them--don't know why but they are definitely happy flowers. Hope you are feeling better.

Southern Princess said...

Congrats on the award & a special THANK YOU for gifting me with it! I am so honored! You are such a doll! Thank you again.

Oh & my post with all the details should be up some time today - it is taking forever to get the pics uploaded! ;o)

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Heather said...

Aw, thanks! Can I give it back to you? Because honestly your header alone makes me really happy...but I guess that's cheating, so I'll think of 10 other blogs to pass it along to.

Jennie Englund said...

Thank you, Shannon, for the Happy Blog spot!!!

I LOVE it!

Am SO hoping to meet you one day. You're just warm rays of sun for this rain-tired Oregon girl!

Southern Princess said...

sorry it posted me twice! lol

Robyn Campbell said...

Shannon, congrats on your award and on winning a query crit over at Shooting Stars. *happy dance* And thank you so much for adding my blog as one of the blogs that make you happy. THAT makes me HAPPY! Dang! It's just happiness all around. Whoa! :0)< See I'm smiling?

I really, really appreciate you. I don't know if I should be happy if you're feeling better. You seemed so happy to be at home. Hmmmm *hugs*

I'm over at querytracker today. Doing the agent search thang. :-)It's hard. I think I have found THE agent and then *poof* I realize I was wrong.

Got any posts on hunting agents up your sleeve? Though I have learned from Beth R. (my crit partner), Jody H. and Katie G. But it's hard.


Stephanie Thornton said...

Congrats on the award! Now I have new blogs to check out and follow- huzzah!

Daffodils make me smile too. I love flowers!

Scobberlotcher said...

Thanks for including me on your list! A few nice blogs I see that I need to check out. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Tricia - Daffodils have been my favorite flower for years. My second favorite is carnations.

Princess - You're welcome and Yay! for details. :)

Heather - You are so sweet! Thanks.

Jennie - I'd love it if we ever met. 'Til then, I'm sending happy thoughts your way.

Robyn - Congrats to both of us! Querying is such a beast - that's why I'm so happy to get the critique from Elana. I'll let you know what I learn from her. :-)

Stephanie - You know I can't get an award and not pass it on to you. Alas, I saw that someone beat me to the punch with this one. :-)

Scobberlotcher - You're welcome. Enjoy the others - they are ALL great! :)

Steph Damore said...

Awesome. I love checking out new blogs! I love your happy list too: baseball, chocolate and daffodils? I knew there was a reason I liked you so much :)

chasing empty pavements said...

When you're happy, so am I! Some of the blogs you mentioned also make me happy, and some I've never heard of, so I'm glad I get to check them out now!

Bethany Mattingly said...

Yay for new links! Congrats to the winners :)

Tiana Lei said...

Yay for new blogs to look up! Congrats on the award, I love practically everything on your list.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

LOL Thank you sooooo much! This made me happy!!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I want one of those cupcakes.

Heather Sunseri said...

Awards are awesome! Congrats to everyone!

Elana Johnson said...

I see some on the list I don't know! Yay! I love new blogs.

And congrats to you!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Steph - Yay! THAT makes me feel happy. :)

Chasing - You are so sweet. Enjoy the new blogs.

Bethany & Tiana - Thanks. Enjoy the links.

Frankie - Happy is good!

Tamara - Don't they look yummy?

Heather & Elana - Thanks, ladies!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Happy happy happy! I love daffodils. And great blog links! I know alot of them, but there are a few in there I don't. Will definitely check them out! Congrats on your award!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats :)

I spy some new blogs to check out! Thanks for the links.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Chocolate...yum! That's a good one!

Shannon Messenger said...

LOL- yes, Frankie and I are sort of inseparable these days. Thank you SO much. I promise, I will post about it next week when I'm done with Lisa Schroeder week. You ROCK!

Sharon Mayhew said...

It must be Terrific Tuesday! What a lovely award, congratulations. I love reading the details of people's lives....likes and dislikes. It makes you feel more connected.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Carolina - Daffodils seem to be far more popular than I thought! They are such a happy flower.

Jemi - Thanks. Have fun with the links.

Kimberly - There aren't a lot of things in life that can top good chocolate.

Shannon #1 - I know it's a busy week for you. Happy awards are low pressure only. :)

Sharon - Thanks Sharon. You and I both received cool awards this time. :)

Heidi Willis said...

I've been reading through lots of your posts, and I love your voice and the vibe of the blog. Great things to think about, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tamika: said...

Shannon you've made my sleepy eyes bright! Thank you so much. Book dreaming is going to be a reality soon enough!

God bless you for all the exhortation you bring into my life. Thank you!

Natalie said...

You are happy Shannon! I love your list of happy things and happy blogs--a lot of them make me happy too!

Lisa and Laura said...

Shannon, you are SO spreading the love! Thank you so much for the award. You totally made our day. And just so you know, your blog brings us all kind of happiness too.

I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy now. THANK YOU!

Angie Kate said...

LOL that blog war HAS made Shannon and Frankie quite dependant, hasn't it? Congrats on your award.

Angie Kate said...

LOL that blog war HAS made Shannon and Frankie quite dependant, hasn't it? Congrats on your award.

Jen Chandler said...

Congrats on the award and to all these amazing bloggers! I'll have to go pay them a visit :)


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