Awards and Tags and Christmas, oh my!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The other day I was so honored to receive a very special award from my puggy pal Clover. It is the Best Friends award...
The award says:
"Life is like Hell without FRIENDS. It's ‘World Best Friend Week’. Send this to your best friends to let them know you appreciate them."
I couldn't agree more! Thank you so much Clover. I am proud and honored to have you as one of my bestest blogging girlfriends!!! It is a super tough decision to pick other pups...I love ALL you DWB pups and you are ALL my friends...but here are some very special pups that have been there for me since the beginning...

My Stanny, my BFF Suki, my Diva-in-Crime Lola, Ike (just because you are married, doesn't mean we can't be friends!), Asta and Maggie. Oh and I have one special hooman to Auntie Yvette. Thank you all for being my best friends!!!

And now, because I'm feeling in the Christmas spirit, I'm going to turn my bloggy over to my Mom. She was tagged by Jess, Clover's Mom and Jen, Suki Sumo's Mom to "Devise a list of 5-10 courses you would take to fix your life. It’s more fun to be in classes with friends, so include one class from the person who tagged you that you’d also like to take. Tag five."

Hey's me Michele. Thanks Ruby for sharing your blog with me today. Wow, I haven't posted in a while. I really liked this tag from Jen and Jess. I LOVE to take classes, but just never seem to have the time. Here goes...

1 - Yoga/Pilates - I'll take this with Jen, Jess and Ferndoggle Jen. I've taken a few yoga classes and it is amazing how it seems like you are doing so little but how you feel it in the end. I really, really would love to get back to it. I know it would help me feel great and if I had you girls in class with me it would be all the more fun!

2 - French - Not sure how this would necessarily fix my life, but I wanted to take French in high school, but my parents wouldn't let me. In college I took Russian (I was being rebellious) so I'd really like to take French. I think it sounds so beautiful and I would LOVE to help Ruby chat with Faya in her native language!

3 - Eating Healthy without it tasting like Crap - I think I would need a private tutor for this one. I know what I need to do, but it's sometimes so hard to come up with tasty things without a lot of time so I just go back to eating the same boring thing, losing my motivation and eating a cookie!

4 - Procrastination 101 - I blame my old roommate Stacey and my friend Kelly for turning me into a master procrastinator! OK, I've probably have had the gene since birth. There are certain things I do right away, but others...just let them drag on and on and on and on.

5 - Turning your Passion into a Profession - My day job pays well and puts kibble in Ruby's bowl, but it definitely isn't my passion. I would love to figure out a way to turn all my creative juices and craftiness into something that was fun, fulfilling and paid the bills.

6 - How to Live a Stress-Free Life - On any given week, I am stressed about 90% of it. Sometimes for very good reasons, but mostly because of things I have little or no control over. I know there will always be stress, but I would LOVE to know how to keep things in check and not freak out so much.

7 - Financial Planning for Dummies - I really need to be so much better in this area. I get by, but I would love to more than get by.

Anyone know of a school that offers all of these classes??? I'd like to tag Jessica - Seadra & Zoe's Mom, Rhonda - Joe & Tanner's Mom, Lisa - Stanny & Stella's Girl, Hanne - Chance's Mom, and Linda - Butchy & Snicker's Mom. Now don't stress...just do the tag when you have the time! OK, back to you Ruby.

Thanks Mom, a bit wordy huh? Anyhowl, tomorrow I will kick-off something very special. Taking a page from Dory and her crazy cookie making Mom Liza, I'll be starting my very own 12 Posts of Christmas!!! W00t! So stay tuned...


13 Responses to "Awards and Tags and Christmas, oh my!"

Jake of Florida said... 7:33 AM

Wow, double w00t!! Did your Mom really take Russian in college? Our Mom majored in it at Columbia in NYC. (That's why she has a totally different career, seaport planning, today!!)

Did she ever use it???

Jake and Just Harry

the many Bs said... 7:46 AM

hi Ruby,
that's a very cool award that you good. you are a good friend.

it was nice of you to let your mom post. our mom read it too and she agrees with a lot of your mom's list, especially tne one about stress and learning french too!

we can't wait to read your 12 christmas posts.


Ferndoggle said... 7:53 AM

Aw shucks Ruby...I'm so honored to be one of your bestest friends! Thank you.

Mom says Financial Planning is DUMB! That's because she works in financial planning but like your Mom, it's hardly her passion. But her office is close to our house so she can come home everyday to play with us. And she likes the people she works with...especially our Dad :o).


Duke said... 9:53 AM

awwwwww thank you, Ruby! You're one of my dearest friends, ya know!
Mom says that she needs to think about eating healthier too! When dad is away, and it's not often thank goodness, you can't imagine the crap she eats!

Love ya lots,

Peanut said... 10:03 AM

Hey my mom says can she take the eating healthy class with you?

Balboa said... 11:11 AM

I think my mommy she passed the procrastination class and failed the healthy eating class. hee hee

Frenchie Snorts

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said... 11:12 AM

oh wow Ruby, that was some post!

We both enjoyed reading it!

Thank you for your kind comments on my Blog today!

Jeannie says she is always full of good intentions to start courses and classes but never gets round to it!

But, she has learned something - well she is so darn old in dog years, she darn well should have learned something.......

tell your Ma, that apparently 80 per cent of stuff we worry or stress about in life, neveer happens!

Jeannie says, Go With The Flow and Enjoy Every Moment -

So I am going with the flow at this very moment, well the after effects of my anesthetic are making me very sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

ooooops, sorry did I just snore.......

sorry I had the indignity today of wearing one of Jeannie's old t shirts I think the whole thing has quite tired me out.

Love and licks, Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lizzy said... 2:18 PM

The 12 posts of Christmas! This sounds good! I'll be looking forward to reading each and every one of 'em!


Gus, Louie and Callie said... 2:49 PM

That is a wonderful award. Dad is always doing that boring financial planning stuff to. He is a CPA. We don't know what that means but mom says it is boring stuff with numbers...

Lacey said... 4:25 PM

Congratulations on the award you got. You deserve it!
Thank you for the card - you look so pretty in your necklace.
Comet and BLU

Asta said... 4:28 PM

I tweasuwe youw fwiendship!!!! you awe the best and cheew me evewy day!
My Mommi says those awe all things she would like to do too..she ahs fowgotton all hew fwencha dn gewman that she spoke flooently(she's old..and hew mind is going)..anyway I hope youw Mom gets to do those wondewful things
smoochie kisses

Joe Stains said... 9:13 PM

Oh geez, I have to let my MOM talk, I guess I can. once. since that fat santa man is coming and I have to be good :(

Stanley said... 12:14 AM

Hey, Ruby Girl!

Smooches of thanks for the cool award! Means even more coming from my lovepup!

My girl will definitely do the post. She's on the job (once we get back on the internet & catch up a little with a couple of other things.). She sure needs some improvement for sure.

Tell your mama she sounds a little too much like my girl!

Goober love,