2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


You like me.. you really like me… again.. :-)

560618_431496570246356_680468744_nHoly Cow… I did NOT expect to log into WordPress today and find not 1 but 2 nominations for Blog of the Year 2012!!!  How freaking amazing is that?  I would like to thank Clark Kent and Iamforchange’s Blog  for their thoughtful nominations of my little blog. They both have such wonderful styles in their writings, I truly enjoy reading both.   I started writing this blog about 10 months ago as a way of channeling my energies, a creative outlet if you will.  I have such an ecliptic blog site that it surprises me that people actually read it, and surprises me even more when they nominate me for an award!  I will do my best to continue to offer a variety and always give my opinion (whether you ask for it or not..lol).

The following is the rules for this nomination!

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alterthe rules or the badges!)

Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Here are the nominees  I have chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012:

The first one is of course Clark Kent ‘s blog.. since he was the first one to nominate me I want to help him receive all of his stars.

That takes me to blogger number 2… Iamforchang’s Blog … Thank you again for nominating me

Next is MY RIGHT TO BITCH.. this guy kills me!  Every time I read his blog I know I’m gonna laugh.

Number 4 is ~Don’t Quote Lily~  even though she is on hiatis and will not be able to accept it for awhile.

And my number 5 is Crimson Lies: Vermillion Ties.. I’ve recently started following this blog and so far.. I like it.


Well there you have it… Due to time constraints today I’ve opted to only nominate 5 this time.  I hope you all check their sites out and keep following mine!  BTW.. if your wondering why I didn’t nominate my husbands blog (if you know us you know we blog and comment on each others all the time) it’s because he told me not too, not because I was being mean.  🙂


Completely Surprised… :-)

A few days ago I was nominated for a blogging award.  I wasn’t expecting it and honestly didn’t know what to do other then say thank you. Finally after a few days I had enough time to actually sit down and re-read the blog and get done what I needed to do for it.  This past week has been super crazy in my life.  Anyways, I started blogging a few months back, well in February to be exact.  I did it to try to a) feed my writing creativity need, b) therapy and c) control my anger issue’s.  I never thought I’d now have 87 Followers, over 500 comments and likes, over 4500 views all over the world and be knocking on the 200th posts door, (this will be post 198).  So you can imagine if I never thought I’d have that then you I never expected to be nominated for an award.  I truly want to thank Nick (http://shittalkinnick.wordpress.com/about/) for not only reading my blogs but commenting on them and finding them worthy of an award!  Thank you Nick.


According to the rules I have to tell you 7 interesting facts about me… not sure they’re are that many.. but here goes..

1.  I sleep on my right side.. always

2. I LOVE boiled peanuts.. (it’s a southern thing)

3. I once pee’d on a police officers car.. (yes, on it!)

4. I’m terrified of rats..(I’m talking standing on the chair screaming terrified)

5. But I owned hamsters at one time.. (I guess if they don’t have a tail they aren’t rodents)

6. I wrote down I love boiled peanuts.. and now I’m eating some

7. I give people nicknames.. always..lol


So now I’m going to pay it forward and send a shout out for a few of the people that I think do an awesome job on their own blogs.  Y’all make me laugh, make me think, make me thankful for my life and the things I have, and honestly just make me admire the photography you post.


1.  Sex,  Spirit, Soul Mates & Chocolates Ivonne’s Journey (http://ivonnemontijo.wordpress.com/)

2. Helpabitch (http://helpabitch.wordpress.com)

3) Don’t Quote Lily (http://dontquotelily.wordpress.com)

4) Wickedasilem (http://melisaschow.wordpress.com)

5) Magsx2 (http://magsx2.wordpress.com)

6) Radar_o_nelson ( http://radaronelson.wordpress.com)

7) Nick (http://shittalkinnick.wordpress.com/about/)

8) Photonatureblog (http://photonatureblog.wordpress.com)

9) TheB(itch)Log (http://heatherchristenaschmidt.com/)

10) Peacefulwifesblog (http://peacefulwife.com/)