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Pawsitive Pondering: J is for Jelly Bean!

Posted on Apr 12, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   18 Comments | Posted in A-Z Challenge · award · dogs · jelly bean · Pawsitive Pondering · rigby

My goodness, has it been ten days of the A to Z Challenge already? April is zooming by and on the 22nd that holiday for which we all clamor will arrive: National Jelly Bean Day! Link over to the Jelly Belly Press Room for more information.


J is for Jelly Bean:  
I’m smiling because I love jelly beans!
Wanna know why?
‘Cause no one with a mouthful of jelly beans
ever said anything bad about someone else. 
Jelly beans for everyone!

I think Rigby may be onto something! He’s a smart one. Maybe we need to pass jelly beans around come election time.
See you tomorrow for A to Z and Pawsitive Pondering for the letter K!

My wonderful blogger buddy Sioux over at Sioux’s Page has bestowed upon me the Sisters of the Quill award, created by Donna at Donna’s Book Pub.  Sioux received the award from Donna whose proclamation was: “Spread the Sisterhood! Give the award to deserving writers, to women whose talent needs to be recognized.”  Thanks, Sioux! I’ll display the award with pride.

For those who don’t know Sioux, she’s a talented writer, teacher and dog lover whose only problem is that she is occasionally delusional. She insists that I lie about my age, and that I rent children to call my own in order to maintain the fallacy that I’m an old bagger. I don’t know what she’s putting in her coffee, but I want some! Sioux makes me laugh and I love her teasing. Thanks, Sioux, for making this old bagger feel pretty good about reaching, er, old baggerhood. You’re a peach!

I am awarding the Sisters of the Quill to six ladies, none of whom have received an award from me previously. I thought now was the perfect time to let them know I appreciate their work and their talent.

* Laraine at Larainy Days, whose posts are so funny I have to be careful not to wet my pants. She is a hoot, and I appreciate the laughter she provides with what appears to be so little effort. Thanks, Laraine!

* Ellie Garratt is a prolific writer whose blog is a wealth of encouragement, inspiration, humor and good writing advice. Thanks, Ellie, for providing a great place to visit and sit a spell.

* Karen Lange at Write Now who interviews interesting authors, reviews terrific books I might otherwise miss, and provides insights on writing that inspire and encourage. Thank you, Karen!

* Sylvia Ney at Writing in Wonderland, who is a new blogging buddy discovered through the A to Z Challenge. Sylvia’s blog is full of writing facts, advice, and plain old know-how. Thanks, Sylvia!

* Raquel Byrnes is an author of inspirational romance whose first book, Purple Knot, will soon be released by White Rose  The A to Z Challenge led me to Raquel whose blog is an enjoyable mix of writing related posts. Congratulations on your upcoming publication, Raquel!

* Margaret Bednar is a multi-talented artist whose creativity includes painting, sketching, and photography as well as poetry and creative writing.  Stop by Margaret’s blog (and link to her others) to see what she’s been up to. Thanks for sharing your muses, Margaret!

Thanks again, Sioux, for presenting me with this awesome award. I appreciate your support!

See y’all tomorrow for the A to Z challenge and the letter K.


18 Responses to "Pawsitive Pondering: J is for Jelly Bean!"

  1. Comment by K9friend
    April 12, 2011 at 8:00 am  

    Cover those jelly beans with chocolate, and I'm on board. Congrats on your award!

  2. Comment by Bish Denham
    April 12, 2011 at 8:01 am  

    Who doesn't like jelly beans! Congrats on the award. Nice one.

  3. Comment by Clarissa Draper
    April 12, 2011 at 8:26 am  

    Congrats on the award! I love the dog, how cute. I thought his name was jelly beans but I'm with you, I love jelly beans too.

  4. Comment by Sylvia Ney
    April 12, 2011 at 8:47 am  

    Thank you so much for the award! I'll add it to my blog awards page with a link back to you. I really appreciate the support you have shown me and I look forward to reading more from you.

  5. Comment by Karen Lange
    April 12, 2011 at 9:21 am  

    What a nice surprise, thank you, Lisa! What a honor, and what a great award! I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Congrats to you and to the other winners as well.Many thanks and blessings,Karen 🙂

  6. Comment by Margaret
    April 12, 2011 at 9:51 am  

    Conctrats! And thank you for thinking of me – I am really honored.Thank you. I look forward to visiting the other 5 you mentioned! 🙂

  7. Comment by Margaret
    April 12, 2011 at 9:52 am  

    Congrats! (my fingers just aren't working yet).

  8. Comment by Arkansas Patti
    April 12, 2011 at 10:17 am  

    Love that expression and yes, jelly beans for politicians might work.Congrats on your award. You wear it well.

  9. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    April 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm  

    And, jelly beans are on sale now … it might be a great time for us all to stock up. Congratulations!

  10. Comment by Ellie
    April 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm  

    Congratulations and thank you for my award and the kind things you said about me! Bless you.Ellie Garratt

  11. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm  

    Pat – Mmmm…I've never seen chocolate covered jelly beans. Is that for real, or are you just teasing me?Bish – Thanks!Clarissa – Thanks. It didn't occur to me that Jelly Beans might appear to be his name. LOL Sylvia – You're welcome! I look forward to reading more of your writing.Karen – You're welcome—thanks for offering up such a great blog!Margaret – You're welcome! I don't know how you find the time to do all you do. You are one creative lady.Patti – Thanks!Kathy – I'm really not even a huge jelly bean eater…but I do like Jelly Bellys. 🙂

  12. Comment by Tiger85
    April 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm  

    Congradulations on your award. I'm not a big fan of jelly beans. I think it started when I was a kid. I just remember I used to like them and one day I had one and it was bad. =)Poetry, Quotes and Book Reviews.

  13. Comment by Lisa
    April 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm  

    Love the idea.Lisa

  14. Comment by jabblog
    April 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm  

    It's good to see you have a smiling dog – ours smile to command:-) Jelly bean day? Not here, sadly . . .

  15. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    April 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm  

    Love that theory on jelly beans! And I'm excited to check out the blogs you mentioned. They sound great!

  16. Comment by nutschell
    April 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm  

    Congratulations on the award! Rigby is a smart dog. I love his quote on jelly beans. 😛 great meeting you through this A-Z. Hope we survive it til the end!

  17. Comment by Raquel Byrnes
    April 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm  

    Cool beans! Thanks so much, Lisa. You are so sweet to mention me. Congratulations to all the awardees!

  18. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    April 13, 2011 at 5:33 am  

    Tiger85 – Thanks! I like Jelly Bellys, but when it comes to candy I'm a chocolate lover.Lisa – Thanks for your comment.Jabblog – Thanks for visiting.Deb – You'll enjoy reading them. Good stuff!Nutschell – Thanks for stopping by. I hope we survive it, too. :)Raquel – You're welcome. Good luck with your upcoming publication!

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