Sunday, July 4, 2010

A State of Mind

Alegria, means "jubilation" in Spanish and refers to a state of mind and mood in the highly entertaining Cirque du Soleil show. For my birthday in May, I received tickets to this show. Hubby and I went into 'the city' (Toronto) this afternoon, saw the show, loved it and then went to one of our daughter's for dessert and coffee. A super afternoon and a great way to end the Canadian long holiday weekend. Note: if you have never been to a Cirque du Soleil show, do yourself a favour and get tickets. Sheer entertainment!

Speaking of jubilation......

HAPPY July 4th to all my US friends!

Maybe not feeling 'jubilant', but feeling lucky?

Check out Julie's blog, My Curious Teaparty, for a visual treat and a chance to win one of three separate fabulous pieces of art from this talented artist.

Still feeling lucky - and charitable? Well....

...the very talented Abi Monroe has an art doll giveaway with a twist!
Please check out Abi's blog to get the particulars on this giveaway to benefit the Abilene Animal Rescue group.

And, we all know how giving makes one feel JUBILANT! My friend Linda from Nun of A Kind created delightful angel ornaments to sell in her Etsy shop with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Please visit Linda's blog to read the heartwarming story that led to the creation of these adorable little angel ornies. Then visit her website or her Etsy shop to purchase a single ornament or a set of 4. I purchased a set of 4 and they are wonderful - will look lovely on the tree or attached to a gift or card for the holidays (or any occasion).

Lastly (for today) I would like to thank the very creative and talented Lynn Stevens from Trash to Treasure Art for bestowing the
Beautiful Blogger Award on me. Lynn thank you SO much!

One of the rules of this award is to list ten things about me, so here we go........

1. I'm addicted to red seedless grapes (this has replaced my addiction to chocolate.
2. I'm a very tactile person - I HAVE to touch things.
3. I'm fascinated by eagles, owls, bats and dragonflies (but I'm terrified of flying in a plane)
4. The heat and humidity of the summer just doesn't do it for me ..give me a brisk autumn day.
5. I collect (and occasionally sell) antique and vintage clothing.
6. I loathe gardening
7. I'm a sop - an amazing show, picture, commercial, etc., will choke me up.
8. I'm a nighthawk and don't like sleeping.
9. Chronological age doesn't mean anything to me (I was, am and will remain 25).
10. I have a passion for history and nostalgia (in which case the 25 years old does not apply).

Because I know a lot more than 10 beautiful bloggers, there is no way that I can pick between everyone to pass this award on to. If you wish, please grab this award for your blog. You ARE beautiful!


julie campbell said...

I would love to see Cirque du Soleil Sue ! Glad you had a wonderful day .
Congrats on the lovely award, It was good to read the ten snippets about you and know I'm not alone crying at commercials LOL I'm an autumn girl too and am longing for crispdays and rustling leaves.
Thanks for sharing these links too, I love Abi's dolls.
julie xxx

Pearl said...

Hah that's funny I'm addicted to red seedless also. I've always said "Before I die I must see Cirque show" I can't wait. All these wonderful giveaways how nice. Thanks from all Your American friends! Hugs, Pearl

yoborobo said...

I saw Cirque du Soleil a few years ago and it was absolutely amazing. I'm glad you got to go! I love your list, and I think I need to do number 1! lol! Thanks for sharing about yourself, Sue! Off to look at the sites your listed. xox - Pam

Sherry Goodloe said...

Just wanted to drop in and say hello to you Sue. So . . . HELLO! :)

Anonymous said...

I've been lucky to see several Cirque du Soleil shows... all of them magnificent! There are no words to capture what you feel when you are at the show...

I love all the blogs you posted here and visit them regularly...

I love your top 10 list!

I'm a sop myself!
Hugs ~Pattee

Ingrid Mida said...

You certainly are a beautiful blogger, leaving kind and happy words everywhere you go! It's no surprise that you have so many nice friends.
I just a little bit younger than you because I'll always be 19 in my mind.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Sue,
thanks for all your great adresses, and the blogger award to all your readers, is such a wonderfull thought-thanks dear.
xo Dorthe

Abi said...

Thank you for posting about my fundraising event Sue... I can't tell you how much I appreciate it :O)

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Nun of a Kind! said...

Thank you so much for mentioning "Evelyn's Angel" in your blog, Sue...and for supporting the cause. I really appreciate it!
Love your list of ten deserve every award you get, and I always enjoy your posts. By the way....have you tried freezing those red seedless grapes? Like a little mini good in this heatwave! :)

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