Who doesn't like to be recognized in a positive light?  Many bloggers eschew blog awards because they are more work than good, or they no longer have the right spirit associated with them.  But we'll never shy away from the compliment.  Just know that we don't like to have to follow a bunch of rules associated with an award, so we dole them out however we see fit - once someone deems us fit to receive them.  Here are some that kind bloggers have bestowed upon us and that we have passed along in our own way.  Along with submissions we have made to sites that led to recognition for our efforts.  Thanks to all: