Mystery Blogger Award

Sadje of Keep It Alive has nominated me for the Mystery Blogger award.  THANK YOU so much for the nomination.  Be sure to check out her blog!  I am not sure I am up to the standards of the award, but here is why she nominated me…


The Mystery Blogger Award –

“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”

Okoto Enigma

Rules (that I will loosely follow… yes, I am a rule breaker!)

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 to 20 people (*here is where I break the rules a lot… no nominations or you could look at it as 600+ nominations…. EVERYONE who wants to can join in.  I hate to leave anyone out or put pressure on someone to get this done.)
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs (*consider yourself notified)
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post

Sadje’s Questions:

What is the most important thing/ person to you? 

Easily my daughter

If you were made the queen of England for a day, what would be the first thing that you would do? ( Funny/ Weird question)

Ask what I should have in the purse I carry… a comedian one said something about what does she need?  ID, most people should know who she is.  Money, who is going to make the Queen pay for anything?  And with all the servants with her all the time what does she “need” to carry.  … always wondered.

Name three things that we need most in today’s world?

PEACE, tolerance for our differences – equality, Trump to be out of office.

Do you believe in fate?

I don’t know… do I believe everything in life is all predestined to happen, no.  But I do occasionally feel there are certain things that were meant to happen.  A friend is meant to come into and sometimes out of your life for a reason for example.

What is your ideal way to spend a holiday?

With family… since my Dad just passed away this year family is smaller now.  I treasure those I still have with me.

3 interesting facts about me:

  1. I was on TV once answering phones for the Children’s Miracle Network telethon.
  2. I have had a total of 8 cats as pets since I was a kid to today and 1 dog.
  3. I had one of my poems turned into lyrics as a song thanks to a musician friend a few years ago.

My questions to all of you:

Would you ever want to be famous with the lack of privacy most celebrities have?

What country would you most like to travel to?

What is your dream home like?

If you could co-write with anyone (blogging world or published author) who would it be?

(weird or funny question) You wake up in a jail cell… what is the crime you just committed?

My nominees:

Each and every one of you beautiful people out there!  🙂

Thanks for playing along.  And once again thanks to Sadje!

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Did You Hear The One About The Award

“Attaboy!” she said, as he returned to his seat. He attempted a grin. He had just won an award for excellence in his job. His body language was nothing but disdain.

On the way home she asked what was wrong. He sighed, “This award used to mean something. Now it is just a piece of paper. Two of the winners only know one machine. And the award going to Steve after he has been here three months is crazy.”

He opened the window letting the paper fly away. “They couldn’t even spring for a frame this year. What a joke.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – attaboy

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I would like to thank Anita from Discovering Your Happiness for nominating me for this award… I am sorry it took me so long to get around to responding.  Anita has some very helpful posts to help you get through some rough times.  Please check out her blog!

Now for this award the rules are

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.  Thanks again Anita! 🙂
  • Answer the eleven questions asked.
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers.
  • Write a new set of questions for them to answer.
  • List the rules and put the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

The Sunshine Blogger Award logo

Now for my answers.

  1. Do you have any holidays plans for 2018?  There is nothing planned so far for any travel of any kind.  But we will have a few family holiday gatherings.  I would like to maybe make it to the state park that is fairly close by this spring IF it ever stops snowing.
  2. Where is one place in the world you would love to visit?  Just ONE place?  Wow, I think I would have to say Montana, to see a friend I miss and for my first view of mountains.
  3. Tropical getaway OR Village getaway?  Never been anywhere near an ocean so I would pick tropical at least once.
  4. Do you celebrate Easter? If so, how do you celebrate?  We usually gather with my boyfriends family and watch the kids do an egg hunt and share a nice meal.  And even though my daughter is 23 I still get her a chocolate bunny every year.
  5. What is your favorite color?  Red, but purple and a day-glow green are both a close second.
  6. What is a long-term goal you are heading towards?  This is a tough one… probably the most important one I am working on is accepting my limitations with fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety and finding a place of happiness.
  7. Have you ever conquered any fears?  One I am getting better at… I have a fear of going under a train bridge with a train on it.  I used to RACE underneath it and physically shake when I did.  Now I can drive mostly normal under one and I don’t hardly shudder.
  8. What is your all time favorite hobby?  Hands down rubber stamping and paper crafts to make my own greeting cards.
  9. Are you a writer or a drawer?  I am a writer… and a doodler (is that a word?).  I only wish I could draw.  My daughter is the artist of the family.
  10. Do you keep a journal? If so, does this help you?  There was a time before my diagnosis when I did to try to stay afloat.  Now I write “letters” to my therapist weekly to help pull the bad thoughts out of my mind and it does help.
  11. Sunny days OR rainy cold days?  I do like the rain from time to time, but overall sun wins.  My fibro and depression tends to flare with the rain and that is no fun.


Now this is when I nominate eleven other bloggers.  Nah, how about I nominate a bunch more!  I nominate all my followers who are interested in this award to jump right in and answer my questions (this way I leave no one out).  I am such a rule breaker!  LOL  Seriously you all bring a bit of sunshine to my day so please join in on the fun and don’t forget to link back to me so I can see your answers.

My questions for you.

  1. If you could safely keep any wild animal as a pet what would it be?
  2. Who is one musician (living or dead) that you would love to talk to for an hour?
  3. Who would you pick to play you in a movie?
  4. What is your favorite season of the year?
  5. Spicy or Sweet?
  6. Ever had your writing published?
  7. Write by hand or type?
  8. How long have you been blogging?
  9. Star Trek, Star Wars or neither?
  10. What is your favorite book?
  11. What do you miss most from your childhood?


I hope you have a wonderful day/night!

One Lovely Blog Award

Forever ago (ok, not quite, but almost three weeks now) the lovely Anita at Discovering Your Happiness nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I want to THANK her so much for this award and I apologize for taking so long to answer the nomination.  Please check out her blog at Discovering Your Happiness.  It is filled with lots of tips and life lessons, travel journals and recipes… it is one lovely blog!


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  • Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
  • Include this set of rules
  • Inform your nominees


Seven facts about me…

  1. My favorite class in school was Modern Dance – learned things in that class I still use today and it was SO MUCH BETTER than a regular gym class.
  2. I have seen nearly 40 different concerts both rock and country.
  3. I worked 20 years as a cashier before I had to stop working.
  4. One of my favorite movies is The Rose.
  5. I had one of my sets of lyrics put to music and recorded by a friend.
  6. I had a paper route as a kid
  7. The only way my mom would let me and my sister get our ears pierced was if we were 13 and in a dermatologist’s office.


Now this is where I am supposed to name up to 15 blogs that I nominate… trouble is I always hate to leave anyone out so I nominate everyone.  I have yet to find a blog I didn’t like here.  You are all lovely so join in with this award… YOU deserve it!  Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend… (((HUGS)))!