Sunshine Blogger Award Questions

Sadje at Keep It Alive has so kindly nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  You should really check her blog out. She does poetry, flash fiction and photos… a well rounded blog!  THANK YOU so much Sadje! 😊


The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positiveness and creativity in the blogging community.

The rules are:

  • Thank blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, write them 11 new questions and notify them about the nomination. 

Sadje’s questions:

  1. What is your favorite time of the day?                                                                                      Probably midafternoon.  I am fully away and have worked out the kinks of the day, I have a little time for myself before my boyfriend is off work and I feel the loneliness that haunts my night.
  2. How strict are you with yourself, regarding health?                                                               I wish stronger… I have a sweet tooth and give in to it far too often.  Exercise has been put on hold during the shut down as I did aqua therapy and the pools are closed.  I would like to lose some weight and be more aware of my food.  I have an app I am starting to use and with any luck my health will improve.
  3. Do you follow back a blogger who follows your blog?                                                             I did when I first started, but learned fast there is only so much time to read.  I will however be more apt to follow back if they are engaged with my blog with commenting.
  4. How do you deal with criticism in real life?                                                                              Better than I used to.  With both anxiety and depression I was at a point where everything was “my fault” even if I had nothing to do with it; that is the nature of the disease.
  5. How do you deal with criticism in the blogging world?                                                           I would love to hear any constructive criticism about my writing… that is how we improve.  Just don’t be a jerk about saying it.
  6. Any ideas about how we can turn the current situation to our advantage?                       Continue to connect more with our immediate circle.  Stay home and play a game together, binge watch something together… don’t put too many priorities in your life ahead of your family time.  Also staying home more would reduce gas consumption and pollution.
  7. Are you a dessert person?                                                                                                          Cake, pie, cookies, brownies, ice cream… yeah I love it all!  And unfortunately it shows!
  8. What colors do you like to wear?                                                                                               Red, purple, black, grey and some green.
  9. What color decor you like around you, in your home?                                                           Blue, green and purple … at least that is the plan.  Right now we are still in process of the kitchen remodel which will be white and blue.
  10. What is your favorite place to write from?                                                                               The comfort of my own recliner.  Preferably with a little music playing.  But I do always have paper and pen with me for when inspiration strikes me.
  11. Do you like getting Blogging awards?                                                                                        Who doesn’t like being recognized.  I am really bad though about narrowing down my followers list to pick the limited number I award, so I open it up to all.  I don’t want to leave anyone out… I wouldn’t be following them if I didn’t like their work.  And answering the questions is fun.

My Questions:

  1. Ok, you write a blog, so do you also play word games of any kind?
  2. Do you have any other type of creative outlet besides writing?  Art, sewing, photography, jewelry making, etc.?
  3. Do you listen to anything while you write or does it need to be quiet?
  4. Are you an avid book reader?
  5. Name a country you would love to visit if the world wasn’t shut down because of the virus.
  6. Have you ever written a poem about someone and gave it to them?
  7. Is there an author (living or dead) that you would love to sit down and talk to for an hour?
  8. Have you ever met a fellow blogger or interacted off WordPress?
  9. Cake or pie?
  10. Coffee or tea?
  11. What is the strangest movie you have ever seen?


This is where I should nominate 11 bloggers… instead I nominate all my followers cause you are all pretty neato and this will be fun to do!  😁

Thanks to Sadje again and to all who join in!  Have a great day! 🌺

Sunshine Blogger Award

About a million years ago Sadje over at Keep It Alive nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  With a new year upon us I am trying to catch up and tie up the loose ends of 2019.  So without further ado….

About Sunshine Blogger Award:
It is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.


The rules are simple:

  1. Nominate 11 people and notify them via comment Let anyone who wants to play along
  2. Ask them 11 new questions
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Display the award logo on your blog post
  5. Answer the 11 questions asked

Sadje’s Questions:

Why did you start blogging?

It was a way to release some of the emotions that were eating away at me with my depression and anxiety… it has grown into something much more and I would be lost without it.

Do your friends and family support you in blogging?

They know I have a blog but no one really asks about it or has seen it as it is an anonymous blog.

What would be your dream job?

Being unable to work just about any job would be welcomed if I was able.  But I have always dreamed of being a song writer.

What are your ambitions for the coming year?

To lose some weight and over all eat healthier.  To continue to write daily (time willing) and to do all I can to live a giving, caring kind life.

How do you think the world is going to cope with the challenges we are facing?

Unless we elect a new leader this year, poorly.  We need someone who understands climate change and compassion for all people.

What would be your ideal holiday vacation?

One of two places…. to see mountains or the ocean.

What is the quality you admire in yourself?

I both admire and at times despise my ability to love deeply.

What is the quality you admire in others?


What is your pet peeve?

When I worked retail it was people who didn’t push their carts all the way into the cart rack.  Now it is probably people who talk loudly on their phones in public.

Are you a book reader? If so how many books do you read in a month?

I used to be an avid book reader.  With the fibromyalgia I have some short term memory issues (fibro fog) and often find it hard to follow a book.  I do still try to read almost daily even if it is rereading what I just read the night before.  I probably get through a book in a month or two at this rate.

What aspect of your personality you would like to change?

My inability to let go or stop caring for someone even when they hurt me terribly.


My questions:

  1. What is your favorite game to play?
  2. Who do you most admire?
  3. Have you ever had to sit in a jury?
  4. If you could get away with a crime, what would you do?
  5. Are you a night owl or an early bird?
  6. Do you have any tattoos?
  7. If you could invite anyone famous over for lunch, who would it be?
  8. What is one place you would like to visit?
  9. CDs, MP3, or vinyl?
  10. You never leave home without what?
  11. Roller coaster, ferris wheel or merry-go-round?


Now is the time to nominate but I hate to leave anyone out so consider yourselves all nominated!

And I need to thank Sadje for nominating me, she is an awesome blogger!

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!

Let The Sunshine In

I have been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award.  A big thank you to Lucy at Luthienthegreen for the nomination.  You should really check out her blog she has a lot of good things to say.

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Here are the rules:
1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to them.
2) Answer the eleven questions asked.
3) Nominate 11 other bloggers and create a different 11 questions for them to answer.
4) List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger logo in your post somewhere.

Here are my questions and answers –

 What is your favourite animal?

A cat…love the big cats at the zoo too.

What was your dream job as a child?

I used to pretend I was a secretary or a singer.

Do you speak a language other than English?

Only pig latin LOL!

What is your favorite color?

Red or pink.

Where would you like to live in the world if not in your home country?

From everything I have heard Scotland or Ireland

Your favorite historical era?

This is a tough one… I do think I could get into the whole hippie movement of peace and love though from the 60’s.

What book or film character do you most identify with?

It is fresh in my mind from just watching it but “Mr Cellophane” from the movie Chicago.

Do you have any pets?

Right now just one kitty, Chevy.  Had a lot in the past.

Do you believe in God?

Wow… a very serious question and not enough time to properly answer it.  But in the most basic terms, yes but not religion.

What place would you like to go to that you’ve never been to?

The mountains and an ocean

What do you find most comforting when you are down? 

A friend who cares and if they are all busy I turn to music.


Now I am suppose to nominate 11 other people… the problem I have with that is those who may not want to do it or worse, not nominating someone who feels left out.  So on my other two awards and on this award I nominate ALL my followers.  There is no one that I follow that doesn’t deserve this award.  Please feel free to accept this nomination and answer my following eleven questions.

1. How long have you been blogging?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. Is there a favorite type of writing or challenge you like doing?

4. What genre of movie do you like?

5. Do you have a method to stop writer’s block?

6. Who would you like to see in concert?

7. Do you keep and go back to finish writing ideas once started?

8. Do you have a favorite book?

9. Do you have an English teacher you remember fondly encouraging your writing?

10. What store do you like to shop at?

11. Have you ever had your writing published in a book or magazine?

I hope you have fun with this!  Have a good day!  (((HUGS)))