Awards Always Come in Herds

Thank you to Catholic Mom for 2 more awards!  It is always nice to be acknowledged by another writer – all of us can do with some encouragement from time to time!!

Ivon has also nominated my blog for the Lovely Blog award – I appreciate this award from a thoughtful fellow poet, writer, and educator at Teacher as Transformer.  Meanwhile, Daniela at her blog Lantern Post also passed this award on to me – thank you to her, too!  Daniela blogs from Croatia, which is a place near and dear to my heart after the amazing time I spent there last fall…  And the deep-thinking poet at SmoothSolidade has nominated me for a Lovely Blog Award as well – so this post is a full one! She writes poetry from Egypt, so this is definitely becoming an international post!

Here is what these awards are all about:

  • display the award logo on my blog
  • link back to the blog of the person who nominated me
  • state 7 things about myself
  • nominate other bloggers and link to their site
  • notify the other bloggers of their nominations and tell them the requirements

Hmmmm… 7 more things about me:

I hide my eyes on the scary parts in movies.  (Yes, I am a chicken…).   I can’t stand mice!  I have a terrible sense of rhythm.   I make a mean pork tenderloin with a home-made berry-dijon mustard reduction.  On my only horse ride ever, I fell off and fractured my sacrum.  (You know, that little bone that holds your hips together?  Didn’t know I had one until I broke it!)   I have a pretty wild imagination.  I love scented candles!

I have passed on so many awards by now, it is getting more and more difficult to find new ones without awarding the same people over and over, and this causes a very slow response to my nominations, I’m afraid!  So this time, I will simply refer you to my other award posts to check out all the blogs I most admire and love to read on a regular basis!  I know that is kinda cheating, but you will all have to get over it.  Therapy and time will help a lot…  🙂

Lovely – More Awards!

The versatileblogger award

More awards!   The first one is a Lovely Blog Award!   My thanks go out to Mary Ann at My Pen and Me for her nomination.  Mary Ann is a poet, photographer and doodler!  Check out her blog for something eclectic to add to your day!  Another Versatile Blogger came from Duko at Duko Photoblog.  Duko is an engineer from Zagreb, Croatia, and posts wonderful photos!

The Reader Appreciation Award and the One Lovely Blog Award came from Holly Michael at Writing Straight. Holly is a freelance writer, author, book reviewer, and all-around wordsmith whose blog I have been bouncing over to check out happily for a while now.  Bounce over for a peek yourself!

The Rules of Acceptance:

  1. Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post:
  2. Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
  3. Nominate  bloggers you admire.
  4. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them

So – if I keep sharing things about myself there won’t be any mystery left!  What more can I say?  I LOVE the flavour of dill.  I love to curl up with a good book and shut out the world once in a while.  I like to go quadding with my family along a nearby creek.  I have a grand piano – pretty blessed, huh?  I got to go to Europe last fall for the first time and LOVED it! (My favorite stop was Croatia – for Duko’s sake! )  🙂 I don’t understand where one sock from every pair disappears to regularly – socky heaven?  My publisher says that I will have my ‘author copy’ of my first book within 2 weeks!  Yahoo!

Here are some of the blogs I like:

Michelle at A Touch of the Divine posts lovely photos.  Plus, she’s a fellow Canadian!  🙂

Aisling Jennings Photography Creative shots of beautiful things!

Jump for Joy Photo Project – a great pic of people in mid-air joy from all over the world.  Just a smile for the day! 🙂

Coffee, God, and Gardening ‘AKA Teacher’ posts inspirational, down-to-earth struggle kind of stuff.  And she’s a fellow garden maniac.  You gotta love that.

A Nature Mom  Beautiful pics and great ideas on how to hook your kids on enjoying the great outdoors!

To my nominees: you get to pick whichever Award on this page that you want!  🙂  Some of you already have many; add the one you are craving most to your collection.  Some of you may not go in for all the award hoopla – that’s okay, too.  Just enjoy the fact that I enjoy your work, and get a few extra readers floating in from my links in appreciation!