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Beautiful Blogger Award


I am once again honored to receive another award by a fellow blogger.  I am truly chuffed (look it up, I had to!) to accept this award and to pass it on to others.  Since I’m at camp, and am drowning in words, I thought I’d take a break and recognize my nominator and pass the award on to other bloggers that have some really beautiful posts!

Now when my Buddy Blogger, Gwen, notified me that she had nominated me for this award, I quickly sent make a message asking her if she’d looked at my Gravatar lately?  Not too many people could look at my profile picture and consider it beautiful!  Gwen responded that the award was based on my writing.  Whew!  Thought Gwen might need a pair of glasses.

Well, the rules are pretty easy to follow:

(1) Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.  SEE ABOVE!  You can also few it on my Awards Page.

(2) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.  SEE BELOW!

(3) Tell 7 things about yourself.

(4) Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Gwen’s blog, The 4 A.M. Writer, is one of the first sites I followed when I signed on to WordPress.  She’s funny, insightful and an overall great blogger!  Check out her site and be ready to be entertained!

Good golly, Miss Molly!  I have to divulge seven things about me that you haven’t heard before!  Well, here goes!

1.  I love sunsets and sunrises.

2.  I cried when I received my first piece of mail from AARP!

3.  I am lead singer for the Off Key Singing Club!  Well, at least I could be.

4.  I have a bad back that required surgery and now have more problems with it then I started with!  And people wonder why I’m Cranky!

5.  I have chicken legs, long but thin.  Cluck..cluck!

6.  I have my father’s sense of humor.  Weird, sarcastic and at times, very funny!

7.  Johnny Depp and I are having an affair.  (He doesn’t know about it.)

So, now that I’ve done the expose portion of this award, let me get to my seven nominees.  These are in no particular order as far as preference and I flaunt the fact that I am an equal opportunity award nominator!

1. John – Noontime Photography – This gentlemen has a gentle soul and a fantastic eye when taking his photos!  I am providing the link for his new photography site so you can see what I’m talking about.  Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe his work!

2. Sheila – Alzheimer’s Trail – Sheila writes about the challenges of taking care of her Mom in witty, touching and beautiful posts.

3. Ronnie Ann – Out Of My Head – This lady’s site is built on thoughts that just pop out of her head.  (A woman after my own heart!)  Her posts are insightful, fun to read and basically a great site to visit.

4. BTG5885 – Musings of An Old Fart – Another blogger who tells it like it is!  And, that my friends, is a beautiful thing to behold!

5. Timid Voice – Never said before – This is a blogger who is finding her voice..and a beautiful voice it is!

6. Savax – I Am Savax Blank – This young lady has a gift of putting thoughts into such beautiful posts, ones I enjoy very much!

7. The Inquisitive – Footprints (Petals and Raindrops)  – This young lady lives in Germany and has a natural curiosity about the world around her..and she shares her findings with us!

All of these bloggers have all the qualifications for this award.  Be sure to check out their sites for a beautiful experience!

Now, I know some of you are busy and don’t have time to pass on this award; there’s no obligation to do so (but I hope you will!) and there’s no rush to comply with accepting the award.  Just know that I consider all my nominees Beautiful Bloggers, as are so many others I follow.

Thought you’d like a picture of me hearing that I’d been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award.  As you can see, with or without’s a face only a mother could love!





The Sunshine Award

Hello my friends.  Once again, I want to thank everyone for all your well wishes during my bout with the fearsome flu!  Since I have recovered to the point of being able to sit up for more than ten minutes, I wanted to share my good news with you all.  Lilyluna93 has nominated me for the Sunshine Award and I am once again thrilled that someone has seen fit to consider me for one of these wonderful awards.

Before I begin to meet the requirements to wear this badge with honor, I want to thank Lilyluna93 and point you towards her wonderful blog site “Writers Blog.”  I believe you will enjoy her fresh, youthful outlook on writing and life in general.

Now the rules I must pass on to my nominees are as follows:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

So, once again, please let me draw your attention to the right of my post and you will see my pretty little Sunshine Award.  Now, on to my favorite part; answering 10 questions about myself.

What inspired you to start blogging?

Believe it or not, I was looking to start taking my writing seriously when someone I knew mentioned blogging.  Once in the blogging world, I was hooked.

How did you come up with the name to your blog?

It came to me in a dream.

What is your favorite blog that you like to read?

I am definitely going to plead the fifth on this one folks.  There are so many of you with so much talent that there is no way I can pin down one as my favorite.  You’re all my besties.

Tell about your dream job?

Besides being a paid author?  I always dreamed of being a proof reader for a publishing house.  I could read all day and get paid for it!

Is your glass half full or half empty?

I’m definitely a glass half full kind of gal.  I use laughter and look at the funny side of life to keep that glass half full.

If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go?

Ireland…I have always dreamed of going to Ireland and finding lost relatives who I will force to adopt me so I can stay!  I want 1tric to adopt me!

What food can you absolutely not eat?

Liver does not pass my lips.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

The darker the better.

How much time do you spend blogging?

Depends on who you talk to.  Danny, my SO, says way too much time..I say not enough.  Between reading posts, writing posts and working on my short stories and now a novel…I probably spend 2-3 hours blogging and 2 hours writing.  Reading  posts is done before, during and after those hours.

Do you watch tv – if so, what are some of your favorite shows?

I watch very little television since I’ve started applying myself to writing..but I do try to sit with Danny when he watches his favorites.  If I had to pick a few, I would say “Rules of Engagement” and “Two and A Half Men.” (The original cast..sorry just don’t measure up to Charlie Sheen.)

Whew, that was rough!  Now, on to my nominees.  Again, there are so many of you out there that bring sunshine into my life, I apologize if your name is not listed.  However, I still have a few awards to answer to and some of you are being saved for those.  So, without further ado, I hereby nominate the following “Sunshiners.”

American Gypsy Gibberish – Hop on and take a ride with this lovely lady and her husband as they travel around the country.  She’s living the dream and sharing it with us.

JohnBalaya – This gentleman never fails to bring a little sunshine into my life with his stunning photos.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ludicrous –  This is a woman after my own heart.  She’s witty, fearless and tells it like it is..definitely my kind of writer.

Encaustic Art Your House – Erica is a sweet girl from the Netherlands who shares her thoughts and her talents as an artist with us.

London Survival – Need a laugh?  This gentlemen from “Across the Pond” is sure to make you smile.  He’s witty as hell and always a fun read.  And I love his gravatar!

DaVida Nature Photography – Want to look at pictures that display nature in all it’s beauty?  This is the place to go!

Traci Carver – Need a laugh..a giggle or an outright guffaw.  Check out this young lady and her family.

Bastet and Sekhmet – Take a trip to Italy and visit this wonderful site.  Great pictures and stories abound.

AndSheLaughs –  Join this wonderful woman for warm and fuzzy posts and for some of the best receipes!  Nom..nom.

How Not To Kill Your Parents – A witty girl shares her experience living with her SO; in her parents house.  Read the funny side of the story!

I hope all of my nominees feel the love and my appreciation for filling my days with Sunshine and I hope they’ll pass the award on to other bright, sunny bloggers.  Got to go now.  Dr. Danny is sending me back to bed for a little more recuperating time!

Love ya all!



Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

Wow!  Once again, I am stunned by the love I feel here in Bloggersland.  You have all been so supportive with your responses to my work, it makes my heart go pitter-patter (don’t worry, I don’t need a pacemaker..yet)!  I have been nominated by Keladelaide for the Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award.  Again, wow!  Thank you, Kelly and feel that love coming right back at ya!  To the rest of you, check out her site Free Little Words .  You won’t regret it..she has a great site!

So, I’ve posted the badge on my site (in the words of the right, to the right) so that task is a done deal. (O.K. Beyonce fans, I know it was to the left in the song..I’m old, I can get away with it!)

Next, tell you seven deep dark secrets things about myself.  All right, brother’s and sisters, here they are.

1.  I have just signed on to write a novel in one month.  (Crazy, huh?)

2.  I’m 3rd generation Irish on my dad’s side; 4th generation on my mum’s side..proud to be Irish!

3.  My favorite color is blue (goes great with my red hair..which now comes out of a bottle!)

4.  I live in Florida, but originally hail from the great state of Connecticut (best known for it’s nutmeg..and I think we hung Patrick Henry)

5.  I have four children..3 boys (men) and 1 girl (woman)

6.  I have a swimming pool (almost a must here in the Sunshine State..gets hot here folks..REALLY HOT)!

7.  I have always hated liver, I hate it now, and I will always hate it!

Now, enough about me.  It is now my honor to present my seven nominees for this award (I wish I could put all my followers on here, but with over 300 of you…well, you understand).

Drumroll, maestro, please!

Michelle AndersonLife as a Garden – This gal is new to the blogging world here and offers truly insightful pieces into our lives.

Aurora Metal Angel – This little lady took a break from blogging and returned carrying a beautiful, new son!

1Tric My Thoughts on a Page –  This Irish lass entered the blogging world about the same time as I did..she’s a joy to know through her posts.

SallyAnnPhotographic Memories – This woman put the most amazing pictures and some really great stories in her posts!

KerbyI Don’t Get It (Things That Don’t Make Sense) – She makes me laugh with her pictures and her outlook on life!

GwenThe 4 A.M. Writer – This little lady keeps me smiling in the wee hours of the morning.

O.k.  Last, but not least.

Not Quite 4040InMy40th – This woman is on a mission!  She’s trying out 40 different things to do in her 40’s..great concept and great posts!  You’ll be surprised at some of them..and she’s only on number 11!

All of my nominees are great bloggers and you should check each and every one of them out!  They don’t have to accept the award, but I hope they will!

Whew..well, that’s the end of my duties to earn the right to wear the proud title of being a member of the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award.  Now, I didn’t nominate any of my male buddies..I was afraid they would take offense, but I still have other awards I must address and I’m saving them for those!

So, I’m signing off and I just want you all to know that I love you and your blogs with all my heart!  See ya soon!


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