I don’t need the specifics…I just care that it ends in Award and I was nominated by a blogger I really enjoy reading, God Bless you Karen Campbell at 2000 Detours to Zen. She always leaves me feeling lighter and sunnier after reading her blog, but I gotta say Karen, it’s going to be hard to top this on the happiness scale.
It’s incredibly flattering to be nominated by a fellow blogger.
Now comes the pressure to follow all of the rules correctly. I can do this. Because I am an overachiever.
I have to add here that this is not my first writing award. In the 5th grade I got 4 (yes I said 4) A+’s because while the other kids made up their stories on half of a sheet of paper, I turned in a complete story of 7 pages (back and front) about 2 kids going into space, with illustrations by yours truly.
Evidently my overachieving started early.
So here are the rules as I understand them;
Liebster Award Rules
• Thank and link to the nominator on your page. (Thank you again Karen at 2000 Detours to Zen)
• Answer the following 11 questions provided by the nominator.
• Share 11 random facts about yourself.
• Nominate 5 other Blogs with less than 200 followers. I changed it from 11 since it used to only be 3. I am aware of the irony that I was the 11th nominated on 2,000 Detours to Zen.
• Post the Liebster Award rules in your acceptance post.
So here goes…
Question 1. Reach for the book closest to you and turn to page 29 line 4. What does it say? Answer: There is an equal distance between Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (I’ve been having trouble sleeping and this does the trick) which is “Villian, I say, knock me here soundly”. Now if there is something Freudian here I don’t want to know what it is. The other is my bible and it is in Genesis “let me find Grace in the sight of my Lord”. Yes, let’s have that one define me shall we?
Question 2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Answer: In a place where I can fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean. Then within 6 months I would move back to wherever my family is. So that is my final answer.
Question 3. If you could change one thing about the world, what would you do?
Answer: Really? The whole world? I can’t even get cooperation to change my living room. I’ll just let the world be bigger than me and promote peace within a very tough but intimate crowd…my family.
Question 4. Is the glass half empty or half full?
Answer: It doesn’t matter because either way it still needs to be cleaned.
Question 5. When was the last time you ate a homegrown tomato? Answer: 2 months ago from the tomato plant that comes back every year that my Father-In-Law gave us. He’s been gone 5 years now but his tomatoes live on.
Question 6. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Answer: Mrs. Donny Osmond, a Postal Carrier, and a writer. I’ve given up on Donny and the USPS, and I’m good with it. I’m still working on the latter.
Question 7. What is your favorite time of the day?
Answer: Morning when the day is new and full of possibilities.
Question 8. What inspires you?
Answer: Other writers. They keep the playing field of life level. And my family that tolerates me, especially my daughter who is the most caring and intelligent person that I have ever met. As an RN, every one of her patients are lucky to have her on the job. She is my only hope to have grandkids too I might add.
Question 9. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Answer: Watching The Wonderful World of Disney and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom hosted by Marlin Perkins on Sunday nights. We would get popcorn after taking our baths and the TV was ours for these shows. It was family time that was predictable and safe.
Question 10. What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?
Answer: Water, water, water. The sea, a mountain lake, a puddle after the rain in a desert, a babbling brook. The smell, feel, look, and sound of water anywhere in nature. Except flash floods. Nobody likes those.
Question 11. For What would you most like to be remembered? Love. Just love. Although realistically I will probably be remembered for something a little more neurotic.
My 5 Nominees…I have no idea how to tell how many followers someone has. Just sayin’.
Lulufille.wordpress.com – Who reminds me that someone beautiful can come from an ugly upbringing every time she posts.
Awakeningtoawareness.com – I am sure Eric has already been nominated numerous times (since his blog is award free) and has more than 200 followers, but he’s who I’d like to be when I grow up. Intelligent writing at it’s best.
Snapsandstories.com– Richard keeps me entertained with his stories and photos of his travels and the enthusiasm with which he writes.
Runninginafoodcoma.wordpress.com – Alex is a gifted writer with at times a wickedly humorous and at others a grippingly poignant grasp on the realities of everyday life.
2000detourstozen.com – Karen is a fearless and talented writer who is entertaining and reminds me to not sweat the small stuff through both the lens of her camera and outlook.
1.) I had a blog I really loved until I discovered a stalker had deeply infiltrated my electronic life. I deleted it in a panic and lost some of my best writing. I’m almost over it. I had to cloak my identity on my new blog…but I’m coming around to being less paranoid. I think this qualifies as 3 or 4 items don’t you?
2.) I was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps after Basic Training because I was so worried about my sister being at home without me.
3.) I have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility (see number 2).
4.) I graduated high school early and was accepted to study abroad in Athens but ended up not going because…I was worried about my sister. Surprised?
5.) I’ve written a book I think is pretty good but stopped just shy of finishing it. This is how I self sabotage. Have I shared too much?
6.) I cry when I see anything being abused or injured in any form of media so sometimes I have to retreat to my happy little world while I refortify.
7.) I have now been able to satisfy a bucket list item by winning an award. Thank you again Karen!