A week full of blessings!

I started the week on Sunday with my lovely daughter who took me to a birthday brunch then to a movie. She is the sweetest girl on the planet!

Monday brought me a milestone birthday (not tellin’ which one) and lunch with my baby sister. She gave me the coolest gift! Then, it was a quick trip to the Apple store where I gave myself an iPad, followed by a wonderful evening making art with my sister.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — back to work for this old girl.

Then, Friday comes around and the lovely jensinewall and the effervescent as long as I’m singing each sent me a One Lovely Blog Award.

Gotta’ tell you folks, life just doesn’t get much better. All I need now is about a pound of chocolate and a really good foot massage and I’m all set.

Okay, enough about me, on to the award rules!

This award(s) requires sharing 7 facts about yourself and nominating 15 co-bloggers you love and want to make happy with a well deserved token of gratitude. Here goes …

The facts …

  • I see a turkey neck in my future and I don’t like it!
  • I’ve never been to Spain but I think I’d like it there if, of course, it rains mainly on the plain.
  • I like squash, just about any way you want to cook it.
  • Lightning bugs make me smile.
  • I think that, for many of us, family is a love hate relationship.
  • I’m pretty sure that all the world’s problems could be solved if thinking about them involved a rocking chair or a porch swing.
  • I’m tickled pink that Dallas is back on TV and I already miss Mad Men.

The blogs I nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award …


All of the above are lovely blogs and I hope you’ll visit each and every one of them and will enjoy them as much as I do.

So, maybe it is nepotism!

Okay sweet sister, we’re gonna’ have to stop sending each other blogging award nominations or some of the nice folks out there in blog land (I know you’ll agree that the bloggers we’ve encountered so far are all very nice, except for that one, but we won’t talk about that) are going to start kicking up a fuss (not a very nice thing to do, just sayin’) about our relatedness and how us nominating each other has just gone too far and truly isn’t fair to unrelated bloggers.

Anyhoo …

Thank you Preacher’s Wife in the Know for sending me the Reader’s Appreciation Award. It’s always lovely to be recognized by ones peers.

And, now for the rules …

Most blogging awards have a bunch of rules (this one is no exception) and, of course, I always abide by them. The rules for this one are simpler than most (not) so without further ado, they are:

  1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog. (it’s up there, on the right)
  2. Answer the 10 questions below, for fun if you want to. (see below)
  3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number. (also see below)
  4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate. (did it)
  5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you. (up there near the top, higher, keep lookin’, you’ll find it)

More than you ever wanted to know about me …

  • Favorite color: Blue, any shade, except royal blue, not a fan of that one.
  • Favorite animal: The one that’s not trying to sit in my lap, hurling regurgitated dinner at my floor, or missing the litter box. That leaves out my kitties so a dog maybe?
  • Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Milk (what else could it possibly be?)
  • Facebook or Twitter: FB. The twit fest can be so annoying.
  • Favorite pattern: Simplicity, but I like Butterick and McCall’s too.
  • Getting or giving presents: Giving but don’t go thinking it’s because I’m big-hearted. It’s really because I’m so picky, I hardly ever like what anyone ever gives me. There a re a few folks, though, that ace it every time. For example, my daughter and my sisters.
  • Favorite number: Gazillion.
  • Favorite day of the week: Sunday, or maybe Saturday morning. Tuesday is nice but then there’s Friday. You gotta love Friday. Although, some of the nicest things have happened to me on a Thursday or Wednesday. I know for sure that my least favorite day of the week is Monday, but isn’t that pretty much everybody’s least favorite?
  • Favorite flower: Iris, peony, impatiens, rose, hydrangea, lily, buttercup …
  • My passion: My daughter (until I have a grand baby, then all bets are off).

And now, for the nominees …

So, I went a little overboard.

Couldn’t help it.

All of the blogs listed above are written by wonderful people as well as talented writers.  Try them out and you’ll see what I mean.


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It’s not nepotism!

Does it count if your baby sister gives you a blogging award?

Sure it does!  So, without further ado …

My own sweet preacherswifeintheknow sent me a Kreativ Blogger Award.

She’s such a sweet old girl. (Psst, don’t tell her to her face that she’s old. She’s in denial. It could get messy.)

Okay, enough small talk, let’s get on with the rules for this honorarium …

First and foremost …

THANK YOU — for the award, pwitk!

Second …

7 things about myself:

  1. There have been times when I’ve wondered what it would have been like to have more brothers and less sisters.
  2. I really can’t stand watching reality TV and I wish they’d bring back the Donna Reed Show.
  3. I miss Cary Grant. George Clooney is almost a substitute, but he just doesn’t quite fill the void that Cary left us with.  Same thing re Clark Gable and Clive Owen … close, but no cigar.
  4. I can think of about a gazillion things I’d rather do than clean house … and often do.
  5. I think my daughter is the neatest thing since sliced bread!
  6. I would like to tar and feather the joker who invented plastic clam shell packaging.
  7. As soon as I can think of a good logo design and name for it, I’m gonna’ create my own blogger award to drive everyone nuts with.

Third …

Nominate seven bloggers for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

  1. Girl in the Hat — She writes stuff and not just blog stuff either.
  2. The Middlest Sister — You gotta’ see her paper cutting. It’s fantastic!
  3. Bluebird Blvd. — Check out her 5 minute dance party.
  4. Ziiplight — Great photography!
  5. Second Lunch –  A wonderful cartoonist.
  6. Life in the Boomer Lane — She writes stuff, too!  Good stuff.
  7. Ashley Jillian –  Another great writer! Must be something in the water around here.

Just so you’ll know. I expect wonderously creative things from all of you!

Yes, wonderously is a real word!