My friend Tikeetha over at A Thomas Point of View tagged me to participate in the My First Post Revisited challenge.

This challenge was started by blogger Sarah Brentyn over at Lemon Shark.

Thank you Tikeetha for the nomination and Sarah for starting this challenge.

My First Blog Revisted

Here are the rules for this challenge –

No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)

Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).


Other rules –

Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)

Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.

Tag…um…five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.

Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).

Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.

Include “the rules” in your post.

My First Post Revisited –

Published May 13, 2015 –

This is my very first post. What should I write that may be of interest to others?  Not much and then again maybe I do have many things I can write about.  I am an ordinary person, just like many others who live ordinary lives and do ordinary things.  I have many opinions about the everyday stuff, some important and some not so important.

The words I write, some readers may not like, others just will not read them, but others may find very interesting.  My words are my own and do not belong to anyone else.  The writing comes from me: my opinions, thoughts and ideas may change daily, over a longer period of time or never.

I will start soon writing about something and see where it goes from there.

In today’s post –

As you can see, that first post was quite boring and uninteresting.  I had an idea what I wanted to write about, and I had a goal to write 1 post each day for 1 year.  I achieved that goal and again decided year 2, I would write 1 post each day.  So far, so good as I near the completion of my year 2.

Many of you know me and my struggles, my strengths, my personality and my life.  In my writings, I try to be honest and not sugarcoat my posts.  I am human, I make mistakes and I have feelings and I in no way want to upset others – though I know I have – even as recently as the past couple of weeks.  I want to continue this blog because I have become friends with many wonderful people around the world.  But, there is a part of me that wants to give up and delete it all.  I remind myself the reasons for starting this blog to begin with, but I wonder at times if those reasons are still important.

Thank you again Tikeetha for nominating me for this challenge.  Although, I think my first post is stupid, I have come a long way in the past almost two years.  I have learned much about myself through this voyage called blogging.


I am nominating these bloggers to participate in this challenge.  You are in no way obligated to participate, but it would be fun and interesting to read your very first blog.

Kathryn over at anotherfoodieblogger

Paula over at Never A Dull Bling

Sarah & Choppy over at Travels With Choppy

Marci over at What’s for Dinner Moms?

Osyth over at Half Baked In Paradise

Valiant Blogger Award


Recently my friend and fellow blogger Dolly nominated me for an award.  Thank you Dolly for nominating me for the Valiant Blogger Award; I am deeply honored.

Dolly and I have recently started following each other’s blogs and I feel fortunate our virtual paths have crossed.  Dolly, born in Russia is sharing her recipes on her blog koolkosherkitchen.  Please click her blog site name and visit her blog, you will not be disappointed.

If you visit the Hall of Valor you will find the following about this award –

The Valiant Blogger Award is for the blogger who is brave and courageous.  It is dedicated to someone who, despite being faced with the most difficult obstacles in life, chooses to fight on and never give up.  It is for the lionhearted, one who faces fears and challenges, who has become an inspiration to others along the way. 


The rules of the award are –

1.Post the award on your blog.

2.Provide a link to the Hall of Valor

3.In 200 words or less, share about the greatest challenge in your life and HOW you got through it.

4.Give one piece of advice to people who are struggling with something in their life.

5.Thank the person who nominated you, and nominate a new blogger for the award.


Many of you know I am dealing with cancer and most recently had a major surgery to remove organs that cancer had invaded.  After a couple of minor surgeries and chemotherapy last year you would think this is what I would use as my greatest challenge in my life.  But, it is not.

Back in July of last year, I wrote a post ‘Mother Mary‘, in which I wrote the following –

I talked with my mom a couple of weeks ago about this upcoming surgery, the most recent one; and I had told her, I said this is not the end, I feel it, I just know there is more to come.

And I told her also that I will get through it because this is not my greatest battle, my greatest battle has already occurred.  It was that depression, that great depression within me, about me that wanted to bring me down, wanted to end my life, kill me, destroy me – and I battled back, I found the strength and courage and I won that battle.  I overcame that which wanted to beat me down to nothing.

October of last year in my post ‘My Greatest Fight‘, I concluded with the following words –

At times of weakness I remind myself of the inner strength I have and the good mood returns.  As the fight and the battle continue, so does the mood continue to be good; for a good mood is strength to battle any fight.

This may not be my greatest battle; for now, this is my greatest fight.

My advice to everyone; no matter the struggle, battle or fight taking place –

From my post ‘strength‘ –

So, my post is about strength; I think that it is probably in all of us, it is in all of us somewhere.  And when we need it the most, I think we all can reach deep down and grab it and use it and get through any difficult situations we may be going through.  


The person I wish to nominate does not usually accept awards and she is deserving of many of them.  I am going to nominate her anyway because she is an inspiration to me and has had her share of difficult obstacles in which she never gave up and she overcame.

My nomination is Lynn over at LYNZ REAL COOKING

(Lynn, you are in no way obligated to respond or accept this award.)

New Habit

I decided since it is the last month of the year, I would wrap up some topics that I started to write about and never did finish.  This post I started earlier this year, and then it sat quietly waiting for me to complete it.

Because my OCD tells me that if I start something I must complete it; this also applies to posts I write – I will be bothered if I do not complete them – so, here I am finishing this post and concluding this topic.

I believe next year will bring many different topics to write about and I have a feeling this one will not be one of them and will be left in the past.

So here we go –

This past year was significant for me – I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bladder Cancer.

Here are some excerpts from previous posts I wrote since the beginning of this blog back in May, 2015 referring to smoking –

Post: My Life My Way

I am currently 55, so I am expected to die in 21 years.  And then take into account I need to minus an additional 10 years because I am a smoker, this takes me down to 11 years before I die.  Interesting to think about; I have 11 years before I die.  I am unsure why I am writing about this particular subject except to say, I really am not afraid to die and really have no doubts for those bad behaviors that could cause my death – I am living my life my way.

Post: Smoking Past – Smoking Present

On social media, I recently read about a person’s encounter with people who smoke.  This person observed a smoker who had no teeth, was coughing and had a ‘smoker’s voice’.  This person wrote that is was clear to them that this was cancer waiting to happen.


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Post: Early Morning Rambling Thoughts

So today is day #5 without smoking and day #4 knowing I have bladder cancer.

Post: Decisions, Choices, cause and effect

As they have made decisions and lived with the outcomes, the results and consequences, so have I. I made decisions in my life to smoke and then to stop and start again and stop only to start again.  The smoking picked me with regards to giving me bladder cancer.  Yes, I did think about the consequences of my actions, but made the decision anyway.

Post: A Breakup Letter

I love you –

But your toxic love created harm in me.

I will miss you, but will move on, because you know –

I love me –



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Today, I end with the following thoughts –

January 27, 2016, the day I quit smoking.  That is the day the new habit began.

What once brought me comfort and pleasure is no longer in my life.  Smoking most likely is a factor in my bladder cancer and it may be the death of me.  I deal with and accept the consequences of my actions.

Quote Challenge – Vacation

In my post ‘Spending time away‘, I wrote the following –

I appreciate everyone taking the time to stop by, read and leave many wonderful comments.  My time away sailing and enjoying other activities will result in time offline and will prevent me from responding to the many wonderful comments I receive.  Therefore, I will be disabling the comments on many of my upcoming posts while spending time away.  There will be times I will have some time online and you will see me a little here and there on WP.  But, most of my time will be offline having fun, relaxing and enjoying the sun.

In today’s post, I write the following –

Yes, 2 months ago I was nominated for the 3 Day Quote Challenge by the following 3 bloggers –


An excerpt from Roxie’s About Page –

Writing has always been a passion of mine.   This was blog was started with the intent to gain a positive outlook on life.  I always had a positive outlook but after suffering a concussion, that outlook changed.   Writing about my long rehabilitation I found to be difficult and emotional, at the present time.


Charles home page displays –

Charles French Words Reading And Writing

An exploration of writing and reading

Josh over at jdfisher8404

Josh’s first post displays –

Hello to anyone and everyone that is reading this. This my first blog and first post so I thought that I would kick it off with some of my favorite quotes.


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

-Mark Twain

“The destiny of mankind is not decided by material computation. When great causes are on the move in the world … we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that something is going on in space and time, and beyond space and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

-Winston Churchill

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

-Benjamin Franklin

I hope it is okay with everyone that I post 3 quotes for this post for all 3 nominators instead a separate post for each one.

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The Rules for the Challenge:

Three quotations for three days.

Three nominees each day (no repetition).

Thank the person who nominated you.

Inform the nominees.

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For me, when I am nominated for the quote challenge I usually select a topic or theme – just to be different.

My topic this time around must be about ‘Vacation’; after all that is where I am today and the next 8 days!


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I decided I would not nominate anyone because I am away – so anyone that is interested – please accept my nomination.

I am on vacation today on a cruise somewhere in the Eastern Caribbean.  Due to my limited online presence, comments are disabled.

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Thank you again to these wonderful bloggers for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge, please visit these wonderful blogs –



Josh over at jdfisher8404

Mystery Blogger Award

I am nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award.

A heartfelt thank you to fellow blogger sparksfromacombustiblemind for this nomination.

A portion of her ‘About’ page –

I have a twisted, rather bitter and cynical outlook on almost everything.  And an opinion.  Just ask me, you’ll find out.

And yes, folks those words describe her – and that is one reason I like her and consider her my friend.

Thank you Embeecee for this nomination.


“Mystery Blogger Award” was created by Okoto Enigma

Rules For The Nominees:

• Display the award logo on your blog. √

• List the Rules. √

• Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. √

• Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. √

• Tell your readers three things about yourself. √

• Answer five questions from the nominee. √

• Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers. √

• Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog. √

• Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question. √

• Share the link to your best post. √


Three Things About Me:

This is always difficult for me to answer because there is nothing I can write that is not already here on my blog somewhere.  How about single words to describe me –

Compulsive, Defective, Routines, Rocking, Impulsivity, Emotional, Addictions, Control, Evil, Drink, Slow, Spearfruit

Embeecee’s Five (Well SIX) Questions:

What is your biggest regret?

No regrets – I have never had regrets!

What is your favorite time of day/night?

Early, early morning – before anyone else is awake.

Your favorite beverage (alcoholic or non..)?

I drink lots of water, and less anything else – but I do like beer, vodka, milk, coffee and let’s not forget margaritas.

Do you enjoy the fall back or spring ahead time change more?

Neither, I no longer enjoy the time change, call me old – it is too difficult to recover from the change.

If you could have one wish (and you can’t say “more wishes”) what would it be?

I wish for no poverty and no one to go hungry in the world – and no diseases, is that more than one wish?

The Weird Question:  If you saw someone you didn’t know (a stranger) who was having a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ (i.e. their dress was stuck in their pantyhose or their trousers were unzipped; and stuff was showing) would you tell them or just look away and hope someone else spoke up)?

This is a good question that I am unsure how to answer.  I have seen people in this type of situation and did not say a word: I felt awkward to say anything.  I have had someone tell me my zipper was unzipped – I was thankful they told me.


Best Post:

I do not have a best post; I know which one is my worse – but I will not tell you which one that is.  The only reason I consider it my worse post is because the title was totally wrong.  I try to title my posts that make readers want to read them – my worse post – the title was totally wrong.

My nominees, you are not obligated to participate.  And yes, I am only nominating 5 fellow bloggers –

A Thomas Point of View

Never A Dull Moment

Bold Blind Beauty

What’s for Dinner Moms?

This is Another Story


My Questions to my nominees –

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

What’s your favorite holiday?

If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be?

Do you ever talk to yourself? When and what do you say?

Cake or pie?

Thank you again Embeecee for this nomination.

MakeItUltra™Blogger Award

I was nominated for the MakeItUltra™Blogger Award by one of my favorite fellow bloggers and friend Kerry over at Postcards from Kerry.

Kerry is a storyteller of her life, her travels, a funny entertaining person and certainly a flirt.  Please take time to visit her blog, you will not be disappointed.


The MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.


The Rules:

If you have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and choose to accept it, write a blog post about the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award in which you:

– Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Take a moment to positively promote the person who nominated you.

– Display the award on your blog by adding it to your post and/or displaying it using a widget on your page (Save the image to your computer and upload it to your blog post). Don’t forget to use the tag #MyUltraAward when you make your post!

– Answer the following MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award questions.


The Questions:

– What is your name?

Terry, that is all I am providing as it took almost a year to reveal just my first name.  I need some sense of privacy in my life even though it is my life this blog is about.

– Where are you from?

I was born in Texas and lived there all my life until my recent move here to Florida about 7 weeks ago.

– How long have you been blogging and why did you start?

A little over 16 months ago was the beginning of my blog.  I started because I felt a need to record my life in writing; a book was my choice, though I do not know where to start with that – so this blog was born.

– What are you most proud of?

I am proud of many things; me overcoming a major depression in my twenties, my sons, my husband, but most of all – my ability to get up each and every day to fight the struggles that at times want to defeat me.

– What are your blogging goals?

When I started my blog, my original goals were to post every single day and to reveal this blog to my family after 1 year of its existence.  I achieved my goal for the first year to post every day and made this a goal again for another year.  My goal to reveal this blog to my family has not happened yet.  Why?  I am still scared to reveal many parts of me to my family, it is easy to reveal me to you, but to my family I feel a sense that they may be disappointed in me.

– How do you spend your free time?

Currently I spend my free time writing posts, reading other blogger’s posts, resting quite a bit – especially the days after chemo and taking walks when I feel the energy.


Nominate 1-8 blogs that you feel deserve the award and provide links.

Just as Kerry did, I am nominating just one person.  I have many wonderful followers and I appreciate each and every one of you.  I have nominated many of you for other awards and try to spread the awards around as much as I can.  So my choice is a lady who I feel I have a connection with in a cosmic sort of way.  I nominate my friend Osyth over at Half Baked in Paradise.

Once again, thank you Kerry for this nomination – you are my #1 girlfriend!

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you very much Laurel over at My Journey Into Darkness/The Story Of A Life Wasted With A Lying, Cheating, Disease-Giving, Narcissistic Husband who nominated me for this award.  Okay let’s be honest here, if the name of her blog does not prompt you to go visit, then in Laurel’s own words maybe this will “unapologetic curse words, snarky remarks, biting humor, telling it like it is and roaring while you do it!”  Please go visit her, you will not be disappointed, she is kind and understanding and open, I think she is anyway.



– Display the award on your blog.

– Thank the person who nominated you.

– Share 7 facts about yourself.

– Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the award.



For each award I receive that ask me to give facts about myself, what do I do?  I respond by writing everything you know about me is here somewhere in a post.  So my usual response is to refer you to a past post and if you are interested you can read more about me.

1946 – 1964

That’s Stupid Definition

The White Picket Fence

Shackles & Chains

I was living in a rich man’s world

A Team Player

Small Fear of Water



– Tony over at sonofabeach96

– Sarah over at Travels with Choppy

– Tony over at The Tony Burgess Blog

– Maniparna over at Scattered Thoughts

– Yinglan over at THIS IS ANOTHER STORY


My fellow bloggers no need to participate if you are not interested – I understand.

Thank you again Laurel, I appreciate you and I appreciate the nomination.

Spirit Animal Award Nomination

Recently, well over a month ago; Jennie from A Teacher’s Reflections nominated me for the Spirit Animal Award Nomination.  Jennie is a 30 years plus school teacher to preschool kids.  And from the posts I read on her blog, I know she is the best teacher those kids can have.  Please take time to visit her blog and Jennie I apologize for taking so long to respond, that is not the usual me, but then I am not in my usual state of mine recently.


The rules of the award:

– Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to his/her blog.

– Post the award picture on your blog.

– Write a short paragraph about your blog and what it means to you.

– Answer this question: if you could be any animal, what would it be?

– Choose and notify ten nominees


What does my blog mean to me?

This blog at this time in my life is so much more than I would have ever expected.  I started my blog a little over 16 months ago for reasons of non-other than to write about my life; where I had been, what is occurring today, where am I going into the future.  That was it, nothing really special in that I am just an ordinary person living an ordinary life.  Over the past year as you know life threw me a curveball, an unexpected event that would lead me through a journey with cancer.  This blog now is an important part of my support that I have from you; my supporters, my cheering section, my shoulders to cry on, my rocks of faith.  In the past couple of weeks, I thought about giving up my writings and completely deleting my WP blog.  That is how this cancer is affecting me; it wants me to give up and call it quits.  But, I am stronger than that and I have you my wonderful friends, who I truly appreciate seeing each and every day.  So my blog will continue.


What animal would I choose to be?

This was and is a difficult question for me as I honestly do not know what animal I would be.  There are animals that display strength, animals that are weaker in appearance; then there are animals that are fighters and animals that are cuddlers.  I think I am all the above depending on the day, how I am feeling and what I am in need of to take on each day as it comes.  Today with the current happenings in my life, I choose a canine, yes a dog.  Maybe that comes across as an easy pick amongst all animals in the world.  But think about it; dogs display strength and sometimes appear weak in appearance; they can be fighters and they can certainly be cuddlers.  My dog Roxy depends on me as I depend on others.  I choose to be a dog.


My Spirited Nominees:

– Tikeetha over at A Thomas Point of View

– Tanya over at postprodigal.com

– Cindy over at cindyknoke.com

– Alexis over at UNTANGLED

– Paula over at Never A Dull Bling

– David over at Life and Random Thinking

– Marci over at What’s for Dinner Moms?

– Bernadette over at HADDON MUSINGS

– Sadie over at SADIE’S NEST

– Clare over at Around ZuZu’s Barn


Thank you again Jennie for this nomination – I appreciate you very much.

Move over Jack Nicholson

I am nominated for 4 awards!

Cool, right?

Well yes, except I have been busy with packing and downsizing I am running way late on responding to them.  I was thinking if it is okay with you, I could combine 2 awards in this post.  If you missed my earlier post of my other 2 awards click here ‘Move over Meryl Streep‘.   If you get through this whole post, you get a gold star – lots of information here.

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These 2 awards I have not previously been nominated for.  So here we go –

My friend Embeecee over at sparksfromacombustiblemind nominated me for the Black Cat, Blue Sea Award.  She is a wonderful lady and I would encourage everyone to visit her blog.  She is honest in her blog and I certainly enjoy reading her posts.  Thank you Embeecee very much for this nomination.

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The rules of this nomination are:

1.Anybody nominated can nominate up to seven other bloggers.

2. Anybody nominated answers three questions. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions. If any of the questions asked are offensive or one simply does not want to answer, it’s all good.  You still get the award.  You put in the work, right?

3 questions I was asked –

What is the wisest thing anyone ever told you?  Do you still quote it back to other people today?  Do you follow the advice?

Good question, I cannot think of any specific wise thing anyone has told me – sorry.  I do know people I consider wise who were a big influence on me.

2.Do you like cats or dogs better?   No right answer for this one, I’m just nosy.

Dogs, they are normal, some cats are weird!

3.Coke or Pepsi?   Or are you a person who prefers neither and thinks the whole ‘war’ between these two colas is a publicity gimmick designed to get us to drink more of our chosen beverage?  Tell us what you do like to drink!

Neither – I do not drink soft drinks or pop, or coke or soda – depending on what part of the country you are from.  I drink lots of water!

My 3 questions for my nominees –

1.What is your perfect pizza?

2.What is your greatest fear in the world?

3.It you could do something over again in your life, what would it be and why?

My nominees – (no pressure to accept my friends)

Roberta over at Chorizo & Thyme

Tony over at sonofabeach96

Lynn over at Lynn Thaler

Chevvy over at CHEVVY’S STUDIO

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Another friend Laurel at My Journey Into Darkness/The Story Of A Life Wasted With A Lying, Cheating, Disease-Giving, Narcissistic Husband nominated me for the Entertainer Blogger Award.  Another great blog, interesting posts, very honest person here – please take a visit to her blog.  Thank you Laurel for the nomination.

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The Rules:

• Write a post with the award picture shown above.

•  Nominate up to 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and most of all ENTERTAINING!

•  Thank the person who nominated you by tagging their blog.

•  Answer the five questions listed below.

The five questions are:

1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I want to write a book about my life and thought a blog would be a good starting point.

2. What is your favorite book?

I do not have one – I have not read many books in my life.

3. What do you dislike the most?

Drivers who do not use there blinkers when turning or changing lanes.

4. What is your favorite food item from the mall?

I don’t have one – if there is a Chinese place, I usually go with that.

5.  What is your favorite pastime activity?

Lately blogging.

My nominees: (no pressure – you do have awesome blogs)

Tanya over at postprodigal.com

Cheryl over at Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser

Irene over at IreneDesign2011

Gama over at pritamode

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Once again thank you very much to the following for the nomination –

My friend Embeecee over at sparksfromacombustiblemind

Another friend Laurel at My Journey Into Darkness/The Story Of A Life Wasted With A Lying, Cheating, Disease-Giving, Narcissistic Husband

Move over Meryl Streep

I am nominated for 4 awards!

Cool, right?

Well yes, except I have been busy with packing and downsizing I am running way late on responding to them.  I was thinking if it is okay with you, I could combine 2 awards in this post and later today, I will have another post with the other 2 awards.  If you get through this whole post, you get a gold star – lots of information here.

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These 2 awards I have previously been nominated for.  So here we go –

Charles over at Charles French Words Reading and Writing nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  If you have not visited Charles blog, please do so.  His blog is full of interesting posts that relate to ‘An Exploration of Writing and Reading’.  Thank you very much Charles for this nomination.

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The Rules:

*Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog.

*List the rules.

*Display the image of the award on your post.

*List seven facts about yourself.

*Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award, and notify them to let them know you have nominated them.

Seven Facts About Me:

Everything and anything about me is on this blog somewhere.  Instead of listing them here, I will let you go read about them in previous posts –

I like routines, do you?

Do Not Disturb

– the ‘unsocial me’

Drink, Drink, Drink

The Great Depression of the 1980s

It was time to end my life

Killing Me Softly

My Nominees: (no pressure to accept – I do like your blog)

Jessica over at Send Sunshine

Asha over at Asha’s Blog

Van over at vanbytheriver

Chris over at pearsnotparsnipsdotcom

Lori over at LoriGreerInPortland

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Sarah over at Secret Art Expedition nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  Please visit Sarah’s blog, as you will be inspired by her paintings, drawings, potteries and other artistic posts.  Thank you very much Sarah for this nomination.

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The rules:

1.Thank the person that nominated you.

2.Answer the 11 questions from your nominator.

3.Nominate 11 bloggers.

4.Give them 11 questions to answer.

Questions for me:

1.What do you prefer: shopping or reading a book?

Tough question, because I really dislike shopping and reading a book would be difficult for me.  When I shop, I go for a particular product.  When I read, my attention span is short, therefore I prefer reading blog posts instead of books.

2.Did you ever sing karaoke in public?

I have once that I can remember.  I actually have a post about this in the coming weeks that will be part of my ‘Pictures & Stories’ category.

3.You´ve won 1 million US-Dollars but can´t keep it for yourself – what would you do with it instead?

Give it to my sons.

4.If time-travels were possible where – oops!  when would you travel: future or the past?

I would say the past.  I prefer to leave the future a mystery and not know what will take place.

5.What brings sunshine into your life? (apart from the sun, of course😉 )

Ice Cream, Cake, Cookies, Cup Cakes, did I mention Ice Cream?

6.What kind of super-power would you like to have? (like telepathy, flying etc.)

Teleportation – the ability to travel fast from one place to another.

7.Have you ever encountered a “troll” in the blogosphere? And how did you handle it?

Oh you know I have – read these posts: ‘It’s about you – not me’ & ‘You know who you are

8.Do you watch documentaries?

Occasionally when I happen to come across one.

9.What aspect of blogging do you like the most?

The interaction with wonderful friends I have met here.

10.If you could start your own business – what would it be?

Making cupcakes that bring happiness to people’s lives.  Did I mention, I would serve the cupcakes with a side of ice cream!

11.Pop Corn – with salt or sugar?

Salt and please lots of butter!

My Questions:

1.If you were ruler of the world what laws would you make?

2.If you were a super hero what would your hero name be?

3.What would you do if you won the lottery?

4.What talents do you have?

5.What is your favorite holiday?

6.If you could live anywhere, where would that be?

7.If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?

8.Would you rather trade some intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence?

9.How long could you go without talking?

10.What was your favorite birthday?

11.What historical Figure would you love to see in 21st century life?

My Nominees: (no pressure to accept my friends)

My friend over at Tarnished Soul

Val over at Find Your Middle Ground

Freda over at Aromatic Essence

Joan over at Retirement and beyond

Tikeetha over at A Thomas Point of View

Jennie over at A Teacher’s Reflections

Lynn over at An Encore Voyage

Derrick over at derrickjknight

Choppy over at TRAVELS WITH CHOPPY (sorry Sarah)

Sue over at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary

David over at Life and Random Thinking

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Once again thank you very much to the following for the nomination –

Charles over at Charles French Words Reading and Writing

Sarah over at Secret Art Expedition

Sorry it took me so long to respond – I appreciate the nominations!