Real Neat Blog Award

Very cool – I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by my friend laurel over at myjourneyintodarkness.

She has a very interesting blog that displays the following ‘This is the story of a life wasted on a lying, cheating, disease-giving, narcissistic husband.’

Please go visit her blog, you will not be disappointed.

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RULES:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate any number of bloggers you like.
  4. Let them know you nominated them.
  5. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
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QUESTIONS FOR ME:

  1. What is the strangest, most unexplainable thing that has ever happened to you?

Years ago I was taking a nap and woke up in a corn field in Kansas!  Seriously, many people say I am strange therefore unexplainable. 

  1. A candy bar or a doughnut?

Oh a candy bar – chocolate, peanut butter – you know like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

  1. Would you give mouth to mouth resuscitation to a homeless person?

Absolutely yes!  To help save another person’s life would be an honor for me.

  1. What movie could you watch over and over?

The Sound of Music

  1. What is something that would be almost impossible for you to give up?

This was a tough question for me to answer, because I feel I could give up any and everything that is a possession.  I did like to smoke and I gave that up and I do like to drink, and that would be difficult to give up.  So, I would have to say something that is important that I take for granted each and every day.  Okay, I know, because of my recent health issue – it would be almost impossible for me to give up my bladder.  But, one day I may have to. 

  1. What is the worst punishment you suffered as a child?

My form of punishment was a ping pong paddle! 

  1. When was the last time you lied and to whom?  (I hope it wasn’t me.)

Umm, I really do not lie.  I am a very honest person which is not necessarily a good trait. 

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QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

1.What did you do on your last vacation?

2.If you opened a business, what kind would it be?

3.Water skiing or snow skiing?

4.Sunset or Sunrise – why?

5.If you could have an answer to one question about your future – what question would that be?

6.What is the best app you have on your smartphone?

7.If you were reincarnated as a fruit – which one would it be?

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NOMINEES: (you are not obligated to accept – no pressure)

Cheryl over at Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser

Chevvy over at Chevvy’s Studio

Paula over at Never A Dull Bling

Paula over at sanseilife

Sarah over at Secret Art Expedition

Quote Challenge – Adventure Quotes

I am nominated for the Quote Challenge by Charles over at Charles French Words Reading and Writing.

Thank you Charles for the nomination and please everyone pop over and visit Charles – he has an amazing blog.

The Rules:

1.) Either once a day for three days, post a quotation, or post all 3 quotations at one time. It is your choice.

2.) Nominate and notify three other bloggers of the challenge.

3.) Thank the blogger who nominated you.

I was previously nominated last month and I decided to have my quotes related to Birthdays.  Because soon Gary and I will hit the road on our adventure in an RV, this go around my quotes will be related to Adventure!

This go around I am doing 3 quotes at one time.

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The nominees are under no obligation to complete this challenge, but it would be fun if you do.

My Nominees:

Brooke over at theutopiauniverse

Jodi over at LIFE IN BETWEEN

Sarah over at Secret Art Expedition

Thanks again Charles for this challenge.

The Creative Blogger Award

Yes, another award – from my good friend Lynne over at LYNNE’S RECIPE TRAILS

Lynne visits my blog every day and always leaves me kind comments.  I encourage everyone to pop over and visit her blog; it is full of delicious recipes.

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Rules –

Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

List the rules.

Write a blog post, showing the Award.

Share 5 facts about yourself.

Nominate at least 5 bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

Keep the rules as you see them in your post.

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Five Facts About Me –

It is difficult to provide you 5 new facts about me that are not already here somewhere on my blog.  So, I decided that I would provide 5 facts about me that I previously wrote about and you can choose to go read the post.

At one time I ate ice cream with my fingers.  You can find why by reading this post ‘Eating Ice Cream with My Fingers’.

I trim the edge of the grass in my yard with scissors.  You can find why by reading this post ‘Trimming Grass With Scissors‘.

I am a compulsive rocker.  You can find why by reading this post ‘Rocking‘.

I sometimes walk on a treadmill backwards.  You can find why by reading this post ‘Walking On The Treadmill Backwards‘.

I like to lay out in the sun and tan.  You can find why by reading this post ‘Daily Dose of Vitamin D‘.

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My Nominees – (participation voluntary)

Sadie over at Sadie’s Nest

Catherine over at atypical60

Maya over at Sacrificial Chain Breaker

Jerry over at Mommy Man

Wallace over at WRITING IN REAL TIME

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Again, a big thank you to Lynne for nominating me – you are a sweetheart!

Have a happy day everyone!

Music & Words Award

I am running behind on responding to my award nominations – my apologies.  Awhile back I was nominated for another award.   The award Music & Words was bestowed on me by Brooke over at theutopiauniverse.  I encourage you to go over and visit Brooke’s magnificent blog.

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The rules are:

Link back to the person who nominated you

Answer these questions with words and music

Pass the award to 5 bloggers who inspire you with posts about music & words.

Show the award on your blog

Quote these 5 rules and award icon in your post.

Questions:

What does music mean to you?

Music to me is memories.  I do not listen to current music very often: I am stuck in the ‘70’s.  I have a category on my blog titled ‘My 70’s Music Collection’ and several of my posts have a music video associated to them.  I have many memories from the 1970s; good and bad and the music from that time brings these memories back to me.  And from these memories I write the posts.

What is your first music related memory?

Honestly I do not know.  I remember my mom and dad listening to Tom Jones & Engelbert Humperdinck and others of the day – this would be the late 1960s & early 1970s.

What’s the first album you purchased yourself?

I have no idea!  I remember the most important CD I brought; The Hits – Chapter One.  Do you remember why?

What’s the latest music you’ve purchased?

I have not purchased music in many years.  Sorry call me cheap, but I feel no need to ‘buy’ music when I can listen to it free.

Your guilty pleasures?

I have no pleasures that I feel guilty about.  Sorry, I live my life without regret and guilt.  Some of you may remember why this is my most favorite song in the world!

Here are my nominees for this award –

Sarah over at TRAVELS WITH CHOPPY

Joyce over at Poppies and Popcorn

David over at Life and Random Thinking

Maniparna over at SCATTERED THOUGHTS

Bernadette over at HADDON MUSINGS

You do not have to accept this award, but it is an opportunity to learn about your musical side.  Once again I would ask you go visit Brooke over at theutopiauniverse.

Thank you again Brooke, and I hope everyone enjoyed my music side.

One Lovely Blog Award

I recently was nominated for 2 awards – move over Tom Hanks!

I am late on responding as my life is busy, so here is the second one –

Krista Kemp over at From Food Stamps To A Future nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Thank you very much for the nomination I am honored to be voted by my peers and I wish to thank my mom and dad and; oh sorry I was thinking this was the Oscars.

Thank you Krista for the nomination.  Be sure to go visit Krista’s blog as it is filled with many ideas, topics and life experiences Krista has gained over the years.  She also encourages everyone to make a fresh start in their live and provides posts on life lessons, success tips, life management and to follow your dreams. IT’A NEVER TO LATE FOR A FRESH START!

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THE RULES:

•Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog

•List the rules.

•Display the award on your post of the award.

•List seven facts about yourself.

•Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

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7 Facts About Terry (spearfruit):

1: Growing up, my next door neighbor was Laura Bush, a First Lady of the United States of America.

2: I would one day like to go sky diving.

3: My favorite color is yellow – bright and bold!

4: I LOVE Mexican food! (I stole this one from Krista’s list, but I truly LOVE Mexican food – I do live in Texas after all)

5: I have 2 tattoos.

6: I have a twin sister (look for a post this coming week about this)

7: Someday I will be a relaxed calm person; I have no doubt about this – maybe the day before I die?

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My Nominees: (participation voluntary)

Peggy over at Where to next?

Lynne over at Lynne’s Recipe Trails

Maniparna over at Scattered Thoughts

Osyth over at Half Baked In Paradise

Athena over at Divorce With Me

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Krista, thank you again for this nomination – much appreciated!

Sunshine Blogger Award

I recently was nominated for 2 awards – move over Tom Hanks!

I am late on responding as my life is busy, so here is the first one –

Thank you to itsgoodtobecrazyometimes for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Please go visit her as her blog is filled with many interesting posts.

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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.

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My questions asked to me:

1.What animal other than a horse would you ride?

I was thinking a camel, but that is too much like a horse, which I have ridden.  I am thinking maybe riding a sea turtle.

2.If you could have any animal as a pet what would you choose?

I would have to stay with a domestic animal; a dog or a bird.

3.What did you use to do as a child on school holidays?

Umm, I guess play outside when I was really young and then a little older most likely I worked at my dad’s business.

4.Live forever as poor or live a year as rich?

Easy, live a year as rich! 

5.What is your favorite type of food?

I would have to go with a cheeseburger or pizza.

6.What is the best way to boil an egg?

In boiling water?

7.What thing would you change in the world?

I would make education free to everyone in the entire world – learning is good!

8.Best subject at school?

Band; I was excellent in music and I was the high school drum major.

9.What is your favorite post that you have done?

This is difficult for me to answer, I do not want to sound too into myself, but I think it would be easier for me to tell you my least favorite post.

10.Do you think we live in a big brother state?

Yes, absolutely! 

11.If all the world is a stage where does the audience sit

In my backyard! 

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My questions to my nominees:

1.What is your best childhood memory?

2.If you could learn a language, which one would it be?

3. If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?

4. Who do you most admire in life?

5.Scuba Diving or Sky Diving?

6.Do you have an embarrassing moment you have never told anyone else, if so what is it?

7.What age do you feel right now and why?

8.If you could live in a movie or TV show, what one would it be?

9.If you could see one person in the world the last minute of your life, who would it be and why?

10.Comedy or Drama?

11.If you could speak to everyone in the world at the same time, what would you say?

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And my nominees are: (participating is voluntary)

Steph over at Bold Blind Beautiful

Joyce over at Poppies and Popcorn

Kerry over at Postcards from Kerry

Sadie over at Sadie’s Nest

Charles over at Charles French Reading and Writing

Catherine over at Atypical60

Tony over at The Tony Burgess Blog

Jean over at White House Red Door

Lynn over at An Encore Voyage

Sarah over at Travels With Choppy

David over at Life and Random Thinking

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Thanks again to itsgoodtobecrazyometimes for the nomination.

3 of 3 Day Quote Challenge – Birthday Quote

I am nominated for the Quote Challenge by my friend Lynne over at Lynne’s Recipe Trails

Lynne lives in South Africa and she is a wife, mom, master chef (I think so anyway) and all around wonderful person.  If you have not visited here blog, please do so!

Now for the Rules of the Quote Challenge:

1. Post on three consecutive days

2. Pick one or three quotes per day

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you

I was previously nominated back in November and I decided to have my quotes related to Christmas.  Because there is a very special birthday in a couple of days, this go around my quotes will be related to Birthdays.

I am doing 1 quote per day for the three days.

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My nominees for today are –

Alexis over at UNTANGLED

Doug over at Elusive Trope

Bernadette over at Haddon Musings

Thanks again Lynne.

Happy Day Everyone!

2 of 3 Day Quote Challenge – Birthday Quote

I am nominated for the Quote Challenge by my friend Lynne over at Lynne’s Recipe Trails

Lynne lives in South Africa and she is a wife, mom, master chef (I think so anyway) and all around wonderful person.  If you have not visited here blog, please do so!

Now for the Rules of the Quote Challenge:

1. Post on three consecutive days

2. Pick one or three quotes per day

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you

I was previously nominated back in November and I decided to have my quotes related to Christmas.  Because there is a very special birthday in a couple of days, this go around my quotes will be related to Birthdays.

I am doing 1 quote per day for the three days.

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My nominees for today are –

Koolaidmom over at What’s for Dinner Moms?

Embeecee over at sparksfromacombustiblemind

Lynn over at An Encore Voyage

Thanks again Lynne.

Happy Day Everyone!

1 of 3 Day Quote Challenge – Birthday Quote

I am nominated for the Quote Challenge by my friend Lynne over at Lynne’s Recipe Trails.

Lynne lives in South Africa and she is a wife, mom, master chef (I think so anyway) and all around wonderful person.  If you have not visited here blog, please do so!

Now for the Rules of the Quote Challenge:

1. Post on three consecutive days

2. Pick one or three quotes per day

3. Challenge three different bloggers per day

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you

I was previously nominated back in November and I decided to have my quotes related to Christmas.  Because there is a very special birthday in a couple of days, this go around my quotes will be related to Birthdays!

I am doing 1 quote per day for the three days.

My nominees for today are –

Maniparna over at Scattered Thoughts

Kat over at TIME NO MATTER

Steph over at Bold Blind Beauty

Thanks again Lynne.

Happy Day Everyone!

Blogger Appreciation Award

Charles over at Charles French Words Reading And Writing created a new award and was kind to nominate me.

Blogger Appreciation Award – The Rules of the Award:

The rules are simple.

(1) Thank the blogger who nominated you, link back to their site.

Charles, thank you very much for this award, I will accept it with pleasure.  Please everyone go check out Charles’ blog, it is full of interesting posts and as indicated on his site ‘An exploration of writing and reading’.

(2) Write a paragraph of something positive about yourself.

Honestly it is difficult for me to write something positive about myself.  I have overcome obstacles in my life that literally could have killed me, and today I am experiencing another obstacle.  But these obstacles I have overcome and will overcome are just that – obstacles.  Obstacles can slow us down not stop us – I learned from the obstacles of my past and I will continue to learn from the obstacles that are waiting for me in the future.  Because of these obstacles, I have become a better person in this world, and though I am not perfect and never will be I am better.

(3) Nominate and notify as many bloggers as you wish.

I nominate the following wonderful bloggers – be sure and go check out their blogs – they are all wonderful.

Embeecee over at sparksfromacombustiblemind

Kerry over at Postcards from Kerry

My friend and Vinny over at Weird Guy With The Dog

Osyth over at Half Baked in Paradise

Margret over at Margret’s Life Journey

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