Blogger Recognition Award

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I was nominated for this award a few weeks ago by The Haunted Wordsmith and I am just now getting around to posting. Shame on me. It’s the life of a pain-ridden, 50-something female… Can’t seem to remember anything these days and when I do, I get side-tracked! Ugh. So anyway, sending a big THANK YOU out to The Haunted Wordsmith for this nomination!

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The Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.

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I started my blog 10 years ago when I was going through some major upheaval in my life. I needed an outlet. I didn’t share anything I wrote with anyone. It was just for me. In the last year or so, I have stepped outside of my comfort zone and started to interact with other bloggers, resulting in my blog being read by others. I have always loved to write….If only I still had the countless journals and diaries I had written as a child and young adult!! Anyway, it was therapeutic to write about what was going on or to write any thoughts that passed through my mind. This blog and my therapist have saved me from definite insanity.

My advice to new bloggers:

  1. Write whatever the hell you want to write. Don’t let “experts” tell you that you can’t or that you shouldn’t!!
  2. Don’t worry about stats or how many followers you have. Just write! You will connect with others, don’t worry! There will be other bloggers who can identify with your words but you have to write, and interact.

Blogs I’d like to nominate for this award are as follows!

Growing Self

Walt’s Writings

Haphazard Homemaker

Seven Cats and Counting

Mistakes and Adventures

Kelley’s DIY

The Tote Bag

Novus Lectio

Diary of a Disabled Person

Daily Flabbergast

Roth Poetry

Rocky Safari

Truly Madly Ordinary. Stories From The Heart.

 

 

The Liebster Award

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First, I’d like to thank Kelley’s DIY for the Liebster Award! I appreciate the nod!

What is the Liebster Award? The Liebster is an award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcoming.

The GUIDELINES for the Liebster Award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Display the award on your post
3. Answer the questions given to you
4. Nominate 5-11 other blogs for this award
5. Ask them creative and unique questions of your own
6. List the rules and inform your nominees of the award

Questions given to me:

1) What is your favorite color? Purple

2) Cats or Dogs? Cats!

3) Which is your ideal place: Beach, Lake, Ocean, Forest and why? Lake! I used to be a cross-country backpacker. I spent many hours beside a lake and campfire. It’s a peaceful place to be and I will always miss it!

4) Favorite Scary Movie? A Norwegian slasher film called Cold Prey. There’s also a Scandinavian film trilogy called The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The American remake was OK but the original was much better. Not really scary, but a thriller anyway.

5) One Wish? To have my mobility back so I can do the things I’d like to do.

6) Dream Vacation? Scotland! I’d love to see all of the castles. I love castles!

7) Saver or spender? In between, I suppose.

8) Which season do you prefer? (Spring,Summer, Fall, Winter)? Winter.

9) Where’s your happy place? In the woods, in nature.

10) Why did you start your blog? I started my blog because I was going through some “stuff” and I needed a way to vent. It became one of the things that saved my sanity.

My Nominees for the Liebster Award are:

  1. Truly Madly Ordinary. Stories From The Heart.
  2. Seven Cats And Counting
  3. Simply Jessica Ruth
  4. Haphazard Homemaker
  5. Rantings of A Third Kind

There are my nominees! Congratulations to all! There are so many great blogs out there! It’s hard to choose so I picked 5 that I have truly enjoyed most recently. Please be sure to check out their blogs when you have a chance.

 

Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What is the scariest thing that ever happened to you?
  2. Are you afraid of snakes? Spiders?
  3. Do you send out holiday cards or use the internet for sending your holiday greetings?
  4. Do you have a YouTube channel of your own? If so, please share your link here!
  5. Who is your favorite author and why?
  6. What is your favorite song and why?
  7. What is your favorite food?
  8. Velcro or laces on your shoes?
  9. Do you like thunderstorms?
  10. What is your favorite healthy dish?

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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I don’t know that I deserve awards for my blog, but I appreciate the recognition! It’s nice to know someone is reading and appreciates what I have written. I’ve never won this one before! I was nominated by Novus Lectio. Thanks, Novus!! Please take a few moments and check out her blog: https://novuslectio.wordpress.com

Rules:

Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you for the award and link back to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 

Questions/My Answers:

What is your favourite thing beginning with the letter ‘s’? Sunshine

What is your quirk? Instead of speaking, I sometimes sing what I want to say, and not very well. Lol. I only do this in my own home! 

Of the blogs you follow, which is your favourite and why (please leave a reference to their site, and please choose a blog that you have not nominated)?   https://sevencatsandcounting.wordpress.com/    …because, CATS!

What five things do you hope to accomplish in the next five years? Knee replacement surgery, hiking, traveling, reopen my home business, write a book or two.

If I was reading a book, with you as the main character, how would the author describe you? She was a short, funny woman with a good heart and a love for nature and animals.

What do you wish you could change about yourself? My leg/mobility problem.

Which one famous person (real or fictional) would you like to meet and what would you say or ask? If I could go back and meet Chris Cornell before he died, I would tell him how much his music and lyrics meant to so many people.

If you could have a super-power, what would it be? The ability to heal people of their afflictions.

What are you most proud of? My children.

What is one key thing blogging has taught you? You must interact with other bloggers as much as possible to get your blog read.

What question do you wish I had asked you and what is the answer? Are my questions too difficult? Yes. Lol.

 

I nominate:

https://empoweredeverydayblog.wordpress.com/

https://simpliv.wordpress.com/

https://beingaware91.com/

https://growingself.blog/

https://chelseaunfiltered.wordpress.com/

https://bloggymcblogface446.wordpress.com/

https://megspot.com/

https://thejoyofmenopausemyarseblog.live/

https://damngirlgetyourshittogether.com/

https://mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/

 

Your Questions:

If you were on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

What is your favorite fictional book?

What is the latest hobby you’ve picked up?

What is the strangest name you’ve ever named a pet and what animal was it?

Aside from your parents, what adult influenced you the most before high school?

Why did you start your blog?

What are you good at that no one else in your family can do?

What are your favorite things to grow in a garden?

Do you enjoy birdwatching?

Do you prefer a shower or a bath?

If you opened your front door right now to a large brown bear, what would you do?

 

The Liebster Award, #2

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Thank you, Novus Lectio, for the nomination! Please be sure to check out Novus Lectio’s blog at https://novuslectio.wordpress.com .

 

Rules:

1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award logo.

2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger sends you.

3. Nominate blogs that you think are deserving of the award.

4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let your nominees know about their nomination!

 

Questions Given To Me/My Answers:

Finish the sentence “Happiness is….”? Laughter, kittens, babies, sunshine, love, music, hugs, peace, and chocolate.

If you could change your name what would it be? Oscar Mayer, ‘cuz then everyone would be in love with me!

How do you like your eggs cooked? Over easy.

Would you like to live 27 000 BC? No way!

Mayo or Ketchup? Depends on what I’m going to put it on. 

If the world was to end in 24h what would you do? Not much I could do except tell the people I love how much I love them.

Thriller or Adventure movies? Thriller, but not horror! I like a good psychological thriller.

If you can choose your death, would you rather drown, be shot, or frozen? Shot. It would be faster perhaps.

Do you believe in UFOs? Maybe. It’s quite arrogant to think we are the only beings in the universe.

If you’re ever kidnapped by aliens, will you tell the world? No. Who would believe me?

How hateful is hate? Hate is deplorable when it’s against a person because of their race, religion, looks, sexual preference, etc.

 

Blogs I think Are Deserving of the Award:

Ben’s Bitter Blog

Crazy-NOS

Damn, Girl. Get Your Shit Together.

Iced Tea with Lemon

 

Your Questions:

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

What inanimate object do you wish you could eliminate from existence?

What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?

What’s the best type of cheese?

What’s the weirdest thing a guest has done at your house?

What’s the weirdest smell you have ever smelled?

If peanut butter wasn’t called peanut butter, what would it be called?

Toilet paper, over or under?

What would you name your boat if you had one?

What’s your biggest screw up in the kitchen?

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

Mystery Blogger Award

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Thank you, Novus Lectio, for the nomination! Please check out her blog at the following link: https://novuslectio.wordpress.com/

Rules of the Award:

Put the award logo/image on your blog.

List the rules.

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

Answer the questions you were asked.

Nominate 10 – 20 people & notify.

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

Three things about me:

I am very empathic.

I despise fake people.

I am a good friend.

 

My Answers to Questions Given to Me:

Tell something about yourself and your word press identity?

My identity “Aunt Debbie” is pretty much ME. I have several nieces and nephews and I’ve been called Aunt Debbie for so long that it seemed the appropriate title for my blog, “Being Aunt Debbie.”

Views about trying different foods

I pretty much stick to what I know. If there’s a new dish from another land I haven’t tried, I might try it. It just depends. I love spicy foods, pasta, pizza, chocolate, veggies.

What kind of buyer are you? (cheap or expensive)

I am neither cheap or expensive really. I put a lot of thought into my gifts. Normally I create something myself; maybe jewelry or something crocheted, maybe some other handcrafted item. Sometimes that might cost a lot, sometimes it might be very inexpensive.

Do you believe in the global warming?

Yes. There are many scientific studies on climate change and I think scientists know much more than I.

Do you consider yourself young or old?

My mind is still young but my body feels old; very, very old.

 

My Questions for Nominees:

If money was no object and you could travel anywhere in the world for 2 weeks, where would you go?

What is the worst job you ever had?

What do you wish you knew more about?

If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?

What is the weirdest thing you have seen in someone else’s home?

 

The nominees:

https://dickbishop.wordpress.com/

http://bensbitterblog.com/

https://dattaragurl.wordpress.com/

http://damngirlgetyourshittogether.com/

http://seagulldreaming.com/

http://herbmamaswords.blogspot.com/

https://simplesoapariesoap.wordpress.com/

https://icedteawithlemon.wordpress.com/

https://thejoyofmenopausemyarseblog.live/

http://megspot.com/

https://simplyjessicaruth.wordpress.com/