Blogger Recognition Award








Thank you to for nominating me for this award! Please be sure to check out her blog!


If you want to share this award please follow the rules below.

Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award.  Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.

• Give a brief story of how your blog started.

• Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

• Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.


My blog started in 2008 when I had become a grandmother for the first time! I wanted an outlet, for therapeutic purposes more than anything else. A lot happened in that first several years that I needed to get off my chest. I didn’t share my blog with anyone, I just wrote. A few years ago, I started to share and to interact with other bloggers, and I gained a few followers. I’ve made some great friends here!

My advice to new bloggers would be 1) Write what you know and 2) Don’t forget to interact with other bloggers!

My Nominations:

The Sunshine Blogger Award


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:


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)?    …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:


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?


Mystery Blogger Award


Thank you, Novus Lectio, for the nomination! Please check out her blog at the following link:

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: