Real Neat Blog Award


Thank you to Petrel41 over at Dear Kitty. Some Blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. It’s nice to be appreciated and acknowledged! Be sure to stop by Dear Kitty. Some Blog and show some love.

The Rules of this Award are:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  • Nominate any number of people linking to their blogs and let them know you nominated them by commenting on their blogs.
  • Come up with 7 questions for the people you nominated.


The Questions Asked of Me:

1. Who is your favorite visual artist? I don’t follow the art world but I do enjoy Brandon Boyd’s drawings and paintings. I have three of his books of drawings and writings. I would love to someday purchase some of his paintings. Brandon is a singer-songwriter/artist from the band Incubus, one of my favorites.

2. Which is your favorite bird species? I love birds of prey. I live in SW MO where they are very prominent, and I’m always on the look-out for hawks and eagles. Last Spring there was a nest of hawks in the forest behind our house. It was awesome seeing/hearing them, and just as awesome when it was time for the babies to leave the nest! We see many American Bald Eagles here, as well. They are the most majestic creatures.

3. Which is your favorite mammal species? Cats. Big cats, little cats. A cat is a cat. They are magnificent creatures, my spirit animal.

4. What is your favorite insect? I would have to say the butterfly. The transformation into such a beautiful and delicate creature is amazing!

5. What is your favorite plant? Tubers and evergreens.

6. Where do most visits to your blog come from? Coming in at first place, The Netherlands, and second place The United States.

7. If you would be invited to make a space journey, then to which solar system planet would you like to go? Any solar system or planet without the likes of Donald Trump and whose inhabitants are kind and generous would be fabulous!

My Nominees Are:

The Huntress915

Wendy Megget

Wayward Sparkles

Clever Girl

Laura Spoonie

Truly Madly Ordinary

Haphazard Homemaker

Questions for Nominees:

  1. If you could be any animal for a day, which would you choose?
  2. What is your favorite cuisine?
  3. What is your biggest passion?
  4. If money were no object, where would you live, and why?
  5. If aliens exist, what do you think they look like?
  6. What is your favorite thing to shop for?
  7. Do you believe in reincarnation?

If you choose to accept this award, have fun!!

Blogger Recognition Award


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!


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.


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.