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One Lovely Blog Award

Here we go again with the music in my head!  I see this one and for some reason here is what I hear in my head… I feel pretty, oh so pretty.  I feel pretty, and witty, and gay…”  Yep, those old musicals can pop up at the oddest times, and this song is what I hear when I see this award.  In fact, as I started posting on this I was singing it out loud and my husband walked in to see what I was up to and started laughing at me.  I often do this, and he always knows I am up to something when I’m just singing some random song.  It’s even funnier when I’m sitting in bed, curled up under my snuggie (or call it a slanket), and I’m singing to my laptop.  That is exactly how I looked when he walked in this time.

Anyway, I was nominated for this award by Michelle at http://forgoditestify.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/one-lovely-blog-award/ , who is a lovely blogger, as well as a homeschooling mom. She has a wonderful blog and writes on many topics such as parenting, homeschooling, church, and more.  If you get the chance, and family is important to you, take time to visit her blog.  Thank you Michelle!

Now, for the rules of this award,

1. Give generous thanks to the blogger that nominated you.

2. Write 7 things about yourself.

3. Make a list of 15 Bloggers you admire and let them know how awesome they are.

Wow, another 7 things about myself…

1.  I’m short…real short!

2.  I always say “Good things come in small packages and so does dynamite, and I’m both!”  This is my answer to short jokes.

3.  I have eyes that change colors depending on my mood, and my husband is pretty much the only one who can decipher the mood by them.  I can tell you this much…stay away from me when they have a golden glow about them…lol.  Okay you might want to stay away when they are brown, hazel, green…hmm, just approach with caution no matter what color they are, and inquire on my mood…lol.

4.  I’m allergic to just about everything it seems, and some of those allergies are severe ones.

5.  I love color…lots of color, and my favorite color changes everyday, although red seems to be my most favorite and seems to reoccur in my daily favorites more often than others.

6.  I was born with long, black hair, but by the age of 1 and 1/2 years old I was a tow-head blond, by elementary school I had light brown hair, and then as an adult it has been blond most of the time until the last 3 years when it has gotten darker with wings of silver on the sides which is slowly taking over the front of my hair.

7.  My mom could always tell what I thought of a person by the way I acted around them.  If I liked someone I teased them.  If I didn’t know them well, I would be polite but quiet and watchful around them, always studying them to see if they could be trusted.  If the person was someone I did not like, my mom used to say I would stick my nose up in the air and walk away without acknowledging them.  To be someone I did not like you were either rude, a bully, or treated others with disrespect.  Mom always said I was a person that you would get back what you gave to me.  If you treated me with respect, I would treat you the same way.

Now I am going to break the last rule and only nominate 7 others for this award.  My nominees are…

Heather at  http://thehomesteadatspringcreek.wordpress.com/

Diane at  http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/

http://futureflyingsaucers.wordpress.com/

Loopyloo at  http://loopyloo305.com/

http://todayiprayed.wordpress.com/

Camila at http://artbycamila.wordpress.com/

Robyn at http://throughthehealinglens.com/

Thank you all for being such lovely people with such lovely blogs!

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As the Adults Say in Peanuts’ Cartoons…Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah!

The Commentator Award

Every time I see the picture of this award I think of the old Charlie Brown Peanuts television specials and cartoons, where the adults were never shown and didn’t speak except to say, “Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah.”  In fact there was only one Peanuts special where an adult ever spoke actual words.  Do you know which one it was?

I was nominated for this award by http://futureflyingsaucers.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/the-commentator-award/ , and I am honored to accept it from a fellow homeschooling mom, especially since we often feel like we are with our children so much that they actually begin to hear us speak like the adults in the Peanuts cartoons…lol.  Thank you for the nomination!

Here are the rules for this award…

  1. You will find your Top Recent Commentor’s on your site stats page on the bottom, right corner. If you do not see this, click on the Screen Options in the top, right corner and be sure that “Comments” is checked.
  2. If you are good about responding to every comment, then you will be the first one in the list.
  3. It is the next six commenter’s on the list that you will nominate and pass this award to.
  4. But wait! You may nominate one more person. This person can either be a brand new commenter on your blog, the very last comment you have received (most recent), or the one who has posted your most favorite comments. This seventh nomination is your choice, but please do tell us why you have chosen them as your seventh.

    My statistics show these people to be the most prolific when it comes to comments:

    Terry at http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

    Diane at http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/

    Bird at http://birdmartin.wordpress.com/

    Apple at  http://originalapplejunkie.wordpress.com/

    Beatrix at  http://babydogogos.wordpress.com/

    Lynne at http://lynnecobb.com/

    My seventh nominee will be…

    Stephanie at http://modernchristianwoman.com/

    I appreciate all comments from everyone and I’m very thankful for the feedback of those who take the time to respond so often and with such encouragement and help.  Thank you!

 

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Shedding a Little Light!

I can’t even look at this award without a dozen different Christian songs going through my head, from “This Little Light of Mine” to “Shine Down Your Light on Me”, they just keep playing in my head over and over when I look at this award picture.  I count this nomination as an honor because we always should be a shining light for Jesus, and I only hope and pray I am.  I was nominated by NanaDoll at http://momtoldmetowriteabook.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/such-an-honor/ and  Diane at  http://hometogo232.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/surprised-twice/ ,  who I see always shining their lights for Jesus through their blogs.  Thank you,  Nanadoll and Diane!

The rules are for this award:

1. Leave a comment on the original award site.

2. Tell who nominated you, and thank them on your blog post.

3. Choose a random fact about yourself to share

4. Choose 5 bloggers to pass the torch to.

A random fact about me…okay here goes.  My daughters’ godfather, who is an ex L.A.P.D. cop tried to teach me to play guitar years ago when my oldest adopted daughter was a toddler.  I struggled to learn and he finally decided that I had a hard time because I have short, stubby fingers.  He actually sat down and wrote a song about my short, stubby fingers that he could sing to me at every guitar lesson.

Now for the 5 bloggers I will nominate…

http://5gsandacupofjoe.net/

http://armagettingready.com/

http://sharinhislove.wordpress.com/

http://artbycamila.wordpress.com/

http://allinthelifeofjk.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/church-camp-day-4/

Thank you again for the nomination, NanaDoll and Diane!

 
 

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Very Inspired Blogger Award!!

I have had a crazy summer already, in fact a crazy spring too.  Between trying to get Jk through the school year, which ended with the need for Summer School (yes, I’m a tough teacher!), and getting the flu and a major inner ear infection besides dealing with my other health issues, being diagnosed with bone spurs that are causing me problems with walking and setting in chairs with no padding on the back, finding out I have a serious potassium and Vitamin D deficiency, we also had a graduation for a niece and a wedding for a different niece.  Along with these I’ve had books to read and review, and I’m working on a home business idea to help my husband with finances because I can’t work outside the home due to health issues, and I still have the normal housecleaning and cooking duties most housewives have.  It seems I’m always playing catch up now, and that is what I’m doing today…trying to catch up on award nominations.  So here goes the first of this long list.

Inspiration is a thing I believe comes from God, so anything I write, or craft, or do usually is based on His Holy Spirit moving in me and inspiring me to do it…even housecleaning…lol.  There are times I can’t keep up with how He inspires me, and there is a list of ideas for this blog that he has given me and I hope to share one day soon.  Because of my view on inspiration I’d like to thank God, and the blogger who nominated me.  I was nominated by http://loopyloo305.com/2012/07/30/very-inspired-blogger-award-2/ , who is such a wonderful friend and encourager.  I am humbled to receive this nomination from her, and owe a debt of gratitude to her for all the help she has given me on compiling a list of awards from WordPress.  I believe that help from others can be one of the biggest forms of inspiration we are given, because that is what spurs us on to achieve the task ahead of us.  Thank you so much loopyloo!  I was also nominated for this award by NanaDoll athttp://momtoldmetowriteabook.wordpress.com/  , whose blog is an inspiration in itself.  Thank you NanaDoll!

Now for the RULES to follow when nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

On to stating 7 things about myself…hmm

1.  I am a closet cook.  Don’t tell anyone but I love trying new recipes, especially from other countries, but I only like to cook with fresh ingredients, not processed foods.

2.  I play guitar, which has become a challenge due to the numbness in my left hand.  I can’t feel how hard I’m pressing the strings down anymore, but that won’t stop me when I want to do it.

3.  I have a degree in Music/Vocal Performance, but most of what I do is self-taught except singing, and working theater.

4.  Sometimes I am so hyper that I forget about my  need for a cane to walk, and will get up and start to take off walking without my cane and find myself tripping or losing my balance.  I’ve scared Jk a few times, who will run for my cane, and has declared herself my other walking aid…lol.

5.  My brain works at the speed of light, while my body is slower than a snail.  In fact in a race Jk says the snail would be so much faster than I am, that it would be able to crawl right over me without me stopping to let it do so.

6.  I am a neat freak, and it drives me crazy that I can’t keep my house as clean as I use to, but I’m still going to try to.

7.  I am very opinionated… ask my husband and children…lol.

Now for the 15 bloggers that I am going to nominate.  I will not be nominating 15 this time because I have so many awards to do, and nominate bloggers for, instead I will nominate 5.  Those I am nominating are bloggers who have inspired me, and often have given me a Bible verse, a devotion, a story, or a comment that have spurred me through a hard time or a mental block, or have posted something that God used to inspire me in something to do.  They are…

http://nhwn.wordpress.com/

http://momentumofjoy.com/

http://e1aine.wordpress.com/

http://creationscience4kids.com/

http://adifferenceforyourlovedones.wordpress.com/

I will notify all those I nominate today, as soon as I finish blogging all the awards.  Once again, thank you Loopyloo for nominating me and for being an encouragement.

 
 

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Yippee! A Day for My Blog!

I finally found a day to spend working on my blog, updating post, and writing personal thoughts on ones that I had posted scripture verses on that had meant a lot to me when I read them during my devotion time.  I’m hopefully going to finish up the list that I’m working on of awards on WordPress and next I’m going to blog some awards that I recieved.  It’s been a good day!  I want to say a special “Thank You” to http://loopyloo305.com/ for all the wonderful help she has given me in tracking down all the awards and the requirements for each one.  There may still be a few that I haven’t found, but I think that we found most of them.  If you would be interested in getting a copy of this now 28+ page list, leave me your email and I will send you a copy on Word Document for your own use.  If you have a moment you might want to check out my past dozen posts and see the updates on them.  Again I want to thank http://loopyloo305.com/ for all her help with the Awards list!

 

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Need A Favor from My Followers

I really need a favor from all my followers.  I’m trying to make a Word Document that lists all the WordPress Awards and the rules and requirements for each one.  I’ve found some, but they seem to vary on others, and there are still others that I haven’t found the requirements for.  I could use your help, and if I can get all the awards possible, the symbol for each, and all the rules/requirements, I would be willing to share the final product with anyone who would like a copy for their own use.  So if you know of any and would be willing to share all the info and pic of it in my comments on this post, and let me know you would like a copy by including an email to send it to, I would so appreciate it.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry, I Haven’t Been Blogging Personally.

There are times when we have so much to do, but illness just doesn’t let us do it.  I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging my own writing for a while, or posting about things going on.  It has been a tough 2 weeks for me healthwise.  Between getting the flu, followed by an earache for myself and 2 days with Jk having the flu it has been crazy.  In between these two events I had a visit from my little brother and his daughter who live 2000 miles away.  Hopefully I will be back up to it again.  Until then I hope that the devotionals that I’ve been posting have been a blessing to you.  If I haven’t visited your blog for a while, this is pretty much why.  Know that I miss you all, and keeping up with your talents, lives and all your wonderful blog posts.  God bless you all!

 

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