I have two blogs. This one is Lovely!

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One of my favorite people in all the blogging kingdom worldwide is Carlos.  I didn’t think he could do anything more to make me cherish him as a friend any deeper than I already do. But now look at what he has gone and done… he nominated me, ME as being the hostess of a lovely blog and I am really touched. I don’t get a lot of comments from people on my site and awards are a rarity so getting nominated is big, but being nominated by one of the people who I admire and respect and who inspires me as a human being, well… that’s so swell my heart is now bound even tighter to him!  Please visit Carlos and listen to his Thoughts of a Trainwrecked Pineapple. You won’t regret it, I promise!


The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Display the award on your post of the award.
  4. List seven facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

 

Seven New Facts About Memee:

  1. I am the kind of person that when walking down a sidewalk or across a parking lot or street, will stop to pick up earthworms and return them to safety, in the dirt, beneath a bush where cars and people won’t crush them and birds won’t eat them.
  2. I am the kind of person who instead of screaming at the sight of spiders, runs and gets a drinking glass to take it outside.  (It wasn’t until about 6 years ago that I realized the spiders are in the house for a reason… they’ll die of exposure, they’re inside spiders as opposed to outside spiders!  My bad.  Still, they cannot stay so I continue the practice, just adding a scant prayer/hope they’ll find a warm place to shelter (a wood pile perhaps?)
  3. I am the kind of person who will scream at the sight of a tiny mouse scurrying across my path yet at the same time will own, hold and cuddle a pet mouse or rat. They’re very social and affectionate not to mention cute.  It’s just that their movements are so sudden and so erratic it is always startling!
  4. I am the kind of person who will inform your children that they are doing wrong when you are not there to correct them.  I believe as adults it is all of our responsibility to make the world a better, happier, safer place and that the only way to do that is to treat each other with respect, dignity and patience.  I am not disrespecting you by helping your children find their way. I am respecting that your children’s lives matter, their futures matter and helping them find their way is respecting your great love for these little humans.
  5. I am the kind of person that will bend over backwards to encourage you and build you up, and help you see in yourself everything wonderful that I see about you.
  6. I am the kind of person who loves others unconditionally, warts and all, because it is those warts, those flaws that make you the unique and beautiful perfection that you are.
  7. I am the kind of person who is very lonely in this world.

Not the ending you expected? Sorry about that, but this world needs attention. Each and every one of us needs to do more for others and less for ourselves. Our world is changing every moment of every day and I do not like the direction we’ve been heading in. Please make the decision to do better, be better. Everything we do as adults is watched by the younger people in and around us. If you think that because you don’t have children or younger siblings that you’re not a role model you are wrong! Very, very wrong. Every word that you speak, every action that you take, what you post online, what you do in public, how you behave towards others, and how you allow others to treat you, everything, EVERYTHING is being watched, studied and absorbed for future reference by whatever child is within range of you. Even if you do not know that they are there you are teaching them by example. So please choose to be a better example today and tomorrow than you have been every moment before this moment. You will be rewarded.  We all win.  It’s what they call a win-win-win-win-win situation all the way around!

(I will nominate in a follow up post and link it up.)

I’m a Versatile Blogger!

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I’ve been recognized and labelled as a “versatile blogger” by Rachel Ann over at Start With Sparkles. Thank you, Rachel! Some people view a blog that has no particular niche a mess, unworthy of acknowledgment; however, by definition “versatile” is in fact a great talent. So now I’ve got to come up with seven clever things to reveal about myself while proving I am indeed versatile. Oh, Rachel, I do hope I live up to your expectations!

1. I love those games that were flying across the walls of Facebook in 2009-2010, it is what got me addicted to the website and, honestly, I miss them. Now I have to entertain myself with “click” games, which is so mind-numbing not to mention socially isolating.

2. I am a Days of Our Lives addict. I admit it. I have seen almost every episode since I was 15 years old… that’s 31 years for those of you counting. A lot of people say nothing ever happens on soap operas and that if you missed a day or a week you wouldn’t miss anything. However I have always noticed that if miss a day I am always confused about what is going on when I find my way back. And I am pretty sure it’s not a case of me being dumb. Maybe I pay more attention than the average viewer and so I notice the minute changes of story or perhaps it’s just that the days that I have missed are coincidentally the most important episode of the year, but I doubt it. I am glad that NBC allows me to view episodes after they have aired. Now I don’t have to be confused.

3. I am enjoying learning the art of writing a story. It amazes me just how easily it comes once I figure out the first sentence or two. Memee’s Supershort Stories

4. I hate talking politics. In fact I hate it so much I am not going to go into the reasons why for fear people will want to begin arguing with me and each other in the comment section. Sorry I mentioned it.

5. I live for love yet I feel that romantic love has alluded me thus far.

6. In the 70s I was a child model for the mega-chain Montgomery Wards and that began a lifelong relationship in the modeling industry both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

7. And just to prove all models aren’t dumb I will include the fact that I was a professional court reporter for ten years.

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. It’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you cannot figure that out, go to their nomination post and thank them personally.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly who you deem as versatile and excellent in their writing and nominate/award them with the Versatile Blogger Award. It is good practice to let them know of your nomination on their about page.
  •  Finally, share 7 things about yourself. The person who nominated you probably wants to learn more about you and so do your regular followers.

And so it is that I shed the cloak of Blogger Without Purpose and proudly don my Versatile Blogger sash and announce my nominations for the Versatile Blogger award.

1. Mindstorms and Randomness
2. Coloring Outside the lines
3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet
4. Randoms by a Random
5. Listen to the Babe

6. A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales
7. What Sandra Thinks
8. The Falling Thoughts
9. Butterfly Ramblings
10. Riddle from the Middle

11. Hugh’s Views and News
12. Curious Queendom
13. Problems with Infinity
14. Hummingbird Redemption
15. Theory About a Theory

It has taken me 3 months to complete this post since my own nomination because I am very choosy in my nominating process — Thank you Rachel Ann for your patience with me! I want to nominate for you my readers and minions, only the very best that I find out there. And with this one, versatility was an additional layer of choosyness! And if that wasn’t enough, I wanted to be sure they hadn’t already received this award. Anyhow, these are the people who are relatively new to me and, in my humble opinion, excellent versatile bloggers, the best of the best, the cream of the crop! Check each of them out, I’m sure you’ll find a new favorite amongst them. (And yes, I am crossing my fingers that some of the newest of newbies are still actively blogging. Two of my nominees have become “award free” and three of them have, since I placed them on my list, received this award from another. But I’m not going backward. Everyone remains in position and on my list. If I rubbed those people out, we’d likely never get to this point of published acceptance!)

Oh, and guess what, nominees: There’s an added bonus to winning this award: There is an entire blog dedicated to it and you can link your acceptance post to it and even more people will learn of your versatility and choose to visit your blog! How’s that for an added bonus? Oh, and did I mention, you can go there to choose your own trophy if you don’t want the green one I picked out and attached to this post! It’s true even the badge is versatile: Everything VBA

Liebster Award part deux

Liebster part deux | Memee's MusingsWell, I’ve gone and stepped in it again. It is another award with lots of fun-filled questions for me to answer, questions for me to devise and ask of other bloggers… Yep, that’s right, it’s the Liebster Award (part deux).

Thanks goes out to Liz in Sweden for the opportunity to share more of myself with all of you! And hopefully this time it won’t take me 2 weeks to complete despite the broken elbow!

What’s your favorite way to pass time? What do you enjoy most?

My favorite, like my favorite favorite? Uh, making love with my honey-baby-sweetheart, of course. Not the blunt, straight-up answer you were expecting, was it?

Describe your personality with only one word.

Clever!

What’s been the most important/transformative moment in your life during the past year?

I quit my job, moved a thousand miles away from home and into a home with a young married couple, 2 children, 2 cats, 2 kittens and 3 dogs as I return to school.

What is standing between you and happiness?

Me. But everyday I am stretching my internal bindings and finding more treasure within myself than I ever imagine existing within me.

What (or who) are you most grateful for?

I am most grateful for my son. Although he turns 21 this month and no longer views me as the Be All and End All of his world my unending love for him enriches every moment of my life.

Name one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but have never done before?

Be the bride.

Yes, I suffer from Always the Bridesmaid syndrome. I am not looking for a husband and truly, at this point, if I ever do marry I am not sure I want to live with my future husband. I do not want to take care of another human being due to proximity, social expectation, or “duty.” I do however long for a man to stand up publicly and tell everyone in his world that I am the one that makes every moment of life”s struggles worth it. And, who am I kidding, I want the party, the dress, the focus and attention. Wow, this sounds very narcissistic but honestly, I always give everything of myself to everybody and anybody. I just feel like I am finally finding my own way and don’t want to lose me again.

What is the most important/most meaningful thing in life?

Love, relationships and faith. Those three things make up our purpose in this life.

In one sentence share your wish for your personal future.

My ideal future features me in a lucrative career that allows me to enjoy warm summer nights relishing in the deep, bonded connections I will share with my love, my son and his future family.

Where do you find your inspiration + motivation?

God feeds me and keeps me nourished. Without Him I was withering away. Acknowledging that I had put our relationship on the back burner and striving to renew His spirit within me has strengthened and healed me allowing me to grow greater within my own spirit in every aspect of my life.

What is your motto in life?

Yes, girl, you can!

So now that you’ve read all of that, if you can’t get enough of me you can learn more reading the questions posed to me in my first Liebster award.

My 11 Random Questions to nominees Are:

1. Do you believe in ghosts and if so have you seen any?
2. What animals, if any, do you currently reside with. Names too please!
3. Tell me, what is your favorite nickname and why?
4. Is there anyone that you would step in front of a train for? If yes, who is it?
5. Can you wiggle your ears?
6. Do you brush your teeth in the shower?
7. Why do you think drinking water from a bottle is a good idea?
8. Have you ever eaten anything that sounds gross but wasn’t?
9. Do you ever talk or walk in your sleep?
10. Are you easy to read?
11. Is there someone important to you that suffers from a mental illness (yourself included)?

Liebster is supposed to be for new bloggers, but I think if it’s new to me or new to you, it counts! And truly, if they do not want to participate it is okay by me. Really all I want is to share them with all of you! However, if they do accept the award, answer the questions and pay it forward all the more reward for me!

1. Daisy is a fellow “sufferer” and advocate of mental health. She is brand new to blogging so head over and show her how wonderfully inviting the blogging community can be. Daisy in the Willows

2. Yinglan participates in a lot of writing prompts and it is always fun to watch as someone’s skills grow and develop. Lately I have found that I am gravitating toward reading fiction pieces more than opinion posts. If you like fiction too or want to challenge yourself to write stories, as I am learning to do, visit Yinglan at her blog, A Simple Life.

3. I recently discovered the wonderful prompting blog — because of Yinglan — entitled: Mind Love Misery Menagerie every aspiring writer should definately check this blog out! It is hosted by 7 different individuals posting prompts with 7 different genres… that’s a new challenge every day of the week. I am going to be watch Yves and Rose to see what imaginative rumblings they’ll spark in me.

4. I’ve been following Little Calico’s Journal for a while now. Honestly, just visiting her home page is enough to put a smile on my face (each and every time). Yen is a poet. Poets are a special breed of writers that I cannot quiet define. I marvel at their ability to spin words into artful creations.

5. This nomination came about unexpectedly just this moment. I happened to stumble upon the blog From the Sticks to the Bricks and Back Again and discovered a clever feature Lynne invited over from Twitter… why had no one thought of it before? #FF or Following Friday now has a home on WordPress! I love sharing my blogging finds with others (as I mentioned above, that’s really what this nomination process is about for me, sharing them with you! I am going to enjoy following this blog and discovering new blogs to follow through her #FF posts!

I am posting the Liebster infographic below explaining the official rules for Liebster, do with it as you will. I usually adapt blogging rules to suit my desires and so can you!

Liebster Rules

So I guess I am warming up to these blogging awards.

I used to hate the chain-like quality of blogging awards, but now I am understanding more and more the importance of the nomination process. It allows us to get more eyes on the blogs that we ourselves appreciate and/or take inspiration from, whether in our writing or our life.

And so, I guess I have to find a way to nominate without allowing the nomination process to take away from the sincerity of my feelings. And in this moment I can only really see doing it in the manner I did when I received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. In that case we were “required” to nominate 15 people. I did not nominate 15 people. I wasn’t inspired by 15 people. The awards I pass along must remain sincere. So like I did then, I will continue to nominate the people I feel do deserve the awards rather than generating a particular number of links.

And as for the inspiration for this particular post, it came from Chris who nominated me on July 19th for the Liebster Award. I want to take a moment to tell you briefly about Chris because he is someone who I find to be a remarkable human being.

As many of you know I live my life with a mental health label: Bipolar Disorder. And it is because of this label and how greatly misconstrued and misunderstood it is that I occasionally weave posts about it into my blog as well as follow a lot of other mental health blogs that I find to be useful in combating (external) social judgement and (internal) judgement.

Chris has one such blog. It is entitled, Surviving the Spector because as you will learn on his About page, he is a suicide survivor. He, like all of us, still has demons to face each day, however his past action has given him a new strength that each of us can learn and draw from. He is now a teacher among us and everyone can learn from him. So please, check out his blog and give him a follow. You’ll be glad you did! Thank you, Chris, for being YOU! And thank you for this nomination.

Now, on to my newest blogging award: The Liebster!

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Like 99% of the online blogging awards, this award comes with a set of rules to follow. Someone created a wonderful image so that they’ll really stand out on the page. I’d like to give that person credit but unfortunately I don’t know who did it. I will however use it (as I am sure they intended for its use to be carried forward) with gratitude and hope my nominees will do the same.

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Chris asked:

1.  In what state and/or country do you live (if outside the U.S.)?
A. Memee lives in Washington state but hopes to move to California in September.

2.  What is your favorite genre of music and THE band that goes with it?
A. Dating me huh? 80s pop! And as for “THE” band. I cannot really say there was one. I loved the women vocalists mostly. But, being that I said at the beginning of this post that I would strictly follow the rules I will identify Duran Duran because Girls on Film, Hungry Like the Wolf, Rio, Union of the Snake, The Reflex and The Wild Boys still gets me itching to dance!

3.  What is a life quote of yours?
A.  Well, Chris, I wasn’t sure if you meant one I created or one I live by.  I am going with the one I am trying to learn to live by.  It was originated by John Wayne:  “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

4.  Where do you find solace?
A.  with God.

5.  What are three triggers you have?
A. (1) Victimizing oneself (2) Patronizing words (3) Accusations (direct or alluded to)

6. Insert your favorite meme in the space below-

Koala

7.  What is a coping mechanism you use to combat your mental situation?
A.  Attending Group and/or seeking out time with friends because I have a tendency to isolate.

8.  When you sit down to write a blog post, where does your inspiration come from?
A.  Life, Death and the World around me. I thought you read my About page?! {snicker snicker}

9. Right here, right now, say something to the person who has hurt you the most, beginning with, “I promise to…”
A. I promise to keep trying to communicate my needs and feelings effectively with you.

10. What one regret do you hold onto that you wish you could let go of?
A. I am sorry but I am going to keep that one between, myself, my God, and my counselor.

11. What’s the most valuable piece of advice someone has given to you?
A. Accept yourself.

11 More Random Facts About Memee

1. I hate apple pie.
2. I love baseball.
3. I hate coffee.
4. I love coffee ice cream.
5. I prefer almond milk.
6. I don’t actually care for almonds themselves.
7. I lived in Mexico for a month during my 7th grade school year.
8. I lived in China for 1 month in 2004.
9. I lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA for 3 months.
10. I lived in Boise, Idaho for 6 months.
11. I enjoy my Juice Plus+ every day.

Blogs Deserving Of Your Attention

1. Kokkewietblog.com She’s only begun her journey in July, but I see her humor and love her artistic strokes!

2. Thoughts of a Trainwrecked Pineapple I don’t know how many followers Carlos has, but I sure recognize myself in his blog and he started the same month I did. If you enjoy me, you’ll like him too!

3. Beatriz shares stories about plants and animals on her blog, gardeningB, where she shares her experiences with edible gardening in tropical Florida, sharing unique but delicious sounding recipes and highlighting her posts with gorgeous photography.

4. Carol has time to share her favorite recipes on Retired? No One Told Me! now that she has retired to “sunny Phuket where some will say I am living my dream ..well never wearing stiletto’s again is one of them realised..Long live bare feet and flip-flops!” Aside from the wonderful recipes, I have noticed that she loves chatting with her followers, helping them with the recipes and creating online friendships along the way.

5. Chad speaks of his extremely personal struggle with bipolar disorder while weaving in how his Mormon doctrines have guided him to a new discovery of a happier, healthier self on his website CMMcDonaldbooks and although I don’t think he will pass the award along, I think his journey can help others better understand what our lives can look like with mental illness and/or with God by their side.

6. Kelli Blogs “just not as often as she thinks she should,” which I find to be refreshing, honest and downright witty. And do you know what else she does? Kelli Cooks! But this blog is dedicated mostly to adoption, though she has music and food posts as well.

7. This one is for all the female bloggers out there. Anything and everything relevant to the emerging powerful woman within each of us can be found at I Blog For Us.

8. Chris posts the best motivational quotes! Everyone needs motivation: Students, Parents, Bloggers! The Motivational Mentalist

Yes, I am aware that was eight nominations and not eleven, but for the sake of sincerity of my appreciation these are the blogs I believe are deserving of your attention. Also, I am not sure I adhered strictly to the “less than 200 followers” rule as some of my nominees don’t have a stat count showing for followers and there may be one or two that, like me, had a few more than 200 at the time I began this article posting (last month).

Nominees, Your 11 Random Questions Are:

1. Do you believe in ghosts and if so have you seen any?
2. What animals, if any, do you currently reside with. Names too please!
3. Tell me, what is your favorite nickname and why?
4. Is there anyone that you would step in front of a train for? If yes, who is it?
5. Can you wiggle your ears?
6. Do you brush your teeth in the shower?
7. Why do you think drinking water from a bottle is a good idea?
8. Have you ever eaten anything that sounds gross but wasn’t?
9. Do you ever talk or walk in your sleep?
10. Are you easy to read?
11. Is there someone important to you that suffers from a mental illness (yourself included)?

ROOM 101 (award)

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1. Thank the blogger that nominated you.

2. Award 5 bloggers who fascinate, intrigue or tickle your curiosity with the Room 101 (award) badge logo on their About pages and linking to them in your post.

3. Tell us the 5 things you would banish to Room 101!

4. Attach these rules to your post.

5. Grab your badge above and enjoy adding it to your trophy case, but please be respectful of the creator of the award by never altering the logo and never changing the rules.

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Okay, so today is Sunday and as my minion army knows, it is set aside for Sunday Callers (guest writers). However, today I have created this brand new award which was inspired by Amanda Lyle, creator of Inside the Life of Moi… that qualifies, right?  She was nominated for the Liebster Award and noticed that it had changed from a previous time and so she went ahead and did her own thing. Explaining what she would banish to Room 101. Her answers were clever and quirky (as is true of her entire blog) and I thought to myself, FUN!

Amanda, I hope you don’t mind. I just so loved your answers and wanted to spread the challenge out to five individuals that I want to learn more about. And so I…

Thank:

Myself for being so clever this morning.

Nominate:

Divya at Another Teenager’s Time Capsule

Crystal at FatChick411

Carlos at Thoughts of a Trainwrecked Pineapple

Rachel Ann at Starts with Sparkles

Dennis at Breaking Well

Banish:

1.  Arrogant and narcissistic people: That’s right, I said it. You are my number one, número uno most annoying pet peeve in all the world. Of course I understand that Narcissistic Personality Disorder is not a choice yet I still find it difficult to tolerate your self-centered, egocentric behavior. I am sorry I have little patience for your problem. As for you, yes YOU, Arrogant son of a bitch, I have no apologies. You’re BANISHED!

2. Cockroaches: There must be a reason that God created cockroaches, but I don’t see what it is and cannot comprehend what it might be. It is certainly not an attempt to help us cut out sugary cereals from our diets because as everyone knows cockroaches pre-date Kelloggs, General Mills, and Post.  I also doubt it is to cause us nightmares or make us jump in movie theaters.. Sorry, Lord, on this one, extinction might be in order. But You know best. (Banish them, please?)

3. Brussel Sprouts: I know some of you love these little cabbage-like balls of nutrition, but no matter how you cook ’em, their taste is nasty and their odor even nastier, stanky really… They’re BANISHED!

4. Social Conflict: You know what I am talking about: hatred, prejudice, war, terror, abuse etc. Although I cannot banish it myself, I am so grateful that eventually that day will come (whether I am here on this earth or in Heaven) when peace will reign.

5. Human Contamination of the Planet: Pollution is killing our planet. It breaks my heart when I see people drinking bottled water, using Styrofoam, tossing garbage on the ground and just selfishly thinking of themselves with disregard to future generations, other living creatures and our living planet. Water bottles, Stryofoam, 6-pack plastic rings, you’re all BANISHED!

Thank you, Amanda Lyle, blogger extraordinaire, for sharing your inspired answers which inspired the creation of this award. I am definately a new fan of your blog! And of course, I cannot help but mention that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog banner; just adorable!

And thank you, nominees, for playing!

☀ Memee

Four Minds of One Heart Blogging in Unity

Four Minds of One Heart Blogging inI am not a great fan of blogging “awards” simply because, for the most part, they are used as a gimmick for acquiring followers.  Mind you, I love being nominated and I love having followers, it’s just that being required to pass an award on to a particular number of bloggers stinks of chain letters with ill intent.  I have no ill will and I do accept all awards with the caveat that I do it on my terms.   Continue reading

In the Oft-misquoted Words of Miss Sally Field….

Well, now I’ve got to get back with the program, because “right now” exists only in an instant. I make this post in gratitude to Malvika who so kindly inspired me to pick myself off the floor and jump back into the net — the Internet, that is — by nominating me for the Creative Blogger Award.

I am really not sure what I did to garner such a lovely title as “creative blogger,” I mean we haven’t really been exposed to each other for very long… less than a month in fact. However what I can tell you about Magical Corner is that this young poet shows great depth and wisdom far beyond her years.

And now back to me, because after all, we’ve already established above that you like ME! Also, it’s kinda the rule that I reveal five things about myself as part of my acceptance of the award. I will try not to repeat things I have revealed in the past.

1. Yes, this one is actually a repeat because it is part of who I am and if I must follow rules (like nominating others) for others to know that I have inspired a fellow blogger, I think it is important that when the award comes to me, I change the rules to suit my belief system. And so, here it is:

… I toss out the rules when presenting awards and do not require that people pass them along like a chain letter. Those rules, for me, seem to lessen the very real connection of people and feelings that come with nominations for these accolades. However, that is my point of view and I believe we are all entitled to our own viewpoints and we are allowed to change the rules, if it hurts no one, and that is how the world continues to change and develop.

Don’t worry though, if you are a stickler for the rules, I will outline them in this post so those of you who want to nominate someone can add any or all of the rules back in for your nomination.

2. I am the walking, talking, breathing epitome of a dialectic human being. Dialectic? Memee, whatever are you speaking of? Well, I have two equal but opposing viewpoints about who and what I am. I do not suffer from multiple personality disorder, however I am a conundrum even unto myself. For example, above I have stated that I believe that rules were made to be changed yet, mostly I adhere strictly to whatever rules are put before me…. BORING!! And yes, from time to time, I do refer to myself in the third person –not so boring after all, eh?

3. When I was ten I wrote a play, however until earlier this year I could not write a poem to save my life!

4. My brain does not wake up until around ten p.m. and yet that is when the world sleeps. I don’t mind too much though, because nighttime is so peaceful and quiet, it is when I feel the calmest, safest, and most confident.

5. If I can, I try to take a nap every day.

Rule #2: Nominate others for this award. Okay, so this is where Rule #1 reapplies itself. I am being told to nominate other people for this award, just because. Well, I don’t nominate on “just because” nor do I nominate because I am being told to do it now. I have been away from reading for a while. People who inspire me know who they are so although I am accepting this award, I am also reserving the right to nominate this award at some later date in the future. I can do this, this is my blog and I have the rules outlined so when I am ready and feel really moved and inspired by someone’s creativity, I’ll find this post and cast my nominations!

And, as an afterthought or a postscript, I’d like to retract my answer numbered 5 and say that I always write stream of consciousness… I never know where things are headed or where they will end up until after my writing has reached its conclusion. So, when I went back and read all of the above, to proof it for typos and grammatical errors, I was quite surprised to see that from the very beginning I was outlining arguments for why I would not be passing on any nominations with this award. I find it funny, not ha-ha funny, but odd funny.

You’ve gotta love the brain!
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