Month: May 2012

Versatile and Beautiful Blogger Awards 05/27/12

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger and Beautiful Blogger awards from my friend Katrina  – http://freedomtoafulllife.wordpress.com    Katrina is an amazing writer and has a wonderful blog!!   Thank you so very much for your kindness, your encouragement and for thinking of me. Now 7 (more) random things about myself, I love meeting people and hearing about their adventures in life.  I once had lunch with Jack Warden actor (While You Were Sleeping). One of my favorite authors has always been David Morrell – and I got the chance to spend half a day talking to him while I worked at the bookstore.  I am STILL shy. I still don’t like math. I love horror movies. I like to read young adult fiction. And my nominees are:  http://reflectionsinapuddle.wordpress.com http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/ http://timzauto.wordpress.com/ http://teengirlsthatwrite.wordpress.com/ http://memyselfandela.wordpress.com/ http://sojournerspace.wordpress.com/ http://terry1954.wordpress.com/ http://francescannotwrite.wordpress.com/ http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/ http://peacewithmylife.com/ I wish I could pick so many more bloggers to win these awards because there are so many that are great!!  This is only a small sampling of the wonderful blogs I have connected with.  

Kreative Blogger Award 05/10/12

I am a bit behind so…. I first want to apologize for it taking me so long, then second want to thank jennysserendipity.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Her blog is amazing with photo’s, stories and informative articles for Here are the rules for those nominated: Copy the Kreativ Blogger Award logo and place it in your post. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. List 7 things about you that people might find interesting. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Kreativ Blogger Award. Leave a comment on the blogs you nominate to let them know about the award. __________________________________________________________ 1. I love baking. 2. Is looking forward to summer, but my favorite season is Fall. 3. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because that holiday is about being thankful and spending time with friends and family. 4. Hates insincere people. 5. Is thinking of starting an above ground herb garden. 6. Loves miniatures.   7. Loves old houses and historical landmarks. Here are the 7 blogs I nominated for this …

Ending Cycles and Renewal Ahead

A friend of mine told me that when you lose one parent, you are still okay, because you still have the other one.  You hurt, you grieve, but you have someone to share it with and you still have that foundation of where you began.  When the other parent dies then your world is shaken.  When the other parent is gone then you lose a large bit of your soul, your heart and your identity. I did not experience this at first even though it was only two and a half months between when both of my parents passed away.  No, I went through the gut punches of grief when it knocks you to the floor now and then out of the blue, I have felt lost at times, but that has gradually gotten better. The actual experience like my friend described hit me in the month of May.  May, the month I was born, and Mother’s day.  It is also the month that see’s the end of another school year.  It was a humbling …