Category Archives: Awards

WordPress Family Award


Margaret Landgridge gave me the best award ever. It is now my turn to pay it forward.

It is time to give thanks to 10 bloggers that are part of my WordPress Family. You may not be too thrilled to be part of my family but never fear! I have taken my meds today!

ZooBoo – I enjoy reading your posts because I am afraid I had forgotten what it is like to be young and silly. Thank you for reminding me.

A Little Fluff – The thing I like most about WordPress is that I get to see the world through the eyes of others. Thank you for letting me see your world.

Terry1954 – You are an inspiration to everyone. I have no idea how you do it.

My amusing disposition – You’re just not right in the head. I think we could be bffs.

RUVI – Because, how can you not like someone that talks to themselves?

Kitty Bloger – Because, hey cats!

Make your mark on life – You make me think. Which is sometimes scary but at least I’m using my brain for something other than sarcasm.

Valley Girl Gone Country – Nothing is off limits for you. Your “you can’t say that” filter is clogged too.

My Atheist Blog – You’re such a rebel.

Kevin Deisher  – Because you are determined. I like that about you.

The Versatile Blogger

Elk Dress

Since I like to do things backwards, here are seven interesting things about me that you were just dying to know. Yes, you were. Don’t deny it.

  1. I own two buckskin dresses complete with patched bullet holes (from when the elk was shot not me. Let’s just clarify that I have not been shot.)
  2. The local morning news show once shot their morning show live in my house.
  3. My elbows are freaky and I can twist them around.
  4. I love to cook. I can make a pie that will make you cry. My biscuits are heavenly.
  5. Once I was driving down a dirt road and a herd of cows surrounded my car. They would not let me go.
  6. I’ve never had cable/satellite tv. Ever….
  7. I grind my own deer meat. After the hubby shoots em’ of course.

Yup, I got a nudder one. It’s the Versatile Blogger Award.

I was nominated by Mary Calabrese. Thank you ever so much my dear.

Here’s how it works: 1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.

2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.

3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.

4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

So here are my nominations:

Terry 1954

Flowers and Breezes


Along Life’s Road

Zoo Boo

A girl with a piano

Escaping a Daydream

Shoot, I’m having a hard time figuring out who has gotten this and who hasn’t. These award things are hard work!

Versitale award

Questions – You got em’. I answered

Awards are very flattering. I think maybe it’s just nice to hear that someone enjoys reading the random thoughts that trickle from your brain. Since I have previously received this particular award I have decided to answer the questions from my latest nominators on one post.

The following are from the wonderful blog of Escaping a Daydream

1. Do you have a pet? What is life without pets? They truly do make the world a better place. They cure depression and make me smile. I am proud to be owned by Pearl (female chihuahua), Jasper (male chihuahua) and Mattie (the unfriendly kitty). Mattie was a little kitty near death when we found her in our yard. Her eyes were matted shut hence the name.

2. Do you enjoy travel? If so where have you been? I almost never go anywhere except for work or home. I do occasionally make a trip to Tennessee to visit family but I generally keep my world very small. It’s not that I don’t want to ever travel. I am just quite happy at home. Once a month I do head to our little cabin in the woods. It lies in North Central Arkansas and is precisely smack dab in the middle of nowhere.

3. What got you into blogging? My facebook posts were getting a bit long. It was suggested by my friends that maybe I should take my mindless drivel on the road. So here it is in internet land.

4. If you like to be creative with your blog, and have a writer’s block, what do you do? I look at pictures. A picture really does contain a thousand words and can return you to an event in your life or remind you of the way someone made you feel.

5. If you would like to meet someone from the future, who would it be and why? for example, a president, someone who has been to mars etc.. If I could wear my magic cape and ride my unicorn into the future I would wish to see someone that carries my picture as their ancestor. I could bring their history alive for them.

6. Where do you live, and would you like to live somewhere else one day? I live in a small town in Arkansas. We have a huge population of 4,553. This is truly huge if you consider that before I moved here I lived in the town of Keo, AR with a population of 235. I was so excited to move to this town where I can buy milk. It’s those little things you take for granted. I don’t think I’ll ever leave Lonoke, AR. It is my happy place.

7. Kindle or paperback? I am an avid reader but so far I am still holding onto paper. I have recently been considering jumping on the Kindle bandwagon though. The problem is I can’t buy e-books at a yard sale.

8. Do you like tech gadgets? If so, what was your latest addition? No, I’m not very gadgety. Yes, I just made up a word. Microsoft Word does not like my new word and has begrudgingly underlined it with that red squiggly. How dare it not trust me!

9. What would you like to be doing in 10 years time? You know, I haven’t the slightest idea. I should really get some goals.

10. ’Team Edward’ or ‘Team Jacob’ , or Team ‘I have no idea what you are talking about’? I actually do know what you’re talking about. I just haven’t actually seen the films.

The following are from the wonderful blog of Princess Fairy ZooBoo

1. What is your favourite colour? Cobalt Blue! It used to be Salmon but my tastes are ever changing.

2. Cornetto, Magnum, or some other ice cream? We have a little Dairy Bar in our town where you can buy soft serve ice cream cones for $1.00. The Dairy Bar is so small that they don’t have indoor seating for patrons. You can sit at one of the picnic tables outside or take your purchase home to eat. On hot summer days it is difficult to resist the temptation of a $1.00 ice cream cone.

3. Do you like mangoes? Yes, though I don’t buy a lot of fruit. Who could pass up mango salsa though?

4. If you had a bag of happy fairy dust, why/on who would you sprinkle it? I would dump the whole bag on my dearest husband. Mr. Grumpy forgets how to smile sometimes which is odd since he is the best joke teller I have ever met.

5. What is your favourite TV drama, and why? That would have to be “Two Broke Girls”. They are absurd and make me laugh.

6. Is there any landmark/city you would like to visit one day, and why? That would definitely be the Smithsonian. I will get there someday!

7. Have you seen a fantastic movie lately? No, it’s been awhile.

8. Are you a shopaholic, or a chocoholic? Ahem, please see my previous post regarding shoes.

9. Do you like pie? If so, have you got a favourite? When we got married I made a table full of pies. My husband wanted wedding pie instead of wedding cake. I know that’s odd but he marches to the beat of his own oboe.

10. Just out of sheer curiosity, have you ever seen a rainbow? On my way home from work one day there was a full rainbow stretching across the rice fields. That was the first time I had ever seen both ends of a rainbow at the same time.

liebster2Thank you for the nomination. It is sincerely appreciated.

No Chit! I got an award. No, for real. I mean it. Just read this dang it.


I received an award today. Seriously, I kid you not. An honest to goodness, and might I add PUBLISHED, writer Christina nominated my blog for an award. I know, you’re thinking there is no way. The person that posts mindless ramblings and conversations with her Chihuahua received an award? Really? Next thing you know there will be someone Freshly Pressed for a blog about toilet paper .

To accept my Liebster Award, I must do several things:

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated me. The illustrious Christina
  2. Answer ten questions given to me by my nominator.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.
  4. Create ten questions for my nominees to answer.
  5. Notify my nominees.

Here are the ten questions I have been given:

1. What book has most influenced you in your life?

It’s hard to pick just one as I am an avid reader. The obvious answer would be The Bible but it does not give me pleasure to read it. (I know, insert astonishment here.) There is way too much violence in there for me. The one book that has made me think the hardest and look within is Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill. My copy is so worn out the pages have become fragile.

2. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I can change anything in my life. All of life is a choice. I don’t understand why people can’t see that. I am where I chose to be. I may not be perfectly happy with me but I am exactly where I put myself. I own that.

3. What is your favorite holiday and why?

Thanksgiving would have to be my favorite holiday. I love it because I can have my family around and cook huge meals for them without having to be reminded that there are no small children in my household to open gifts. Thanksgiving is everyone’s holiday. It doesn’t just belong to the children.

4. Where would you most like to travel?

My biggest travel goal is really quite simple. I wish to spend a week at the Smithsonian. I can’t even imagine all that it contains. I want to see the history of my people and try to fathom the things they felt.

5. Does your car have a name? If so, what is it?

No, she is just a Mazda. I like her very much and am quite sure she is a she as she doesn’t complain or order me about. She doesn’t care if my dogs leave nose art on her windows or if I collect a small arsenal of umbrellas in the back. She graciously carries me to my destinations with never a complaint.

6. Favorite pet?

Oh that one is easy. It is Pearl of course. Pearl is my little diva dog who orders me about. If you have read my blog you already know this though. I cannot imagine life without my Pearl.

7. What five words would your friends use to describe you?

I don’t know and I refuse to ask them. I might need therapy afterwards. They keep me around though so who is the nutty one here?

8. What’s your favorite childhood memory?

It was the year my Mother threw me a birthday party in our yard. She had no money so she created games that we could play like dropping a clothes pin into a mason jar from our noses. Her boss was a ventriloquist and brought his dummy to entertain us. I didn’t even know we were poor. It was the best birthday ever.

9. What was the last show you watched on television?

I watched a bit of Mike and Molly last night. I am not a television person and rarely ever turn it on. It is usually my husband that watches it so if he does land on something I like I will try to spend some time with him. My Dearest is a remote control hog so I’m usually at his mercy.

10. Do you believe in ghosts?

Most definitely, I have heard them, seen them and even smelled them. I have never tried to talk to one though. I am usually just aware of their presence.


Next, I’ll nominate ten other bloggers. My choices are:

Valley Girl Gone Country

Dogs Aren’t Kids

Along Life’s Road

My Atheist Blog Yes, I know I am not an Atheist but I really like this guy so get over it.

My Life With Weiners

Alice and Molly

Vancouver Andy

My Amusing Dispositions

The year of living non-judgementally

Annie Thinks About

Here’s the 10 questions for my 10 bloggers:

  1. If you had an undo button, what would you undo?
  2. Why do you blog?
  3. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
  4. What is your “Super Power” that makes you different from all others?
  5. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  6. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
  7. What scares you the most?
  8. What impact do you want to leave on the world?
  9. Life is too short to tolerate _______________?
  10. What are you procrastinating on right now?