Thanks, Tina Fariss Barbour of Bringing Along OCD, for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Tina writes with tender honesty about her efforts to manage a life overshadowed by OCD, anxiety, and depression. Her posts educate, and her determination and resilience inspire. Tina, you go, girl! You’re awesome!
Here are the rules for this blog award if you are nominated:
Include the award logo in a post or on your blog (see the flower photo above).
Answer 10 questions about yourself.
Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know that they have been nominated.
Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
So here are 10 things about me:
What are your favorite things to do? Exploring in nature, gardening, writing, travel, cooking, crafts…I have an endless list!
Where would you most like to travel? I’ve been fortunate to travel to many different countries. With my recent move to the Pacific Northwest, I have many travel opportunities right in my own backyard. I am excited about hiking the Olympic Peninsula, Vancouver Island, and other nearby areas.
Who would you most like to meet who is still living? Jon Stewart
Who would you most like to meet who has passed away? Louisa May Alcott
What do you think is the hardest thing to do? Bury a child. I’ve done it and don’t ever want to do it again.
What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Herbal tea, especially if it’s served in a really pretty teapot. With little sandwiches and chocolates and scones…maybe a little pre-tea champagne…oh, wait, I’m getting off topic. Sounds good, though, doesn’t it?
What is your favorite charity? Donorschoose.org. I love supporting teachers and schools.
What are you proud of? I know how to persevere, and I do not give up easily. Good quality for a book author with a *sigh* small audience. (The Foreign Language of Friends is only $1.99, by the way!) 🙂
What ambition do you still have? To learn how to treasure every moment. Life is too short to waste time with dramas, whether mine or others’.
What is your favorite flower? Purple irises and yellow snapdragons.
My nominations (in no particular order): I always enjoy these blogs!
There are so many more, but these are faves I haven’t listed in a while or ever.
Have a great weekend! Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms!
Thanks, Nikky. I appreciate your loyal readership. It means a lot!
Thank you for your kind words, Nadine! Right back at you! I am finishing up a really good book now–it’s called The Foreign Language of Friends. I hated to stop reading last night, but I had to go to bed. I have about 70 pages left, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out! 🙂
Wow, thanks, Tina! Big hugs!
Nadine, congratulations on your award! And thank you for nominating me! I’m delighted, lady! I love that your favorite drink is a cup of tea in a pretty teapot. You too? What is it with pretty tea pots? I bought a “vintage” one last week in a second hand shop but for all I know, it might have been made in the 70’s! hee hee! Hey, what can I say. These days anything that looks used and washed out gets labeled vintage! 🙂
Yeah, tea pots seem to be a big thing. My sisters came to visit me, and we hit a tea store in Victoria that has an awesome selection of teapots. We went nuts in there! I remember having one of those tiny tea sets when I was a little girl, and it was one of my favorite things to play with. I guess it started there!