Friday, June 16, 2017

Random Tid Bits

A blogger named Mandy on the blog: With Love nominated me with one of those awards that travels around from blogger to blogger. It's been awhile, since I've participated in anything like this. I get nominated for things on facebook, and I have to be honest - I usually ignore them. I really only ignore them because I don't feel like anyone else wants to read it. But you want to read it, right? :)

Another reason why I usually don't post awards like this is because I'm not usually a rule person. That's kind of the reason I stopped doing a Sing Song Saturday Post. I kept getting nailed for not following rules, when I was invited to play along. Sorry, not sorry on that one. I am honored, and I will be a rule person this time around.

Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog. Did it!

Rule 2: List the rules. Doing it!

Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Thank you Mandy. 

Rule 4: Mention the creator, Okoto Enigma, of the award and provide a link as well.  Did it!

Rule 5: Tell your readers three things about yourself:
  1. I'm a paper pack rat. I hate going through papers! Instead they are everywhere. This is not something I'm proud of. I really need to go through papers before I have surgery. BLAH!

  2. We only throw out 1 or 2 trash bags a week. For a family of four I think that's pretty good. We recycle, have an on going compost pile, and reuse many things. 

  3. I honestly don't care about somethings: Like if you say soda, pop, or soda pop. Just don't refer to everything as "Coke". It would be one thing if Coke was the only main brand of soda, but it's not. I guess one could argue that because Puffs and Kleenex both rule the tissue world. People say, "Hand me a tissue.", or "Hand me a Kleenex.", but they don't say, "Hand me a Puffs." I grew up with flavored carbonated sugary drinks as being called, "Pop", but my Grandpa called it, "Soda Pop" and in grad school most people referred to it as, "Soda".

    I also don't care if toilet paper goes under or over. I try and put it so it goes over, but life is too short to get in a panty bunch about something so small. I think I'm like that with many things. 
Rule 6: You have to nominate 10 to 20 people - No you don't have to participate. These are just blogs I visit on a regular basis. If anything it just will get the word out about your blog:
  1. Noelle from 'Jumpin Beans' Go Georgia peaches! She took my girl name Savannah. I love it! It's her girl's name now. She always liked it too, so she didn't really take it.

  2. Theresa from Theresa's Mixed Nuts Such wonderful recipes and pretty girls! 

  3. Rosey from Mail 4 Rosey Florida life! Oh what I'd do to live by a beach in the summer time.

  4. Lisa at Two Bears Farm Farm life! I love posts about her boys. They are so creative.

  5. Mitch from Gay NYC Dad Wonderful Giveaways! I love to read men's blogs. There's not enough men bloggers.

  6. Indah My Purple World I love her photos: The colors, perspective and more. Plus she gets to go a lot of places. I like her different food recipes.

  7. I'm missing Robin from Masshole Mommy Go Massachusetts! I love posts about her boys too!

  8. I'm really missing Terry from Journey With Candida Blog She even took herself off facebook. If I stop blogging. I promise to at least say goodbye. I feel like I lost a friend. Yes you guys are friends to me. Anyhow she commented on my blog a lot at one point in time. I loved reading about healthy tips!

  9. Liz from Eat Move Make Great travel tips! I always get hungry after going to her blog. 

  10. Felicia from Go Grow Go The first blog I started reading on a regular basis. She has 2 adorable boys as well.

  11. Terra from Heck of a Bunch She shares my sister's name. They even spell it the same. How fun!

  12. Kristi from Moms Own Words Go Massachusetts! I enjoy that her boys are into acting, and band.

  13. Harry from Self Sufficient Mountain Living I love that we can comment on each other's blogs even though we are different. I'm not a republican - I don't know that I'm any party, I'm not a gun enthusiast, I've never had anyone in my life that's been in the service except for my Grandpa, and I'd never choose to live in solitude. I firmly believe that we have to learn to live through our differences. Even some family members are very different from me. If we were cookie cutter people, life would be boring. 
Rule 7: Notify them. Kind of did that above.

Rule 8: Ask your nominee any five questions of your choice, one weird or funny questions:
  1. What is something creative you did as a child?

  2. What is one of your biggest mistakes that you've learned from?

  3. Have you ever broken a bone? If so how?        

  4. Have you had any fall outs with friendships? Do you wish you still were friends?        

  5. Are you a morning person, or a night person?
Rule 9: Add a link to my best post. This is hard. I've been writing, since Isaak was born. Maybe this post: How Did the World Begin

Rule 10: Answer the questions your nominator gave you:
  1. What is your favorite breakfast (food + drink)? Baked Chocolate Doughnuts, Steamed Kale, Eggs: With ham, onion, garlic, green onions, and nutritional yeast, a Smoothie: With spinach, frozen bananas, fresh mint leaves, unsweetened almond milk, and ice, and eggs. Can you tell I like breakfast?

  2. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? Iceland because art is a huge part of their culture, Bjork's from there, and all the photos I've seen look pretty! It's kind of odd I pick there because I'm not really into being cold.

  3. What is the weirdest thing you have seen in someone else’s home? We accidentally went into someone else's home. We were supposed to go in a small house/cabin, and thought someone's house was were we were supposed to be. The clue it wasn't were we were supposed to go was the bra on the steps! Yep I didn't see that until Travis went to the bathroom, and the boys were running everywhere. Later Travis realized he left his maps inside that house when he went to the bathroom. He had to re-trespass to get his maps. I felt like we were in an episode of 48 Hours. It was really pretty there though - minus the bra on the steps!

  4. If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done? Trespass, or theft. There was an old house by Kansas City Art Institute that I trespassed in a few times. If it's old and abandoned it's cool! I'm an artist, so if I take something it's because I think someone is throwing it out. I could see me getting busted for that.

  5. Is cereal a soup? / Is Boston cream … a pie or a cake? Cereal is not soup. Boston Cream is a Pie. 


Becca said...

Blog nominations are nice, but kind of a pain in the butt LOL I also have a ton of papers that I need to go through in the near future before they drive me bonkers!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Awe! Thanks for the nomination! These are all some of my favorite bloggers too. I miss Terry as well, though I do see her on Facebook here and there. Not much these days though.

Ok, I'll put my answers here since I probably won't have time to draft up my own blog post. I have 1 week to get ready to host a surprise 50th anniversary party for Jason's parents, so if I'm a little M.I.A. this next week, you'll know why :)

What is something creative you did as a child? I penciled a huge sun mural on my bedroom wall. My mom was pissed, but everyone else loved it.

What is one of your biggest mistakes that you've learned from? Spend time with the ones you love now because life is too short. Didn't spend enough time with my dad and lost him when I was just a teen.

Have you ever broken a bone? If so how? No, but got a gnarly gash on my foot in kindergarten and had to get a lot of stitches.

Have you had any fall outs with friendships? Do you wish you still were friends? I don't talk to my high school best friend anymore. She came to my dad's funeral and I still held a grudge and didn't talk to her then.

Are you a morning person, or a night person? Usually a night person, but now that the girls are home for the summer, I wake up a lot earlier than normal to get them to their summer activities.

An Apel a Day said...

@Theresa I haven't seen Terry on FB for a month. I looked her up, and there's no Terry on there anymore - unless she blocked me for some reason that I don't know about. :( I feel like I lost a good friend.

Harry Flashman said...

I enjoyed learning some things about you I didn't know. It's true, we're different but I think our core values are similar. I also admire your ability to be a working wife and mom. So I guess it's ok you don't have a gun.;-)

After the last election, I don't think of myself as a Republican anymore. Now I'm a free agent, or maybe, a populist.

I think I am more worried about your surgery than you are. I will be glad when it is over and you are home safe.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I see her on my Facebook blog page once in a blue moon. She likes and comments on my posts here and there. Maybe try typing it with an i instead of a y. Terri or Terrie. She may just put her account in sleep every now and again and that's why you can't find her. I have a niece who sleeps her account a lot and it drives me insane when I need to tell her something and can't find her until she activates it again.

Catch My Words said...

Thanks for NOT nominating me. I hate these things. LOL! Anyway, I hope you will become a TpT seller. I'm involved with a lot of FB groups and can help get you going selling art products. I'd love it if you'd use my link for the referral!

Ai Sakura said...

haha congrats on getting this blog award! It's been ages since I did anything like this too but it's always fun just to do something silly like this once in a while, yes? :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Terra Heck said...

Thanks for the award! I'll have to remember to put up my post for it later this week. I don't care how toilet paper goes on the roll either. I'm just excited when it actually makes it to the roll!

~ Noelle said...

Awe, Thanks for the nomination. :)
I don't know if I will get to it on my blog, since I am so behind.. but I did want to answer your questions:

What is something creative you did as a child?
As a child? I don't know... In college I helped put on an art show at my college...

What is one of your biggest mistakes that you've learned from?
I was a horrible teenager to my parents.. lucky they loved me no matter what as they are my biggest supporters now. Glad to be past that stage and able to call them friends now.

Have you ever broken a bone? If so how?
Sure did. Bone that connects toe to ankle. Walking down the stairs to take a final in college.

Have you had any fall outs with friendships? Do you wish you still were friends?
One was a great friend, she went bat S@#$ crazy, I called her out on it and that was 3 years ago. Miss the friendship, but I have enough drama on my own without her in my life.

Are you a morning person, or a night person?
I used to be a night person, now I just want sleep whenever I can get it.


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