Thursday, August 16, 2012

Reward? Me!

Thank you for thinking of me for the Liebster Award. ΒραβείαWhat a great surprise.
Liebster is a German word that means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.    When nominated, you tell 11 things about yourself,  answer the 11 questions,   nominate 11 people to receive the award and create 11 questions for them.  Nominations go to those with less than 200 followers.  Thank you Jacqueline.

Here Goes....
  1.  I love ice cream.
  2. In my collection of friends, I have many people that are "do withs".  They are always calling me to go do something with them.  I do not usually do the calling...funny, huh.
  3.  Our children's birth order and timing near emulate that of my husband's family..boy, girl, long space, boy.  Power of suggestion?
  4.  I drive the same kind of car my son does...he did the research, I liked it..he bought then I did.  The dealership gets us mixed up,  same last name, same year, model car.   I teach school and one young,  car savvy student complemented me on having a "cool car."
  5.  I love diamonds...don't have many of those.  Pearls are my next best girlfriend.
  6. I taught myself  Office Word, while on a temp job.  That totally upgraded me for my next job. 
  7.  I can (could- haven't for a long time) ride my bicycle without holding the handlebars.  Hahaa
  8. I was rescued by a lifeguard at Huntington Beach, CA tide...clueless non ocean aware, invincible  20ish, first time in the ocean, Utahn.
  9. I  can make a musical semblance  "playing my nose".  Best song for that  Hawaiian Wedding Song.  Taught by the best nose player, Aunt Ruth. (hint:  hum then  pinch your nose, release, in rhythm.  sounds like steel guitar.)
  10.  Hold onto your hats environmentalist...I was born in a city that no longer exists...  not even the ground is not there.  It is a great big hole in a mountainside.  The mining company, now owned by Rio Tinto, bought the town and mined it away.
  11. I could have been an artist...but my 7th grade art teacher was so scary,  I did not pursue any other artwork creation until my 30's.  Well, that's my story and I'm sticking with it.                   

My Questions given to me by Jacqueline

1. Why? 
Why blog, why love, why eat, why watch tv, why order doughnuts?  Why do I share with blog world? Because I am who I am. 

2. You have the power! The superpower! What is it?
                                                                                  To think so fast, even I cannot get it all the time.

3. Are you Clark Kent, Magneto, or Wesley from The Princess Bride? Or are you Lois Lane, Cat Woman, or Princess Buttercup?                                                                                                          
Oh, Buttercup!  ....'do it my way, my love.' 
4. You dream of the past, I know you do, what would be your perfect era?                                         My twenties.
5. What have you listened to most recently?                                                                                       
Fan of air conditioner. 
6. In what medium do you best express yourself?                                                                           W
ritten word, here, on blog.  Talking...teaching...singing at church.

7. For 24 hours you may change the world to suit yourself; in what way would you change it?
Give each everyone the perfect temperature for the day...not too hot, to cold or to wet.  Decrease those bad attitudes.
8. What comforts you?                                                                                                                    Grilled cheese.
9. You are locked inside a white room, do you try to escape or do you grab crayons and/or paint and use the room as a blank canvas?                                                                                 
Paint, please.
10. How difficult is it for you to say no?                                                                                            
Let's see;  I just spent 24 hours caring for a 5 year old...No..not to much.

11. You are at peace with yourself; how do you show others how to achieve that peace?
Honor yourself and others.

( in order of my mixture of notes 
and searching...not in order of

1.  One Foot Out of the Box
2.  Terri  at Coloring Outside the Lines  
3.  Snapshots by Happyone
4.  pembrokeshirelass
5.  elliesplaceintheworld
6.  in-my-playroom
7.  cucki
8.  punkychewster
9.  chrome-on-the-range
10.  Lisa Lynn
11. Paula

 Questions for Nominees 

  1.   Tell us your take on exercise.
  2.   Explain your family.
  3.   What is your favorite book?  OK, books- limited to 10.
  4.   Name the character in Winnie the Pooh, most like you and why.
  5.   Shoes:   Discuss
  6.   Were you ever in a parade...when, where, why, how, what did you do?
  7.  Name 3 favorite dinners...what and/or where...?
  8.  Tell about a favorite vacation.
  9. you play  or  only listen...what are your favorites
  10.  What is your favorite hobby? 
  11.  What animal is of most interest to you?

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  1. Tja, tja, welche Frau liebt keine Diamanten. Sind auch wunderschön, doch leider auch sehr teuer. Doch es gibt ja viele ganz winzige die man sich gut leisten kann, und immerhin tragen auch sie den Namen Diamant...

    Lieben Gruß

    Überigens, ich war der Meinung Dir schon zu folgen, sah es aber erst jetzt, dass ich es noch nicht tat und habe es eben nachgeholt.

  2. Hello dear a big congratulations for the award:) and thank you so much for giving me the award too..I am so happy and so thankful to you.
    Big hugs xxxx

  3. You are such a jokester and I wouldn't nave it any other way - love to you - my best sister!!!!!

  4. and thanks much for all you do! (and for note of my 'peace of purple mountain')

  5. Love your responses and questions! Congratulations to the 'next generation' of Liebsters!

  6. Well done on your Award!
    It is well deserved.

    Loved reading about you and getting to know you more.

    Off now to have a look at your nominees!

    Happy Thursday


  7. Very well deserved award! Interesting facts about you too! It is always nice to learn about our fellow bloggers!

  8. Love your thinking cap <:)
    Congrats on your award.

  9. What an interesting post! Love learning those things about you. :-)

  10. These are so fun because we get to know you better! @ #A6- I had to teach myself (with a little help from my friends) how to use excel for a summer job- i got WAY too fast at my regular work, apparently, and had all kinds of time on my hands, so my boss's boss started asking me to make all kinds of reports- but a basic knowledge of excel helps me so much as a teacher! @ A8- the ocean is very tricky and dangerous! I'm a terrible swimmer and have been knocked down by waves more times than i care to tell you. My husband will, however- he thinks those stories are hilarious!
    Have a great day!

  11. Eeeekkk!!! I did this a long time ago, prefer to read others. ;)

    I have one more question for you, Mary. How do you define artist? I think there's one in all of us. ;)

    The timing of this was perfect because I headed over to visit with the intention of letting you know that I think you and your sister are SO different. Don't know you personally, but I get that feeling. Are you and Renae blood relatives or sisters of the heart?

    PS-I'd choose a pearl over a diamond any day. ;)

  12. This is fun and I've learned a lot more about you. I agree with Marcia...we are all artists. Do you sketch or paint now? Enjoy your day...and your award!

  13. Congrats and we have something in common - ice cream! sandie

  14. Oh congrats on your well-deserved award! Loved reading your answers!

  15. Nice learning more about you. : )
    I have a cousin who lives in Huntington Beach!
    Thanks for the mention but sorry I don't do awards - hope no offense taken.

  16. Congratulations to your deserve it and I am sure you will be receiving many more. I am honored you nominated me and it is a great way to learn about each other but like shop around the corner I prefer to read than participate...but you put a smile into m day. HUGS! You can play your nose? Now that is talent..I love ice cream like you and DIAMONDS ♥

  17. Congrats on the award. The toughest part is trying to come up with interesting things about yourself.
    Yours were great.

  18. Congrats on the award! And thank you for stopping by my blog, your nice comment and following along :) I haven't been blogging or checking in on blogs in the past few weeks so I'm just now catching up with poking around everywhere :) Hope you have a great weekend!


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