Liebster Award

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I would like to thank Tifa at Blog Creatifa for nominating me for the Liebster Award. When you get a chance, pop on over to her blog and check it out. She’s got some wonderful things going on over there. Trust me, you won’t be sorry. GO TIFA!

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The rules of this award are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions set by them.
3. Give 11 additional facts about yourself. Oops I forgot this part….but added it in below.
4. Nominate 11 blogs with less than 200 followers.
5. Create 11 questions for them to answer.
6. Let them know that they have been nominated.

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Tifa’s Questions

1. What is your favourite colour?

All colors keep my Muse happy. But when asked to pin it down to one color, I would have to say green. But then again, sometimes grey is my favorite.

2. What is your favourite food?

Puhsketti! I crave all things Italian. If I had a past life, it must have been in Italy, dining at the tables of great cooks.

3. What is your favourite pastime?

I know this will sound totally lazy of me, but I enjoy a lot of mind-numbing downtime — watching TV and downing a few beers with The Man. And in the wee hours of the morning, playing Pogo Addiction Solitaire on pogo.com. I’ve been a paying member there for years and years.

4. What is your favourite season?

Spring is by far my most favorite. Winter has always been my least favorite, so when Spring comes along, my whole body and mind rejoice in the new life, new colors, and the breath of fresh air the season brings. No more Winter Blues!

5. What is your favourite city in the world?

By far it’s Medina – located in Bandera County, Texas. With a population of roughly 500-550, it’s the perfect spot to get away and unwind. There’s a little cabin there that I’ve rented many times. It sits on about 9 acres and is right across the street from The Apple Store, where they sell literally everything apple. One needs only to walk in, take a good whiff, and you’re in heaven. If you sit on the back porch in the early morning, you’ll see the deer coming up to graze from the river that flows way out back. And the hike to the river (and the river itself) are prime examples of Hill Country beauty. There’s also a huge concrete Apple next door, sitting there sticking out like a sore thumb, but whimsical and fun. If you’re ever in the area (like out for weekend of tubing on Medina River, or shopping in tiny downtown Bandera), the cottage is a fair bargain.  Just know that the road this sits on is a scenic tour for bikers Spring-Fall.

6. What is your favourite TV show?

Ancient Aliens. I don’t know why but that show relaxes me thoroughly. Many a night I even fall asleep to it. Soothing. Relaxing. Shhh, Lola. Go to sleep. LOL

7. Who is your favourite famous person (dead or alive)?

I would have to say I have two favorites. First and foremost, Pablo Picasso. Oooo that man! Rough around the edges, womanizing, but oh so talented. I would love to have had the chance to sit and chat with him and crawl inside his mind just to snatch even one tiny ounce of his spark. The second would have to be Charles Bukowski. Another rough around the edges creative genius who never apologized for being drunk and belligerent. My kind of man.

8. What is your favourite quote?

“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink” – Charles Bukowski (of course). This quote just makes so much sense to me. I don’t know why, but it reminds me of the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

9. What is your favourite quality in others?

I would have to say open-mindedness. When you leave your mind open, all things are possible.

10. What is your favourite quality in yourself?

Dedication, I never EVER give up once I set my mind to things. I guess part of that is stubbornness…but let’s just call it dedication shall we? 😉

11. Why did you start your blog?

I started this blog as a way to catalog my journey through this stage of life. So far I think I’ve done well, although perhaps too honest or dull at times. It makes me happy and that’s all that matters.

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11 additional facts about me (I’m using the questions I’ve posed to those I’ve nominated)

1. Do you remember your dreams? And if so, what is your most vivid?

Sometimes I do. More so when I was younger. However, the other morning I woke up after having a hilarious dream. In the dream I plucked a 6-inch long very coarse, curly hair from underneath my chin (think curly, hard cat whisker). Then I went all over the land hither and yon showing it to people going “Ewww! Look what was on my face!” WTH is that all about?

2. When did you last laugh and what/who at?

I laughed hard yesterday at my cat Punk, who was hanging upside down from the top rung of the scratching post. She had her eyes crossed like she does when she’s up to no good. It’s the funniest look on a cat you’ll ever see.

3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Right now, I’m completely in love with this house. It’s in the Hill Country, close to my folks and family, and the neighborhood and neighbors are AWESOME.

4. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

I would buy a modest new car for The Man, more tuition for my daughters to finish their university studies, buy the house I’m renting, give a bunch to my family, and save the rest to live on for the rest of my life. Then leave the remainder to my daughters in my will. Yeah, I don’t need much to be happy, and I’ve never been a big-spender.

5. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

I would delete HATE. I would wipe it out of history forever and ever.

6. Are you listening to music right now? If so, what is it?

Not listening to music at the moment. But when I do, I typically listen to 70s-90s music. I like a nice mix of things.

7. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

The first thing that comes to mind when I wake up is “I GOTTA PEE! BAD!” After that I think about my cats and if they’ve got food. After that I think about the day ahead and make my plans.

8. Is the glass half empty or half full? Explain.

Always half full. And then I formulate plans to get it full again, especially if it’s a margarita glass 😉

9. What’s under your bed?

All manner of things which my hoarding cats lovingly stow under there.

10. What do you do most when you are bored?

When I’m bored I bite my nails and pick at myself. Bad habits for sure.

11. How are you feeling right now?

Right now I’ve got to say I’m feeling pretty damned proud of myself.

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Blogs that I nominate. Sorry if I’ve nominated you and you’ve already done this. And sorry if I’ve gone over the 200 followers limit.

1. Volatile Stability
2. Protopian Pickle Jar
3. The Persistent Platypus
4. Norbert Haupt
5. Food is Life
6. kelzbelzphotography
7. Cityhippyfarmgirl
8. Take the Line for a Walk
9. Martha Keim St Louis
10. fluidpans
11. Beas roterom

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My questions for you

1. Do you remember your dreams? And if so, what is your most vivid?
2. When did you last laugh and what/who at?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
4. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
5. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
6. Are you listening to music right now? If so, what is it?
7. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
8. Is the glass half empty or half full? Explain.
9. What’s under your bed?
10. What do you do most when you are bored?
11. How are you feeling right now?

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Now get thee to answering! I can’t wait to see responses, if any. And thanks again Tifa! ❤ This was fun!

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8 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful intro. You’re far too kind! 😘
    I loved reading your answers – I love Italian food, mind-numbing downtime, and spring, too. Your quote made me chuckle – you’ve got such a great spirit! And trust me, your blog is NOT dull. 😊

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    1. Aww thanks! I was tempted on the favorite person/dead or alive question to go searching out old wanted posters from the Wild West. You know, Billy the Kid, etc. LOL I forgot the 11 additional facts about me. I feel like a terrible child in class who only did half her homework 😉

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