Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blogger Awards

Blogging has been such fun these past few months--with challenges, learning curves, and amazing discoveries on writing that are only key strokes away. More than that, tho, is the fantastic writer's community to be found in the blogging world.

And surprises! One of which came the other day from Catherine at The Writing Room when she awarded me these:

And so to Catherine I say thanks! Your kindness is much appreciated.

I understand that a few rules come with the acceptance (although I also understand each awardee may tweak them as they see fit).
1. Thank and link back to the blogger who gave the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to fifteen bloggers, newly discovered or those you've been following (I'll do ten).
4. Contact the bloggers that you selected for awards.

What I like about this is how the award provides links to new people and places, widening the circle. And so, without further ado, I pass the awards forward. Some have received these awards before, I know, but this is my way to express appreciation for the inspiration, encouragement, and fun that has come my way from meeting and sharing/reading about writing with them. And please note that this comes with said appreciation, and without requirements. So do with as you wish!

 1. Karen at Write Now
 2. Lindsey at The Write Words
 4. Sandra at Sandra Heska King
 5. K.M. Weiland at Word Play
 6. Jeannie Campbell at The Character Therapist
 8. T.Anne at White Platonic Dreams

As for seven things about myself:
1. I started out a journalism major in college but ended up graduating with a teaching degree.
2. The one movie in all my life that impacted me the most was Life is Beautiful.
3. In my BGM (before-getting-married) life, I worked part time in the Apiary Division of the Ohio Department of Agriculture processing beekeepers' registration forms. In my AGM life, I filled out those same forms for my hubby, the beekeeper, and mailed them in for someone else to process.
4. I love hummingbirds, goldfinches, and windy days. The latter may be because I met hubby in the Windy City?
5. Sometimes I think I am too windy. Need to write more/talk less.
6. I have both fantastic daughter (university Spanish instructor) and daughter-in-law (photographer)--each of whom are the world's greatest mothers to my 2 1/2 grandchildren (# 3 is due in December)--and of course fantastic son and son-in-law who are the world's greatest fathers to those same children.
7. I have visited 45 of the 50 states. My husband says maybe, possibly we'll make a trip to Hawaii in a year and half for our anniversary. I'd say that qualifies him for the world's greatest husband!

That about wraps it up...


  1. thanks so much, kenda, for your encouraging comment on my blog today and for passing along these awards! be blessed today!

    the character therapist

  2. Oh!!! Thank YOU!!!!! I need a nice pick me up and this is SO sweet of you!!! Congrats on your awards and thank you for mine. I too love hummingbirds and am lucky enough to have them around my home all the time!

  3. Awww, shucks. Thanks! It's such a nice feeling to have these connections, and to know someone thought of you. :D

    And congrats on your awards. I love learning little tidbits about my blogging friends. So fun! Sounds like you are surrounded by some great people. Such a blessing.

  4. Thanks so much! My day if officially made. :) And since I haven't seen Life Is Beautiful, I now know I need to correct that omission.

  5. Kenda,
    Thank so much for this honor. I am in great company of wonderful writers, so this is such a blessing. You are a treasure, and it was fun to learn a little bit more about you.

  6. Wow thank you so much for this honor Kenda! I really appreciate it. I loved learning a little more about you.

    I'm a little jealous that you've been to 47 of the fifty states. Seriously there's like 12 different provinces and territories in canada and I've only been to four (including the one I live in!)

  7. CONGRATS on your well deserved awards! *tosses confetti* :)

    And THANK YOU for passing one along to me. I'm honored and grateful.

    I enjoyed reading your seven things...and that they are full of blessings. :)


  8. Thanks to all of you for what you contribute to the blogging world! Have a wonderful day :-)

  9. Oh my goodness. Thank you, Kenda! I appreciate this so much! What a great way to start my day.

  10. Congratulations Mom! You are an excellent blogger!!

  11. Thanks back once again to you all, with a correction. I first posted that I had visited 47 of the 50 states. Not so. I recounted and realized I've actually only visited 45. Hubby, though, has visited 47--and he promises a trip to Hawaii in less than two years for our anniversary. Getting closer to all 50!