Saturday, May 12, 2012

Awards and a few random things

Nikky of Nikky’s Strength and Weakness very kindly nominated me for two blog awards, the Versatile Blogger Award and the Beautiful Blogger Award.
I hope if you haven’t already checked out Nikky’s blog, you will soon. She writes with breathtaking honesty about her life that has included war, abuse and crushing disappointment.
In spite of all that she has been through and her continuing battles, Nikky is full of compassion and shares it through her writing.
In accepting the awards, I will do what Nikky did, and that is to combine the rules of the two awards. Here are the rules:

*Thank the blogger who nominated you.
*Share 7 random things about yourself.
*Nominate 15 fellow bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award and 7 Bloggers for The Beautiful Blogger Award.
*Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
*Include the Versatile Blogger Award image and the Beautiful Blogger award image in your blog post.

Here are seven random things about me:
  1. I grew up in rural Central Virginia.
  2. I have two older brothers, one 11 years older and one two years older.
  3. I have played the piano since I was 5. I also learned to play the organ, which I didn’t enjoy nearly as much as the piano. I did play the organ for two weddings along the way.
  4. I went to graduate school at Bowling Green State University, in Northwest Ohio, and lived there for five years.
  5. I am a vegetarian.
  6. I’m allergic to tree nuts.
  7. My first paying job was as a salesclerk at Sears.
  For my nominations, I decided to do something similar to what my friend Tracy did when she was nominated for an award for her blog My Thoughtful Spot.
Tracy admires all her fellow bloggers. I do too.
I follow a lot of blogs, and I look forward to the writers’ new posts and new ideas. So I nominate all my fellow bloggers. Feel free to accept the awards and list seven things about yourself so we can get to know you better.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


  1. I am also a vegetarian! I was raised that way and still am.

    Congrats on your blogging awards. You deserve them!

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! I will have to consult with you sometime on what you eat to make sure you get all your nutrients. I don't think I'm doing that.

  2. Congrats on the awards! You deserve them!

  3. Tina, You are very worthy of your blog awards....I love your place filled with such honesty! and I didn't know you went to did I for my undergraduate-I was there from 1979-1982; how cool is that!
    I love that you play the piano...something I wish I could do! Have a blessed day my friend! I will head over to check out Nikky...

    1. Tracy, Thank you, dear! Yep, I was at BG from 1985-90. I met some wonderful people, from all over the world, while I was there. I wish we had some of that snow down here!

      It's never too late to take piano lessons . . . .:-)

  4. Thank you so much Tina for the nice words you have said about me and my Blog!!!Much love to you Tina!!

  5. Congratulations on your awards. I enjoy reading & learning from your blog and the commments of others.

  6. Congratulations on your awards. I enjoy reading & learning from your blog and the commments of others.


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