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Monday, May 6, 2013

The Shine On Award And the Nominees are.......

This morning I got another amazing surprise from gifted author, Melissa Janda. She nominated me for The Shine On Award! I'm constantly striving to be worthy of blogging award nominations. I blush whenever I see an announcement posted in my email. Thank you, Melissa, for choosing me for this award. It's an honor for me to accept.

Here are the Rules:
  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  • Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

    Seven things about myself:
    1. When I was a little girl we had a dinner guest. In the middle of dinner, my dad started scolding me for some misdeed. I don't remember what I did wrong, but there was a scary silence. I started singing, "It's so Nice to Have a man Around the House," and everyone giggled. I remember being happy to be off the hook.
    2. I nearly had to stay back in fifth grade because my Math skills are atrocious. It's proof that the creative side of my brain works really hard, while the side that figures things out is usually resting comfortably.
    3. My mom tried so hard to make Math fun for me. She even bought a book with illustrations that had the numbers smiling and dancing around on the pages! It was fun to see the pictures and read about what the numbers did, but my Math skills are still rather dismal.
    4. There were rumors that our house was haunted and also that there was a buried treasure somewhere on our property. My dad looked for the treasure, but to no avail.
    5. During the blizzard on 1978, my dad actually put a rope around my waist and towed me to the barn to help with the horses. The snow drifts were above my waist!
    6. My first car was a red Plymouth station wagon. The color didn't make me nervous then, but I've since decided that the color red attracts accidents. My son and husband both had accidents when they owned red cars.
    7. I love classical music, especially waltzes.
      And the Nominees are:
      1. Janice Spina
      2. Carla Burke
      3. Sherry Ellis
      4. JoAnne Murphey
      5. Bertha Mukodzani
      6. D. L. Hammond
      7. Suzanne Furness
      8. S. Katherine Anthony
      9. S. A. Larsen
      10. Adrienne Kerman
      11. Elizabeth Seckman
      12. Maria Dunn
      13.  Emily R. King
      14. Amy Jarecki
      15. Peggy Eddleman                         
         Thank you to all of you for sharing your talents with us. Keep your light shining brightly! 


  1. Thank Deanie. I am humbled and honored. I will accept and link back once I get past this coming weekend's events. Congratulations to you on your award as well. You certainly are a light shining brightly. God bless, Maria Delight Directed Living

  2. You're most welcome, Maria. Thank you for the kind words. I think your light should be recognized and it will be, I believe.

  3. Aw, thank you for the award! I really LUV this one. It's so purdy. :)

  4. You're welcome, S. A! I thought this one would be perfect for you. So glad you like it. Just something else for you to celebrate!

  5. Ha! I love the singing!! And I love the award! Thank you!

    1. You're welcome, Peggy. Happy to nominate you for the award. Best wishes.

  6. Awww this is so sweet ;)
    Math? I hate it. Well at one point I understood the thing enough to like it, almost got a scholarship but I didn't take it because I wanted words not numbers lol

    Sorry I haven't posted the awards yet, I've been in revising mode... I think words are twirling around in my eyes o_0

    1. Wow! Good enough at Math to get a scholarship! I'm impressed, S. K. But you do a great job arranging the words so no worries for you. I'll look forward to your acceptance speeches and other awards stuff.

  7. Thanks so much for the nomination Deanie I will arrange a post for the weekend as full on the next day or two. Congrats to you on being nominated too :)

    1. Thank you so much, Suzanne. I love stopping by to read your blogs and your website is so cute with the purple unicorns. I'll look forward to reading more of your work.

  8. Thank you Deanie. BTW, It's just Jo because there is no "e" on JoAnn.

    1. You're welcome, Jo. So sorry for misspelling your name. My cousin's name is Joanne with the e so it's easy to get confused, but it won't happen again.

  9. Thanks for the award! I love classical music, too - but I guess that goes without saying. ;)

  10. Yes, I would imagine you love classical music. I always wanted to be able to dance, especially waltzes because they're so pretty. You're welcome for the award. You have a huge collection, but I couldn't resist nominating you for this one.

  11. Math? What kind of animal is it? That's how I'm when it comes to Math.

    Thank you for nominating me once again. Enjoying your blog.

  12. You're very welcome, Bertha. Glad to hear we match when it comes to Math. My brain kind of shuts off when I see numbers. Best wishes for continued success. Thank you for the compliments regarding my blog.

  13. Congrats to you!! I've recieved and participated in this reward before, so I won't this time but I really do appreciate you thinking of me. :)

  14. Thank you, DL. It's no surprise to me that you've received this award before! Best wishes for continued success and I hope your wife is doing well.

  15. Thanks for nominating me Deanie!

    1. You're very welcome, Carla! Happy to nominate you because you deserve the recognition.