Sunshine-y Day!

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Thank you very much to bloggedartistry for my 4th blogger’s award! A little sunshine to brighten my weekend!


The rules are similar to the other awards I’ve received:

  1. Display the award on your blog. DONE.
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger(s) who awarded you. DONE.
  3. Present 10 deserving bloggers with the award – “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” DONE.
  4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded. DONE.
  5. Write 10 interesting things about you. DONE.

Here are the blogs I’ve chosen for different reasons (yes, I bent the rules on this one… but):

10 “Interesting” Things about me…

  1. The first day of winter is my least and most favorite day.
  2. The first day of summer is my most and least favorite day.
  3. I think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  4. I’m becoming a controlled hypochondriac.
  5. Even with my attention deficit, I could sit and watch the ocean for hours.
  6. I hate cats.
  7. I’m becoming obsessed with cute little piglets.
  8. I’ve been reading Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill (aka The Book of Negroes in Canada) for 3 years on and off.
  9. I’m an extremely organized scatterbrain so my organization masks my scatterbrain-ness well.
  10. My husband makes me laugh at weird things.

Have a Sunshine-y day! And thanks again bloggedartistry!

Gasp! My Third Blogger Award! The Liebster!

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To say I’m honored is an understatement. I’d say completely enamored. Thank you to Lauren of 2014 and Some Change for the nomination for the Liebster – an award for new blogs!


If you would like to know more about this blogosphere award, here is a link to some of the background on a blog I found by Lorraine Reguly.

Here are the rules:

  • The bloggers that have been nominated must link back to the person that nominated them
  • Nominees must answer the eleven questions given to them by the person who nominated them
  • Those nominated must choose eleven of their fave bloggers that have less than 200 followers to answer their own set of questions (a few of my choices I wasn’t sure about)
  • When you are nominated you cannot nominate the person that nominated you

Here are my nominees, a few are brand new follows but I like them already!

  1. Once Upon a (L)ime
  2. life and loveliness
  3. I Run For Donuts
  4. One day at at time
  5. blogged artistry
  6. Confessions of a Monogrammed Runner
  7. Do Away With SMA
  8. run pretty run fast
  9. 278 to Boston
  10. Running in the Rain
  11. Reading Runner Girl

Questions to answer, and for my nominees to answer:

1. Where is your favorite place to be? Wherever Brett is, preferably somewhere warm

2. Name two songs that describe you. Break Away by Kelly Clarkson, Arms by Christina Perri

3. Who is the most inspirational person in your life, and why? I really don’t know

4. Do you believe in karma? Yes and no

5. If you could have a dream job for a day what would it be? Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream taster

6. Name three annoyances currently in your life. Ignorance, nit-picking, entitlement

7. What “spirit” animal do you best vibe with? Otter

8. How has blogging helped you? It’s helped me realize how much I love writing

9. List two things that you are proud of accomplishing. MAED & a few half marathons

10. Do you have a talent, if so what is it? Easing the tension in a tense situation

11. Where do you envision yourself in five years? Not sure, but it’s not where I am now

So that’s it! Thanks again Lauren and congrats to my nominees!

Shine On Award :)

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A few days ago, Stephanie who writes the fun and cleverly-named blog Stephanie-isms, nominated me for my third award! Thank you so much Stephanie!

This award is the Shine On Award and apparently was created by senior bloggers. It’s an award for fellow bloggers to celebrate and promote what you’re doing on your blog and show you appreciation for it by nominating you. Once you are nominated, you’ve received the award.

THE RULES ARE (much the same as other awards):

1. Display the award logo on your blog – DONE BELOW


2. Link back to the person who nominated you – DONE ABOVE

3. State 7 things about yourself – SHOOT, GOTTA THINK…

  • I have difficulty sitting still.
  • I used to be anti-iPhone.
  • I can’t believe I don’t have our next trip planned.
  • It kind of feels nice to not have the next trip planned.
  • One of my favorite things to do is make up stories about people I watch.
  • I have so many ideas, I wish I could focus on one.
  • I used to love red wine.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them – BELOW

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements – DONE AFTER POST

Thanks again Stephanie! I appreciate the honor!