Nominated For Sunshine Award From Two Besties

The Sunshine Award comes to me from two close friends Danica Piche http://www.livingabeautifullife@wordpress.com and Robert M. Goldstein http://robertmgoldstein.com. They are so special I took my No Awards sign down to participate. The sign is back up, I forgot how much work these are. The rules are: Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and link to their blog. Thank you Danica and Robert, surprised I accepting the award? List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post. Answer the 11 Questions asked of you. Write a new list of 11 Questions for your Nominees Nominate 11 Bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award Many of the blogs on the list of nominees are award free blogs so those bloggers will know I’m thinking of them.  For those of who accept the award I hope you’ll find my questions interesting or crazy! I’M USING ROBERT’S QUESTIONS SINCE HIS AWARD CAME IN FIRST. I STILL LOVE YOU DANICA, OF COURSE HEDGEHOG TOO. Why do you blog? Blogging started as a way to help grieve my Granny as time went on I wanted to share what I had learned as a caregiver. The rest they say is history. What most frustrates you about blogging?  When I’m to sick to write or write anyway and its complete gibberish. What do you enjoy most about blogging? Learning, meeting people from every corner of the globe, feedback and helping others. Blogging also fulfills my 6th […]

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The Respect Award From Friend Danica Piche

The Respect Award comes to me from Danica Piche at Living The Beautiful Life.   Hugs to you my dear friend. I’m honored.  If you’re not already following her blog, you are missing a slice of the pie. http://www.danicapiche@wordpress.com What is the Respect Award? The Respect Award is given by Rob once a year to acknowledge and show respect to fellow bloggers who, in his words, make him a better blogger and make him feel human.  They also: are compassionate, witty, interesting, rebellious, imaginative, patient, open-minded, and creative. are generous with their words and support; they walk their talk. raise spirits and make people smile.  What are the rules for The Respect Award? Nominees don’t have to do a thing.  Nothing. This is a no obligation award, which means you don’t have to nominate anyone. I’m taking the award at face value of doing nothing. A Big Texas thank y’all  to everyone who follows, comments, likes, or peaks in my blog. M

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The Respect Award From Friend Robert Goldstein

The Respect Award comes to me from Robert at Art by Rob Goldstein.  Thank you so much, Robert.  My Blog is Award Free, I accept for the reason of no commitment. This is the second year to receive the award, I’m very grateful. If you’re not already following his blog, please pay him a visit —your world will never be the same. What is the Respect Award? The Respect Award is given by Rob once a year to acknowledge and show respect to fellow bloggers who, in his words, make him a better blogger and make him feel human.  They also: are compassionate, witty, interesting, rebellious, imaginative, patient, open-minded, and creative. are generous with their words and support; they walk their talk. raise spirits and make people smile.  What are the rules for The Respect Award? Nominees don’t have to do a thing. Nothing. I plan the do nothing route. Thanks again Robert. A huge Texas thank y’all to everyone who follows, comments, likes, or drops in for a peak.   Melinda

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Celebrate Good Times, Come Over To Roast Danica Piche *It is a Surprise*

What is the Liebster Award? The word Liebster” (originating in German) has several definitions — dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued. In the current context, this award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers. Here are the rules: Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the […]

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WOW! WordPress Achievement

  My first blog started in 2005 and hosted by Blogger. I was caring for my dying grandmother. I had to write and let it go. Her death was devastating, as you’ve read in many post. She’s never left my side. Granny was the strongest woman I ever met, she knew how to keep her mouth shut. Something I did not inherit. I could let out steam, cry by myself, recharge for next day. Yesterday WordPress sent an Achievement notice. Time does fly, in sickness and health. You are the reason I’ve stayed. You followed me, left good and a few bad comments, you lifted me up when I was down. Most importantly your Blog has entertained, made me cry and lifted my spirits to the sky. I am blessed to talk with each of you. Thank you for standing by me these crazy eight years.  M ACHIEVEMENT Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com 8 years ago. Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

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Treasure Trove Award **WOW**

Receiving a nomination for an award is always exciting, exciting as the first. There are days my body hurts, some days I don’t get far. (I’ll be back) I want to Thank the Bloggers who nominated me and I’ve had to pass. Being nominating by a good friend felt wonderful. Danica Piche created Treasure Trove Award,  a full described below. I’m happy she’s returned to blogging. For a good read, pull up a chair, Danica is the queen of Short Stories. Visit her site  http:www:danicapiche.wordpress.com  It’s an honor to receive the Treasure Trove Award.  I thank you, appreciate you and so glad your back. You’re a great support.  M   WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL TREASURE TROVE AWARD! What is The Treasure Trove Award?  *New Award created by Danica Piche.*  M I’ve created the Treasure Trove Award for bloggers who share treasures. Treasures can take the form of: art; community participation and support; creative writing; entertainment; friendship; health and fitness; humor; information; knowledge and insight; life lessons; music; photography; skills and instructions…anything that adds value and is a treasure in the blogosphere. The Treasure Trove Award is for blogosphere treasures. What are the rules for the Treasure Trove Award? The rules are that there are no rules. You can post the Treasure Trove Award image to your blog — or not. You can give the award to other bloggers — or not. The Treasure Hunt Begins! MY TREASURED NOMINEES http://www.dunelight.wordpress.com http://www.vanbytheriver.wordpress.com   […]

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Happy Birthday Gramps *You’re my Hero*

Gramps loved playing scratch off Lottery Tickets. Looking at photo, this was shortly after Granny died. Emotions sent me to the highest high, I saw the smallest smile. He loved my Granny until the end. Gramps grew up in a time, large parts of the USA where out of work and hungry. Focusing on making money or food for a meal. Gramps mother had sixteen children.  Gramps, you set the bar high, I reach for you everyday to feel your strength. Fort McArthur – Became Tactical base-in 1939  

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Happy Birthday Daddy

Today would be your 76 birthday, there are a few things to say. I don’t know if you were with God in your final hours. I can’t assume you asked for forgiveness, I can’t assume you’re in Heaven. Granny and Gramps went to their graves not knowing the pain you inflicted on me. Granny would breakdown, I would not cause her such pain. You told me several times you were going to kill yourself, I didn’t doubt. I chose to keep the information to myself. Granny was never the same after taking your life. You called delusional, hallucinationing your phone was tapped. I found the cassettes, listened to every one, it’s sad where the mind can take us. I have an idea how difficult it must have been living with a delusional mind. Years soften the memories and pain, time doesn’t mean forgiveness. I choose to move forward building a healthy life. I’ve forgotten those times, their packed away, never to share. Your son doesn’t have recollections of the worst times, he hardly knew you, you two didn’t spend much time. He knows nothing of my pain, like granny, he will go to his grave knowing none. I talked with your half-brother Michael last year, he had photos and fond memories of you, the times you shared. Thru him I learned your side of the family suffered from depression for generations back. Until next year Melinda

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Robert Goldstein Awarded Me Versatile Blogger Award

WOW! Mission Control we landed without to many Starbucks stops. I’m thrilled to receive The Versatile Blogger Award from Robert Goldstein at http://www.robertmgoldstein.com. Robert is a generous spirit. Thank you for choosing my blog worthy of The Versatile Award. Robert has a mental illness called DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder. He is open about the struggles he face. He is a strong advocate for Mental Illness, the treatment patients receive at medical health facilities. Please check out his site, which includes artwork, short stories and Advocacy work. He’s an all around great guy. He always has my back! The rules for receiving Versatile Blogger Award  Thank the person who nominated you Display award Tell 7 things about yourself Nominate  Bloggers who are worthy Tell us 7 things about yourself Buy old cameras I’m a MAC/Apple lover Passion for Photography Collect old leather books I’m afraid a snake will bite me when I go in to garage Cleaning Gramps pieces and parts, old mechanical item. Organized Nominate 10 Bloggers https://apatientvoice.com https://piecesofbipolar.wordpress.com http://www.Hypervigilant.org http://www.aheartafire.wordpress.com http://www.juststuffifoundontheinternet.wordpress.com http://www.charlypriest.wordpress.com http://www.coffeegrinder.wordpress.com http://www.piecesofbipolar.com http://www.autismthoughts.wordpress.com http://www.fonzandcancer.com I’m smiling, it’s new day, Xx  M

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Hearding Chickens awarded Survivors Blog Here with The Versatile Blogger Award

heardingchickens.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/the-versatile-blogger-award We’re thrilled to receive The Versatile Blogger Award from Herding Chickens. If you have not stopped by http://www.herdingchickens.wordpress.com, today is a great day to start. Her personality shines through her writing. Her and  husband have adopted two children. She shares the successes and struggle of Adoption. She’s a generous person. Seven Answers Paola’s Answers Writing is my therapy. It heals my soul and makes me feel less lonely I’d love to understand why I spend the whole week waiting for the Friday and the entire year waiting for the spring. Melinda’s  Answers I think a snake will bite me every time I enter the garage. I don’t read instructions I’m a chocolate addict A Hawk family returns every year to lounge in our bird bath. I’ve named every generation, Hawke I love the wildlife in our neighborhood. The Big Revel! https://sheldonkleemanartworks.com https://apatientvoice.com http://www.charlypriest.wordpress.com http://www.aheartafire.wordpress.com http://www.coffeegrounded.com https://mytwosentences.com http://www.insightsbipolarbear.com http://www.firefly1275.wordpress.com  

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Yellow Wolf Enlightenment Nominated Me For The Sunshine All Around Award

https://yellowwolfenlightenment.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/sunshine/award Yellow Wolf Enlightenment  nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. I do apologize for the long delay in posting award.Today is a great day to visit her site if haven’t. Her site is a Spiritual journey to inspire. Instantly you’re at peace, http://www.yellowwolfenlightentment.com. I am grateful she thought my site worthy of The Sunshine Blogger Award. Many of you know I have Chronic Lyme, I pray you never know first hand. My memory last 5-15 minutes and pain leaves me in bed under pain medication. I am not able to reciprocate by writing questions and nominate awesome Bloggers.    Xx  M The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules Are: Thank the person who nominated you. Display award on your site. Answer the 11 questions from your nominator and give nominees eleven questions to answer. Questions asked: What drew you to blogging? Write my frustrations down instead of keeping inside. Do you tend to think then speak or speak then think?  Depends on who I’m talking with. When working always thought first. What did you want to be when you were young?  I didn’t dream, lived in Is that childhood desire the path you followed to adulthood? From sixth grade wanted to be Photojournalist.  What is your favorite flower?  Peony Is there a subject you would love to blog about but haven’t? Art, Travel, Charity, Ministry and wide open from there. Are you a cat person or a dog person?  I love most […]

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I am thrilled to accept the Respect Award from Robert at Robert Goldstein

I am thrilled Robert chose me for The Respect Award. If we don’t have respect what do we have? Robert works hard advocating for mental illness services. He also fights hard for complete access for mental illness services. He is an amazing artist, Robert writes informative and beautiful stories. I love when his post include artwork. Pull up a chair and dig in, you may find a new friend and someone to follow. Robert has Dissociative Identity Disorder. I’m proud he is completely open about his mental illness and how he’s open to helping others. Robert describes what his site is about. “I’m a writer and amateur photographer who lives in San Francisco. I enjoy good conversation, history, technology and learning new skills. I have strong political views, a lifelong interest in literature, poetry, and social justice. I think I’ve finally found a format for this blog that I can live with. It evolves as I learn. Thank you Robert  🙂 You’ve made my day. Rules for award Recipients don’t have to do anything for this award. They can choose to copy the award art created by Robert and pass it on to people who have earned their respect — or they can do nothing. The only requirement has already been met when the award is given: Being someone worthy of respect. I have tremendous respect for so many, you’re not forgotten in this award. I pass the award along to Coffee […]

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The Sunshine Award from Michelle of Putting my Feet in the Dirt

  My friend Michele from Putting my Feet in the Dirt puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com   nominated me for the beautiful Sunshine Award. Thank you Michelle Michelle’s Blog is Christian based Blog with a wide variety of post on travel, children, short stories. She is funny and serious when needed. Michelle is a great supporter to the WordPress community. Do yourself a favor and stop by to see what’s she’s up to. Rules for participating. Have fun. Thank the person who nominated you. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you. Nominate a few other bloggers. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated. Notify the bloggers on their blog. Put the award button on your blog.   1. If a zombie apocalypse would happen right this very minute, are you going to            tweet about it? But seriously, are you going to fight or run? Why? I’m running. I don’t know what Zombie’s can do so I’ll get out of there. 2. How would you spend a million dollars? Make contribution to charities I support. Then get on airplane and see the world. 3. What thing would you want to change yourself? I cuss too much, it’s a bad habit I’ve had since childhood. 4. What’s your chinese birth year sign? I’m best suited for breeding.   5. If you could invent something, what is that? why? This is hard, there so many. Clean drinking water […]

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