Today, I received a notification for the Liebster Award from https://peaksofcheeks.wordpress.com I am honored to be nominated. Thank you so very much for thinking of me.
According to Google, the Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers, with the earliest case of the award going far back as 2011. It is said that the Liebster Award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them into the blogosphere. It’s increased to 11 bloggers and 11 questions from the original 2-6 bloggers and 5 questions.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and add a link to their blog
- Answer the 11 questions given to you
- Nominate 11 bloggers that you think deserves the award
- Ask 11 innovative questions to the ones you have nominated
- Remember to notify your nominees once you have uploaded your acknowledgement post.
My questions for the nominees from SMB
1.What is happiness according to you?
Happiness is seeing my husband’s smile, cuddling with my fur babies, seeing and hearing my children and grandchildren, talking with good friends, the smell of the trees and flowers, hearing the birds sing and writing everyday.
2.Which one memory of yours will you always cherish?
The expression on my husband’s face when we exchanged vows.
3. What is the latest thing that made you laugh your belly out?
This morning there was a knocking outside the window and Macavity raced to see what was happening when a woodpecker’s head bobbed up. Macavity sprung back so fast. I couldn’t help but laugh at how comical he acted with such a tiny little woodpecker.
4. Which embarrassing memory of yours makes you laugh even now?
I was a very young wife (16) and had never cooked at my parent’s home. This was before the days of instant search on the internet. I didn’t even have a telephone, land line as they’re called today. My husband wanted carrot cake for his birthday. I had never had carrot cake before so I relied solely on the cookbook which didn’t specify grating the carrots, so I sliced them very thinly and layered them in the cake batter. It looked beautiful when was done until it was sliced. My husband threw a tantrum that I ruined his birthday and wasn’t the least compassionate about my lack of cooking skills.
Thankfully, that man is in the past and I’m married to a very loving man now. The carrot cake story makes even laugh.
5.What about Mother Nature do you admire the most?
I love the ocean, the salty spray in the air, the way the waves break on the sand. It’s my zen place.
6.Which is the first song that comes to your mind now? Can you share it?
LeeAnn Womacks’s I Hope You Dance,
7.What do you do when you cannot fall asleep?
I read, there’s something about a book in one’s hands. The smell and feel of the paper are soothing to me.
8.Have you miserably failed in delivering a joke? How did the experience go?
No, I can’t say I’ve participated in delivering jokes. I’m not comfortable with jokes in general, feelings are too easily hurt and I don’t like to hurt anyone.
9.Is there anyone in your life you want or wanted to apologize to?
My grandson, for not making more time to spend with him, all those missed opportunities because we live so far apart. It’s my biggest regret. Now, I can’t change it. He’s dead. And I would give anything to turn back that clock.
10.What is the one thing you are proud of?
I wrote a book of poetry about my experiences in my first marriage. Domestic violence is difficult anyway you look at it, so I decided poetry would deliver encouragement to other women like me but in smaller doses. In My Shoes, My Poetic Journey from Abuse to Victory.
11. Can you share one of your classic jokes or pick-up lines?.
I once told a man singing in the band that his jeans would look better on me. He looked me and agreed. We hooked up at the end of the night. I have to admit it was fun undressing him. I kept those jeans for ten years and they did look better on me.
I nominate these awesome bloggers. I look forward to reading their blogs everyday.