Category Archives: The Versatile Blogger Award

Awards I Missed and Friendships Accidentally “Lost”

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May I use the excuse I swallowed sips out of

Alice’s cups of tea?  The result being a kind

of time-warp or life-changing experience

that happened due to this extremely

odd and strange adventure?

 

May I say that there are far too many friends

out there who are on my “To Do” list? Along

with my adorable six grandchildren who may

resemble the “Munchkins.” Maybe this is really

just my coming back from Oz  via a Tornado or

another exciting, rare weather extravaganza?

 

Oh, dear! I am going to tell you that there

are so many who recognize my apologies,

those who have been stuck in Spam-land,

those who I regularly read and follow, but

sometimes miss and don’t comment to you.

Then, there are the ones who are kind and

generous, who mention my name or blog,

who also give me nominations for fun awards.

 

I have a long list of thank you’s to hand out.

I wish to give a BIG Thank You

to all my followers!

You make me smile,

just by knowing you

are out there.

I love to see the little flags

and countries you all live in.

Along with reading

the comments and

pictures I see of your

faces or the images

you have chosen to

represent yourselves.

 

Thanks to Amanda for her wishing me to

have the “One Lovely Blog Award.”

Thank you for your

nomination for

this sweet and

extra nice

award!

You may know already I will

hand out a few ‘shout outs’

to my newest

friends.

 

Here’s to you Amanda!

Cheers and thanks

for the fun celebration

where she said we could

sip champagne

and glitter

may fall

upon

us.

 

Check Amanda out at:

http://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com

I recommend, “Amanda’s

Best Bits of the Year” post.

 

Also, if you like to look back for the award

post in November when Amanda awarded

me a nomination for “One Lovely Blog Award.”

 

I found a long-lost daughter who is very

creative and could easily fit into my clan.

You ‘had me,’ when you asked me, “Mom?”

Smiles to my new girl!

http://verybangled.com

 

A wonderful friend and very artistic person

who brightens her posts with colorful, bright

and beautiful creations is Pauline King.

When I posted my January calendar

I shared all the activities, events and

holidays, including a few birthdays.

Pauline featured the fact that Rod Stewart’s

and Tom Selleck’s birthdays made her happy,

sending some of her readers to visit my post.

Thank you so much, Pauline! Check her out:

The Contented Crafter

http://paulinekingblog.wordpress.com

 

Brenda just mentioned me on her blog that has

amazing poems, haiku’s with folk and fairy tales.

She uses her own original photographs and lots

of creativity to make her place a warm, inviting

and friendly place to visit. Brenda surprised me

with a nomination for the

“Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.”

Thank you very much, Brenda!

Brenda may be found at:

http://friendlyfairytales.wordpress.com

 

I received a nomination for “The Versatile

Blogger Award,” from my friends Maria and

Doris, who have beautiful and creative posts

 

full of sweet drawings and lovely storytelling.

 

Please check out this amazing combination:

http://mudpilewood.wordpress.com

Also, to see Doris’ ‘Terrains of Symmetry’:

http://miartedoris.wordpress.com

To admire and enjoy Doris’ projects:

http://dorispacheco.wordpress.com

 

Now, I shall think of a few people who may have

never been presented nominations and suggest

each to pick any one of the three special awards:

 

“One Lovely Blog Award,”

“The Versatile Blogger Award,”

“Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.”

 

Each of the above awards has its own special designed

logo or patch to find, which leads me to remind you

to go to those who passed the awards to me, should

you wish to display the special and deluxe emblems.

 

1. Bela is poetic and features photos or artwork

to go with her creative thoughts at:

http://belasbrightideas.wordpress.com

 

2. Funny Eli has his interesting male take

on the world of parenting. Find him at:

http://coachdaddyblog.wordpress.com

 

3. The beauty through words along with their

imagery is shown here. I enjoyed a pet post on:

http://smilecalm.wordpress.com

 

4. Comfort and joy is found at Anneli’s blog:

http://wordsfromanneli.wordpress.com

 

5. Somehow, I feel compelled to share this

man’s thoughtful posts at:

http://yeseventhistoowillpass.wordpress.com

 

6. Linda, who focuses on nature and outdoors.

We both enjoy birds and their songs.

http://naturestoresme.wordpress.com

 

7. Sometimes, you need to go somewhere to relax,

unwind and take in the most breath-taking views.

I have featured Tracy before but it has been ages:

http://tllsci.wordpress.com

 

8. Shel, we are just getting to know each other,

reading blogs and she already seems like a friend:

http://shelharrington.com

 

9. The prolific writer of “tanka’s” gives me quick bits

of “zen”  and sometimes sends my mind soaring at:

http://rainbowsutra.wordpress.com

 

10. Sheila and I have re-connected, so glad we have.

You know what happens, time goes by and suddenly

you miss an old friend? Please check out Sheila at:

http://redsrantsandraves.com

 

11. Somewhere over the rainbow, where

there are homemade colorful lanterns,

 

and markets of special, uniquely

patterned bright fabrics:

http://refreshinglyrandom.wordpress.com

 

Sometimes, in blogging,

we don’t get evidence

we are following

someone

in our Reader.

This is what happens,

I am sticking to this story.

 

 

If you have been on any other list

of previous Award Nominations,

I truly do wish to give you a

Prize

each and every time.

I mean this, in all sincerity.

You

are

a

Prize!

Awards that I May Not Deserve!

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While living as I do, ‘flying by the seat of my pants,’

going to the library and pretending to be a ‘good’ fellow

blogger, I miss things. Details. Lots of times I miss some

of your great posts, wonderful adventures and really need…

More Time in the Day!

I actually write my posts at home, run to the library after

work, post a story or article, then read my comments, and

once in a great while, check out my emails.

Last weekend, I had 500 blogs to read and over 1000 emails.

Yikes!!

This is how my past weekend went…

I managed to go to my oldest daughter’s home, with a trio

of star glazed donuts with sprinkles, a special card and

an enclosure of cash for her 34th birthday. The donuts

were eaten by the ‘birthday girl,’ her 5 year old son,

Micah and her partner, Michael. I felt like that was a great,

but too short visit. I headed to the library where I was

able to post a story, read about 25-30 posts, checking on my

comments on my posts, responded and no emails checked.

Then, on last Sunday, I had that ‘epic’ and exciting trip

to the Palace Theater to see “Sesame Street Live!” show.

I managed to write about that for April Fool’s Day…

You can see me, in any situation, trying to ‘talk myself

out of the ticket, Mr. Policeman, sir!’

In amongst the posts you are writing, the comments you are

saying, I really care and try to stay connected!

If only you lived in walking distance, had time to share a

cup of coffee, and be part of my neighborhood landscape.

We do the best that we can, in our busy lives we lead!

I missed on March 26, 2014, this very fine award nomination

from Anne T. Bell. It was for “Being a Light of the World”

Award! Thank you very much, Anne!

You may find her at:

http://talesalongtheway.com

I am so sorry about missing this award and really would like

you to encourage you to read this retired teacher’s stories

about her travels, experiences and she truly does shine a

bright and friendly Light into the World!!

Another special friend, Jane, who sometimes I call Janey,

is one I have passed on an award to, once along her blogging

career. You may be checking her out since I recommended her!

Jane nominated my for a “Quintet of Radiance” Award! Wow!

I loved the fact that she really followed the rules to a “T!”

She made me very proud to know her and I feel you will be

smiling, chuckling and learning some really ‘quirky’ things

about Jane when you check out:

http://cupidorcats.wordpress.com

The awards in her Quintet were for the Most Influential Blogger

Award, The ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award, The Inner Peace

Award, The Sunshine Award and The Versatile Blogger Award!

I hope it is okay to tell you that it was passed to me,

without the fifth award (The Versatile Blogger Award) but I am

sure that it was not meant to be a Quartet!

“Sh-h-h!!” this was how it was given to me, missing the fifth.

I received two awards on an old friend of mine’s blog. We have

been connected for longer than most of my regular commenters,

here is a great fellow blogger who writes short but very deep,

interesting posts! He gave me the One Lovely Blog Award and

the Beautiful Blogger Award.

http://belsbro.wordpress.com

I would like to offer these suggestions for people to read

and enjoy their stories, poems, art and photographs. I am

nominating this list of fellow bloggers any or all of the

above Awards! I was very honored by these and hope you will

also, feel honored. As I feel that my true and faithful

friends will understand, these are relatively new followers

and readers of my blog. I like to encourage new gifts to

these, in the form of choosing to nominate them for the

multiple (Eight!) awards!

1. http://luluspoetrycorner.wordpress.com

2. http://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com

3. http://laxmanprajapati.wordpress.com

4. http://gedepramascompassion.com

5. http://sacredtouches.com

6. http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com

7. http://southcarolina1670.wordpress.com

8. http://borednicole.wordpress.com

9. http://uthamz.wordpress.com

10. http://dawnpisturino.wordpress.com

11. http://patcegan.wordpress.com

12. http://hopedog.wordpress.com

Congratulations to the Dozen nominees!

I hope you receive some visits from my readers and friends

here in my neighborhood.

Please check out the three people’s posts where they nominated

me, for the rules. I hope that you will accept these honors and

will be happy to read your suggested nominees, as you pass the

awards around!

Bouquets

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My first wedding to the man I fell in love with on the first day of

college was held on 7/8/78. This was a wonderful, spiritual and

mystical day for me. I was ever so happy to be marrying someone

that I believed would be forever.

Being creative and partly a “hippie” I came up with a theme of

rainbows. I would carry a bouquet of flowers “reflecting the many

colors and beauty of my friendships.” I held a bouquet with all the

colors that my five bridesmaids chose to wear. They all had the

same pattern of dress, in a spring green, lilac, peach, pastel blue,

and pink. They held bouquets that had white roses, daisies and

baby carnations.

It was a lovely day, filled with many guests who have since passed

on. The wedding napkins were spread with care, along the edge

of the white, circular linen tablecloth. Again, each napkin with those

five colors became part of the pattern woven and continued the

theme. Atop the wedding cake, the bride and groom were the set

that had been on my parents’ own cake, only a short 23 years’

earlier. The wedding cake was decorated with little varying flowers,

violets reflecting the lilac color, roses in the pink and peach colors,

columbine and bluebells with light blue and the color that wove its

icing vine was light spring green.

My friends are still in my heart but a long time since being taken off

my Christmas list and I, off theirs.  Except my best college friend,

Patrice. She attended BGSU, had lived in my dorm both freshman

and sophomore year, and became my maid of honor. Patrice had

witnessed first hand how our love blossomed and grew. I will be

seeing her in about a month up in Cleveland. It has been only

three years since Bill and I  went to Charlevoix, Michigan. We

stayed close by the Castle Farms, Pat’s sister and brother in law

own. Patrice’s home address is in the state of Mississippi.

Someday,  I hope to travel there to see her “transplanted” home.

We were divorced in 1984,

I gave the wedding album to my oldest daughter, she is the holder

of the memories and the “archives” of our family now. The divorce

was when she was only 3 and a half years’ old, her brother one year

old. Not the time to talk about this aspect! I was excited about the

bouquets…

I was so happy to receive my recent bouquet of awards from Ajaytao.

He has posts that show poetry, photography and interesting “artsy”

type materia, including musical choices, too. I have been following

him and he is a good responder to my posts, for quite awhile.

Here’s where in the world to find Ajaytao~

http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com

There are several awards to choose from, including:

The Most Influential Blogger

The Versatile Blogger Award

ABC- Awesome Blog Content Award

“Shine On” Award

Sunshine Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

and one with a sundial on it…

I will list 10 valuable, wonderful and favorite posts that should be

checked out and each blogger nominated may decide how to move

forward with their being given the honored nominations by their

usually faithful friend: Me!

1. Tracy~

http://tllsci.wordpress.com

2. Janine~

http://janineyork.wordpress.com

3. Ralph~

http://bluefishway.com or bluefishway.com

4. Mike~

http://globalexplorerclub.wordpress.com

5. Lorna~

http://lornasvoice.wordpress.com

6. Andro~

http://andro54.wordpress.com

7. Marty~

http://martinwiegand47.wordpress.com

8. Ksbeth~

http://ididnthavemyglasseson.wordpress.com

9. Brenda~

http://friendlyfairytales.wordpress.com

10. Elizabeth~

http://almostspringdotcom.wordpress.com

In honor of all of the ones listed and so many more who are special

to me, I would like to tell you three songs that happened to cross

my mind while writing this post.

I hope if you are in the mood for music, you may choose one or all

of them, to remember that you are all part of the colors of my world

in your many faceted thoughts, writings and how you brighten my

days.

“Color My World,” by Chicago.

“True Colors,” by Cyndi Lauper.

“What A Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong.

Thank you so much for being part of my large “bouquet” of friends!

My Spirits Rise with Receiving Awards!

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I am always remiss in addressing and procrastinating my receiving

multiple awards. I am overwhelmed with the love, inspiration and

daily “pats on the back” I receive by blogging. I have such lovely

and warm human beings stretching their hands across continents

and oceans, giving me much more than I give. I would be grateful

for these gifts, alone.

I have received several sets of awards and this will annoy, possibly,

the nominators and the posts that deserve to see the logos and

their “rules” followed closely. But, being the best I can be, means

that you may see the names who nominated me, along with my

latest suggestions of newer and more recent posts I follow.

Hopefully, this will make you smile and enjoy the lists and my post

today.

First, a wonderful post called “Thankfulness” by glorialana, sent me a

Trio of Award nominations:

Inner Peace Award

Sunshine Award

and Loyal Reader awards. All such precious gifts. I am glad to be

passing some peacefulness, sunshine and have the best, most loyal

readers ever!

Here is glorialana’s (Stephanie from Australia) blog information,

please check her blog out very soon!

http://glorialana.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/thankfulness/

The woman, otherwise known as the “Hot Rod Cowgirl” gave me

a special 2nd nomination for the Wonderful Team Member

Readership Award.  I feel this award means a lot to me, because

we are all members of a community of writers. We spend time on

each other’s posts, reading and conversing. We support each other,

make each other laugh, bring tears to our eyes and inspire others

to keep on going. This award means a lot to me!

Thanks to:

http://hotrodcowgirl.com/2013/07/30/hot-rod-cowgirl-ropes-in-an-award/

Another nomination was given by belsbror, a huge Quintet of

Radiance:

Five Enobling Awards!

Wow, this was even better than a gift of a dozen roses! Thank you so

much.

The following award nominations were for:

The Versatile Blogger Award, The Sunshine Award, The Inner Peace

Award, The Most Influential Blogger Award and the ABC Award, also

known as the Awesome Blogger Content Award.

He states, “The idea behind the award nominations is to serve as a

reminder for our thoughts to remain VERSATILE, to brighten up dark

pathways of the mind with SUNSHINE, respect our INNER PEACE,

bring about changes by being positively INFLUENTIAL, and make this

pale blue planet an AWESOME place to abide in.”

Please check out this unique blog which has international flair from a

resident in Mimaropa, of the Philippines. He writes many unusual

posts including about dowries and unusual animals such as parrots.

http://belsbror.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/delight/#respond/

Suzanne at suzie 81 nominated me during this busy time

of receiving nominations! A big hug and shout out to

http://suzie81.wordpress.com! Check out her blog please.

Here are ten of my most recent and newest blogs I follow.

I have so many special blogs that I have passed award nominations

to before that if you wish, click on the side of this page, any of the

past award nomination pages to see lots of lists of my favorites,

along the way from my beginning up to currently.

Here are ten of my most recent and newest blogs I follow, who

I have never given a Nomination to Until Now!

1.  Morgan Treni, beautiful soul who sings like a lark!

http://adventuresofabeergoddess.wordpress.com

2.  New and international blogger, Madi si Onu Blog,

http://worldofsolitaire.wordpress.com

3.  Ksbeth, someone I relate to very well at,

http://ididnthavemyglasseson.wordpress.com

4.  Belle new visitor and nice commenter on my blog,

http://bellemorgen.wordpress.com

5. Daniel J. Davis, attorney with stories,

http://danieljdavis.wordpress.com

6.  Pilgrim, minister and author, who thinks we need more

Irish items (soda crackers, etc.) in our American culture,

http://thelostkerryman.wordpress.com

7.  Cathmae, fellow divorced woman with new adjustments

and son with challenges, moving ahead now a year down

the road,

http://choosingmyownwellbeing.wordpress.com

8.  Luanne, with humor and grace handles a wide variety of life,

http://mlmmcastle@aol.com

9.  Pretty clothes, style and fashions can be seen at

http://creamfox.wordpress.com

10.  New visitor who leaves music in the trail behind him,

http://aliosapopovici.wordpress.com

All of the above may receive any of the gifts of awards that

you have just today been nominated for. I have chosen not to

separate nor individualize who should receive which award. I do

remember being “new’ and “young” in the blogging award world

and loving receiving ANY nominations. Then, I would really try to

“follow the rules” to each award!

Take care and enjoy,

Robin

Versatile Blogger Award

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I was so honored by MissFox(http://lilmissfox.wordpress.com)

or (http://wp.me/p3a8Ps-2N)

for the Versatile Blogger Award!

It really made my day! I don’t do so well with forwarding or

attaching pictures and I hope at some point I will be able to

do that!

I am going to answer 7 things that you may not know about me:

1.I love to eat popcorn with this yeast on it (Mr. Bragg’s)

2.I am goofy and can do about any kind of stunt you want me to!

3.I sometimes talk like a New Englander, since I spent my 16th summer there!

4.I played clarinet in marching band in high school.

5.I love movies so much that I can usually name the actors without looking them up.

6.I love to work on art (pen and ink with watercolors).

7.My sweet treats that I love to snack on are maple cream long johns.

My five favorite blogs are in no particular order:

1. http://alonebutstrong.wordpress.com     http://wp.me/AlO

2. Wyrd Smythe.     http://logosconcarne.wordpress.com        http://wp.me/p1FZrp-Ux

3. rebecca2000.       Lady or Not…Here I Come!     ladyornot.com

4. Jules.          http://julesgemstonepages.wordpress.com

5. Maggie.     http://smartasseryinc.wordpress.com

Again, thank you to Lil Miss Fox! I am grateful for the new readers who comment!

This is a very cool honor and CONGRATULATIONS to the five who are ones

I nominated.