Category Archives: The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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!

Awards: falling behind on the wayside

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I have a few awards that have been given to me this July, 2013!

Bullying Prevention gave me an award as I set off on vacation.

He nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Thanks so much!

Please check out his very informative and sensitive blog that brings out

injustices in the workplace, schools and in the world due to bullying.

Bullying Prevention is located at:

http://terkinn.wordpress.com

I received a Bouquet of Awards from someone who is so caring and

such a great commenter and follower. This blog features poetry, along

with thoughts and feelings. Through reading this blog, you would

receive a great feeling and lots of smiles from Noshiko:

http://zyoshiko.wordpress.com

I would like to have the Inner Peace Award but may not end up posting

any photos/clip art pictures of this award. It has a beautiful dove perched

on the open palm of a hand.

I may not even pass this wonderful gift of a bouquet of awards on. I have

become overwhelmed with my responsibilities and maybe, a little bit of

summer laziness has set in, also!

I will cherish each and every person who visits, follows or shares with

me their thoughts and blogs. I enjoy reading so many of the blogs that

are out there! This could be a full time job position…

Take care,

Robin

You’re the Inspiration

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I love the song by the group Chicago, entitled “You’re the

Inspiration!”

Here are some lyrics that speak to me about why you, the readers

and commenters to my blog, are special and incredibly inspire me!

“You know our love was meant to be

the kind of love that lasts forever.

And I want you here with me tonight

until the end of time.

You should know

Everywhere I go

Always on my mind…

in my heart

in my soul…”

(Peter Cetera sings, Chicago 17 album)

I have to say, I do carry you around in my heart and in my soul.

I am nominated for an awesome award called the Very Inspiring

Blogger Award. I appreciate it very much and especially this award

means a lot to me coming from Shandra who has stories and poems

to share, along with her Heart Wide Open Ministry. She has a passion

of empowering women and children to see themselves the way God does.

Shandra’s blog can be found at:

http://shandraharris.wordpress.com

The rules for accepting the nomination goes like this:

1. Display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

2. Link back to the person who so kindly nominated you.

(see above about Shandra!)

3. State 7 things about yourself. (That will be a challenge

since I pour out a lot to you…)

4. Nominate 15 bloggers who inspire you.

5. Notify the 15 bloggers so they may get all excited and receive

their award!

Here are seven random things you may or may not know about

me!

1. I am a people watcher,

2. like to talk to strangers,

3. listen in on other people’s conversations,

4. I feel like a reporter!

5. I enjoy movies,

6.  listening to music of all types,

and

7. watch a lot of television, too.

And now, here are the Nominees who I have never before

given credit to:

1.Uzoma (far away in Nigeria but close soul)

http://85degrees.wordpress.com

2.Suzie (life, stories, great commenter!)

http://suzie81.wordpress.com

3. Phoenix Flights (some wild and unique posts)

http://sistasertraline.wordpress.com

4. Yoshiko (gentle spirit)

http://zyoshiko.wordpress.com

5. M- (nice posts)

http://nepaliaustralian.com

6.Kay Bee Bee (single with stories to tell)

http://thedaftdiaries.com

7. The Real Darla (some karma, tarot, elements…)

http://helenvalentina.com

8. Evie (different perspective)

http://girlseule.wordpress.com

9. Theresa (humor, poems and prose.)

http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com

10. Carol (stories, restoration of cottage, plus!)

http://applehillcottage.wordpress.com

11. Bill Brown (illustrator)

http://evilsquirrelsnest.com

12. Hands on Bowie (cute kitties!)

http://hopedog.wordpress.com

13. Andra

http://andrawatkins.com

14. A friend of Jesus

http://afriendforever54.wordpress.com

15. Mom, wife of 40 blogging a year today!

http://hastywords.wordpress.com