Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunshine award

The Sunshine Award is a way to spread a little bit of sunshine around blogs.
Here in Utah we are snowing one day and 90 degrees the next.
I vote for sunshine.
Sunshine with moderate temperatures.
Or rain.  Rain is okay, too.
 
 
 
I was given this great award, the Sunshine Award, by Murees Dupe and her blog Daily Drama of an Aspiring Writer. 
 
But wait there is more:
 
I got it from another blogger too:  Click's Clan
 

Now, for the rules that this award comes with:
10 Random things about you:

What inspired you to start blogging?
I started this blog just as a repository for blogs I wanted to follow.  I hadn't intended to start blogging but I got the itch and the rest is history.

How did you come up with the name of your blog?
The kids and I were always making up stories.  Someone would say, "And then..." We'd take turns adding to the story. I still say it today.  Someone will be coughing like they are going to lose a lung and I'll say, "And then she died."  Or the kids and I will be talking and one of us will say "And then..." and make up a tale about someone at the coffee shop or what not.  It is kind of fun.

What is your favourite blog to read?
There are so many good blogs out there it is hard to just pick one.  But if I have to choose one. The blog that never fails to make me snort is Cake Wrecks.

Tell us about your dream job.
I think I'm working it.  Oh sure there are days when I don't think that way but for the most part it's a good gig.  I get to wear jeans and comfortable clothes.   People come and go with little regard for the clock.  Except for me.  They expect me to come and go on time.  But if I have errands to run I can disappear during the day.  If it is slow I can play on the computer.  All in all, it is perfect.

Is your glass half-full or half-empty?
Generally I'm a half-full kind of gal.  Except for when I'm not. Then the glass gets shattered and it doesn't matter about the water anyway.


If you could go anywhere for a week's vacation, where would you go?
Hawaii.  I went there once and love it.  We were on one of the outer islands so it wasn't crowded or touristy (too much).  It was relaxing and I loved all the chickens running around.

What food can you positively not eat?
Brain nuts.  Walnuts and pecans.  Well, I could but then I suffer until the mouth sores go away.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Milk chocolate, though I am starting to enjoy a bit of the dark now and then.

How much time do you spend blogging?
I'm not a regular blogger. But when I do blog it takes me about an hour to complete a post.

Do you watch TV and if so, what are your favourite shows?
Game of Thrones,Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries,  Downton Abby are my favs.  I can get them on HBO Go or Amazon Season Pass so I can watch them when I'm available.  That works out much better for my schedule.  I go to bed very early, but I get up early too.

And nominate 10 blogs for the award.


Shayla's TeaGarden I met Shayla through A-Z and then we supported each other through Camp Nano.  I enjoy her blog and really enjoy her stories.

Fiction Burns - Lonestar Sky is currently doing the BEDM Blogfest (Blogging every day in May).  It has been a fun blog to read.

Himsl's Shell's, Tales and Sails Sharon Himsl.  I found her through A-Z (loved the Stereo Vision) and have enjoyed her blog since.

Words, World and Wings  Cathy Ensley's blog is a fun mixture of everything.

Shell Shank Redemption I met Madeline through the A-Z and she had me at Stephen King.  A quote a day was totally awesome...oh and her tortoises too.  Sooooo cute. 

Beth Camp I met Beth through A-Z as well.  She wrote a poem a day.  How freaking awesome is that?

Okay - so that's not 10.  But a lot of blogger's have either received this award or another award. While I enjoy being nominated for an award and they are fun.  They also take time and I don't want to over load anyone.

Soooo let me deviate from the rules a bit.  If I missed you and you are thinking "What's up with that?"  Take one of my final 4 and run with it.

That's it.  Answer the questions.  Nominate blogs of your choice.  Let them know they've been selected.  Oh and post back to the blogger that nominated you.  Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.

**PS if you are reading this and I haven't told you yet you are nominated.  My computer is doing the thing it does that makes blogging impossible.  It wants to broadband and I am NOT broadband.  I fought it and for a moment it is playing nice.  Keep 'em crossed.**
 

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the award, twice! I'd love to go to Hawaii.

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    1. Hawaii is beautiful. The temperature was perfect

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    2. I have a new phone. Bear with me while I learn new skills.

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  2. Congratulations on the award. Hawaii sounds great! I am so jealous of you having your dream job though, as I need one of those. I need a good job experience. Sorry about not being able to eat nuts.

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    1. I fought for this job. I should have been looking harder for another one. Being out of work is no fun as you know. But I wanted this one.

      I can eat almonds and peanuts so I at least have that. 😊

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  3. Jai- it was so nice getting to know more about you!

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  4. I love the story of the name of the blog.

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  5. Thank you for the award! And, as if being a fan of Stephen King isn't enough, how about the fact that I am HUGE fan of the TV show THE WALKING DEAD?! I am in TWD withdrawal until October...Sigh.

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    1. Total Walking Dead with drawl.
      My son is addicted too. I am hoping he'll buy the season pass, if not...

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  6. WOW thanks so much, Jai! This is awesome! And congrats to you, you deserve it!

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    1. You are welcome. I know with the move right now it might take a while. But you deserve some sunshine for that the sunshine and flowers you spread.

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  7. I like the story behind the blog name. We used to play a game like that but it was 'good news, bad news'. Like 'the good news is, you're pregnant. The bad news is, it's not your husband's. The good news is, he's seeing his secretary.' And so on. ;-)

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    1. That is hilarious. I like that one too.

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  8. I like learning a little more about you. 'And then..." always reminds me of the scene in that Ashton Kitscher movie at the Asian drive through. Cracks me up.

    Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey are on my list of best shows, too.

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    1. ahahaha I think of that movie too.
      And then and then and then and then
      Yup - pretty funny.

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  9. Hi Jai. You are so deserving of this award, always so upbeat and supportive in your blog posts and comments. I am not surprised you are a half full kind of gal. Big smile on my face right now for nominating me, too. Thanks! I'll get to work on a post!

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  10. Awe thanks
    I enjoy your blog too.

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  11. Congrats on the award! And I absolutely love how you came up with your blog's title. So cool!

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    1. It always makes me think of the kids. We had some fun traditions and did some crazy things.

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  12. Congratulations on the award! I wish I could eat more nuts too. I might rarely have a cashew and that's it.

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    1. oooo cashews...such deliciousness. Those are ify nuts for me. The brain nuts I KNOW will mess with me. Cashews may or may not and so I tend to avoid.

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  13. Jai, you really do deserve this award, and thank you for thinking of me. I loved learning more about you. We love Hawaii. I'll be doing my post either today or tomorrow. It's fun to pass a little sunshine around.

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    1. I'll keep an eye out for it. Good lord willing and the computers cooperate. ;)

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