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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Quick Takes: Versatile Blogger Award

Yesterday a comment invited me to a blog to "collect" this surprise award.  What fun to be noticed from far away!
After reading the rules I happily accepted the award and this morning follow through with the rules the best that I can.

ver·sa·tile   adj.
1. Capable of doing many things competently.
2. Having varied uses or serving many functions:

The official "rules" of accepting this award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.

Thank you Mary at Adoption & Foster Care . What a fun surprise!  I am truly delighted that my little daily blog is beginning to spread around.  I hope this surprise will bring a few new readers and visitors to explore.  Thank you again!!

2. Tell 7 things about yourself.

1. When I was younger [alright, much younger]  I worked part-time as a professional clown.

2. I live in Maine but am deathly allergic to lobster, clams, shrimp and all shellfish. [Dang!]

3. I am have 11 grandchildren already and I have two children who haven't started having kids yet.[Yikes!]

4. I once had a chance to leave college and work off-Broadway . I turned it down. [long story]

5. I have had to almost completely reinvent myself at least four specific times.

6. I was deeply involved in the POW-MIA bracelet movement during and after the Vietnam War.

7. I began and directed for over 25 years what many believe was the first sign language chorus of all hearing middle and high school students.

3. Pay it forward and award the Versatile Blogger to at least 5 recently discovered new bloggers.

These aren't all new bloggers, but they are the ones I return to time and time again for comfort and for inspiration.

So [ta da da Dat ta da] this round of awards  goes to  . . . 

Because she is always there with a photo to inspire, to calm, to focus, and thoughts to catch my breath......    Serendipitous     

Because I wish I lived close enough to see her work, to meet her in person, she always challenges me to be and do better........   kindness girl         

Because I love following one of the few people who makes my life look like a walk in the park, and who is also a single mom old enough to remember when the Beatles' hair cuts seemed too long......   Big Mama Hollers    

Because she makes me see things from a different perspective and even though she doesn't post as often, when she does it always challenges my thinking and informs me, plus I find hope for my kiddos in her success and optimism.....   Sunshine Girl on a Rainy Day

Because she has a mind-bogglingly endless assortment of fun things to make with and for kids, and even if some of them make me gain weight just reading them others are healthy and still enticing, this mom is the one my kids all wish they had!..... Making Memories    [Try her hot dog cookies!]

Because she is creative with fabric the way Making Memories is creative with food... I don't try all of her ideas, but I always can find an idea when I need one... and the patterns really work! She isn't actually a blog.... but I had to include her in case you haven't seen the site....   Tip Junkie



  1. Oh my gosh! You are too amazingly sweet! You absolutely made my day today reading this. Thank you so much for the kind words and for reading our blog!

  2. thank you for the kind words, Gail! what a wonderful surpirse! i'm so happy you like my blog! i wrote about this in today's post, here.