Heather’s Handiwork

Heather from Crazy With Love nominated me for a Sunshine Blog Award.  But, she did it so sneakily, I ended up nominating myself!  Go read it, and you’ll see what I mean!

(Be prepared to be snagged.  She’ll do it, too!!   Muahwawahaha)

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Here’s the why come:

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers… to bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere… is a way for bloggers to get to know each other and also get other bloggers to link to their website.

I’m copying this next part directly from Heather:

To the ever evolving revolving-door of rules:

(Isn’t she funny??  YES!!)

1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post.

Thank you, Heather!!  I think one reason I like her so much is, she’s crazy like me!  And revels in it!  If you’re gonna be crazy, might as well enjoy it, I say!

2. Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.

Heather didn’t ask me any questions, I guess because she was so busy congratulating herself on so handily avoiding having to pick just 11 other bloggers!   Well played, Heather!

And this next part is also copied straight from Heather’s post:

This chiquita banana isn’t playing favorites. There are only so many hours in my day, probably in your day too, that I can spend reading. So if I follow your blog, guess what, I read it and I like it. And if you have had the insane patience to read all of this and find yourself here (X marks the spot) I officially nominate you because you deserve an award for trudging through my nonsense. Paste, glue, staple, or tape your blog link in the comments zone so other crazy campers can check you out.     (See why I like her so much???  So much in fact, that I ❤ her!)

So, join in on the crazy fun!  I dare ya!

Oh yeah, questions….

Hmmmm…

What is your ring tone?

Are you old enough to know what the AV club was, in high school?

How do you eat your peas?  Fork?

CAn you tell this is a fork? Ok, quit focusing on the huge bald head!

Can you tell this is a fork? Ok, quit focusing on the huge bald head!

 Knife?  

peas with spoon

You guessed it, the spoon

 5 fingees?  (yes, I MEANT to say fingees.  It’s just more fun to say than fingers!)

peas with fingers

peas with toes

Yes, my real toes, with real peas in between. Yuck! IKR??

(hopefully not with your toes!!  But hey, it’s your food, not mine!)  In the mashed potatoes??

Disclaimer: Real peas were hurt in the making of this post.  It was horrible, they were masticated to death.  So cruel.

Who let the dogs out?  (Now you know how old I am!  But seriously, Who?  I wanna know!  Whenever I ask people, all they do is echo-sing the question, then do that owl hoo, hoo thing back at me.)

Corduroy or fleece?

Mountains or molehills?

Solar or lunar?

(What does that even MEAN??)

What other questions should I ask?

(That was 9.  This is brutal!)

What color is your can opener??  I’m serious!  I wanna know!

(I just had to ditch my purple one, cuz it    wait for it    didn’t open cans!!!  I almost cried!!

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But, it’s PURPLE!!!

Do you separate your laundry by colors?  Or just wash it all together?   (If you do it by color, and shudder type of fabric, we may not be able to continue our friendship.  I warn you, you’re on probation!!)

Okay, now, the baton’s been passed to you… run, Forrest, run!!

Judy’s Jottings

{Sorry, Janice, for taking your title!}

Judy from Edwina’s Episodes has challenged me to a quote battle frolic.  She is such a funny blogger.  She makes light of her foibles in everyday life.  And did I mention, she’s funny?

Thanks Judy!

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Laughter does good, like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.  Proverbs 17:22  NKJV

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Here are the rules of the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
  • Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavour.

Most important: have fun!

My nominees (should they wish to accept) are:

Gail

Susie

Ralph

Premio Dardos: Prize Darts

I’ve been nominated for another award.  (YAY!!! Another one!!  She likes me, she really likes me!)

Gail from Snapshots in Cursive, has nominated me for the Premio Dardos Award.

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How sweet!  Thank you Gail!

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The rules are:
Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.

Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

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The Premio Dardos {means Prize Darts in Spanish} Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
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Gail, from SnapshotsinCursive, is a wonderful lady.  She cooks up such yummy recipes, I nearly drown my computer, with drool, everytime I log onto her site!  And her photography is simply stunning.  And she does it herself!  (Check out her link above, to see what I mean.  Put a napkin under your chin first!)

Gail has been such an encouragement to me.  She reaches out, likes my stuff, and comments on my posts.  And she shares knowledge with me.  She has definitely helped me improve as a blogger.  (For instance, she let me copy these theatre masks from her post!)

Thank you so much, Gail for being so special, and such an encourager.

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I would like others to know that I appreciate their inner voice and desire to stay connected as well. Therefore I submit the following blogs for nomination of the “Premio Dardos Award!”:

James

S. Robert

Staci

Carmen

Debbie

Joel

On Sept. 7, 2015

Neerja nominated me too!  Thanks, NJ!   Go see her, and say hello from Melinda!

https://ametalk.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award/

Then  Creative Crafts DIY also nominated me for a Premio Darts Award.  Thank you, Creative!  Here’s a link to her blog:

https://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award.  Go say hi, and tell her Melinda sent ya!

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Thanks so much to these 3 sweet ladies, for thinking so highly of me!  I return the sentiment!

Shared on these Linky parties:

Inspire Me Monday party

grandma ideas sharing time link party

totally terrific tuesday

5 Photos, 5 Stories Challenge

My friend, Sherri, challenged me this waaay back in July.  I told her I’d try, when I got  around to it.

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Well, I found one, so here it is!  Thanks, Sherri!

“Finally, for today’s challenge, I am nominating new blogging friend Melinda frompurpleslobinrecovery.  No obligation Melinda, but if you do decide to take up the challenge, I set only one rule:  Have Fun!!”

No rules???  Oh no!!!  Lots and LOTS could go wrong, if I just run around without any rules to rein me in!!

Be afraid, folks, be very afraid!

Well, if you’re willing to go along with me, here goes:

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Me, (YES, really me! 3 decades ago)

Me, (YES, really me! 3 decades ago)

This is Allen C.  I won’t say his full name, to protect the innocent. lol

We were on our way to my Senior Banquet at Southeastern College, now Southeastern University.  (Even my college grew up!)

I was sooooo in love with this man. (Yes, he was a man! He had his own place, and a job!!)

Shamefully, I invited him, instead of waiting for him to take the million-and-one hints, I kept dropping, everytime I saw him.  At church, and when we got together at his house for dinner.  (Was it really a date, if I ended up doing the dishes EVERY time??)

Anyhoo, he accepted, and away we went.  Don’t we look so purdy?  (For awhile I dreamed this was our wedding photo!  Don’t judge!)

The banquet was a blast!  Why a banquet instead of a prom?  It was a Bible College, and no dancing allowed!  It’s okay, we still knew how to have fun!!  And laugh!!  (Without drinking, too!)

Afterwards, we changed into jeans, and walked on the beach barefooted, in the moonlight.  So romantic…..

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Poor guy, he’s lucky I didn’t propose to him!

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totally terrific tuesday

Quoting Quietly in a Quorum

This is Day # 3, of my Quotes Challenge, given to me by Smiling Notes.  Thanks again, Smiling!

If you missed them, here’s Day One.  And this is Day # 2.

“Who can find a virtuous wife?  For her worth is far above rubies.”  I’m quoting the Holy Bible, book of Proverbs, chapter 31, verse 10.

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The Bible has a lot to say to wives, about how to be an excellent one.  I could have done a lot better in my life if I had always followed the Biblical teachings, instead of rebelling, and wanting to do my own thing.  Better late, than never, I guess.  Thank God for His forgiveness, through Jesus’ blood, and His death on the cross.  No matter what sins I’ve committed, Jesus forgives them, when I ask in prayer. BUT!!!  I have to quit sinning!!  I can’t just ask for forgiveness, then go back to whatever I was doing before.  I have to make a change in my heart, my life, my attitude, and my actions.

If I want to be an excellent wife, I have to follow God’s instructions.  He made us, He knows best for us.

The Rules of this Challenge are:

– Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)

– Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post & thank the person who nominated you

My Nominations are:

1.  Dream Big

2.  Sharon

3.  Kelli

This concludes this challenge.  What will be quietly quoted, in a quorum next?

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Quiet Quote Quorum

I’ve been challenged by Smiling Notes to post a quote every day for 3 days.

Thanks, Smiling!   🙂

This is day #2.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”   Holy Bible, book of John, chapter 3, verse 16  (made famous by Tim Tebow)

My latest, and newest favorite

My latest, and newest favorite

The Rules of this Challenge are:

– Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)

– Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post & thank the person who nominated you

My Nominations are:

1.  Veronica

2.  Terri

3.  Carmen

Hope you enjoyed my verse!

Quote Quorum

I’ve been challenged by Smiling Notes to post a quote every day for 3 days.

Thanks, Smiling!   🙂

“Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice.”  This quote is from the Holy Bible, the book of Philippians, chapter 4, verse 4.

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The Rules of this Challenge are:

– Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)

– Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post & thank the person who nominated you

My Nominations are:

1. Josh Mosey

2. Snapshots in Cursive

3. Daily Echo– Sue Vincent

Sue’s answer:

Quoted words…

Melinda included me in the three quote challenge, to post a quote every day for three days. As I am not around for a few days, I will not pass this one on to other bloggers this time, but hope a few of you will choose to take part. Thank you, Melinda, for thinking of me!

Have fun!

Here is Gail’s post thanking me.

http://snapshotsincursive.com/2015/07/13/keep-calm-and-live-well-%F0%9F%8D%93-post-a-quote-challenge/

http://howtogetorganizedathome.com/monday-madness-june-29th/