Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Claire from Almost Skinny Vegan Food gave me this lovely award too long ago (May), and I'm just getting to respond now.  I already thanked her shortly after she bestowed this on me, but I wasn't able to actually pass this on...until now.  Thank you, Claire, for thinking of me!  And now I'm thinking of all of you.  Read below for the rules and questions.  :-)

There are five rules to follow if you decide to accept this award:

1.  Visit and thank the blogger on their blog who nominated you (that would be me, ahem).
2.  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back (I give you permission to use capital letters and flashing stars around my name.)
3.  Answer the ten questions (now, don't make us yawn!)
4.  Nominate up to 12 bloggers for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award (up to 12? Surely, I will have a harder time NOT going over that limit!)
5.  Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog (up high, where we can see it!)
**If it's not obvious, do not add the parens to your post.  Those are just my unique additions.  :-)**

The 10 Questions: (dum, dum, dum!)  - again, my parens, sillies.

1.  What is your favorite color?  Well actually, I love all the colors, but I learned when my oldest was a toddler, that that wasn't an acceptable answer.  I NEEDED to have a favorite, and the rest of my children demanded a concrete answer as well.  So, yellow, yes, yellow is my favorite color.  It's happy, and I like it.  But, I love wearing brown, ssh.

2.  What is your favorite animal?  Of course, being vegan I love ALL the fuzzies.  Again, not an acceptable answer.  Okay, so my top faves are in no particular order: kitties, bunnies, elephants, and dolphins.

3.  What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?  Hot apple cider and hot chocolate. Yes, I know it's two, ssh!

4.  Facebook or Twitter?  This is the only online place you will see me, except for my e-mail.  Just my blog and only my blog, thank you very much.  Psst, I'll let you know if that changes...but, it probably won't.

5.  What is your favorite pattern?  This is a very open-ended question - could it mean clothing pattern like McCalls?  Could it mean geometric patterns?  I'm going to stick with my first reaction and go with my OCD.  I like symmetrical patterns, whether they be numbers or picture frames.

6.  Do you prefer getting or giving presents?  Giving, of course, right?  Everyone knows  that!  Especially when you're asked that on the Internet, sheesh!  Unless, of course it's my birthday, then gimme, gimme, gimme.

7.  What is your favorite number?  Well, I could say 3 since I have three children. Or, I could say 6, the number of precious children with which I've been pregnant.  But, I think it's got to be 4 or 8 because when I go grocery shopping, I always buy things in groups of 4 or 8, so it must be 4 or 8, yes, I'm sure of it.

8.  What is your favorite day of the week?  Monday, absolutely, right?  The beginning of the week, homeschooling those eager kids, work stretching out eons ahead of me.  Ah, no.  Sunday, for sure! That's the one day that Mama gets a nap, and even G doesn't bother me for that hour.

9.  What is your favorite flower?  Well, it could be a rose, since my middle name is Rosa - whoops, personal information alert!  It's a family name that's been passed down for generations, and the R in my own SR's name is Rose, but...I love Gardenias, I admit it!  Love, love, love those beauties.

10.  What is your passion?  Besides the obvious - God, Family, and Food, I love writing.  I've submitted four manuscripts, one of which was with a publisher for a year before not making the cut.  I'm finishing up my first full-length novel and will be submitting it to agents later this year.  So, yes, writing.

Hope you enjoyed this, and now it's your turn!

My fellow sisters, in no particular order...well, maybe by category and then alphabetically, but that's it!

1. My dear friend from church, Susan of Fruitful Words

2.  My dear friend from church (did I already say that?), Lynette of Lynettejoy

3.  Because she inspires me so much, Diane of Fit to the Finish 

4.  My Seattle buddy, Andrea of Andrea's Easy Vegan Cooking 

5.   Because I'm curious where she's flicking them, Joey of Flicking the Vs

6.  I like her style, Maud of Food Feud

7.  She does amazing food creations,Caralyn of Gluten Free Happy Tummy

8.  She impresses me with her athleticism, Ingrid of Ingrid Improves

9.  Loving her pizzas and cookies, Miss Rachel of Miss Rachel

10.  For a Puerto Rican take on vegan food, Millie of Nuestra Cena-American & Latin Vegan Cuisine

11.  I travel vicariously through her, Molly of Rambling Vegans

12.  Because she told me through a private e-mail that she really LOVES memes, SV of The Shenandoah Vegan

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  1. Haha! Shen tooootally loves memes. Thank you for the nomination! I love hearing things about other people but I think I will pass on this for now.... much appreciated, though.

  2. Thanks for playing along! I know how crazy you life has been right now, and to be honest I don't really expect people to do it but when I'm nominated for something I can't not do it... it's like dept, it itches behind my ear until I can fix it up!

    I'm so with you on symmetrical patterns, who says you can't embrace your ocd a little... you should see my cupboards, I think I have! xxx

  3. Thanks for this - very kind of you!

  4. Thanks so much! I love reading these types of things. Always nice to know fellow bloggers better. :)

  5. This is a cool award because I actually think often about the movie, 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'. How did those jeans fit all the women perfectly -- tall, short, skinny, not-so-skinny. Magical.

  6. Thanks, you. I know your real name and I almost accidentally typed it, but don't worry, I wont out you. It might take me a while to get to this, but you understand, right?

  7. FF, I understand. Just glad to be able to acknowledge you. :-)

    Claire, I'm the same way. This award has stayed in my mind, and I couldn't rest until I had responded to it! I would probably love your cupboards.

    Joey, you are so welcome. :-)

    WM, :-)

    Molly, I agree. I like to see into their virtual windows.

    SV, never saw that movie. But, I'd share my pants with you any day.

    Andrea, aaahhhh, you know so much! What to do? What to do? And, yes, I completely understand about procrastination, oops, I mean long-range planning.

  8. I haven't been to my blog in a lonnnng while. And what a nice surprise for me when I did today. It will be fun to answer the meme questions. Have a great day, my friend.

  9. Thank you so much! I'm honored to be included with such awesome bloggers! And congrats on your award! Definitely well deserved:D have a great day!

  10. Fruitfulwords, good, I'm glad you enjoyed this!

    GFHT, You're welcome - you deserve it!