Monday, March 28, 2011

I'd Like to Thank the Academy...

...and Renee at Livin' Our Dash for awarding us a Stylish Blogger Award.  This is especially gratifying because this little blog doesn't reach what most people would call a vast audience.  It's good to know that the few and faithful are enjoying what they read here.

Renee and her family have recently set out on an amazing adventure.  They sold their house, purchased an RV and accompanying business that they can operate from the road and are living, learning, home-schooling from the road.  I admire their pioneer spirit!  Please stop by Renee's blog and follow her journey.

One of the criteria for accepting this award is that I tell you seven things to help you get to know me better(I know - I listed 8).  Most of you know that I'm a middle-aged, book loving, slightly off-kilter, wife, mom and ex-librarian.  Here are some things you may NOT know:
  • In the pre-computer, pencil-and-paper days, I scheduled commercials at an NBC affiliate station.  Yup, I'm the one who decided what ads you saw during each break if you happened to be watching NBC out of Great Bend, KS.
  • I have also been a bank teller, receptionist, bookkeeper and typed/mimeographed (remember those?) tests for the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at K-State. (Try saying that every time you answer the phone).
  • I was a baton twirler in high school - but not a good one.
  • I play the piano.  Used to play clarinet and saxophone, but haven't touched either in years.
  • I love to cook/bake, which accounts for my habit of buying clothes in continually larger sizes.
  • I've never seen an ocean.
  • I've been to Washington DC twice and love it.  I want to return at Christmas time to see the White House decorations, in the spring to see the cherry blossoms and on the 4th of July to watch the fireworks on the mall.
  • I've always wanted to write a book but am too chicken to start in case I can't do it.
The second criteria is to pass the award along to five other blogs I think you will enjoy, so here are five my of favorites.  Please check them out.


  1. I noticed a bunch of typos so deleted my original comment. Thanks so much for the award Tami.

    Crave the ocean as some crave chocolate or coffee. I have only been to DC once in 1991, and enjoyed it but no desire to go back.

  2. Thanks for the award Tami! I'm not sure I'm going to pass it on yet, but I appreciate it just the same.

    I'm off to visit the other 4 blogs.

  3. DC is a wonderful city to visit. The next time you are there you should keep going and see the ocean! It is one of my favorite things.

  4. Well, obviously I haven't visited blogs in a while as I am just now catching up but....Congratulations on the award, and thanks for passing it on :)

    I loved reading a bit of your life and this is what I think: You definitely NEED to write that book (we can cheer each other on) - and there is nothing like the sound of the ocean just outside your beach bungalow to help you achieve that goal.