To accept this award I need to nominate fifteen others who are worthy of this award and pass it along. Here are the lovely and talented blogs (in almost alphabetical order) that I so do enjoy reading that have not received this award recently to my knowledge. Please visit these blogs and say hello from me!
As part of accepting this blog award I now must tell you seven things about myself that you may or may not already know. It has taken me almost twenty-four hours to think of something, anything, that you could possibly be interested in. I will do my best and you can let me know if this entertains you or if perhaps we may have something in common.
Seven: I love cats. I have been a cat person since I was a baby and my mother would sit me in the box that held the new baby kittens and I would giggle as their fur brushed against my skin. After moving from the farm into town, I would go on to own several more cats. My most beautiful cats were pure blood Persians, but my most lovable cat is the one living with us now, Lil' Miss, our rescued Tabby. She hugs (puts her paws around your neck, and squeezes), and she loves to sleep in my arms all night long like a Teddy Bear on the rare occasion when Mr. Grumpypants lets her in our room.
Six: I love Word Games. Scrabble, Bananagrams, and UpWords are my most favorite games to play with the right people and a glass of red wine after dinner. It is also a wonderful way to get my sons brains stretched to think, think, think!
Five: I adore "Forbidden" Archeology! I seldom ever read mainstream information about Egypt (or any other culture) as I just do not believe that everything they lived revolved around worshipping death. I have no doubt that the truth was buried when the Romans burned the impressive Alexandria Library as well as the written works of the ancient Mayans, Incas, Aztecs, and the Irish (who knows how many other records were destroyed in that period). My children get two sides of history with everything they learn...mainstream, what everyone else is learning and then the "other side." I let them make up their own minds and research for their own opinions...that is education after all.
Four: I own only two pairs of pants. I have been wearing mainly skirts for about three years now. But, in Texas where poisonous things grow...you cannot pay me to garden or go walking/hiking in a skirt. So I have a couple of pairs of pants in reserve for my outdoor activities.
Three: When I was twelve I decided that I was going to be a horse breeder when I grew up. I loved all kinds of horses but thought that the Arabians were the prettiest. My stepfather had me go out and shovel manure for a friend of his and then I changed my mind. I could barely move the wheelbarrow when it was full and the smell is just not pretty in the high heat of summer. Now I just admire other peoples horses and enjoy lovely photographs and paintings.
Two: Way back when I was in grade school, spelling was my favorite subject. I won every spelling bee in my class. Later in the higher grade levels, I loved Etymology just as much and for fun sometimes I read the dictionary. I believe that makes me a Logophile.
One: I used to sing. I have not sung in several years, but I did at one time and I loved it. Nothing in the world could ever go wrong when I sang (mainly opera). But, there is a time and an end for everything and all I will say of that is people can be very, very cruel. However, I still enjoy listening to others sing and I deeply appreciate a voice that has not only training, but heart and soul as well.
So again, thank you dear Bruce for awarding my blog, I appreciate this opportunity more than I can say. To those of you whom I have awarded, each of you truly have a lovely blog, your content is as beautiful as the aesthetics.