Tuesday, July 20, 2010

what a sweet award :)

One of my favorite bloggers, Sheri, honored me with an award the other day.  She, herself, inspires me and always has a positive and upbeat outlook on life even when times are not so upbeat.  Her comments on my posts this past year have really helped my heart to stitch itself back together...thanks, Sheri!  I'm honored that you thought to award me with this lovely award

There are a few rules to go along with this award.  They are:

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

2.  Share 7 things about your self.

3.  Pass the award to 9 fellow bloggers that inspire you.

4.  Let them know about the award. :-)

Well, here goes 7 things about me:

1.  I almost died at the age of 7 when my appendix ruptured.  I acquired VAP (ventilator assisted pneumonia) during my surgery and the doctors told my parents they didn't expect me to make it through the night.  But, here I am :)

2.  I have to try hard on a daily basis to not offend someone with my sarcasm.  I like to call it witty, but people take things so seriously, especially if it's aimed at them.  They just shouldn't make it so easy ;)

3.  My parents have been together for almost 37 years.  I am a "daddy's girl"; always have been.  My mom and I never had a real close relationship.  But now that we have both grown up, we get along a lot better.  

4.  I am only the 2nd person out of my whole family (mom and dad's sides) that has a college education.  I guess I took inspiration from my dad's sister, who joined the army to pay for college and then went on to be a nurse.

5.  I love to photograph just about anything and find something artistic about it.  I have a lot to learn about the ins and outs of photography, but I'm working on it.  

6.  I have a mental "to do" list, sort of like a bucket list, of things I want to do.  I have accomplished snorkeling, sky diving, parasailing, white water rafting, and canoeing to name a few.  A few things remaining on my to do list: learning to ride a motorcycle, bungee jumping, ziplining, deep sea diving, and selling an original photograph.  

7.  I have a very unique family.  They give me some great ammo for funny story telling, and my friends think I need to write a book about them.  I've actually had people ask me how I turned out so normal surrounded by the family I was raised in.   Don't get me wrong-I have a great family, but they definitely walk off the beaten path.  

And so now to nominate a few recipients of this award:
KB, who has such a great outlook on life and deserves this award, JennyMac who makes me laugh daily with her stories and way with words; I always look forward to her posts, Mimi who is my newest blogger friend and I'm looking forward to getting to read more of, Jingle who always makes me smile with such upbeat and sweet little stories, and last but not least, Sparkle Star who was my very first blogger friend when I wasn't writing such happy thoughts.   Yes, I know that's only five :)

Thanks, again, Sheri for such a sweet award.  I'm so glad to have "met" you! 


  1. Dear Caty:

    you are so very sweet for thinking of me.
    thanks a ton.
    I will keep a record,
    I have 3 others giving me the same award.,,if I accept, I will take yours along.
    thanks for visiting me and giving such positive credit for friendship!

  2. my parents have been married for 43 years...
    glad to read and learn more about you.
    beautiful and admirable you,
    stay cool!

  3. These memes are a great to get to know each other. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the award.

  4. congrats on the wel deserved award!
    walking off the beaten path is not a bad thing, is it? smiles. glad you made it through the appendix issue! have a wonderful day!

  5. I am so glad you are still here to share your wonderful life with us! Congratulations on the award!! The love and joy just keeps spreading...from Ninotaziz to me, to Sheri to you, to more. Awesome! :-)

  6. so glad to see that you posted about your seven things! i laughed when i read number two, about your sarcasm and people making it too easy for you to be that way :) ain't that the truth!! i'm so proud of you for being that college grad, i know it takes a lot of work and dedication to get through it.
    you've really made me smile today...this world is a much nicer place because you're in it :) thanks for making my corner wonderful, caty!

  7. I loved learning about you...thanks sheri..and yes sheri is a special woman..
    as are you.....glad you and your mom grew up together ;)

  8. Aww, thanks so much for the award. I'm honored to accept it. I loved reading your 7 things, and learning more about you. Wow, you do love adventure, don't you? LOL

  9. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/the-celebrate-poet-of-june-award-plus-poetry-community-award/

    award notice,
    3 of them!

  10. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/pick-one-or-two-to-share-follow-rule-no.html

    hope that you have a smiling day!
    Enjoy if you like some...


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