Blog on Fire award

Goodness Gracious, Great Blogs of Fire!

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Blog on Fire award!

I was so surprised today to discover that RaisingDaisy nominated me for the “Blog on Fire” award. Check this sweet little Havachon at where she gives some great dog toy reviews among other things. Thank you RaisingDaisy! Daisy is such a cute little girl.

My friend, SpilledCookies, also gave me the Versatile Blogger award today. Now the Versatile Blogger award has been my way before, and I’m just too exhausted today to meet its demands for 15 blogs. Thanks, SpilledCookies! I appreciate the gesture, but will have to wait to give the 15 more blogs. This full-time job, part-time job, and constant classes for my avocation are totally kicking my butt. I’m worn out!

Very Inspiring Blogger award

For the Blog on Fire, I’ve been asked to give 8 unusual facts about myself and pass this award along to 8 more blogs. I’m going to give eight blogs. Traditionally, the recipients give 8 unusual facts about themselves and nominate another 8 blogs. Now, if you’re too busy or don’t do these sorts of things, don’t sweat it! Just revel in the thoughts that I’m thinking about you and introducing you to my friends.

Unusual facts:

  • My husband’s cockatoo adores me and loves to preen my hair. He’ll bite anyone that encroaches upon his territory (me) when he’s feeling romantic about me.
  • I went to the same high school as Lyle Lovett and Matt Bomer.
  • My favorite television show right now is Big Bang Theory. I can really relate to the socially awkward people with nerdy interests.
  • I received a dictionary once from its author/editor, Bryan A. Gardner. I never before thought that such books actually have authors. I received the book (street value of $65) for debasing myself by admitting to a class that I was over 30 before I learned that the conjugation of “to bring” was not “bring, brang, brung.” Unfortunately, the Texas influence on my grammar has been quite a handicap.
  • People I know who have died often come visit me in my dreams.
  • My favorite Dr. Seuss book was “Go, Dog! Go!”  Not really intellectual, but involved dogs.
  • I have an obsession with writing instruments and paper. I’m not necessarily a snob, but I like a large selection to get just the right pen and ink color for the job. I’m not much of a fan of black ink. But I really have a preference for good paper that helps the ink really flow.
  • Romantic cockatoo

    If anyone knows of a good blog about goats, let me know. I think they are so cute!

Here are the blogs that I want to nominate for the Blog on Fire award. There are so many that I enjoy, and I don’t want to keep nominating the same ones, so I tried to list some new ones this time!


  1. I was happy to pass the award on to you, I really enjoy your blog. I know what you mean about avocation competing with vocation for time, I have the same issue! I think there should be extra days in the week strictly created for people to pursue their passions. 😉 (No, weekends aren’t enough – too many responsibilities!)


    1. Weekends can be so busy just being the family quartermaster! It’s been a rough couple of weeks for many reasons. When I have a chance to breathe, I’ll write about it. But I can’t let go of the activities that nurture my soul.


  2. Thank you, I really appreciate this, and btw, I love the Big Bang Theory too! and don’t even get me started about grammar (remember, I’m from the Appalachian Mountains – we make up words by stringing 2 or 3 mispronounced words together, or just invent words in the heat of the moment). Thank you again.


    1. Glad to know I’m not alone in that way. One of my undergraduate degrees is in English. But since I got it from a college in Oklahoma, I wonder if it really counts!


          1. Just for the record, I don’t think that at all, I see someone who is very interested in not only the language but the literature and how we got where we are with both.


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