I want to thank Debra at C-Dog & Company for nominating me for this award. I am so honored and glad to except. I love her blog and enjoy reading about her family consisting of her husband and all her lovely animals. She has such good ideas and plenty of information. And she has cute drawings of her fuamily. I love her new experience with video making. She is one of many followers that I feel I could call a friend. I like chatting back and forth with her. 🙂
Now to the questions:
1. Who has been your greatest influence?
That would have to be my husband. He has put up with a lot from me. I am not the easiest person to be around sometimes. I know he loves me for who I am. Not for what he can get from me, what he thinks I should be. And he keeps me on an even keel. ❤
2. Who is your favorite author?
This is really hard to answer. I like so many books about a variety of things. I think I would have to say I like Dr. Seuss. He made me laugh as a child and he was also there for my children. And I really like Beverly Lewis. She is a great Christian writer that writes about the Amish.
3. What is number one on your bucket list?
To go on an Alaskan cruise.
4. What is your favorite quote?
I really don’t know if this is a quote, but here it is anyway. For God so loved the world He gave His only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV
5. Why did you start a blog?
I started a blog because I have a hard time saying what I want to say to someone in person. I am a very frustrated person, and I hoped that by writing things down and keeping a sort of diary, and letting others comment on my blog, that I would feel better. And it does. It is a way of venting, and telling how I live and want to live. What my likes and dislikes are. Finding others that may agree, or disagree in a friendly manner. It makes me slow down and look at what I am saying, or trying to say, and put it in words that don’t sound mean, or hateful. I have a very big way of putting my foot in my mouth. Blogging has helped me with that. At least in writing. And it has led me to some very wonderful people from all over the world. And those who have like interests.
6. What is your best (most treasured) memory?
My wedding day to my very best friend. Although the reception was a bit of a blur. Meeting all the friends and family of my husband that I hadn’t met before and tried to remember. I can’t remember anything anyway!
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right here on our farm in Northeast Kansas.
8. If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
Another tough one. I love horses and dogs, and just about any animal. I guess I would have to say a bird. I would love to be able to take off in flight and rise above all the tragedies, anger, heartache, troubles and look down on the beautiful earth from above, and really see what God has created. To listen to the silence and be at peace as I soared anywhere I wanted, see what I wanted to see and then come back home again. And do it again when I wanted.
9. What makes you happy?
Sitting on the porch with my husband in the porch swing and holding hands. Reading a good book. Riding my horse on a quiet calm day. Petting my horses, dogs and cats. Watching the Barn Swallows raising their babies on our back porch. Listening to the quietness of country living.
10. Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
Go for it. If you want to start, then start. Write about what makes you happy, sad, crafty or anything else that pops into your mind. Do be constantly aware of what information you are putting out there for the public to see. Think about how much real information you want out there. All, some or none. Make your blog private if you want to to get started. Then decide if it is for you and post what you have. Read other blogs to see what you may like.
11. What is something you wish people knew about you that they probably don’t?
I honestly don’t know how to answer this question. I have to leave this one alone. I hope that is okay. This one has me at a loss. I am me. That is all I can come up with.
11 Random facts about me:
1. I worked for Hallmark Cards Inc. 32 years
2. I have been married twice
3. I get along with my animals better than my children or family
4. I hate housework
5. I worked in a nursing home my senior year of High School
6. I grew up in a fairly large city, Topeka, Kansas
7. I survived the 1966 Tornado in Topeka, Kansas
8. I lived a year in San Antonio, Texas when my Step Father was stationed at Fort Sam Houston. My sophomore year
9. I never knew my Dad.
10. I have been to Disney Land in California, Sea World, Knots Berry Farm and the San Diego Zoo
11. I want to learn how to drive a horse and cart
Now I want to nominate the following bloggers for the Liebster Award:
Should you accept this award, you’ll need to know the rules, which are:
1: Acknowledge and accept the Liebster Award by leaving a comment on the blog where you were nominated.
2: Copy and paste the Liebster logo onto your own blog.
3: Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
4: Answer the 11 questions put to you by the person who nominated you.
5: List 11 random facts about yourself.
6: Nominate and link to 3—11 other blogs you enjoy that have less than 3000 followers
7: List 11 questions for your Liebster Award nominees on your blog.
8: Inform your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.
Your eleven questions should you choose to accept the award (I only changed one or two. I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to ask, so I used most of my questions)
1.What do you most like to read?
2. If you like crafts, what is your favorite thing to do?
3.What is #1 on your bucket list?
4.What is your favorite quote?
5.Why did you start to blog?
6.What is your best (most treasured) memory?
7.If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?
8.If you were an animal, what animal would you be, and why?
9.What makes you happy?
10.Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
11.What is something you wish people knew about you that they probably don’t?