I just love the blogging community. Seriously. There are days when I’m in a blue funk (did you know funks came in colors?), and have no interest in much of anything. Tired. Worn to a frazzle. Git up ‘n go done got up ‘n went. That’s how I was feeling this week, for no apparent reason.

I mean, things are going well. I’m so thankful to be gainfully employed, and to have a sweet, wonderful, hard-working husband who is also gainfully employed. I have some amazing friends and two sons I’d die for. My church family is the. best. EVER. So . . . why in the world would I be going through this depression? I cannot answer that, but it’s on the way out the door as we speak.

One thing that came along and gave me a little push in an encouraging direction was a ‘super sweet’ award from one of my blogger buddies, Patty at Thoughts from an American Woman. What a gal – how in the WORLD did she know I’d need that little lift this week?? But there it was, and here I am – sharing it. Now I need to complete the necessary steps to accepting this. Soooooooooo………here goes!


1. Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.

2. Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.

3. Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen” (13) blogs.

“Super Sweet” Questions:

1. Cookies or Cake?   yes, in that order

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?  Strawberry (oh – wait – that wasn’t one of the choices)

3. What is your favorite sweet treat?  strawberry ice cream

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?  in the evening just before bed. not the best time to indulge!

5.   If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  Hubby calls me honey – reckon that would be it, then.

 Here’s the hard part – picking the nominees. I’ll do my best on this, but I hate to leave anybody out.

Wins Day – Twice Blessed


I missed my Twos Day posting, out partying with my friends. Yes, we had a grand celebration! What were we celebrating? Our friend’s 40th spiritual birthday. He gave his life and his heart to the Lord July 31, 1972, and never looked back, and we were privileged to share in that 40th celebration. So…I guess I gave up on Twos Day – but hey, now it’s WINS DAY! And I have some Wins Day news to share.

I just had a wonderful thing happen to me.

This is both humbling and honoring. Two people have nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award: The Blazing Trail and Pure Faith. You should go check out their blogs!  I very much appreciate being considered, not once, but twice.  I’m supposed to tell some things about myself (I’ll just refer back to my post about the One Lovely Blogger Award), display the award on my page, and then nominate 15 others. That’s a lot of nominating! Each one I’ve  listed is there because I’ve learned something from them that has helped me in my Christian walk, or I’ve been inspired in photography, or in finding ways to use things that might otherwise be discarded – or, I’ve just had a lot of fun reading their blogs. There might even be a couple listed here that have already received this award, but that’s OK, it won’t hurt to get a couple of them. 🙂 So . . . here goes!

  1.  Joe Quatrone, Jr
  2. Darrin Vaughan
  3. Journal
  4. linnyjcreations
  5. Minnesota Transplant
  6. Dad Knows
  7. Where’s My Backpack?
  8. Retiree Diary
  9. Leanne Cole’s Photography
  10. planthoarder
  11. Sarah the Gardener
  12. Jacquie Just Doing Life
  13. 52-week project
  14. Thoughts from an American Woman
  15. The Retiring Sort