Blessings to my friend who always passes along her awards to me – I can’t say thank you enough to Justina Luther who nominated me for the award. Check out her fantastic blog HERE.
So the rules of the award are as follows:
1. Show the award on your blog
2. Thank the person who nominated you.
3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 5 blogs.
5. Link your nominee’s blogs and let them know.
Here are my Seven facts:
1. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip. My favorite birthday cake is chocolate cake with chocolate icing. My brother and I are alike in that.
2. In the past, I played four instruments, piano, clarinet, flute, and guitar. I can still play piano, but since breaking my wrist year, flute and guitar are problematic. I haven’t tried the clarinet yet.
3. About 25 years ago, I was really into Victorian stuff, even subscribing to Victoria magazine for years. I still like it, but I don’t have to look it or have my house look it. I trace my love for the Victorian to Pollyanna and Cape May.
4. I’ve been journaling for 20 years. I started in January 1995, as a result from a challenge of our pastor who said journaling can help you process feelings, your walk with God, and to keep a record of your spiritual growth. I’m on Journal #69, but there are only a few pages left. I have a cedar chest full of my old journals.
5. About 15 years ago, I discovered that I have “rejection” issues. Call it a root, call it a syndrome, but if you Google it, I used to have nearly every symptom they listed. I was so shy, my Aunt Juanita didn’t know I could talk until I was about five. I’ve gotten a LOT of healing from the love of Christ through the years. I’m still bothered by it at times, but I’m getting over and through each new rejection hopefully a bit quicker than before. If you look at my past posts for the last couple of months, you’ll see I had some pretty strange rejections to deal with. They’d knock me for a loop for a day or so, but not a year(s) or so.
6. When I was little, I always fancied myself living in the eastern United States. I’d see TV and movies about Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Boston, and Baltimore. I really wanted to go there. I grew up in Kansas, so we had no ocean, just lakes. But I’ve visited all those cities. I absolutely love living in Lancaster County. Yes, we have Amish, but I stayed here after a two-year voluntary service term rather than move back to Kansas. Maybe I instinctively remembered I wanted to live back East.
7. Cities/towns I’ve lived in: Newton, Wichita, and Topeka, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma (during college at ORU), Akron and Ephrata, Pennsylvania. I currently live in Akron, again.
I now nominate:
Kelly F. Barr – she has a great new look to her blog
A new friend – Rick Wade – check him out. He’s a freelance editor
Funny Dog Moments – about a cocker spaniel