Daily Archives: May 8, 2013

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Springtime

Before I share pictures taken in our yard this week, I have a confession to make.  I am SO far behind in accepting blog awards, so I’m going to take care of that today.  I know I’ve probably overlooked some, and if so, I apologize.

Recently I was awarded the Moment in Time award by both Georgette Sullins AND Mama at Mama’s Empty Nest. Thanks to both of them!


There are several questions to answer in accepting this award:

Who inspires you?  This time of year, it’s especially easy to be inspired by God’s work, as plants and flowers that have been dormant all winter re-emerge and bloom.

What is the hardest part about blogging, if any?  After over two years of blogging, I sometimes feel at a loss for a blog topic. That’s usually when Sundae steps in.

What is your favorite quote?  I have so many favorites, and I’ve shared those in previous posts.  This one comes to mind right now: “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”.

What is your favorite dessert?  Good Meadows Chocolate Fudge Pie from Kroger’s. We keep one in the freezer at all times.

What skill do you wish you had taken the time to learn when you were growing up? I don’t know that it’s a “skill”, but I wish I’d learned to swim before I became afraid of the water.

What is the one activity you wish you had the time to pursue? Since I’m semi-retired, I’m fortunate that I have time to enjoy blogging, taking pictures, visiting with friends…

If money was no issue, where would you like to travel? If I were to ever get the courage to cross the Atlantic, I’d love to visit Ireland and Scotland. Until/unless that time comes, there are many places in the US I’ve never been: the southwest for one.

What is your favorite holiday? Christmas is usually everyone’s favorite, but it can be a difficult time too, with bittersweet memories of loved ones no longer with us. I like the festivities of July 4.

What is your favorite pastime?  This will come as no surprise: riding on the beach at the Outer Banks with Motor Man in our old 4-wheel-drive Jeep, looking for the wild horses.

What book are you currently reading? I’m not reading any books right now – just blogs!

Do you play a musical instrument?   The piano.

I was also nominated for the WordPress Family Award by Dor at doranrules and Savannah of Savannah’s Paw Tracks. Thanks, Dor and Savannah!


Upon researching this award, I learned that it was started by Shaun at Praying For One Day.  Shaun wrote: “This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.”

This award has no questions to answer (did I just hear a collective sigh of relief?). Although it requests that you nominate 10 people in your blogging family, I’m going to bend the rules a little, and just nominate three fellow bloggers for the Moment in Time award as well as the Word Press Family Award. (It seems that everyone either already has these awards or their blog is award-free.)

MJ at Emjay And Them

Texas, A Cat In New York

Suzanne at A Window Into The Walls

And, as promised, here’s a slideshow of springtime in our yard.

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