Daily Archives: February 5, 2016

They’re Back….

A couple of years ago, blog awards were all the rage. Some bloggers don’t care for them (and they can be somewhat of a hassle….trying to decide which bloggers to pass them on to, etc.).  Then, the awards just seemed to disappear from the blogosphere.

But, as with most things, they’re beginning to make the rounds again. Recently, I was nominated for two awards by my dear blogging friend, Sam, and his mom, Pam, co-authors of One Spoiled Cat.

The first, The Blogger Recognition Award,  is a new one for me.


Here are the rules:

  1.  Select up to 25 other blogs to nominate for the award
  2.  Post the award badge on our blog
  3.  Tell a brief story about HOW your blog got started
  4.  Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  5.  Contact each of your nominees and let them know you’ve nominated them.

As to how my blog began, back in 2010, I had recently discovered blogs, and thought it might be fun to have one of my own.  I’d always liked English/grammar/literature/spelling in school, and had recently become interested in photography. So it all fell into place with These Days Of Mine.

If any of my blogging friends would like to accept this award, please feel free to do so.

The second award Sam and Pam passed along to me is the One Lovely Blog award, which is one that I already have.



And here are the rules for accepting this award:

1-Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog in the post.
2-Copy the rules and add the blog award badge as an image
3-Share 7 facts about yourself to your fellow bloggers.
4-Then nominate up to 15 people.

After five and a half years of blogging, it was difficult to come up with seven facts about me that my readers don’t already know.  But I think I have — and they are truly random.

1.) I was a total scaredy-cat when I was growing up: afraid of everything.  I slept in the same room as my mom until the night before I was married. I was almost 23.

2.) Although I’ve always preferred cats, I did have a couple of dogs as pets when I was growing up. There was Trixie, a little brown dog, and a collie named (what else?) Lassie.

3.) I was seven years old when I had my hair cut for the first time.

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4.) I was a waitress once — for three days.

5.) I’m not a movie fan.  I just don’t like getting taken away to another time and/or place.

6.) I had my ears pierced by a friend when I was 18.  She used an ice cube to numb my earlobes and then pierced them with a hat pin.  Ouch.  But I’ve never regretted having it done.

7.) I learned to drive in a blue Plymouth Valiant (I think maybe a 1961)  with a three-speed on the floor. I remember telling Mom that it reminded me of a blue frog.


As with the Blogger Recognition Award, the offer goes to any of my blogging friends to accept it if you wish.

Thank you, Sam and Pam, for nominating my blog for these awards.

Happy weekend, everyone, and Happy Birthday today to my youngest niece, Barb.

My niece, Barb, and me

My niece, Barb, and me


~These Days Of Mine~