Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Cup Runneth Over

I'm posting on an off day to let everyone know that Margo Lerwill over at UrbanPsychopomp kindly gave me the Blog on Fire Award.

Thanks, Margo! I'm honored you thought of me.
So now I have to choose someone to pass this on to. I've decided to give it to Cindy Hogan, a new acquaintance and author of the book Watched. She's been doing lots of training on her blog for people who may be looking at self publishing. She doesn't just talk about the pros and cons. She actually walks you through the process.

You should check out her blog.

And then Lia Davis, author of The Divinity Series gave me The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.
Thanks, Lia!

I didn't realize I'd failed to fulfill the requirements of this award when I posted about my first receipt of it here. I know. I know. I'm a slacker loser. But, I believe in making restitution, so I will pass this off to twice the number of people I would have if I'd received it only once.

1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

2. Share seven random facts about yourself.

A. I've lived or visited the following countries/colonies: South Korea, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong (wasn't part of China then), Germany, and Ireland. (I lived in three of them ranging from 18 months to 2 1/2 years). 
B. I'm a rabid Harry Potter fan and I get to see the last movie at 5 p.m. on THURSDAY, July 14th.
C. I am my city's election official, and this is an election year, so we're really busy gearing up. There's SO much work.
D. My next to youngest son was a cage fighter. Watching him fight (I couldn't let him go and not be there in case he got hurt) was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Fortunately he felt he'd proved himself when he won his fight and was happy to retire. 
E. I love being a grandmother and I miss my grandkids desperately. I was spoiled when they all lived within 20 minutes of me. Then their parents moved to far off places (like China and Hawaii--both very expensive to travel to). Skype chats just don't cut it. You can't hold children while you read to them on Skype, and they act all weird in front of the camera anyway. *sigh*
F. I used to commute to work, and when I changed to my current job I picked up 20 hours a week. Imagine what I could do with that time now--take a laptop on the bus. Put in those ear buds. Nope. I'll stick with what I've got now as wonderful as that job was.
G. I got a bicycle for Mother's Day, and I plan on riding it down the canyon soon. 

3. Pass the award along to 5 10 deserving blogging buddies. Please check out their blogs and follow them if you're so inclined:

Deanna -- Procrastination Station
Ashley -- Ashley Nixon
Margot -- Inklings
Shelly -- SeeShelWrites
Shelli -- *A* Musings
Joshua -- Joshua J. Perkey's Blog
Betsy -- Betsy Love LDS Author
CJ --CJ Duggan
Matt -- The Working Writer
Bryce - Bryce Daniels Preservation Society

4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.


  1. Congratulations on the awards! It was lovely reading your seven things, and getting to know you better.

    Ellie Garratt

  2. I agree with Ellie~ it was neat to read more about you! I wish I were as well-traveled as you are :)

  3. Your son was a cage fighter? And you watched him fight? Scary.

    Congrats on the awards!

  4. Nwaaah Thanks fir thinking of me Donna!!

    Congrats on the rewards! You deserve them!! :)

  5. Wow! You really deserve the fun awards!I just love reading your blog. Thanks for the thumbs-up! You're just too kind. I can't wait to give it away.
    PS, you were right...

  6. Oo! New blogs to check out!

    Congratulations on your much deserved awards, Donna! I'm only a tiny bit jealous that you get to see DH2 on the 14th :P

  7. Congrats on your awards! Those are some fun facts. Cage fighter - I can't imagine how scary that would be!

  8. Thanks for the shoutout! Love your blog. I got to see DH1 early and LOVED that...I'm jealous!

    Margot (The Damsel)

  9. Thanks for including me in your blog! You're awesome!

  10. You totally deserve both awards, Donna! Congrats!

  11. Congrats on the awards!! Lucky you- seeing Harry Potter a DAY in advance. :)

  12. Thanks everyone. I'm really a bit overwhelmed with the awards. And humbled.

    About my cage fighting son. Ugh. I'd never heard of it until he started training to do it. They put on one of those ultimate fighting shows, and I was aghast. My baby was going to do that? At first my hubby refused to go, but I told him I would never be able to live with myself if he got hurt and I wasn't there. So hubby came. And he only came away with a few bruises.

  13. Congrats on the accolades!!!! Well deserved, indeed.

    I understand what you mean about family being so far away. We have a son in S. Korea. No, nothing is really the "next best thing to being there."


  14. Popped by from Bryce's blog, and I'm enjoying reading through your posts and getting to know you. Congrats on all of your awards. The poems are also fantastic, I love the bubblegum one. I love the word Woot, I had no idea of it's origin or that it's been added to the dictionary. NIce to meet you!

  15. Thanks for the award, Donna. You're wonderful!


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