Blog of the Year, A Star is Added to my Blog  Cate nominated me for the Blog of The Year 2013. This means I get another star added to my award. I am so excited. Thank-you Cate!!!

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The instructions for this award are simple:


1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.


2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.


3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)


4-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page.Click the link here:

Share your blog posts with  an even wider audience.


6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!

I would like to nominate:



Daily Prompt; Secret of Success

DP, Daily Prompt

What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us EFFORT.

I probably should not be making an effort to write for the prompt today. My brain is so tired. I can’t begin to know where to start. What should the first sentence be?

Maybe it should be, If I could change anything I would do this.

If I could change anything I surely would boost Al‘s appetite back to normal. He has tinkered with the idea that he is dying. That led to a domino effect. Less eating, less energy, less appetite.

I look at the photos of yesterday and I see that small smile on his show I can not begin to express in worldly words what this means to me. I will take the credit for placing it there on his cute face.

It was hard work getting him there and we paid the price of dollars on a gold bar for going, but it was still worth that smile. Last night around 10pm, everything changed.

Number one he got red from being out in the sun. I could have kicked myself for not thinking of a sun protector. I did think of it while we were there. He was in the sun for an hour and I held him in place in the shade the other hour.

Maybe it is his tender skin or a combination of his medications and skin, but he got red. He started complaining and I put cold cloths on his shoulders. I put an ointment on it also. But this started a night of living hell for both of us.

His tremors started up like someone was doing the jitterbug dance.dancing swing This continued with crying and me holding his hand while he questioned me again about heaven and God.

One of the big symptoms of M.S.A. is his internal furnace. It doesn’t know how any longer to regulate. So along with the red shoulders he kept leaving shadows under him of heavy sweating.

Starting at 11:30pm I changed his sheets three times. I answered his call light about every half-hour until six this morning. He either wanted to be turned in a different direction or he wanted water.

I would change everything inside this house. I would zap his illness a way. Toss it to the heavens.monstersnew-day.jpeg I would command him to walk once again.skeleton

He would no longer be tired. He would be full of energy and not drag butt.drag

He would sleep in any position he wished and he would not have to ring his bell to be nap 1

Life would be new, fresh and a new beginning.

But all I can do is get on my knees and pray to God to do his will with Al. All I can do is wait patiently and love him and cling to my faith.girl-praying

I don’t know today what is the secret to success.

I don’t even know if I really made any statement other than my own deep desires.

I do know that I will hold on as long as Al does and I will continue with God’s help to remain strong. I will continue to show support to Al when he needs it. I will always say those three little words, I love you, so he always knows he is not alone. Maybe this is my success in the world, being a sister.


Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Ute nominated me for this very-inspiring-blogger-award award. One reason I am excited to receive this award today is it isn’t for my regular blog. It is for my blog that holds my quotes I make up and  post.

This blog and my music blog here at WP have never received an award, so I am very honored.

The many lines that flow in this award remind me of how I love my life to blend on this earth. I like peace and easy going. Quiet times and a movie.

If it isn’t a love and romance or could actually happen in my life time, I don’t watch it. I am a mushy person. I like lots of kisses, and love and compassion in my shows. I love watching movies that have to do with disabled kids and adults. One of my favorite movies on this is Rain Man. Just love it so much!

It is just like today. I took my brother out. Every street was busy with traffic. When we went to eat there were families with kids all over the place. It kept Al entertained watching the kids. It was alright for me. I don’t do as well with little tykes as I used to when I was younger. The noise and constant movement tend to get on my nerves. When I dropped Al back off and was almost to my driveway, my body started to relax because I knew I was pulling into a quiet home. When we get word that Al gets to come back home it still won’t be bad. Just the two of us and he watches TV mostly. I will be busy with him and my writing. But even then, I am in my home safe and sound.

I learned this little tidbit on Facebook yesterday. I even practiced it last night when I went to bed. If your car has the alarm on it for horn sound and lights, lay the key ring on your nightstand. If someone tries to break in push  the buttons. It should scare the intruder off and alert neighbors while you call the police. I thought that was a good idea myself.

Well Ute, thank-you very much for giving an award to me through my quotes page. I feel very touched by this.

Best Moment Award






I can’t beat Michael Jackson’s speech, I’m sure. But while his speech is full of gratitude, mine is full of emotions. This is my best moment. This is the best award I’ve got and I’ll tell you why.

I’ve got several awards as a blogger as you can see on my right side bar – never mind that I only started blogging seriously in July last year (2012). All the awards I received were awarded to me as one blogger comparable to the rest, and I am so happy with that. But for the first time, My Best Moment Award did not only award me as a blogger. It tells me why I deserve the award and which of my posts made it for me. And I totally agreed with the award. My Sharing with Terry was indeed my best post and I really did my best to write it as I was struggling from too much emotions. I may not have written the best content and the best story in this post but it was my emotions which wrote the story entirely. My eyes were never dry when I wrote it.

The author of Moment Matters blog must be a very keen observer and diligent reader. I went over the choices and they are all excellent and exceptional. When other award-giving entities or mechanisms may just put in their close blogging buddies for convenience, this one I assure you was very well thought out, no disrespects to the others. I love all of them though. (These are Maxim’s words.)

Maxim, a dear blogging friend of mine has nominated me for this award. I had never heard of it. All I know is my eyes began to water as I accepted this. To know that I move people to tears as they read some of my posts causes deep feelings to stir within my heart.

I always try to speak from my heart and show. I really don’t know how else to write. Maxim, all I can say is a big thank-you. I will treasure this always.

Many blogs touch my heart also as I read them. One blogger that touched me every time I read her post was my dear friend Sara. Sara took her life last month as she could no longer fight. I miss you so much my friend. I hope you are at peace now.

Blogs that I would like to recognize are all of them, but I don’t have enough room so I have to pick a few for now.






Patty B


The Best Moments Award

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank- you for this award my friend.versatile-blogger-award

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The Versatile Blogger Award

versatile blogger award 2Lori has nominated me for this very pretty award. What is versatile? Variation, able to do many things in various areas.

This is quite an honor to me to think that someone thinks I am versatile. I feel like I ramble on about the same topics all the time, so thank-you Lori.

These are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself

There is really nothing new to say about myself anymore. You probably know more about me than I do myself.

Nominations are;

Beyond Back Creek


Daily Prompt: 32 Flavors | Stuph Blog…


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Vickie Fulford




Thank-you Lori!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

This beautiful blogger has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.very-inspiring-blogger-award

Here is what Tazein is all about.

My name is Tazein Mirza Saad.I am among you,  you know me,we all exist together on this planet!! My story is a very painful chapter in my life- finally, after struggling for 20 years, God came for me!!With Him at my side, every last trace of  fear left me and I started my journey as a writer!! I am blessed by you all, dear readers, who identify with my feelings,God bless every one!Hold my hand, dear readers, as we aim to find the most important thing in life- ourselves- find your self- every thing will fall in place.If you are suffering and alone, no one is helping you,reflect upon this fact:God loves you a lot,He is testing your faith in Him,He knows you can handle it!!Pain is the best teacher of all- something inside us changes for ever, we become stronger- our spirit shines!May we all gain Wisdom in this journey of life!!We will experience true bliss, contentment and happiness along the way!!Get, set, go!!

Thank-you so much for this beautiful nomination and award.

I am to say seven things about myself.

1. I hate being cold. On this terribly blustery day I wish I was a bear hibernating somewhere.

2. I ask all to pray that my brother enjoys his visit here at home for Christmas

3. When the first of the year arrives, I am going to look at it as new and try to move forth in my life, if the snow allows me to drive

4. I am about half-way done editing my first book.

5. I have begun writing my second book

6. I have to read the instructions on what day to set my turkey in the refrigerator to thaw it out. You would think I would know it by heart at my age.

7. I have to have my blood drawn the day after Christmas for my diabetic check-up. I think this is terrible, the day after? How am I going to eat and enjoy the day?

Nominations are;

Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | Stuph Blog


Island Traveler



Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Awards are given when people enjoy and appreciate your words. There are many beautiful awards and I have been awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by; Thank-you Jacquie.

There are usually a few rules that come with awards and the rules for this award are;

thank and link back to the blogger that has nominated you, then post the award logo to your blog, write a post on the nomination and nominate 15 (or less if you have less) other very inspiring bloggers, notify them and then tell them 7 things about yourself.very-inspiring-blogger-award

Nominations are;





Thank-you for this award!