I Am Blessed Today

I am being on the lazy side today since I had the biggest part of my work done yesterday. Besides, my sides hurt from moving furniture yesterday. Oh to be getting older.

Well not to side track, I was reading comments and I stumbled across a remark stating I had yet been given another award. I thought to myself, wow, cool, awesome. This made my day brighter.

And then I looked up at the window and the rain had left and the sun was shining. Thank-you God for this joy you have allowed me to have today.

http://inspirationalgem.wordpress.com   is who honored me with the Liebster Award. I get so excited over these awards. I don’t care how many times I receive the same one or even a new one. It is a thank-you from a friend who thinks my words and thoughts are worth reading.liebster award 3

I remember telling my parents that when I grew up and moved out there would be no more rules. Sad to say as soon as I moved out I learned new rules about being a grown up and they weren’t the rules of my kind parents.

And the same goes for this award, rules, what can I say? I have to follow the rules or get the ruler. LOL

Here are the rules:

Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award (

Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Oh goodie, I get to think up some more questions.

1.If you could visit anywhere in the world for only one day, where would it be and why?

2.What is your favorite scent?

3. What is your best memory of Christmas?

4. Were you ever scared at Halloween?

5.Are you under, over or at five feet tall?

6.How many languages do you speak?

7. Have you ever told a lie in order not to hurt anyone?

8. What would you do if on Christmas morning, instead of Santa coming down your chimney, it was me?

9. When do you start buying or preparing for Christmas?

10. What is your custom for Thanksgiving?


Here are the questions I was asked to answer.

1.What are a few things that inspire you to be the best you?

People with a compassion for others and life

Tell about one thing you find to be beautiful that many/most people seem to see as ugly.

Big, gaudy, shiny costume jewelry.

3. To you, what constitutes true friendship?

Trust and commitment

4. What is one painful experience you previously endured that you now see as a blessing?

Finally getting the confidence to file for a divorce. I put up with so much bull for so many years. Freedom from any kind of abuse is beautiful and a real blessing.

5. What is your favorite book? Or one of them?

I have one favorite book. I may have more, but I don’t have time to read. It is called Black Like Me.

6. What is one song that can be considered one of your life theme songs? One that describes you, your life in general, or your outlook on something.

Elvis Presley, If I Can Dream. It brings me hope that the world will still let me breathe easier a little bit each day.


7. What are three quotes that inspire you somehow?

A. Don’t ever look back, you already walked that moment.

B. You are never alone, God is with you.

C. Live like this is your last day.

8. Do you have a Philosophy of life that you consciously try to live by? If so, briefly explain the basics of it.

23 years ago when I decided to become a Caregiver, my philosophy was to treat my patients the way I will want to be treated when I grow old.

9. What accomplishment of yours are you most proud of?

A. I have three beautiful children

B. I have made it to the age I am today

C. I can write what I can’t express through my mouth and you understand

10.Which one of your senses (see, hear, taste, feel/touch, smell) do you think would be the most difficult to live without?

Feel/touch, with this I can be blind but touch your warmth

To not see I can yet feel

To not taste I can  be fed

To not smell I still can be led.


Nominations are;




Hunt FOR Truth

Mona Gustafson Affinito


Naomi Baltuck



Rusha Sams


Maxim Sense


Sensual Blogging Award

Fae over at


nominated me for the Sensual Blogging Award. Fae and this award are brand new to me, and I accept with a shyness, never realizing that someone touching my blogs for the very first time would nominate me for anything, plus I have have not considered myself sensual about anything for a long time.

When I read about Fae, I discovered she is a very sensual lady. She has one son, who is a doctor, a wonderful looking husband, and her outlook on life is great or sensual. After reading all about her, I will admit that I may be sensual about a few things in life.

Please go to her web site and read about her, Fae and her family and history. It is all very interesting.

The rules for this nomination are
1.  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3.  Answer 7 sensual questions ( Most romantic memory, Most sensual music, Most sensual season, Favorite flower, Favorite fruit, Best gift received, Love is… )
4.  Select 12 nominees and notify them on their blogs.
5.  Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

Thank you Fae for the beautiful award.

My most romantic moment that I can remember back to was the night before my fiancee left for the military. It wasn’t romantic such as in sex, it was romantic in the fact that every kiss, hug, and touch, was done with fire and promises and tears.

My most sensual music would be The Carpenters. When I was in my teens, I would grab a hair brush and stand on a foot stool, and sing my heart out to their tunes. My voice at that time blended in and sounded so much like Karen Carpenter.

The most sensual season for me is Fall. Fall is made for bringing your senses alive here where I live. Watching life change in order to protect itself for winter. Beautiful reds, yellows, oranges change the green leaves and make each tree come to full color. The smells of dew on the ground, or raking up leaves brings reasons to have campfires and marshmallows. Sitting around the campfire, chatting about nothing with friends.

My favorite flower is the lilac. I love the smell and even carry it through my nostrils all year round through Yankee Candles.

My favorite fruit is bananas with a bit of peanut butter smeared on it. I did try last week Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich, banana and peanut butter. It was alright, but I don’t see why he was crazy about it.

My best gift ever received was God and my children. Finding God was the answer to my life long road of life, and my children coming from my own loins, with God’s help, is something each mother holds dear to her heart.

Love is….as the saying goes, never having to say you are sorry.  Being true to yourself, walking the path of life that you know is the one made especially for you, building great memories, and growing old gracefully, to me is love. All the glitter and in betweens on your way from youth to aged, are truly the icing on the cake.

Nominations for this award are





Mona Gustafson Affinito


Kellie Elmore


Brazile Enterprises



Thank you again Fae for this award!