Thursday, April 11, 2013

the Liebster Award

Wow!  Apparently I’ve been nominated for my first blog award - The Liebster Award!

Thank you, Phenomenal Lass for your support of Missing My Catelyn, and for the shout out.  :)  I started this blog as a way to get out the feelings pent up inside me as a result of Catelyn's death, and I truly appreciate all the wonderful feedback from my readers.  I can only hope that my blog will continue to enlighten others who are enduring hardships of any kind.

Liebster Award Rules:
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.
  3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 3-5 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed (other than the person who tagged you). These blogs must have no greater than 3000 followers. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.
  4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.
    Here, in no particular order, are 11 things you may not know about me:
    1. When I was a little girl, I wanted my name to be Nicki.
    2. Not only did I give myself a haircut as a child, but I gave one to one of my stuffed animals too.
    3. I have a crafting problem  :)
    4. One thing I have always wanted to be is a mechanic.
    5. Thus far, I have never been drunk in my life, nor do I plan to be.
    6. I took up knitting in January so I can make baby hats to donate to local hospitals.
    7. I LOVE singing at karaoke night - any time, any where!!
    8. At a concert, when I was 19, I was up near the stage, and the crowd surged, and I was nearly trampled.
    9. As a young child, I had a bar of Lava Soap placed in my mouth for sticking my tongue out at my babysitter's daughter, and it sizzled and burned!!
    10. I used to adore skating (both ice skating & roller skating)
    11. I was on a TV show based out of Topeka, KS called "Whizzo" when I was ~3 years old.
    Here are my answers to Phenomenal Lass' questions:

    1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
             Well, for starters, I love writing, and find it very therapeutic.  Also, I tend to be a coward outside of my blog, so it's nice to have a 'safe space' where I feel like I can write whatever I feel and not be judged.  I assume that if you don't want to know what I have to say, you won't read it!  :)

    2. If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
   many movies are so important to me for different's hard to choose.  I guess I'd pick 'The Green Mile'.

    3. What is your greatest strength?
           Perhaps my creativity is my greatest strength.....I don't really know. 

    4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
          Switzerland, Ireland, England or France

    5. What’s your favorite song (of the moment)?
         Respect by Erasure

    6. Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

    7. If you had to retake one class from school, what would it be and why?
        Art, because it lets my soul breathe

    8. If you had to commit one of the Seven Deadly Sins, which one would you choose and why?
        Probably envy.  I constantly compare myself to others, and often want what they why not stick with what I know, right?

    9. Your new best friend is a character from a book. Who do you pick?
       I haven't really read much recently, so I guess I'll have to pick Stephanie Plum....she's funny, adventurous, believes in herself, and is easily entertained!

    10. What’s the best thing you ate this week?
        Grilled pork chops

    11. What are your plans for the weekend?
        Going on an overnight trip with my husband, and then celebrating his grandfather's 92nd birthday!

    11 Questions for the nominees
    1. What 4 words would you use to describe yourself?
    2. What inspires you?
    3. What did you want to be when you were little?
    4. What is your favorite way to spend your day off?
    5. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
    6. Describe your favorite childhood memory
    7. What movie/book title would you pick for your life story?
    8. What's the best advice you have ever received
    9. What are your goals for 2013?
    10. If you were told you had to spend a year in isolation on a desert island, but you could bring 5 things with you, what would you would bring?
    11. What chore do you absolutely hate to do?

    And the nominees are:
    1. Ink It Up! with Jessica
    2. Tinker With Ink & Paper
    3. An Urban Cottage
    4. The Lovely Residence


    1. Love the personal facts! I have also never been drunk with no ambition to be so. It got brought up at work once by my coworker and when I said I have never been, their response was "That is my new goal. To get you drunk!" I didn't push the subject, but thought to myself "Good luck. This is a choice, not missed opportunities."

      Oh, and I wouldn't call crafting a problem. :) Would love to see some more of your creations!

    2. What an honor Tracy!! As much as your blog is helping you through your grieving process, I know you are touching just as many people (or more) with this blog!! I am so glad you have chosen to release those pent up feelings via blog too. :) I am proud to be called your friend and am excited to see so much growth in you these past few months!! I know it's a difficult path you are on, one that not all can handle, but I think you are doing fantastic! Think of you often and miss you my dear friend! ~ Amie :D