To my surprise, two award nominations recently came my way. Awards are a lovely recognition, but to me the most important aspect of Awards is the nudge that they provide to build connections, to reach out and visit other blogs, to form new bonds with other bloggers, to expand interests and to share in new adventures.
I am grateful to my blogging friend, Daniela at Lantern Post, for this first award nomination. Stop by for a visit to her blog. You’ll not only find a great blog, but also someone to admire. For starters… she blogs in English, even though English is not her native language. Wow, huh?
This second award was graciously given by Francine in Retirement. Francine blogs beautiful photos, most recently of her adventures in Amish Country. She posts her photos with messages of gratitude and encouragement. Francine is a delight, and you can visit her, here.
I understand that the rules of both of these awards are the same, so I will be combining them. The rules are:
Post seven interesting things about yourself.
Nominate 15 other bloggers who you feel deserve the award.
Let them know about nomination.
So here are my seven (not so) interesting things:
1. My 11 year old dog weighs only 3 pounds.
2. I love Washington State Cherries.
3. I’ll drive over an hour to get to a Trader Joe’s.
4. I once rode in a blimp.
5. I collect old photographs.
6. I love to hang out laundry on the clothesline.
7. My favorite books are long long really-long historical novels.
Here are my nominations. Please pay them a visit!