Blogging Chums Award

Blogging Chums Award

The Blogging Chums Award is given to particularly brilliant bloggers who are really providing something special to the community, either through their writing or the way they engage with other people: they’re just brilliant! The award was created by Robert at The Non-Alcoholic Student

Here are the rules:

1. Be sure to use the award image!
2. List the rules & about paragraph!
3. Thank whoever nominated you!
4. Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you to spread some positivity around the Internet – anyone will do!
5. Nominate 5-10 more people for the award and go let them know about it in their comments!

Thanks to Karen at Blue Sky Days 365 for nominating me.

My nominations are:

The Haunted Wordsmith who writes beautiful short stories that makes you want to know more about the characters she writes about.

Kranti at Sparklingthoughts her writings are amazing. Speaks to you.

Syncwithdeep another beautiful soul and poet.



Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to Guy over at aguycalledbloke for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.

Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.

Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.

Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.

My questions:

  1. What is the weirdest conversation you overheard? I am usually the one with the weird overheard conversation. None I have heard.
  2. If you could be any age (not your current age) for a full 7 days what age would it be and for god’s sake why? 40. It was the year that everything began to change for me. 
  3. Do you believe in the paranormal? If so why, if not, why not? And if you are sitting on the fence, yeah you guessed it, why? I do believe in the paranormal. I have smelled my grandfather near me. My dog comes to sleep with me occasionally.  And the other night, T was in kitchen getting cereal when suddenly he yelled at me to stop. I asked him what he was talking about and he said I had screamed in his ear. I was laying in bed reading. 
  4. If you had a brainwashing machine who would you use it on specifically and why? I am sorry but I have no answer for this one.
  5. What is the strangest, oddest, weirdest or down right stupidest thing that you have ever eaten? Nothing (I am so boring)
  6. What is your favorite all time joke? It is so politically incorrect that I cannot post it.My 
  7. What food would be best to make a house out of-discuss and explain your logic. I cannot think of any.
  8. If you could have a choice of window types and styles in front of your toilet what would you pick? Bay window
  9. You have just bumped into an alien from the planet Jupiter and you say what? Hello, how may I help you?
  10. Of all your behaviours/traits which one has landed you in the most hot water or trouble? My inability to not supress my smartass mouth


Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Christine from Poetry For Healing for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger award. Her poetry is amazing please stop by and give her a read.

The Rules are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
  4. Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
  5. Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own


My 11 Questions to the nominees are:

  1. How long have you been blogging? Since December 2016
  2. Where are you located? Canada
  3. When you are not blogging how do you spend your time? I read and write poetry. Watch t.v. 
  4. What is the best Halloween costume you ever had? Can’t think of any really good ones.
  5. What’s your favorite word? This one has stumped me. I am sure there is one I use all the time but I cannot think of it.
  6. What is the worst job you ever had? Working in a factory where I had to work in the freezing cold and try to stuff turkeys/chickens into bags. 
  7. What is a dream you have that you have yet to achieve? To publish. Whether short stories or poetry or a mix of the two. 
  8. What do you fear most? This will sound silly but I am afraid of either spontaneously combusting or drowning. 
  9. If you could spend the day in someone else’s shoes who would it be? I am once more stumped. 
  10. Do you have a hidden talent? Why yes I do. It is one that I only discovered since I have been cashiering. When I need to find the bar code on the product that I am trying to scan, it is always under my thumb. 100% thumb rate. 
  11. What was the last text you sent? Yeah. And I forgot to take anything out of the freezer to thaw. And kinda lazy. So yeah, I took the easy way out.

Liebster Award Nod

I have been a little remiss in my most recent nomination for A Guy called Bloke but it did give me more time to think on answering the questions. I think lol

This version of the Liebster Award comes with five rules. They are:

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you: Ticked
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked. Ticked
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers. Ticked
  4. Ask them 11 questions.Ticked
  5. Let them know you have nominated them. Ticked


Here are the answers to his questions:

  1. What is the weirdest thing about me? This one is a little difficult to answer because I do not think that there is just one thing. I suppose it is the way that I organize my closet. Not only in sections like tees, jeans, yoga pants, skirts, but by color-alphabitized.
  2. If you had a choice to be haunted by a ghost who would you pick and why? I think I would like to be haunted by the ghost of my dog Odin. He was a cross collie/great pyranese and I miss him every day. Not a cuddler but he was my boy and I could curl up with him and he would lick my face when I cried. I miss him terribly.
  3. Which cartoon character do you resemble the most? Well mine is not a cartoon character but a muppet: Beaker. When I get upset or annoyed/angry my voice becomes very shrill. My uncle dubbed me this when I was 9 or 10.
  4. Is there anything orange within 10 feet of you and if so what? Yes, the two sides of lego on T’s truck.
  5. Have you ever been in a food fight? Never ever
  6. to 8. appear to be missing

9. Have you figured it out yet and if so what is the point? Not 2 be or not 2 be  but            the point? I have absolutely nothing figured out so I can’t tell you if there is a                point.

10. Given a choice between Faithless-Insomnia or Cars-Gary Numan which is                     better? Cars only because I actually know it.

11. What is the opposite of being scared of heights? I really can’t think of a good                  answer for this one. Which bothers me but as I am scared of heights, I won’t                ponder on it too long.  A fear of the ground? Which would make it hard to do                anything really except to live in really tall buildings.

I always enjoy answering questions but the last couple of times I have nominated others only a few have responded. So I am going to leave the nominating and the asking of questions out for now. But that does not mean I will not come back and decide that I will nominate. Also my brain is on a short hiatus so there is an inability to come up with some really good ones.



I recently started to follow her…. The Haunted Wordsmith. Thank you for nominating me. I am coming to the third day and this will be it. (Insert pouty face lol)

The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.


I realized today that I am at peace within myself. I no longer care how people judge me. I no longer care if people think my laugh is too loud. I say inappropriate things at the wrong times because my filter does not always work. And that is okay.

I love me. All of me. With all my heart. And in doing so I have freed myself.


Mystery Blogger Award

My thanks goes out to A Guy Called Bloke for nominating me for another award. If you have not yet checked out his blog you do not know what you are missing. Now get on over and read his blog.

So? What is the Mystery Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma 

The Rules!

Put the award logo/image on your blog

List the rules.

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

Nominate 10 – 20 people

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

Three Things About Me:

I cry very easily. I am empathetic and feel what others feel. I just do not mention it often because than people are afraid to talk to me/tell me what is going on.

I am a Sexual Abuse Survivor.

My mom is my hero. And my little brother (not so little at 6’2″?) he ain’t all that bad either. They are the people that I instinctively reach out to although lately I have pulled back so as not to worry them. They have their own lives to lead.

My Questions for the Nominees!

How DO YOU fold a fitted sheet?  I don’t. Last summer at the lake as mom did the last load, it had a fitted sheet. She pulled it out and informed me that she needed my help. I grabbed it, squished it into a small ball and threw it on top of the basket. ‘I do not do fitted sheets.’ I stated in my imperious voice. Mom now also does not do fitted sheets.

What is REALLY meant by the phrase ‘Love is in the air?’
I imagine it has something to do with pheremones but I really do not know.
What was the wierdest, strangest and most mysterious phone call you ever took or made? 
I once had a phone call in which I thought it was my significant other on the other end of the phone. It was a rather sexy call until it took a weird turn and I realized I was talking to a pervert!
This is a real mystery – would you rather be ugly as sin and live forever or look as attractively sexy as was possible, but die in a year?
Ugly as sin and live forever. Someone will eventually find me beautiful.
Ok, ok, here’s the cliff hanger – you are offered £$/100,000 to eat a bowl of mixed bugs – you know crunchy mealworms, slimey earthworms, buzzing crickets, wrinkly woodlice and moist maggots and the list goes on – would you eat it and be richer or not?
At no point do you say that I have to eat them and keep them down. So yes, I would eat them.

Positivity….Alive and well

I recently started to follow her…. The Haunted Wordsmith. Have been loving her posts (in a non-stalker way) so please go on over and check her out. She is having some difficulties with some of her posts being jealous of other posts getting more love. Please spread the love all around.

The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.


This is a huge one for me. I have not always been a positive person.

I am unable to explain why that is. I have striven to make everything right and I guess the more I tried for that and fell short, the more that voice in my head told me how much of an idiot I was.

I no longer am like that. I see positives everywhere I look. When someone tells me something negative, I now turn it around and point out the positive. It is a mindset. And I have changed my mindset.

Positivity.  It has changed my life. And I will not ever go back to the negative Nelly I once was.