Many Thanks for the Fun Stuff

In this Thanksgiving Season, I have many important things, and a few fun ones, to be thankful for. Among the fun items are some blogging awards, and I’d like to share that bounty with my own nominees of varied and interesting blogs – including a few I have only recently discovered.  I hope you will take time to visit them, as well as the kind bloggers who passed these awards on to me:

Illuminating Blogger Award  –  Campanulla Della Anna shared this one. I do hope some of my posts are illuminating, and I will strive to earn this going forward! The requirements are:

  • Leave a comment on the original award site – Done!
  • Share a random fact about yourself:  I love the ocean.
  • Choose 5 bloggers to pass the torch to. See below.

Reality Blog Award – This one is new to me.  It was shared by Jenn at the Serenity Space.  This is kind of nice, as there aren’t a lot of rules, and no specific number of nominations – just a few tough reality questions. So here we go…

  • If you could change something what would you change?  Too personal – in general, I guess I wish I could make my children’s childhoods perfect.  I love them all so much, and I know I didn’t always get it right.
  • If you could relive one day, when would it be?  Again, too personal. I would like to redo the day of my youngest’s Sweet 16 party so everyone in our family could have been there. Too many people were missing.
  • What’s one thing that really scares you?   Losing my health… or my husband’s health.
  • What one dream have you not completed yet, and do you think you will be able to complete it?  There are some places I’d like to go – and I hope I’ll get to them, but I’d like to have the discipline to complete a book, and that may be a pipe dream!
  • If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?  I thought about my husband, so I could see the world through his eyes – but then, maybe I don’t want to know that much!  I also wish I had some clever response, like President so I could change the world… but the truth is I was fearfully and wonderfully made, just like everyone else, and had probably best stick with who I am.

My optional nominees:


Wonderful Team Member Readership Award – I love the idea of this! Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind nominated me, and this one does have some rules:

  • Display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar – Done!
  • The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…” :  I think a great reader is one who takes time to read and respond to other blogger’s posts, and who takes time to acknowledge and respond to comments and pingbacks on his/her own blog. We’re all in this together, and the team works best when we support and learn from one another.
  • Nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc., naming his or her nominees on a post or on posts during the 1 week) period. See my list below. These are all people who have taken the time to reach out to other bloggers in comments.
  • The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates. Done, in comments on their blogs and pingbacks from this post.

So, my advance thanks to you for taking time to learn about these blogs – I hope they bring you some new friends!

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  6. eof737 says:

    Congratulations on all your awards! 😆 😎
    You are deserving! 🙂


  7. Happy congrats on your awards, TRS! I’m so happy for you. 😀
    As you know, I can’t accept awards, but I appreciate my nomination for the Reality Blog Award very much. THANK YOU!


  8. Congratulations on your awards! You deserve them!
    And thank you so much for my “Illuminating Blogger Award!” I am so appreciative…
    Warmest thoughts and gratitude… 🙂


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  13. Marianne says:

    Congratulations on receiving your Awards which are thoroughly well deserved. I am honoured that you thought of me for a nomination – thank you so much.


  14. patriciaddrury says:

    Congrats on your awards and thanks so much for nominating me, I am sorry I didn’t respond sooner but my granddaughter has been visiting for Thanksgiving so I am catching up slowly but surely. I will get to this award this weekend, and I do appreciate those who take a moment to acknowledge the creativity and caring of other bloggers. Thanks again!!


  15. Sunshine says:

    Congratulations and thank you, Retiring Sort…I am behind in everything but do not give up on me…will get to this eventually. 🙂 Thank you again!!


  16. adinparadise says:

    Congratulations on your awards. 🙂


  17. Hi Retiring! I am honored…thanks for nominating me! 🙂


  18. Miljo Anne says:

    Thank you for nominating me! I appreciate it really! Happy Thanksgiving to you!


  19. Jenn says:

    thankyou so very much for my nomination and congratulations on all of your nominations .. you certainly deserve them all 🙂 bright blessings 🙂


  20. thirdeyemom says:

    Wow, talk about a lot of awards!!! Congratulations!! I liked reading your responses to the questions. Yes some are very personal but it is really nice to get to know more about you. 🙂 Thanks so much as well for nominating me! I do try to make an effort responding to comments as that is truly how I get to know my fellow bloggers/readers. I’ve developed lots of wonderful friendships through blogging and have even met a handful of bloggers in person! I will try to repay the award over the weekend after the craziness subsides. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! 🙂 nicole


  21. Congratulations on your awards! And thank you so much for nominating me – I do feel inspired. 🙂


  22. friendlytm says:

    I am so honored! Thanks for the nomination. I have been enjoying your blog, but did not realize you have got so many awards already, includin FP! Congrats to you. You do deserve each of them! Happy Thanksgiving! It is indeed a special Thanksgiving gift for me.


  23. Madoqua says:

    Congratulations on getting these awards – they are well deserved! I was touched by your wish to make your children’s childhoods perfect. I bet if you asked them, you would be told that an excellent job rearing them!
    Thank you for the nomination for the Illuminating Blogger Award, I am delighted to accept!.


  24. Amy says:

    Congratulations, TRS! I’m honored for the nomination. Happy Thanksgiving!


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  26. rarasaur says:

    Thank you so much for the nomination, I’m honored! 🙂 (I love the “yippee” for the Y of REALITY, ha!)


  27. Carol says:

    Very well done! Congrats to you for the well-deserved awards.


  28. bulldogsturf says:

    Well to recieve three awards must tell you what others think about your blog… I personally think you deserve each and every one of them… a nice Thanks Giving present for you… I’m glad you didn’t decide to see through your Husbands eyes for a day… you would learn far too much about him… and I liked the fact that loosing ones health or Hubbies health scares you… having a wife whos fought cancer for the last 19 years, I go with that one entirely… good show for you…


  29. Alastair says:

    Congratulations, and thank you so much. I will get around to doing an award post or two very soon. 🙂 Thank you


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