Friday, September 30, 2011

I Am Deeply Honored

     Today I am very humbled and deeply honored to say that I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award, thanks to one of my new blogger friends at 
Thank you so much for the unexpected honor.  For those of you who haven't read her blog be sure to check it out; she's an amazing writer.

      Being new to the blogging world, I have to admit, I didn't have a clue what the Versatile Blogger Award was all about.  I just knew it made me feel extraordinary and happy.  It made me feel validated; reassured that this new hobby of mine wasn't all for naught.   But I had to know more.

      With computer in lap, I did what any good researcher on a quest would do...I Googled it.  It's mind-blowing what you can find out with the push of a button!  So here's what I found out.

      The Versatile Blogger Award is one of those rare awards where it really is an honor just to be nominated.   You see, being nominated means that someone out there in cyberspace thinks that what I am writing is worth reading.  It means that a fellow blogger likes my blog well enough to recommend it to other bloggers.  It is a way for new bloggers, like me, to be found by new readers who share common interests.  It means feeling like you have arrived.

      With any achievement comes responsibility and the Versatile Blogger Award is no exception.  Following are the rules that go along with the distinction:

      1.  Thank the person(s) who shared the award with you by linking 
            back to them in your post. 
      2.  List 7 things about yourself.
      3.  Pass this award to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them 
           know that you included them in your blog post. goes:

      7 Things About Me

            1.  My secret fantasy has always been to be a writer.  I've written some poetry in the
                  past, but my blog is about as close as I've ever gotten to actually writing anything.

            2.  My favorite music is Bon Jovi, Train, John Mellenkamp and Daughtry, although
                  I like many kinds including pop and country.

            3.  My favorite authors are Jan Karon and Kristin Hannah and my favorite books are
                  Anne of Green Gables.

            4.  I used to make decorated cakes and teach classes in cake decorating before
                  arthritis made it too painful.

            5.  I collect cookbooks.

            6.  I am somewhat of a techno-geek in that I love new electronic gadgets,
                 although my wish list is much more expensive than my wallet can afford. 
                 I do hope someday to have a Kindle or Nook and a smartphone
                 but not sure when that will become a reality.

            7.  Spending time with friends and family is my favorite past-time.

Now for my nominations.  I am so new at this that I'm not sure I can come up with 15 since I am just now beginning to find new blogs to follow.  Some of these may not be so new, but they are to me and I love them.  I hope you will check all of them out!

      1.   Diminishing Gene Pool 
      3.   Marlia's World
      5.   Life In A Pink Fibro  
      6.   Diminishing Lucy
      7.  Ah, the possibilities!
      9.  Lighten Up!
With apologies to the other nominees, I'm afraid I will have to end my nominations there.  I just haven't had time to find all of those wonderful bloggers out there who I would love to read.    I will keep looking and reading though and soon will have a longer list to recommend.

     Again, thank you to My Distant Husband for her faith in me.  I am so appreciative of her support and that of the other new friends I have found.  I am truly blessed.

Until next time...that's my view.



  1. That was sweet of you Kat to include me, thank you so much. I love the 7 things about you. Really cool things. Thank you for sharing a part of you and your world. I am so glad we are friends.
    Take care and God Bless!!

  2. :D you're welcome..... i enjoy your reads...


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