Blogger Recognition Award!!!!

My dear blogging friend Annie nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award. The only problem I have is all the people she nominated I would nominate myself except she would be on my list. I am grateful for the award. I love spreading the news and for people to enjoy reading. I don’t see people with books anymore and I think reading is very important. It is great to get lost in a story. I am trying to get that great story telling going on my blog. I hope you all come back and read.

Anyway, there are rules like everything else in life one must follow. I am going to make an award I think and the only rule is….you read. Why have any other rules? It is a great read award. That is what I am going to create.  A certificate. But that is not why we are here. We are here for this award that has rules. AND THE RULES ARE (DUT. DUT. DUT. DA)

If you are nominated…

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing! (It happens LOL).
Note: You can decline the award if you don’t feel up to doing the above, but remember—you have to earn it by doing the work! 🙂  
The showing off of my award!!! Yeah!! What a great award! I shall print it off and display it on my wall. I actually do love doing that. My kids hate it. I think that is why I love doing it. As a parent, we have to follow the golden rule. And if you aren’t a parent I will let you in on our secret. Our golden rule of parenting is…..embarrass your children every chance you get. It actually keeps them in line. They tend to not do anything wrong because they are always trying to hide you from other people. It becomes their job.
I started my blog to not be a blog. It was an online place to keep my writings private until I had them finished. I keep having issues with computers and I end up losing everything I worked so hard on. It was getting to me so I need a safe place to keep them. I wasn’t going to have an open blog until I took my first class with word press and then I had to open it up. I need to work on what was going on in Blogging 201. So that is how the story crumbles. I am really working on my book at this site. I just have a ton of chapters either private or in draft mode. I am working on it none the less. I am still taking blogging courses with word press as well. Why? To write of course. I love to write as much as I love to read. It is a long lost art in today’s world.
As for nominating people, I have nominated people in the past and I wish to renominate them here.
First is the Premio Dardos Awards list. These bloggers will get you reading like no other. There are 15 great blogs here!
Second list is the Liebster Award. These bloggers will pull at your heart strings. Read their adventures with tissues. There are 15 amazing blogs here. That makes 30 blogs I nominate for the award. Plus Annie! 31 is good. I wish to nominate all of them! I hate choosing!
Don’t forget to read Annie’s Blog What the Woman Wrote.
In the mean time if you search my blog, you will see who reads my blog and who I follow. One is at the side and the other is at the bottom. Great bloggers! Go visit them! There are too many to really mention!

Coffee Time

I am so happy as I drive up to the café. The excitement is killing me. I can’t wait to see you again. It has been such a long time. I love walking into this java café. The aroma fills my nostrals. There you are at a a table for two. I see you already asked for the flavored creamer. I order my special cup of coffee and this is such a great café they even ask you if you want whipped cream and sprinkles in your joe.

I grab my coffee in both hands and inhale the aroma slowly. Ahh. Nothing like that smell. I go over to where you are sitting. Nice to even have a window seat so we can watch the cars driving by and people passing. I so enjoy the sunshine through the window. You know how much I love the heat.

While having our coffee in this special spot ….. I want you to know how special you are. I have come to the understanding that no one is in my life forever and I have been trying to see everyone before something happens to them. I don’t want to have regrets. Lately, it appears I came home just in time to attend funerals. I long for a great wedding, anniversary, or some other reason to celebrate. I have been at the nursing homes so much lately watching friends and family die that I really need something great going on.

While having our coffee in this special spot…. I finished some of my CEUs. This time around I took CranioSacral Therapy. I am certain this will add to my Reiki section for work. I am still trying to find an affordable office in Escanaba. I really don’t want to keep traveling over an hour a day to work. It would be nicer to be closer to home. I have been looking in Rock, Gladstone, Rapid River, and Perkins as well. I know Bark River isn’t that far but there really isn’t anything but farm land going out there. I could try a few other towns that way as well. I hope to find something soon even if it is an old RV I can park in my yard.

While having our coffee in this special spot …… I am working on getting new equipment for my business. I have obtained the hot stones now I just need a few other things. I want to get a heated blanket for winter, body wrap supplies and equipment, some ayurvedic equipment and the essential oils. I am hoping to add retail to my business as well and sell essential oils, lotions, biofreeze, and maybe even t-shirts.

While having our coffee in this special spot …… I am writing as much as I can. I really want to get that novel done. I am hoping to get as much as I can done to see if I can get it published with an actual publishing company. I have been taking some online writing classes. I hope it can make my blogging better. People say that blogging is dead, but I wonder about that statement. Is it really dead if you and I are discussing it or reading it?

While having our coffee in this special spot …… I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7. It took most of my memory since the laptop I have is old and only has 200 gb on the hard drive but it sure is worth it. What an amazing upgrade and this computer is running better than before. That is a big HMMMM. Can’t figure that one out. But now that I have a secondary computer up and running it means more time for me to write. Sharing a computer is what really sucks. But I took an old one and threw in some new parts and voilá, another laptop for us to use. Never underestimate the power of having left over computer parts. You can create new computers out of those parts.

Well it is time for us to part. I am sad at leaving you. There is so much more we can talk about. I hope you make another coffee date with me. We can meet again at our special spot near the window with our coffee in hand.