Hello Everyone! I have been missing for awhile and I am so behind on my postings!! We have been really busy with our new home purchase in Tucson. It turns out that it takes a lot of time to set up a transaction like this when you are not in the same state as the new house. We have finally finished inspections and negotiations and are feeling better about our position with all this. It will close in August, then we really have to move into gear! Meanwhile, this amazing blogging community has been generous with me once again! The incredible Valerie from “Living Lighter in Atlanta” nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, back in April! Then in June, the Avid Observer from “What Living taught me” also nominated me. I truly appreciate both of these blogs as they have entertained and enlightened my world!

The Rules for accepting this Award:

1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.


Valerie’s Questions to me:

What are three activities that bring you happiness?

-running, rock climbing and cooking!

When you are feeling down, what kinds of things do you do to try and lift your spirits?

-run, rock climb and cook!
What are some of your favorite funny movies (comedies)?

-Blazing Saddles, Caddy shack, Spaceballs and the Vacation movies
Who is your favorite comedian, and what do you like about him/her?

-Anyone on SNL past or present
Does money buy happiness?

-NO, but it does make unhappiness easier to live with!
Were your parents happy when you were growing up? Why do you think they were/were not?

-They thought they were. I believe they were not because they married too young to know what they really wanted. They divorced when I was 23.
What makes you laugh out loud?

-I am a strong believer in the statement “it’s funny because it’s true”. Check out this link: I laughed until I cried!
Does the weather affect your mood?

-Yes! That is why we are snow birding now!
What in your life are you currently looking forward to?

-Setting up our new home in Tucson!

What living taught me Q’s for me:

 A quote or any saying that you love and follow.


  • If you get chance : either to go in future and know what’s there for you or to go back in past and change something Which one would you choose & Why?

-I would go back into the past and (attempt) to prevent a decision, made by someone else, that caused me great emotional pain.

  • A superpower that you think everyone should have.

-The ability to see one week into the future, so that people can better choose their words and actions today.

  • Mountains or Beaches?

-both! I can’t choose!

  • Is there anything that can/might make you stop blogging?

-If this community became negative or unsupportive. That seems very unlikely as everyone I have met has been amazing!

  • If you get a chance to watch any war that happened in the past live Which war would you choose n Why?

-The civil war because I know which side I would be fighting for!

  • Share any adventurous or risky thing that you ever did.

-I did skydiving a few times, three to be exact.  I would love to do it again!

  • What gives you goosebumps every-time?

-fingernails on a chalkboard. It is happening now as I type this!

  • A gift that you would love to receive anytime.


  • Your favorite topics to have a conversation on.

-My kids!

  • One thing that you want to eliminate from your life completely.



I would like to nominate:

Free to Express

Everyone else has the best titles


Atoms of thought


kool kosher kitchen

In Diane’s Kitchen

The Ink Owl

Wish to Dish

Sensible nonsense

LEE Bakers

My Questions to the nominees:

What is your favorite day of the week?

What was your favorite childhood toy?

Are you a cat or a dog person?

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing that now?

At dessert time, do you go for chocolate or lemon?

What is your favorite topic to blog about?

Why did you start your blog?

What book are you currently reading?

What past TV show would you like to see back on the air?

If you could go back into your past, what (if anything) would you like to change?

What would you have for your final meal?

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