I woke up this morning to a very pleasant surprise: the lovely and talented Julie Glover
nominated ME for The Versatile Blogger Award. Many thanks, Julie!
The Versatile Blogger Award
If you get the chance, I suggest you visit Julie’s Blog. Her musings are both entertaining and thought-provoking. I connected with Julie on Twitter and I quickly considered her one of my writing friends. She always has a kind word or a helpful answer. And we both hate the evil, green MS Word squiggles. Someday I will make her a button that says, “I heart sentence fragments” and we will wear them with pride.
Here are the rules for The Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 5 new-found blogging buddies.
4. Contact the winners to congratulate them.
Here we go. Seven random facts about me:
1. I have an unnatural fear of fish.
Salmon are very, very scary
See the picture up there? That’s me trying to impress my future in-laws by agreeing to go fishing. My husband (then boyfriend) and I caught that salmon. Then they made me take a picture with it. I am seriously about to cry there. Not kidding. Scariest.Moment.Ever.
2. I hate chemicals
I make my own cleaning products or buy all natural–vinegar and water will take you a long way cleaning your house. I hate eating anything artificial. If it isn’t real, I don’t want it. Having said all that, I’ve tried every natural deodorant product under the sun and none of them work for me. I often debate which is worse–permanent B.O. or cancer? I have yet to reach a verdict.
3. I sometimes break into sporadic dance moves
I tell myself I do this to entertain my kids, but really it’s because I’m a huge dork. My husband informed me all of our neighbors can see me through the patio door when I bust into random pirouettes in the kitchen at night. Oh well. I hope they enjoy the show.
4. I can build ANYTHING out of random household garbage like cardboard boxes, toilet paper rolls and duct tape.
Someday he's going to ask me to make him something I can't build. Then what?
The picture above is a fishing pole I made my son out of a toy broom, toilet paper roll, empty ribbon spool, pipe cleaners, duct tape and yarn. I’m like Mommy MacGyver.
5. I have “double-jointed” elbows.
They hyper-extend and freak people out. I earned a “Senior of Distinction” nomination in my high school yearbook because of them. What a thing to be remembered for!
6. I am a mother of twins.
So if you see me out in public looking like I haven’t brushed my hair in weeks, look at my cute kids and cut me some slack. Someday they’ll be old enough to do things without me (and then, of course, I’ll be enormously sad they grew up too fast).
7. I will always be a band geek at heart.
Don't knock the Super Man t-shirt and scrunchie. Those were totally cool in 1997.
I was drum major of my high school marching band. Those were some of the best memories of my entire life. There are parts of high school I’d never wish on anyone, but I’d go back to band in a heartbeat. And, yes, I went to band camp.
And now, drum roll please…My Versatile Blogger Awards go to:
–I first “met” Liza via Twitter (of course). She wrote a blog about social media that I found very helpful. She also helped me set up the nifty tweet buttons at the end of each of my blog posts. She’s super nice and helpful and is an awesome writer!
Stop by Raelyn’s blog to say hi and be sure to check out her series about planning a novel using Tarot cards. It’s really fascinating. You can also tell her what kind of pie you like. 🙂
Be sure to congratulate Jeff when you stop by his blog. He and his wife just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. He also wrote a great four-part series about plotting a novel.
Sonia G. Medeiros—
Sonia is my hero because somewhere between being a mom AND homeschool teacher, she finds the time to write her novels, blog and keep up on social media. I’m secretly wishing her house is as messy as mine, just so I can feel better. Oops. Did I say that out loud? Hehe. She’s also a #wordmongering champ!
Every writer comes out of the writing closet to someone. My someone was Amanda. If it weren’t for her words of advice and the “start here” tips, I wouldn’t be here. Seriously. I’d still be sitting at home saying, “Someday I’ll do that writing thing.” She’s also an amazingly talented writer and photographer.