Tis the Season

I hope everyone had a great weekend. This was Memorial Day weekend here in the US which traditionally kicks off the summer season. It’s especially significant in the colder climate areas like mine where our brief summer is treasured. This is my happy season. Due to the holiday I’m way behind on blog reading and will catch up on what you all have been doing before posting about the Color Run I did on Saturday.


summer season

Roll Out the Red Carpet

I feel like a celebrity as I have been nominated by Lisa May Coaching for two more awards! I’m blushing profusely. What an honor and a ton of fun! First, let me say a big Thank You to Lisa. I want to let you all know that I was only nominated in the case Lisa was first nominated and her blog is well deserving of the awards. Lisa is a very positive, inspiring blogger!

Instructions for the Lighthouse Award:

1. Display the award certificate on the blog
2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations.
4. Share three ways that you like to help other people

Three ways I like to help people:

  1. Listening. Really listening and letting them know that I’m listening. I think people want to be heard (I know I do.)
  2. Empathizing. One thing I think helps most people is for them to know someone understands.
  3. Encouraging. Even the littlest word or smile can be very uplifting to me, so I try to do that for others.

For some lighter topics (photography, poetry) my nominations are:







dragons loyalty

The rules for Dragon’s Loyalty Award:

1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3. You must share 7 things other bloggers may not know about you.
4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for Dragon’s Loyalty Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5. Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

Here are 7 things you may, or may not know about me.
1. I have 2 different colored eyes.
2. I have 3 pets, 1 dog and 2 cats, all geriatric (I think it’s time for a puppy).
3. I have 3 children, 2 female, 1 male.
4. I have 3 siblings (all older than me ha).
5. I have 3 degrees.
6. I volunteer every Wednesday.
7. I like to watch NCIS. Especially when I feel down.

For some deeper topics (dragon-sized) my nominations are:






The Sun is Shining

sunshine-award1Sunshine Award

I’ve been nominated for the sunshine award by fightingfatblogger. This is so cool. I love sunshine. I wish everyone had sunshine every day (me too). I love the warmth and the brightness. The way it feels on my skin. I love sunburns and suntans. I love how it puts a good mood spin to the day. I love sunrises. I love sunsets. The way it makes the water sparkle. The way it brings the singing birds to the feeder. I love how it makes the trees bud and the flowers blossom. Thank you fightingfatblogger for your nomination!

This is an award of tens…

Ten pieces of information about me

  1. I’ve skied in the Alps
  2. As a kid I thought it was quite special that I shared the same name as a celebrity- little “Cindy Lou Who” from How the Grinch Stole Christmas (my middle name is Louise)
  3. I fell in love with the clarinet as a kid listening to Benny Goodman
  4. I’ve never broken a bone (knock on wood)
  5. I’ve tent camped in below zero temperatures
  6. I fed my baby peas at Niagara Falls and he broke into a rash
  7. I once played basketball in Germany
  8. I once had a pet ferret
  9. I was a Girl Scout
  10. I love sunshine

Ten fellow blogger I nominate for the Sunshine Award

Lisa Macy Coaching
Living in the Really Real
Saving My Life: Breaking the Yo-Yo
Simply Fit Inside and Out
The Ravenously Disappearing Woman
Unsporty Women Can Run
Versatile Style By Tracey

Rules for the Sunshine Award

  • Use the logo above in the post
  • Link to whoever nominated you
  • Write ten pieces of information about yourself
  • Nominate ten fellow bloggers
  • Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award