During the holidays, I was graciously gifted with several awards but didn’t have the time to properly accept them.  I know there are rules to follow but I’m going to take after my talented blogger friend, Lorna, from Lorna’s Voice and make up my own guidelines to accepting.

I have been fortunate to be given The Liebster Blog Award and The Versatile Blogger Award a few times each and am very appreciative to have been acknowledged by my friends.  But this is the first time for The Kreativ Blogger Award which has just been bestowed on me by Lorna and a new blogger to me, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Sky.  Thank you both very much.

Lorna’s Voice is a blog I have been following almost since its inception.  Its appeal to me is the honesty and humor in which Lorna has shared her life story.  A life with many challenges to which her grace and wit has served her mightily…not to mention her Buddhist principles.

Halfway Between the Gutter is a new blogger to me but one of which I have seen great courage as she shares her real-life experiences with multiple physical and emotional challenges.  I admire her for her strength…she has more than she knows!  Thanks to you for the Liebster Blog award as well.

I also have been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award by Storm Rider, a new blogger acquaintance.  Thank you, Storm Rider, I am immensely honored.

Stop the presses!  I can’t forget that California Ink in Motion also nominated me generously for the Liebster Blog Award.  Many thanks for your kind thoughtfulness.

Because I have made many nominations before to multiple bloggers, I am going to forego that requirement as well and hope that my sincere heartfelt thanks will be sufficient.

And because people really love to read facts about others, I’m going to try and come up with 10 interesting things about myself:

1.  In elementary school, I was always the tiniest one in the class.

2.  I love avocados.

3.  I played on a golf league for a few years and ended up winning $800.00 in a raffle!

4.  Before I got fibromyalgia, I was very flexible and was a natural at yoga.

5.  I love to collect shells.

6.  I enjoy the smallest most mundane things about nature…tiny weed flowers, lizards, insects, snakes, sticks, rocks…

7.  I’ve been a vegetarian since I was a teenager, well over half my life…I’m really old now.

8.  I lived in a commune for many years.

9.  When I was born, my feet turned in and I had to wear a brace between them.  I didn’t like it.

10.  I also love mangoes!

The Liebster Blog Award

Many thanks and much gratitude to The Lonely Recluse who honored me with the Liebster Blog Award.  I am honored.  (I copied the rules from your blog, TLR)

As with most awards there are a few rules which are:

  • Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
  • Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  • Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
  • And most of all – have bloggity-blog fun!

    Some new people to me that I would like to honor:

  • DM Denton:
  • Lafemmeroar:
  • Mish:
  • Betty Hayes Albright:
  • Fallen Elegy:
No need to pass this on to anyone if you are not so inclined.  I always feel that these awards are meant to be an honor and not a bother.  I am grateful for being acknowledged and hope you are too.

The Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

A new visiter to my blog has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.  Thank you kindly, The Fallen Elegy!  He is always so very complimentary and supportive of my writing, and very gracious.  Many thanks for that!

I have been nominated for this award once again by Sarah Johnston of  Thank you, Sarah and Anne LeFlore who do such a wonderful job on their shared blog site.  I’m very appreciative of being acknowledged by you.

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award and link back to his/her blog.
  2. Next nominate 15 bloggers for this award and notify them about the nomination.
  3. Finally, tell readers seven things about yourself.

1.  Dragonketet:
2.  Isadora:    insidethemindofisadora.wordpress
3.  Fiveloaf:
4.  J. Gavin Allan:
5.  Michal’s Lair:
6.  Renee Espriu:
7.  Lorna’s Voice:
8.  Marbles in my Pocket:
9.  Heaven:
10. Tigerbrite:
11.  Blaga Todorova:
12. Olivia:
13. Jamie Dedes:
14. Shashi:
15. Miss Kitten:

Seven things about me:
1.  Mother of two adult daughters and one middle-aged cat.

2.  My best friends are my brothers and sisters.
3.  I have three sisters, two brothers and a gazillion cousins, nieces, nephews, etc.
4.  I love nurturing plants.
5.  I don’t enjoy being overheated but I live in steamy, humid, hot Florida.
6.  I used to design and sew a lot of my own clothing and those of my daughters.
7.  As a kid, I was hit in the head (accidentally) with a baseball bat.  Ouch–stitches!

Short Story Slam Week 6 Participation Award

I appreciate the acknowledgement–thank you Bluebell Books!


Participant Award Thursday Poet’s Rally Week 48

Thank you, Bluebell Books

Gracious thanks for this acknowledgement!


Thank you, Jingle and all you lovely administrators who help keep our fun going strong!  I love you!

Outstanding Poet of National Poetry Month Award

Many thanks to all who appreciate my writings.  I am very grateful for and humbled by this recognition and appreciate all the comments and encouragement that you have given.  Special gratitude to Ji and all the administrators that keep us running smoothly.  THANK YOU!

Poetry Potluck Week 30 Award

The Jingle Community Award.jpgAlways grateful for being a part of this wonderful group.  Thank you to everyone for your support and your kind generosity.

Thursday Poet’s Rally 41 Award

gratitude I feel

for all done on my behalf

I hold you all dear

I would like to nominate someone new to me:  Kim King

It’s always my pleasure to participate in the rally.  Thanks to all the administrators who work on our behalf and for my fellow poet friends who have enriched my life so greatly.

Creative Blog Award

Many thanks and much gratitude to my friend Fiveloaf (Kris) for sharing this award with me after having it bestowed on him by Jingle.

The Versatile Blogger Award

Many thanks to being gifted The Versatile Blogger award by the following:

Becca Givens:





Angela Cohan:



7 random facts about myself:

1.  I was born and raised in Orlando, FL.

2.  I am one in a family of six children.

3.  I survived a crash down a mountain when the bus I was in lost its brakes.

4.  I love to feed the birds, and garden.

5.  I drive a little red Honda Civic.

6.  Sometimes I have to hold myself back from being too sarcastic.

7.  I was a nanny for two tiny children–the most rewarding job I ever had.

I’m passing the award to:

1.  Olivia

2.  Nanka

3.  Sarah

4.  Sumit

5.  Viv

6.  Bended Spoon

7.  Aleza

8.  Krissie

9.  Paulo

10. Lola

11. Lynn

12. Andy

13. Cloaked Monk

14. Paula

15. The Lonely Recluse

  1. Thank the person who awarded you and link back to them in your post.
  2. Tell 7 Random facts about yourself.
  3. Pass the award on to 15 new found bloggers.
  4. Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it.

The Perfect Poet Award

Meaningful writings

Delight and charm my spirit–


I am ever grateful for this generous acknowledgement and nominate Sarah Malik.

The Celebrate Poet of Spring 2011 Award

Thank you to all who voted for me.  I am very humbled and honored to accept this gracious award.  And many thanks to Jingle and her team who support us so lovingly.

Thank you, Jingle!

So appreciate the wonderful acknowledgement–thanks so much!

I nominate Yelena as someone new to me and the enjoyment she gives with her beautiful sensitive writing.


You are new to me
And I’m the same to you
Words keep us bonded.
Ink makes us siblings.
And the passion that we’re having
Is as hot as the sun burning.


For being such an inspiration to everyone.
You can only do much.

For all the wise thoughts!
Thanks much!

For never failing to visit my page since I started joining the rally.
I appreciate it.


I am deeply touched by this kind gift given to me–thank you B.  How very thoughtful you are–and love your sweet poem.  I am very new to this poetry group and I have been so lovingly embraced by so many–it has meant a lot to me.  And I agree with you about Jingle and Jamie–they both are extraordinary people!

My gratitude to Jingle for passing these awards on to me today.  🙂

The Perfect Poet’s Award for Week 30 Acceptance

Leaves  rustle gently

as the trumpeting swan glides

by–without a sound.


I humbly accept this most generous award.  Thank you, Jingle, I appreciate all you do and many thanks for the warm welcome I have had from everyone here.  I nominate Lu Ann for showing such creativity!

Another award

Sweet Princess Award 4 Community Members

All 2 Awards are given to the following members who are female and have outstanding contribution to jingle’s Thursday Poets Rally or Jingle Poetry Community!

My first award for Poets’ Rally Week 29

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Looking at life through photography and words

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She's Writing

Poetry and Prose

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everyday amazing

spreading good cheer, fun & love for life

Michael's Lair

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Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

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The BeZine

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bardessdmdenton - author- artist

Historical and Literary Fiction / Essays / Poetry / Reviews /Book Cover and Interior Illustrations / Pet Portraits and Other Commissioned Artwork ... "Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death - fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous, constant." ~ Edna Ferber, 1885-1968, American novelist, short story writer and playwright

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Michael S Marsters

The official blog. Copyright 2007-2021. All rights reserved.

Ramblings From A Mum

This is my journey, my thoughts, my views, plain and simple and from my heart. Please travel with me and share, hopefully it will be an interesting trip.


copyright 2013 - no reuse without permission ( see for fiction and fantasy )

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

All Is One With Our Creator


Take Control of Your Health

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging


Mumblings of a Middle Aged Madwoman


if I go around more than once then ...

I Rhyme Without Reason

I live in words

Soul Speak

'You may say I'm a Dreamer, but I'm not the only one' ~ John Lennon

~ Dragon's Dreams ~

Carpe Noctem Quod Tempus Fugit!

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

A Sanctuary for Enlightenment and Peace through Poetry and Inspirational Thoughts as we go through Life


laughing at the malfunction of the universe is better than crying about it

Olivia's In- Mind Whirls..

"It's all in my mind"

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