thank you for your appreciation…

I’ve been on the road for the last two days, so it has taken me a little while to become aware that I was nominated for another award. Forgive me for being slow, I’m still pretty tired. Genie Speaks has been kind enough to give me the Reader Appreciation Award for being one of 10-12 bloggers that she enjoys reading. It is wonderful to know that so many people enjoy what I write, and I can’t thank Genie enough for the compliment she has given me.

However, I’m not sure how best to explain this… Since I have just moved to Minnesota, I’m still on the shady side of exhausted, and I have to get used to a new area, a new home, a new host family, and starting early in the morning, I have a lot of things on my mind. Passing this award on should not be that difficult. I can answer the questions, and I would like to do so.

But having just recently accepted another award for being a Versatile Blogger, I’ve already listed some of the blogs that I enjoy reading, and most of them do not pass on awards when they’re given. So, I find myself drawing a complete blank on who else to pass this one on to, but I don’t want to ignore the fact that it was given. Does that make sense? I think I need a month or two to get acclimated and let my blog list grow, so I have some new ones to share with you.

So, if I’m allowed to do this, I would like to say thank you, and accept the Reader Appreciation Award, but I would also like to direct you to my post from last month (hooray for the versatile blogger!) to show you who I’m enjoying reading, at present. I’m sorry if the buck stops here, this time, but I know that Genie has passed the award on to a number of other bloggers who will have a longer blog list than I do!  : )

And for your further reading enjoyment, I will both answer the ten questions AND tell you what’s on my mind today.


The Ten Questions:

-What is your favorite color?

I’ve always said that my favorite color is green, but come to think of it, my closet doesn’t really back that up. I have a lot of blue and fall colors. But you know what? I just like green!

-What is your favorite animal?

I’m not sure if I have a favorite animal. I think dolphins are fascinating, and so cheerful, but having just come from Australia, I think I’m going to say a wombat. And that’s entirely judging from the ones in the children’s books, I’ve only seen them in a zoo. But The Muddleheaded Wombat is so darling, as is Diary of a Wombat.

-What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

I’m from the South, so I love sweet tea. But I don’t drink it too often, because all that sugar’s bad for me.

-Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook. I do have a Twitter account, but that’s mainly so that I can follow other people. I find it fascinating that people will follow me on Twitter when I never say anything.

-What’s your passion?

Reading. Blogging. Taking pictures. I suppose reading would be the highest on the list. Traveling and spending time with friends and family.

-What’s your favorite pattern?

Pattern? Are we talking stripes and polka dots, or knitting? Having given it some serious reflection, I prefer polka dots to knitting.

-What’s your favorite number?

Afraid I don’t have one. Besides, don’t people use their favorite numbers in important passwords and thing? Shouldn’t give those away.

-Favorite day of the week?

Saturday. Yes, I’m afraid that I love to sleep in.

-Favorite flower?

Oh, there are so many beautiful flowers, but who doesn’t love to receive roses in a bouquet? Ok, I know one person that doesn’t, but aside from that… I’ll stick with roses.


What’s on my mind today:

Well, firstly, I’m wondering how long it’s going to take me to unpack everything. It looks a lot smaller in here with all my stuff spread out on the floor. But once it’s all put away, I can condense a lot of it into the suitcases, and it won’t look so crowded. Having driven down to Kohl’s and Target, earlier, I’m still trying to take in the lay of the land. There are lots of new housing developments, and then you’ll come upon fields and fields of corn, and power lines as far as the eye can see. Then you’ll see a school, and the back end of a shopping center will burst upon you, and then the cycle starts again. The land is somewhat flat, so sometimes I can see in the distance, and sometimes, the view is tantalizingly out of my line of sight. There are a lot of things to take in about my new home for the next year, and not least of them is that I get to start looking after the kids, tomorrow! Whew.


Thank you for coming by, thank you for all your kind comments and just generally showing me that you enjoy what I write. Please stick with me, and in another month or three, I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with some more people to pass the love on to!

3 thoughts on “thank you for your appreciation…

  1. I know you’re new to Minnesota, but let me know if you’d be interested in getting to know another person from MN, even if its just via the internet, I’d love to get you in touch with my friend, Jamie. She’s super kind, and may even just be able to give you tips on where to go! Good luck with everything!

    • Thank you! I will keep that in mind as I prepare to get around and meet people! I do have contacts through friends at a local church, but it’s nice to meet people all over! 🙂

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