TMI… Awards Edition

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I’ve been really remiss about keeping up with these lovely awards that some of my blogging friends have seen fit to bestow upon me.  So I’ve decided to combine the most recent ones into one or two giant chunks of TMI (too much information) about me.  I’m always happy to share.  I talked about myself ad nauseam during the A to Z Challenge in April so you know I’m like an open book 😉

But rather than nominate other people, I’d just like to list some of my favorite blogs at the end and hope you check them out.  Anyone who would like to participate and answer the questions, please feel free to do so… if you’re following my blog, consider yourself nominated!

The rules for this award are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Name seven things you love about yourself.
  • Nominate and notify seven bloggers about this award.
  • You can’t nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Don’t forget to display the award in your post.

I was nominated for this award by the lovely Lennon Carlyle at Fabulous with Glitches. She is loads of fun, gorgeous and super nice.  If you haven’t checked out her blog, you need to drop by, especially on Wednesday for her Hump Day posts.  Hilarious!

I hope I can come up with seven things I love about myself.  I think writers tend to be our own worst critics sometimes.

1)  I like my sometimes odd sense of humor

2)  I am a loyal friend

3)  I am generous with my time and affection

4)  I am all about compromise

5)  I work to see the silver lining

6)  I’m a good mediator

7)  I’m pretty even keeled and go with the flow (when on my meds) 🙂

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I was also recently nominated for the Sunshine Award by Robert at Levishedated.  Today is Robert’s birthday and he has a very clever and witty blog, so please stop by to check it out and wish him Happy Birthday!  Here are are his questions:

  1. Where in the world would you like to live for the next 6 months if money and responsibilities were of no concern?  Maui.  I feel at peace there.  
  2. What is your favourite part of a rainbow? So many things, the colors, the rain ending, the pot of gold at the end!
  3. Why do you not forgive your worst enemy? I don’t really feel that I have an enemy.
  4. How many smiles do you think you could give people in a single day?  An infinite amount, you can’t put a number on happiness!
  5. When will you be famous?  Oh, I already am in some circles.  Nope, I don’t wish to elaborate.
  6. Who is your idol? Uhm, Billy?
  7. Do you dream in colour (do you dream at all?)  I often dream, it feels like it’s in color.
  8. Describe the sensation of falling off the edge of a tall building in a dream.  I would never be up there on the edge.  I’m pretty afraid of heights.  Instead, what if I tell you a recurring dream I sometimes have?  I’m in a car that’s driving along a narrow road and comes to a bridge.  After we drive onto the bridge, I see that water engulfs the road at the end and as we continue forward, we’ll plunge under water.  This is where I wake up!  I really would like to know what it means.  Does anyone know what it would mean?
  9. What are the 3 most interesting things about your wardrobe? The cost, the colors, the amount of jewelry 🙂

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I was also nominated for the Sunshine Award by Minaxi at Gameplan Happily Ever After   Minaxi is adorable and fun (she dyed her hair pink and it’s so cute!) and she’s like my adopted daughter.  She and her gorgeous hubby are in NYC right now and she’s been posting about their summer adventures when she can.  And here are her questions:

1. Favorite vacation place (which you have been/ in bucket list) so far it’s Hawaii
2. Top of your wish list currently? (can be anything) world peace (very Ms. America, I know.  But wouldn’t it be great?)
3. A person/memory/possession you are proud of the most in your life.  My family
4. Three qualities that define you (you can list more if you want)  likeable, generous, caring
5. One weird fact about yourself😀 It MUST be weird😉 I have the musical taste of a 10 year old girl.  I apologize.
6. What can rebound you from sadness? That makes you feel better on a bad day.  Hugs from someone I love, listening to my favorite music, talking things out, chocolate 
7. Would you change anything about you? If so what trait? Self-consciousness.  It’s a really selfish trait, because if I feel that way I know I’m turning inward and not focusing on the people around me
8. What is the one thing that turns you off totally?  Seeing someone being cruel to another person or living thing — I would have to step in 
9. When do you usually write? Like do you have any specific time daily for writing?  I don’t have a specific time, I tend to write in short spurts, whenever I can 
10. What posts do you wish to see more in blogosphere?  I love posts that are humorous
11. All time favorite movie? (more than one is also fine. I understand :D)  I love White Christmas and The Holiday, romance and Christmas, nothing better!

 I was also nominated  for the One Lovely Blog Award by Minaxi at Gameplan Happily Ever After

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1. Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog
2. List the rules.
3. Display the award on your post of the award.
4. List seven facts about yourself.
5. Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

Seven Facts about Me:

1.  I don’t cook much, but I watch Food Network like a champ!

2.  I love most sports.  Right now it’s baseball and watching my Chicago Cubs!

3.  I think laughter makes the world go round <3. But love is pretty great, too!

4.  I’ve had to give up extreme sports (well, that’s what the doctor said!) because I found out I have a genetic blood clotting disorder and have to take blood thinners.   And now I’m lamenting that I never tried skydiving, although the whole fear of heights thing probably would be a problem.   So, thanks, mom or dad, for this one, along with my brown hair and eyes and anxiety disorder!

5.  I love to travel and we are lucky enough to own a timeshare on Maui

6.  My very first job was as a maid at a local motel when I was 15

7.  Christmas and the weeks leading up to it is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the smells, the decorations, the lights, the music, the baking, shopping for the perfect presents (usually online) and the movies on The Hallmark Channel.  I know, lame…

Here are some of my favorite blogs for you to check out in addition to the ones above and please watch for Part 2 of TMI, the Awards Edition…

Meg Sorick Writes

What Sandra Thinks

Jessica at Unmeasured Journeys

Kimboxin

A Certain Point of View

The Lonely Author

Heidi and Linda, The Fabulous Fare Sisters

Snapshots in Cursive

 

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59 responses

  1. Fascinating reading…..Hugs! ❤

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    1. Hahaha, you are totes adorbs!

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  2. The TMI was so funny, Diane. Your writing is great, you are a delightful and kind blogger, which demonstrates all the qualities to deserve are nominations!

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    1. Aww, you, my love, are the sweetest! xo

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  3. I just love the TMI posts! It’s fun getting to know other people!! (I have no idea what your recurring dream could mean… maybe it’s representing some kind of challenge or roadblock that you may be up against right now, :D… eh, it’s the best I can do, hehe). Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Paula, I’ve had it on and off for years, but never can figure it out! Not lately, though…

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  4. I know how you’re famous… Your secret’s safe with me! 😉

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    1. Hahaha, did you Google me?! 😀

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      1. Well now, that would be telling 🙂

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      2. There’s nothing there…just those two movies and that one arrest…:D…maybe

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      3. Two of my favorite movies! 😉

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  5. Nice to get to know you!! I love watching Hallmark movies too (guess I’m lame too!!) scary dream there – I wonder if it means you might be nervous about a choice you made in the past? (Who knows!!) And thank you for sharing us as one of your favorite blogs!!! Hugs & Kisses 😀😀 Linda (& Heidi)

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    1. Oh, Linda, thanks! I’m not much of a cook but I have tried several recipes from your site and loved them all!

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  6. Oh my goodness. One of your favorites? Forget my cup running over, this time it splashed out the sides and puddled on the floor. I’ve got that knees-buckling kind of gratitude going on. Muwahhhhhhhh! 😍

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    1. Aww, girl, I love your honest, open way of writing! Muwahhh back at ya!

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      1. Big, ol’ hugs coming your way! Thanks for your kind comment. I needed that! 🙂

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  7. I’m working my way down your Favorites list and loving all those. How fun! New blogs to follow! Thank you for doing this!

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    1. I enjoy doing these posts, too! The hardest part for me is the mechanics of linking up, etc.

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      1. Me, too. I’ve been nominated like 7 times and haven’t quite figured out how to pull off how to do all that!! 🙂

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      2. It takes me a little while, but I can do it now!

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      3. Yay!! 🙂 PS you inspired me to try again!

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      4. You definitely should. It is fun and I, for one, would like to know more about you!

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      5. Sounds like a dare… 🙂 I love those!

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      6. Oooooooh man… You’re on! 🙂

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  8. Love getting to know you, and love you’re sense of humor!

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  9. Mysticalwriter | Reply

    Congratulations on your awards

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    1. Oh, thanks! I always feel bad that it takes me awhile to respond to these. I really am so pleased to be recognized!

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  10. I loved reading all of your answers! I’m so with you on the Christmas season, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen almost every formulaic Hallmark/Lifetime Holiday movie! My first job was also as a motel maid. I was 14. ☺️

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    1. That’s so funny that we were both motel maids! Maybe that’s why I hate cleaning the bathrooms now 😉 I don’t know what it is about the holidays — my mom told me I was always like that!

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  11. Diane, you are one of a kind! And I mean that as a huge compliment! I’m a huge sports fan, too and usually end up hanging with the men at gatherings, while their wives talk about me behind my back in the kitchen! 😝 Thanks for the nomination. I have a couple to catch up on myself. So I will get to this as soon as possible. You’re awesome, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, my friend, you are one of a kind, too! It’s no wonder we are friends!

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  12. What a great post Diane,congrats to you on all your awards, and loved reading all your answers. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Oh, thanks. If I wasn’t such a procrastinator I’d have been doing them all along, but, well, I am! 🙂

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      1. You and me both! 🙂

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      2. I find cheating and combining the award posts is the only way to get through them. Will we see some of yours soon? 🙂

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      3. Oh, I hope so. Just feeling a bit overwhelmed with lots of stuff at the moment but it’s there, at the back of my mind! Always meaning to but never getting around to … one day!

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      4. I can imagine! Take your time, no rush…

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  13. Congratulations on all those awards 🙂 on having learned to respond to them so well 🙂 (I’ve given up 😦 too much stress 😉 ) and thank you for such an entertaining post 🙂
    Turtle Hugs

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    1. Thanks, it is kind of stressful cause I put it off too long, then end up with several to combine!

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      1. I used to get stressed by only one 😉

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      2. Oh, no, don’t let it, just have fun with it!

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  14. Whee! You really made that look like so much fun, Dee – thanks for doing that. So many good things you have shared – nice! 🙂

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    1. Well, thanks, I’m definitely a sharer 🙂

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  15. […] questions” asked by:  Robert C. Day of levishedated, shall we?  My friend Diane D. of ladieswholunchreviews, also gave me a nod for this award without twisting my arm to join in, so I’ll give a shout […]

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  16. Awwww Diane, adopted daughter , I cannot find enough words to say how much that means to me so sending you a zillion hugs ❤ I look upto you and respect you in so many levels and consider knowing you in my blogging journey as a blessing.
    Thank you so much for doing this and I loved your answers 🙂 TMI is awesome 🙂 It just connects people whom you already know closer together and leaves you beaming when you finish reading it.

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    1. Thanks, Minaxi, hope all is going well for you two lovebirds! You are just such a sweetheart and I’m glad we’re blogging friends!

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      1. Yes dear. Everything is going great 🙂 I am so so blessed and happy beyond anything that we met in the huge world of blogs. *hugs*

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