Catchin’ up is hard to do…

My dear friends, between life and adventures and hard times with my mother and studying for my licensure exam 09/06, I started taking small breaks to walk outside, check on my mom via phone, email/chat with a couple of my most excellent friends, and catch up on posts from folks I follow.

Well, I was able to go back, up to now, six days. Imagine my dismay when I realized all the likes I had put in on posts had all morphed to no status. The “liked” is now just “like”.

I apologize and can’t know what in the world happened. So at this point, I just wanted to post this. I went back six days and read and liked your posts and/or made comments. It won’t show but please know, I did this. I missed you all tremendously and enjoyed catching up. I am not enjoying seeing that “liked” disappeared.

I am going to be back posting and reading sporadically. Until my exam is over and until I get my mom moved from her nursing/rehab facility in Florida to her sister in TN, it will be sporadic.

Thank you all for your patience, kindness, comments, following during this chaotic time. You all are so good to me and I thank you. Again, thank you all for your prayers, kind thoughts, positive vibes, thoughts of light and comfort, kind words. I cannot say enough about this and how it helped/helps my mom and me.

You all are absotively the bestest!!!!!

Liebster Award – ME?!?!?!?!?

The Liebster Award is awarded to up and coming blogsters with under 200 followers.  Wow.  I haven’t been up and coming since I was 11 and remained 4’10” for the rest of my life.   People are odd about awards sometimes.  Some people do not accept them, some think it’s a popularity contest, others think awards will make you a hack.  All of this may be true.    But I still remember the first shiver of pleasure I had when somone “liked” my first post.  I still remember the awe when my first follower signed on.  I keep that pleasure and awe  with every like and every follower.  To me, the awards are a tangible proof that someone appreciated something about my blog.  Will I change my writing for the masses?  NONONONONONO!!!!!!!

I thank you all for your likes and following – I just wish y’all would comment more!  I like comments.  I like conversations.  So please, more comments!  Bless you all for reading my multiple personality blog.  You are the bestest!

I also wish to thank  AB, 賢者   at:  http://el34ax7.wordpress.com/  For nominating me for this award.  Please go check him out immediately!  I know you will find his poems well worth your time.  Open yourself up and let the words flow inside and all around.

I have listed my nominees – all are worthy.  They run the gamut from human and animal rights defenders to gamers to poets to photographers to witnesses to the Christian lifestyle.  Please visit every link and give them a go.  You’ll discover some amazing people.

The rules:

1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.

4. Display the Liebster Award logo.

5. No tag back thingys (Don’t give the award back to whomever gave you the award).

 

MY NOMINEES:

http://thesunnykitchenn.wordpress.com/

http://growingwonderwoman.wordpress.com/

http://ensummerfield84.wordpress.com/

http://pattersonty.wordpress.com/

http://shuohometataemasu.wordpress.com/

http://twohp2few.wordpress.com/

http://pratibhajanisvegetarianrecipes.com/

http://thepracticalmystic.org/

http://karenlawrencephotography.wordpress.com/

http://ogpmom.com/

http://nomadicpedestrian.wordpress.com/

 

11 FACTS ABOUT ME:

1.   I have a cat who likes blueberries

2.  I am an absolutely amazing cook.  Trust me on this.  My fried chicken gets fan mail.  I am a vegetarian but my family is not – I often prepare two meals, although they are coming along.

3.  Major geek.  I have three different Star Trek uniforms in my closet.  My shower curtain design is of the periodic table of elements.  I received a “just because” gift in the mail yesterday – a tee shirt stating:  If you aren’t part of the solution, then you’re part of the precipitate”.   Go figure, huh?

4.  I graduated from the Culinary Arts Institute.  I used to be a chef in DC and N’awlings but it made my crazy.  Now I only cook for those I love and with love.

5.  I have not yet achieved mediocrity although I am trying very hard.

6.  I’m not Japanese – at least not in this life.

7.  If I could live anywhere, I’d live in Japan.

8.  I’m only 4’10” tall.  I have had people tell me they think I’m taller.  A Scorpio with moon in Scorpio and Venus in Scorpio would definitely give that illusion.

9.  I was once thrown out of Studio 54 for being too rowdy.  My cousin Billy was thrown out with me (he was also with me at Woodstock – neither of us remember much)

10.  Sitting outside on a summer night between the hours of midnight and 4:00 am is one of my favorite things to do.  I write a lot during those times.  I love the night.  During the still hot summer and in the winter when it snows are my two favorite times.  You will find many of my poems are about the night and the seasons of the night.

11.  I have 11 friends all born on 11/16 between 5:30 am and 6:30 am.  Different years though.

THE 11 QUESTIONS I WAS ASKED BY MY NOMINATOR AND MY ANSWERS:

1. Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon light?  Oh my yes!

2. If so, to what song? If not, what are you waiting for?  Disco Inferno/did the Quick Step

3. Why did you start writing?  My father put his fountain pen in my hand and told me I could change the world with that pen.  I followed it as it danced across the paper.   I was four.

4. Who is your favourite writer and a brief “Why?”  J.D. Salinger  “An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.”      Franny and Zooey    

5. Where do you write? The bed? The bath? The beyond?  Wherever I jolly well want to write!

6. What is your favourite work of art?  My gravatar:  The Great Wave by Hokusai

7. Cake or death?   Strawberries

8. What is the tastiest thing you’ve ever eaten?   A fresh picked, warm from the sun, home grown summer tomato with so much acid, it reaches out and slaps you before you can take a bite.

9. What is a question that you’ve always wanted answered?   How do we take the bop out of the bop-she-bop?

10. In which period of human history would you most like to live?  Edwardian or Edo…depends on my mood.

11. Amadeus: best movie ever? or greatest movie ever?  それはあなたの決断です   Salieri:   Displace one note and there would be diminishment, displace one phrase and the structure would fall.

11 QUESTIONS FOR YOU – THE NOMINEES:

1. What would you do if you won a huge amount of lottery money?

2.  What do you see when you look in the mirror?

3. If you weren’t you, who would you be and why?

4.  Name three things that make you smile.

5. What song best describes you?

6.  Red wine, white wine, sake, or coca cola?

7.  How would you describe your blog?

8. Do you have any pets?

9.  What is your favorite food?

10. What question have you always wanted answered?

11.  Samurai or Arthurian Knight?

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