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Our blog has been recognized with the Sunshine Award by fellow blogger, Tim at Timzauto. It is such an honor to receive this award, especially since our blog is so new. When my co-writer and I started this blog, we had no idea that people would actually be reading the entries we wrote. Our intention was to just write something so we could improve upon our writing skills. Although we had no expectations of an audience, it sure is nice getting feedback and we so appreciate the acknowledgement from Tim whose blog is very worthy of reading. So please, go visit him and leave him a comment. He deserves the feedback and acknowledgment too.
The sunshine award is given to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” Thanks Tim at timzauto.
The steps to take, preferably with joy
1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog. 2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to. 3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number. 4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate. 5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.
What’s your favorite color
I can’t answer for my co-blogger, but my favorite color is green.
What’s your favorite animal
I’m a dog person but I love all animals.
Favorite non alcoholic drink ..
Unsweetened Iced Black Tea. It’s so refreshing and quenches my thirst.
Facebook or Twitter…
Facebook but I also use twitter.
What’s your Passion..
Dancing, writing, photography and the occult, (clairvoyance, mediumship, astrology, reincarnation) I am fascinated with all of the supernatural subjects.
Whats your favorite pattern..
I don’t really have a specific pattern but I do like geometric shapes.
Do you prefer giving or getting presents..
giving … sometimes too much …
Whats your favorite number
Whats your favorite day of the week ..
I like Friday’s because my husband and I usually go out to dinner and have margaritas
Whats your favorite flower…
I don’t have a favorite flower really but I suppose I like baby roses.
The Nominees: I haven’t spent a lot of time on WordPress yet but the blogs I have discovered thus far are very good, including the person who nominated our blog for the sunshine award, Tim.
1. Soulmetry I really like this blog a lot and I’m sure you will too. This blogger writes wonderful poetry.
2. stuffredsaid This blog is the first blog I started following. I fell in love with his writing style. He’s not afraid to write from his emotions. I think it’s raw, refreshing and passionate.
3. 36 and single The title says it all and I love reading her dating stories. I’m living vicariously through her experiences. It’s a fun blog to read and I like her bluntness.
Thanks again to Tim for nominating our blog for the sunshine award and thank you so much to all who visit here. Also, mucho gracias to those of you who write from your heart and share all of your private thoughts for us to read. It’s what inspires me.
Summer. I not only love that word purely for the way it sounds when it rolls off my tongue, but I love that word because it represents fun. Kids get nearly three months off from school and parents seize this opportunity to take the whole family on extended vacation, provided their jobs allow for lengthy time off. Summer brings people together. The sunshine and the longer days allow for more activity. The parks fill up with families having picnics and barbeques; The lakes are busy with boaters, skiers and campers; Beaches are covered with sunbathers, while the rivers get their fair share of action with kayakers, and white water rafters. Just the thought of all this summer activity awakens my senses. I can hear the children laughing and screaming in delight as I imagine them running around in the park chasing each other with a game of tag. I can hear the hum of the motors and the waves of the water splashing against the boats. I can smell the freshness of the river water, and I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin as I imagine myself lying in the sand on the beach. Yes, summer represents fun and brings about nostalgic longings.
These thoughts and feelings repeat themselves through all countries and cultures, throughout the northern hemisphere and the southern, from north to south, east to west, wherever people have grown up and moved away from their childhoods. The colors that remind us are different; muted beige of the desert or the aggressive greens of the rain forest and the smells may be of olive trees versus eucalyptus but the feelings that the heat of summer brings are the same the world over. The same promise of heat saturated, lazy days running barefoot across hot stone. The anticipation of hot dogs cooked on the grill and iced watermelon giving us feelings reminiscent of youth, this is what summer represents.
Every year when summer arrives it brings with it a sense of renewal. I say renewal because it gives people something to look forward to; A week or two off from the hum drum of their daily lives, a destination to travel to. Although it’s different for each individual, I’m certain that most people look forward to having a little summer fun. How can the sunshine not bring about good feeling? It’s a natural mood enhancer and if you are out in the sun you absorb one of the most important nutrients that your body needs to function properly, Vitamin D. Dress in sunscreen, get out there in the sun and heat and play.