One Award, 10 Random Facts and Four Beautiful Blogs

June 03, 2010

At the end of The Week That is Best Forgotten, Laure at the Painted Thoughts blog sent me an award:

I’m still new enough to blogging to really appreciate these awards, and get a kick out of answering the questions that go along with them. For this one, I’m supposed to tell you 10 things about myself. You already know of my horse addiction and several of the various other pastimes I enjoy, so here are 10 random facts you probably don’t know:

I worked on an archaeological dig in Jerusalem when I was in college.

I’ve been quoted in two books.

I do a crossword puzzle every day, in an attempt to keep my brain cells snapping and popping.

I sing along with the radio in my car. Loudly.

I’m allergic to kiwi fruit.

I was born and raised in California, and still miss the wonderful climate.

My husband and I have been married for 22 years, despite having worked together in the same office twice and currently working out of a shared home office.

I’m totally addicted to a game on my computer called “Mahjong Titans.”

My great grandmother was full Cherokee Indian.

My favorite flavor of ice cream is mint chocolate chip.

More important than the random facts, I get to share some blogs I enjoy. I hope you will like them, too.

The Enchanted Earth. I keep passing these awards on to Meredith because her blog is utterly delightful. She takes beautiful photos and writes uplifting and creative posts. One of my recent favorites was “Star Stuff.” Check it out.

A Nature Art Journal. Elizabeth’s nature journal pages are wonderful, and I’m inspired by looking at them.

Hope in Every Day. Krista’s blog title says it all.

Walking Nature Home. Susan is a writer, her husband is a sculptor, and he is fighting brain cancer. Her writing is lovely and positive, even in the face of her husband’s illness.
Thank you to Laure for giving me one more reason to smile last week, and to all of you for your kind and encouraging comments.

Edited to add: One more great blog to visit: Blueberries, Art and Life. Teresa's thoughts on art and life--and she's already won this award once before!

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  1. Thank you Kathy! What a nice thing to receive on "one-of-those-days" ... :D I'm so pleased that you enjoy my blog, and glad that it inspires!

  2. You're welcome! I like the way you design your pages, and I always learn something about whatever-it-is you have drawn.

  3. Congrats on the award, Kathy! Enjoyed reading your 10 things and learning a little more about you.

  4. Thanks, Teresa! After I published this post, I realized that I had left your blog off the list--an omission I'm sorry about. I'll see if I can add a P.S. to my post!

  5. Kathy, I keep finding out more about you! We share the habit of singing in the car and the same favorite flavor (although as a child, I also adored Baskin Robbins' Daquiri Ice equally, and as an adult I'm coming to appreciate Ben & Jerry's Pistachio Pistachio almost as much, so good!)

    I love that you and your husband kept it together despite sharing a home office and working together. My parents do that now. I'm not sure F. and I could cope (but then, we'll be married 6 mos. tomorrow and have a ways to go).

    I'm so amazed you've been quoted in two books. Will you share which books? Pretty please. ;)

    Thank you again for the honor. I am touched by your kind words and can't thank you enough!

  6. Congratulations!! It was fun to learn some random facts about you .... including the fact that you've spent time in California -- my home state.

  7. Meredith--Speaking of ice cream, I also love Baskin Robbins' German Chocolate Cake and Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. (Ice cream is one of my favorite things...can you tell?)

    The two books were written by women I know from Mothers & More, a national group I've belonged to for years: Kristin Maschka's This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be and Tracy Thompson's The Ghost in the House. Both quotes are verrrry small parts of the books, but I still think it's kind of cool.

  8. Claire--I actually lived in Santa Clara when I was in first grade--isn't that pretty to close to you?

  9. Kathy,

    Why didn't I realize you came from CA and norcal at that! You were in first grade in Santa Clara???? I grew up in Mountain View, was there til I was about 23 and my then husband and I moved to the Sierra Foothills. Heck we were almost neighbors. (okay so I was probably in at least junior high when you were in first grade if not already in high school but still ...

  10. It's a small world! Do you ever get back to CA? I do occasionally to visit my parents who still live there.

  11. Kathy, the archaeological dig sounds like the opportunity of a lifetime. How cool. My husband does the crossword every day like you, and we've also worked together and kept sane. Nice to know more about you, and thanks for thinking of me!

  12. You're welcome! Working together can be either very good or very bad, sometimes all in the same day!