Sunshine Blogger Award

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Wow. A HUGE thank you to theworldisnotagainstme for the nomination for the Sunshine Bloger Award. I feel so honored that you considered me enough to nominate me for this. It is truly moving.

I had this thought once. What if the afterlife isn’t necessarily a place, but an experience where you have to live for eternity experiencing the emotions you made others feel in this lifetime? So you see, if that were even a little bit true, being nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award because I made someone else feel good is a pretty big deal.
So heres the rules (make sure to post the rules again if you are nominated):

Thank the person who nominated you in the blog post.
Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.
So, here we go.

Favourite song?
Hmmmm, well I really do love Poison & Wine (but really anything by them) by THe Civil Wars and Legions/We Insist/Sun will Set (and again, really anything) by Zoe Keating. But music is beautiful (the kind performed by talented people with creativity flowing through them) so depending on my mood, my favorite song can change. 🙂

Most embarrassing moment?
Oh boy….well, unfortunately there isnt a most, because their are many…but one that pops to mind quickly is the time that I was having dinner at my husband’s coworker’s house. And it was delicous. So I over ate, of course. Which, cause and effect, resulted in me needing to use the restroom. One thing led to another, and I felt so much better..but the toilet had taken a beating. I flushed, the toilet swirled. Then gurgled. Then stopped…and the water began to rise…and rise…and rise. Frantically, and I mean FRANTICALLY I looked for a plunger. People…There. Was. No. PLUNGER!

Side Note: This is a rule I feel everyone should live by, every bathroom should have a plunger. This is just setting guests up for a nightmere if you dont. Please, be kind, provide a plunger.

So anyways, you guessed it, the water continued to rise and my heart continued to sink. I watched in silence as the water began to pour onto their beautiful bathroom floor. Then, I panicked. I grabbed all the towels I could, not realizing at the time that they were the fancy, put out when we have company, towels. So, I threw his nicest towels around the toilet and watched in horror as I realized they were not enough.

Sigh…and unfortunately the story isn’t finished yet….

I thought for a few moments. Realized there was no way I couldnt tell my husband’s coworker his bathroom was flooded. I quickly mourned for my dignitiy and prayed for my husband as I realized he was enjoying his last few moments of ignorant bliss before becoming the man who was married the toilet plugging lady at work. Then, I opened the bathroom door.

The friend was of course a saint, so his elderly mother lived with him. For some reason, I felt that the woman-to-woman connection would be the way to go so I opted to ask her where the plunger was instead of my husband’s co-worker.

So, I asked “Ma’am, there’s an issue in the bathroom. Do you mind telling me where you’re plunger is?”

“What? Speak up!” she said in a volume loud enough to be heard over a heavy medal band

So I repeated myself a little louder.

“WHAT? PLEASE SPEAK UP!”

One more time I asked, and was just about to give up when it finally connected…

“WHAT? YOU PLUGGED THE TOILET? DAVE WHERE IS THE PLUNGER?”

So Dave (my hubby’s co-worker) heard his mother yell this across the house as well with my husband who stood their, jaw to the ground.

Dave graciously went to go get his plunger….FROM THE GARAGE….where he needed a few minutes to look for it (Is this real life? Who doesnt need a plunger enough to put it in storage?).

Once I was able to reclaim sanity with the toilet, I loaded the dirty towels into their washer (there is nothing more awkward then trying to make small talk while filling their washer with your poo towels)..and then we went home…in silence….probably from shock.

So you asked, and I delivered. Arent you glad you asked…:)

Celebrity crush?
Mmmm…Idris Elba

If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change?
That news is funded by ratings. I think media is important for keeping people in power transparent, sharing information and creating a sense of community…but when ratings push fear-based stories or slightly amplified wording to increase shock value, I think that becomes EXTREMELY dangerous. I think it creates a lopsided sense of doom and an unbalanced sense of fear which can create a new level of ignorance, bigitry, hatefullness and bitterness if left unchecked. It can bring out the worse in people, but its done to save jobs and make money. So, I wish I could change that.

If you could spend a day as someone else, whom would you chose(and why)?
Well, Jesus. That would be really helpful. But also J.K. Rowling…she is my author super hero. And maybe Steven King, I love how he talks about the craft of writing.

Do you believe in aliens? Why?
Well…I think there is just too much space out there for us to be the only ones, so yes.

The happiest moment in your life?
The birth of my daughter, followed by my wedding day and the birth of my niece.

If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your lives, which movie would you pick?
Pride and Prejudice (the 2004 one)

Current obsession?
I love listening to Iyanla Vanzant and TD Jakes right now.

One fact about you which others may find surprising? I didnt get my first cavity until age 29. Woohoo oral hygiene!

Why did you start blogging? I started blogging because to me its liberating and freeing too allow yourself creative freedom and blogging does that for me. Also, it gives me a venue to talk about things Im very passionate about. Its empowering to think that perhaps some of my words will be inspiring or connecting with others and perhaps together we can create a more positive world for the next generation. My little girl deserves it and so does every other child out there.

If you do respond, please leave a link below. I’d love to hear your responses!

Here are my nominations:
truelyunpluggeddotcom
alongsidetheroad.wordpress.com
searchingforfai.wordpress.com                                               natalieschriefer.wordpress.com                                                                    warriorinyogapants.com                                                                          itsdollydarling.wordpress.com                                                                                           debooWORKS                                                                                                              dharmainheels.com                                                                                       alisonleechap.wordpress.com                                                     jenniferkbowman.wordpress.com                                                                                       prosophos.com

Questions:

 

What is something you are proud of yourself for?
What is something you wish everyone knew about you before they categorized you?
Greatest act of kindness you have recieved?
Greatest act of kindness you have given?
What is something you know, without a doubt, to be true?
Do you believe in miracles? Why/why not?
What scares you?
What motivates you?
What is the greatest life lesson you have learned?
What is the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever recieved?
What is the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever given

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