Why Google is my friend!

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Today’s post is inspired courtesy of another selection from 365 Days Of Writing Prompts

Google and rescue operation What was the last thing you searched for online? Why were you looking for it?

The last thing I searched for online was a Peavey RQ 2314 14 Input Reference Quality Compact Console. It is the make and model of the soundboard at our church.

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Why was I looking that up, you ask? Well, because our worship leader asked if I would be interested in learning how to use it.

Every Sunday we have a group of musicians up on the stage leading worship. Usually, there are two electric acoustic guitars, a harmonica, two singers and a piano player.

This Sunday there will be a piano player, a harmonica, two singers, two electric acoustic guitars, an electric bass guitar and a set of acoustic drums.

There are two people in the sound booth, one to run the laptop that puts the words to songs and other messages on the drop down screen via a projector suspended from the ceiling.

The other runs the soundboard that takes what the musicians do on the stage and amplifies, modulates and tweaks the signals from all instruments and microphones.

These signals are then broadcast through speakers also hung from the ceiling so that the congregation can hear a strong, clean sound with which to sing along.

Also on this soundboard is a channel used for a hearing system we have in the church. Assistive listening devices are available for anyone who need them to help hear the spoken word.

Into these devices; only the lapel microphone the Pastor wears and the handheld microphone, that gets passed around the congregation  when it comes time for prayer requests and praise reports, are used.

I was more than a little nervous taking on this challenge and thought that a little research was in order before actually trying to use this piece of equipment.

I wanted to make a good impression since it is an honor not bestowed on just anybody. Only those with a good ear for music and sound are asked; hence the honor I spoke of.

The laptop duties are passed to anyone who is interested in helping but the program pretty much runs itself.

Timing is the only key to successfully running the laptop. Are the words on the screen at the proper time? Do the announcements appear on the screen when the Pastor is saying them?

Using the soundboard, though, that person is in control of what everyone hears; the congregation in the house and the musicians listening to their monitors on stage.

My biggest fear as I take this duty on this Sunday is not messing up with the handheld microphone or with the signal going to the hearing assistance system.

The handheld microphone is the most tricky to stay on top of. Too much on a dial can mean feedback screeching through the entire church,  too little on the dial means a muffled voice that no one can understand or hear.

Adding to the complexity with the handheld microphone is how some people use it. When handed to them everyone holds it differently which means a lot of constant adjusting.

Some hold it farther away from their mouth and the gain has to be turned up. Some almost eat it which means the gain must be turned way down or there will be a great deal of feedback.

The pastor is the main one we want to hear and his lapel mic should pick up his voice and broadcast it properly with the right tones so he doesn’t sound too high pitched or too low pitched.

We had a practice last night with the musicians on stage and I was in the sound booth for the first time ever. I was given a basic rundown of the board and shown how to adjust sounds for each person or instrument.

I don’t think I did too badly…the worship leader playing up on stage told me it sounded all right to him but he could not hear what was coming through to the house.

We would need an independent person sitting in the pews to listen and give their opinion but on practice night, of course, there was no one to fill that role.

Of course last night I was also not able to practice with the handheld mic, the lapel mic or the hearing assistance devices. This is really making me nervous.

So Sunday is going to be nerve-wracking for me until I get either compliments or complaints from the congregation.

What is going to make Sunday even more nerve-wracking is that there is both a baptism taking place and communion afterward. These two occasions do not usually happen at a normal Sunday service.

All I know is that I have been and will continue to do a lot of praying that I do everything correctly and the service goes off flawlessly.

I know, there is the perfectionist in me rearing it’s ugly head again. I can’t help it, though; this is too important to me.

My husband will be one of the musicians on the stage with his acoustic guitar and I really don’t want to mess up the sound and make him sound bad either.

I really am happy to be chosen for this job. I want to be able to help out at the church. My husband and I clean the upstairs part of the church each week and now we each have a part in the service as well.

This will not be an every week duty either; only when this worship leader is on stage. We are part of his crew; his hand-picked set of people to work with.

Some weeks we have guest musicians up there and some weeks there is another worship leader with their own crew.

Wish me luck guys; those of you in the faith, please pray for me. 🙂 Thank you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seven Days To Spend

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Today’s post is inspired by a prompt from  365 days of writing prompts. This is a lot longer piece than I usually write but I am trying something new.

Please let me know in the comments what you think of this post.

Seven days 

You wake up tomorrow morning to find all your plans have been canceled for the next seven days and $10,000 on your dresser. Tell us about your week.

As the daylight starts filtering it’s way through my beige mini blinds;  I tell myself  what I do every morning without fail; I really need to get darker curtains.

Ugh, it is morning already and I was having the best dream. I really don’t want to get up yet. Oh, I might well because now I have to pee.

As I stretch and yawn trying to wake myself up, so I can traverse the distance between my bed and the toilet in the bathroom without bringing harm to any of my toes, I start to run through my plans for the day and the coming week.

When I finally swing my legs over the side of my bed and stand up I spot something on my dresser that I know for a fact was not there when I closed my eyes last night.

It is a huge bag! No, it is more than that…it is a red velvet bag tied at the top with a silky golden cord. Wait, there is an envelope resting right on top with my name on it.

What the? Who could have gotten in here without me hearing them? What is in this bag? How do they know my name? A million questions flood through my head at once.

My first thought is to grab the envelope and read because my parents always taught me to do that when it came to birthday presents (read the card first) or Christmas gifts (always read the tag first to see who it is from).

So I am conditioned to find out information first before ripping into anything. It might contain vital instructions like open from the top, or do not use a knife.

My bladder reminds me again that I need to visit the bathroom…NOW! Okay, okay I tell it in my head. I snatch the envelope and head to the toilet.

Sitting there I feel the relief as I open the envelope. Darn! I hate it when people seal envelopes shut. That is so annoying because I don’t want to risk tearing the paper or card inside.

Who keeps a letter opener in the bathroom anyway? I work at getting my fingernail under the one end of the glued flap where the envelope isn’t quite sealed.

Ah, success, I have managed to rip the flap open about a third of the way across. From here I insert my finger and savagely rip it open the rest of the way.

Upon pulling the folded sheets of paper out and opening them up I read what is written on them in a perfectly formed cursive script.

Dearest Susan, Please forgive the abruptness of how you found this package and note. I could not risk you finding me placing it there on your dresser. There would be too many questions and I wanted you to discover it just the way you are now.

There would be too many questions and I wanted you to discover it just the way you are now. Please allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Kendra Jackson. I am a wealthy billionaire and this is a social experiment of sorts that I am inviting you to participate in. 

I have arranged to leave this $10,000. on your dresser to see what you will do with it. Will you be generous and share it with one or more people? Will you keep it all for yourself?

I am eager to see how you handle this dilemma; what will you do with all this money? Your schedule has been cleared for the entire week. My people have arranged it to be so in order for you to do what you feel you must with this cash. 

You have one week to complete this task. You must use the entire $10,000. either giving some or all of it away or putting some or all of it in your bank account. Either way, all of it must be used.

At the end of the week; I will write you another note and leave it here in the same place on your dresser with further instructions.

Wow! I have been blown away and a flurry of thoughts fly through my brain while I try to digest the contents of this note.

Hastily I finish in the bathroom and hurry back to my bedroom; partially to get dressed but mostly to open the bag and see this money for myself. I need to be sure it is real.

This feels like a wild dream and I am not even sure I am awake right now. I test this by pinching my own arm. Ouch! Nope, I am definitely awake, that hurt!

I throw on some warm clothes, the weather is starting to get chilly, and grab that silky golden cord on the bag and uncinch it to open it up.

Yes, there before me are 10 bundles of $100. Canadian currency with 10 notes per bundle.Confirmed all $10,000. is there.

Looking at it all leaves me a little light headed. I have never seen this much in one place before. Think, Susan, what are you going to do with it all?

Today is Saturday so I have until next Saturday morning to spend/keep or give away $10,000. cash. I shake my head in disbelief that I have been given this opportunity.

Sure, I have a generous personality and will usually put others needs before my own but with this amount of money I can really do some good for myself too.

Until now I have always worked with a very tight budget and do the best I can. This, though, gives me a chance to do so much more or do I stash it all in my bank account and not ever be stressed out about bills month after month?

This last is so tempting and I wonder what it would be like to just live instead of always having a calculator in my head every moment of the day and night trying to figure out if I will run out of month first or money first.

I decided to keep a diary of what I do with the money with daily entries to document where it goes and keep a running total. I have copied it below so you can see how my week goes.  

Out to the kitchen, I go, to put on a pot of tea. This requires some serious thinking and planning and I need a tea to properly wake up and think clearly.

Saturday $10,000.

The first $1,000. is going to the local food bank. I put the cash in a plain envelope and donate it anonymously.

I have used their services more than I care to admit and giving back even a portion just feels right, feels good.

Sunday $9,000.

The second $1,000. is left, again anonymously, in an envelope in the collection tray as it passes by me at the church I go to every Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

Tithing is important to me and God only asks for 10% of what you have with offerings or donations to ministries above and beyond that.

10% of $10,000. is $1,000. The math makes sense in my head and it makes me smile to be able to give the proper amount.

Monday $8,000.

I have decided to buy my friends and family something special. One item for each of them that I have always wanted to get them but could never afford to.

Shopping is a lot of fun when you don’t need to worry about what the taxes will bring the total to. Likewise, you needn’t concern yourself with what the price tag says either.

I won’t detail here what I purchased for them. I don’t want to give away any surprises after all. LOL The receipts all total up to $2,411.25.

Now to get them all wrapped and delivered. There goes another $242.30 in postage fees. The clerk at the post office was astounded when she saw all the parcels coming in at one time.

Tuesday $5,346.45

Next, comes the donations to various charities that are near and dear to my heart. The top two being The Heart And Stroke Foundation and The Alzheimer’s Society.

I deposit $2,000. into my bank account and write the cheques to send off. My top two get $500. each (in my Dad’s name) and I choose four other charities and divvy up the remaining $1,000. between them at $250. each.

I think funding research into eliminating these devastating diseases is so important. I wish I could afford to give to them every year but my cheque  is usually just enough to live on.

Wednesday $3,346.45

This is fun figuring out what to do with all this money but I must admit I panic a little when I see the balance going down, down, down.

I hope I am spending it the right way and am concerned that I will run out before I do all that I hope to with it.

Today I stayed home and carefully considered what to do with what remains. Besides I am a little overwhelmed and need to rest.

Thursday $3,346.45 (still)

I have decided to splurge a little on myself. Having given away the majority of the money now it is time to pay some attention to my wants too.

Normally, I don’t spend on things for myself. It is enough to make sure my rent and bills are paid and there is food in the house.

I visited my favorite jewelry store in the mall and picked out the most beautiful diamond and 14K white gold ring. In the center is my birthstone, a citrine, and the setting is tasteful and not too big and gaudy.

I have been dreaming of one day affording this ring and had pretty much given up hope it would ever become a reality.

The price of this trinket? $1,725.80 The way I look at it is this is an investment at the same time.

Gold prices keep going up and should I ever need to I could sell it or pawn it to get emergency cash, but only if I absolutely had to.

Friday $1,620.65

The remaining money goes to my creditors. I really like the idea of living debt free. It is like the weight of the world is off my shoulders finally.

My debts are cleared and I now have a clean slate; a new lease on life. I think I spent the money well. I spread it around a fair number of places.

I feel guilty for spending any of it on myself, though. I am not used to doing that and it feels wrong somehow.

Saturday (again) $0.00

It is Saturday again and the week seems to have flown by. I jump out of bed and make a beeline to my dresser. There, true to her word, is an envelope with my name on it is that same cursive script.

This time, the envelope flap is simply folded in. I suddenly feel very exposed. Did I say that I hate it when people seal envelopes out loud on the toilet last Saturday, or just think it?

Sliding the pages easily out of the envelope, this time, I begin to read.

Susan, I am aware of where and how you spent the $10,000. I left for you last week. I am very pleased. You have shown a great awareness of what is important in this life.

You seem to have struck just the right balance between philanthropic causes and enriching the lives of those around you. I am glad to see you bought that ring as well. We all need a little something to make us happy. 

You will not have to ever sell it or pawn it for quick money. Please deposit this cheque for $500,000. in your bank account; I don’t want you to ever worry about money again.

Now that I have seen how you handle it I know that you will do good things with your newfound wealth. With warmest regards, Kendra

I fell back on my bed clutching the cheque and her letter to my chest and cried like a baby. The stress is completely gone…so this is how it feels to just breathe. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m Sorry…

 

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I didn’t keep my schedule of posting every third day. My last post was on September 30th and I should have had another post up on October 3rd…but I didn’t. Here it is October 5th and had I posted on October 3rd another post would be due tomorrow. Wow, I am so ashamed. It has been almost six days without a post.

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I am finally learning to be kinder to myself. Back in the day, I would have an anxiety attack knowing that I let someone down; in this case, it would be a lot of someones. This is the internet after all.

“So what happened Susan, what have you been doing all that time that was so important as to keep you from sticking to your posting schedule on WordPress?” I hear you saying.

The answer is; a lot of things have been happening this past week. I hurt my back somehow about a week ago (I might have slept on it the wrong way or lifted something too heavy) but the end result was a lot of pain in my spine.

It is not so easy to sit in a chair and compose a blog post when you are hurting. Yes, I took hot showers and did some stretching. I also took medication hoping it would resolve itself eventually.

Well, it has not resolved itself quite yet. The pain has gone down to a dull roar finally, though. So here I sit writing this blog post.

In the intervening time, I have entertained friends that showed up at our house with their RCs looking to do some trailing and crawling.

They came from almost two hours away so out we went to explore a new trail we had found locally but never explored ourselves.

It was a wonderful day and I got six videos out of it for my YouTube channel. Did my back still hurt? Yes, of course, but I thought the walk might do me some good.

They went back home and after transferring my video footage from my iPhone to my computer I pretty much called it a day.

I was so tired and sore I didn’t even want to weed through the footage to find enough good stuff to make videos with.

The footage took me two days to compile into the six videos of between 5 to 6 minutes each. Trust me, that is a lot of footage and a lot of editing.

I am proud of myself for learning how to hold my phone on the selfie stick and drive my Traxxas Summit along the trail.

Then came Sunday and we went to church in the morning as usual. I should have gone up to the front when they did an altar call at the end of service for prayers for healing.

Mea culpa, I chose to come home instead. I tend to try to do things in my own power instead of looking to others for help. I need to work on that more.

Our landlord’s birthday is coming up this Friday so of course, my husband asked them to come down for an impromptu dinner in his honor.

We were going to buy a frozen lasagna from the store but we decided that homemade would be better. There was cheesy garlic toast we bought to go with the lasagna too.

So, home we came from the store with the ingredients and I set to work building a homemade three cheese lasagna.

It turned out great! I got compliments from our landlord and his wife. While I was making it I also did a cooking video to show how I make lasagna on my YouTube channel.

Haha, two birds, one stone and all that. LOL Anyway, long story a tiny bit shorter, I am now back to writing my blog posts.

I am going to work on scheduling a few in that every-third-day posting schedule. I do feel bad that I messed up the every-third-day thing but I have decided to focus instead on taking care of myself.

The blog will be here as soon as I can get back to it and there probably wasn’t that many people that missed it anyway.

So, that is the final word on my posting schedule. Should I fail to put a post up every third day rest assured that something must have happened and I will be posting again just as soon as I can.

I appreciate every one of you great people that drop by my blog to read my thoughts; whatever they may be.

My back is now on the mend and with this post, I am back on track. See you again in about three days my friends. 😉

Oh, one last note on my mandolin. I am still practicing pretty much every day. My calluses are forming nicely on three of the four fingers on my left hand. I hardly use the pinky to form chords, well, not yet anyway. I am sure that time will come.

I hardly use the pinky to form chords, well, not yet anyway. I am sure that time will come. Most of the chords I have learned so far have been two fingers and one three finger chords.

I have been practicing some quick licks that Scott Groves taught on his YouTube channel and am pleased to say I am getting better at them.

My switching between chords is getting faster too. Now I am working on my strumming patterns so that I can start to try playing some songs. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Two Heads Are Better Than One

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Have you ever heard of that saying up there? Yes, the title of this post, that saying. It is true, you know, two heads are often better than one and sometimes more than two heads are ideal. I am talking about all kinds of situations where you really do need more input or information than what is rattling around in your own brain.

There are times in this life where another person’s viewpoint has value like when you are struggling with a decision or trying to figure out how to handle a situation. Those other heads I am talking about can be the ones on all kinds of people. They can be close to you such as family or friends or they could be from a much broader sampling of people like a poll on the internet, or they could be a professional such as a therapist, doctor or psychiatrist.

Sometimes you don’t require an answer from them at all. Sometimes you just need a sounding board, hearing yourself tell someone the problem you’re facing is often enough to allow you to work out the solution for yourself. Again, that could be anyone from a close friend you can trust and confide in to a professional therapist who can give you the guidance you need at that moment or in that situation.

You must carefully consider who to seek out when you want to share something that is troubling you. Is the problem benign, like trying to decide on what to have for dinner? A friend or dinner companion is the perfect choice to consult for this type of problem. If the problem is of a more emotional and heavy sort, like trying to figure out how to go on when you lose a significant relationship or if you are having a hard time dealing with the death of someone close to you…well, for that you really should seek professional counsel. Your friends may be too close to the situation or not know what to say, how to best help you.

Recently I had the honor of helping my sister figure out a certain problem. Let me tell you, it is very satisfying when you can help someone put their mind at ease and make a decision that they feel good about. Most of this post has been from the viewpoint of being the person with the issue but I wanted to show this process from the other side as well. If you can be one of those other heads that someone needs be it a sounding board or fellow brainstormer it is indeed an honor. It means they value your opinion and feel open enough to share their dilemma with you. Never be afraid to suggest seeking out a professional if you feel unequipped to deal with what they are telling you. This can be life saving, life altering advice when it is necessary.

Thanks for visiting my blog my friends. I value each and every one of your heads and would love to hear what you are thinking. Please feel free to leave a comment or question for me. I try to get to each and every one I receive. If you know someone who needs to see this please share it with them. Thanks as well to my sister, Karen, for suggesting I write a post on this subject…turns out I had a lot to say about it after all. LOL =)

Happy Birthday Mom =)

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I am proud to say that the wonderful, beautiful, woman pictured above is my mother. Cheers Mom! In the picture, she is celebrating her special day with a chocolate martini….mmmm. Yesterday was her birthday and I so wish I could have been with her to celebrate this milestone birthday. I had to settle for a card and a phone call to let her know how I feel about her. My sister, who lives with Mom, is seeing to it that she is celebrating not only on her birthday but the whole week. So thank you, Karen, for that. I am glad you are able to pamper Mom like she deserves.

As I mentioned this year is a milestone for her…drumroll please, she turned 80 years old yesterday. I know, right, she doesn’t look like she is that old! I really hope that those genes passed down to me and I look as great as she does when I get to be that age. Heck, I just hope I get to be 80.  My Mom is following my blog so I know she is reading this too and I want to say I hope this coming year is your best yet Mom.

My Mom has spent her entire life focussing on doing so much for others and I would like to see her be as kind and thoughtful to herself as she is to everyone else.   My Mom used to be the secretary at the schools I attended when I grew up and it was comforting to know that she was right there. When I became a mother myself, my two sons were lucky enough to have the best Grandma ever. They wanted for nothing and made lots of great memories every time they saw her. I am so glad my sons had the chance to spend time with both of my parents and my sister.

This post is going to be shorter than usual but I just wanted to let everybody know how much of a treasure my Mom is. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog again folks, I do appreciate it. If you would like to leave a question or comment below, please do. I try to get to each and every response I get. Have a wonderful day/night…whatever it happens to be when you read this. =)

The Liebster Award – Such An Honor!

 

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I opened my email tonight and got a wonderful surprise and honor. I am totally blown away! First of all, I wish to thank  James F. O’Neil for nominating me. He writes a wonderful blog titled Memories of a Time and I find his posts very heartwarming and honest. He bares it all  when discussing his memories and his life, makes you smile all the while making you feel like you are sitting across the table from a friend sharing a coffee break and catching up on all the news.  Please visit his blog here  Memories of a Time  and tell him I said “Hello”.

The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award 

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

OK, that is a lot of stuff to do but here we go…I hope I do you proud James.

The questions he asked me to answer were:
Who is the most important person in your life today?   I would say the most important person in my life today has to be my husband. He is my best friend.

Have you seen a good movie lately? What made it good?   Yes, I recently watched Rose Red. What made it good is that it was based on a novel by Stephen King, my favorite author.

Did your schooling connect to your life?  If by connecting you mean am I doing what I went to school for the answer is no. I attended college under the Graphic Arts program but never completed the degree. Long story there that I won’t go into here. =)

What makes you angry?  Being told what to do or having my feelings minimized and discounted. I am a full grown adult and the last time I checked that meant I could make my own choices and decide how I feel and what I will do. My ex-husband was abusive and this is so a hot button issue for me.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?  Having the relationships that I do with my family and friends. I know without a doubt I could rely on any one of them in a crisis as they could me.

For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends or family again?    Due to the answer to the question above, having little chance of seeing my friends or family again would be a deal breaker when it comes to moving to a distant country.

What is your most treasured memory? The birth of my first grandchild.

Which sex do you think has it easier in your culture?  Hands down I would say that men have it easier in my culture. They get paid more for the same job and they don’t get judged like women do. There is definitely a double standard, still.

What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? The greatest accomplishment of my life is raising my two sons as a single Mom and showing them that their father is NOT what a man is supposed to be like. That a woman does not have to accept that type of behavior.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest? I would want to have dinner with my maternal Grandmother. I miss her so much, still.

What do you like best about your life? I like what I do the best. I work for myself and spend my days at home working on my YouTube channel (I am a YouTube partner) and on this blog. I can come and go as I please and do things all day that makes me happy then getting to share them with the world.

Now for 11 Random Facts About Myself (so you can get to know me a little more)

  1. I am deathly afraid of snakes the same way my Dad was.
  2. I love to draw, sketch, paint and be creative in general.
  3. My high school Spanish teacher once asked me if I had any Spanish heritage because on my oral exam I sounded like a natural.
  4. I never used to drink beer until a couple of summers ago. Could not stand the taste of it and then all of a sudden I could. Weird.
  5. I have worked on my own cars before and I am not talking just checking the windshield washer fluid. I have honed cylinders and switched out cap and rotors, changed spark plugs, done head gaskets – the works. I did say I was a single Mom, right?
  6. I used to go to 4-H and learned how to make my own clothes, bake bread and various other life skills. I still have the collector spoons  we were awarded somewhere in a box.
  7. The written word is my best and truest way of communicating.
  8. I have two best friends that I have known for over 18 years each. They both live miles away and yet we can talk on the phone like we were together only yesterday.
  9. I love jewelry…mostly rings but some earrings, bracelets and necklaces too.
  10. I wanted to be a doctor when I was younger and have had a couple of doctors tell me they were impressed with how thoroughly and accurately I have researched medical issues.
  11. I quit smoking 3 years and 3 months ago – so proud of myself for staying quit.

The Following Five Links Belong To The Bloggers I Have Nominated:

Please visit their blogs and you might just want to follow them as I have.

Singing In The Rain

Body Renovation

Trying Not To Hate

Colder by the Lake

Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such

Okay gang, to the bloggers I have nominated (linked above) here are your list of questions I would like you to answer should you choose to accept the award.

  1. Who has had the biggest impact on your life thus far?
  2. Why did you start a blog and when?
  3. Do you have a pet(s) at home and if so what are they and what are their names?
  4. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
  5. What did you want to be when you were a child?
  6. What is your favorite thing to do to relax?
  7. What color is the flooring under your feet right now as you answer this question?
  8. Do you dream in color or black and white?
  9. Do you have any siblings?
  10. What has been your biggest accomplishment in life?
  11. Do you drive a vehicle and is it standard transmission or automatic?

 

A big thank you goes out to Lorraine who writes a blog called  Wording Well that was a huge help to me when I was trying to figure out what to do to accept this wonderful award. You can find her blog here: Wording Well where she explains what The Liebster Award is all about and what the Official Rules are.

I believe I have now complied with all the rules set out for me above and it is time to notify my nominees. Thank you all for this award! =) It has given me a new drive to keep blogging away and sharing all things from Susan’s Perspective.