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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Kreativ Blogger Award

Thank you, Lisa, at lisagradessweinstein.blogspot.com/ for honoring me with this award! She's a real sweetheart and worth a visit and follow.
But to be "accept" this award, I must get up on a cyberstage and talk about myself. Seven points! 

BIGGEST #1: Coffee makes me utterly happy. Really. In fact, the best discovery I've made all week is that there's a Starbucks that has opened up at my local Target!


2: I love my time alone. I sigh a deep one once the kids are off to school. Though I do watch them walking away from me, the way a breeze can whip up their hair, and for a moment I do miss them.


3: I'm horribly impatient. I'm known for slamming doors. Probably why my boys slam doors.



4: I'm a published author. Yes! Two novels, one a New York Times Notable Book of the year, page 9 New York Times Book Review Section in 1992. These details I remember. My second novel followed soon afterwards and I think you can get it for two bucks now on Amazon.


5: I was a professor of creative writing for some years, before anyone was sucking at my now withered breasts (I meant my babies....) Before I changed out of my now outdated professorial blazers into slippers.


6: When I birthed my babies, I no longer remembered being a writer. So I became a weaver instead. Now that my children are in school and I'm able to think again, I'm remembering that I once was a writer. And possible still am one.


7: I can miss terribly, feeling professorial. But my children are my most ambitious and most beautiful creative endeavors. I devour every moment and regret nothing.


And to pay it forward, I have a special seven all of whom I keep wanting to revisit. If I could, I would knock on their doors and invite myself in for coffee (please, no herbal tea). These are creative, good, kind people and you might enjoy their company as well:


The Steady Hand thesteadyhandblog.com/
Natalie Whipple http://betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com/

Crazy Life of a Writing Mom http://ecwrites.blogspot.com/
The World of my Imagination http://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com/
A River Runs Through it http://www.riverarunsthroughit.com/
My Unpublished life http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.com/
The Medicare Mom http://themedicaremom.blogspot.com/





7 comments:

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I LOVE #6--I can completely relate ;)

Thanks for the wonderful award.

shah wharton wordsinsync said...

Thanks for linking this up at my little blog hop - loved your seven facts. I giggles and got a little choked up too - although I'm notoriously emotional :) X

PS: Once a writer, always a writer. Consider joining Row80 - (unless you already have and I'm unaware of this fact) - its a great motivational writers group who do Rounds of Writing for 80 days throughout the year. Two post a week count as update on your chosen gaols. (no I don't work for them - I just did my first round and I'm about to begin my second tomorrow - love the community) http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/p/row80.html are my goals (for an idea) and links you'll need to follow to link up your blog (oh, and you'll get people to find your blog too!)

Okay - enough of all that. Happy writing :)

unikorna said...

Congrats on the award you have a very colorful blog :).

Jody Worsham said...

7 things about me?
1. 8 kids and I can't cook. It's genetic. Mother can't either, course she's nearly 92.
2. I can make something out of nothing, most of the time.
3. My last two children don't know I write.
4. I write in my head when I drive which is why I have followed more than one stranger to his drive-way.
5. I suffer from chronic hoof in mouth disease.
6. I Looooove Mickey D's mocha frappe.
7. I visit Wal-Mart daily.
8. I decorate for Christmas in early Oct.
Jody, The Medicare Mom

Unpublished Life said...

Hi Sandra,

I can't remember if I already thanked you for this ... but thank you so much for the award! What an honour:) -if this is a repeat, I apologise profusely!)

I will hopefully blog about it today!

It's so nice to learn more about you, and you would be so welcome to pop in for a coffee any time! (I don't serve tea ... )

http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.co.uk/

Unpublished Life said...

It's up on my blog now ... thanks again:

http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.co.uk/

Nicole Pyles said...

Thank you for the award!! I'm finally writing up my post about it now. :) and you are welcome for coffee any time!!

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