Saturday, March 23, 2013

I won, I won! Liebster Award Post

Sorry, Sally Field flashback. This is my first award, I'm excited, honored, and frankly amazed to be receiving it. When I started this blog a few months ago, I didn't think anyone would read it. I hoped people would, my entire purpose is to try and raise awareness for RA, Sjogren's Raynauds, Lupus and all the other Autoimmune Arthritis diseases out there. I started out only talking about my days with the disease then realized that is not who I am, to truly represent myself on here, I need to blog about my day to day life. I live with these illnesses, they have changed my life a lot but I still have a life. Some days things may seem negative and some more positive. That is a more realistic representation of living with chronic illness. One day you're up the next you're flat on your back. For that matter it could be one minute you're up the next you're down :) 

I won't be doing my weekly one thing you don't know about me this week, this post should cover it :) I'm in the process of letting my nominees know I nominated them. I still have to add the award to my page. I thought it was about time I got the rest of this finished though.

Don't you love how I stay on topic? This was supposed to be about the Liebster award!

Marianne from Sandling all Day nominated me. This award will be more special to me than any other I might possibly get. Why? because another blogger gave it to me. The opinions of other bloggers, comments, friendships, matter greatly to me. Thank you all for being a part of my site.  A special thank you again to Marianne for nominating me. Check out her site at the link above, there are all kind of great giveaways and other great things to see there!

So, I'm supposed to answer these 11 questions that she asked me and here they are:

1. Favorite Movie?  Yikes, only one? I just saw We Bought a Zoo I thought it was really good. The Hangover used to be my favorite, now I have grandchildren and my movie tastes have changed :)

2. One wish. Any wish.  What is it? To be healthy again and feel no pain, since I can't have that for everyone else to be healthy and feel no pain.

3. How old are you? 49 but shhhh

4. Are you willing to be facebook friends with other bloggers? Yes, I already have a couple.

5. Do you enter giveaways to win, only to help other bloggers, or not at all? A bit of both

6. How many giveaways have you WON this year? (2013) One so far

7. Kids?  if yes, how many...if no, do you want them? I have 2 grown kids

8. You see something on another blog (you don't know the blogger) that you feel is an 'ethical' violation. What do you do?  I would probably send them an e-mail, it depends on what it is.

9. Do you have any other awards? No, unless being the best mom, wife and nana count :)

10. As a blogger, are you willing to share your review contacts with others? (provided it's ok with the client)  I would be, if I ever get that far in blogging.

11. Favorite memory as a child  Going away for 2 weeks on a small boat with my family and being stuck inside because it was raining most of the time. Playing with playdoh, playing games.

Now on to 11 fact about me

1. I am terrified of snakes, I won't even look at them on the t.v. or a movie
2. I love horses we had one growing up, my mom fed it apples all the time like it was our pet
3. I don't like to wear dresses, no idea why I just don't most of the time I wear jeans
4. I've never tried Lobster
5. I would love to go for a ride in a real racecar
6. I have been married for almost 13 years
7. I'm addicted to LaffyTaffy, except the banana flavored ones
8. I use to build computers top to bottom, bottom to top? Don't ask me now. Some days I can't remember my name!
9.I'm a bookworm, what an odd term, where did the worm come from?
10.I love snowglobes, I'm not sure where that started
11. I don't like tomato soup, but love tomatoes, how strange is that?

Now on to the 11 blogs I'm nominating this one took me a while, trying to find people with less than 200 GFC followers isn't an easy task. All of these people are worthy and you should give them a follow as well.

Last but not least my 11 questions for the nominated Blogs:

1. Why did you create a blog?
2.  On average how much time a week do you spend blogging or doing blog related   activities?

3. What is your favourite season, and why?

4. What do you like most about youself?

5. Who is the most important person in your life?.

6. What type of music do you listen to most?

7. What is your most prized possession? 

8. What is the one thing that gets on your nerves? 

9. What do you love most about your followers?

10. Have you become close friends with any of your followers?

11. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?


  1. Thank so much for nominating me! I really appreciate it and will get around to doing this post as soon as possible~

    1. You're welcome! No hurry, it took me over a week to do mine :) I hope you're having a great weekend! You know I hope you are seeing this comment, I still don't know if I'm supposed to comment back here or go to the other persons page.

  2. Great blog! I found you from the Aloha Blog Hop and I'm your newest follower!

    Missy Inspired

    1. Thanks Missy! I'm following you as well. I hope you're having a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for the nomination!!! so sweet :)

    1. You're welcome. Have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for the nomination! I have actually been sitting on 2 other liebesters and a verstatile award that I will hopefully be finishing up and posting today. I will add your nomination for me on the post :) I was already following you via G+ but now following via GFC as well.


    1. Wow! You're going to be busy! I had enough trouble finding enough people and answers to do one lol I will head over to your site today. I saw your comment below. Adding to that, thank you for the nomination! I have some thinking to do :) Heading over to your site in a little bit. I hope your weekend has been a good one!

  5. Ok, my answers are posted: Also, I have nominated all of those who nominated me for a Liebester for a Versatile award. Scroll down on my post to claim your Versatile award :) Thanks again for the nomination!


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  7. Thanks for the nomination! I know what you mean about finding blogs with less than 200 GFC followers. A bit through my last list I gave up and bumped it to blogs with less than 300 GFC followers, plus I try to nominate people I haven't nominated before. After being around for a while, putting those two factors together really narrows it down.

    I'm tacking my answers to your questions onto my latest post (the one with the other awards:))

    1. You're welcome! That's a great idea, I didn't even think of that. I thought about adding people from my G+ list, but the "rules" didn't allow it. Maybe there's a way around the rule? shhhhhh
      I will head over to your page. Again, I don't know if I should be replying here or your page! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  8. Congrats on the award and sharing things with us. I wish you a nice week.

    1. Thank you! I wanted to reply to you in e-mail or your blog but there's no address on your profile. I hope you have a nice week too!

  9. Awesome on the award!!!
    New follower from the blog hop. Stop by Deezy Does It! blog and link up as well as have a chance at the give-a-way. We run a link up every Friday (ends Tuesdays) with a give-a-way at with a give-a-way.

    1. Thank you Deezy! I just stopped by your blog and linked up. I was already following you with GFC, I added pinterest to the list. I will look for you on Facebook later. Have a great week!

  10. Congratulations on the award! I am a new follower who got to your blog from the Deezy Does It blog hop. I don't know much about RA, but I have Crohn's Disease so I totally understand what it's like to live with a chronic illness. No fun :(

    1. Thank you! I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with Chron's Disease. I am aware of what you are dealing with. Although our illnesses are not the same, if you need an ear mine is always open? That sounds odd, just hop over hear, that sounds better I think! Have a great week! I'm heading to your blog now!

  11. Congratulations on you award, and thank you for mine, I shall answer your questions v soon

    1. You're welcome! I look forward to your answers. Have a great week/weekend!

  12. Congratulations!
    I am your new follower via GFC and bloglovin.


    1. Thank you for stopping by Patty. I will head over to your blog right now. I hope you're having a good week!

  13. I love your answers!!! I LOVE banana laffy taffy... lol!! I actually get the long thin sticks from my local mom & pop shop for 3/$1, and I buy cherry and green apple, but LOVE the banana!! ;) mmmmm!

    Thanks for the Versatile award! I feel so honored! I know what you mean by getting it from another blogger...when I got my first Liebster (I'm on 3 now!!) I jumped with really is amazing to be recognized by another blogger...especially with so many out there.
    I tried to find one's that hadn't had one...
    As far as the 'rules' I say they're made to be broken...
    I mean, as long as you're staying within the "true meaning" of the award itself... who cares if it goes somewhere else!!! ;)

    Thanks, btw, for your kind words about my blog!! I appreciate it!!

    1. They make long sticks? I think I'm being deprived here! I have enough trouble finding even the small bags here with a variety of flavors. I always pick out the banana and give them to my son lol If they even have them at the store that is. Then I go through withdrawals!

      You're welcome for the award, I know some people think they are a little silly but I find it nice to be recognized by other bloggers. lol Yes rules are meant to be broken. At least with these awards otherwise I would lose my mind!

      No need to thank me in regard to your blog, I love it you have the cutest pictures on there. One day I will figure out what I'm doing I just figured out where the button on my camera is to take the picture!

      Have a great week!


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