Friday, March 29, 2013

One Lovely Blog Award for 7 Lovely Bloggers

Thanks to Phyllis Zimbler Miller, co-founder of Miller Mosaic, LLC Marketing for this One Lovely Blogger Award! Thank you, Phyllis.

As per the rules, I'm now required to share 7 things about myself, then pass the award on to 7 others.

Honestly, I'd forgotten how boring I am, but, what the heck, here goes:

1.  Posting my thoughts without editing makes me extremely nervous, and that's why I hate instant messaging and texting.

2.  Believing "You Reap What You Sow" is the foundation for everything I do.

3.  I'm for banning Daylight Saving Time. It doesn't save time, it just guarantees winter blues!

4.  I live a quiet, uneventful life for the most part, and cannot tolerate even a smidgeon of stress in my life, yet--the more chaos in my protagonist's life, the better.

5.  For the first 43 years of my life, I was a night person. One day I decide to switch, and I haven't looked back. So--the next time somebody tells you being a night person is in their makeup, don't believe them.

6.  If I could only change one thing about myself, it would be that I not be this sensitive. Seems to me it has never served me well.

7.  I write mostly dark suspense thrillers, yet--I plan on writing a children's book next about an eagle! Never in a million years would I have believed that 10 years ago!


There they are — seven “shares” from me. Now look at the rules below for posts from future lovely bloggers.
  1. Thank the person who gave you the honor.
  2. Add the Lovely Blogger Award image to the post.
  3. Share seven things about yourself.
  4. Pass the award onto seven nominees.
  5. Include this set of rules.
  6. Inform your nominees.
My 7 nominees are:

(Nominees, know that you don't have to participate if you don't have time. But keep in mind that these awards are a great way for your reader to get to know you better)

Keith Pyeatt 

S.P. Bowers

Adriana Ryan  

Carrie Butler

Penny, the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

Wendy aka Quillfeather

Kittie Howard



 

37 comments :

  1. Congratulations on the award. :)

    I agree, one can change their habits. That's what I tell my 21 yr old daughter.

    I force myself to pop out of bed by 6am. But I never thought of myself as a morning person. I'd rather sleep until noon, but there's so much to get done!

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    1. I have bouts of wanting to do that too. LOL. I spent the morning trying to repair my feeder for blogger. What a hassle. So glad to see you, Amanda!

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  2. Hi Joylene,

    Penny has kindly allowed me take back over blogging duties. Thus Penny, who is now having a well deserved nap, wishes me to thank you for including her amongst those fine selection of bloggers.

    Congrats to you and all the rest you bestowed the award upon. A children's book about an eagle? Which one? Don Henley? Don Felder? Glenn Frey? Ignore me, I'm crazy. And speaking of that darned daylight savings, we move the clocks ahead this Sunday. Which means I will no longer be that one hour closer to you. Confusing, you bet. For three weeks, I have to remember to phone my mother one hour earlier than usual.

    Thanks again and I will post this up in about a month's time. Be well, smile and enjoy Easter, eh. And yep, yay Canucks!

    Your starstruck fan,

    Penny's human, Gary :)

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    1. I adore Penny, so I'm thrilled she liked the award. It's very wonderful knowing someone as special as Penny is. Hey, Gary, sweet dreams, old boy!

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    2. Sleep? Eh? Close to five in the morning and this old boy is still awake. Must get some sleep. As for Penny, she's asleep on the living room floor. "WAKE UP, PENNY!" I didn't really yell at her. Goodnight, eh........

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  3. Congratulations on the award, Joylene! And thank you so much for passing it on. :) I think you would make an excellent children's author!

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    1. I'm not near as adorable as you are, Azia. Hope you have fun in the A-Z party.

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  5. Congrats on the award and thanks for thinking of me!

    I am anti-daylight savings. Very much so. I would do away with it if I could and will join your crusade to abolish it in a heartbeat.


    I'm going to have to disagree on number six. Being sensitive is hard,and painful, but it does serve you. It is that sensitivity that allows you to understand people, to get inside of them and truly write their stories. That sensitivity allows you to understand their feelings and motivations and write them convincingly. In real life it allows you to see the trials and feelings of others, to understand where they're coming from and possibly to help them. It places a burden on you, this understanding. And it can be very draining and difficult, but to the others around you, your understanding can help them.

    Hope you have a happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts, Sara. I really appreciate the reminder. I know this. But I'd forgotten.

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  6. Congratulations!
    Yeah, Daylight Savings Time must go.
    I live a rather boring life as well. Don't like a lot of change. I don't even want to move our furniture around.

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    1. LOL. Well, all I can say is... Alex, don't you move any furniture around if you don't wanna! Happy Easter.

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  7. I second your motion about Daylight Saving Time. Congratulations on your award. :)

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  8. I'm so glad I read this post. Congrats on the award.

    Agree with #3. Why can't they just split the difference and leave it alone! :D

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    1. I wonder if we should start a Ban DST revolt? I am woman hear me roar! Thanks, Melissa.

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  9. Hi, Joylene! CONGRATS on the award. Congrats to all who you passed it on to. : )

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  10. Plans for the eagle children's book surprised me, although that would engage a different section of your brain or sensibilities, which can be a very good thing. Thanks so much for honoring me, Joylene!

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    1. Just needed to remind you how much I appreciate your friendship, Keith. Hugs to Jack.

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  11. Congratulations on the award, Joylene! It's nice to learn a little more about you. For the record, I don't think you're boring. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Writing for children is great, I am intrigued by your eagle story! Happy Easter :)

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. I'm a little nervous about it, but excited too. Best with your Y/A. Happy Easter.

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  13. Agree on point No. 2.... Believing "You Reap What You Sow"

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  14. Congrats on the award.

    I wholeheartedly believe in #2.

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  15. Thank you, Joylene. Most kind! I see I'm in fine company - what with Penny, the Jack Russell and modest internet star!

    I'm not very good at dealing with these awards, so if you don't see me blogging about it, please forgive me.

    And I agree with number two too. I'm also sensitive. Very sensitive ... bane of my life.

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    1. You're so welcome, Wendy. Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

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  16. Congrats on the award and hello! Great 'shares!' I used to be a night person too - I lost it once I settled into a marriage. Thank heaven for that! :)

    As for daylight saving - purrrlease. End it!

    Shah. X

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    1. Thanks, Shah. Maybe if we persist enough, whoever is responsible will get the hint. Have a wonderful Easter Monday.

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  17. Aw, your ARE such a lovely blogger! Well deserved. Congrats!

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  18. Thank you so much for the nomination, Joylene! :) Can't wait to do this one. By the way, I'm eager to read your eagle book! I bet my kids would love it--they love birds of every kind, since their grandmother is an avid birdwatcher. :)

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    1. It's almost written in my head. I just need to get it down on paper. Hope you're having a lovely day.

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