Mama Diaries

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunshine Award and Guest Blog Post

Today, I'm a guest over at Brian Hayden's Blog where I wrote an article about how to write an excellent query letter.  If you'd like to read it, please stop by.




The Sunshine Award




In other news, I was nominated for the Sunshine award by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne.  Thank you so much, Deanie!  Deanie is a very nice lady, so be sure to stop by and say hello to her. 

I've received this award before, but since many of you are a little bit newer to my site, I'll participate so you can get to know more about me.  The rules are, include the logo on your page, thank and link the person who nominated you, answer 10 questions about yourself, and then nominate 10 more bloggers.

Here we go.  Ten things about myself:

1.  My favorite color:  Red
2.  My favorite food:  watermelon
3.  My least favorite food:  sauerkraut.  I can't stand the stuff!
4.  The most stupid thing I've ever done:  Walked through a train tunnel in Germany when a train was coming.  I really can't believe I'm still alive!
5.  Little known fact about myself:  I'm ambidextrous
6.  Something on my bucket list:  Skydiving.  I know I'm a little crazy, but jumping out of an airplane sounds fun!
7.  Thing I like doing the most:  Playing and teaching violin, viola, and piano.  It's my passion.
8.  Number of times I've moved in my life:  Nine.  I'm getting ready for move number 10 to Atlanta, Georgia.
9.  Favorite place in the world:  That's a tough one.  For SCUBA diving, I'd say Cozumel, Mexico, but for an all-time general favorite place, I'd say Paris, France.
10.  Former occupation:  I was a PADI Scuba diving instructor.  I had a lot of fun doing it, and I even got to feed sharks. (I guess that goes along with wanting to jump out of an airplane.)


As for the other sunshiny bloggers, I'm not going to follow the rules, because I'm the Mom and I make up my own rules!  And besides, I think you're all sunshiny so I can't just pick ten!  If you want this pretty flower to put on your page, then go ahead and take it and use my ten questions (with your own answers, of course!)

Thanks again, Deanie!



45 comments:

  1. Congrats on your award! We share the same favorite color. :)

    Have a great Monday.

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    1. I remember you said that last time I mentioned red was my favorite color. We have an intense passion for life!

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  2. Wow you are a bit crazy haha but crazy is good, as long as you don't get hit by the train, eaten by the shark, or jump without a parachute and got splat lol

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  3. Congrats on your well deserved award.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Congrats on the award, you certainly have earned it. I love the way you write and you are Sunshine. A lot of awards I got have yet to be passed on as I cannot pick favourites. :) So maybe like you I will soon give it to all my bloggy friends.

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    1. I've agonized over picking bloggers in the past. It's so hard to choose! Since I've already done my picking in past awards, I'm just giving it to anyone who wants it.

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  5. Thank you, Sherry. :You're really adventurous! It's fun to read the obscure little facts about you that most of us don't know! Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. I am really adventurous! I figure we only have one life to live, so why not live it to the fullest? Thanks, again for the award!

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  6. You stared down a train and lived, bravo

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    1. Yeah. I'm not sure there are many in this world who would be able to claim that!

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  7. Congratulations on a well deserved award. :)

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  8. Congrats on the award. (I can't stand sauerkraut either.)

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    1. Thank you. I see Amy, below, likes sauerkraut. I think it was invented just for her.

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  9. Congratulations, sunshine girl! I love sauerkraut on reuben sandwiches...someone needs to like the stuff, right?

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    1. Yep. I think it was made just for you! Thanks for the congratulations.

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  10. Wow! You are an interesting woman!
    I am so jealous of you being ambidextrous because I have had a couple times in my life where that would have made life a whole lot easier--LOL! The train tunnel--OMG! I'll pass on that one!! ;)

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    1. Being ambidextrous does have its perks. If I hurt one hand, I can always use the other. My daughter is ambidextrous, too. (Although, I generally tend to write with my right hand, and she tends to write with her left hand.)

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  11. Congrats on the award! I hate sauerkraut too. Even the smell of it can make me feel nauseous! I'm off to read your article. :)

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    1. Yes, the smell makes me sick, too. Kind of like stuffed cabbages, which I really don't like!

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  12. Oh, so many fun facts! But wow, you've moved around a lot! As for the train...yikes! You really are lucky to still be around...

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    1. Yes, that train thing was pretty scary. I quickly learned that the rails are used quite frequently in Germany, unlike the ones here in the United States!

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  13. I'll check out the link.

    I love the color red.

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    1. Thanks for your comment on the other page. Red is a great color!

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  14. You deserve all your awards, Sherry.
    I'll be popping over to read your interview. :-)

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  15. Congrats on the award. :) I really like what's in your bucket list and very much admire your adventurous side being a PADI scuba diving instructor. That train experience is scary and insane! LOL.

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    1. Ha! Yes, I think I'm a little insane! Must be the crazy artist/musician thing!

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  16. I'm there with you on the love of watermelon and the hatred of sauerkraut. I'll head over to the link~

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  18. if you don't like sauerkraut you must not eat "Sarma" if you ever visit Serbia :) Those are sauerkraut leaves stuffed with minced meat, rice and onions and cooked :)

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