Mama Diaries

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Sunshine Award

  Hey, guess what?  I was nominated for this really pretty Sunshine Award, not once, but twice!  Woo Hoo.  Thanks to Melissa Kline and inluvwithwords for bestowing this honor on me! 

The rules for this reward are as follows:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.

2.  Answer 10 questions about yourself.

3.  Write a post about it.

4.  Pass it on to 10 other bloggers.

Here are the questions with my answers:

1. Favorite color?  Red. Ruby red.  It has to be dark.  No bright fire engine stuff.

2. Favorite animal? That's a tough one!  Maybe orangutans. Just because I like that word.  Hmmm.  Maybe I'll add one to my collection of pets. I'm sure my kids would be thrilled!

3. Favorite number?  Thirteen.  Who says it's unlucky?

4. Favorite drink?  Okay.  I sat here a full five minutes trying to figure this out.  I don't know.  I like water.  I like milk.  I like juice.  I like silk milk.  Anything healthy.  Just don't give me pop or alcohal. My body rejects that stuff.

5. Facebook/Twitter?  I used to be a big Facebook fan.  It's nice catching up with people I don't see regularly.  I have to admit though, I'm liking Twitter better.  It's faster, and I find all kinds of useful information on it.

6. My Passion? Teaching the violin and viola.  I love sharing my knowledge with students and watching them improve and gain self-confidence.  Plus it keeps me on my toes.  I have to keep my skills sharp, and figure out new ways to teach things for each individual learning style.

7. Getting/giving?  Would I be bad if I said "getting?"  LOL.  I like both.  I enjoy giving, especially if it is appreciated.  But I have to say, I do like being on the receiving end once in a while.

8. Favorite pattern?  Favorite pattern?  Seriously?  Like polka dots?  Yeah.  Polka dots are cool.  But I don't think I'd want a polka dot theme in my house.  I really have no idea what my favorite pattern is.  Whatever looks good, I guess.

9. Favorite day of the week?  Sunday.  It's my only day off.  Sort of.  I still have to do mom stuff, but generally, I don't do anything else.

10. Favorite flower?  Roses.  Although, I like all kinds!  

And now for the other sunshiney bloggers:

1. Jessica
2.  Super Earthling 
3. Pat Hatt
4. Belle
5. Debra Harris-Johnson
6. Empty Nest Insider
7. Elizabeth Twist
8. Nikki
9. Lynn Proctor
10. Crack You Whip 

I hope you have a chance to visit these bloggers.  Thanks again, Melissa and inluvwithwords!  Hope y'all have a sunshiney day! 


  1. Yeah like Twitter way better too and both getting and giving is fun. Like the award, thanks from the cat and Pat.

  2. Fun post. Liked your answers. CONGRATS on receiving the sunshine award. Have an awesome day!

  3. Congrats on receiving the award and thank you so much! I'll have to wait until April's over but I'll definitely do it after.

    1. I figured you'd be busy with the A-Z blog. I'm not doing it on this blog, so I was able to post the award. Enjoy the pretty flower!

  4. I also love roses, and drink skim milk, but I prefer it with something chocolate! Congrats on your award, and thanks for sharing it with me! Julie

    1. You are welcome. Anything with chocolate is good!

  5. Congrats on your award and thank you! I am a behind right now on awards right now, but will catch up as soon as I can.

    Thanks again for nominating me!

    1. You're welcome. Your posts always add a smile to my day! I totally understand about being behind. It's there whenever you get around to it.

  6. Thanks, Sherry! I appreciate it. Yay for the violin! I played when I was younger. It was a great pastime.

    A-Z @ Elizabeth Twist

  7. Congratulations on your award, Sherry! And many thanks for honoring me with one--I truly appreciate it. :)

    I used to play violin in high school and my daughter played in grade school. We both have such wonderful memories of making beautiful (well...most of the time--LOL) music.

    Doing an illustrated blog, it's hard for me to figure out a logical way to do the posts for the different awards I've received, but my tiny brain and I will eventually come up with a way. ;-)

    Thanks again! :D