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Creative, Creativ, Kreativ

What a Grand way to leave on a pilgrimage by being given an award!


Julie from Random Meanderings presented me with the award. Talk about creative! Julie takes thoughtful ideas and spins them into a positively, spiritual, exceptional read. She very rightly received the “Kreativ Blogger Award” and has passed along this fun and deceptively challenging 7-7-7 award to me. Julia came in from her vacation mode to receive this award. She certainly surprised me, and I’m very flattered to know she considers my words to be creative. Thank you, Julie!

The 7 INSTRUCTIONS are easy to follow:

  1. Thank the person who awarded the KBA to you.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link to the person who gave you the award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself people might find interesting.
  5. Pass the KBA along to 7 more Kreativ bloggers.
  6. Post links to the 7 new awardees.
  7. Let each of them know they’re now recipients of the KBA.

Here are 7 THINGS which I hope you will find interesting about me:

  1. My family had the first Television set in our entire neighborhood. My Fathers was so busy helping families with special needs children bond and grow strong, that we were given several wonderful and innovative gifts along the way. My Father saw many amazing possibilities for the future of television and gave me a love of new inventions and gadgets that assist folks in learning and growing.
  2. I took two classes from Fred Rogers in graduate school – you know Mr. Rogers from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. I found him to be an amazingly kind and dedicated educator and felt that his song, “You are special and I like you just the way you are” was personally written for me.
  3. We had a player piano upright grand when I was growing up. It was the hit of all the parties at our house and I loved being able to sing with accompaniment. My Father, brother and I replaced all the old air feed hoses in the piano and repaired and rebalanced all the hammers and pads.
  4. My own children experienced being the first family to have a home computer in our neighborhood. It was an Apple GS and the kids just really took to it and learned how to use it right away. My Grandmother left all of her Grandchildren $1,000.00 when she died and for me, my instructions included that I had to use the money to purchase a computer.
  5. I read Dr. Zhivago the Russian Novel at age five. Each character had so many names, my Mother had to make a list of all the names that were attached to each character so I could keep them straight. It was fun reading a book the same time that my Mother was reading a book, although we did not discuss the book. My Mother would not go see movies because she thought they were addicting and made you unhappy with your life, so we played the movie for her on her DVD player when she was over 90 and had lived a good life.
  6. I read the whole 26 volumes of the World Book Encyclopedia that my Mother bought to help keep us learning and to be good in school. I read each New Yearbook when they arrived. I also read all of the volumes of a compilation of all the greatest literature from England which my Grandfather owned and have since discovered that one of my cousins also read the whole set of those books too.
  7. My second grade teacher assigned an essay about what we did for our summer vacation. I had mumps and was too young to do any of the activities my brother and sister did at the University my Father taught at that summer (and I gave my Father Mumps – which was tantamount to having nearly murdered him) that I had nothing to write about so I created a fantasy vacation of a trip to Mars. The teacher labeled me a fanciful liar and put that on my school records, which followed me all the way through graduate school.

My second daughter wrote a book about going to Mars with her family and won a ribbon at the science fair when she was in 4th grade. It was the right time and the right place!

Now here are my picks for the next 7 awards: ( This was the hardest part of this whole award, because many of my favorite bloggers already have received the award and my list of favorites is so long and always growing!)

Barbara Swafford from Blogging Without a Blog

Cath Lawson

Cindy from Namas Daisy

Dot from Deeper Issues

Eliza from Silver and Grace

Robin from Let’s Live Forever

Vered from Mom Grind

Again, Thank you Julie for the award – I feel honored to accept !

I hope this was fun! Who would you nominate for a Creative Blogger Award?

Looking forward to your comments:

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19 Responses to “Creative, Creativ, Kreativ”

  1. Robin Says:

    Hi there Patricia – thank you! I had just been thinking lately that I might create a new page on my blog for blog awards – I got a few some time ago but never really did anything with them. I like them because they are pretty! (I never said I was deep).

    I am amazed at your reading capacity – and I can see now, with your gadgets background, why you have taken to Kindle (which is far too expensive here to even consider, our dollar has plummeted compared to yours). Funny about the Mars turn of events. – Robin

    Robins last blog post..Counterclockwise, by Ellen Langer

  2. Jannie Funster Says:

    Dear Fanciful Liar,

    You just continue to amaze me with your unbridled YOUness. LOVED this post. What a life you’ve led.

    Good Lord — reading Dr. Zhivago at 5. I started it at 21 and haven’t finished yet.


    Jannie Funsters last blog post..74% blogging addicted. And you?

  3. Patricia Says:

    You are welcome and very creative – Maybe I am an idiot savant with my reading!!!!! because with the dyscalcula I can not do numbers at all – Yea! Mars Looking forward to seeing your rewards up on your page

    Love reading your blog…and the book you shared I am posting about on the 29th of July…Reading and enjoying and eating food were my 2 biggest childhood successes- what a deal !
    Thank you for coming on by…

  4. Julie Says:

    Patricia, thank you for the kind words. It’s fun to see how similarities abound. I, too, gave my father mumps (ouch!) and used to spend hours pouring over my encyclopedias and dictionary—but LOL mine were the CHILD’S version! Complete with glossy photos in full color. As for Dr. Zhivago, even though I was a voracious reader, I settled for the movie! You’re amazing, wonderful, awesome to have read the way you did (boggles my mind!) and your mother a gem to promote it. As for Mars, look how far we’ve come in our teaching in just a generation! Just loved that story :) This was fun, Patricia. Thanks for participating.

    Julies last blog post..The Honor is All Mine

  5. Patricia Says:

    Thank you for the award and your kind words. How far we have come indeed – I learned to read to escape my very abusive sister and stay out of her way, plus it gave me something to be “special” about in my family – a defense mechanism that paid off!
    Got the book you and JD recommended going to read it on the airplane! Again thank you for the honor!

  6. Positively Present Says:

    I really enjoyed learning more about you in this post! Thanks for sharing more about who you are. :)

    Positively Presents last blog post..how to write a life worth living

  7. Vered - MomGrind Says:

    Thank you Patricia!

    “The teacher labeled me a fanciful liar and put that on my school records, which followed me all the way through graduate school.” What an idiot. I guess, like you say, times have changed!

    Vered – MomGrinds last blog post..Retouching As An Act Of Kindness

  8. Patricia Says:

    Positively Present – Dani,
    Thank you for reading and making a comment – that’s the best part

    At one time I wanted to have it removed, now with blogging I feel delighted by the comment as though that creative stuff just needed some sunlight which was not going to happen in school for me.

  9. Mama Zen Says:

    Mr. Rogers? I am so envious!

    Mama Zens last blog post..Gosh, It’s Hot!

  10. Patricia Says:

    Mama Zen,
    Mr Rogers was an amazing person – he could teach respect and honesty and values like no one else. I prize his friendship, he was a good mentor and teacher

  11. Eliza Says:

    Thanks for the link love. I’m with Vered. What an idiot. Thank goodness the school system now encourages and teaches creativity.

    Elizas last blog post..Book review: Menopause For Dummies

  12. Patricia Says:

    Yes the school systems have changed quite a bit but my children did not thrive in the changed systems – home schooling turned out to be a better route for us – especially for middle school/junior high.
    My oldest went to Denmark for a year to experience herself as a great student – not a student with wealthy parents to please.

  13. J.D. Meier Says:

    All your points are interesting, but I love the fact you got to hang with Mr. Rogers. He was so low key, but so dedicated and consistent. I’m not sure what motivated him, but I think he had a great message around self-acceptance and just be you because that’s good enough.

    It sounds like you lead a well-read life and I think the beauty of that is it’s the closest thing to packing in multiple lives into one. I can’t imagine a life without reading.

    J.D. Meiers last blog post..The Design of an Effective Tagline

  14. Jannie Funster Says:

    This blog is one of my great life’s pleasures.


    Jannie Funsters last blog post..The Missing Picture

  15. Patricia Says:

    Most folks do not know that Mr Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian Minister – he was motivated by LOVE. I too can not imagine a life without reading!

    thank you – you are one of my great life’s pleasures

  16. Davina Says:

    Hi Patricia. You ARE quite the reader — wow! I was quite fascintated that you had taken some classes from Mister Rogers. I used to watch his show when I was younger. Brings back good memories.

    Davinas last blog post..On the Edge of Being

  17. Patricia Says:

    Reading and Mr. Rogers lots of good memories indeed.

  18. Nathaniel Wood Says:

    I got mumps last year and it was really very painful. I have to take some pain killers to ease the pain. ~

  19. Patricia Says:

    Nathaniel Wood,
    Mumps are extremely painful and I am sorry that you had them last year. I hope you are now pain free and have made a complete recovery.
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Book Review: EAT TO LIVE ~Joel Fuhrman, M.D. =-.