Deborah Baker at Living Between the Lines just passed on a sweet treat and what a delicious way to start out the New Year and the Valentine Month of February. I am the recipient of the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Lucky me!
At first I was not quite sure about this honor, because I have been busy returning to my NO SUGAR campaign, which I vacationed from during the past holiday season. Then I thought, no indeed, this is a good way to receive a sweet morsel, which only serves to remind me that connections with others is one of the sweetest treats one may receive. I just wish to say the stickiest of thank yous to Deborah for her thoughtful gift.
Now I am to indulge myself in the pure delight of talking about myself….here are 7 individually wrapped nuggets about me you may not have known.
#1 I am allergic to chocolate, dairy products, and caffeine. Remembering that chocolate contains caffeine, if I mix the various allergens together, I get a migraine headache which lasts for about 8 hours.
My health is an extremely important factor in my life because I was born with cancer and because my Father made me promise I would learn as much as I could about environmental cancers. If you spend much time with me, you will realize that I will talk about health issues #1 and I feel healthier and healthier as I debrief all the information that comes to me from other sources.
#2 I have watched the movie Julie and Julia 62 times. Why you ask? Because Meryl Streep is brilliant in it, Julia Child’s cooking show was the only program I was allowed to watch when I was healing from surgery or came home from school sick, and because it is about a blogger who succeeds in her hoped for arena of success. It inspires me.
#3 I was blessed with incredibly beautiful skin, and when other’s teased me about how clearly you could see veins through it, I knew immediately they were envious. I take very good care of my skin and never take it for granted and I am grateful for its power to hold me together. I rarely cover up the red patch on my forehead, because I believe to be a beacon of wisdom and a direct receptor to my heart.
#4 I used to think my greatest gift was my beautiful singing voice, but have learned that my greatest gift is listening and music is how I practice and improve that art form.
#5 Surveys – I enjoy taking them very much. I find them a powerful teaching tool, but I need to be able to voice my thoughts and not just answer yes, no and undecided. I no longer participate in surveys that do not allow me a place to comment.
#6 I totally dislike the smell of coffee.
#7 Working on a new dream. I have been taking lots of time to be healthy and wealthy enough to enjoy the last third of my life. I am very happy to say that I feel as though I have truly lived each and every day on purpose, with a few highs and lows to make it extremely interesting. Now as I am reaching out to touch the “peak of creativity” (around age 65 for women), I am developing a new dream and exploring possibilities. I can smell the sweet enticing smells of something awesome which is coming my way, and I will say it is irresistibly yummy!
I want to say thank you to Deborah for including me in this award. It was chewy and nutty and fun.
Here are my nominees for this sweet treat, hope they will enjoy this award too:
For those I have nominated, the rules, as I understand them are:
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the Award on to some of your own deserving blog friends.
4. Contact those friends and let them know.
Hope this is not too sweet for you? What do you find irresistible?
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