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The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

Sweet Blog Award

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.

I also want to say thank you again to Eliza of Silver and Grace   for including me in her free e book, Women Who Make a Difference   and highlighting me on her blog December 2011.

Here are my nominees for this sweet treat, hope they will enjoy this award too:

The Shyness Project
Arriving At Your Own Door
The Rose Bandit 
The Secret Goddess 
Today’s Path
A Sharing Connection
Holessence Speaking From the Heart

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?

If you purchase anything from this site from Amazon or Powell’s I will receive a few beans in my bucket.

For the month of February Wise Ears  is offering a mini Journal writing and listening seminar to every 5th person who subscribes.   Who’s hearing you?

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22 Responses to “The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award”

  1. Jenny Ann Fraser Says:

    Thank you Patricia,
    Congratulations and thank you! This really is an honour.
    It is great to learn more about you. It leaves me with even greater respect for the person you are.
    Thank you for sharing both yourself and this lovely award!
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    patricia Reply:

    Jenny Ann,
    You are welcome and thank you for your kind words.

  2. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Awwwwwwww, you’re so sweeeeeeeeeeet :) Thank you.

    You’re random fact #6 is very interesting! I’ve heard of people who love the smell of coffee but don’t like the taste, but you don’t like the smell either.
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    patricia Reply:

    It is true I do not like the smell of coffee at all…I think it might be part of my bodies early warning system about the caffeine.

    My whole family had coffee and butter on their Cream of Wheat cereal most mornings…and there was no choice – go to school hungry or feeling sick to my stomach. I stopped eating breakfast for years. I loved oatmeal mornings – with cinnamon and applesauce on top!

  3. suzen Says:

    Hi Patricia! OMG – the sweetness of it all! :) I am honored to be on your list, especially after blogging about poop! I will link to your blog with a thank you note – that’s as far as I go with awards. Haven’t learned how to get the button on my blog and if I did yours and not the others, well somebody always feels bad and I don’t want that – then I would choose every blogger I know to pass it on to – breaking the rules yet again! – plus I haven’t 7 things to share after blogging about poop for heavens sake!

    You are forever loved, you sweet lady! Thank you, thank you!
    Huge hugs

    patricia Reply:

    It is pretty sweet, so I just decided I would accept the calorie load that this award came with and dive ahead. Those strawberries look yummy.

    Yes, go right ahead and do what you want with the award…I just wanted you to have it…for your irresistible input and wisdom.

    I also thought I could highlight some of my favorite bloggers this way and some who are new and I am enjoying reading
    My mother used to say: “oh pooh” when she was upset, in a very quiet voice….I hope everyone will read your words on poop!

    suzen Reply:

    How can you be sweeter than the award itself? It’s always so very nice to know what we blog about matters! It doesn’t hurt that you become friends with other bloggers and I hope you know I consider you one of the best!
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    Patricia Reply:

    All my best friends are on line! And Suzen you are one of the best.
    Thank you for your special reply

  4. Vered Says:

    Loved learning more about you! I loved Julie and Julia too.

    patricia Reply:

    I used to watch Jane Austen when I was not feeling well or needed some relax time – now I watch Julie and Julia….I keep hoping if I just keep at it I will succeed too

    I am not sure I am in the correct arena.

    I had to let go of all the emotions triggered by the storm…I watched J&J and then Mama Mia because I needed to lift my spirits too – There I was dancing to the music and feeling great

  5. Eliza Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    Like Vered … *waves at Vered* … I loved learning more about you. And thank you again for your awesome contribution to Women Who Make a Difference.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you. I love your blog and your work on Facebook…I was hoping I could get some of the folks from my book group to be part of your 500 party…keep on working the crowd :)

  6. Kate a.k.a. The Secret Goddess Says:

    Thank you for the sweet award and linky luvs – I’ve shared some linky luvs back in my newest post :)

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    Patricia Reply:

    You just popped into my inbox…I am coming over to check it out

  7. Talon Says:

    Congrats, Patricia. A well-deserved award. You’re so right – sweetness extends way beyond sugar :)

    Patricia Reply:

    Way beyond sugar and today a group of Drs. want sugar classified and regulated like other drugs…
    it still is sweet

    Thank you Talon
    and I am see that lovely red bird photograph in my minds eye all day

    There was a dead sapsucker in one of the storm damaged trees today – so beautiful and so damaged…I felt badly…I wish I could have taken a picture…

    Thank you you sweet woman of story and picture

  8. Sara Says:

    Patricia — I apologize for being so slow in getting here. I’ve been caught up in writing.

    Congratulations on your award. It is well-deserved. Also, thanks for thinking of me as a nominee. You are so sweet:~)

    It was interesting to learn more about you. I suppose it’s a good thing you don’t like the smell of coffee:~) Also, I didn’t realize the “peak of creativity” for women is 65. I’d better get busy!!!

    If anyone can tackle her dreams, it’s definitely you. I’ve seen the remarkable things you’ve done. I feel very lucky to have found your site and you. Thanks.
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  9. Patricia Says:

    Yep the peak of creativity is coming on strong…and I just keep that concept fully in mind…

    Thank you for having faith in me….I am feeling a bit weak in the knees as we learn all the facts about signing up ( my partner) for Medicare….it is way not free….and he now figures he can not retire until he is 83…lucky us :)

  10. Sam Juliano Says:

    Patricia, I am borderline diabetes, so I have come to understand I must limit my intake of sugar. I have even eliminated ketchup, which was for the longest time my favorite condiment. I share your specidfic reverence for JULIE AND JULIA and will admit that my wife dislikes coffee as much as you do.

    Your #3 is heart-warming. Nice.
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    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you so much for coming by and commenting – I appreciate it so very much.

    I have erratic blood sugar levels which is very similar to being pre-diabetic….I too loved Ketchup and now make my own to not miss out on the lovely taste without all the corn syrup etc.
    I smoked in college and grad school until I discovered that what I liked was the deep breathing ( now meditate) and that the cigarette papers were soaked in sugar to make them even more habit forming…ah me ( I quit right away )

    It is so nice to know that Lucille and I share the same problem with coffee…never good to feel alone :)

    Nice right back at you
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  11. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. congratulations – Deborah has chosen well … and great to read your 7 unknowns .. cheers Hilary

    Patricia Reply:

    Of Course Deborah has chosen well – you received the award also!
    Looking forward to reading your bits and bites too

    Hip Hip Hurrah
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