Sep 082010
 
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I recently found this wonderful and delightful blog, “Mandy’s Escape” that I have been following for a few weeks.  So this morning, with coffee mug in hand and scrolling through my google reader of “Blogs I Follow”, I saw that she had posted that she has just received her first award.  You could feel her excitement in what she wrote.  I remember how I felt when I received my first award, so I clicked on her site with the intentions of congratulating her.  It was the first time seeing this particular award, so I read everything she had written due to the criteria.  And then…..WHAM…was I seeing things…I knew it was only my 1st cup of coffee so had to reread it again!!!  She was passing it on to me!!!  What a total surprise!!!  I felt the excitement as I did the first time I received an award and have felt with every single one since.  If you haven’t visited Mandy at Mandy’s Escape, I am sure that if you do, you will be following her too.  So stop by, say hi and see why I now follow her.  Mandy…thank you so very much!!!!!!  This is the award that she has presented me with:

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Now for the criteria:
To accept the award you must link back and thank the person who gave you the Life is Good award and answer the 10 questions and pass it along to 6 other blogs 🙂

1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?

When I stumbled upon a book blog back in Sept/Oct, I created my blog to be a private personal journal of books I had read.  But the more I visited different blogs, I wanted to join in on the fun.  So went public in December. And glad I did!!!  I enjoy every minute of it and have met the nicest people. 
2.Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
Not sure if this constitutes my “inner stubborn side” but when I decided to enter this blogging/reviewing community, I pledged to myself to be honest and credible even if it meant not agreeing with the majority of reviews.  But then, I think that is one of the great thing about this neighborhood, is that we can disagree.
3.What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
A 20, 40, #year old who is now an empty nester, proud of the way my boys turned out but wonder where the years went.  And hopefully a kind, caring, honest person.
4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
A Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Read!!! or blog.
6.Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
To be a grandmother and spoil the grandchildren rotten, then send them home with my boys.  LOL Payback is a B____!  Travel with hubby.
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?
I was just your above average everyday student.  I do remember from elementary school through high school, that along with my text books I always had my personal current read with me at all times.  However, in college, reading for pleasure took a back seat.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see? The birth of my first child.
The birth of our 2 sons.  Seems like yesterday!
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
I feel that my personality comes through in the way I blog.  I am willing to share some personal information but not all.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
It would depend on my mood.  I can be a chatterbox at times and other times, just want to get lost in a book.
Now I will pass this award on.  Because I could sense out excited Mandy was when she received this award, I have decided to pass this on to new bloggers and they are (in no particular order)

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  10 Responses to “Award Time”

  1. Congratulations on your award! We're glad you made your blog public too!!

  2. Hello there and congratulations! I was more than happy to pass this award on to you. I have been following you for a while and I love your blog! Sorry I didn't contact you immediately, however, I made my "First Award" post so late last night that I decided to contact the six winners today.
    But….you already knew! So, again, congrats!

  3. Congrats, Cheryl! And thank u for passing on to me!
    Popping over to check out Mandy and the other winners blogs and will post on my blog.

    carol

  4. Thank you so much!!! I'm very glad your blog is public! 😉

  5. Congrats on the award Cheryl, you really deserve it and THANK GOD you went public in December : )

  6. Congrats on the award…I was pleasantly surprised when I first got it too.

    Marie

  7. Thank you for the award! 🙂 My post will be posted tomorrow!

    And, my reading took a backseat in college too! I would blow off school work if I found myself in a good book! 🙂

  8. Oh, my goodness — thanks for this!!!! 🙂 I'll be posting and passing this on first thing!! Yay!!

  9. Great Blog! Found you through "Never Fading Wood"

    Congrats on your award and I look forward to visiting again.

    Have a healthy fun loving day!
    http://thekissablekitchen.blogspot.com

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