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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Three Awards for Me

If any of the attributions are incorrect, please let me know, and I will correct it immediately. Lots was going on when I received these. So, for many reasons I am remiss in not posting these sooner. Plus, I just ran out of steam with the awarding and passing along the honors.
Look at the pretty I won from kymber at Framboise Manor. She says I have frugal tips and funny stories.

And another Liebster from Frugal Down Under. She has the cutest little girl. They are both very crafty and frugal. I crack her up.

And, The Most Versatile Blogger Award from Linda at Hello, It's Me.

Below are the rules of the awards:

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award
3. Pick out five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

I will choose my five bloggers. Oh, I can choose ten. Now, I found another award, so that means fifteen bloggers today? Can I still list only 7 things you don't know about me? Oh, 21 things? That's hard.

For the Versatile Blogger Award
1. LindaM at HELLO, IT"S ME is my first choice. She just underwent surgery for cancer, came home today and has the fight of her life, fight for her life ahead of her. Dalai Llama lives with her and did lead her and husband on a country road chase.

2.BLD in MT: Living a Simple Life in this Interconnected World  She and her husband remind me of hippies with all the tie-dye. They are a nice, young, frugal couple  who play board games. Now, they are buying a house.

3, Our 21st Century Guide to the Good Life where Martin and Amy in the UK, a young couple, describe their allotment growing.

4. Jan at Consumne Gal goes to cattle auctions and all sorts of Western events, has chickens...interesting posts.

5. Two Girls One Budget is a blog that has some dandy savings these two manage to pull off due to surveys, gift cards, and sites that help bring in income.

For the  first Leibster Award
1. In Barb's Backyard she is sweltering in Australia, fighting slaters and foxes, trying to raise hens, and grow all their own food.

2. Living Rich While Being Poor is the account of living on food stamps with some really good ideas for everyday living....olive oil lamps, for instance.

3. At Better Me, Better World Dmarie always cooks things that make me drool.

4. Feral Homemaking is a fun site, interesting. Be sure to read her post "Only in the 1950s."

5. Sue at The Little Acre that Could has lots to offer us.

For the second Liebster:

I have no one else, you hear?

Brain is mush.

21 things you don't know about me, 7 for each award since they were not awarded simultaneously. I am just behind:

7 things
1. I don't know my right hand from my left hand. Neither does either of my two sisters or either of my two daughters or my granddaughter.
2. In elementary school my third-grade boyfriend named a turtle after me.  I was just disgusted and humiliated to have a turtle named after me. I just did not know much about males, I suppose.
3. Ants of any kind terrify me since I had Brazilian Fire Ants cover one leg from the top and the other from above the knee and bite me. I was 10-yrs-old and lived in Jackson, MS. My siblings and I were in the woods, picking plums for jelly.
4. Lamps are my weakness but only antique lamps.
5. I love to play board games.
6. I started sewing when I was four-years-old.
7. Gardenia is the most fragrant flower to me, lovely, and beyond my skill to grow.

Another 7 things you don't know about me
1. Our dog bit me when I was two and shook me really hard. Okay, I was pestering him while he slept and Daddy told me to leave the dog alone.
2.  I am the oldest of five children.
3.  I cried during algebra final exam in college. I taught myself algebra and now I can even teach it. No, I bawled and screamed. I only screamed in the bathroom, but I cried in the classroom.
4. I cannot sing or play an instrument.
5. I don't know whether to cross the cursive T or F.. My 7th grade teacher was also my 10th grade teacher in another school and gave me a 99, taking off one point because he remembered I did not know it three years earlier. I still don't know. Please don't give me tips.
6. My typing teacher traumatized me so that when I accidentally poked a finger between the keys on the big, black, manual typewriter, that I just ripped the fingers out, and lost skin on my fingers. I just bled and kept typing.
7. I know how I will die.

Another 7 things
1. I own a reel mower.
2. I have never baked a ham.
3. I learned to swim when I was 21.

5. If I don't find someone to play Backgammon with me, I am going to wither up and die.
6. I studied Latin, Spanish, Greek, and Japanese and can read Middle English.
7. I really want to earn a PhD. 

I have been so long in posting this that I am going to publish the awards now without further ado. My lack of doing this in a timely manner is embarrassing!

What did I get wrong on attributions?


  1. congratulations on all of your awards!!! i hear you about the typing - i once spontaneously vomited into my lap during a typing test and just kept going - sorry if that was too graphic. learning to swim at such a late age is an accomplishment indeed - most people learn when they are young - it must have been a little frightening i would think! you need to do your PhD - what would your thesis be about - i'd love to know!

    your friend,

  2. kymber,
    Thanks. Since I am not at the thesis stage, trying to decide a thesis topic would be premature. However, I do want to get a PhD in reading. Reading is the single most important skill a person can have. Of course, swimming is important if you are thrown in water. My children learned to swim by 4 and 5 years.

    No, that was not too graphic. But,I can understand the fear that typing teachers instill in people. I often tell people that I was traumatized by my typing teacher. Later, without ever having heard me say that, my younger daughter told me she was traumatized by her typing teacher. I did not want to instill fear in her, so I kept that information away from all my children.

    If I fell in water without nose clips on or holding my nose, I would drown!

  3. I had really good typing teachers because I was in school after all the hippies decided to teach out in San Franisco. They were pretty zen about things.....but I am very sorry you went through that.
    Gardenias are my second favorite ( Jasmine is first) and I can't grow either. I started to study Japanese too!
    Congrats on all the awards! I think you deserve them....Thanks for the mention and re- award (is tbat a proper word?)

    1. This woman who taught me typing was not zen about anything. She was more like a bulldog drill sergeant. She made an example of me several times a day. I don't think gardenias would grow that far north.Sounds like a proper word to me.

  4. Congratulations on your awards! We love boardgames too, and play backgammon. Maybe you could teach Charlie or xbf?

  5. Wendy,
    Thanks! Exbf played one game of backgammon with me and said he did not enjoy it. He refuses to play any board or card games. Actually, he has no hobbies or interests. Well, he does spend one Saturday evening each month at a Dr. Who meeting. Charlie only wants to play one game and neither of us are willing to be partners. He played chicken foot only to meet We would rather talk and fool around with computers when we are at his house. At my house, he is fixing something--okay, like twice in ten

  6. Congratulations on your many awards (including having that turtle named after you, although it didn't seem like such an honor at the time)! Backgammon is a mystery to me, but not for long: my grandma recently gave me my late grandfather's set, so Nelly and I are going to learn how to play. Games are a great frugal way to pass time, aren't they? Our Scrabble board has probably provided us with more quality entertainment than our television.

  7. Hops,
    Thanks. Yes, it was an honor that I did not appreciate. I had not seen or talked to that guy until two years ago--55 years. On a whim I called him and he still had a note I wrote him in the third grade. He was shocked I even remembered his name. AND, his wife had just died.

    If you can play checkers, you can play backgammon. Forget the doubling cube, learn the terms and start out playing and discussing moves with each other. If you find a backgammon club or someone who knows and plays by the rules, it will be easier.

    I would rather play board and card games than watch tv. I crave them. Since I don't have television reception, that's good. Since I don't have a partner, that's bad.

    It oh, so frugal. I had a friend who played with me once upon a time...not a bf.

  8. Linda, thank you so much! It's been a crazy week so I've been more off than on the internet, and didn't see this until today. :)

    1. You are very welcome and deserving. I was supposed to inform everyone, but have been lax in that area.

  9. Congratulations to you. And thackyou from me. I'm glad you think I deserve an award. Hopefully I will remember and go write about it.


  10. I love this list of things I didn't know. Awesome, interesting, amusing!

    And thanks for the award....and I too am running a bit behind in attending to it. None the less, I am honored and want to say thanks!!

  11. Barb,
    Thanks and you are certainly welcome.

    Yes, there is something for everyone in my little list.
    You are very welcome. I really enjoy your blog.


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