Friday, February 18, 2011

Life Is Good Award

What would be a better post on my 49th anniversary than the Life is good award.

Barbara Ehrentreu awarded me the Life is Good Award. Thank you, Barbara.

Now, I have to choose ten other bloggers to award with Life Is Good and answer some questions.

If you’re on my list of recipients, this is what you need to do:
1. Thank and link back to the person that gave this award.
2. Answer the 10 survey questions below.
3. Pass the award along to other bloggers whom you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked to let them know about the award.

Ten Survey Questions:

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you are not anonymous, do you wish that you had started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?

No, I don't blog anonymously and wouldn't want to be. I don’t post anything that I wouldn’t want others to read.
2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

I still look forward to every day, which is a sign of my stubbornness, but one incident? Hmmm … I’m facing a second knee replacement, and, even knowing the difficulties involved for me, I’m doing it.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

More and more I see my mother when I see myself in a mirror.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?

I am a recovering Pepsi-holic. I had to give it up since I’m diabetic. However, I’ve discovered Pepsi Max, and it’s soooo good ice cold.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

Time for myself? What’s that?

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

First, I want to have all my family together again at least one more time, and not at either of our funerals. Then, I need to find a way to write all the novels running around in my head.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?

Hmmm … I guess I could be categorized as everyone’s friend. The guys would ask me for advice about their girlfriends. The girls wanted my advice about their boyfriends.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?

Since this is my 49th anniversary, I would have to say watching Robert watch me march down the aisle on my father’s arm.

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 have a combination of sharing in my blog.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

I usually don’t have the choice. I slip in reading and writing time in the middle of the night when talking on the phone isn’t an option. For a few friends, I’d drop everything to visit with them.

Congratulations to the lucky people who are getting this award. Now to list the 10 bloggers:

Carolyn Leonard
Dianne Sagan
Katie Hines
Mandy Hedrick

That was hard. I had at least five more blog/bloggers, but I was allowed only ten. Hopefully some of the other I would like to be on the list will be added by someone else.

Please pass this award on to ten bloggers you admire. You don't have to return the favor by giving me the award again. I'm thankful enough as it is for receiving it. Spread the love.


Rena said...

Thanks, Vivian. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

Holly Jahangiri said...

A richly deserved award, Viv. I enjoyed reading your answers, too.

Vivian Zabel said...

Holly, I would have passed this award on to you, but the last time I passed one on, you made a statement about not liking to answer the questions and such, that you did it just because I asked you. Therefore, I skipped you this time.

Holly Jahangiri said...

I know, Vivian. And as I said in email, I did appreciate both the thought AND the restraint. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on your award, Vivian!
I hope your anniversary was wonderful. : )