So the rules of the award are as follows:
- Include award logo in blog post
- Thank the nominee and link back to their blog
- Post 7 interesting facts about yourself (See below)
- Pass the award to 7 deserving sisters
My Nominees are:
Heather of Heatherly Loves
BJ of sweet nothings
Gail of Purple Hues and Me
Maureen of It's All Connected
Cristina of Remodeled and
Angelica of Decora Adora
Joani of My Southwest ramblings
As for interesting things about me, Oh, dear! I hope some of this is interesting!
I am the mother of one son and four daughters. My son is the oldest, at 47. My youngest daughter is 25. ( I have been a mama a long time!) In addition to one son and four daughters, I have one grandson and four granddaughters, and one great-grandson and four great granddaughters. How cool is that?!
I was a Firefighter/EMT for 15 years. Aside from raising my children, it was the most rewarding thing I have ever done, and I dearly loved it!
I was Mayor for two terms of the town I used to live in. (don't be impressed, it is a VERY small town. But it was an interesting experience)
I am a Southerner to the core. I am half-blood Cherokee Indian, the other half is Irish. My spiritual beliefs are those of my Cherokee ancestors, and I am Cherokee at heart. I do think my (sometimes off-beat) sense of humor is from the Irish side. I love all living things, and I share my home with four dogs and two cats.
I love to cook and am an accomplished baker. I have owned two restaurants, one a small country diner, which was in a hundred-year old church building, and the other a large nightclub/steak house, with live county bands and a big dance floor. (but I don't, and never have, used alcohol myself. Don't like the taste)
At one time, I owned over a thousand cookbooks. I still have a large collection. I read them like other people read novels. I get ideas from them, but rarely follow a recipe exactly.
I absolutely love thunderstorms. And wood fires, fast-moving water, (especially waterfalls), and coffee.
That was my seven, but you notice that I managed to sneak a lot into those seven. One more, I don't talk overmuch in person, but when writing, I never know when to shut up!
I want to thank Marci again for this nomination! What fun to participate, and I am looking forward to learning more about my nominees!
If you are not already reading and/or following Marci, be sure to check out her wonderful blog! Stone Cottage Adventures