Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

This post needs to fall into the “better late than never” category.  It appears that, despite the complete lack of sunshine in my neck of the woods, I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogging Award by a few bloggers near and dear to my heart.  I apologize for taking so long to acknowledge this honor, I am just behind the times, technologically speaking, and I was unsure how to proceed.  If I forget a step in this, please forgive me!

So here are the rules as I understand them:

Display the award on your blog.
Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
Present 10 deserving bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
Link to the awardees and let them know of the nomination.
List 10 interesting things about yourself.

I can check one and half of two off the list already, yippee!  Okay, a sincere thank you to the following marvelous bloggers who have deemed my blog to be full of sunshine:

  1. Tracy over at Wanderlust:  Tracy, still having fun with this winter?  Not sure if the most recent ice storm we received made it all the way up your way or not!
  2. Jami over at Sober Grace:  Jami, I am anxiously awaiting the meditation update!
  3. Fern over at Emotional Drinking:  Fern, I look forward to each and every post you put out!
  4. Chenoa over at Lifecorked:  Every time I read, I feel like I have another sister out there!

Here is the presentation of the 10 deserving bloggers, all of whom deserve this award way more than me!  Plus I will also ditto all the other nominees made by Tracy, Jami, Fern and Chenoa:

  1. Not This Song
  2. The Sober Journalist
  3. Trudging Through The Fire
  4. Nowine4me
  5. Time With Thea
  6. Changing Course Now
  7. The Soberist Blog
  8. FitFatFood
  9. Oh for the Love of… me
  10. Mental Rollercoaster

And, last but certainly not least, here are ten things that will have to pass as interesting about myself:

1.  I print and write cursive with the paper upside down.  Blame it on left-handedly never getting the slant correct, and catholic school perfectionism, but I had to keep turning the page until it couldn’t go any further.  Then I just got used to it, and now it’s a nice conversation starter with loads of people that I don’t wish to have conversations (“Did you know you are writing upside down?”  “Yes, yes I believe I do.”)

2.  Despite French being one of my majors in college, I missed my flight while in Paris because I could not communicate to the cab driver that I needed to go to the airport (eventually, by making airplane arm motions, he understood)

3.  I have driven back and forth across the United States three different times, on three totally different routes, with three different men.  I did wind up marrying the last one (man, that is).

4.  I have absolutely, positively, no sense of direction.

5.  When I was 18 months old I could recite the Pledge of Allegiance

6.  It drives me crazy when someone claims to “love” an artist/band but only knows their recent music

7.  I have an irrational dislike of turkeys (live ones, not the main course at Thanksgiving)

8.  There is a lackadaisical turkey farmer in the vicinity of my home that allows his animals to roam freely, and thus I frequently encounter said animals prancing around my yard.  See #7 regarding my feelings on this subject

9.  In a former life, I attended the same party as Ron Jeremy (and no, to answer the unspoken question, it was not an office party)

10.  I was a member of a bridal party nine different times (one of them as a bride)

Alright, that just about does it, Josie OUT!

Today’s Miracle:

As they say this time of year… it’s an honor just being nominated!


Posted on February 6, 2014, in Recovery and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Hey Sister! Congrats again. You are SO deserving! And, I love your random facts! Who knew turkeys could be so frightening!? I get it, they’re pretty scary looking! And, what the heck did you do with all those bridesmaid dresses!? Yikes. Fun post!


    • Thanks, Chenoa, and yikes is definitely the right word for just about every one of those dresses. I am holding on to them in case they ever come back into style (which would be quite a trick, since they were never in style in the first place)!

      And yes, turkeys are frightening. In my opinion, they appear big, mean and stupid… a bad combination if ever there was one. I apologize to the turkey lovers of the world!

      I am thinking about those dresses, and considering a picture post that contains me modeling them… what do you think? Sounds like a Freshly Pressed post to me!


  2. I can’t imagine what you told that cab driver. Maybe you asked him to make a turkey sandwich or something. Not sure…but those were pretty funny / interesting things. Congrats on all the nominations! Very well deserved, my friend. I now have that Andy Williams song stuck in my head. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not. 🙂



    • Hi Paul,

      So, so glad you hit upon what for me was the funniest of the “interesting” points about me. Since you were imagining, I will paint the picture: the cab driver understood the airport mime, but took us to the wrong airport. By the time we understood this, and somehow managed to make him understand we needed to go to ANOTHER airport (we were so damned lucky we happened upon the nicest cab driver in France), he kindly drove us to the correct one, but we had missed our plane. At this point we were not only in deficit of the language, we were also in deficit of cab fare (this took place 6 months after college, poor does not begin to describe our socioeconomic class). So now we have to tell him, with words we did not have, that we do not have the money to pay him for driving us all around the country. Again, we were the luckiest kids alive to have come across such a generous soul. He graciously took the paltry amount of francs we had, and probably had one heck of a story to tell his friends!

      PS… sorry for the Andy Williams song!


  3. You knew the Pledge of Allegiance at 18 months? Holy cow! You either had older siblings or patriotic parents.

    I love your sense of humor! That’s a good way to look at life.


    • If I told you I had older siblings AND patriotic parents, would I be behind the curve in terms of learning the Pledge of Allegiance? Hee Hee! Nah, I am just good at memorizing, I can still sing the Preamble to the Constitution due to watching School House Rock as a kid!

      Thanks again for the nomination… it was fun taking this trip down Memory Lane!


  4. Hey Josie! I am so behind on reading your blog, so I just read all I have missed. And I am so glad I did, and I am just gonna make one comment here. Thank you, thank you so much for sharing your 10 things here, I got a nice smile on my face, which I really needed just about now! Thanks for sharing your sunshine!


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