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The Sunshine Award!

I am honored to have been nominated by Emily of Emily’s Tea Leaves for the Sunshine Award!

You are my Sunshine…

What is the Sunshine Award, you may ask? Well, it is a blog award in which I answer eight questions about myself and then nominate ten other bloggers to do the same.  So, first, the questions:

1. What is your favorite Christmas/festive movie?

I’m really not a big fan of Christmas. I don’t like the cold, I’m not a big shopper, and since my birthday is in November, my parents used to give me (arguably bigger and more expensive, but that doesn’t matter to a kid) “Birthday/Christmas” gifts which meant that I didn’t have anything to unwrap Christmas morning. Oh, and the jokers were not above putting a prank gift in the stocking, so I got no love in that arena either. However, Halloween is another story. I love that I can be whatever I want and get chocolate at the same time. For that reason, I’m going to have to go with “Nightmare Before Christmas” on this one.

2. What is your favorite flower? 

Whatever my husband – or children – get for me. Once, my wonderful man sent me two dozen roses for my birthday…sigh…but that was before we had children. Now, I’m ecstatic to get a half-wilted, dandelion stub from the front yard.

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic beverage?

Non-alcoholic? I’m sorry, I don’t understand the question.

4. What is your passion?

Ohhh! That’s a good one! I love flying, writing, my family (usually), reading, the ocean, and bubble baths. But I don’t really think any of those qualify as a passion. In my mind, a passion would be something I absolutely couldn’t live without, like air. Maybe “oxygen” is my passion…

5. What is your favorite time of year?

Summer would be if I didn’t have school-age children. So, Summer is disqualified in favor of Fall because it’s still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors, but the children have to go to school and my sanity is preserved.  Mostly.

6. What is your favorite time of day?

Without question, I am a night owl. Unfortunately, I have been forced to live the life of a (gasp!) morning person which means, of course, that I never really sleep anymore. Therefore, my favorite time of day is naptime.

7. What is your favorite physical activity?

Um…sex. That’s about the only physical thing in which I willingly participate (sorry Mom!).  I don’t even like Frisbee golf. Going for a walk can be fun sometimes, but I don’t really consider that physical activity.  It’s more of a way to escape my children.

8. What is your favorite vacation?

Hawai’i. There is no place that I would rather be. I was fortunate enough to visit the Big Island of Hawai’i, Maui, Oahu, and Kaua’i on four separate occasions, and I’m still kicking myself for getting back on the plane to the Mainland.

Now, on to the nominations! I have to nominate ten other bloggers for this award.  These are a few of my favorite writers, in no particular order, and I hope that you will visit them and see for yourself why I feel they deserve this award.  I’ll admit, some of them may not be the most prolific, but I was hoping to spur a few into writing more often so that I have some quality reading material.  After all, it’s really all about me.

Patty of Patty Down – That’s Life

Jean of Snoring Dog Studios

Gary of Manofewords

Bee of Snark and Cookies

Larry of Woodgate’s View

Gigi of Pajama Mama

Julia of A Song in the Desert

El of Runningfromhellwithel

Honoré of Of Glass and Paper

Thanks again to Emily for the nomination, and happy reading to everyone else!  Oh, and happy writing to the nominees.  Now get a move on!  I’ve whittled down my reading material to 50 Shades of Grey or the back of my cereal box.

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