Friday, March 23, 2012

The Sunshine Award

I am overwhelmed! 
I got a nice award from Tina at  Life is Good last week and I am a little slow on the uptake.  Tina is one of the A-Z Blog Challenge co-hosts and has been a great mentor for me not only with the challenge but with blogging in general.  Thank you Tina!  Since I am so incredibly self-conscious about my writing, I am truly honored when I receive such positive recongnition.  If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, it's not too late.

The other good thing about receiving this award is that I get to pick further recipients, so I see it as a community building event with shout-outs to blogger buddies. I don't know about you, but I love getting new visitors.
I'm answering the following questions, then I get to link to some other bloggers to receive this award, too. 

Favorite color: Green, for several reasons.  I have green eyes so I tend to wear green a lot, plus I am Irish so I have to celebrate!  I am also environmentally conscious and green seems to be "The Color" for these issues

Favorite animal: Orca (Killer) Whales.  They are beauty and power in one HUGE package!  I am a collector of works by Wyland, an amazing underwater artist.  Part of my collection is a tattoo on my back of one of his paintings called "Orca Trio"

Favorite number: 7 Yes I know it's clique but I have always been facinated with the number 7 for some reason.  If I had to pick another number it would be 4.  No particular reason.  I just feel drawn to 7 and 4

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Cheerwine.  It's a cherry soft drink that used to only be available in NC.  I would try to drink my fill every time I visited and I had a friend who would bring me a case when he would visit.  Recently they have been bought out by Pepsi so they are found in local grocery stores :)  That makes me happy :)

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook.  I have never used Twitter but I have found a lot of friends from various times in my life through Facebook and it has allowed us to reconnect both online and in person in some cases

My passions are: I have too many to name.  World Peace?  Seriously, I am passionate about the individuals with disabilities that I would with and trying to help them achieve their goals and dreams but I am also passionate about many other "causes".  Some include cancer research and various animal and environmental causes.

Getting or giving presents: I love to give gifts that I know is the "perfect" gift but I hate giving gifts out of obligation.  Same with receiving.

Favorite patterns: Patterns of what???  I like cross stitch patterns and musical scales (Ex. whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half for a major scale)

Favorite day of the week: Saturday!  I get to sleep in and have a full day for a fun activity

Favorite flower: I'm not really a "flower"Y person but I like anything native to Florida.  Blanket flowers are probably my favorite


  1. Thanks, Heather! Have a great weekend.

  2. Gratz on your award. Killer whales have been my fave animal since I was a kid, used to draw them all the time. Duno if I could draw one now though! Will have to get back into that :)

    1. Anna, I'd love to see your drawing if you decide to try :)

  3. Congrats on your award. Nice blog.

  4. Congratulations on your award. It was nice to learn more about you. I haven't been on Twitter either, but I'm on Facebook everyday.

    1. Thanks Theresa, Sometimes I think that maybe I should check out Twitter but I don't have enough time in the day as it is so maybe not :)

  5. My favorite day of the week is Friday...because the promise of a wonderful weekend is still ahead of me! :)

  6. Heather! Thanks so much for the shout-out! I'm so honored that you presented me with this award - I'm going to go proudly post it to my blog right now! :-)

  7. Thanks for the shout-out and your kind words. It's been fun to get to know you better and I'm looking forward to riding this challenge train with you!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge