I have two fabulous brothers and no sisters, so sisterhood has always been something chosen and cherished. My thanks to Sally Cronin for nominating me for this lovely award.
Without further ado, here are the rules of engagement:
Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 10 questions given to you.
Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.
Here are the questions from Sally…
1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
I’m going literary here -Tolkien. He kicked off my love of reading, which led to a love of writing, which led me here to this very moment on this blog that you are at this very moment reading. I marvel at how the little choices we make (like picking up a book) can change the direction of our lives. I’d want to hear the story behind his stories.
This one is easy. The warm relationships that I’m developing all over the world. I wouldn’t blog otherwise as it takes a ton of time to read and comment on posts. My books are taking twice as long to write…but it’s been worth every minute.
3. What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Perfect days for me start before dawn. I get comfy in my recliner with a latte at my elbow. The house is quiet and the wood stove snapping. It’s raining outside so there’s no reason to leave the nest other than through my imagination. And I write. My other perfect day would be lazing on a hammock in the summer shade, sipping lemonade, and reading an awesome book cover to cover.
4. Name three things you and your best friend or partner have in common.
Laughter, friendship, and trust.
5. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
Time travel. That would be totally cool.
Many times. I don’t recall any one time being particularly eye-opening. I tend to believe that the answers to the most important questions are already inside us if we’re prepared to listen.
7. Do you have an ambition that still needs to be realised.
I haven’t traveled much and would like to do that. This will probably sound strange, but I feel a connection to old places where human history is embedded in the soil and stones. Time blurs and I lose track of the centuries. I’d like to walk with the ghosts in more of those sacred places.
Forgiveness, I think. People aren’t perfect and I’m a people. I make unintentional mistakes and misjudgments, say things I shouldn’t, forget stuff, get stressed, screw things up. My best friends are those that see beyond all the flaws and love me as a whole person with all the baggage, just as I love them.
9. What is your most treasured memory?
The birth of my daughter, an experience of pure unconditional love.
10. How would you describe yourself to a stranger in 20 words or less?
Goofy with an easy laugh, outspoken and big-hearted, an imperfectionist, and just fine with whole-hearted effort. I’m terribly disciplined about the things I love and just plain lazy about the things I don’t. (33 words – I said I was an imperfectionist.)
For my nominees I chose Sisters I’ve recently met and would love to know more about:
And here are your 10 questions:
1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
2. You can time travel. To where and to when would you go?
3. Describe your muse.
4. What is your most treasured memory?
5. If you could invite a favorite character to dinner, who would you choose and why?
6. What time of day or night are you the most magical? Why?
7. A genie offers to grant you one wish. What would you choose?
8. If you were a mutant, what would your superpower be?
9. You may take only three personal items on your space flight to Earth2. What would you choose?
10. How would you describe yourself to a stranger in 20 words (or thereabouts).
My nominees are under no obligation to accept the award but may accept these flowers with my love and appreciation. You are all wonderful women.