I haven’t had a good post in quite some time. Today is as good as any. Since the challenge I’ve been on a temporary hiatus. Funny how I disappear randomly for weeks, or months at a time. You faithful blog buddies are here to welcome me back time and time again. Thank you for being here.

I was nominated for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award by my blogging buddy, Tamara. What a HOOT! I’ve always thought of myself as inspiring but never really thought anyone else did. Thank you, my friend. I really needed this little push of inspiration to get back to it.

As I mentioned I was on hiatus. I spent the months of May, June and July studying my ass off (really wish I could say I lost some of that, but I didn’t) to pass the state insurance test. YES, I passed it. It is a process and I’m not sure what is next, but the wheels are turning. A new adventure is in store for sure!

So without further ado, let’s get started.

Here are the questions Tamara has posed for me to answer. I will be as truthful as I can.

1. If you were an animal, what would you be? Well I used to think I’d like to be a dog. In fact when my sister and I were young I was always the pet dog. Funny I just remembered that. Now I think I’d rather be a cat. A cat does whatever a cat wants. But I also love zebras and they are just so perfect. I would like to be perfect.

2. In what way has this pandemic changed your perception of the world? I’d like to say that it has brought people closer together and given everyone a new sense of hope. Unfortunately it has only proven how crazy people are and not only that, but disrespectful, inconsiderate and selfish. Sure there are good people still out there, but the bad far outweigh the good.

3. Have you ever lived abroad? If not, would you consider it? Have I ever live abroad? I am a broad. Oh abroad…. Ha ha ha. In my finite mind I live abroad every single day. I work virtually with people from all over the world. It may not seem like it to others when I tell them about my job, but I get to experience different cultures from the comfort of my office on a daily basis. Would I consider living abroad? I don’t know. Never really gave it much thought until right this moment. I always wanted to go to Africa and save people, but hubby says, “NO, we are not doing that!”

4. What are your personal contributions towards reducing your carbon footprint? Okay so I feel like a dork because I really didn’t know what this question meant. I needed an example so I looked over to my smiley friend Janet. Let’s see, we live quite frugally. We don’t eat out, we prepare all of our meals at home. We shop once, maybe twice a month, we recycle everything, we compost, we garden, we preserve the fruits and we can the vegetables that we harvest. We plant trees and other flowers for the birds and bees. I’m always game for these kinds of things. Save our planet.

5. If I were to visit you in your town or city, what adventures would we experience there? Well you wouldn’t want to miss a pontoon tour of the largest purple martin roost in North America. Then there’s Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden and the Columbia Fireflies minor league baseball team at Segra Park.  Or right in our back yard you could pick all the figs and pecans your little heart desires.  There are also grapefruit trees that are growing and many different vegetables in the garden.

That puts an end to my questions.  Hopefully I will be back to chat again in the not so distant future.  If you’d like to play, link your post in the comments section below.

As always with these awards, there are rules attached:

  1. Introduce the person who nominated you. Tamara
  2. Answer the questions they have asked you in their post. (see above)
  3. Nominate and notify a bunch of other people. Actually nine people. Which basically makes these awards modern times’ chain letters.  (I feel like I can’t do this right now because I’ve been out of the loop for too long, maybe when I get back in the groove of things.)
  4. Give them new five questions they will have to answer. 
    1. What’s your favorite childhood toy?
    2. If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who is it?
    3. The mountains or the ocean for inspiration?
    4. What’s your favorite time of day and why?
    5. What do you want to be remembered for?  What’s your legacy?
  5. Provide the link of the award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award ←

Thank you Tam!

Until next time,


8 responses to “Nomination

  1. I just realized I’ve never seen this post. Thanks for your answers 🙂
    How have you been?

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  2. Barbie,

    This post popped up in my inbox immediately but I’ve been busy doing other things. You’ll be happy to know that I slipped a reply in the mail to you just the other day. So, see I’ve been busy. Anywho, these bloggy awards are fun and it is a good way to jump start your brain after a long hiatus.

    What’s your favorite childhood toy? Probably a Barbie Doll. My best girl friend and I could play with our Barbies for hours on end.
    If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who is it? Hmmm, maybe Bob Hope. He was a great comedian!
    The mountains or the ocean for inspiration? Always the mountains.
    What’s your favorite time of day and why? Sunset or sunrise for the obvious a beautiful painted sky.
    What do you want to be remembered for? What’s your legacy? Other than my love for the Lord, I hope others remember me for my bubbly laid-back personality. Sometimes, I’m not so bubbly but we won’t speak of that, though. lol I hope others can say, “That Cathy sure was a happy gal!”

    There you have it! Well…take it easy and get back to blogging life when it feels right to you. TTFN, my dear!

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  3. Get outta here with that broad pun, lol.

    But for real though, these are the type of puns I come up with on a daily basis, so I appreciate that for sure!

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  4. I thought you’d want to be a camel😀😀😀


  5. Thanks for the link, my friend. Glad I could be of help to you in your search for an answer. I’ll answer your questions here: Favorite childhood toy? Truthfully, the new box of 64 crayola crayons we got from Santa each year. There are a few people I’d like to meet. I’ll choose Stevie Nicks, the Obamas and Tom Petty. Most definitely the Ocean. Sunrise (fresh start) and sunset
    (beautiful skies) are my favorite times. What do I want to be remembered for? Making people smile. Nice to see you back. Have a great rest of your week!


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