My Second Versatile Blogger Award

I am so excited to be nominated by Parry,  at http://parryelwahey.wordpress.com/  for the Versatile Blogger Award today. I am excited because it allows me to nominate other fellow bloggers who deserve the recognition. I was saddened last time to only recommend 15 fellow bloggers.  There are just too many talented writers to handpick only 15.

Thank you Parry for nominating me, I truly appreciate it. You are a very talented poet and I always enjoy reading your poems at Slice Of Life. Keep them coming!

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

      1. Add a picture of the award in your post.
      2. Thank the award giver.
      3. Share 7 random facts about you.
      4. Choose 15 other bloggers to pass the award to and let them know that they’ve been nominated.

Choosing 7 random facts about myself is the hardest part.

  1. Everyone in my family has nicknames that we go by. My close friends and family call me Christy, although I have been called everything from Christina to Tina. They all make me smile, some people just seem to choose the name they think fits me the best. I pretty much answer to anything now.
  2. I am desperate to find a deserted island and just disappear for about a month or two or whenever I decide to return.  Hehe…   I am very serious… it has been calling my name.
  3. I wish there were ten of me, not being conceited because although I love me, sometimes I don’t like me very much, but so I could help more people, the homeless, abused, widowed, elderly, soldiers, and orphaned. They are everywhere and this is what breaks my heart the most.
  4. I have 3 brothers and 0 sisters. Two of them are soldiers who help protect our country. I am so proud of them!
  5. My grandmother NEVER once raised her voice at me my entire life, and she used to babysit me every day after school and some weekends. There were many times I would have deserved it if she had! (Especially when I scrubbed the walls with my tricycle handlebars, after she asked me not to. Yes, she even let me ride indoors!) I think this is where the loving side of me comes from. She would always have sandwiches and sweet tea waiting for the trash truck each week. She was the sweetest person I have ever met and was always my best friend, who had plenty of paint brushes and spackle. She loved me!  :)
  6. On the other hand, my other grandmother gave me my first spanking when I was little. She asked me to move out from in front of the TV and I put my hand on my hip and calmly asked her, “What if I don’t?!” After she spanked me, she took me to my other grandmother’s house. I was crying and apologizing, but she wouldn’t change her mind. She told her, “Heeere’s your granddaughter, I will see her next week!” and left me standing on the porch crying. For the rest of my life, I never back-talked her again. She ruled the roost!
  7. I have too many dogs, most of them abandoned or rescued. I have a beautiful white and brown American Bulldog named Dixie, who thinks she is little and she mamas all the other dogs and cats, a big Black Lab named Tobie Keith (his sister Vegas just passed away), who gets in his drinking water and sits like a cowboy in the old silver tubs, a miniature Jack Russel named John Deere, who thinks he is bigger than the other two dogs and sleeps in the same small pet bed with the cat, and three puppies who are quickly finding a way to my heart before we can find them good homes. I have two cats, Coontail and Garfield, who now hate the dogs! Usually when I’m not online, I’m running around chasing them or breaking up the wrestling ring. It’s like a circus around here. Very frustrating sometimes but who can resist them when they cuddle up next to you?

Now for the fun part! Although I can think of a lot more than 15 fellow bloggers to nominate, I can only choose 15. There are so many of you who I think deserve the award.

  1. http://earthinbw.wordpress.com/
  2. http://intertwinedthoughts.blogspot.com/
  3. http://channelcomfort.wordpress.com/
  4. http://a7madkhalifa.wordpress.com/
  5. http://zacharyshahan.com/
  6. http://yourfamilygeek.com/
  7. http://diamondthread.blogspot.com/2012/01/have-i-lost-him.html (a great twist to the picture worth your words contest entry)
  8. http://thelightwayblog.com/
  9. http://clownponders.wordpress.com/
  10. http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/
  11. http://singlemaltmonkey.com/category/poetry-writing/
  12. http://poetryonaroll.wordpress.com/
  13. http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/
  14. http://thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com/
  15. http://mymusicmysimsmystoriesmypoetry.wordpress.com/

And again, Steph, Aslan, and Eric, I wanted to nominate you three, as you are my favorites, but I also wanted to nominate some that haven’t received an award yet.  Congratulations everyone, I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you Parry!

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About Christine Smith-Johnson

I am a widowed mother of three children, ages 11 to 19. I hope to encourage you through my trials and traumatic experiences. All my life, I dealt with heartache, and kept my head held high. Recently, I dealt with a heartache so big, it consumed me. Every part of me was lost and hurting. I never thought I would make it through. I did and I want to help you make it through your heartache, no matter how big or small it may seem to you.

Posted on January 23, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I was planning on starting the guide with wordpress..

  2. pukMiO Good! Wish everybody wrote so:DD

  3. 15 blogger :D that sounds a looooooooot :D
    let me take my time to discover 15 bloggers :D
    thanks for nominating me :D

  4. this post was a fun read .. congratulations for the award ma’m…

    will look forward to read more and more posts on your blog…

    you keep well and have a great week ahead!

    regards
    rahul

    • Hi Rahul, I am so glad you enjoyed it. I had fun writing it.

      Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. I have been to your blog and look forward to reading all of your posts.

      I hope you also have a great week! Thank you!

  5. Congrats! I am searching for that deserted island too, although my kids have me convinced that no such things exists :)

    • LOL Thank you Polar! Yeah, my kids thought the same thing until I asked my son if he would enjoy riding his dirt bike on the beach, until he just couldn’t stand it anymore. His eyes said oh it’s on now! Enticement… :) lol
      Deep inside they don’t believe it will happen, but I know when I pull up and tell them their bags are packed, we’re hitting the road for a while, they’ll jump right in. The hardest part is trying to figure out where to go, because when I get there…I’m planted.

  6. Congrats to you ! I loved your poem.

    And, Thank you so much Christine. I am excited to receive this award from you :-)

  7. Hey, Christine, well done to you and congratulations ……….and thank you very much for putting me on your list. You’re very kind. I need to have an award post now !! :)

  8. Congrats! I enjoy reading and getting to know more about you! God Bless :)

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