One Lovely Blog Award

Dianna, who can be found at, recently bestowed upon my blog a “Lovely Blog Award.” Thanks, Dianna. 

As blog awards go, in turn, I’m to award it to fifteen other bloggers, and tell seven things about myself that you may not know. There are so many wonderful blogs, most of the ones I follow regularly are listed on my blogroll at the bottom of the page. I know many of us stalk visit the same blogs, so I’d like to invite you to look over my blogroll, and stop by to meet some of the bloggers who may be new to you. All are deserving of an award, but participating in NaNoWriMo this month leaves me short on blogging time. Thank you for understanding. 

Seven things about myself:

1. Several years ago, I nearly lost the vision in my right eye from toxoplasmosis; but for the grace of God. 

2. A young opossum has been visiting our backyard recently, under cover of darkness–therefore I haven’t been able to share its picture with you. 

3. My dad raised chickens, and they ended up on the dinner table. I will not go into the details of him wielding the hatchet.

4. I found what I thought was a snake when gathering eggs once. I couldn’t see into the nest box, but what I felt turned out to be the tail of an opossum. My brother was sent to “take care of it,” and we kept it as a pet until it tried to bite me. 

5. My dad also raised rabbits. And hunted squirrels. And all those things ended up in jars in the basement cellar. It reminded me of a mad scientist’s lab. To my knowledge, I never ate any of it. 

6. I did eat Coco Wheats for breakfast every morning before school for twelve years. I wonder if that was a record. 

7. My first crush was on the milkman when I was about five years old. 

Well, there you have it! I hope I haven’t ruined your breakfast/lunch/dinner/midnight snack.

NaNoWriMo updated word total: 4,312 



25 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Dianna has good taste. 🙂
    Thank God you didn’t lose your vision. It must have been terrifying to go through.
    I agree with Dianna & Suzicate you may be a record holder for Coco Wheat eating. 😉


  2. Praising God for meeting you in “cyberspace”, Patti!

    So thankful for the healing of your vision.

    On writing goal: Go, Patti, Go! 🙂


  3. Congratulations on 4,312! You are tearing through this. Thanks be to God for not losing your vision. Your eye was saved to show us what you see. Sounds like you have always been surrounded by creatures.


    1. Thanks, Georgette. I am SO thankful to have full vision, maybe that’s why I relish the things I see. Yes, most of the years of my life I’ve had a pet (or more). My nest is VERY empty right now–trying to convince the hubby I need another bunny. 😉 A yard full of birds and butterflies doesn’t satisfy the need for a furry little body to cuddle.


  4. May I add my congratulations too. A well deserved award and thanks for sharing those things about you.
    BTW I can’t open today’s post – keep getting page not found response. anybody else out there getting the same?


    1. Thanks, Judith. I think you’re referring to the post I just wrote for Friday, then hit publish; so I retracted it and rescheduled. Sorry for the mix-up. I need to pay attention. 🙂


  5. I’ve never heard of coco wheats. I wonder if that’s an eastern US thing?

    I enjoyed reading the facts you shared. Thanks for not providing the hatchet details. My breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner appreciate it 🙂


    1. They are like Cream of Wheat, only brown. It’s been so long since I’ve eaten them, I don’t remember the taste. I do remember spending the night with my aunt and uncle one time, and they didn’t have Coco Wheats, so my uncle stirred cocoa powder into Cream of Wheat. It was NOT the same. I guess it was nice he tried. 🙂 I hadn’t seen them in the stores for years, then my niece found some awhile back. LMK if you want to try them, I’ll see if I can find you some. They may be addictive–FYI. 🙂


  6. Congrats on the award!! We ate a lot of Coco Wheats, Cream of Wheat and oatmeal when I was a kid…hey, what can I say, it was a lot less expensive than cold cereal and I think our mothers probably thought that a warm breakfast was important.


    1. I think so, too. I had a pretty good walk to elementary school, then a bit further to the bus stop for middle and high school, in the coldest months of the year. A warm breakfast was a good thing.


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