Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award !!

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Acceptance of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – nominations & questions

Thank you Inside a Dog’s Heart for nominating me to the sisterhood of the World of Bloggers. I am deeply honored. I would also like to congratulate you on your Award !!!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

Instructions

To “accept” this award, you have to thank the person who nominated you. Then you answer the questions I’ve written for you, and pass along your own set of questions to your own nominees.  you should choose 5-11 questions to ask your nominees. And  choose 5-11 nominees to pass this award on to.

These are the questions I received from Inside a Dog’s Heart:
1. Why do you blog?I blog because it is fun. Iz like to read other bloggers post too! Mommy always takes pictures of me and lets me help her write 🙂
2. Do you have a strict routine for writing and why?No…

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Premio Dardos Award

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I would like to say thank you butchcountry67 for nominating me for this award. I am deeply honored and humbled as I really do not consider myself a very good writer. I do find playful enjoyment with MaggieMae’s blog, I find writing my Mom’s stories and memories on her blog very rewarding and I love writing whatever comes to mind here, on this blog. I also enjoy reading other blogs and I am grateful for all the learning and inspiration I take from these blogs. Thanks again Butch and I pass this award to these 15 worthy bloggers (in no particular order) which includes the blog that nominated me:

http://butchcountry67.wordpress.com    (my nominator)

http://whiteoakcottagedotcom.wordpress.com/

https://cancerisnotpink.wordpress.com/

https://ladysighs.wordpress.com/

https://mypathwithstarsbestrewn.wordpress.com/

https://thepickledpastor.wordpress.com/

http://theonceandfutureemptynest.com/

http://scottiechronicles.com/

http://creekviewcarol.com/

https://rachelmankowitz.wordpress.com/

https://thegoldenshpard.wordpress.com/

https://livingintentionallysimple.wordpress.com/

https://keepingkadence.wordpress.com/

https://writingandreadingashobbies.wordpress.com/

http://handmadehomegrownbeautifullife.com/

Happy 2015 to all!!

Well 4 days into the New Year… hope everyone is having a good start to 2015. It has been a bit busy for me. The Best Western has been packed with skiers and visitors and we have all been putting in long hours, including working the holidays. Unfortunately a lot of the staff and guests have been sick so I too caught some of that and now get 2 days to rest up!!

Today we took the tree and Christmas decorations down and put the house back in order. I think I am back on track and can hopefully get back to some blog posting :-). Now it is time to relax so I can get better fast. I don’t normally get sick so hopefully I can spring back quickly!!

We got about 5 inches of snow over the last 2 days and are now expecting a stronger storm to start up tonight going through tomorrow and into Tuesday for about 8 or more inches… We will probably have at least a total of 13 inches or so here in the valley and a lot more up in the mountains and on the passes!! It is definitely winter in Montana!!

Happy New Year to everyone!!! Be safe and enjoy your evening 🙂

Finding Dad!!!

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So lets see where are ? Mom is trying to begin a new life in the city (NYC), meets Dad and hangs out in the city with him for a few months, gets married and becomes pregnant. She leaves to go back home to have the baby and Dad stays in the city. Mom goes back to city to think of the memories and I think to see if she can find him but fails. As I later found out, Dad was actually AWOL from the Air Force. He turned himself in, served time and then got released. In the mean time I was born, dad has no idea, I live with Mom and my story continues. Mom and I go to the city always looking but never finding…

Now I am grown, my life intertwines around and into Mom’s life. I get married, have two wonderful children and my…

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Good Morning!!!

My morning view from my backyard !! It is just so breathtaking and I am feeling so blessed :-)!!

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Except for how cold it is and the snow that is forecast to get here in the next day or two, it is an awesome place to live (of course the skiers and snow boarders will be praying for snow!!).

I am off to finish up some shopping as I have today off, so everyone enjoy your day, be safe and have fun!!!

An insert to yesterdays story “Legacy”

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I found this stapled together, 3 page short writing, that seems to be an extension of the first original story. Mom wrote this as an added description of the months following her meeting my Dad for the first time outside the RCA building. It looks to belong right after paragraph 6 ending with

(They looked out at the topless towers with their jeweled lights and a sky full of bright stars for their roof.).  Then the new addition:

The Magic of the city filled their days as late summer drifted into fall. They shared each others insignificant stories of their lives and explored each others dreams. On a warm Indian summer night, they sat late in the plaza. The aura that surrounds lovers shone on them like a light and made the few passers-by smile. As a waning moon hung over the tower of the RCA building, they planned their…

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Mom’s story in 1993!!

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This is the story she wrote for English class, April 28, 1993, and received an A-. The story was based on true facts but there are some events and names that have been changed. The ending of the story is one that made sense to her but is not real. She wrote this story as if it was me telling it (through my daughters eyes).

Legacy 

My mother did not want the same orderly life her mother had lived, in the same orderly kind of a house. A house that a good New England family had lived in generation after generation. A house of smothered emotions stifled beneath creaky iron armor called etiquette. She wanted something more. That’s why she went to New York City.  Against family protests Mom enrolled at New York University instead of a New England college close to home.

Upon her arrival in New York, Mom…

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The link to an awesome discovery!!

Thank you Mom for your Christmas gift,,, love you and miss you, your memories are forever etched in my heart and your stories are forever written… this link will take you to tonight’s great discovery please click on, Awesome Discovery  to read the post 🙂 !!

Ducks!!

A few days ago I meet my family at a local park area as they wanted me to take their family picture for Christmas cards. We all meet in the parking lot and proceeded to walk down by the pond. Well, the ducks saw us coming and came over to greet us. They walked right up to where we standing, maybe they wanted their picture taken too?? 🙂

duck 1     duck2  duck 3  duck 4  duck 5

It was really very cute and my granddaughter enjoyed it 🙂

Arnica    We all had a great time!! The little things and quality time is so important and means so much.

Tonight!!

Whew… I am really tired tonight, can hardly keep my eyes open! I wanted to at least post a little bit tonight as I have not had the chance to be on the blog in a few days. I spent the whole weekend Christmas shopping and doing decorations!! I am done with the shopping and finished decorating the tree this evening!! Working all week leaves little time or energy for doing much else so I am happy to have gotten this far!! Guess I just don’t have the same energy I use too.. getting old!! 😦

Only a few more days till the shortest day of the year!! I really hate that it gets dark so early, I think that is one of the reasons I get tired so early… Feels like 11pm when it is only 7p!! On the positive side of that the days will slowly start to get longer after the 21st… Wahoo :-). I think I’ve also gained a few pounds too!! With the weather changing and getting much colder comfort foods seems more irresistible and sweets are yummy!! Holidays… oh well, enjoy now and then back to eating healthy!! Think I’ll go grab one of those delicious  homemade cookies right now!! Cup of hot decaf and a chocolate chip cookie :-)!!

Hope everyone has a fantastic evening and a great tomorrow!! Stay healthy and live with passion and kindness….

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