Monday, March 9, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award! It was very cool and I am pleased to be nominated by one of my favorite bloggers, J’nell Ciesielski. I am always learning some new historical fact from her blog. Thank you for the nomination, J’nell!

The Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the Award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate five blogs.

The Ten Questions I was given:

1. What is the main purpose of your blog?
Right now, I hope to connect with readers by adding a little humor to their day. There are so many sad and crazy things going on in the world today, I’d like to think that viewing the world through my cat, Lilybit’s, eyes will give people a chuckle and take their minds off of the tough things in life for a minute or two.

I titled my blog “Writing, Whimsy and Devotion,” beginning with motivational posts on writing, Wednesday Whimsy with my cat, and devotions posted on Saturday to encourage believers. While Lilybits was originally the one who interviewed authors or wrote book reviews, I hope to expand my Books ‘n’ Blurbs category—sharing about more authors and their books!

2. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever blogged about?
Probably about my cat chasing bats, and giving herself the credit. Lilybits likes to remind us that she’s earned her keep that way. ;) 

3. What’s your favorite and most despised word?
Asking a writer what their favorite word is cruel! I could spend days trying to figure this out. There are many beautiful, descriptive and/or to the point words in the English language. I’ll have to get back to you on that one!

However, my most despised word currently is wrongheaded. Really? This, to me, implies that a human has more than one head. But since wrongheaded is often used by politicians and media folk, perhaps they are actually aliens, hiding an extra head somewhere. Time to put on the right one. Yes, I know what it really means, but I dislike the word! 

4. What’s the one thing that always makes you laugh?
Watching Everybody Loves Raymond reruns. I missed an entire decade of television shows while my kids were young, so it's like a new show for me.

5. If you could hang out with one fictional character for the day, who would it be?
Elizabeth Bennett of Pride and Prejudice fame. It would be fun to visit her after she marries Mr. Darcy and take a tour of Pemberley.

6. Who would play you in a movie? Would it be a comedy, horror, romance, or chic flick?
Though she would be a younger, taller, and much prettier version of me, Sandra Bullock. It would have to be a romantic comedy. I loved the way she played the role of Lucy in While You Were Sleeping.

7. You’ve got one day to spend $1M …
While I wish I were more altruistic and less selfish, first I would pay off my kids’ school loans, then I would buy plane tickets online to go visit each one of my children. I would also happily purchase that dream European vacation package I’ve wanted to take. Once I shopped for new bedroom, living room, office and dining room furniture and a few other things for the house, I would set aside some cash for dinner. I would deposit $250,000 in hubby’s retirement account. I’m thinking that I would have at least $600,000 or more left. I’d like to give money to an orphanage in Haiti, donate funds to a few missionaries we know and find some way to help local disabled American veterans and their families. I’m not sure how I’d break those funds down. Last of all, I would end the day by taking my husband and some of our dear friends out for dinner at one of my favorite local restaurants. At least,
those are some ideas I have at this moment, but priorities change!

8. Sweet or salty?
Sweet and a little salty go great together, but if I had to choose, it would be sweet. I have quite the sweet tooth and really enjoy just about anything containing chocolate.

9. If you could write any other genre, what would it be?
Speculative or mystery.

10. Mr. Darcy is at the front door, do you a) thanks but no thanks, I’ve already got my dream man b) ride off to Pemberley and make him dive in the pond a few times.
a) Tell him, “Thanks, but no thanks, I’ve already got my dream man.” However, it would be rude not to invite him in for some tea. Of course, I’d have to apologize for the lack of servants and grandeur.

I nominate:

Here are my 10 questions:
1) Why do you blog?
2) Which famous person from history would you interview on your blog if you could?
3) Where do you most of your blog ideas come from?
4) What is your favorite blog post that you’ve written?
5) What are some future topics you hope to cover on your blog?
6) What has been your favorite place to visit in the United States?
7) Where and what kind of dream vacation would you like to take?
8) What fictional character do you identify with the most, out of your best-loved books?
9) Are you a seat of the pants blogger or do you plan out your posts, with purpose, long in advance?
10) Have you found that blogging has helped you grow in other areas of writing?


  1. These are greats answers! Honestly, I'm surprised Lilybits didn't take over writing them? Do you think she's upset she didn't get nominated?

    1. Thanks, J'nell! I was surprised Lilybits wasn't sitting on the laptop,
      so I couldn't use it. Perhaps she thinks ignoring me is more
      effective to express her displeasure. But I told her she gets to
      answer the Intentional Blogger Award post instead.
      I think that's fair, don't you?