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The Versatile Blogger Award

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I was honored to receive the Versatile Blogger Award.


  1.  Display Award
  2.  Thank the person who nominated you
  3.  Share seven facts about yourself
  4.  Nominate up to 10 other bloggers

A big thank you to makingtimeforme for the nomination.  Her posts show her sincerity and compassion as well as a delightfully playful side.  She has never posted a blog that has not held my interest to the very end and the variety of her posts keeps you coming back for more.


  1. I stand 5’5″ but with most of my shoes, I reach 5’10”.
  2. I have blonde hair (which is slowly turning silvery-white) and I have green eyes.
  3. I have a natural “beauty mark” on my right cheek.
  4. I have a tattoo on my left hip that reads “betrayed for a tramp…or two…or three.”  I have one on my right shoulder that reads “sometimes the person you would have taken a bullet for is the one who fired the shot.”
  5. I am left-handed.


  1. creativerational
    She is a sweetheart who offers endless comfort, support and encouragement even after her own devastating experiences.  She clearly thinks outside the box and wraps her arms around those of us who need it.  She will never fail or betray us and her words of wisdom are spoken out of love. She will never judge you or make you feel like you don’t matter.
  2. learningtolivelikewater
    She introduced me to “Pearl” (my crystal pendant.)  She is another sweetheart who offers the same support, compassion and understanding.  She good-naturedly accepts it when I slip out of character and say something completely off the wall and tries to gently guide me toward healing. She genuinely cares about others and shows it.
  3. savingshards
    She is yet another sweetheart who discovered that her husband had been living another life for 25 years, unbeknownst to her. Yet, she is always there with words of encouragement for others. Many times I have been uplifted after reading one of her comments and have therefore, made it through another day. She is truly a kind-hearted person.
  4. survivednarc
    She is an absolute gem who understands the damage done by a narcissist (as do so many women.)  She writes about “cyber boyfriends” and re-entering the dating world.  She quickly forgives me when my mind periodically strays to the “dark, smutty side” and finds the humor in my musings.  She loves my attempts at storytelling and encourages me in a way that I have never been encouraged before.
  5. thenarcissistswife
    She is a darling who understands trauma bonds and other effects of having been exposed to a narcissist.  She posts about how to heal and become whole again.  She extends hugs and hope to all of us and the desire to support and help is almost tangible in her comments.  She has a way of making you feel that you are important and valuable.
  6. samlobos
    Sam is a hoot, a holler and a Hi-De-Ho! She is a poetess and piques our interest when posting about her encounters with men.  She is delightfully honest and quite frankly, leaves us “wanting more.”  She is always willing to offer kind words of hope and understanding and has been a staunch supporter.
  7. robertmatthewgoldstein
    Robert is an insightful blogger who shares my abhorrence of the treatment of homeless people and the almost complete misunderstanding of mental illness.  He has experience with abuse from his mama and others.  He also posts beautiful artwork that will leave you trying to recover your eyesight momentarily.  He supports other bloggers by re-blogging their posts and gives open and honest opinions about things that matter.
  8. angelicakidd
    Angelica posts about life with an adoptive mama and the toll it took on her life, not to mention the physical and mental abuse she suffered from another source.  She has lived in Domestic Abuse Shelters and has struggled with alcohol but she is still able to see the beauty in things, such as the ocean.  She is a free spirit searching for healing and shows extraordinary strength by refusing to give up.



28 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award

      • I bet it could. You could be a giant nerd like me and even plan ahead a bit 😉 Try to come up with an overall theme for the month, then that may make it easier for you. I like trying different things for my blog, see what works. Plus the #40notes40days ends on Easter 3/27, so I know I’ll be itching to do something new. This looked like a fun, creative idea 😀


        • It does. It’s funny, I was just sitting there thinking “okay….A.” LOL. I may do just what you suggest….kind of jot down different things that start with different letters….and you’re right. It could be fun!

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  1. That is very sweet, but I don’t blog, I only attempted briefly and it didn’t really work for me. But I greatly enjoy your blog and the other ladies ❤️


      • For some reason I couldn’t find my way in it, I think the timing was wrong. Maybe I need to heal more then try again. It is still open and I may post some poetry and quotes and memes.


        • I think you’d be surprised at what it can and will do for you. You can spill your guts and not be judged (well, mostly.) There are others out there who have suffered the same things you have. It is far more prevalent than I ever imagined. The more readers you attract, the more support you will get. There may be a few lightbulbs that go off and answer questions that have been plaguing you for years.
          Do what makes you comfortable…if you want to post some poetry and quotes, we’ll be here to read them!

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  2. Congrats and thanks for the honor and the kind words! 😊
    I am very surprised to hear about these tattoos, I must have missed that somehow!! Very original I must say.. and I can completely understand why a person would make such markings on their body… from so much pain on the inside, to let it be there on the outside aswell! Although, of course, I am hopeful as ever that the rest of your life shall be much happier! Hugs 🌸🌼


    • I actually posted about them earlier. I had always told my children that if they got a tattoo, they couldn’t come home. When I left Loser, my middle daughter (who no longer speaks to me) came to see me and she just absolutely would not stop crying. She had a small tattoo of the Rolling Stones tongue on her hip (that I didn’t know about for years) and I said “go with me to get a tattoo.” That was the only way I got her to stop crying. I don’t even remember that it’s there most of the time. My youngest posted in on Facebook for Loser and all of his friends to see. He emailed me and said “nice tat, by the way.” LOL

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      • That is so strange! Cause I believe I have actually read through your whole blog..😊 But I can’t for the life of me remember this thing with the tattoos… I’m sorry.

        Ok, what an interesting story too, about how you got the tattoos.. ! I should have remembered this, lol! My memory is a bit off these days.. how very strange that Loser said thst about your tattoo perhaps he was ironic. Lol. 😊


  3. Hahahaha!! Made me laugh reading how you introduced me! You peach! 😘 Thank you! I shall have to think of facts about myself that won’t bore people to tears.
    Also, your tattoos do not say those things, right?!? I swore you said you had small ones like a sewing machine and something else..


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