The Blue Sky Tag

the Blue Sky Tag created byΒ Rachael Ritchey

Thank you for nominating me for this tag, Miriam! (Sorry it took so long for me to get to it though.) This was so fun. The rules are pretty easy, as they all revolve around the number 11.

  • 11 tags, 11 answers, 11 questions
  • Use the Blue Sky banner
  • It is sort of polite to mention the person who tagged you
  • You need to answer the 11 questions set by your tagger
  • You will need to make up 11 original and interesting or funny questions for those you tag.
  • You need to tag 11 people

Questions I was given:

  1. When was the last time you handwrote something lengthy?
    • That depends on what lengthy is… if it means writing Bible study notes, that happened last week. πŸ™‚
  2. Does your birth order affect your achievement?
    • I don’t know and I guess I’ll never find out – I’m an only child. πŸ˜‚
  3. Do you listen to music while you read or write?
  4. What was your favorite childhood holiday?
    • Christmas! Not only was it a joyous time with family, but it also meant that it was Winter which meant hot chocolate, wood splitting, and no allergies. πŸ™‚
  5. Are you open to try strange food?
    • That depends on how strange it is. πŸ˜… I plan to try couscous sometimes soon.
  6. Are you a collector of anything?
    • This might get lengthy. Postcards. Stamps. Rocks. Books. Antique silver. Coins. And I’m sure there are more that I’m not thinking of right now.
  7. What is your natural talent?
    • Probably writing, though I don’t know. πŸ˜…
  8. Are you adventuresome?
    • It depends on what it is, but I do love adventures. Last August, I went on an Adventure in Arkansas with some dear friends. ❀
  9. Sleep with the door open or closed?
    • In the winter, closed. In the summer, open, though not much this summer. (I have a heater in my room but the air conditioner is in the room across from mine and I like to be cool. 🀣) Jackie likes to come into my room in the night and knock things over. And attack my face. So mostly closed. 😹
  10. Morning lark or night owl?
    • Night owl. **writing this after midnight**
  11. Tea or coffee?
    • O.O Don’t make me chose! Okay… hot chocolate. πŸ˜‚ Okay seriously. I’ll pick tea. πŸ™‚

Questions for my nominees:

  1. What is a book you have read recently?
  2. Do you like thunderstorms?
  3. What is your favorite genre to read?
  4. Do you have a pet?
  5. Do you have a favorite song or a song you’ve been listening to on repeat?
  6. Do you like to travel?
  7. Cats or dogs?
  8. Would you rather take a walk in nature or a walk in the city?
  9. Β Favorite book or chapter in the Bible?
  10. What is your favorite season?
  11. What has God taught you lately?

The Nominees (no pressure!):

Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala

T.R. at Inside Cup (or Peeking Beneath)

Dollfaced Writer

Carly at Message In Stanza

Efua at Grace Over Pain

Margaret at The Word

Diana at La Petit Muse

Tammy at God Inspired Art

Shae at BibleBloggerGirl (or Shae’s Days)

Lily at Retrospective Lily

Teresa at Hope For Today

Liebster Award – again! β€

Celebrate His Love nominated me for the Liebster Award – thank you, Dori! πŸ™‚ And I learned that “Liebster” means “favorite one” or “adorable one” in German – I have wondered what that meant, but didn’t think to research it, so thanks for the fun fact! πŸ™‚

I’ve seen variations of the rules of this award, but here are the ones that Celebrate His Love had:

  • Thank the nominator
  • Answer the Questions below
  • Nominate others

The Questions:

  1. If you could be any animal on earth, what would it be and why?
    • Probably a cat. They get pampered, they pretty much are king of the jungle – or house, if a house cat. Also, when they fall, they land on their feet most of the time. They seem to have a pretty great life!
  2. If you had to write the soundtrack of your life, what would be the first three songs?
  3. If your death was imminent, what would you choose as your last meal?
    • Some sort of seafood. I’m not choosy about which kind it is, though I do like shrimp…
  4. What movie that has not yet been made would you pay good money to see?
    • I don’t really keep up with movies, but… perhaps a biography based on Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Diebler Rose? I’m really enjoying the book.
  5. What was your favorite age to be and why?
    • Probably ten? It was a nice carefree age.
  6. What is the one book that has most inspired your writing and/or life?
    • The Bible. πŸ™‚
  7. If you could live anywhere you please, without that pesky restraint called money, where would it be and why?
    • I have no idea. I love the idea of Alaska, but it gets so cold there. Also, my own private tropical island sounds nice, but… I like seasons. So perhaps I’d get an RV so I could travel and live wherever I want on this continent, whether in Alaska or the coast and get to travel to see a lot of God’s creations in person. πŸ™‚

Nominations (Sorry if you have been nominated before):

Incomplete Thinker at Incomplete Thoughts

Robin at Believe

Tammy at GodInspiredArt

Too Comfortable

Carly at Message in Stanza

T. R. Noble at Peeking Beneath

Whoever is reading and would like to participate!

If you accept the nomination, answer the same questions above. πŸ˜‰

More Awards!

I feel so loved, you guys. 😊 Thank you all so much! πŸ’— My heart is overflowing with happiness and gratitude!

 

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First, I’d like to thank Hannah for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award for the second time! I completely forgot that you had nominated me and saw your comment when I recently updated my About Me page. I’m so sorry I’m just now getting to it.

 


I’d like to thank Keri L for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award for the second time!


I’d like to thank Keri L for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award for the second time!


I’d like to thank FaithWalkingHebrews for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award for the third time!


I’d like to thank LeneinJapan for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award for the third time!


I’d like to thank C for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award for the fourth time!


I’d like to thank Tina at Invisible Illness Blog for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award for the second time! (Your questions have been answered at the end of the tag.Β  πŸ˜‰ )


And I’d like to thank Allen R. Kive for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award for the third time!


I’m going to do this differently because I am a bit short on time and because this seems to be the perfect way to give facts about myself without repeating myself too much – because I am running out of facts to tell you all about myself. πŸ˜‚

20 Things You Might Not Know About MeΒ Tag

Eloise over on Highly Improbable Blog tagged anyone reading, so here we go. πŸ™‚

How tall are you?

Probably as tall as I’m going to get. XD Maybe… 5’6? Taller if I decide to put on heels, which I love but my feet despise – and it has to be thick heels unless you like watching me go splat on the pavement. πŸ˜‚

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?

I mentioned this on the first One Lovely Blog Award, however, this time, I’m posting an example of it – I can write backwards in print and in cursive!

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What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

Probably when someone wields words to hurt people. That happened a lot last November it seemed, and it’s still happening. 😣 They say that the pen is mightier than the sword, but we shouldn’t be using our keyboard as a weapon to hurt people!

What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

When someone uses Christ’s name in vain. (This also applies to the previous question. But I usually hear it more often than I read it.)

What’s your favorite song?

Only one? XD Uh… there are so many good songs. This one is one of my favorites ever though:

What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?

Uh. Is it bad that I don’t know what an Etsy shop is? **blushes**

What is your favorite way to spend your free time when you are alone?

Probably reading. I just finished reading Black by Ted Dekker (which was amazing) and I’m almost finished with Winds of Promise by Brodie and Brock Thoene. I have a huge stack of books to dive into after that. (I really should get a Goodreads account…)

What’s your favorite junk food?

Chocolate. Specifically, dark chocolate. And pretty much anything covered in it.

Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I do! And this may take a while. XD I have one dog named Rosie (shown below) who must think she is a cat, especially when it comes to food. She loves cat food and fish more than anything. o_O And last but not least… I have 17 cats who are as follows: Angel, Belle, Blackie, Catalina (shown below), Dottie, Firecracker, Gabby, Jay, Lolli, Mama Kitty, Monkey, Ode, Rabbit, Radar, Simone, Sketcher, and Sparrow. **whew**

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What are your number one fiction and nonfiction books?

Oh man. Seriously? Haha. At the moment, Black by Ted Dekker is really trying to take over the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis for the Fiction slot, while Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper is overtaking The Agony and Glory of the Cross by Charles B. Hodges Jr, and it is entirely possible that Humility by Andrew Murray may overtake them both after I finish it. πŸ™‚

What’s your favorite cosmetic?

Hmm… probably mascara (which I sometimes double as an eyeliner. XD)

When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Oh boy… a while ago my mom and I went out to eat and I was so shy and nervous that instead of asking the waitress for tea with no ice, I asked for ice with no tea.Β  Strangers do it to me every time without meaning to. XD I’m still getting teased for this, but I can laugh about it now. At the time I just wanted to disappear.

If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tea! πŸ˜€

What’s your favorite movie?

Probably The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Classic. Although, I adore old musicals so Singin’ In The Rain and Yankee Doodle Dandy is right up there with it…

What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?

I was home schooled and the only one in my “class.” So I guess I was everything at once…? XD Though I think I would have been a blend of class clown, nerd, and loner most likely.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Maybe somewhere in the mountains like the Ozarks or the Rockies. I think I could get fantastic photos there. Though I really want to see the ocean someday, so anywhere near the ocean might be nice too.

PC or Mac?

PC. I’ve never tried a Mac; and the majority of my games and programs wouldn’t work on a Mac anyway.

Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

AHAHAHAHAHA- sorry. The last time a boy kissed me, it was Ode, my cat, and he doesn’t count. 😜 I’m single. I’ve never had a boyfriend. Or been on a date.Β  The only affection I get are from pets, and it’s not romantic at all. XD

Favorite celebrity?

I don’t really keep up with Hollywood enough to know…

What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

Can I cheat like Eloise did? XD I’m already best friends with Eloise (Highly Improbable Blog), Trey (Incorrigibly Cheerful) and Olivia (Refreshing Spirit), and have been since before we all created WordPress blogs. πŸ™‚Β  However, many bloggers I’d like to be best friends with are already talking to me so it could happen yet. ;D


The questions that Tina asked:

  1. What made you want to start a blog? Several of my best friends had blogs, (Links to their blogs above πŸ˜‰) and it seemed like a good idea. πŸ™‚
  2. What is your favorite TV show? This is hard. XD Probably Scorpion. It’s exciting and it usually doesn’t get as gory or disgusting as many TV shows do. (Even if a lot of what they do is probably… not actually possible. πŸ˜‚)
  3. What is your favorite food to cook? Mac & Cheese or Spaghetti. Because usually it turns out edible… XD
  4. What is your biggest fear? I would say being up high or being under water or being in tight spaces, because all of those do scare me but… not as much as losing someone I love. So I’m going with that.
  5. Where were you born? Arkansas, USA! Born and raised, and still live here. πŸ™‚ Country girl at heart. β™₯

Now, for the nominations, I know that some of your have received these awards before, so I’m going to do this a bit differently – instead of nominating someone for one award, the nominees can pick which one of the awards (or tag) they would like to do. No pressure to accept any though. πŸ™‚ So here we go:

Keri L.

LeneinJapan

FaithWalkingHebrews

C

Hannah

Daily Thankful

Southern By Design

Always, Ashlea

The Light Breaks Through

Mixed and Modest

His hands and feet

Casey Elizabeth Bean

La Petit Muse

Encouragement and Poetry

Gilda’s Poems

Shattered In Him

Isabella Simons

Martha L. Shaw

Bern Bakes

Elisabeth

Sayl

Pete

Too Comfortable

Allen R. Kive

YOU – yes, you, the one reading this sentence. If you don’t see your name and want to participate, consider yourself nominated and have fun! πŸ™‚