Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Honestly baby, can we talk swanky cuz you know I love ya'!

This is the Honest Scrap award. It is for those bloggers who write from the heart. I received it from Carter at Creative Chronicler. The rules are to pass it along to seven bloggers and then list 10 honest things about myself. Here are those deserving of this honor, bloggers who write from the heart and touch me because of it:

Debbie at Wrighty's Reads
Dar at Peeking Between the Pages
Jenners at Find your Next Book Here
Alyce at At Home With Books
Kathryn at Virginia Kate Sagas
Molly at My Cozy Book Nook
Missy at Missy's Book Nook

  1. Ten honest things about me. Ooh, where do I start?

    1. I'd rather read than do housework any day. But then. . . . . who wouldn't? Well, maybe my sister-in-law, Kathleen. Anyone who feels the need to rev up the vac on Christmas eve because, "the wrapping paper is disturbing the carpet nap "......... Well, that's another story!

    2. Speaking of rather, I'd rather eat ice cream than brussels sprouts. But then again. . . . . ..who wouldn't? Well, maybe my sister-in-law, Kathleen. Hmmm, are you seeing a trend here?

    3. I don't like being short less than tall. Stinks, I have to drag the step stool around for everything.

    4. Technology just amazes and delights me at the same time that it baffles me. That's really not a surprise since I'm not too sure how they actually "make" electricity, no matter how simply my electrical engineer hubby tried to explain it to me. Anyone starting a sentence with, " you know how the nuclear reactor . . ." loses me pretty darn quickly.

    5. Reincarnation, yep, I do believe there is something to that.

    6. My only sister has been dead for 33 years and yet, I still miss her terribly and can still hear her voice in my head and picture her crystal clearly. She loved to read and recommended all her finds to me.

    7. One day I read one of those "get to know me" e mails and my younger daughter listed her greatest fear. I had no idea she worried about that. After watching my father-in-law and my sister-in-law Peg struggle with Alzheimers,this is now one of my worst fears. It's such an insidious, dignity robbing disease, I can see how hard it is on the rest of the family. Not something I ever want my children to have to deal with but chances are they will as Alzheimers seems to be hereditary.

    8. The more I read about dysfunctional families, drugs, abused and neglected children, the more I thank God for the upbringing and family I come from.

    9. On a lighter note, I am a collector of tea pots, bone china and penguins, not necessarily in that order.

    10. I have known my best friend for 55 years and count her as a huge blessing in my life. Love ya', T! Her hubby calls us the Bobbsey Twins. That sure shows our age! I wonder just how many of you readers can name the 4 Bobbsey twins without googling?

Rebecca of Lost in Books has just honored me with the Who Loves You Baby award. I want to pass this on to:

Carey at The Tome Traveller
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea
Lisa at Books and Cooks
Drey at Drey's Library
Staci at Life in The Thumb
Luanne at A Bookworm's World
Lesa at Lesa's Book Critiques

Kelly of Enroute to Life has thrilled me by giving me the Swanky Blogger award. She thinks I'm spunky too. Now just how darn cute is she? A few of the new-to-me bloggers I want to share this with are:

Trin at Bloody Bad
Amy at Park Avenue Princess

Carolyn at Book Chick City
Gaby at Starting Fresh

One of my ultra-favorite bloggers, Bookfan Mary, has just splashed me with the Mermaid Award. Guess I won't need to dip in the pool today! Thanks, Mary. This is a really fun award that has been previously passed on.

Well, there you have it. Of course, during BBAW I have discovered a slew of wonderful new blogs to read. If you haven't read any of these great blogs, please do. They each have their own special niche in the blogosphere.


  1. I loved reading more about you! Congratulations on your awards!

  2. My daughter loves brussels sprouts, but I'm thinking the ice cream would win, hands down. LOL

    I loved reading your responses.

    Congrats on the much deserved awards!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  3. Congrats on your award Kaye, and thanks so much for thinking of me --very sweet.

  4. Congratulations on the much deserved awards! I really enjoy visiting your blog.

    Thanks so much for the award, Kaye. You're so sweet!

    Gaby @ Starting Fresh

  5. Hee hee hee...thanks for the award!! Actually, someone gave me this same award last week! Thanks for thinking of me, though. If you want to read my 10 things, they are here:

    As for your 10 things...we have a lot in common.
    1. I read RATHER than do housework. My house needs to be condemned.
    2. I would rather eat ice cream than anything else, let alone brussels sprouts.
    3.I am only 5' tall...I have to use a step stool to reach everything.
    And how wonderful to still be best friends with your best friend!!
    Have a great day!

  6. Thank you for thinking of me and congrats on all your awards! :)

  7. Congrats on your well deserved awards. Nice to know more about you

  8. I couldn't name a Bobbsey Twin if my life depended on it. Alzheimer's is one of my fears too. Thankfully no one in my family has it, but after reading Still Alice every time I forget something obvious I get a little nervous.

    I was thinking just a few minutes ago how lucky I was to have such good parents (when I was listening to the song "Daughters" by John Mayer.

    Anyway, congratulations on all of your awards! And thank you for the Honest Scrap Award. I am incredibly behind in my awards posts, but I'm planning on putting something together after BBAW.

  9. Kaye!

    You are absolutely adorable and I LOVE your blog! I'm going to follow and follow on twitter! Congratulations on your awards! I have to put mine up too!

    Thank you for thinking of me and also, Congrats to all the wonderful blogs that are listed!

    X0xx AMY (Park-Avenue Princess)

    I hope you'll be signing up for the ereader giveaway Kaye...I'm going to list it soon!

  10. You collect penguins? Really, I would never have thought

  11. CONGRATS on all of your awards! You are SOOOO deserving!! I really enjoyed learning even more about you. Those were such interesting tidbits about your life. Alzheimer's scares me too and I see more and more families going through it. I hope you and your daughter's fear will never be realized.

    Thanks so very much for passing an award to me too!! That's very high praise and I'm so honored. I have a lot of catching up to do on my awards but a post will be coming. Congrats to all the winners!

  12. Hey, CC's a pretty cool gal! And you selected some awesome bloggers to receive the award.

    "Vertically challenged" can be a good thing! Only once did I date a guy shorter than me.
    My husband says I need to design a new line of clothing and call it "Elfin."

    L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

  13. Congrats, :D

    I read The Bobbsey Twins a loooong time ago and I can remember Ned and Nan. Is that right? I know there were more but that's all I got! And now I'm wondering if that's right......

  14. Another shortstuff here, 4'11, Kaye. And, I just finished a Klondike bar for lunch while reading your blog. Ice cream!

    Thanks for the award. That's really nice.

    And, Freddie and Flossie are the other two Bobbsey twins, and I didn't look it up!

  15. Three out of four isn't bad! Bert is Nan's twin.

    Lesa, I never say the "S" word. I like Garfield's explanation of his girth. He's not over weight,just undertall! That's my story too, and I'm sticking to it. Klondike for lunch? You go, girl!

  16. *smiling* thank you for the award!

    and congrats on yours -well deserved!

    Loved reading your "10 things" but now I want some ice cream!

    by the way - if you roast your brussels sprouts instead of boiling, or caramalize them in olive oil in skillet - they are much better ( not as good as ice cream!)

  17. Kaye, Congrats to you on all of your awards! You certainly deserve them all! And thank you for honoring me with the Who Loves Ya Award! You know I love ya right back!!!

  18. Congrats, K! How brave to write all that and I can relate on so much of what you said. I don't have to even think of google for Bert and Nan, Freddie and Flossie.

    Ask how many people know what an Eskimo Pie is..that one I found out when teaching kids about Alaska and laughing with adult teachers how the kids didn't know. GUESS WHAT? Neither did they...except one who said why of course, the round cake covered with chocolate also called a moon pie! HA! This gives me an inspiration to do a DO YOU REMEMBER post!

    Anyway, nobody deserves those awards more and congrats to all you passed them on to. Are ya really going away on a vacation?? WOW! NO blogging??

  19. Your #10 really touched me. 55 years!!! that so much!!
    Congrats on those great awards and thank you ever so much for passing one on to me!!

  20. Bert, Na, Freddie and Flossie. I still collect Bobbsey Twin books and I have Freddie and Flossie dolls!!

  21. I just loved reading all 10 of your honest confessions :) I hope that I can be as creative.

    Thank you so much for honoring me with the award.

  22. Thanks for the award ... but even more so, thanks for your scrap tidbits. And I have to say, Kathleen doesn't sound like much fun!! (No offense meant but housework over reading and brussel sprouts over ice cream ... not fun at all!)

    And I'm the same way about technology. I just don't get it. To me it is just magic. I flip a switch -- a light comes on. Wow!!!

    And I love that your vacation time has been approved! : )

  23. Enjoy your vacation, Kaye! Congratulations on the awards and thanks for passing one on to me! You're the best!

  24. Thank yoyu so much Kaye - and I, sendin' the love back your way!!

  25. Congrats on the awards! Penguins, eh? That's a new one.

  26. Kaye, thank you so much for the award and so sorry for coming to thank you for it so late but you know how things have been lately. I really appreciate it and it has cheered me up immensely.

    It was nice learning more about you. You are so lucky to have a best friend like that and vice versa. That's amazing.

    Congrats on getting the awards yourself-you deserve them all and more my friend!


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