November 25, 2012

Liebster Award

Posted in Award tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:02 pm by Reva

Thank you E. Milo for nominating me for a Liebster Award. I still get excited knowing that people are reading what I write.  I know I’ve said it before but I started this blog as a way of getting my thoughts, feelings and frustrations about living with ME/CFS down, I guess as a form of therapy.  While I didn’t expect to have readers, I’m so grateful that I do as I’ve met some wonderfully supportive people who can relate to what I right from all over the world.  E.Milo has kindly said that as I have done this process just recently I can conserve energy by not doing the whole process again but I think it’s only fair that I answer her questions.

This award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers (give or take) that a blogger feels should get some recognition. There are four steps a nominee takes to receive this award:

  1. List 11 things about yourself.
  2. Answer your nominator’s 11 questions.
  3. Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions.
  4. Inform your nominees of their award nominations

My responses to points 1, 3 and 4 are here.

And my responses to E.Milo’s questions are below

  1. Finish this sentence: “One day I will…”

Learn how to do nothing and not be worrying about what I should be doing

  1. What sound or noise do you hate?

My pager beeping.  It guarantees the way I planned to ration my energy for the day is about to have to be re-planned.

  1. What is your favourite animal?

I know I’m still boring but dogs.  I just spent a weekend with two of them and they’re hilarious, like two toddlers!

  1. What is your perfect  birthday meal?

A shared platter of cheeses and antipasto with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc followed by lemon tart for dessert.

  1. What part of your body do you like the most?

My conjoined toes.  Just because they’re a good talking point.

  1. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

Travelling around Europe with no need to rush home so that I can do it at my own pace.

  1. What three people, dead or alive, would you like to have at a dinner party?

My grandmother, who passed away before I was born, Bill Granger to cook and

  1. Where do you want to be or how do you see your life 20 years from now?

I hope that I am settled with someone I love, either with a couple of kids, or travelling the world.

  1. What is your biggest vice?

Chocolate.  Until about 6 months ago I had willpower, then overnight it disappeared.

  1. Name one book and/or movie that made a difference in your life.

I don’t know if it changed my life but Bobby is right up there.  I loved how I came away from it feeling like I learned so much given that my knowledge of history is so poor, and how Emilio Estevez managed to weave so many stories amongst such a significant true story.

  1. Finish this sentence: “I am thankful for…”

My family.  Thanks to them I am sitting here tonight with clean windows, leftovers, my ironing done, a lovely tidy yard, a fully functioning computer and resting after some wonderful company.

November 14, 2012

Feeling the Love

Posted in Award tagged , , , , , , , , , at 2:43 pm by Reva

Imagine my surprise when I awoke this morning to find merbear from knocked over by a feather had nominated me for a Liebster award!  Thank you merbear!

This award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers (give or take) that a blogger feels should get some recognition. There are four steps a nominee takes to receive this award:

  1. List 11 things about yourself.
  2. Answer your nominator’s 11 questions.
  3. Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and ask them your own questions.
  4. Inform your nominees of their award nominations

So here it goes:

11 Things About Me:

  1. I’m an amateur quilter.  One day I’ll share some of my projects
  2. I used to play the flute in the school band.  I took up saxophone too because I wanted to fit in with the cool kids, but I was never any good.
  3. I have a gorgeous Goddaughter who is 3, and is apparently coming to live with me when she becomes a rebellious teenager
  4. I love junk mail.  I sit and read it cover to cover
  5. I’m addicted to new stationary.  I can’t walk into Kikki K or Officeworks and walk out with just the things I went in for.  In fact I’ve had to ban myself from the Kikki K website.
  6. I love the smell of freshly mown grass even though it gives me hayfever
  7. I hate cantaloupe/rockmelon
  8. I hate mess.  You wouldn’t know it looking at my house.  Or my desk at work.
  9. I am 31 and still listen to a “youth radio network”, mostly because I find the music so much easier to listen to than the mainstream pop on all the other radio stations.  And they have no ads
  10. I’ve been overseas three times.  I’m hoping to make it to four in the next twelve months.
  11.  I want to do more study.  But I don’t know what I want to do.

My responses to merbear’s questions:

1.    Fact or fiction?

Fiction. Somehow I don’t need to concentrate as hard. Fact seems like work.

2.What is your favorite animal and why?

I’m probably going to be boring and say dogs.  They have such funny personalities, and just want to be loved.

3. Do you think being rich would make you happy?

No. I really don’t.  It might make some aspects easier and less stressful, it wouldn’t equate to happiness.

4. Are you bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning, or grumpasauras rex?

Grumpasauras rex.

5.What is your favorite dessert?

Lemon tart. With double thick cream.

6. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

The people that I’m meeting that their amazing ability to share their stories in such articulate ways

7. Do you like reality TV shows?

I detest them.  I miss 90’s TV

8. If you could have lunch with one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Hmm.  This is a tough one.  I actually stewed on this for ages.  Do I pick someone who I’d like to just sit and watch over lunch? Or someone who I think I would be able to have a long talk to, who I could learn something from?  Is there such a person that covers both? I still haven’t come up with an answer but I’ll come back and edit when I do.

9. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

A really crunchy toasted muesli – the kind that on the surface looks healthy but is really ladel with honey and oil and lots and lots of toasted nuts.  Or Cocopops.

10.  Do you believe that love is all we need?

No I don’t believe it’s ALL we need but I do think that life would be a bit empty without it

11. Chocolate or vanilla? Possibly strawberry?

Chocolate all the way.

My Nominees: – Okay, I can’t work out if all of these have less than 200 followers.  But if some do I’m sure they’d still appreciate some more love xx

  1. Alexisstone55
  2. Momentary Solutions
  3. My Journey with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  4. Decimawho
  5. Lethargicsmiles
  6. Emotional Umbrella
  7. Musings of a Dysautonomic
  8. True life is stranger than fiction
  9. CFS Introspections
  10. Mi[cake]la

My questions:

  1. What are you proudest of?
  2. What is your favourite colour?
  3. What inspires you to blog?
  4. What three things would you grab if your house was burning down?
  5. Can you resist chocolate?
  6. Where did you spend your favourite holiday?
  7. Finish this sentence: One day I will…
  8. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?
  9. Tea or coffee?
  10. What is one of your oldest memories?
  11.  What is your favourite movie?