Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunshine On My Shoulder


Didn't you just love it when Sunshine On My Shoulder use to play on the radio?  John Denver certainly knew his way around a song and so many of those songs left you feeling so good inside.  Just like some blogs out there.


This is the second time I have been nominated for the wonderful Sunshine Blog Award.  This time my new writer friend, Bethany Telles ( http://perchedinatree.blogspot.com ) has passed this award on to me.  As part of the award, I am supposed to answer the following 9 questions so here goes...

Favorite Color...deep purple.  Maybe in a past life I was royalty wearing the purple?  Or maybe I was just the chambermaid cleaning those robes?

Favorite Animal...my kitty, Tommy, who has been my companion for more than twelve years and is lying by my side as I type this.

Favorite Number...anything that includes a bunch of zeroes after it.  Just kidding...I'm actually one of those people that HAVE to have things balanced whenever possible so any even number would be great!

Favorite Drink...I actually have three...cold milk poured over a tall glass of ice, hot cocoa, or hot tea depending on my mood and the weather.

Facebook or Twitter...I don't tweet, so I would have to say Facebook by a landslide.  I probably SHOULD start tweeting but I honestly don't have the time right now to learn how...

Your Passion...who DOESN'T know that I have two passions...TaeKwonDo and writing?  I've trained for over 11 years in martial arts but have been writing for over 40 years...

Giving or Receiving Presents...absolutely, without a doubt...GIVING presents!  I spend a tremendous amount of time getting to know the people I care about so that my presents are as thoughtful as I can make them because it shows how I feel about those people.

Favorite Day...Sunday...it's about the only day I have any more to relax a little as well as try to catch up on my writing. 

Favorite Flower...I don't really have a favorite flower, but my favorite scent is Yankee Candle's Sun and Sand tarts or votive candles!



Now I must pass along this lovely blog award to other deserving bloggers.  The six people I award the Sunshine Blog Award to are:

1.  Renee LaTulippe ( http://www.nowaterriver.com )
3.  Ed DeCaria ( http://www.thinkkidthink.com )
6.  Doreen Mcgettigan ( http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com)

Please take the time to check these wonderful writers and authors out and then go outside and play in the sun!








16 comments:

  1. Yaay for Sunshine!! Funny fact- my cousin was the one who pulled John Denver's body out of the water when his plane crashed. Wait, maybe that ISN'T funny...
    Anyway, congratulations!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Bethany! Yeah, he was one of my absolute favorite country singers and I was so saddened to hear of his death...small world and a testimonial to that six degrees of separation theory...;0)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

      Delete
  2. Poor John Denver. I always sing "Take Me Home, Country Roads" when I'm on a road trip. And I LOVE "Sunshine on My Shoulder" - but I thought that was Mac Davis...

    Anyway, thanks for the walk down memory lane and for passing the award my way! It's much appreciated!

    It's so wonderful that you have the Tae Kwon Do school. I studied for a couple years in New York, but had to stop right after I got my blue belt (went back to school/no time). I've always wanted to get back into it and would like to get my boys interested, too. I loved the forms (and won a couple medals for them!). And this Saturday my chorus is singing the national anthem at the opening of the national Tae Kwon Do championship that's held in my town every year! Hope I get to watch some of it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What an honor, Renee, for your chorus to be able to sing the national anthem at the beginning of a TKD championship tournament! Congrats!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

      Delete
  3. Congrats on the well-deserved award, Donna - you are very sunshiny :) John Denver's Greatest Hits was the very first cassette tape I ever owned - I got it for xmas in 5th grade :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Calypso is my absolute FAVORITE song! Got to see him in concert once before he died. Thats another thing we have in common...;-)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

      Delete
  4. Great picture of Mr. Denver. I also love the little girl on the swing. Congrats on another nomination. And congrats to the others who are awarded. I'm sure they all work hard and appreciate the recognition.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Janet, for stopping by. Come back any time!

      Delete
  5. Gratz on your award. I love this one it's really beautiful :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Anna, my little pile of blog awards are starting to add up!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

      Delete
  6. It hit me why I look forward to your blog each day. It makes me smile. Your award is well deserved. I've signed up for some of the blogs you recommended.

    Richard Alan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Every time you stop by and comment on my blog, Richard, you make me smile as well. Thank you for your kind words...may I continue to work hard to deserve them...;0)

      I hope you enjoy those other blogs...almost every day I discover someone else far more suited to blogging than I, but I can't help but love doing this so I don't anticipate stopping any time soon...lol...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

      Delete
  7. Congratulations on being recognized as a ray of sunshine in so many people's lives.

    Love that picture of the little girl on the swing!

    I think my favorite John Denver song is The Wings That Fly Us Home. I loved John Denver's music.

    I love drinking cold milk, but I'd never thought of pouring it over ice. Now that's COLD milk.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I took a trip once from Dallas to Virginia Beach...about an 8 hour drive...and played NOTHING but Calypso the entire way...lol...does that tell you how MUCH I love that song?? Lol...

      I went into a bar once with a friend of mine and she ordered an alcoholic drink. I don't drink, so I ordered milk over ice...SHE was mortified...I didn't care...I wanted ice cold milk...guess who won? The only downside is that you have to drink it pretty quick or it gets watered down fast...;-)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

      Delete
  8. I love cold milk also.
    Oh dear, I thought I had mentioned earlier that there is a Sunshine and a Kreativ Award waiting for you at my blog. Oh well, you know having so many means you deserve them, Donna.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's like getting Oscars, Diane. The last one is just as special as th first one! Thanks for thinking of me!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

      Delete