By accepting the award, you are asked to do four things:
1) Thank the person who has nominated you.
Thank you, Kay! I am honoured that you would think of me. You are an integral part of my blogging circle of friends.
2) Post a photo of the award.
Here it is:
3) Share a few things about yourself.
Okay, here goes...
a) There aren’t that many photographs of me, especially in the last few years. Aside from the fact that I don’t like being photographed, I’m a camera hog. Mine, mine, mine... The only reason there are so many images of me taken lately (like the ones you see below) is because my husband asked if he could take along my small point and shoot camera to the photo shoots that he
|Does this photo-snapping pose make my butt look big?|
b) I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. There are only a handful of desserts or sugary treats that I like. And that’s it. I’m not even much of a chocolate fan. I know --- weird.
|This is how I end up with so many mosquito bites.|
c) My sensitivity to the small, weak and defenseless is colossal, therefore, I am easily traumatized by news stories of children, animals, elderly folks or handicapped individuals abused or mistreated. And I never, ever look at photos or watch videos of these incidences. It would leave me sick for days.
|"Oh, when the saints go marching in..."|
d) 95% of the time, I dress in denim. Jeans have been my main wardrobe since my early teens. Whenever you find me in anything other than denim pants or shorts, like in these images, it’s probably because my preferred clothing is in the wash. In addition, you’d be hard pressed to find me in a dress or skirt. There’s never been much of a girly girl in me.
|Scouting for wabi-sabi shots.|
e) I hate shopping for clothes, and don’t do it unless I absolutely have to. Also, I have very few pieces of clothing, and I imagine I probably have the smallest wardrobe of most of the women I know.
|Looking for something interesting to phtograph.|
f) I am a minimalist. Clutter drives me up the wall, so I go through cleaning frenzies whenever the house becomes overloaded with – what I consider – crap. I donate and toss out items regularly. Even my kitchen counter is clutter free; you’ll find a water kettle, a toaster, a tea pot, a dish rack and a small radio on it. And that’s it. My family is afraid of this side of me and I suspect they hide things.
|Zooming in on my subject.|
g) I never buy clothing that needs ironing, a chore that I cannot stand and avoid like the plague. Because of this decision, I haven’t ironed in years. This is a good thing since I become very hostile whenever I do iron. And the family cringes in fear. I’m not sure why I have such a severe aversion to this chore, but there you have it.
|Sometimes he calls out my name and this happens. Full face shot.|
And here is the sneaky (but cute) paparazzi behind the images above...
|I just might take him home with me [smile]|
4) Choose 4 (or 7) bloggers and inform them they have been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award.
Gladly. Here are some fabulous people.
1) Francie, author of A North End Journal.
2) Ana, author of Introverted Art.
3) Diane, author of Always Crave Cute.
4) TB, author of Blue Collar Workman.
5) Sophie, author of From Sophie's View. (Very impressive since Sophie is a dog, a Labradoodle, to be precise. One of her dads helps her with the typing, I'm told.)
6) Mark, author of Our Simple Lives.
7) Janice, author of Bikbik and Roro.
All done. Personally, I think all my favourite bloggers deserve this award but I’m limited to choosing a maximum of seven. Or so they tell me.
And if any of you don’t do awards, don’t worry about it; you don’t need to post this on your blog, participate in it or even mention it. Just know that I thoroughly enjoy your blogs and hope you stick around for a while.
That’s all she wrote...