Wednesday, October 15, 2014

One Lovely Blog Award




The Rules for the "One Lovely Blog Award":

1.  Thank the person who nominated you and link to that blog
2.  Share Seven things about yourself - see below
3.  Nominate 15 bloggers you admire (or as many as you can think of!)
4.  Contact your bloggers to let them know that you've tagged them for the One Lovely Blog Award (which if I had been checking all of my comments I would have noticed long before now).


The Lovely Denise Hammond from Yes, Virginia there is Life after Retirement nominated me and that was so sweet. I have nominated others before so, to be truthful, I won't nominate anyone but I still think all my blogger friends are lovely, even the men:) and hope no one is offended. Now 7 things you do not know about me. I am, I think, an open book so I often don't have a filter which  I should develop one day but then, that wouldn't be me so here we go:

1. When Ninja Alex (Alex J Cavanaugh) wrote his A to Z challenge, he would pick a year and ask what occurred that year to make it momentous (lack of a better word). Poor Alex seemed to pick years where I had bad things happen and he responded by saying "I'm sorry". I felt so bad for him but he finally did hit a year where it was a good year:) We all have years like that I am sure.

2.  I love animals-all kinds, well except mosquitos, but they are insects so they can be blotted out of this world. There are other insects in the food chain that can take their place.  Animals give so much and we take from them needlessly and often. If I ever find someone who harms an animal they better watch out. When I was little I was witness to a racoon being repeatedly thrown in the water by an adult. I was angry and tried to stop that man. I will never forget that.

3. I wish I could help the people I see more, my friends and my family especially my mom. I do what I can but I don't like to see anyone hurt. My mom doesn't deserve dementia (who does?) . As for my clients who deal with Collection agents, Collection agencies and agents can be so nasty and there is no reason for it except to spread fear.

4. I love Dancing With The Stars! Love it!! Yes they get people who are no longer stars of any note but I don't care. It is fun and I get to see dancing-ballroom dancing. I have watched "So You Think You Can Dance" but often it is contemporary dance  and they do flips and kicks and raise the chick in the air. I want the Tango-Argentine to be precise (the other makes me think they all will have whiplash). I miss the musicals of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. The tap dancing of the Nicholas Brothers-You have to youtube those  2 brothers-amazing!

5. When I was young I wanted to see the Voulez-Vous ABBA tour so bad. You know those hip dudes and gals in those ultra blue onesie suits that made them feel hip instead of  freaky Swedish people thinking they are hip. Well, you know what I mean...hmmmmm, I think I found my Halloween costume. Anyway, my mom said "No. There will be drugs there".  I stared blankly at her and said "Mommy, It's ABBA." Really, It's ABBA, They're Swedish and married to each other (at that time anyway), the worst I might find is herbal tea. My brother got to see The Who but I wasn't allowed to see ABBA.

6. You may know a little about my mom but I also love my Dad. Daddy died back in 1988 and I wish he would be here but he would be 101 yrs old( he was 51 when I was born). We had a rocky road when I was a teenager. He didn't know how to deal with a teenaged girl who is similar to him. He was in his 60's at that time. He was a good man who grew up really poor up north. He was chased by wolves and dealt with bears. He was a lumberman who worked in Algonquin Park in the 1930's. He fought for the Canadians in WW2 and was wounded in the last days of the war. He was a man, you may not have agreed with but you could not help but respect him. I will never forget going from the Funeral Parlour to the cemetery and the people were lined up outside their homes in his honour.

7. I like to have fun! I like to be silly:) Life's too serious so why not be nutty? This can often keep me sane:) I love playing games. I even had(had mind you), the Gilligan's Island Game once. Yes I have fallen in a fountain in Toronto (well pushed in actually). My friend tried to help me out and he fell in too (AKA, I took his hand and pulled him in). I decided to dance in the fountain. I felt like Anita Ekberg without the double F ta-ta's

OK so there is a little more about little ole moi.  Now I dare any of you to dance in some fountain, or even your shower. I dare ya...:)

28 comments:

  1. I'm glad we finally found a year that was good for you.
    I bet there were a lot more drugs at the Who concert than the Abba concert.
    Congratulations on the award!

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    1. Thank you and glad you found a year too:)

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  2. So sorry about your mom! Is there anything legally you can do to stop the collections calls? Seems like they shouldn't be able to harass someone suffering from dementia.

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    1. Didn't I goof in my writing? I should never write when I am tired. I tend to go in a stream of consciousness. My mom has no debts. I saw to that. I was talking about my clients and yes there are rules but most don't make complaints

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  3. I would love to have seen the dancing in the fountain episode!

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    1. Oh it was fun...and wet but thank god it was warm out

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  4. Congratulations on the award, it's well deserved. I am truly sorry to read about your mom. My mom also has dementia. She's had it for close to twenty years and it's been brutal to watch. You're right, you just want to be able to do something, anything, that can help them. Forget those collection agencies. They can go get bent. Jerks. Just keep loving your mom and give her plenty of love. Hugs to you!

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    1. Those collection agencies are in connection with my clients not my mom. See how bad my writing is and I was tired:) I just wrote as my thoughts went...not always a good idea. It is hard when you see someone ebb slowly away. The idea is to always remember they live so in the present. It is us who suffer most as we recall how they used to be

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  5. I hate to see animals abused. That raccoon incident would have had me up in arms, too. I am glad you tried to help.

    I remember loving ABBA. That made me smile:)

    I am sorry your dad passed when you were so young. He sounds like quite a character.

    Thanks for sharing seven Interesting things!

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    1. My dad was amazing. Both my parents led quite, well, amazing lives. That man was our neighbour regarding the racoon and my mom remembers I came home in tears.

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  6. Congrats on the award! I enjoyed reading about your dad. I can imagine it would have been hard to have a teenage daughter in the house in his 60s. I'm 56 and I'm thinking I don't want a teenage child again :)

    So sorry about your mom and her dementia. It is hard to see our parents get older and then have health problems such as this.

    Enjoyed reading and learning more about you :)

    betty

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    1. Thank you-if ever you are in Algonquin park and take the outdoor logger museum walk, you will see a typical 1930's log cabin. He worked and lived there and remembered the logs on the water. Dementia is the cruelist of diseases

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  7. It's always good to get to know more about people. You seem like such a warmhearted and kind person! Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself.

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  8. And thanks for the positive vibes earlier today. The presentation went well and I can now breathe a sigh of relief.

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  9. I have actually heard of the Nicholas Brothers. They were amazing.

    Too bad you can't go and see ABBA today. Did you see Mamma Mia? That was one way for them to keep their music alive.

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    1. Yes I saw Mamma Mia when it first came out and loved it!

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  10. The info about your father was fascinating! I love the wilderness, but not the chased-by-wolves or fight-a-bear kind. What an exciting life he must have led! I'm sorry you didn't get to go to the ABBA concert. I bet it would have been amazing. People who are cruel to animals really upset me, too. Those are the bullying bas***ds who always pick on those weaker than themselves - the lowest of the low.

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    1. It was horrific to see the racoon suffer and me being too young to know what to do. My dad said the worst animal was the moose-unpredictable and stupid, he said. He loved the bear and the wolf

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  11. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Birgit.

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  12. Congratulations on the award. You are such a good sport for sharing all this info and not nominating others. It's so not fair that you didn't get to see ABBA.. I didn't get to see any bands growing up but that was primarily because from 7th grade - age 19 I lived in northern Minnesota and no bands that anyone had heard of came anywhere near us. Very interesting to read about your dad. Both your parents had such interesting lives. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. ABBA would have been so fun to see but at least I have all their records:)

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  13. I love Dancing with the Stars too. That's a great story about the fountain, and somehow it's appropriate that Gilligan and the crew ended up back in the water.

    Cheers and smiles, BB.

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    1. Glad to hear another DWTS fan!:) Gilligan must be in the water or on that island. Too bad the professor knew how to create great tools except how to get off the island

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