The Versatile Blogger award
Thanks to Lisa van Reeuwyk of bloomlisa and Blazing Light of Glory for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award! She shares my interest in totem animals, card reading, and spirituality, and is always a bright, optimistic, loving, encouraging voice–and who doesn’t want more of that? I remember seeing someone’s “seven interesting things” post around the time I started blogging in earnest, and thinking this looked like a fun award. So thank you, Lisa–I accept with pleasure.
So here are the requisite seven interesting things about me …
- I have no cavities, so I love going to the dentist. My dental hygienist has a great sense of humor–we laugh and laugh, no laughing gas required. No one has a better time at the dentist than I do.
- The thing people seem to find most surprising about me is that I don’t watch TV.
- It wasn’t too many years after Molly Ringwald moved to Paris that people stopped telling me I looked like her. I love Molly, but I don’t mind not looking like any celebrity at all. (I found being compared to Molly a vast, vast improvement over being told I looked like Laura from Little House on the Prairie as a child.)
- Before I knew William Morris had said anything about it, I believed that everything useful should be beautiful, and increasingly, I want the beautiful things I own to be useful as well. There will never be a blue safety check in my life (even as a child, they grated on me–Why so ugly?!). Though I rarely write a check now, I get compliments when I do on my pretty Art Deco ones.
- Once I’ve gone to the trouble to find beautiful, useful things, I want them to last. I’m on my third car, and my second cell phone. Planned obsolescence is lost on me.
- I am known for my shoes. It’s not an Imelda Marcos situation, but each pair–leopard, polka dots, red patent–makes a statement. Even my gardening clogs are purple. Once a chiropractor prescribed orthopedic inserts for me (another case of the cure being worse than the disease). I mentioned that they wouldn’t work with the vast majority of my shoes; he said I would no doubt start buying shoes they did work with. My mother said, “I don’t think he understands how you feel about shoes.” She was right.
- Someone who visited my house not long ago remarked that I had an “antiques fetish.” I protested, pointing out many new items. “Ah, but even your new stuff looks old!” Perhaps it does … perhaps it does.
I’d like to pass this award on to the following versatile bloggers I enjoy …
- Michelle Hedgecock posts about her art, SoulCollage, animals, nature, clutter clearing–and her experience of all of them. She has a beautiful, loving voice, and isn’t afraid to put herself out there.
- Dee Mallon posts about her lovely quilting and other textile art, crafting, museum exhibits, makers, travel, gardening, family, photography, SoulCollage, and no doubt more that I’m forgetting! Just about every one of her posts is versatile.
Thanks for all you’re sharing with me, and the world!
Wonderful post Heather and it is nice to learn a few new things about you. I too was told I looked like Laura from Little house on the Prairies as a child! I hope this award brings extra light & love into your life. Thank you so much for your kind words!! Lisa
Oh, how funny, Lisa! We are Laura twins. I would like to claim it was just the braids and pigtails I wore that made me look like Melissa Gilbert as Laura–but I think it was actually a bit more than that 😉
All completely true ❤ And I appreciate your giving me a nice easy topic to write about today 🙂
I’m visiting from the Mindlovemenagerie Prompt list.
I only have one cavity, but I’ve had lots of reconstructive work done on my mouth.
I look sort of like Tyne Daly.
I am not known for my shoes. I’m a nurse with no social life. The shoes I wear range from nondescript to unattractive.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’ve always thought wearing a uniform for work or school–which I’ve never had to do–would be difficult. I’d be constantly searching for ways to customize it! A pair of fun shoes might be just what the doctor ordered 😉
thank you so much, Heather… it was fun, indeed, to learn those seven things about you…
You’re welcome, Dee … glad you think it’s fun, too 🙂 I don’t have any striped shoes yet … but I would love some! I’ve been trying to find the right pair of pink ones for a few years now … 🙂
I like polka dot, striped, and red,green or pink or floral shoes, too, P.S.
Heather, what a fun award and so deserved! I love the spirit of it all. I very much enjoyed reading those 7 fun facts about you (I’m with you on the shoes LOL). And I’m honored by your nomination! As you can see, I am catching up on my posts and working on mine now, so I thank you again 🙂
You’re very welcome … enjoyed reading your 7 interesting things! Still shivering over the killer bees 🙂
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I absolutely LOVE your old Kelvinator fridge!!! I have it’s sibling! The stove!
What I wouldn’t do for a fridge like that!!! :0)
Thanks, I’ve been enjoying it 🙂 You can have one too, as long as you don’t mind paying $$$$ and waiting 🙂 What kind of stove do you have?
Mine is a 1947 Nash Kelvinator! It’s the match to your fridge. Here’s a link to a pic…Hope it works!
Oh wow … you weren’t kidding when you said twin! I didn’t realize Kelvinator made stoves as well. It’s gorgeous. Is Nash the designer? Where did you get yours? Mine was originally white, of course, and the grooves and logo were red. The restorers forgot we talked about repainting red, and substituted gray … which I figured works if I ever want to change my color scheme.