Versatile Blogger Award!

Hey, I’m versatile! Yea! This is such a positive word….a nice spin on what I was originally thinking about myself this morning. You see:
Coming home from the bayhouse last night, getting ready to teach Sunday School, writing projects mulling around each other in my mind, plus dirty laundry everywhere = TWO children getting to church this morning with no shoes. Don’t ask. I was smarter before all these kids showed up. Also my shoulder hurts because I stayed upside down at a 90-degree angle for 2 minutes yesterday pushing my yoga skills. It was a personal best. Personal bests are painful apparently. Yes, so now I’m going down in church history as the pastor’s wife with the barefoot children. Oh, well. If it has to be someone, it might as well be me.

Anyways, two lovely ladies have nominated me this week to receive the Versatile blogger award. I would like to thank Judy at for the nomination, for her kind words, and for spreading the word about this little ole blog. I would also like to thank Angi from Angi is a good friend, and she blogs in a very versatile way as well about her family, gardening, sewing, faith, and more. She is great at making her home an economy that is productive and not just consumptive. Thank you Angi! I appreciate you! You’re my gardening hero!

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other Bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other Bloggers know they have been nominated.
I’m working on my nominations, and I will be posting them soon. Here’s my 7 random facts:
1. I’ve flown right over Mt. Everest in a tiny plane when I was in Kathmandu. It was awesome. I mean awesome. Awesome. The only thing that would’ve made it better would be if I were the pilot. Or standing on the top I guess, but that would mean freezing. Brr. I took the best photo with a dinky little camera through the smeary plane window. It turned out better than expected. It’s framed over my desk.
2. I was a janitor in college. Good money, stinky urinals. I’m forever grateful for people who work hard to clean up after others.
3. The only music I listen to when I write is solo piano music. It’s inspiring and not distracting. Also, it made me want to learn to play the piano so I am now. 🙂
4. Once I ate sautéed termites. They were salty and crunchy. It was a special treat someone made us when we were in Asia. Dude, they have big termites there.
5. I am an ordained Baptist minister. Serious business. I do not take this blessing and responsibility lightly.
6. I have a novel rolling around in my head, but it’s not good enough yet to be let out. Not sure it will ever be, but this life is sure giving me a lot of material. And character possibilities. There are books that have changed me. I think that’s what I’m going for.
7. There is a cup of tea I think about sometimes. I was sick from riding in the back of a bus in Northern India all night. We exited the bus before I vomited and sat down in a tiny cafe. Steaming cups of chai were put in front of us and I sucked it down with desperation. Every muscle in my body relaxed. The world stopped swimming and became clear again. I looked down at the cup and couldn’t believe the magic it worked. The second cup I drank was good, but not as good. Even the burning smells were pleasant after that cup of tea.

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