Thank You Rami!


A fellow blogger nominated me for the Leibster Award! Thank you so much Rami! I am enjoying your blog!

1. Write 11 random facts about myself.

2. Answer 11 questions Rami came up for me.

3. Nominate 11 bloggers (if I can think of that many).

4. Come up with 11 questions for my nominees.

Random Facts…oh boy.

1. I’m a Pepsi-holic! Though I am cutting back for health reasons. I won’t give it up entirely. 🙂

2. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Love having the internet to make this come true!

3. I love to learn. I wanted to be an Architect when I was in high school and went to college. Life threw some curves. Hope to finish it just because I want to.

4. My husband’s forgetful remembering of names has rubbed off on me. 🙂 Who are you?

5. I want to visit the castles in Europe. I secretly want to live in one. 🙂

6. I believe in the spirit world. I think my three cats are my grandpa, grandma, and my dad. 🙂

7. I envy my husband for all his traveling he has done and does. He has seen the world. I’ve seen the U.S.

8. I love to dance and really miss that part of going out on the weekend. Don’t miss the hangovers and drama.

9. I never wanted kids, but definitely happy that I did. I wouldn’t trade them for all the castles in Europe! 🙂

10. I miss having a best friend (girl) and yet I don’t. Figure that one out. 🙂

11. I’m a number freak! I love making budgets and keeping track of statistics.

Rami’s ??????s

 1. What is your favorite genre of fiction? I would have to say Mystery. I love trying to figure out who done it.

 2. What scares you the most? My hubby and kids passing before me.

 3. When you were growing up, what did you want to be when you were an adult? Always a writer, then an Architect, an archeologist, a race car driver, a singer, a dancer, a journalist, a spy, and a princess. 🙂

 4. If you could hang out with one superhero for a day, who would you pick and why? Wonder Woman. She is awesome. I loved that show. Who wouldn’t want all her powers. 🙂

 5. What is your pet peeve? People who don’t throw their trash away. Hate it. Drives me batty. Yes, I am one who will pick it up and throw it away.

 6. What is something you never thought you’d end up doing but you found yourself doing it? I never thought I would be a bookkeeper, it is so not creative. I did make colorful files and calendars. 🙂

 7. What do you look for in a potential romantic partner? Kindness, funny, adventurous, spontaneous, adapts to change, respectful, and a good kisser. 🙂

 8. What is something you wish you could change about yourself? I would like to lose 50 lbs so I am where I should be for my height.  

 9. What is something you’d like to do before you’re 80? Travel to a few different countries with my hubby. 🙂

 10. What is your fondest childhood memory? When my dad taught me to ride a bike and roller skate. I didn’t get much time with my dad because he was always living elsewhere. I was raised by his parents.

 11. If you found a large brown spider crawling up your leg right now, how would you most likely react? I would grab the nearest object and kill it. I can handle spiders. My parents said I use to eat them. Yuck. 

The bloggers I want to nominate are: Drumroll…….these are recent blogs I started to follow. Give them a quick look! 🙂

1. Me-Who am I?

2. Marina Kanavaki

3. The Risible Rambler

4. Fashionassist

5. Pouring My Art Out

6. Lights, Camera, Action

7. Fiction All Day

8. Kraexhaust

9. Writer B is Me

10. Dinosaurs in the Bathtub

11. The Sacred Dice Roll

My eleven questions are….

1. Do you snack while writing?

2. Do you write in the same place every time?

3. Do you listen to music while writing?

4. What do you daydream about?

5. Do you spend a lot of time reading other blogs?

6. Have you published a book?

7. What made you decide to write?

8. What’s your favorite color of pen?

9. Do you like journals?

10. How often do you log on to WordPress?

11. Could you survive without the internet?

Happy blogging about this award! All of you deserve it! I understand if you don’t have time to follow through but do know you have earned the award! 🙂 Good day!














Liebster Award


I was thrilled to see in my email that I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award today.

Thank you so much to Dambreaker. I am enjoying your blog a lot. 🙂

I had to look up what Liebster meant and this is what I found:

It is a German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. It is an award given to highlight smaller, less known blogs with less than 200 followers. I also came across where some bloggers changed to more followers. I tried to stay with under 200 but most of the blogs I follow have more.

If you choose to accept the award, you may answer the 10 questions sent by the person who nominated you. I think it is a fun way to get to know one another. I completely understand if not all of you accept the award. I know bloggers are busy. I like the awards and I think it helps with finding other blogs to read.

Here are my 10 questions to answer from Dambreaker.

What is the most common thing you daydream about?

Oh, boy, I tend to daydream a lot. Don’t laugh, but recently, it has been me being on The Today Show and being interviewed for my published best seller! 🙂 One can dream. I think I would crap myself and not be able to go on.

  • What is your top 3 short term goals in life (up to the next 10 years)

The first short term goal would have to be a job. I have been living the dream of staying home the last two years while hubby finishes the Army. I’m ready to work again. 🙂

The second, finish our house back home that is in my hometown. It is rather old and has been being remodeled for as long as I have been married to my hubby, 12 wonderful years. I’m ready for it to be done.

The third, make sure the two youngest boys graduate high school which I am sure they will.  🙂

  • What would you say is your greatest personal achievement?

My greatest personal achievement would be receiving my Associate of Arts Degree, especially since it took ONLY fifteen years! 🙂 Hey, I wanted to take my time. 🙂

  • If you could have one “super power” what would it be and why?

I think I would want to fly. 🙂 I could then fly anywhere in no time at all. Especially, if I wanted to spend time with a family member. Plus, the view would be awesome.

  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would love to live in a castle in Europe. I have just always been fascinated with castles.

  • If you are having a Hollywood style party name your top five VIP guests:

Let’s see, my top five guests would be……

First, Pauley Perrette (NCIS) she is so cool, fun, and a bit weird. It would be interesting.

Second,  Matthew McConaughey, well he is just so so so cute! 🙂 I love his voice.

Third, Jackie Collins, now she would add some zest to the group. Think of the conversations. 🙂

Fourth, Katy Perry. I love her songs and her outlandish style. She would have everyone up and dancing! 🙂

And the fifth one, Ellen DeGeneres, now what a party it would be. She would have all of us laughing. I love her generous nature and outlook on life.

Can you imagine her with Jackie Collins? 🙂

  • If you could plan your last meal, what would you eat and/or drink?

It would have to be a buffet and a beer! I couldn’t just choose one type of food.  I love simple foods, not gourmet stuff.

  • What is your favorite smell?

I love lilacs! 🙂 It reminds me of spring time. It is calming and peaceful.

  • If blogging was not available, what would you be doing in your spare time instead?

I would have to be still writing in journals. I still do a tiny bit but not as deep now that there is the blog community. I like the blog because you get feedback. A journal I keep to myself.

  • When is your birthday?

It is almost here, Feb 3rd. I am in my early 40s! 🙂 I actually like the 40s.

I have come to the conclusion that your teens are for raising hell and annoying your family,

20s are for failing and trying to learn,

30s are realizing it is time to grow up and think about the future,

40s, is reflecting back on all that and saying, wow, if only I had not done that or said that,

50s will be back to having fun because the kids are out making those same mistakes and you can chuckle and say just wait. 🙂

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s…..enjoying my mature adult life with family and friends. Hopefully, healthy and happy. 🙂

The blogs I would like to nominate are as follows.

A Wondering Minstrel

Haiku for Peace

No Page Left Blank

The Random 

When You’re Bored 

To Do Without 

Our World 

Glasspages Reach Across the Seas  

Aaron Divi 

the Thought Palette

The 10 questions I would like to know about you.

1. When did you begin blogging on WordPress?

2. What is your main focus on your blog?

3. What inspires you to write?

4. What is your most unusual writing place?

5. Does music inspire your creativity?

6. Why do you follow blogs?

7. What other creativity sights do you belong to? (Instagram, Instacanvas,, etc)

8. Do you believe the arts should be taught in schools?

9. How old were you when you decided to develop your creativity?

10. What is your paying occupation?

Thanks! 🙂

Have a great day/night!

Jwls Mac Ray (Julia)