Awards for which this Blog has been Nominated.



Nominated By Just for fun.  Answer my 11 questions, nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them your 11 questions.  The Old Heave Ho – 03.06.2012


I was tagged! by  The Old Heave Ho.  Thank you for the excuse to ignore my blog for yet another morning.  🙂the rules for “tag you’re it” are as follows:1. You must post the rules

2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new

3. Tag eleven people and link them on your post

4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Her questions (and my responses):

1. What is your favorite movie and why?  The Quiet Man.  You can’t beat the Duke and Maureen O’Hara.

2. If you could travel anywhere … where would that be?  Hawaii.  It’s the only state I haven’t been to.

3. If you could change your first name to anything what would it be?  UnAbandoned

4. Where is your peaceful place?  My chair.

5. (take from Big Mike’s debate of the week) Cat, Dog, other?  Dog, I think.  We are talking about pets right?  

Not supper?

6. Beatles or Elvis?  Can I write in “Johnny Cash”?.  Not a huge fan of either. Elvis if you had a gun to my head.

7. If you could change anything in time what would it be?  I’d stop them from canceling the Andy Griffith show.

8. Do you believe men and women can be friends with no hidden agendas on either’s part.  Had to sneak in a

serious one didn’t ya?  Yes, I think it’s possible but difficult.  I have a female friend with whom I can say there is absolutely no hidden agenda, she’s 90 and a devout Christian.  My best friends wife, I would consider a friend also with no hidden agenda.  Now my 90 year old friend I often will spend time alone with.  I cut wood for her, painted her house, she’ll fix me some supper.  I spend time with my best friend’s wife too, but we’re all together – “hey Buddy, I’m going to spend the day alone with your wife and then latter she and I are gonna get some supper and have a few drinks together.”  I don’t know, it probably be alright, but can you feel how I’m pushing it a little now?  I think that whenever we feel that little ping of “what will people think?” or “what are they thinking” or “how’s this gonna look” or “do they really mean we’re just friends”, we’ve found a hidden agenda.  Even just the wondering, the question in our minds modify our behavior and we are operating under something that is hidden.  We send out little tests and tell ourselves if they respond this way it means …  Do I want to encourage that or discourage that, either way I’m still covered by the guise of “we’re just friends” – it’s just a curiosity!  It becomes like a chess game where both sides are pretending not to play.

9. Where do you gain strength from? Faith

10. Who would you like to be stranded on a desert island with?  If we’re talking about whose company would I

like; my family.  If were talking about who I would be doing the world a service by choosing to be removed from society; the entire cast of Jersey Shore.

11. What is your favorite beverage? Chamomile Tea… No just kidding Bud Light in a can.

My nominees (should they choose to accept this challenge):

1.  Michael’s Space (Poppy Loves You)

2.  Deep Fried Balls

3.  Ladywithatruck’s Blog

4.  The Edmonton Tourist

5.  A Temporary Christian – I’d especially like y’all to visit this one and to keep her in your prayers.

6.  Michael Conner

7.  Four is a Family

8.  Laughing cow in France

9.  Rescuing My Marriage

10.  divorcedandangry

11.  Am I A Good Husband?

My questions for you:

1.  Do you believe in God?

2.  Does God believe in you?

3.  If your life was to be a character from a current or past TV show, which character would you choose?

4.  Who’s cooler; John Wayne or Humphry Bogart?

5.  Close your eyes and count to five…

What did you see?

6.  If you were on death row, what would you choose for your last meal?

7.  What was the last movie that made you cry?

8.  If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be?

9.  Campfire or Candlelight?

10.  Ford or Chevrolet?

11.  Sleep time!  Socks on or off?




Nominated By

   The Candle Lighter Award is an award for a post or blogthat is positive and brings light into the world.  The Candle Lighter Award belongs to those who believe, who always survive the day and who never stop dreaming, who do not quit but keep trying. There are no rules. If you wish to, simply accept it and you are done! You are also free to decline or ignore it.  Recipients can pass it on to as many nominees as they wish and as often as they wish.  The Old Heave Ho – 02.12.2012foreualways – 02.15.2012


 I wanted to say thank you to The Old Heave Ho as well as to foreualways (y’all hop over and give them some love now) for nominating me for a Candle Lighter Award:The rules for the Liebster Blog, Candle Lighter, and Sunshine Award are as follows:

  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. (which I think is what I did above if there is more to it let me know please)
  • Reveal your top picks for these awards and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

My nominees:

2 responses to “Awards…

  1. Just for fun I’m gonna answer your tag 😀

    1. Do you believe in God? Yes

    2. Does God believe in you? He has done a number of miracles in my life so this is a big YES!

    3. If your life was to be a character from a current or past TV show, which character would you choose? Ok feel free to roll your eyes at me but I am obsessed with Sex and the City so I would say Carrie from that show. Not for the sleeping around but to have that job, have that great of friends, and she is neurotic and over thinks things like me.

    4. Who’s cooler; John Wayne or Humphry Bogart? John Wayne! (the next town over from where I grew up is where John Wayne wasw born. I’ve been to his birth house it is a historic monument now)

    5. Close your eyes and count to five…

    What did you see? Sorry not good at this one as watching the movie Fear so I couldn’t get Mark Wahlberg circa mid 90’s out of my mind 😀

    6. If you were on death row, what would you choose for your last meal? Good question… ummm lobster all the way baby and chili’s enchilada chicken soup

    7. What was the last movie that made you cry? Country Strong. It does EVERY TIME even though it is kind of cliche.

    8. If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be? I really am becoming partial to being called Iowa!

    9. Campfire or Candlelight? Campfire

    10. Ford or Chevrolet? Chevy

    11. Sleep time! Socks on or off? Totally OFF. Just can’t do it with socks on it is annoying to me and I always end up kicking them off anyway.

    Thanks for playing along and letting me join!

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