Wednesday, November 11, 2009

About Me--Kreativ blogger award

LV at "Thoughts from Meme's Corner" has given me this award. To accept I am asked to tell 7 things about myself that fellow bloggers may not know. This requires considerable thought as I have already hinted at most things I am prepared to share.
1. I was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. When I was 32 my husband transferred to Bishop, California, a small town in the Eastern Sierra where we lived for 15 years. When he retired we moved back to our house in the San Fernando Valley where we stayed for another 12 years and finally moved to Lincoln 5 years ago.
2. I attended a community college for 2 years and UCLA for one year then dropped out. I had planned to return to college but never did.
3. I married my dad's best friend (He was a lot younger than my dad and 10 years older than me.) It worked out, were still married, 44 years and two sons later.
4. I never really had a career, I worked as a bank teller, an office manager in a real estate office,
and had a daycare business. My longest employment was 8 years of seasonal work at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. I worked in the kitchen where it was always nice and warm. Hubby liked it, he could ski free and so could our sons. This led to my most interesting job, a relief cook high in the White Mountains at a research facility two summers.
5. I've always battled my weight. The only time I was thin was when I was running 3-6 miles a day and biking 12-25 miles, often on the same days. That was in my 30's.
6. That cabin I blog about, we built it. Contractors did the foundation, the roof and rough plumbing but we did the framing, drywall and finish with the help of friends and family.
7. The most rewarding thing I have ever done was helping with Michael his first three years. I would watch his therapists and then continue working with him at home. Repetition and patterning is how he learned to sit, crawl and walk. It takes a whole family, not just the therapists to teach a severely challenged child. I didn't know I could do it, I never dreamed it would be so satisfying. If I'd know forty years ago what I know now I would have been a therapist.

8. And one more, I can't spell and I am careless about posting a comment without checking it for errors, but you already knew that.
Now comes the hard part, passing it on. I have been reluctant to do that since I don't want anyone to feel obligated to do something that makes them uncomfortable. I realize, though, that we all have free will. If you don't want to share facts about yourself, don't. If you're not comfortable passing it on, don't. These awards are a way of expressing our appreciation of each others work and should never become a burden.

So here are Blogs I enjoy and whose writers I would like to know better.

1. Geogypsy who shows us the Southwest in depth.

2. Perbs who gives us an in depth look at her little corner of the Northwest.

3. Linda who takes us to beautiful gardens.

4. Ebie who shows me the area where I was raised through her eyes.

5. Carolyn who goes many of the same places I do and shows them to me through her eyes.

6.Ralph who shows me the world from a different point of view.

7.Squirrel who I have just discovered and I already know has a lot to teach me.

The guidelines for accepting this award are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. List 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. If you wish, pass this award to other Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to those you select.
7. Leave them a comment to let them know of the award.


Ebie said...

Now I know 8 things about you! It is an honor to bestow upon me this award and I am so pleased that you enjoy my posts very reminiscent of your younger days.
I can probably write about me but to pass it on to fellow bloggers, that might be difficult.

Now I just came home from a very familiar place and most likely it will be a Skywatch post.

Gaelyn said...

Martha, thanks for passing along this award. I will try to follow thru soon. Yet am just trying to get the Death Valley trip posted.
I really enjoy your blog and always look forward to a virtual hike with you somewhere.

Linda Reeder said...

Martha, thanks for the award. I'll see what I can do about following it up.
I have been in the Sierra only once, but it made a great impression on me and I love revisiting through your blog.

Carolyn Ford said...

Thank you so much, Martha! I am glad you enjoy my posts and, yes, we do seem to enjoy many of the same places. We are fortunate to have such variety out here along the mountains, ocean and desert. I will accept your award and I look forward to passing it on to those who have made an impression on me! I will post it very soon. Thank you again!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congratulations on your award. It is well deserved. I'll be checking out the blogs you passed the award on to.

Barb said...

Hi Martha - I enjoyed getting to know one of my favorite Bloggers a bit better! I'll visit the blogs you've chosen (some I do already!).

azplantlady said...

How great to get to know you better. I grew up in Woodland Hills (I was born in Encino), until we moved to Thousand Oaks when I was 10. Small world :)

PERBS said...

Thanks for the award. I will participate but not this week. I will let you know when I do. . .

I hurt my back and just approve of comments presently -- not blogging except on bench blog where I had a couple weeks worth in advance.

I had a great number of awards on my old blog and before I could get the rest up, computer crashed and I lost them all so just didn't bother anymore. BUT since we have met, I will try it again. Thank you! I will let you know when I am back to blogging and have posted my answers.