Friday, July 29, 2011

Sunshine Award

Sharon over at Sharon's Paws Create just graced me with her Sunshine Award, which is quite nice. We here in the Pacific Northwest have been needing all the sunshine we can get, after all!

The award, as usual, comes with something the recipient is supposed to do. I have thanked Sharon for the award and will answer the questions, but I'm not willing to pick out ten bloggers from my buddy list. So, if you are one of my followers and would like to receive this award, just say so, it's yours! These are always fun, but only if someone really wants to play. Here are the rules:
Thank the person who gave you the award.- Write a post about it.- Answer the questions below.- Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and send them a message to let them know.
Thank you, Sharon, for increasing the amount of sunshine in my little corner of the world. And here are my answers to the questions:
  1. My favorite color: Purple
  2. My favorite animal: Cats
  3. My favorite number: 11
  4. My favorite non-alcoholic drink? Coffee
  5. Facebook and/or Twitter? Facebook, not Twitter
  6. My passion: Skydiving!
  7. Getting or giving presents? Getting, of course!
  8. My favorite pattern? Oblique ones
  9. My favorite day of the week? Mondays (since I retired)
  10. My favorite flower? The elegant and fragrant Rose
That was fun, actually, except for the patterns. That was a hard one. At first I thought of diamond patterns, but then I realized that patterns could also refer to the lines within them, and I became aware of the fact that I like diagonal, slanty lines, so that explains my answer.

We actually do have quite a bit of sunshine right now, and I see its effect reflected in the smiles and good moods that seem to be blossoming everywhere. I do hope you are having a good day, wherever you are!


  1. Love it. And she is right, you add sunshine to my day at least. Have a great weekend.

  2. I'm just glad to know you're havin some sunshine days. Seattle has really struggled with cloudy, rainy days. We're also having wonderful weather now.

  3. Congratulations, maybe it will bring along more sunshine :)
    I will gladly swap you...
    Have a wonderful sunshiny weekend.

  4. Great fun! Fun brings the sunshine. We have a long weekend. I'm not sure if you have a long weekend. No matter what Have a good weekend.

  5. nice...i can believe it cause i see sunshine every time i read you...smiles. i like coffee a bit too much...i may need a program...

  6. Purple was not a surprise.
    My favorite pattern would have to have circles. I do not like sharp corners so I use spirals a lot, or circles. My favorite day of the week is each day I still wake up!

    I enjoyed your answers and of course I knew skydiving is your passion.

  7. Congrats. There must be a good post behind that favorite number 11.

  8. We have air pollution alerts each day and people like me are not supposed to go outside. We had rain yesterday in the afternoon which was a good thing but it also contributed to the heat and humidity being worse.

  9. I'm a little surprised at the cat answer-I'd have figured on birds. Then again, the blog world only gives a slice of a persons life so it stands to reason we wouldn't know everything:)

  10. Hi Whitney, I didn't think I could say "birds" since I don't think of them as "animals." I think of mammals I love and have loved in the past, and they are ALL feline!

  11. Like the sun, you bring both light and warmth to your surroundings. Eleven is an intriguing favorite number.

  12. Here's a synchro. There were 11 comments when I came here...your favorite #! Now I'm the 12th. Love your answers.

  13. You do spread sunshine, even if it's a cloudy day in your neck of the woods or there's too much snow to make your intended climb. I have a terrible time with questions like these..can never pick--LOL!

  14. You deserve every award you get DJan because you are a ray of sunshine to the cyber world.


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