Monday, November 18, 2013

Liebster Award

The Sunset Won't was recognized by a fellow blogger Kaeley over at My Mind's Lens, and was nominated for a Liebster award.

I'm supposed to share 11 Random Facts, answer 11 questions given to me by the person who gave me the award, nominate 11 bloggers (who have less than 50 followers) and give them a list of 11 questions.  Trouble is, the blogs I've been following either have more than 50 followers, haven't written a post for months, or were on the link list I had and have now lost, leaving me unable to find their blogs.

So I will follow the first few parts of the award rules ...

11 Random Facts About Me:
* My least favorite word in the English language is "retarded."
* I really enjoy traveling.  Just not the packing or unpacking parts.
* I love coffee.  I make a stop on my work at Caribou almost every Monday morning.
* I am not an early morning person.  I am not a late night person.
But I can rock 11am like nobody's business.
*  I love country music.  Throw on 90's country and I'm golden.
* I think board games are fantastic and loads of fun.
* I would love to have a dog, but I'm not sure I could handle it. (But I have a name picked out!)
* Every day the first thing I do when I wake up is brush my teeth.  Always.
* I like driving, but loathe traffic and drivers who don't use blinkers.
* I think Nutella is  one of the most delicious things.  Put it on apples, crackers, on a spoon.  Or when it's basically empty throw a scoop of ice cream in the  container and enjoy.
* I over think everything and often underrate myself.

11 Questions from Kaeley:
1. If you had to pick one color to represent your personality, what color would you be?  
Blue.  But not the sad kind.  :)

2. What has been your biggest triumph in life?  
Getting to where I am today.  Job, car, living on my own, healthy family, good friends.

3. What are you most looking forward to during the next year?  
Taking a family vacation.

4. Why did you start blogging? 
I started blogging as a way to hold myself accountable.  Accountable for taking a moment to appreciate life, to make sure I was living in the moment, and not in the past or the future.

5. Where do you find new blogs to follow? 
 I find new blogs through comments on blogs I currently read, sometimes through online groups I'm a part of (on Goodreads or 20sb for example). I also find them through recommendations.

6. What is the most fulfilling role you have played?  
Teacher.  No question.  While it also is a role that can drain me, there are moments that happen that make me stop and think, "this is why I'm here.  Why I put in the time and effort.   This is why I do what I do. "

7. We are approaching the holiday season- what is your favorite thing to bake?  
I make a mean Sugar Cookie with homemade frosting.

8. If you won a shopping spree for any store you wanted, which one would you choose?  

9. How has your blog changed since you started?  
When I started blogging I was really into theme days and was working on a specific series of blog posts.  Once the series (101 Things that Make Me Happy) was finished, and I moved on from things like Wordy Wednesdays my posts were less often, but more real I think.

10. Where is the best place you have ever vacationed?  
This is a hard one because most of my vacations are amazing for very different reasons.  If I had to pick only one, I would say Las Vegas.  Not because of the place so much as the people I went with.  I went with a colleague and her two friends for Spring break one year.  People I hardly knew.  But those three ladies are now my best friends. 

11. What is the top item on your Christmas wish list?  
A gift that someone put a lot of thought into. 

Many things in life can wait but The Sunset Won't.

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