Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I've been nominated!!

I decided to give myself a three-day weekend this past weekend - just because.  I slept in and then sat down at my computer with my tea and a big bowl of cereal to surf around and catch up on some of my favourite bloggers.  Imagine my surprise when I landed on Angela's blog, Time with A & N, and saw that she had nominated my little blog for a Liebster Award!  In order to accept, I need to answer the eleven questions below and, in turn, nominate ten more bloggers who keep me entertained and informed.  I think that I can manage that.

1.  What's the inspiration behind the title of your blog?
I wanted my blog's title to reflect its content which is basically whatever happens to be going on around me in my own little world.  I talk about a variety of things including what I'm cooking, reading, thinking about and have opinions on so the title seems fitting.  I am, however, considering changing it to A Day in the life of Kathy though.  In the beginning I felt a need for privacy and creating an "online name" seemed fitting but, these days, it's not feeling authentic so I've started signing off my posts with Kathy instead.

2. What did you hope to be when you grew up?
I must admit that I never did have any solid plan.  Some people just "know" what they want to be - a cop, a fireman, an archeologist, a teacher, etc. but I never did have any clear path.  I kind of just fell into my current job (payroll) because I'm good with numbers but sometimes I still get the feeling that I still need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

3. What kind of animal best represents you/your family?
That really depends on the day.  Sometimes it's the sloth because no matter my best intentions, I just don't seem to get anywhere.  Other days it's a jackrabbit because I end up hopping from one thing to the next without stopping.

4. Why did you start your blog?
I've always loved the thought of writing but never could keep up a personal journal.  When I joined Twitter and starting finding all of these bloggers who talked about things that I too was going through and started building relationships with them, I knew that I had found my tribe.  Writing for myself wasn't motivating for me; it was the relationship with others that I needed in my life.

5.  Name one item near the top of your bucket list.
I want to write.  Not just here on this blog but fiction.  I started up a fiction blog recently and have put up a few posts (working on another one now).  I don't know if I'll ever be good enough to actually publish something - you know, for money - but I want to be good enough to make myself proud.  Isn't that what it's all about?

6.  Describe your ideal summer evening.
Time spent on a deck with good friends, good food, good wine and plenty of laughter.

7.  Who inspires you the most outside of your family?
I wish that I had a great answer to this one.  Perhaps a magnificent author, actor, politician, sports hero…. but I'm drawing a complete blank.  I'm a bit of a loser on this one.

8.  Finish this sentence:  After a long day, it makes me happiest to….
……come home.  My home isn't anything fancy but it's where I'm happiest.  This is where I have all of the creature comforts that relax me after a long day at work.  Also, my kids are there too and that's where my heart lies.

9.  If you could have any super hero power, what would it be?  Why?
The power to heal.  I have nerve damage down my leg from when I was pregnant with my daughter and ended up with a herniated disk in my back.  It would be nice to be normal again - or as normal as I've ever been anyway  ;)

10.  Why do you write about what you write about?
Thie blog is about my live - the things that I do, read, cook, think about.  Who is more of an expert about these things than me?  I've been fortunate enough to find bloggy friends along the way who are happy to hear my story and share theirs; that makes this all worthwhile.

11.  What is your favourite season and why?
Hands down, autumn!  The colours, the cool crisp air, pumpkin chai, Halloween, the return of comfort foods like soup and slow cooker roasts after the hot summer months….. I could go on and on.

Now, time for my nominations.  These are bloggy friends who make me smile; some I've known for a while, some are newer finds.  To accept this nomination, my friends, you just need to answer the eleven questions and nominate some of your favourite bloggers.  Please make sure you give me the link to your post so that I can enjoy your answers!  Just so you know, Angela would be on this list if she didn't already have this award ;)

This & That As I Bounce Thru Life
Betsy's Random Assortment of Thoughts
The Animated Woman
Mama's Losin' It  (host of Thursday's Writer's Workshop)
Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine….
The online world of Julie DeNeen
People I Want to Punch in the Throat
Domain of the Mad Mommy
Janine's Confessions of a Mommyaholic
Choice Morsels



  1. Thank you so very much Kathy for the nomination and totally made me sile tonight. And huge congrats to you, too ;)

    1. I smiled too when Angela nominated me so I just had to pass it on! Thanks for keeping me entertained Janine :)

  2. Loved reading your responses. Also when you finish your book let me know. I can help you with editing, and publishing as an Indy author was way easier than I anticipated. You won't make much money, but it's cool to see your work in a published book. Wishing you the best.

    1. Thanks Angela! I get the feeling that an actual book is a long way off although, if I were to come up with enough short stories on my blog that I like, I might eventually put them together into a book. Now there is something to aim for!

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    1. You're welcome; I like passing the smile along :)

  4. Aww, why thank you! Loved your answers. You know I love you!!!! XX

    1. Oh Barb, you know that I could never come up with a list of blogs to love without you on it! XO

  5. I will have to "play" even though I already had it once lol. But it did make me smile to be nominated!

    1. If I made you smile then my mission is accomplished :)

  6. Oh yeah! Number 9 all the way!

    Thank-you for nominating me for this award Kathy (I like your idea for the new blog name too). I don't know if I'll have time to answer all the questions in a post, but I enjoyed reading yours.

    I also want to say...I agree with you about number 5. That is what it should be about, and what it's about for me.


    1. You're welcome JC! It's okay if you don't get to answer all the questions (took me a while), I just wanted to share some bloggy love with some of my favourite ladies :)