May Catchup: Three Accolades and A Badge

It’s been another aMAYzing month in Curtaindom, so much so that I’m just catching up with some bloggy housekeeping.

During the last week of May, I was awarded not one, but three, blog awards from some amazing bloggers. I am truly humbled. Thanks to:

Sisyphus47 who blogs at Of Glass and Paper for awarding me the One Lovely Blog Award. Sisyphus has a wonderful writing blog covering one of the broadest range of subjects I have ever seen. Talented… much!

Lisa who also goes by the blog name Life With the Top Down blogging at Fretym. Lisa’s blog was one of the first blogs I landed on and I have never looked back. Fretym is one of my favourite blogs and puts either a knowing smile or a jovial smile on my face with every read. Lisa awarded me the Versatile Blogger award.

Jennifer aka News Of The Times who blogs at News Of The Times, a blog about the issues of today. Jennifer has some amazing insights into these issues and tackles the serious and the humorous with great aplomb. Jennifer awarded me the Sunshine Award.

There are some rules I have to comply with. The first is to answer some questions about myself. I’m going to use some poetic licence and use the same set of questions for each award. There has to be something left to reveal when I finally do Raise the Curtain ;)!

What is a real fear you have? That the mark I leave on this world is not what I wish it to be. I do not want “She was a great office worker” on my epitaph. Also I have this irrational fear of loose buttons. Don’t ask me why.

How would you describe yourself? Forthright, spontaneous, energetic, a wisdom monger in training, compassionate and down to earth. I love a challenge and embrace differences in people.

What Countries have you lived in? Just Australia, but have travelled a lot. Had I been born 15 years later I most certainly would have lived and worked for a while in England, the US or Hong Kong.

What is your style? Laid back, casual.

What is your favorite breakfast food? A sausage and egg roll with BBQ sauce cooked at a local sports event on an outdoor BBQ.

What are some of your hobbies? Reading, writing, bush walking, any other type of walking, dogs, listening to music, photography, road trips and parenting.

If you could tell people anything, what would be the most important thing to say? Be yourself and live your dreams. Do something you are passionate about and feed your soul every day.

What is one of your passions? Travel and rights for people with a disability.

What is the one truth you have learned? We are all humans with feelings and judging others is for the small-minded.

Now to pay these awards forward. I am awarding these awards as a triple treat. The nominees receive all three awards unless they nominated me for an award, in which case they receive the remaining two awards to avoid an endless loop. The awards go to:

Finally Wendy Wonders – read about a fellow Red Sox fanatic and road trip adventuress.

Dearanonymousfriend – a wonderful blog written straight from the heart.

Word Play – join Chris on his wonderfully witty musings about life. Chris can go head to head with me on banter and I respect him immensely for that talent alone. His blog was a great find.

Laughing At Everyday Life – Tammy and her daily servings of fun and laughter light up my day. Together we have scheduled to change the world this Tuesday. Come join us by visiting her blog.

The Write Transition – Carrie Rubin’s wonderfully witty writers blog written from Carrie’s den with the squirrel outside the window. Definitely worth swinging by.

The Left Write Brain  – written by Jim Wright. Jim lives in Jordan and shares some aspects of his life there and his writings. A really interesting blog.

Queen Gen – as Gen says “nothing says modesty like a crown”. Gen has a wonderfully dry sense of humour and an entertaining blog.

How the Cookie Crumbles – also one of the first blogs I found here and have stayed to visit everyday. Tess, who also goes by the name “Let’s Cut the Crap” writes with a generosity of spirit that always gives me pause. She is a spunky boomer whose attitude to life is something I aspire to. Tess’ beautiful blog is really worth a visit.

The Tawnys Blog – I was lead to Tawny’s blog through a mutual non blogging friend and what a prize! Tawny is insightful and wise and her writing is always interesting.

Cricket’s Corner in Australia – another non blogging mutual friend introduction and a great blog find. Cricket is an American living in Australia and blogs about both her US home and Australian home. Thoughtful, wise and informative blog posts.

Jensinewall – a blog that’s got class written all over it and a wonderfully new and interesting find.

News Of the Times – because the blog is informative and entertaining and deserves both the Beautiful Blog Award and the Versatile Blogger Award.

Fretym – because this is the blog that keeps on giving and deserves both the Sunshine Award and the Beautiful Blog Award.

Of Glass and Paper – because this blog is always interesting and deserves both the Sunshine Award and Versatile Blogger Award.

And last, but certainly not least, to the badge. I have been inducted into the not normal club, being run out of Tammy’s blog at Laughing At Everyday Life. I’m out and proud to be a member of this most esteemed association and hope to contribute to the humour collective found amongst its constituency. New members always welcome.

Time to jump right into June and a not a moment too soon!

About the curtain raiserhttp://raisingthecurtain.netI have spent my life in offices. For now I am putting that behind me and preparing for the second act. Middle age didn't come with acceptable signposts so I am making my own through my writing. A journey shared is more fun than going it solo.

33 thoughts on “May Catchup: Three Accolades and A Badge

  1. Congratulations! I am delighted to find more reasons to not work while I am at work. So I will be checking out all of these bloggy delights!

  2. Wow, how overwhelmed I am! You are so dear to me, thank you for the awards, and the smile. Also, as a member of the not normal club I am anxious to see what unfolds next Tuesday!! Thanks for thinking of me and getting my blog name out there. You are the best! DAF

  3. Congrats on the awards, and thank you so much for the nominations! It’s always a treat to be recognized. I appreciate you thinking of me. I’ve got a couple of these already but not the third, so I look forward to putting my “acceptance speech” together in the next couple weeks. Thanks again!

    • You’re welcome. Can’t wait for your acceptance speech. I started to comment on your post this morning and didn’t quite know how to finish it, but the sentiment of it was that I am in awe of anyone who remembers their dreams. I never seem to…maybe that’s a good thing?!?

      • I usually can remember them, but I was so startled after this one, I wrote it down just to be safe, since I was up anyway. I thought the leap from a blogger companion, to a leotard costume, to a psycho killer was just too much to pass by. 🙂

  4. Wow, I think you win for the best job on following the rules and creating the perfect acceptance of blog awards. I’m so jealous…. Well deserved and you did them proud!

    Thanks for the special shout outs too! We will change the world!!!

  5. Congratulations on your awards, and thanks for including me in your group of bloggers to be awarded, as well as the compliment you’ve given me. I think you know that the admiration is mutual. And it looks like you’ve given me no choice but to do an awards post… Coming soon to an electronic device near you.

    • I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for your awards post, no doubt a Chris special all the way. This doesn’t mean you can let your guard down in the banter stakes, my friend. I expect you to only give back the very best :). In all seriousness, the awards are well deserved.

    • You’ve given me a moniker…I’m in heaven :)! Have to return the favour and will do so in due course. Congrats to you too, I’m glad you get to decorate your blog with your fave flower, May you get many more.

  6. You are starting to convert me toward bogging Judy! Some wonderful blogs here. Cricket is a wonderful blogger and getting stronger like you are. It is great to see the achievements that you are making in the world of blogging. Clare’s blog is also a wonderfully, satirical look at life as well but she is not as prolific as both you and Cricket are. I am proud of you babe.

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  8. Congrats on the awards! I just love your blog and your certainly deserve each and every one!! And Wow… thank you so much for the nominations! I’m honored that you thought of me and thanks for the link as well!

    I’ll start the process of passing along the kudos asap. 🙂
    ~Cheers~

  9. I haven’t entered the world of blogging – yet! However, i do enjoy the writings of you that put so much thought into expressing yourselves, and really reaching to touch other people with your stories or insights. To me, this beats reading books! Special thanks to Judy and Tawny for writing some incredible deep pieces that made inspect my own inner workings. ; )

  10. Ahhh thanks so much … and class huh, who knew, well now I have to go and put my heels on (am sitting in my nightie right now) big hug and big thanks

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