“The Liebster Award is given to up-and-coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The word ” Liebster” comes from the German language and can mean the sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, most beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”
Thank you Heather, of Ramblings of a Hedge Witch, for the nomination! 🙂 The toughest part was figuring out how many followers each blog had. There were a few that I couldn’t find any stats on, so I hoped and included them anyway.
Cliff’s Notes on how it works: I answer 11 questions, share 11 random facts about myself, nominate 11 bloggers, and write 11 questions for them to answer. (Full rules at the end.)
The questions I was supposed to answer:
1) Why did you start writing a blog?
Mary Conger told me to. Bossy Big Sister seconded. Motion carried.
2) What is your favorite work of fiction?
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
3) How would you describe your personal philosophy/spiritual path?
4) What has impressed you lately?
The snow llama. (http://pajarigirls.com/2012/12/16/weekly-photo-challenge-delicate/)
5) What has depressed you lately?
The Sandy Hook tragedy.
6) What advice would you give your younger self if you could go back in time ten years?
Can I make a joke about getting a defense lawyer instead of a divorce lawyer?
7) What are your vices?
Smoking, cussing, being late.
8) What would you like to achieve in 2013?
I want to be Employee of the Year at Cook Dollar Barn. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. But will my sister acquiesce?? Nooooo.
9) Describe your personal style.
In public? Jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts.
10) What is your favorite city?
11) Name something that always makes you smile.
Playing ball with Walli; Corgi butts drive me nuts. That is funny stuff.
Questions for my nominees:
1.) Does YOUR sister pick on you, too? Nagging and such?
2.) When was the last time you shoveled poo?
3.) What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
4.) How YOU doin’? (It’s just not the same without an up-nod and a bad Sopranos accent.)
5.) What do you want to be when you grow up?
6.) If you could live anywhere on earth (and take whomever you wanted along), where would it be?
7.) What do you admire most about yourself?
8.) What would you most like to change about yourself?
9.) What are you waiting for?
10.) Why did you start blogging?
11.) What is the most-watched movie/DVD in your collection?
11 things you might not know about me:
1.) I hate this part.
2.) I know how to harness and drive a team of horses.
3.) I have been a mom since I got pregnant at 16.
4.) I always wanted to be a truck driver/ heavy equipment operator.
5.) I can play 3 instruments, though not well: piano, trumpet, and guitar.
6.) The activity that makes me happiest is gardening.
7.) The first deer I shot was a 12-point buck. Really pissed off the Chicago boys lol.
8.) I have Rheumatoid Arthritis…I spent 18 months in a wheelchair and give myself a shot in the stomach twice a week to keep that from happening again. (There also a million other things I need to do to stay upright, but that is the one that seems to freak people out the most.
9.) We Pajari Girls speak in movie shorthand–if you haven’t seen The Boondock Saints, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Practical Magic, and The Big Lebowski, you will totally miss what the hell we are talking about most of the time.
10.) I had the WORST taste in men. Mr. Wonderful endured a committee of friends and family members, as well as a 3 page application, a note from his doctor, and a background check. It was worth it. (PS I did the same for him, under orders from my bossy sister, aka Head of the Committee. )
11.) I am always out of the running for Parent of the Year by mid-January. (See #3.)
And the nominees are (in no specific order):
Hammer Like a Girl
Rice River Ramblings
Here are the RULES –
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
- Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure you notify the blogger that you nominated them!)
- You write 11 NEW questions directed toward YOUR nominees.
- You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your own blog.
You paste the award picture into your blog, Google it or steal mine.