Monday, May 5, 2014

Liebster Award Nomination

I am honored to be awarded the Liebster Award by my fellow blogger Usha Menon.  I met her during the A - Z Challenge.  She faithfully commented on my blog posts every day which was greatly appreciated.  I also admire her for faithfulness in blogging, as we come from the same 'generation' where the world of social networking is new to us.

Here are the rules for the award:
  • List 11 facts about yourself
  • Link back and thank the blogger who nominated you in your post
  • Answer 11 questions by whoever nominated you
  • Ask 11 new questions to 5 - 10 bloggers with less than 300 followers - do NOT re-nominate the blog that nominated you
  • Go to their blogs and tell them they have been nominated

Here are 11 facts you may not know about me:
  • I am the Queen of Organization and Multi-tasking.  No challenge too great or too small.
  • My motto has served me well for over 40 years -  "DO IT RIGHT....DO IT NOW!"  My father instilled this in me.
  • After 10 long years of writing, I launched my memoir, Battered Hope, last year
  • Love to cook ethnic foods - I am a great cook; an even better baker
  • I have been self-employed since the 1970's
  • I am the most patient person in the world AND the most impatient person in the world
  • I never met a dog I did not like
  • I own and manage 3 businesses
  • My greatest passion is public speaking
  • Have been a health coach for 35 years - was given 2 years to live - 40 years ago
  • I NEVER give up and NEVER quit until the job is done    
Questions from Usha Menon

1)  What is your favorite pass time?   I allow myself 1.5 hours a day to watch my favorite TV shows which have been prerecorded.  
They are American Idol, Scandal, Blacklist, and The Good Wife.

2)  How did you start blogging?  After publishing my memoir, I was encouraged by my publisher to set up a blog.  Before that (last fall) I didn't know what a blog was or why I needed one.

3)  Which is your favorite T V show?  Answered in Number 1

4)   What is your opinion about working ladies?  I come from the baby boomer generation where most women did not want to be stay-at-home moms.  They wanted careers.  I had both.  I ran businesses from my home, raised my children and homeschooled them as well.  I believe women can do it all, if they so desire and are ORGANIZED!

5)  Are you a party person?  I don't have the time or the desire.  I certainly enjoy entertaining but in small groups.

6)  Who is your favorite film star and why?  I really don't have a favorite.  I only tolerate great acting and there are too many leading men and women to choose one. One that comes to mind is Meryl Streep.

7) If you got power for a day, what change would you like to make in the country?  To crack down on the mismanagement of and wasted funds among politicians.

8)  A boy of a girl, whom do you prefer?  I am not sure what you mean.  I am married to a man.  I never cared if my children were boys or girls as long as they were healthy.

9)  What are your views about Indian media?  I live in North America so have not been exposed to it, if you are referring to radio, TV and films.

10)  What book have you read recently?  "Reviews Sell Books" by Christine Nolfi

11)  What do you prefer - love marriage or arranged marriage?  Arranged marriages in my country are very rare but I do know people marry for reasons other than love.  This was the case in my first marriage when I was 18 and it only lasted five years.

I would like to nominate the following eight bloggers for this award:

Questions for my nominees

1)  Can you tell me about yourself in 5 words or less?
2)  What are you passionate about?
3)  Do you have a Bucket List?  If so, how many items and your number one most important?
4)  What is your favorite dog breed and why?
5)   Do you like to cook and if so, your favorite type of dishes?
6)  What angers you the most?
7)  What is your biggest pet peeve?
8)  What are your best qualities?
9)  What are your worst traits, if you dare to share?
10)  What is something you hate doing but have to?
11)  How long have you been blogging?

I can't wait to read your answers and hope you can accept this award.  I have enjoyed all your posts during the past month and hope to get to know you a bit better through this post. 

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