Delia, whom I admire greatly for her wit, intelligence and VERSATILITY (I'm sure she's beautiful, too, judging by the pics of her that I've seen), nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award. Aww thanks, Delia!
Now according to award rules, I get the pleasure of nominating other versatile bloggers* for the award.
Wynded Words - I love Sarah Wynde's books and her blog is enjoyable reading also.
Life Echoed Photography - the beautiful blog of my daughter, Ruthie, the photographer.
Welcome to Julieland - the daily, fascinating blog of the good, stitchin, bike-riding, tarot card reading witch, Julie.
Mabel Talk - wise and witty words of London Mabel who actually lives in Canada.
The Simple Dude - the blog of a simple dude, Jon, living in a complex world, who turns his thoughts on life into comedy for all his readers.
Miss Steps and Milestones - talk about versatile - Judie speaks on a wide variety of subjects from her writing life; to her j.o.b.; to her dogs; to going sailing with her husband; to her unreasonable home owners's association.
Things In the Skye - all about the trials, tribulations, triumphs and joy in the life of Skye.
Aunt Bean's Third Blog - about going back to school, turning fifty, family and pets.
Visiting Reality - Linda Grimes blog. Linda wrote the book In A Fix which caused me to laugh for days. She writes a very funny blog. She posts pics of camels on hump day. Need I say more?
Jessica Lemmon - she wrote a very sweet book, Tempting the Billionaire. Her blog is good reading, too, despite the fact that she seems to have abandoned ThurSTUDday.
Robena Grant - whose book, Unlock the Truth, is excellent reading if you like romantic suspense, which I do, and whose blog sometimes gets hijacked by her cigar-smoking stuffed bear, Humphrey.
The other thing I'm supposed to do is tell Delia - and you - 7 things about myself. Some of these you'll know if you read my blog; some you won't.
1- I name my houseplants and some of them even have lives. One of them, Alfonso, is a cross-dressing cactus who dons brilliant pink blooms at Thanksgiving. Alfonso is an incorrigible ladie's man who likes to drop little love-babies in the pots of any female who gets close to him. Gladys is an aloe who doesn't appreciate Alfonso and throws his babies out. It's best not to put them too close to each other.
2 - I have 2 cats. One with the unimaginative name of Blackie - because he is black. The other with the name Bernie. Bernie used to live with a cat named Clyde and his name was Bonnie until we discovered Bonnie was not an appropriate name for him.
3 - I'm a night owl which is okay because at my j.o.b. I work nights.
4 - I have bouts of insomnia.
5- I love the indoor pool at the local wellness center. I've been every day this month so far.
6 - I've recently started taking an actual pool class called Pure Energy and I love it.
7- I make delicious vegetable soup and can generally accomplish it without burning down the kitchen, which is saying something for me since I once set nachos on fire and killed the old stove.
So, again, thank you Delia. I'm honored to have been nominated.
*Nominated bloggers if you want to play - go here for rules and a link to the blog button.
Do you consider yourself to be versatile? If so, how?