The Unique Blogger Award!

Both are wonderful people with great blogs that have amazing content.  If you don’t follow them already, please go and check out their sites!



The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Here’s Stephanie’s Questions:

What’s the funniest book you’ve ever read or movie/tv show you’ve ever watched? Or both?

That would have to be either Seinfeld or the Office.

What is something that you’ve always dreamed of doing but never have?

That’s a tough one! I’ve always wanted to go on a lengthy retreat  of sorts, perhaps hiking the Appalachians or a meditation retreat in Glastonbury.  I can’t seem to convince my husband of how much fun that would be.

What author, living or dead, would you like to spend an entire day with? Why?

JK Rowling!  She is an amazing lady and an inspiration to me.  She’s incredibly talented and wrote one of the world’s favourite stories under such difficult circumstances.


Norikos questions:


Out of five senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch), what is the most important to you and why?

I’m going to say sight!  I think I could handle losing taste, or smell.  Touch and hearing I would miss dearly, but I think I could function. Sight?  Nope, I feel like I’d be missing to much if I was blind.

I love art, and colour, and I love watching people around me smile and be happy.

If you could recreate one food from your favorite books/films/TV shows etc., what would it be and why?

How about some Turkish Delight?  It was good enough for Edmund in the Chronicles of Narnia!


What was your favorite and least favorite subject in school and why?  

My favourite would be Biology or Chemistry.  I really loved those sciences!  And least favourite would actually be English!  Which is odd considering how much I love writing!


My Nominations:

The Nice Life Blog

Never Not Reading

Life Plan

Birdie Bookworm Blog

Jo’s Book Blog

Secret Library

Books and Munches

Momentum of Jo

The Bookish Wanderer

Too Much of a Book Nerd

Lost in a Story

A Dance with Books

Living vs. Existing

Here’s my 3 Questions:

  • What do you like to do when you are not reading or blogging?
  • Name one thing on your bucket list that you want to accomplish.
  • Who is your favourite author?  Why?




35 Replies to “The Unique Blogger Award!”

    1. Shoot, I accidentally submit the comment! Anyways, thank you for participating 🙂 Turkish Delight is something I didn’t even come up! To tell the truth, I have never had Turkish Delight, I wonder what it tastes like! 😀


      1. Oh,it’s really good! I only wanted to try it after watching/reading Chronicles. It’s kind of like the inside part of jellybean, and coated with powdered sugar.

        I think there’s different flavours, too 🙂


  1. Oh my goodness you are so wonderful about sharing the love! Thank you truly yet again sweet friend! I promise I haven’t forgotten about the other. Maybe I really should head to a desert island just to get caught up. 😉 You are amazing and I appreciate you beyond words. And I utterly adore your responses to your award questions. You are ridiculously and fabulously fun. Love love love it!


    1. You made me laugh just reading this! HUGS!!!! I’m trying to get caught up myself, no rush! When you get a chance or when you are looking for something different to blog about 🙂 I love your blog and your beautiful energy!


  2. I would hate to lose my site as well. I had ilasik in 2007. My vision was a little worse than 20/800. I did well until last year and suddenly my vision started to decrease again. It’s now back down to 20/80. Vision loss is definitely something I fear. I do not qualify for another lasik procedure as my corneas are too thin.

    Though, being deaf and perhaps not hearing your children if they needed you would be difficult as well.


    1. Oh gosh, Kristin! I’m the lasik helped your eyes but that sucks its getting worse again! Not hearing your kids would be awful, you’re right. I didn’t think of it from that perspective. We have so much to be grateful for that we take for granted on a daily basis!


  3. Seinfeld..great answer! And you know that I will go with you to Glastonbury; just say the word 🙂 But I cannot believe English was your least favorite subject in school…I’m trying not to cry here 😦 Boohoo! LOL!! I adored Biology too and actually wanted to head to medical school to become a neonatologist after getting my undergraduate degree, but that is a story for another time when we talk…


    1. Yes! Glastonbury it is, then! Can’t wait 🙂

      I don’t know why I struggled with English in school! I always loved reading. shrugs

      Medical school, neonatology! omg…Stephanie, that’s quite a difference from where you are now! I’d love to hear your story!


      1. I can’t wait either! Will be an adventure!! Like Thelma and Louise without the tragic ending! Maybe Brad Pitt can join us too for company only. Or maybe someone cuter since he is old now…

        So many of my students struggle with English and love to read. Frankly, the English language and all the grammar rules are quite stupid. It makes it very hard for many learners…English speakers and non, and it discourages so many people from wanting to like English. I try not to be tough when I grade essays for grammar, etc because I’m not teaching an English composition class…they had to take all that crap and pass to even be able to enroll in my classes! I’m looking at the analysis and comprehension of literature and that is where their love of reading comes in. Those who have that love, you really see them start to shine.

        Oh my, I read oodles of medical books from the time I was about 8 all through high school! I still love all things medical!! I applied to only universities around her that have the best medical schools and I got into them. I was going to get my BA in Lit like I did since I enjoyed the subject and then apply to medical school. Then fate intervened when I got married when I was 20 and pregnant 2 months later while still getting my Bachelor’s degree. I could have gone on to medical school but I had a husband still in the military and the time investment to get my degree and then specialize in neonatology was insane while having an infant then I had Connor 2 years later!! It was so impractical at the time when I only had 2 years left to my BA and could get my MA English Lit in 18 mths with one of the programs they had. And that’s what I did! It was quite interesting getting my MA with two under 2 as it was, lol!

        I’ve never regretted it though since I love teaching although when I looked into getting my PhD, I did look into what I would need to do to transfer credits to be a Physicians Assistant instead since it would have taken about the same lenght of time. That idea went down the drain because of my back and fibro since I would have had to get my CNA certification and you have to have your DR sign off that you can lift 100lbs!! Yeah, no…I have a 15 lb lifting limitation with the herniated discs in my back.

        Oh well, so I’m not a medical Dr but I will be a Doctor of Philosophy soon, lol! Life…you never know what will happen 🙂


      2. Stephanie, that is an amazing story! You would have been an amazing physician or physicians assistant. You are caring and thoughtful as well as conscientious. I didn’t know you have a back problem…it probably worked out for the best. And you will be a Dr of literature…How cool is that! You are an amazing lady, Stephanie!

        Thelma and Louise! Ha! I love it! If Brad Pitt’s available he can come. How about Charlie Hunnam…He did a great King Arthur in the movie 😉


      3. Thanks, Jo-Ann!! My dad was less than impressed, lol! He did not want me to get married until after I had graduated, but we had been dating since I was 16, and Eric joined the Air Force as soon as he graduated (I was still a junior), so I had to go through almost 3 years of him being in NJ 1st and then he was sent for three 6 month tours to Iraq and Afganistan while he was first in when I first started at university, and it was the most stressful thing I ever went through!!

        When he came back the final time from overseas, I wanted to marry him immediately just in case. We weren’t at war or anything, but you just never know when the service men and women are over there! So we just eloped when he was on leave! We didn’t tell my parents but told my grandparents. My grandad was a minister and he married us in my grandparents living room, lol. My grandmother and my grandad’s sister were the witnesses 🙂 We told everyone in my family 2 weeks later!! HAHAHA. My dad was not happy since that was his parents and they kept it secret!! But he accepted it although when I got pregnant and my school plans at first thought I wouldn’t be able to do an MA degree with an infant and was afraid I had told me I ruined my life since my plans were so grand. He got over it quickly though since he was just worried. And he and my stepmom were great with helping me with my son when he was born since they live right here or 35 min away and have always been our rocks. I don’t know what I would do without either of them.

        My mom, on the other hand, became so angry that my life was not following “her” plan that she stopped speaking to me when I got married except to call me a bunch of names. We stopped talking in 1997 and didn’t speak again until 2007. She has only seen my boys once in 2007 and has never seen my daughter. Her choice entirely. I text, email, and send snail mail to her, but she responds when she feels like it. I still love her and respect her, and I owe my love of reading, literature, and writing to her because she is one of the most profound readers and writers that I have ever known. So that was very hard and has taken me years and years to overcome..and years of therapy to boot! She is bipolar and very, very hard to please. She also has a personality disorder, and I apparently cannot please her no matter what. That was partially why I was so interested in medicine. I thought about psychiatry, but I thought that would be too close to home and make her flip but I did that anyway just by falling in love…

        I would have so loved to be a doctor or PA, but that is okay! The back problem started when I was 14 and in a car accident, Then My 2nd pregnancy gave me severe sciatica, And then I had another car accident in 2003 that damaged 3 discs in the lumbar at L3-4, L4-5, and L5-S1. I’ve had 1 back surgery but it only lasted so long since I have spinal stenosis, which is narrowing of the spinal cord and degenerative disc disease where the discs are wearing out. I think it is all connected to my fibro…not the discs damaged by the car accidents, that was just bad luck, but the other. Standing for long kills me, so I admit that I am loving that I will be teaching online although what I love most about teaching is the lecture and most online teaching is done by PowerPoint and written lecture…boring!! I think I will do video lectures and upload them along with written ones just like I would have done for a seated class since not all students learn by reading! And I think I will seriously do Skype with them if they need it…oh the plans I am making, lol.

        I love Thelma and Louise! I’ve always wanted an adventure. Charlie Hunnam is fine too! And maybe grab Jon Bon Jovi. He can sing to us along the way. I’m worried Pitt will grow that stupid beard again, lol!!!! 🙂

        So just add my back to the long list of medical ailments, lol. I’m sure we haven’t covered them all yet! I’m a mess. Although most things are fibromyalgia related which sucks are caused by my thyroid. Again that sucks!! But oh, my doctor called today and my biopsy results came back benign!! Yay!! I still have precancerous cells..ugh…but no h.pylori, no anything this time!! So I don’t have to do this again until 2019 unless I have issues; I am so excited. I just have to see him in his office every 6 mths and have blood work to check my iron, B12, and Vit D since I can’t absorb them anymore properly!

        Shew…that was a lot, lol 🙂 ❤


      4. Oh my gosh, Stephanie!! I love that you guys got married by your grandparents and they kept the secret too! Oh, your poor dad! lol Glad they got over it quickly!

        And I can certainly see how having a baby in the middle of it could be stressful, I can understand the worry. I’m so glad everything worked out and they are so helpful. They probably can’t imagine life any different now!

        You are amazing getting your MA with an infant!

        I’m sorry your mom can’t be more supportive. That truly is a heartbreaking story. Mental health can be so hard to get your head around and even harder for kids. You want to be supportive but at the same time you have to protect your own mental health.

        I’ve said it before and I believe it even more so now…you are one AMAZING lady! You are an amazing mom, wife, you have an amazing job and you just keep bettering yourself!

        And I can’t wait to go to Glastonbury with Charlie and definitely bring Jon Bon Jovi! Yes! Brad has too much going on right now anyway. And that beard…ugh. 😉

        That’s fantastic news on the biopsy!! Yay! You can relax about that now and just work on healing the rest of you! 🙂

        Going to run now, getting my hair done this am. Thinking about going a bit more mainstream lol

        Chat soon!


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