I was given this award this morning by a woman with whom I am quickly becoming smitten, the lovely Marian Allen. She has been beyond kind to this new kid on the block, and I am incredibly grateful. This award comes, however, with some fun little strings as listed below.
- Thank and link to the person who gave you the award.
- Tell seven facts about yourself.
- Pass it on to seven other bloggers.
- Link to specific posts on their blogs so they’ll be notified by pingback. I’ve also notified my recipients by commenting on specific posts, since I read them every day anyway!
1. I am completely and utterly unable to compose writing on a computer. Everything begins in composition books that I buy in bulk during back to school sales. To me, a blank book is an invitation, a cursor is a demand.
2. I love books like Lenny loves bunnies. There is no sound finer than the crack as the spine breaks. And it's a mercy thing; hopefully they are unaware of all the trauma they endure after that point.
3. I'm really quite old fashioned in a lot of ways. I can my own food, sew many of my clothes, make homemade cleaning products, spin wool into yarn, and am a trained midwife. Don't get me wrong, I am an admitted FacePlant and love the various creature comforts that the modern age provides, but there is something incredibly satisfying about the simplicity and immediate tangible rewards of simplicity.
4. I am obsessed with sharks. Really, really obsessed. I love them and want to cuddle them all. If prompted in any way I will regale you for hours with shark facts, so enter the waters at your own risk.
5. I also love pseudonyms. **Newsflash** K.A. DaVur is not my real name. Also, I once wrote a modern western under the nomme de plume George P. Murphy after three of my favorite war heroes. (Gold star to anyone who can name all three).
6. In my rebellious, iconoclastic youth, I got an underage tattoo...of Winnie the Pooh. And a balloon.
7. I have four children seven and under whom I homeschool and with whom I am utterly and completely in love. They make me a better me and have taught me so much. Two of them have special needs. I was incredibly proud when my then four year old, who could not yet say his name, settled by calling himself "Beowulf."
I'm kind of new to this blogging thing, so I'm not sure if I know seven others. But, here goes.
Suzann @ Moozan's Mind
AR Neal @ Starving Activist
Dom @ Plumicorn Prophesies