I’m so not worthy of a Double Ray of Sunshine!!


Okay, maybe I am.

Although I try to avoid making decisions like that on my own, leaving it instead, to the professionals, and being pleasantly surprised with the outcome. At least a few, seem to think I am, every now and then. You can see for yourself, here and here. Anyway, this past Friday was another such occasion, but in a different way. For me, living in LA, and being intimately connected to the Industry, it’s like winning an Oscar AND a SAG Award…which will likely never happen…but you get the point.

You see, I woke up to not one, but TWO fellow bloggers nominating me for The Sunshine Award, via posts on their blogs!! Oh, and they shouted it out on Twitter too. OMG…have I arrived, or what? Both, Mrs. Martini over at Three Monkeys and a Martini, and Jenn at Something Clever 2.0. have hilarious blogs you will definitely want to read  follow religiously. To say I was blown away by such a double dose of honor is, well, an understatement. Of course, I’m still wondering if they called each other, or it had anything to do with the fact that we’ve all been on this bandwagon called Theme Thursday together for the past few weeks? Whatever. I will not look a gift horse in the mouth. Speaking of gift horses, I’ve always wondered what that statement meant. Were, at some point in history, horses commissioned to deliver gifts to folks by carrying them in their mouths?  I mean, I KNOW reindeer pull the sleigh at Christmas….

But I digress. With this award comes the responsibility of answering some quick questions, and paying it forward by nominating a few fellow bloggers myself. So, I’m gonna get to it. If you already know too much about me already, as the result of this post, you can skip to the bottom and stalk some other fabulous blogs. On with my show, now.

1. What is your favorite Christmas movie? That one is easy. The original Miracle on 34th Street, with Natalie Wood. I’ve seen it hundreds of times. Never gets old. And while I’m in this confessional here, I will admit that I have never seen “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

2. What is your favorite flower? Hmmm. I’m not a huge flower fan, honestly. They are beautiful, and I enjoy choosing and arranging them for other people from time to time, but I don’t really have a stand-out favorite. But in the spirit of actually answering the question, I’d say wildflowers are good, picked and given on a whim, straight from the heart for no reason.

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic beverage? Sparkling water with lime. It used to be Sundrop, but I can’t drink caffeine much anymore for fear my heart will explode. Or at least that’s what it feels like it’s going to do

4. What is your passion? Milking every single second of my time here on Earth for all its got, and having no regrets when I draw my last breath. Oh, and making people smile. Or even better…laugh.

5. What is your favorite time of year? Without question, Fall. I grew up in the South, and the changing of the leaves, crispness/smell in the air…excitement of SEC college football…makes me adore the season. Since moving to California, it hasn’t been the same, so I have to depend on enjoying Autumn vicariously through my family back home. Until I win the lottery and can go visit every November.

6. What is your favorite time of day? Kind of strange, because I’m really a night owl, but my favorite time of day is when I wake up. The fact that it keeps happening over and over again is simply magical. And before you assume…don’t. I’m not secretly suffering from a terminal illness or expecting to die suddenly. I just appreciate the fact that each day is a gift.

7. What is your favorite physical activity? Dancing. I even have a Bachelor’s Degree in it. Started when I was 5-ish, and continued through college. Although I was never able to make a career out of it, the fire for it still burns inside me. There is no better way for me to relieve stress than to ‘dance it out’. Music often moves me, and when I hear it, I get lost, and see it dancing in my head. Actual choreography, with costumes, props and scenery. Rarely has any of this made its way onto a stage. Okay…never. But I’m not dead yet, and Martha Graham danced well into old age, so there is still hope, right?

8. What is your favorite vacation? Camping. Preferably in the Fall, with just my family, or even a group of families. I love hiking and exploring nature. Campfires make me feel all warm and fuzzy. No pun, intended. The only thing associated with camping that I’m not fond of are s’mores. Messy, gooey…yuck.

So, that’s it. Now you know it all.

What? I’m not done? Oh, right…one more thing. My nominations!!

I hereby nominate the following bloggers for The Sunshine Award, because their blogs feel like a ray of sunshine when I read them:

The Diary of a Reluctant Mother

Motherhood, WTF?

Things That Happen Everyday

One Funny Motha 

One Classy Motha

Now, go give these ladies some love on their blogs, and tell them

The Calibamamom sent you!


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