Sunshine Award

sunshine award

Leigh Anne, who blogs on A Day in the Life at, has nominated me for the Sunshine Award.  Thank you Leigh Anne for thinking of me.

There are certain rules for participation in this award.  I need to share 11 random facts about myself, answer the 11 question the nominating blogger created for me, I need to post 11 questions for the 11 bloggers that I am to nominate.  I am to list the names of the 11 bloggers for all to read.

I am using this week’s post to fulfill these rules.  So here it goes:


  1. I do not like to drive.  My friends lovingly call me Miss Daisy.
  2. I have been married 41 years.
  3. I have self published a picture book titled “Before I Was Born”.
  4. I have gone to the same hairdresser for 26 years.
  5. I have played golf for over 20 years and I am still a hacker.
  6. I don’t know how to swim.
  7. I will be taking custody of my 8 month old granddaughter soon.
  8. I am a voracious reader.
  9. I only started writing because my husband forced me to.
  10. I love to cook and I am pretty good at it.
  11. I have been working in my husband’s office for 15 years.


  1. What is the best gift you have ever been given? The very best gift was my engagement ring.  It was the start of this crazy, happy life with a man I have never stopped loving.
  2. What is the one thing you would change about yourself?  I would like to have a better formal education.  I always feel like I’m playing catch up ball when it comes to education.
  3. Which teacher had the biggest influence on you and why?  I had a beautiful Sister Of Mercy who taught me English during my junior year in high school.  She was the first person I remember who encouraged me to write and to go to college.
  4. What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?  I hope I will be spending a lot of time traveling.  I hope I am able to continue to explore my new interest in hiking.  And, of course, I hope I will have lots more time to write, meet other writers and attend writing workshops.
  5. What is your favorite family moment?  We try to have a family dinner every Sunday.  It is has been pure joy to have my son, daughter in law and grandson so willing to spend this time with us.
  6. What is your favorite hot/cold drink?  My favorite hot drink is coffee and favorite cold drink is glass of wine.
  7. What are you passionate about?  I am passionate about sharing my love for reading.
  8. What are you currently reading?  I am currently reading Canada, God Got A Dog and Bright From The Start.
  9. Which season do you like best and why?  For me, you can’t beat autumn.  I like everything about this season – the weather, the colors, the smells, the cooking, Thanksgiving.
  10. Did you have a favorite outfit as a kid and what did it look like?  Sorry, I don’t recall having a favorite outfit.  Anything that was new became my immediate favorite.
  11. Why did you start blogging?  I wanted to find an outlet for expression and also a discipline – something I would have to show up and do.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers:

  1. Meg Everingham –
  2. Heidi Swanson –
  5. Tara Lazar –
  7. Paul Einlyng,

My Questions

  1. How do you prefer to read books, paper or electronic?
  2. What is your favorite food?
  3. What is your favorite recipe?
  4. What is your favorite picture book?
  5. What are you reading right now?
  6. What is your favorite cookbook?
  7. Why did you start writing your blog?
  8. What is the best gift you were ever given?
  9. What are you passionate about?
  10. What is your favorite family pastime?
  11. What are you cooking right now?

Have a great week,


About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

4 Responses

  1. margaretsmn

    Random facts tell me so much about your spirit of perseverance and courage. I am wishing you strength and energy with taking in an 8 month old, so demanding and yet so rewarding.



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