… and we all shine on …


I’m excited to have my blog noticed by a  fellow blogger whose writing I enjoy.

Since my blog is dedicated to a single topic, I’m really excited to switch gears today and write about something else. Thank you, ArdenRR, for your hilarious blog This Typing Makes Me Look Busy and for nominating me for a Shine On award. I understand this award is like a coupon; it has no cash value. Anyone who’s spent their entire career writing for other people, organizations and corporations knows you can’t put a dollar figure on self expression.

With that in mind, here are seven random things about me:

wedding girls_smMy three beautiful daughters are the collective light of my life.

cat_collage_smI adore my four rescue cats despite the fact I’m very allergic them.

rockclimbing_smI am an *extreme rock climber.

kiltWhen I took bagpipe lessons, my Grandma told me to ask one of the pipers what a Scotsman wears under his kilt. He answered “give me your hand, and don’t be afraid.”

escalatorLeft-handed people are more fearful than the general population. Personally I’m terrified of being sucked into escalators by my shoestrings, which is why I always jump over the first and last step. Or just take the stairs.

drinksThis year will be my 8th annual trip to the Austin City Limits Festival. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of bands, but mostly The National. I will also be spending quality time at Z Tejas’ bar.

imagineMy post title is from Instant Karma, a John Lennon song.

And here are 15 additional bloggers who inspire me to keep writing:

I’ve had a miscellaneous topic blog for four years; I started this extremely focused blog about seven weeks ago because I believe caregivers seriously need to lighten up. Thanks for everyone’s comments and support so far. Viva la blog!

*extremely bad 🙂

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