Me Me -Versatile Me!

I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by Freja at The Grey Witches  for my Stories by Bee site.  I know many of you will have seen the award I got for my poses site.  If not, you can see it HERE.  I must be really uninteresting, as coming up with another 7 facts was super hard!

Thank you so much Freja for this award!  The Grey Witches, is a story about three witches; Grey Granny, her daughter Shasta and her daughter Taiga, who is still a child in the beginning of the story.  All three are of a varying skill level in their witch craft with a hidden story behind their life.  The photography for this story is gorgeous and I urge everyone to check it out, if you haven’t already. 

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The rules:

  • Write 7 interesting facts about yourself

  • Nominate 15+ amazing bloggers for this award.

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Uninteresting Facts About Me – LOL

  1.  I have a very sarcastic mind (i.e. the title I have provided)  but I am never unkind.  I think many things I never say, which is a result of my serious training.
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  2. Until the age of 21, I went through extensive etiquette training.  Since my parents were in the public eye, it was important that I always behave in a proper manner.  One time I tried walking down the sidewalk holding my boyfriends hand.  Within half an hour my parents found out and you can imagine the trouble I found myself in as a result.  In cleaning out my mother’s house last year, I found all those books I studied from.  I tossed them.  I will choose to teach my children what I believe is necessary for these times and nothing more.
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  3. I don’t believe in luck.  You will never see or hear me wishing you good luck. Screenshot-134
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  4. I’ve been through 3 close up tornadoes.  Scariest moments of my life.  Only one damaged our property.  The first one we were in a camping trailer at a campsite.  We got into a very deep ditch! The second one crossed a major highway in front of us while we were on holiday. Destroyed our windshield.  The third hit our home. All those were when I was a child. Then four years ago, a tornado formed above our home, but due to high winds it moved on to destroy a tourist town forty five minutes away.  Six years ago, I saw a gustnado form in farmer’s field next to me. With no where to go, I watched it travel in the same direction as myself, then peter out in front of me about 3 kms from where it started.  There are more to tell you about, like the time one smashed my brand new van while we were at the community building for a all village event……Needless to say, tornadoes are a huge fear for me from April to October and we have detailed safety plans for our family because of my experiences.
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  5.  Julie Garwood is my favourite author.  I don’t know why exactly when there are so many other great writers to give that honor.  I’m a lover of mystery books that have a background story of the characters themselves.  Even perhaps, a bit of love.  My senior, next door neighbour from England, had her entire published collection twenty years ago. We became fast friends while I used her book shelf like a library.  Then, my husband gave me Ransom as a gift and I cherish that book immensely.  Since the story is based in Scotland where my family is from, I’m sure that has had a big impact on my love for this book.I will never again read anything like Harlequin romance novel though.  (read one in my teens because my mother had them)  Not my cup of tea. 
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  6. I’m terrified of German Shepherd dogs. (no offense to anyone who has one)  When I was about nine years old, my friend had been sick for a week, so my father drove me out to her house in the country to deliver her homework.  I was approaching the door, when this dog came around the house and attacked me.  Ever since then, I just freeze and cover my face when I see one.  I would like to have one myself really, as they are a beautiful breed with great capability.  My neighbour across the street has one and I forced myself to spend time with him so I have gotten better.  They also had him trained by a professional for about 9 months so they have full control.  I still bear the scar on my leg from that day.
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  7. I always like to see the best in people no matter what.  Even when they do something terrible, I look for the underlying reason why they would have done so.  I want people to be good.  It’s my strength and also my weakness.  As a teacher, we are taught there is no such thing as a bad child…I only wish that could be true for the adults as well.

 

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My Nominees –

So many have already, or recently received this award, so my list is small.

Forever Darkness
Fine Lines
Eternally Yours

Stories and Sundries
Maiden Lissa’s Stories
Twisted Fairytale

  8 comments for “Me Me -Versatile Me!

  1. April 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Oh, come on, you ARE versatile. And humble, too, may I add. Funny thing is I hadn’t known what this word meant before I found out that such award existed. But you definitely are!
    I’ve only just begun catching up on The Grey Witches. I hope I will eventually progress more with the whole catching up, because it sounds like a terrific story!
    Your facts are interesting. The etiquette training sounds like something I wouldn’t survive. I think I’m too straightforward for my own good and I hate restrictions.
    I’ve never considered the existence of luck. I only use it in wishes, not really thinking it over. Good luck means ‘powodzenia’ in Polish. It has no luck word in it. When you say ‘powodzi mu się’ (verb – powodzić się) it means ‘he is successful, everything is going well for him’. No luck involved.
    I don’t envy you the tornadoes. It must have been so terrifying. No wonder you described them so well in your story. I’m fortunate enough to live in the part of the world where tornadoes are rare.
    I’ve never heard of Julie Garwood.
    Ouch, the experience with the dog. The trauma it must have caused.
    Seeing the best in people is both a blessing and not so much of a blessing. But it makes you a good friend and it’s good that you have faith in people. It definitely helped as a teacher.

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  2. April 15, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    First, I have to say, you’re not a boring person whatsoever. I like the seven facts you picked. I hear you about tornadoes. I’ve been through a couple myself and it’s definitely no picnic. We were in such a rough tornado one time, my little sister used to scream and run inside to the basement every time the wind blew. I imagine you as a very good teacher and wish I’d known you when my kids were little. lol

    Oh, and I’m going to be checking out your favorite author. 😀

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    • April 15, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you!

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    • April 17, 2018 at 8:20 am

      I wish I had known all of you sooner as well! Thank you for that compliment. I do know that in my restricted life growing up, I feel I lack in personality and thus are somewhat boring to be around. So while the title was a joke, it is somewhat true in my mind.

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  3. April 16, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    You are anything but boring!! You had a restricted life, it appears, but I was always interested in proper etiquette, etc.when I was young. It certainly didn’t make me an angel, however! lol I grew up in Illinois, in a city that’s in a natural valley. All the little towns around us suffered from tornadoes off and on, but they always flew right over the city proper. I recall watching one head on from the 5th floor of the hospital I was working in – amazing to watch, but scary as heck! I was also bitten by a German Shepherd when I was 5 years old and was wary of them for many years! I loved that you met a new author through your neighbor! I am definitely going to check her out. Like you, those Harlequin romance novels are not for me! I can see that you are a kind person, were undoubtedly a wonderful teacher, and I can see that you. too, always look for the good in people. I haven’t read any of The Grey Witches, but certainly intend to now! And – congratulations on your award!! =D

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    • April 17, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Thank you Marj! All my restricted life did, was make me incredibly good at being sneaky. I still had my share of fun, no matter what my parents tried to do.

      The amount of people I talk to who say they were bit or attacked by a German Shepherd is amazing. This is why it’s so important that the breed be properly trained! I learned this from my neighbours. They are an incredibly intelligent breed and they show all their thoughts on their face. Bruno, across the road has been very good in teaching me not to be afraid of him. I even put my hand in his mouth to get a ball. Not that I would get that close to someone else’s dog. I always thought if I ended up alone, I would have one that was fully trained for protection.

      I really hope you do give the Grey Witches a try. Freja has a super good humor and it shows in her writing.

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  4. April 18, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Thank you for coming up with more, very interesting, facts about yourself! I can relate to sarcasm, but sometimes other people don’t get it – hence the just kidding plopping out of my mouth ever so often! Having your parents in the public eye must be straining for a young person who wants to live their own life and do the same thing as their friends! I saw in your answer to Marjorie that you learned to become sneaky – most kids who are restrained from doing things (one way or the other) quickly learn how to get to their goals anyway! The grass is greener etc. .)

    Tornados seem like one of the scariest natural catastrophes, as there’s nowhere to hide except underground! I’ve seen rather impressive whirlwinds in the African desert and been through a sandstorm and it was creepy even though we were protected! So I really get your fear!

    I’m superstitious, a little – never walk under ladders and such… And I believe in hard work more than luck! 🙂

    How awful to be attacked by a dog – any breed! You’re lucky you got away… My dad is scared of dogs since an accident as a kid so we bought him the most adorable King Charles puppy for his birthday a few years ago, and it helped him a lot. He’s still scared of big dogs though. I once had a Doberman, so I get the training part. It’s vital to know your dog obeys you immediately – even if you know your dog is friendly, other people don’t. I think all dog owners should train their dogs out of respect of their fellow citizens – I remember how aggravating it was to walk my dog who stayed by my side even without a leash, and having small dogs yapping around him in the park… He wasn’t trained for defense, as it’s something his breed does instinctively. Just training the dog to be obedient is enough, otherwise you might wake up instincts that are difficult to control. I’m glad you have become at ease with your neighbor’s dog, it a step in the right direction, even if I guess you’ll always be wary around dogs you don’t know!

    I have to check out Julie Garwood! I don’t have any particular favorite author, but I have all Ed McBain’s books, which were the ones I got started reading in English with.

    Believing in the good in people is a strength, as it’s not the easiest thing to do. As a teacher myself, I have had students who said that I was the first one to believe in them, and even if it makes me happy and proud, it also makes me incredibly sad to know those particular teenagers aren’t surrounded by optimism and positive thoughts…

    So thanks again for letting us get to know you better, I think you’re a strong, positive person who brings joy to other people’s lives, not only by your stories but also by the way you communicate your optimism!

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  5. April 23, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Tornadoes are you very scary experience. I have only been through one and it was a long time ago but it never leaves you!

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