Now I'm to follow three rules:
Rule #1: Link back to the person who gave you the award. (That would be Fiona. If you haven't already, check out her blog. She's got lots going on in her busy, homestead/farm life, and she's a professional writer-person so her posts are always extremely well done.)
Rule #2: Share seven things that folks may not know about you. (I think I've blabbered everything there is to know already, but see below. I'll make something up.)
Rule #3: Name other bloggers you would like to see receive this award.
Seven things folks may not know about me:
1 - I hate my legs. When my daughter got married, she specifically requested I pick out a dress with a short skirt to show off my legs. (How weird is that?)
2 - When my husband and I met, we were both involved with someone else. But we knew within a week of meeting that we were going to be married. And we were, less than a year later.
3 - I was standing within five feet of a man when he committed suicide. I didn't know him so it wasn't as traumatic as it might sound. (But scary enough.)
4 - Getting pregnant was hard, but I felt absolutely wonderful every single day I was expecting. (I may not have phrased that just right. I had a hard time getting pregnant. Is that better?)
5 - I fantasize about living alone with my hubby in an inaccessible lighthouse for one whole year. (But I'm not sure there is such a thing as an inaccessible lighthouse anymore.)
6 - When we owned and operated a restaurant, we employed as many as twenty-three people during the tourist season. Many of them referred to me as "The Dragon Lady".
7 - If I had money to burn and accessibility to a really good plastic surgeon, I would get a face lift. (And maybe a couple of other things lifted at the same time.)
I don't think I can adequately explain how very much those of you I've met through blogging mean to me. So many of you are funny, interesting, knowledgeable, informative, kind and so supportive. And you all deserve bunches of awards. However, there is one person I admire for her grit, compassion, hard work ethic, loving nature, down-to-earth advice, wisdom and ability to keep going when the going gets tough. She's a single who's doing the homesteading thing a heckuva lot better than I ever could by myself. She's got a quirky sense of humor that always makes me smile and wonder, "Now why can't I write like that?"
So here's The Versatile Blogger award passed on to you, Susan. Go over to her blog, e-i-e-i-omg!, and you'll see what I mean.