Monday, November 26, 2012

The Liebster Award

I am so honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award! This award is given to new bloggers with 200 followers or less. I was nominated by Rae of Mindful Rambles. Thank you so much! You should check out her blog. She's great ~ way ahead of me. I am just learning and struggling through.

And the rules are:
1. Post 11 random things about yourself
2. Answer the questions the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them to your post.
5. Leave a comment on this post if you were nominated so I can learn more about you and see who you nominate.

My 11 randoms:
1. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We are married 28 years!
2. I have 2 wonderful daughters. The oldest is married, has our first grandson, and is expecting a girl in January - she lives in South Carolina. The youngest lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend. We had some tense moments during Sandy when we couldn't reach her. Sure wish they both lived closer.
3. Wendy is our retired greyhound. She is 10 and has been with us for 8 years.
4. I turned 50 in August! Unbelievable, starting to feel old.
5. My husband and I are on a mission to run an event in all 50 states. So far we've run in 13 states. We are going big for state #14 ~ The Goofy Challenge in Florida this January. For our 30th anniversary, and 25th state, we have planned Alaska. Hawaii is to be state #50!
6. I have my best first grade class ever this year! I think I'd like to loop with them clear through high school. Just kidding.
7. I love to be outside.
8. My favorite food is pizza. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It doesn't matter what kind.
9. I do not like to be cold. I'd rather be too hot.
10. If I start reading a book I must read it without stopping. I don't hear or see anything else when reading. So I don't often start books unless I know I have time to finish.
11. Running does not come easily to me. I try to do it often because it keeps me healthy.

Rae's Questions:
1. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I would like to be able to fly. Even though heights scare me, there are so many places to see and it just is too hard to get to them quickly.
2. If you weren't a teacher/educator/your current occupation, what would you be?
I can't imagine not teaching, but if I was to do something in addition to teaching it would be something with houses.
3. You had to choose: sense of smell or sense of taste.
Smell wins hands down.
4. What is your favorite genre of book?
Historical Fiction
5. What is your favorite genre of music?
I am a dud when it comes to music. I'd rather have quiet.
6. If you could visit any place in the world, and money was no object, where would it be?
New Zealand would be my first choice. It looks so beautiful.
7. What was your favorite subject in school? What was your least favorite?
My favorite subject was math. I love how the rules always worked. That leads me to my least favorite subject crazy English.
8. What is one way that you do to ensure a healthy lifestyle?
I run, usually at least 3-5 miles, three to four times a week. Preparing for Disney now so the miles are racking up quickly.
9. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
At least 8, without sleep I am a mess.
10. What is your favorite drink, alcoholic or not?
Coke ~ its an obsession and not a good one. I try try try to stay away.
11. Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what?
My hidden talent must be making my first graders laugh.

Now, for my nominations:
1. Albuquerque Amy's First Graders
2. Coconut Cutie's Classroom
3. Autism Tank
4. A Flutter Over First Grade
5. First Grade Smiles
6. Cool School With Karen
7. Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
8. Tiny Treasures By T
9. Simply Sprout
10. Year SIX
11. The Teaching Bug
Be sure to look at these great blogs!

For my nominees -- My questions:
1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
2. Where is your favorite place to vacation?
3. What is your favorite children's book?
4. What do you like to do when you are not working on things for your classroom?
5. If you could spend time with anyone ~ who would you like to meet and why?
6. What food could you not do without?
7. Tell a bit about your best day ever as an educator.
8. What would you like to have more time for during the school day?
9. What scares you most?
10. What is your favorite holiday or time of the year?
11. What do you tend to buy too much of?

For all my nominees, please copy and paste the above instructions, questions, and such to your blog. And don't forget to comment on my post when you are done, so I can check out some new interesting info about you!

I am really honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award and thanks again to Rae!

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  1. Congrats on your award! You and I have a lot in common:) Married to my university sweetheart ... 34 years ... in my 50s ... love to run ... have a wonderful grade 1 class too! Best of luck with your runs through 50 states. I admire you for attempting that!! Thanks for dropping by My Running Shortz, too.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  2. This looks great! Make sure you comment on your nominees pages to let them know they have been nominated (maybe you already have, but just to remind you :P). I loved reading your fun facts about you and your answers to my questions. Who doesn't want to fly? That would be awesome!!

    I'm glad you figured it out! Happy blogging :)

  3. Thanks again for the nomination! I have my questions answered on my blog- feel free to check it out.

  4. Thanks for the nomination! Just posted my responses today if you want to check them out. Have a great day!
    Hailey from Autism Tank

  5. Thank you so much for nominating me! You gave me the encouragement I needed to continue what I started. I hope to get your questions answered by week's end once report cards and SLO's are all written!!! You made my day :)

    Denise from A Flutter Over First Grade

  6. Thanks for directing me here...a great read. How exciting you might win again!! I think anyone who runs as much and as far as you deserves to win...I give myself a high five when I go for a walk! Honest truth here sadly. Anyway great chance to get to know you a little better through this post and again GOODLUCK with the award this time round. :)

    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage From ruby slippers blogspot

  7. Whoops...the extra words after my blog link...newbie error...i did the turoial from Ruby Slippers on how to comment with a link. Guess Iv'e almost got it! :)

    Julie :)