Friday, July 3, 2015

Creative Blogger Award

A huge thank you to Geo at Trainride Of The Enigmas for presenting me with this award. If you do not know Geo please click on the name of his blog and look around. He has the most magnificent sense of the absurd.

There are conditions to receiving this prestigious award.

1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

2. Share five facts about yourself to those who are reading your blog.

3. Nominate other worthy blogs and notify those blogs.

4. List the rules. This is the time to tell you that this award is for fun. No other benefits will be given. Because of that any blogs that I list are under no obligation to reciprocate in any way. But my admiration of you is sincere.

Five facts about me.

1. Most of you know that my real name is not Emma. But the stories I write about are all true as I remember them.

2. I am not here to make a great literary statement. I am writing about my family and myself to leave a history of sorts for my children and their children.

3. I have a head full of absolutely useless information. I am good at trivia games but the facts are not worth much otherwise.

4. The one thing I do well is learn. I have an appetite to absorb as much knowledge as I can. Unforunately I am not good at "doing". You would think that would make me a good teacher but teaching is a "doing" thing so that does not work either.

5. Ever since my oldest son introduced me to the internet I have been hooked. I have a world of knowledge at my fingers. I have taken virtual tours of almost every museum in the world. I have visited apartments (and pubs) all over the planet. The cities of the world are here in pictures and words. I can learn a new language. I can learn the steps to a dance. I can study flora, fauna, and history. The words to my favorite songs are listed. I can listen to those songs performed by my favorite artists. I have met wonderful people from many different places who I would have missed knowing without the internet. I could go on but the opportunities are limitless. This science fiction contraption of my youth is now a marvelous reality that opens possibilities to whatever a person wishes.

I now bestow this award to bloggers that I respect. They have gained this respect in various ways. A sense of humor will pull me in every time. I appreciate intelligence, not necessarily education. Personality, humanity, and observation are present in each. Please visit the ones you are unfamiliar with and revisit the ones you know. All are good reads.

Cup On The Bus

Transformation Information

Life 101

Life at the Blue Rock Ranch

Jean-Living Simple

A Man On The Move

Weedpicker's Journal

My Journey

Dear You, Joy of Living

The Everyday Adventurer

nature tales and camera trails


Georgia Girl With an English Heart


Generation Z. Cruising In An RV

Out On The Prairie

The Frog & PenguINN

About Life and Love

The Rural Path

Don't Unplug Your Hub

Please consider yourselves notified.

If you do not see your blog listed please accept my apologies. It does not mean you do not belong in the list, only that I did not have it right before my eyes and my little brain can only retain so much.

All of these blogs are excellent and I hope you take the opportunity to visit them. To each and every blog listed, I will not be offended if you wish to ignore this whole award thing. As I stated before it is only for the fun of it.


  1. Emma, I recognize some of the blogs you listed and will definitely visit the ones I don't recognize. Thanks! And yes, it's great fun to be here in the future.

  2. Hello Emma,

    Thanks for listing my blog. I am honored by the award..

    The revelations about you is very interesting. No doubt your blog posts make lovely reading and I always go back with more information about various things you write.

    I will surely visit the blogs you have mentioned.

    Best wishes.

    1. Thank you. I like the thought provoking posts that you write. You always make me stop and think instead of just reacting.

  3. Dear Emma, congratulation to your blogger award! And thank you very much for mentioning mine (where I am a bit lazy at the moment - due to a heat wave in Germany, with up to 40°Celsius...) I will look at the other blogs you mention, thank you.

    1. You are welcome. I am enlightened by your blog. Your interest in whatever is happening around you inspires me.

  4. The Internet has been my limitless library too, and I share some of your traits. Congratulations on the award.

    1. Thank you. Yours is one of the blogs I wanted to mention as an award winner. To all who want to experience nature as seen through the eyes of Betchai please visit her at The Joys Of Simple Life. The address is You will love the pictures of the ocean and the mountains,

  5. Emma, thank you for including my blog in your list above! It humbles my heart that someone finds value in what I post. I can't thank you enough:))

    1. I hope others will appreciate your blog the way I do. You find the beauty in what we consider to be the most unattractive creatures. I am awed.

  6. A belated congratulations, Emma, and thanks for including our blog on your list. I enjoyed reading your 5 fun facts about yourself, many which I already knew from our correspondence and your blog posts. I find your personal blog posts so interesting and am constantly amazed at the memories you have of your family's experiences. Thanks for sharing them.

    1. I love talking about myself and my family. Narcissism lives.