A Sunshine Award: You Did What, Audrey Dawn?!

There is nothing like logging in and seeing notifications from fellow bloggers and friends. Recently, I had two friends stop by to let me know that they had chosen me for the Sunshine Award. I think this award is fantastic and let me tell you why. It’s fantastic because I8425_1237661427550_7802202_n feel like I was born radiating sunshine, so me getting this seems predestined, right? I mean just look at this baby picture…

Crazy, right? I’m glowing, here. This red hair of mine has forever been a beacon of light, but I’ve gotten used to it. 😉

No, in all seriousness, I couldn’t be more appreciative of this award. The award comes from two ladies who have been such helpful consultants and frequent commentors on my blog. They help me feel like I belong on WordPress. I’d love it if you stopped by and give them some love.

The Library Lady and Rosie Bear : Geanie, a.k.a Library Lady, is a fellow bookaholic and still enjoys the company of Rosie Bear, her childhood pal. The two of them can make you laugh through stories and book reviews. Geanie has a way of making you feel like you’re in the room with her. I like that, a lot. She has a heart of gold, so stop by when you get a chance.

Princess of the Light: Shining the Light For All: MRS. N, the Author is very busy with NaBloPoMo, but her main focus is getting her book, Princess of the Light, published. MRS. N spreads sunshine consistently on her blog. She’s worth checking out, send her well wishes as she carries out her dream.

Now, to keep with the rules of this award I have to share ten random facts about myself. I’ve gotten this award before, so now I’m technically offering out twenty random facts about myself. I feel like that’s quite a lot, if I get this award again there may not be many secrets left for me. Well, there would be a few. 😉  Y’all better not laugh at me. Or do, I can laugh at myself, quite easily, I assure you. Honesty, is one of my best/worst traits, if you ask I will share. Just like eye contact, if someone gives it to me, then I return the favor. This act leaves me no choice, since Geanie and MRS. N shared, I will also share.

sunshine-award-1I wish I had some intro music…or David Letterman.

1. I love plain cheesecake. Don’t ever ask me if I want nuts, chocolate, fruit, cookies or a drizzling of any sort on my cheesecake. I can’t get excited about that with you. You’re on your own there, friend. Why mess up a good thing, that’s my question to you.

2. I had two 4-H steers growing up. The first one was a Hereford-Angus cross named Panda. I loved him so much. Next was Dude, he was a pain in the butt and he lived up to his name. He loved having his hair blown-out and waved or curled for show. Obviously, he was a diva.

3. I love cowboys. My dad’s nickname is Cowboy. I come from a long line of cowboys/cowgirls.

4. When You Say Nothing At All, by Keith Whitley is a favorite song of mine. I love everything about his voice and the music put to the words, fantastic. Begin Again, by Taylor Swift is another one I’ll share. The writing, is beautiful and I find myself listening to the words frequently. I love the story she tells.

5. I miss riding around in the pick-up with my brother. He’s one of my favorite cowboys and living sixteen hours from him makes me sad. He’s my favorite cook, he fixes everything, he can two-step better than my father, he lets me ride in the Case IH or semi with him, he taught me how to drive a three-on-the tree in Old Blue…oh yeah, this was supposed to be about me. Oops. ((lost in thought))

6. My favorite vacation spot is in the Colorado Rockies. Summer after summer we’d drive up and stay in Eldora, CO at my great uncle’s cabin. It was their summer home and break from California. The cabin was my happy place. I fear that the cousins who have it now, don’t appreciate it quite the same way my father’s family does.

7. My nickname is Aud, and oddly enough I prefer odd numbers. I have a sister who prefers even numbers. Imagine the fight over how the egg carton should look. 🙂 She thinks they all need a buddy. I believe having one stand alone in the column shows independence and bravery. Self confidence, if you will. (I know, it’s just an egg. Who cares…)

8. My dream is to have a porch big enough for all of my friends. We’d sit together, talk about everything, sing familiar songs, I’d feed them, oh how we’d laugh, I’d love on them, offer them ice tea, even sweetened if they preferred, and then make them pinky promise to come back again tomorrow.

9. I’m interested in the Salem witch trials. I cannot imagine living during that time period.  The Shape of Mercy, if you’re interested in a fiction story on the events of that time, is a good look inside. I don’t believe in witchcraft. What actually happened during the course of one year (1692-1693) makes my stomach turned over and over again.

10. If I can’t build you up, then who will? I love what God has put me here to do, I honestly do. XOXO

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23 thoughts on “A Sunshine Award: You Did What, Audrey Dawn?!

  1. This was fun. I’m learning a lot about you by reading these award posts. Some things I knew… some I did not… all have been delightful to read.

    I too love plain cheesecake and adamantly feel exactly the same way about those who always want to ruin it with other things on it.

    I’m certainly no cowboy… but I did ride my grandpa’s pig (who was far bigger than me) when I was five… Does that count?

    Obviously I’m also a fan of Aud… ummm… odd numbers…(33)

    Thank you for leaving these posts on here… I have had a great afternoon prowling around in things about Aud I didn’t know.

    My OCD kicked in when you talked about even and odd. So now I’m off to rearrange the eggs in the carton so that I can always have an Aud egg…

    Curious33

    • I’m curious how you find the time to read so much of these silly posts, but I’m happy you do.

      You really do love your cheesecake plain? Not many people do, they come how become mesmerized by the added sugars they want to put in and around perfectly fantastic dessert all on its own.

      Cowboys are in my blood, but I’ve learned over the years, country boys, city boys and …well, you get it, are wonderful, as well.

      Odd numbers are the best, and I’m humbled by your decision to rearrange your eggs. Giggle

      Thank you for stopping in, Michael33

    • I’m just curious enough to find the time… but I don’t think they are silly. I love reading them. As far as time goes… you forget… I’m involuntarily retired because of health.

      Yes… I truthfully love my cheesecake plain… and all you can find pre-made is cherry or strawberry or some sh&% drizzled on top of it. I don’t know how to make it from scratch, so the ole box of plain cheesecake has to do.

      So… if cowboys are in your blood… does that make you a cowgirl? Do you ride? You know of course that we small town boys love cowgirls… I’m from Arkansas so I know all about hogs… but I’m not too familiar with cornhuskers… however… I am
      one of the biggest fans of Wildcats… the black panther is my totem animal…. (black leopard) grrrrrrr….. I’m very protective… and very, very quiet… Shhhhhhhh
      I’ll send you more on the black panther… They are so beautiful…

      Wait… What? You said you “learned” over the years, country boys, city boys and …well, you get it, are wonderful? Huh? What’s that suppose to mean? Maybe… just maybe… you just like boys.

      Aud numbers are the very best numbers that there are… like the number 9… and 33… special ones.

      Love the giggle… Do cowgirls giggle?

      It was my privelege to stop by… quite an enjoyable experience. I want more… lots more.

    • I didn’t forget, I chose to see you vibrant and busy. You are to me.

      You took the words right out of my mouth. It’s a textual violation to have such things amongst the creamiest delicacy ever. Your explanation cracked me up.

      I know how to ride…I am not a cowgirl, once upon a time I was, but after turning 18 I left my purple ropers behind, for those preppy Europeans I fell for in college.

      I know a little about wild hogs after living in TX…apparently anyone can kill them at any time because they run rampant. Cornhuskers. ..I’m more of a Wildcat, actually. Ha.

      You describe yourself well. Interesting..

      I do like boys. Men, mostly.

      Yes, cowgirls giggle, and I do love those odd numbers.

      Thanks again for the fun I find here, Michael.

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  4. I love reading your post Audrey, and I don’t leave many coments but #5 of this post made me say “Awe” I love how you kid’s are with each other. (I know your not kid’s any more) but you will always be to me. Keep up the great writing that you do.

  5. Aww you are most deserving of this award and I thank you for the lovely mention. I am working hard on my dream and I appreciate all the support from you, Audrey! Have a beautiful week and keep spreading the rays of sunshine! 🙂

  6. Cuuute baby picture. This was a fun post, I feel like I know you a little bit better now. I too dream of having a big – wrap around – porch where I can sit in the evening, sip lemonaid and chat with the neighbors who stroll by. My house has a porch, but unfortunately it’s a couple of cement steps up to the front door. Oh well, I can sip lemonade and fire up the barbecue with friends on the patio. I’m just grateful for a place to call my own.

  7. Congratulations! The Sunshine award seems to be the perfect fit 🙂

    And I agree, the Colorado Rockies are amazing. Most of my summer memories are of time spent in the mountains. We hiked and rafted and camped. My uncle loved to take us camping so he could scare us silly with ghost stories.

    Thanks for sharing!

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