Friday, November 11, 2011

Blogs on Fire Award

Wow, thanks to Amy at Science Stuff by Amy, for nominating my blog for the Blogs on Fire Award. I am so happy that she likes reading my blog.

According to the rules of the award, I am now supposed to tell you 7 things about myself and nominate 7 blogs that I think are worthy of the award. O.K. Here we go.

1.  I love to read. As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to read books. I have a book on the Kindle reader on my iPhone, magazines and a paperback book in the magazine rack, and an audio book on my iPhone. I listen to a book while I walk, clean house, water plants, or fold clothes. I listen to a book in the car. After I finish my work, I read in the evenings in my comfy chair; and I always read until I fall asleep. It is unusual for me not to be reading or listening to three books at a time.

2.  I love to write. From the time I was a child I would love going to the dime store to buy spiral notebooks. In no time, I would fill them with words, phrases, sentences, and stories. Most of my early stories were way too emotional and full of inflated language, but all of them were fun to write and gave me hours of pleasure.

3.  I only like to write with one kind of pencil. It has to be a Dixon Ticonderoga #2 lead pencil. It has to be sharp. The eraser has to be clean. I am not fussy about pens, but prefer a medium point.

4. I love the desert. I love the way it smells after a rain. Our yard is landscaped with rock and desert plants because it seldom rains in El Paso, so when it does, we open the door and go outside and watch the raindrops fall.

5.  The mountains are my go to place if I need solace. My parents always took us to the mountains on camping trips. I will always picture them there happy and smiling.

6.  I grew up in a big family. My dad and my uncle built a duplex and my family (my parents, my sister and I) lived on one side and my aunt and uncle and their son and daughter lived on the other. So there were eight of us living in close proximity. It was as if I had two sets of parents and my cousins were like a brother and a sister. I am named after my Uncle Charles. We had amazing adventures as children. My little brother came along when I was 16 years old, and we all treated him like a doll.

7. When I was a child, there were airplane parts in my backyard. My father and uncle were pilots and mechanics and they built and remodeled planes. We kids would play on the fuselage or the tail section of the planes. Flying in small planes was a big part of my childhood.

And now you know a little more about me. Here are some blogs that I enjoy reading and check into often just to read the latest posts.

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