Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Liebster Award - Again!

I am not sure you are supposed to win this more than once but now I have been nominated three times - woo hoo!  The first time was last Spring, see the post here for my choices of nominees which I am sticking with.  This will be my final acceptance of this award - thanks for fellow bloggers Shoestring Manor and  Big Food, Big Garden, Big Life for thinking of me.

 In the spirit of the Liebster however I will share 11 Random facts about me.

1.  I moved out from home at age 17 as that was when I graduated high school and I was very independent from a young age - it was not due to a bad relationship with my parent.

2.  I am 7.5 years younger than hubby.  We have been together for 10 years and married for 7.5 years.  Someone once referred to hubby as my Father (he looks young, I have no idea why that happened but he took offence).

3.  I never really started cooking from scratch until age 33 when I met hubby and suddenly had four stepkids - six mouths to feed on a part-time basis!  Now I am 43 and a way better cook.

4.  My favorite color is Coral (cross between pink and orange).

5.  The thing I spend the most money on outside of basic living costs:  Travel - and never regretted a dollar spent.  I plan on enjoying my life and travel is one of the things that makes my heart go pitter patter.

6.  I am a dual USA/Canadian citizen as I was born in the Montrose, Colorado, USA but my family moved to Canada when I was six months old.  When I was 18 I wanted Canadian citizenship.  If you are born in the USA you are always deemed a citizen (even if you want to give it up you can't) therefore I am a dual citizen.  

7.  My eyes are brown.  I only started wearing glasses for driving at age 35 but do not wear them all the time as am nearsighted.

8.  I own a hamster, primarily because hubby is allergic to everything else.

9.  The number 0ne thing I do to relax is walk by the Ocean.

10.  My favorite food is Mexican.

11.  I read two or three books simultaneously.  Right now I am reading Kiss the Bees by J.A. Jance, A Traitor to Memory by Elizabeth George and The Anodyne Necklace by Martha Grimes.  If one gets slow I just read one of the others.  Rarely do I ever quit a book as I feel the need to give the author a chance until the end.

I have no idea why the writing in this post went all small and cannot fix it - sorry guys!

Thanks again!


  1. Congrats on your award! I love coral too! And Mexican!!!

    1. I believe the love of Mexican food has to do with the fact I was born in Colorado, where there are tons of great restaurants and whenever we visited relatives that was the food of choice. Good Mexican restaurants are a scarce in Canada. Cheers!

  2. Congratulations! I love to walk too, don't have an oceah close by though.

    1. Walking is such a peaceful task. Cheers!

  3. Congrats on getting the award twice!
    I can't wait to walk along the beach again.

    1. Thanks-really any kind of water will do for the walk. I just turn into a calmer person.

  4. Super interesting facts about you!

    I feel exactly the same about travel, never regretted a penny spent on it.

    Lucky you walking along the beach!

    Sft x