Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

You look Fabulous!

Thank you Kathryn Checkley, fellow blogger and writer extraordinaire, for honoring me with a Fabulous Blog Ribbon!!

Be sure to check out her blog, The Intrinsic Writer, here on WordPress!

It is always a great day when my efforts are recognized as worthy by a reader, a friend and/or a fellow writer!

As I understand it, none of these blog awards come without their own set of rules.Β 

They are as follows:

1. Thank the blogger who gave it to you and share the link back to the awarding blog.

2. Name 5 fabulous moments in your life.

3. Name 5 things that you love.

4. Name 5 things you hate.

5. Pass the award to 5 deserving bloggers.

So, without further ado…

Five Fabulous Moments in My Life:

  • Marrying my high school sweetheart over 18 years ago
  • graduating Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Fredonia (with a degree I am not really using!)
  • Discovering NaNoWriMo and realizing that I really can do this writing thing
  • Completing my first novel
  • The day I publish my novel (not yet scheduled, but I will keep you posted!) πŸ™‚

Five Things I Love:

  • YA and Middle grade books – pure escapism!
  • Curling up with a good book and at least a few cats for company
  • Homemade chocolate chip cookies dunked in milk
  • Quilting and doing the patchwork by hand
  • Classic Looney Tunes cartoons

Five Things I Hate:

  • Prima Donnas, Narcissists, Negative Nellies and other mean people
  • Politics
  • Humidity
  • Lima Beans
  • Cigarette smoke

Five Bloggers Who Deserve a Fabulous Blog Ribbon:

Thanks again, Katherine! And thanks to all my fellow bloggers out there for filling cyberspace with so much energy and creativity!




  1. Cheryl,

    How nice, thanks so much! We’re definitely kindred spirits since I hate those five things, too (ha). Hope you have a great week.


  2. Yvette Carol

    Cheryl, thanks for the blog post! Very funny. I also like the look of Judith Marshall’s blog πŸ™‚

  3. Daphne Shadows

    Congratulations on the Ribbon. The five things you hate could have been written by me. And I too love chocolate chip cookies! πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Daphne! — I think my five hated things speak to many people! πŸ™‚

  4. Congratulations! I’ve never seen that blog award before ;0)

    Congrats on the 18 years also – my husband and I celebrate our 9 year tomorrow – so happy!

  5. You are very welcome, Cheryl!

  6. Cheryl,
    After a month of catching up and also dealing with a cracked rib, I’m finally–mea culpa–thanking you for such a lovely surprise. The award is balm to my battered body as well as the spirit.
    And congrats on your anniversary! May you have many more years of love and sweetness.
    I had to laugh reading your list of “hates.” Lima beans!! Oh, how I hate them. And right now narcissists are right at the top of my list. Has the country gone mad? Did someone slip narcissist juice into our watershed? I’m wondering if our culture contributes to so many.
    Thank you for making my day, month, summer. Now on to accepting the award and writing a blog.

    • Valerie – Thanks for stopping in!
      I hope your cracked rib is healing. Nothing worse than being injured in the summer months. 😦

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