Monday, January 31, 2011

An Award and Many Links.

First let me welcome four new followers of Desert Canyon Living, an international group of people, I'm happy say: Cathy from AustraliaCarmen and Alfonso from SpainCatherine from France, and Ed and Mona from the Philippines. I have enjoyed reading Ed and Mona's blog about dogs for a while and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you.

I got this Stylish Blogger Award from my friend Hopeful whose blog I always enjoy reading. Thank you so much for this fabulous award!

I happily accept the award and in order to do so, I have to first link back to the person who gave me the award, which I did above. Then I must tell you seven things about myself that you may not know. I picked some less serious things and here they are:

  1. I recently read that Kim of Golden Pines is 6 ft tall. Great I thought, a fellow tall woman. I was once 6 feet tall, as well, now I think I'm about five eleven and a half. We do shrink, so it's good to be ahead of the game.
  1. I now live in the desert mountains of California, but I love the ocean and all waters. My husband and I sailed for many years and had a boat in Marina del Rey, California.
  1. I love my dogs and dogs in general, but I have a great admiration for cats. I like that they are so easy to live with and I love their calming nature as they snuggle and purr on your lap, your chest, or wherever they decide they want to be. I have lived with many cats, Sindbad was my last. He died in 2006 at the age of 18.
  1. My favorite sport as a young person was speed skating and I was pretty good at it. I also liked to ride horses.
  1. Donkeys are my favorite animals. I have never met an animal so smart, so kind, so fun, so loving, so protective, and on and on. 
  1. While I don't love to cook and I don't have that magic touch, I can make some pretty good meals, as evidenced by the chicken I so bragged about a couple of blog posts away.
  1. I love to play Scrabble, other games, solve crosswords, puzzles, and quizzes.
Now I'm supposed to share this award with 15 bloggers. What a difficult task. I decided to forward it to a few new blogger friends and some older ones that I believe I never shared an award with earlier. Some of you may have already received this award, if so just take mine without following all the above directions:



  1. You are so right about the donkeys..:)
    Congrats on the award!

  2. Thanks for passing this award to me. I love reading about what I don't know about blog friends. It's a great way to get to know each other better.

  3. Wow! Speed skating and sailing! I knew about the horseback riding and how tall you are. And your love of dogs is obvious. Wish you had a few donkeys there then!

    Thanks for naming my blog! You are one of my favorites to follow and receive comments from, and I'm so glad I 'met' you. :) You named some WONDERFUL blogs so I'm very pleased to be part of that great list. There's a few there I don't already know so I'm going to go check them out. Thanks again, and congrats to you!!!

  4. Congratulations on your award Inger! Wow speed skating,I don't think that is an easy sport to conquer! My last cat was 23 yo when we put her down.

  5. You deserve the award, for sure! Your blog was one of the first ones I started to follow, even when I did not have one myself.

    My heart is warm with you kindness. A second time I get this award is a dangerous thing, though. I may get too full of myself... you think? Just kidding.

    I humbly thank you so very much for including my blog in your list!


  6. I am so glad you were awarded this, Inger. Your blog is so down to earth and welcoming. You're like a plate of cookies on a rainy day. ;)

    Thank you also for naming my blog! I am very touched, and especially thankful to have my blogging friends. Imagine... just today I am down with the flu and all these kind people are wishing me well. I feel better already! Bless you, friend.

  7. Thank you, dear friend, for including me on your list. It's an honor.

    Great to learn some things I didn't know about you. Hoping to learn more and more... :)

  8. Inger you so deserve that award ~ and I enjoyed reading the things you choose to tell us about yourself ~ getting to know you better ~ Ally x

  9. A speed skater, eh? You don't have a chance to do much of that where you live now, I bet. Do you ever go to a rink and "just skate?"

  10. Congrats on your award. You are totally Stylish!
    I would never, in a thousand years, have guessed that you were a speed skater. I've always admired those who do that - love their muscles! But, my back aches from watching them bent over - I guess if you are in shape it doesn't hurt!!

  11. So fun to learn some new things about you! I feel the same about cats too. I love my dog, but cats are just so cozy! I'm off to check out some of your links :)

  12. Inger, that was so nice of you to share with me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!....:)JP

  13. Congratulations on this award Inger, and thank you for passing it along to me. I did learn a lot about you from this post and I didn't know that you liked Scrabble. I play it with several people with an app on my phone... it's addicting! Hope you're having a great day...

  14. Wow! SO much more we never knew about you!!!!
    ANd thank you:)

  15. Congratulations rightfully deserved!
    A speed skater eh? Well you would love the new speed skating oval we now have in was made to the Canada Winter Games that begin next week.
    I agree with you about donkeys. there is something very special about these creatures.

  16. Congratulations Inger and many thanks for passing the award on to me! My favorite part is learning more about the people who "pay it forward." I share your love of animals....

  17. are such an interesting and complex person! Great info about you! Thanks so much for listing my blog and sharing this award with me. I do appreciate it!

  18. Nice to learn a few more new things about you, Inger! I too, have a passion for word games.Speed skating? I can see that!

  19. Wow, that was fun! It must be incredible to fly across the ice. Do you have any pictures you could share?

  20. Gratulerer med prisen. Jeg takker så mye for at du husket på meg, jeg ble kjempeglad da jeg åpnet bloggen min i dag. Har ikke hørt om en slik liste. Det er hyggelig og kunne bli kjent med andre folk på denne måten. Ha en Kjempefin dag. Klem og hilsen Nordis.

  21. If you love dogs and donkeys I feel I must follow your blog! This is my first time here so I look forward to reading more.

  22. Congrats on the award. We seem to follow a lot of the same folks. So I'm going to join you! Please come check me out too when you get a free moment.
    I am really loving all the animal pictures on your sidebar :-)


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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