Sunshine Blogger Award and Bacon!


What a Combination huh?

Well, the reason for the crazy post title is that I’m doing TWO things today (so what’s new right?)……………I’m FINALLY thanking my friends at The Cat On My Head for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award which they did a week or so ago – I was up to my eyeballs in Teaser and other planned blogs so couldn’t respond at the time.   BUT I’m responding today by answering the questions they posed when they nominated me and ten other friends for the award!

sunshinebloggeraward2016I have received this award several times in the past but you know what?   It’s always nice to have someone think you’re worthy of any award so I sincerely thank my Kitties Blue buddies for the honor.    Here are the questions they posed and I let my Mom answer them!

  1. Who is your favorite author?  There are SO MANY, but currently it’s Kathy Reichs – I love forensics; it just fascinates me to no end, and she really has a way with a mystery thriller and truly knows her “stuff” !!
  2. Why did you start blogging? Blogging was a way for me to “ease” back into writing after a battle with cancer for over a year – I had been writing what was to be a mystery series and stopped after the first book to take time out for a year of chemo………during that time I LOST my joy for writing…..blogging has given it back to me!   Besides, it’s fun to give Sammy a “voice” !
  3. Beach or mountains for vacation? DEFINITELY mountains………I spent four years living in Florida as a beach bunny in my early 20s and got that out of my system – I much prefer a quiet cabin in the woods on a lake with the sound of birds in the trees and a rocker on the porch.
  4. What is your favorite indulgence? Chocolate?   Travel?   It’s a toss up.
  5. If you had an unlimited amount of money, what would you do with it? Find a way to get every homeless person and animal a home – not having “roots” is a terrible and lonely feeling and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
  6. If you could live any place in the world, where would it be? That is tough…..I love where we live now but would also love to live on Cape Cod… husband would choose a little village in Italy!
  7. What is your favorite form of exercise? I am not into sports – I used to love to walk but after my last surgery it’s problematic…..I think if I had my own pool I’d swim for exercise.
  8. What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?  I’ve had some interesting jobs….but the weirdest was as a “presser” in a dry cleaning plant!   
  9. What was your first job?  I was a civilian with the Department of the Army, Telecommunications Directorate, Communications Security Branch (!) – I was a clerk-stenographer.
  10. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes…….although I’d call them “spirits” rather than ghosts.  
  11. Where do you get your news: newspapers, TV, computer? I read the Sunday newspaper only……and get overviews from the computer and TV.

Thanks Mom!   We are supposed to nominate ELEVEN other bloggers for this award but we already have seen it EVERYWHERE so coming up with eleven people who haven’t already been nominated is impossible – so if by some miracle you haven’t been nominated AND you want to comply with the rules (below) – as well as answer MY eleven questions for YOU, GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers, adding their links and asking them eleven new questions.
  4. Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

These are my questions for those of you who want to answer them and pass on the award to your friends too!!

  1. If you had one wish – only one – what would it be?
  2. Which of these would you NEVER try?  (a) skydiving (b) deep sea diving (c) parasailing (d) learning to fly an airplane
  3. What’s your favorite day of the week and why?
  4. Do you prefer eating out or cooking at home?
  5. If you could change ONE physical characteristic you have – what would it be?
  6. What’s your favorite time of day?
  7. If you were traveling to another continent, would you prefer going by ship or by airplane?   Why?
  8. Most of us like our own names, but if you could pick a DIFFERENT first name for yourself, what would it be?
  9. What’s your favorite plant or flower?
  10. If you HAD to give one of these up for a month, which would you choose?  (a) your television, or (b) your computer?
  11. What’s your all time favorite car?

There you have it……………….Thank you again Kitties Blue!

Now, let’s EAT!

Is breakfast ready yet Mom??????

Is breakfast ready yet Mom??????

I hereby declare it Saturday Bacon Bonanza Day across the land!

I hereby declare it Saturday Bacon Bonanza Day across the land!


Do enjoy your day – whether it’s bacon-filled or nap-filled !

I shall be spending mine in true Kingly fashion…..resting up for Sunday Selfies – a King must look his best after all!


‘Tis Good To Be King………


44 responses »

    • Hi Shoko! We enjoy reading stuff about our friends too…………I should tell everyone to answer the questions I posed even if they don’t want to take the award……..HAHAHAHA

      Hugs, Sammy


  1. Bacon and a well thought out informative post what a great way to start a weekend. Pam I loved reading your answers
    Hugs cecilia


  2. Congratulations on your well deserved award. You and your Mom are rays of sunshine 🙂 Nice to learn more about your Mom. And I am glad you are getting your bacon. XO


  3. Pam, I learned so much about you that I didn’t know from your answers. For those who accepted this award, I have thought it would be fun to answer at least a couple of their questions and have been doing that. When I was laid up after some of my surgeries and my broken leg, I couldn’t write or read. My brain just didn’t want to function. If I could choose a different first name, it would be Johanna. (Janet is a variation of that name.) I love the water, but deep sea diving would scare the scuba gear right off me…too claustrophobic! My all-time favorite car is a 1954-56 Chevy Nomad station wagon. Favorite flower – gardenia. Sending lots of love to all, Janet


    • Cool answers Janet – thanks for taking on some of the questions! People say they learn SO MUCH by doing these “exercises” and I think that it’s true AND a lot of fun! Thank you again for nominating Sammy’s blog for the award!

      Love and Happy Weekend!
      Pam and Sam


  4. Oh I LOVED this!!! You “beach bunny” you!!!!!!! I just loved it!!!! I am with you…I had to think about the beach or mountains…I think at this stage of my life I also lean towards a cozy cabin in the mountains. I am soooo happy you started blogging and gave Sammy a “voice”, otherwise I would have never met you! Concats on your WELL-DESERVED award! You bring sunshine to all of us! Oh, I bought some center cut bacon today!!!! It’s lower fat than the regular 🙂


    • Hi Caren! Yeah I was a beach bunny back then – complete with bleached blonde long hair and I was SO THIN (what happened?!?!?!). Anyway, give me a mountain cabin any old day now……I do love blogging for sure and treasure the friendships blogging has brought me – that’s been the BEST part dear friend. CENTER CUT BACON? Oh boy! That will be delicious!

      Love, Sammy


  5. Fank Buudha Kat fur bacon as it has been a cloudy chilley rainy windy day here!!! Hurricane Matthew has managed to spread out an come visit here!!! BBBRRRR!!!!!
    Mee-you yur Mumma iss amazin Unccle Sammy!!! An shee iss talented all so!
    ***nose rubsss*** neffkitty Siddhdartha Henry xxxx


      • Mee-you Unccle Sammy yur rite…thee leevess are fallin an it iss chillier an hardlee any Sun…..
        Wee have sum Sun today butt with a NORTH wind it iss BBBBRRR an LadyMum getss cold so quiklee. Shee has Turtullneck an long pants an a hoodie on…mee finks shee needs more clothes to keeps her warm, mew mew mew….
        ***nose rubsss*** neffkitty xxxxx


  6. I would love to live in a little village in Italy! I bet I have read Frances Mayes book Under the Tuscan Sun more times than I can remember… so much better than the movie but I love the movie too. I enjoyed your answers and congratulations on your award!


    • Mom says the books are always way better than the movie – the books let us imagine things the way WE “see” them vs. the way a movie producer does……..!!! Glad you liked Mom’s answers to the blog award challenge!

      Love, Sammy


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