THANK YOU SO MUCH
Well this has been a stellar month of October I’ve been nominated for the Liebster new blogging award twice. And my blog reached 100 followers and 200 likes!!! This is one happy Canadian girl right here. ?❤️??The wonderfully talented Denise from http://thiscountsaswritingdoesn’tit.wordpress.com
nominated me this time and I’m so very grateful. She’s an incredible writer of fan fiction, and her blog is so relatable. I feel like I’m sitting at her kitchen table drinking tea, while reading her musings of her fascinating mind. In fact I was going to nominate her but Dottie beat me to it. ?Thank you, thank you, thank you Denise, you’ve made my heart super happy.
So onto the questions at hand from Denise. My version of ?getting to know you, getting to know all about you.?
You like me, you really like me! Said with my best Barbra Streisand impersonation. ?
1) What inspired you to start a blog?
I was first inspired to start a blog because I was reading so many. And then I was reading one from my favourite Mommy blogger and how she loved to write. So I thought to myself writing has always been a passion of mine so why not! And that’s how jsackmom blog was born, an idea, confidence, and follow through. Bahahaha it sounds like I’m describing my golf swing. ?
2) What is your favorite season and why?
My favourite season is spring. I love to see all the rebirth of vegetation, buds on the trees and little flowers starting to poke their heads out of the ground. After a long, cold, winter underground the explosion of color, the blossoms on the trees, and the buzzing of the bees is quite intoxicating to me.
3) You have an entire day to do exactly what you want. What do you do?
I would love to sleep in. With 2 kids that wake up early whether they have to or not, this is a wonderful dream for me to envision. I’d casually get up have breakfast in bed, catch up on emails, and off to the shower. I’d spend at least 15 minutes standing there letting the hot water wash over me before I even suds up. After I’m squeaky clean I’d get dressed, blog for an hour, then get some actual work done like my transcription job. It’s lunch time now so I’d make up a healthy, nutritious, meal plan. Then I’d wake up my kids and head to a park for a picnic. We’d play for a few hours while I swung on the swings, racing my kids to see who could touch the clouds first. After that we’d eat and lay on the blanket and cloud watch for awhile then we’d head back home. We’d change into our swimsuits and soak in the hot tub till we were wrinkly old prunes. Then my hubby would come home and BBQ us up a fabulous meal of strip loin steak, garlic herb potatoes, grilled veggies, and I’d make the corn on the cob. After stuffing myself to oblivion I’d light a fire and roast some marshmallows while talking and laughing and enjoying the giggles of my kids, my darling hubby, and the snap, crackle, pop, of the fire. After that I get my kids ready for bed with pj’s, story time, and snuggles. Then Dad and I would wander off to our own bedroom. I’d have a quick shower to get the smoke and chlorine off my skin. Then we’d cuddle up in our bed and that look would pass between us, and we’d know it was sexy time. ? Now that I’ve read that back that sounds like a pretty awesome day. I should reenact that soon. ❤️
4) What period of history fascinates you?
The 16 th century of the Ottoman Empire is fascinating to me. It’s the time of royal monarchy, serfs, peasants, and the church. This is the time of my ancestors, who were princes of Moldavia at the time. I know everyone says that the descend from royalty,when they look into their family tree roots. In my case through my genealogy research, it’s actually true. ?
5) What was the last book you read and would you recommend it?
The last book I read was The Family Virtues Guide. In fact I’m still reading it as its my family’s bible. It’s written by Linda Kavelin Popov and it teaches you simple ways to bring out the best in our children and ourselves. I would definitely recommend this book as its changing my life one chapter at a time!!! It was given to me by a new dear friend, when he saw I was struggling with juggling my sons health, a new move, and sleep deprivation. It comes with a deck of cards that has the virtues written on them with beautiful artwork. Each day has a beautiful affirmation and I start mornings saying it out loud while looking in my mirror. A very powerful and rewarding gift I give to myself each day. It’s truly awakened my spirit and given me strength to keep on trucking (as my dear Daddy would say).
Here are the rules:
Post the award on your blog.
Thank the blogger who presented you the award and provide a link back to their blog.
Write five random facts about yourself
Nominate five other bloggers who you feel deserve the award and have less than 200 followers.
Answer five questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees five questions.
So I’m going to do things a little different. Why? Well that’s just me, I haven’t seen anyone I nominated take up the challenge which is ok. Life gets busy and in the way, of our good intentions. So I’ll leave it up to you dear readers. If you as a blogger would like a nomination then please comment below. Or if you know of a blogger that meets the criteria leave their link and I’ll contact them. Thank you for reading another round of “jsackmom on her soap box.” Until our paths cross again, the light in me salutes the light in you. ❤️