Our First Blog Award: The Sunshine Award!

Huge thanks to the amazing Chronic Pain Survivor for nominating my blog for our very first award, the Sunshine Award!

Here are the rules:

If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. (click on her name up there to go straight to her wonderful blog!)
You must answer some questions and nominate 10 follow bloggers and link there blogs in your post.
Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!
Here are the questions:

1. Who is your favourite philosopher?

Sei Shonagon – According to my Classic Lit class, she counts! I don’t agree with her on everything, but I must say that her views on what makes a cat cute and how annoying people are are spot on!

2. What is your favourite number?

16 – my birthday day, how original right? But who doesn’t love sweet sixteen?

3. What is your favourite animal?

As a child, it was monkeys, but more recently I’d say it’s a tie between narwhals and cats.

4. What are your facebook and twitter ?

At the bottom of this page, you can find the links to the facebook and twitter for this blog. 🙂

5. What is your favourite time of day?

Hmm that’s tough. I suppose I like night best – pjs and free time.

6. What was your favourite vacation?

Gosh, I’ve been to so many amazing places that it’s a tough call. I can narrow it down to 2: Maui, Hawaii, and Walt Disney World.

7. What is your favourite physical activity?


8. What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?

Vitamin Water for sure!

9. What is your favourite flower?

Stargazers. For a long time, hubby refused to buy them for me, because back in Jane Austen times they were a symbol of rejection. Well pooh on that! They’re by far the prettiest flowers of all time! Just make sure you snip off their little pollen-thingies because otherwise they’ll make a huge mess and probably kill your cat.

10. What is your passion?

WRITING! Can you tell? 😉

My Ten Nominees:

I’m going to split my nominees up into two categories: Health Blogs and Other Stuff Blogs. 🙂

Health Blog Nominees:

Hearing Elmo

Bare Your Brace

Bottled Time – more than a blog! Start reading and commenting and you’ve got yourself a friend!

Multifarious Miscellany – More my brand of sunshine – frank, honest, some sarcasm now and then, and a lot of heart.

Rollin Withoutta Colon

Other Stuff Nominees:

Our 1000 Days – this may seem an odd pick for a Sunshine Award, since it is probably the saddest premise for a blog ever. But if there’s anything we chronically ill people know, it’s that great joy comes from great sorrow. This blog never fails to bring a smile to my face, a tear to my eye, and most importantly, a new way for me to look at life each day.

Slim Paley – I can’t read this blog without smiling. I’ve said before that it’s like guided daydreaming – I can’t think of a better description.

Yomi – Short little anecdotes to start your day right – he ends almost every post with “YOU WILL SUCCEED!”

Law and Sugar – the most entertaining cooking blog you’ll ever read.

Celtic Straits – Finding meaning in “life’s pilgrimage”

Thanks to these bloggers for putting a little sunshine in my life, and thanks to everyone who blogs period. I’m really excited to win my first blogging award, and it’s a real encouragement for me to keep doing what I’m doing. Blogging is important! It really is a ray of sunshine in my life, and these ten blogs here (and all the others I read) make a big difference in my day to day life. That’s awesome! So I hope this encourages all bloggers reading to keep doing what you’re doing, too.

As a good friend quoted to me in a time of need recently: “You–

Wait, let me write it like she did:




and giiiiiiirl you is fabulous!!!!!!!”

~My white friend Stephanie, who just started a little mini-blog here.

7 thoughts on “Our First Blog Award: The Sunshine Award!

  1. Thank you thank you!! =D And congrats on your lovely award! So awesome! I love that quote at the end here.. i believe that is from the movie/book The Help. Can’t wait to check out some more of the blogs you follow, these all look great!

    Thanks again for nominating meeee! weeeee!

  2. Congratulations Rachel! Well done!
    I’m so honoured “Slim Paley” is one of your favourites and I love the way you’ve described my blog 🙂
    Many, many thanks
    and now, off to visit some of your other nominees!

  3. Lol omg i just realized I never posted to my blog about winning this award! How rude of me! Yup probably a major grieving day going on – really sucks away my brainpower to do simple things.

    Cooool i shall post about it on my blog very soon!

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