Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Simply Facts

Fact #1 – Reyna Nicole at A Peace of the Past nominated me for The Sunflower Blogger Award!
Thank you, Reyna! 

1. Share 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the questions set by your Nomination Blogger – Nominate 11 bloggers
3. Set questions for the nominated bloggers

Machu Picchu
 The Eleven Random Facts

I currently abide in Missouri, but I was born a Pacific Northwest girl.

My parents named me out of the LOTR. And, except for the time right after I read “Little Women” and wished that I was named Jo :), I have always been very glad that they did!

Winter sunsets and blue eyed cats are two of my favorite things. As are pictures of my characters, and sweet potatoes.

 I am very interested in South America: the jungles, the Andes, the Spanish influence, the history that I actually know so little about...everything about it fascinates me–however, it was the monkeys that first caught my notice.

One of my dreams is to spend a summer at a farm or ranch that uses working draft horses.

I like to putter about in the garden, dying my hands brown with the soil. My thumbs, however, are as yet only a very pale shade of green. Well, practice makes perfect, or so I trust.

My family owns five dogs, of whom I am the primary kennel-keeper and one of my younger sister's, the secondary guard. Each has a vibrant story attached to their presence in our family. Two our family bought as puppies, the other three are rescue cases. One of whom (the full grown shepherd) is, as I write, attempting to get up on my lap.

I am a firm believer in the fact that the scent of pines and the true smell of horses are two of the most wonderful and fresh things in this world.

The height of my artistic ambition is to illustrate a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.”

I relish dancing, either by myself or with a sister. Something I wish to do in the near future is learn a dance from a musical with one or more of my sisters.

Working on my stories or with my horse are two of my favorite and, for the most part, calming occupations. I am very thankful for both outlets that God has blessed me with.
Ausengate Mountain in the Andes
Reyna's Questions

Do you like to write with a pencil or a pen?
 I like the air of permanence and the black swirl that pen ink creates upon the paper.

In which century were most of the books you read written?
I am not sure if this means where the story is set or when it was written by the author, however for both questions the answer is the same: the 19th.

What is one of your favorite Bible verses? I know hardly anyone has a single favorite, so just pick one that comes to mind.
“'I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.' ”
- Galatians 2:21
This verse, which will at times go through and through my mind, is truly so comforting and inspiring at the same time!

Do you sew and if so (ha-ha), what?
Periodically, when the sewing fit is upon me I will clatter away at the sewing machine. Of late particularly, I have been greatly enjoying making some 1940's trousers. I would also like to make Liesl's play dress from the classic film.

What are three of your favorite movies?
I chose several of my favorite less well-known films -
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971),
 “The Music Man” (2003), and
“The Stratton Story” (1949).

And here are the questions for my nominees!

Are you a blueberry or strawberry girl, i.e. which berry do you prefer?
What is the most chilling book you have ever read?
Would you rather travel to Asia or Europe?
Do you like to dance and if so what form?
What is one of the books of the Bible you are currently reading?

Plaza San Martín Córdoba, Argentina
 And I hereby break the rule of elevenses and nominate only three deserving bloggers:

Tiana at In the Pink

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