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DIANE KRESS HOWER

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Timing and the Envelope Please.......


Perfect timing is one of the important things that we need in our creative lives. You can be aware of it but you cannot control it. Some like to try to force it. Some let the Universe dictate how it all happens. Some think that it is a gift from God. When I think I can control timing or anything in my creative life, the image of me riding a bull in a rodeo comes to mind.


I am wondering this week about my timing as I received not one but eight blog awards from fellow writers.  So was my timing on?  Was this a "sign" from the Universe that I am about to make it in the big time?  Probably not, my ego would like to think so. 


 Receiving blog awards as a writer are a way of remembering who I am and what my goals are.  Thank you Tina ChoMirka Breen, and Barbara Bockman for your support on my journey as a writer.  Your timing was perfect.


The timing is perfect because I needed to figure out how to end this blog and stay focused on my Book Wisdom by Diane.  This post allows me to end with a fun post and say thank you.
Like Mirka, I like to dance to a different tune so I am adding some flare to my participation in this blog awarding. 


 But first, here are the rules presented to me for the awards I received and accepted.


Here are the rules for the first two awards:
    • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post
    • Share 7 things about yourself
    • Nominate six to ten blogs you admire
    • Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know
7 things about me, Diane Kress Hower
1. I love macaroni and cheese.
2. I have lived in 7 states.
3. In the mid 70's, I was one of the first of 2 young women to compete in the first co-ed, Ohio Buckeye Conference, state cross country championship.
4. I am afraid of physical heights yet married a rock climber.
5. I love kids and dogs but am more likely to ooh and ahh over a puppy than a baby.
6. I am a chocolate and coffee and microbrew snob.  
7. I do not like drama.
And the rules for the Booker Award:  This one comes with the request that I name five favorite books.


1. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
2. An Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda

3. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelo
4. King of the Wind, Marguerite Henry
5. Frog and Toad, The Dream, Arnold Loebel



Lastly, the rules for the Fabulous Blog Ribbon: I get to name five things I like and five I don’t.
Nature, people, animals, writing, and art are some of the many things I like.
I don’t like hatred, prejudice, violence, them and us mentality, and spiders.
 The envelope please....   And now to pass my award to 7 blogs/sites of which some contain multiple people that have helped me shine and polish my writing and art.  For these blogs and bloggers, I have made a new award, the Shinning Star,  Blog Award.  No need to pass it on.   I just wanted to say thank you!



7 comments:

taralazar said...

Wow, thanks so much. Great company I'm in!

Debbie Ridpath Ohi said...

Thanks so much for including Pixel Shavings! Very honored. :-)

BarbaraB said...

Diane,
How nice of you to instigate your own award. Congratulations to the seven deserving bloggers.

I hope you will treat us to some more beautiful pictures of your mountains on your other blog.

Tina Cho said...

Lovely post, Diane! And I learned even more about u! I love mac & cheese as well! Sorry to hear you have to discontinue this blog, but they are time-consuming!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks so much Diane for including Literary Rambles. Sorry you need to end your blog, but the writing always comes first.

Casey McCormick said...

Diane,

I love that you created a new award to pass on. Thank you for including us. I'm thrilled to hear we've helped you in your journey in some way!

~Casey

Mirka Breen said...

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Ending a blog feels a bit like this. But what a way to go.
Your other blog should go from strength to strength, and it will surely be awarded & rewarded.