Paying It Forward


I’ve just been nominated (in fact, given) The Liebster Award in this wonderful and amazing world of, and for blogging! *runs around dusting off surfaces, to find the perfect place for the award.*  I am honored by LiliCakes!  and I know that you’ll be as much in heaven as I was, for discovering her amazing blog! In the world of what makes people happy, what could be better than dessert?
The rules for this round are:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you by tagging their original post to yours.

2. Answer 11 questions.

3. Nominate other bloggers who deserve this award.

4. Ask them 11 questions.

5. Put these rules in your post.

6.Inform the bloggers you have nominated.
Being the kind of person that actually loves answering quizes, and questions, (and I think it would be cool, to actually have a quiz on what kind of cake would we be, were we to become one), the inner workings of receiving blog awards, are to do the simple tasks, like, thanking, and linking to our nominator – just like sending a thank you card to someone who has gifted you in your home, out there (yes, in the world, you know, where you’re sitting right now reading, or writing?).

Of course, it wouldn’t be fun unless we got to talk about ourselves (come on, don’t be bashful) and it’s made easy by answering a few (count them eleven) questions sent by the nominators to the nominees – Did you note that the questions are exactly and precisely same amount as the nominations of other bloggsters you’ll make. And that makes 11:11, if you ask me, the most amazing time. I actually got married at 11:11 a.m.

The Questions For Me from Lili:

Okay, so, here we go!

1. How did I feel about receiving this award?

Thrilled! I’ve never received an award, so this is such an honor. I love the idea of this ‘Blogger’s Choice’ award. It’s recognition, and also support and encouragement for the work we do here, and we get to help others.
Thank you!

2. What have you been enjoying most about blogging?

Without a doubt, my return to writing. I’d been in a drought; unable to put pen to paper, or even thoughts into words, for the last four years. I thank Blogging 101 for appearing on my doorstep and leaving the invitation. Writing is my creativity being allowed out. This is another one of those ‘what makes me feel refreshed, energized, and rejuvinated’ moments.

3. What is your idea of a good day?

75 degrees, and clear – low humidity. So I’m laughing here because the weather was the first thing that came to mind – while in mid-bizzard. But I’m serious. A good day is one where I can go outside and greet the morning, and not be cold, or rained on. It’s one where I can commune with the Green Ones! Do Secret Spot meditations. Luxuriate in the beauty of Nature.

4. What’s your favorite cake, and why?

First thought was, all cakes! Second thought was, the cake I’m eating at any given moment. I love cake. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to eat cake (except on the rare occasion), so my passion and craving is greater now. But, I’ve also learned (thanks to Lili) that cakes don’t need the ‘bad’ sugar to make them delicioso! 🙂 Oh right, favorite flavor cake: Lemon filled layer cake with confectioner’s suger on top.

5. Whats your dream?

To live in the tropics with my wonderful husband. Living near the ocean would be so envigorating; long walks on the beach, the sound of the surf lulling me to sleep, and still there when I awake. To be warm enough that I’m not too hot, and not at all cold. To be able to see Orcas breaching, would most definitely take my breath away. Yet, equally desired are the deep woods, in summer, with the songs of the crickets, and birds, and the buzzing bees, and at night the full harmony of nocternal beings, and the sparkling of fireflies, like stars in a night sky, but instead of out there *points to the sky* it’s right where I’d be standing.

6. What are your favorite possessions and why?

My wedding and engagement rings. Things that belonged to my mother, that I can have near me, and know she’s still with me, as Josh Groban sings, “Who can say for certain, maybe you’re still here. I feel you all around me, you’re memory’s still clear. Deep in the stillness, I can hear you speak. You’re still an inspiration…” especially her pictures. My music collection (records, CDs, MP3s which bring them to me), my sock monkey, Alpaca and an Alponkey furball; my rock and crystal collection, my Tarot decks, and journals. My kindle. I have an extensive collection of mouse and chipmonk, Orca and Wolf chachkas, and… again, it is like, all of the stuff I have, is my favorite, else why would I have it?

7. What do you usually do at the weekend?

Saturday is Peapod delivery and it’s Movie night! Sunday is bill day, Exploring Tarot chat, and the other not going out day.

8. What makes you happy?

My husband. Music. Communing with the Green Ones. Cappie The Sock Monkey. Writing. Feel good movies, series, and books. Cake. Beautiful sunsets. Hidden Object Games.

9. On average, how many hours a day are you blogging at this moment?

Since I began the course (Blogging 101) it would be pretty much every possible minute. But that includes reading other’s blogs, and responding to comments, making comments. Blogging isn’t just the act of writing and posting. It’s the act of engaging.

10. What kinds of blogs do you like following?

I follow blogs of people whose writing is musical, makes me sit up and think. Blogs In which I find profound nuggets of truth. Entertains me. Inspires me (like to find out how to make cakes without sugar.)

11. What are you going to do now?

Put up my award on my page. Decide which blogs I want to nominate for this wonderful award. Think up great questions to ask my nominees.

BLOGS to nominate:

1.  Bobafterblog21
2. Whatever it is, it’s not so bad
3.  The TJ Blog
4. The Art of This and That

5.  SpaceShipChina
6.  Sandcastle
7. Lilypup
8. New Peace – Old Mind
9.  Jeanne’s Spiral Path
10. Rachel’s Realm
11. Blisters, Bunions and Blarney
And The Answer Is:

1. What song defines who you are, and would you share a youtube link for it?

2. Which of your owns posts is your favorite, and why?

3. What is your most favorite quote from a movie? What is the movie?

4. If you could time travel, where would you go, and why?

5. What is one moment you can remember which changed your life?

6. Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

7. What is your favorite genre of fiction?

8. Who or what encouraged you to become a writer?

9. What book have you read more than once?

10. What other art form are you most interested in?

11. What prompt for blogging would you like to offer to Blogging U?

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Finding My Inner Zen
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 19:47:43

    Congrats on your shiny new award! 🙂



  2. Lili
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 21:25:41

    Hi Fimnora! Really enjoyed reading your post and seeing your interesting answers and questions (I was definitely lacking in imagination when I designed my 11). Ah, and I’m working on a sugar-free cake as we speak, inspired by you and all the people I know who’d like a ‘healthy’ cake. Haven’t forgotten! 🙂 Which sci fi series, by the way?

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  3. Debbie
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 23:48:24

    thanks for the nomination Fimnora! most appreciated.
    I have a page on my blog regarding recognition from other bloggers.
    on the weekend I will add your recommendation in.
    I’m so happy you like my blog:)
    Thank YOU!



    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jan 29, 2015 @ 02:57:17

      You’ve very welcome, Debbie! I wanted to tell you, that I was watching an episode of the series, Cosmos (the 2nd with Neil deGrassie Tyson) and they mentioned The Terricotta Warriors! I’d just read about that this morning in your comments! I love those kinds of synchronicities! 🙂



  4. Fimnora Westcaw
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 02:48:22

    Thank you Lili! I found your questions wonderful! Your imagination is just fine! Besides, you have even greater imagination in ‘Kitchen Stadium.’ 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing the recipe you are working on for those of us who are sugar challenged.

    The Sci Fi series is “Firefly” which has become our annual Thanksgiving viewing. We started off, in the first years of our marriage, watching the Star Wars Trilogy (the original 3 movies). Moved on to Jurassic Park for a year or two, and then I discovered Firefly, and the movie which tied all the loose ends together, (when the series was cancelled at the end of the first season). In fact, I’m planning on writing a post about that movie, with regards to what we call our house, now. It’s a Sci-Fi Western. (Firefly).

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  5. Lili
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 16:56:00

    Hi Fimnora! I have watched Firefly and quite liked it .. shame it was cancelled. Look forward to seeing your post about the movie. If you like sci-fi, lachouett has just reviewed a book that could interest you? Maybe you’ve already noticed it. Have a good afternoon! And yes, healthy cake recipe due tomorrow! 🙂

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  7. Fimnora Westcaw
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 23:22:21

    Hi Lili! Yes, it was an outstanding series! So many great quotes from it too 🙂 Oh! Thank you for the link for the review from lachouett! I do have her on my list of blogs I’m following. In fact, now that I think about it, I would like to ask her if she’s read specific books. My kindle books are quite more up-to-date than the oldies but goodies I’ve kept over time. I remember a really terrific series I got early on. In fact, I recall I actually kept the first book in my favorites just to go check out some of the recipes 🙂 Have you heard of the book, “Goodness Gracious Green?” It’s the first in that series.

    Oh! Yum yum! I’ll be checking in to see the recipe when you post it!

    Enjoy your evening! Oh, it’s probably already night there. Have a great night!




  8. Frolicker of Fluidity
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 01:40:29

    Can I nominate you for a second Liebster Award? You did say you like quizzes. I like your blog because it brings my mind to parts of my life I don’t often consider. It’s a breath of fresh air!Thank you for posting!



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