Monday, November 14, 2011

November Blessings

I hope you had a great weekend! My weekend included a double blessing. 

I received a blog award from two wonderful bloggers. 

have blessed me with the Tell Me About Yourself Award!

The award guidelines are as follows:

1) Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.

2) Share 7 things about yourself.

3) Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers.

So, here goes:

Thank you Saloma and Linda

I enjoy your blogs, and am honored that you passed the award to me.

Seven things about me? 

Hmm, what haven't I told you about myself? Let's see...

1) My summer job as a teen was at my Dad's shoe store.

My friends always asked if I got free shoes. Yes. But technically, Dad paid for them.

2) I've met several NHL players in person. My family and I attended

autograph sessions with Ron Hextall and Garth Snow, to name a few.

3) I had to transfer from one high school to another in my senior year.

We moved about 20 minutes from my childhood home.

It wasn't in the same school district, so I had to leave the friends I'd had 

since kindergarten. I was not happy. But I got over it.

4) My favorite beverage at Starbucks is a tall Green Tea Frappuccino.

So if we ever meet there, I'll probably order that.

5) One of my all time favorite authors is Lucy Maud Montgomery.

6) One of my favorite books by L.M. Montgomery is The Blue Castle. 
I think it would make a great movie.

7) I love Williamsburg, VA. My husband and I went there on our honeymoon.

I'm passing the award along to:

All of you! 

I decided that I do not want to choose. You all have been 

wonderful friends, and I appreciate your support so much.

Thank you, and enjoy the award!

What November blessings are you enjoying?

Happy writing,



  1. Sweet, Karen! Enjoyed learning more about you. Something else, besides blogging we have in common, I love Lucy M. Montgomery too. Have a great week!

  2. Fun to learn more about you. I had to change high schools as well, in my junior year. Then I got my own car and went back to my other school my senior year. So glad I did!

  3. I like visiting Williamsburg, but that's because of Busch Gardens.

  4. Congratulations! Cool you've met some hockey players.

  5. That must have been so much fun to meet the Hockey players. Did you get pictures?

  6. Linda,
    Nice to know we have that in common! :) Thanks again for the award.

    I am glad it worked out for you! I am happy to say that I suffered no ill effects. lol :)

    We love Busch Gardens! We've taken the kids there several times. I'd love to go back.

    Yes, and they have the signed pucks to prove it! :)

    No pictures (I don't think they were allowed at the ones we went to) but they do have the autographed pics and other items.

    Thanks all,

  7. Fun list, Karen! I don't think I've tried the green tea frap at Starbucks yet. Sounds like something I'd love! :)

  8. Congrats on your awards! I'm a LM Montgomery fan myself. :)

  9. Sarah,
    I like the strawberry too, but the Green Tea is really the top one! :)

    Yes, I knew you were a kindred spirit! :)


  10. So you're famous? Because you met famous hockey players? And I know you. So I know someone famous? Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Green Tea Frappuccino. You and me, amigo! (((hugs)))

    Are you still technically on break??

  11. nice!
    Next time I'm at Starbucks I'm order one of those Green Tea Frapps in your honor!!

  12. Congrats on the awards!! Now when we meet I'll know what to order for you. :)

    How about some free shoes?
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  13. Robyn,
    Well, I am so sorry, but I don't think I am really that famous. But I appreciate your excitement! :D

    Well, thank you! Let's see, where is the nearest Starbucks for you...the mall maybe? Sheesh, I can't even remember! lol

    Thanks! I hope you take it for your blog! And yes, our meeting, how about sometime after Thanksgiving? Sadly, Dad is not in the shoe store biz anymore. Oh well.

    Happy Monday all,

  14. Karen, it's awesome learning stuff about you. That's why I love these awards. Plus, they give authors like yourself a well deserved reward for being so darn nice. Thank you for all your support, Karen. You're a terrific human being.

  15. Thanks Karen, for sharing a little bit more about your life with us, always a joy!

  16. Karen - I devoured LMM's books as a girl and then enjoyed the movies.

    I loved your list; so interesting! Thank you for giving us more of a peek behind the curtain.

    Congratulations on the awards! They are well deserved.

  17. Congrats on the blog award! I'm a big fan of LM Montgomery. I'd have to be, growing up in the Maritimes!

  18. Joylene,
    Thanks for your kind words! You always give me a boost; you are a blessing. Hope you grab this award for yourself!

    You are welcome to all the interesting and not so interesting details of my life! lol :)

    I know, love the movies and the Avonlea series. It They are family favorites. Another kindred spirit...:)

    Oh yes, that;s right, I forgot you lived there! I suppose you would be in trouble otherwise!

    Hope you all are grabbing the award,

  19. Its nice getting to know you better, Karen. Thanks for passing the award to us.

  20. Its great to know you a little better. And I think hockey players are the easiest sports stars to meet. Their egos are not as large as in other sports.

  21. Oh I love LM Montgomery, too! AOGG is one of my fave all time series. Does that make us kindred spirits?

    Cool about the shoes and sports guys!

    You SO deserve this award!

  22. Congrats and it was so fun to learn all about you! sandie

  23. Rachna,
    I'm glad you enjoyed it. You are most welcome to the award! :)

    Thank you. I think you are right; most hockey players seem pretty down to earth.

    Yes, I think it does! :) Thanks so much. Be sure and add this award to your blog, okay?

    Thanks so much! Hope you take the award too! :)


  24. Congratulations on your award, Karen! Loved learning these little-known facts about you! I'll definitely have to check out, The Blue Castle, since I'm a L.M. Montgomery fan, too! November blessings? Opportunities to spend time with family!

  25. Nice getting to know you better, Karen! I will have to try that green tea frapp at Starbucks. I love green tea lattes, so I'm sure I will love the frapp version.

  26. Maria,
    Thank you! Yes, check out that book. I think you might enjoy it! I've read it several times. :)

    Thanks! You should try it - if you like green tea you may like the frapp! I'm getting thirsty thinking about it! :)



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