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Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commands

March 5, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this award from a lovely lady and fellow blogger, Francina. She conveyed this in appreciation for my blog and music and I am both honored and delighted to respond. So, here it goes!


Mrs. Sparkly’s rules are ten questions that you must answer honestly:

1. Describe yourself in seven words.

This is certainly a challenge: creative, honest, intellectual, kind, loving, faithful, outgoing


2. What keeps you up at night?

Ideas – music, poetry, philosophy – life! And wine…in a good way, of course!


3. Whom would you like to be?

Myself. I’ve peeled away the layers enough times to know my faults and grievances as well as my attributes. I’m far from perfect but through it all I’ve grown into who I am and I like who I’ve become.


4. What are you wearing now?

Shorts, a t-shirt and sandals.


5. What scares you?

What scares me most are the limitations of how much I can or cannot help those people whom I cherish most when they suffer. That and a large man with a knife in a dark alley, but that’s another story!


6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?

I must echo Francina’s viewpoint here. “The best things are that you meet so many creative people and make new friends all over the world. The worse thing is limitation of time when you would like to keep up with all of their posts.”


7. What was the last website you looked at?



8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I suppose patience. On the other hand, living while attempting to improve is part of life, focusing on the strengths while working on the weaknesses.


9. Slankets, yes or no?

Definitely, no. Just like Linus, I prefer my fleece blanket!


10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.

Francina is an insightful poet and wonderful photographer whose unique outlook sines through her work. Her friendly and caring way is evident all throughout her blog. I look forward to becoming friends and sharing many more conversations with her.

Nominate…again, I must echo Francina’s view that this is the hardest part of awards. Nominating a few out of many is difficult, but as she stated, “to all of you whose blog I visit I would like to say, I love your blog and admire your creativity with painting, music, photos, drawings or writing.” Please visit those nominated when you get a chance.


Please accept the award as a token of my appreciation of your blog and pass it on!

22 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2012 11:05 pm

    I appreciate your appreciation, George. I’ll be publishing my full acceptance of the award when time permits (which I hope will be soon. 🙂 Thanks again.

  2. March 6, 2012 3:48 am

    George, thank you very much for the nomination! I’m honored that you thought of me. I do have trouble with following through on awards (time limitations) but will try to do this one soon. It’s greatly appreciated! 🙂

  3. March 6, 2012 4:29 am

    Congrats 🙂
    agree with the time constraints, lot of times have to let go of some of my favourites even though i am following them and then come back later…..
    its more like so many blogs so little time

  4. March 6, 2012 9:27 pm

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for including me! I really appreciate your recognition and nice comments about my blog!

  5. lostupabove permalink
    March 7, 2012 7:48 am

    Congratulations, Francina made a very wise choice here, just like you did with you nominees.

  6. March 8, 2012 4:17 am

    Congratulations George.

  7. Francina permalink
    March 14, 2012 12:25 pm

    It was my pleasure , George and you just deserve it! Thank you for your kind and lovely words about me and my blog, I feel very honored. I apologize for my late response but it is flu season over here and it tackled me.. but I’m back.

    Ciao, Francina 🙂

    • March 14, 2012 3:06 pm

      You’re quite welcome, Francina! Playing with the flu is never fun…glad you have bounced back. 🙂


  8. March 14, 2012 4:39 pm

    Wow George!…another award! I haven’t even had a chance to read your work yet….you must be very good. I will get to them soon. I’m trying to work my way backward on your blog for a bit.
    Thanks for a the award, I had no idea you had nominated me…thank yo so much. Was there an image that went with this award?…I didn’t see one.
    Congrats on the award, George!
    Hugs, xx

    • March 14, 2012 6:54 pm

      Thanks, Deb! I was pleasantly surprised and honored to receive the awards. It all takes time, no doubt. Looking forward to your feedback!


    • March 14, 2012 6:55 pm

      Ps: I think there was an image with the award but I inadvertently misplaced it!

      • March 15, 2012 7:47 am

        I didn’t get home till late last evening, but I’m here now to look at some of your work.
        If you could provide me with the link of the person that gave you the award I could find the image that way.
        Hugs, xx

      • March 15, 2012 8:15 am

        I see her link about you, and found the award image.
        Have a great day. And George….thank you.
        Hugs, xx

      • March 15, 2012 3:45 pm

        You’re welcome, Deb! Glad you found the link. Sometimes these things evade me!


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