Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Liebster Award? Really?

Oh, my goodness! 
You cannot BEGIN to imagine my surprise when I was notified by 
Jessica at
that I was nominated for the Liebster Award! 
Thank you Jessica and Sharon for thinking of me!
Apparently, this recognition is given to newbie bloggers.  
(I'm currently in the "Less Than 200 100 25 Followers" club.) 
In other words, it's a fancy way to get your blog noticed by others and BOY has it given me the kick in the pants I was needing. 
Who knew?!

Here are the housekeeping procedures that were outlined for me.
*  I must post 11 random things about myself.
*     I must answer the questions she sent.
*  I've gotta select another blog or two, each with less than 200 followers and send them questions as well.
*  I cannot "tag" her back, however I can link back to her post so she can learn more about me and the others she nominated as well.  

First, I'll respond with several random things you didn't want to know about me...

1.  When I was a child/teenager, my dad was the warden of a major penal institution.  I've shared many meals, board games and church services with inmates.  
2.  I once "crashed" a Sunday School chili supper to meet the man of my dreams.
3.  I'm a closet meteorologist.
4.  I've had the same best friend for 40 years.
5.  I love exploring caves.
6.  When I retire I'm going to drive an 18 wheeler across the country.
7.  I'm the youngest of 3 girls.
8.  My "clubhouse" as a child was an abandoned guard tower.
9.  I once owned 2 goats.
10.  I so adored my second grade teacher that I corresponded with her until after I graduated from college.
11.  And finally... I don't like to be LATE!

Now to respond to the questions that were sent to me...
1.  How long have you been teaching?  I'll begin my 24th year next week.  Twenty two have been in first grade.
2.  Who is your favorite author?  Cynthia Rylant 
3.  What is your favorite subject to teach?  I enjoy reading and writing equally as much.
4.  Do you have a special talent?  I'm a scrapbooking BEAST.
5.  What do you do when you're not teaching?  I can answer that question with one word... laundry.
6.  What is your favorite movie?  Actually, I have two.  Doctor Zhivago and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
7.  How long have you been blogging?  Since August of last year.
8.  What websites do you visit most often?  Other than a multitude of school related blogs, I visit Awkward Family Photos and Dear Abby daily.
9.  Do you have children of your own?  Yes.  I have a 19 year old son and a 17 year old daughter.  They are both hysterically funny and I thoroughly enjoy spending time with them.
10. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?  Without a moment's hesitation, I would go to Alaska!

Now I'd like to recognize Kelly over at The Plaid Apple
and Mrs. Kamerer at Busy Bees in First.

Ladies, your Liebster Award is waiting!
Be sure to tell us 11 random facts about yourself and answer the same questions asked of me.
Then, link back to this post so I can learn more about you!
Note:  Blogger is a bit wonky today.  It's for that reason that random words are underlined and highlighted in this post. 
Strange, I know.


Carolyn Kisloski said...

Congratulations, Leslie! :) YAY!!! It was so much fun learning more about you. I loved reading all of your answers. I am doing laundry as we "speak!" :)
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