Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Live in New England!

...and it's Super Bowl Sunday, so what do you think-who do you think?!?!?!? I'm not a usual football fan, but today, let's say I'm following the crowd! (PS- Uh Oh! -Monday morn)
  Speaking of following, I was awarded the

Thank you Marcie Colleen
It's an honor bestowed on a person that has fewer than 200 blogs. That is an honor for sure. I think I have 3! Oh well....
There are a few rules that go along with this award. I must list 5 things about myself that you might not know, so here goes:
       1. We used to raise pigs and I had a great system for getting the tiny piglets away from their mother while she finished birthing-I'm sure you want to know what it was. Lean over the pen with a regular garden hoe and scoop the baby to the awaiting lighted corner! there...
       2.  I met Cynthia Lord online to ride to our first NESCBWI conference together. It was when you just didn't "meet" people online. Her mother worried I might be an axe murderer (her husband came out and met me to be sure, though he still comes out to greet me when we go somewhere together) My husband was appalled that I was rooming with a stranger!
       3.  I won a Barbara Karlin Award, Letter of Merit in 2011-you probably all knew that but I can't stop yelling it out. (wish I could sell the PB manuscript!)
      4. I build weird snowpeople when there's snow...this year, not so much of the wet, white, stuff.
       5.I'm a cheerleader-well not one of them- but I'll cheer and call out for all my friends. Help spread their good news!
       6. I couldn't leave this out...I love Peeps, Zumba, and the internet!!!!
Bloggers that I nominate for this blog award are:
        Alison Kipnis Hertz Fun story starters. I really never thought that someone else's ideas would help me write my own story-wrong!

Genevieve Petrillo - I just love the her name! Her blog is told
                                                                                                          from the POV of her dog!
Donna Martin   Donna offers words of encouragement

Susanna Leonard Hill  she is an ambitious blogger who mixes it up a bit-quite a bit
Weekly Schedule: Monday: random topics Wednesday: Would You Read It Friday: Perfect Picture Books
Monthly: Pitch Pick, Straight From The Editor, Interviews, Contest-and author of Punxsutawney Phyllis!

Beth Stillborn - she keeps us connected with lots of writing "stuff" and  with author and teacher Emma Walton Hamilton

The other thing on my mind is to tell you how much I love my Kindle. My son showed me his and I told him I didn't think I could read on something that stiff and not being able to turn pages...blah blah blah, but he bought me one anyway. (he may have already had it when I was bashing!) I don't have the kindle fire. Mine is a reader. It is so easy to take a library of books anywhere you go- on trips, while waiting for something to begin. Just today, Marcie Colleen reminded me of the free offerings for Kindle. I added two more to my collection.
    Now don't hate me, my children writer friends. I do buy your books. My upstairs will probably need reenforcement to hold up the weight. I buy them for gifts for all the kids gifts. We are book people. I do love holding the books, reading them, and sometimes even studying them.
     It's a full moon week....I'm mesmerized by the full moon and take tons of photos. February brings us the "Snow Moon". 

I hope this moon brings a bit of snow with it!
Happy week..... Listen Learn and don't forget to Dance!


  1. Hi Mona! I also won a Karlin Grant letter of merit from 2011. Congrats to you, too. I know I was thrilled. Which manuscript was yours?

  2. Black Bear and the Full Moon
    and yours? Anything happening with your story?

  3. Thank you so much for the Liebster Award, Mona. (And just for the record, I'm one of your followers!) It's so good getting to know you through 12 x 12 and the Children's Book Hub Facebook Group.

    My blog is

    I'll happily find five more worthy bloggers to pass the Liebster on to.

  4. Beth
    Thank you.
    I tried to get the blogroll going but hasn't worked yet.
    May try again in the morning.

  5. Thanks, Mona, for the Liebster Award! And like Beth said, I'm a follower also! Blogging takes time and patience to build a following. But I think you are off to a great start!

  6. Thanks Donna,
    We will keep going!

  7. Congratulations on receiving this award, Mona, and thank you so much for passing it on to me! I am honored! I confess I am not good about passing these awards on - I have a terrible time choosing! Also, I don't technically qualify for this one, so I feel a little guilty accepting it! :) But thank you so much!!! I truly appreciate it and will display it with pride!

  8. So who's counting?!?!?!?
    I had a hard time doing this too-pleased that I received it, but not sure where it should have gone. Another reason to being a faithful blogger.

  9. Thanks for the Leibster Blog Award, Mona! Mom and I are working on a post to announce it and pass it on. I love awards! ....And tuna and treats and stuffed animals and riding in the car and sleeping on the couch and dinner and .....

    Love and (proud) licks,

  10. You're very welcome, Cupcake!