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A Shining Boom Boom Thank You!

Good evening everyone!  It is a quiet Sunday here in the NW ‘Burbs of Illinois and I am sitting in my office with the Pee.  My other ‘P’ is upstairs cooking an incredible spinach lasagna and my ‘J’ is all over the place doing all sorts of stuff – all the stuff but the stuff I want him to do!  Amazing how that is, isn’t it?

Well, while the lasagna bakes, Pee stares at me and Jordan fools around, I wanted to send out some Boom Booms and Shining Stars – so, buckle your seat belts and away we go…………………………..

The Blogging Fireworks Award

The Scoop on the Boom Boom:

The Blogging Fireworks Award honors the blogs that shock us, inspire us, touch us, or make us laugh.

The Rules of the Boom Boom:

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

2.  Display the Fireworks on your blog.

3.  Share five meaningful things about yourself.

4.  Nominate five bloggers to share the fireworks!

This very flashy and exciting award was given to me by Jen at Blog It or Lose It!  She is such an incredible writer.  I love her ability to pick topics and create wonderful works of art with her words.  The first time I experienced Jen’s poetry was during her Artists A-Z series, and I have been hooked ever since! If you have not had a chance to bask in Jen’s eloquent offerings, please head on over to –

For the five meaningful things about myself:

  1. I am very sensitive – emotional to the max – I cry at a drop of a hat!
  2. I am 5′-3″ and I wear a buzz cut – #4 or #3 blade.
  3. I love to go dancing but have yet to find anyone in the world who will take me dancing or even want to dance with me.
  4. I love to cook – especially with Peyton.
  5. I am going to miss Jordan terribly when he goes away to college.

For the five nominees who Boom Boom my world!

  1. Kira at
  2. Neeraj at
  3. Shaun at
  4. Leslie at
  5. Gita at

The Shine On Award

The Rules of Shining On:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.


This bright and beautiful award was given to me by

Shaun at

& Yolo at

Shaun and Yolo are passionate writers – they really love writing and you can feel this enjoyment ooze from every word they write.  Please check them out – they will bring some brilliant shine to your day!

Seven shining things about myself:

  1. I have always enjoyed looking at the stars in the night sky.
  2. The stars of my life are Jordan, Peyton and Sydnee Pee.
  3. If I could have been a star – I would have chosen to be a prima ballerina.
  4. I love Sci-Fi movies – Star Trek, Star Wars – to name just a few.
  5. I never had shiny braces, but I wore a retainer in high school.
  6. I love the song Shining Star by Earth, Wind and Fire.
  7. I have been told many times that my mind is in the clouds – I like to think that my mind is hanging out amongst the stars!

My fifteen Shining Stars:

  1. Tucson Blonde –
  2. Poems and Other Not-So-Pretty Things –
  3. Destroyed Destiny –
  4. Almost Annika –
  5. Unloving You –
  6. Ordinary Life –
  7. The Adventures of Rosebud –
  8. unkilleddarlings –
  9. Just me –
  10. Mindful writing –
  11. good enough grace –
  12. helenavalentina –
  13. Ramblings & other nonsense –
  14. love, life and wisdom –
  15. Rachie Adventures –

So, there you have it – 5 Booming Fireworks and 15 Stars which Shine On amongst the WordPress community – all vivacious, bright and wondrous in their own way.  Please pay them a visit and let them illuminate your reading experience!

Again, I would like to thank all of my co-bloggers for your support and for your constant inspiration.  Please keep doing what you do and until we meet again –

Happy reading, happy writing, happy day!

May 27, 2013 at 2:09 am 22 comments

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