On January 23rd, I received the Versatile Blogger Award. It’s been just over a year since I entered Blogland. Although I had enrolled with caution because I was unsure if I’d enjoy blogging, my fears were unwarranted. I love blogging and hope to continue doing it for many years to come.
Recipients of the Versatile Blogger award must follow three rules.
1) Thank the person who did the nominating and link to their website.
Thank you, Lynn Davidson at Polilla Writes.
2) Reveal seven things about yourself.
Uno: I’ve held more than 25 jobs between the ages of 16 and 29. Often I worked a full-time and a part-time job at the same time. I simply loved to work and would rather make money than spend it. Actually, I descend from a long line of slaves, serfs from Scotland and England.
Dos: I helped build Fisherman’s Cove in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. I was a carpenter apprentice at the time. One memorable building I worked on was three storeys tall and right on the water. A few other workers and I installed cedar shakes (shingles) on this structure in the dead of winter. Two feet of the staging overhung the water on planks and we had to climb up the icy steel to reach the platform near the peak. It was a frigid, nerve-strengthening day to complete the job.
Tress: Instead of visiting the Rocky Mountains for a few short weeks as a tourist, I worked for three months at Inns of Banff and spent my off days exploring. One day, I watched the most amazing sunrise unfold over Cascade Mountain.
Cuatro: I believe working hard with your hands is one of the most rewarding things in life. When I can stand back and see my efforts had transformed barren ground into a flourishing garden my soul leaps with joy.
Cinco: I skipped my grade twelve prom because the exam for the motorcycle course I was taking fell on the same night.
Seis: I almost drowned when I was about seven years old while swimming at the Cove on MacDonald (Morash) Lake. I had stepped into the drop-off and fought to stay afloat but failed. The next I remember I lay on the shore with my sister, Kathy, looking over me. The have never forgotten the feeling of suffocation.
Siete: I have rocks in every corner, in every drawer and on every shelf in my house. I love rocks and pick them up without thinking most times. They line my window sills, the shelves behind my computer and are even in my underwear drawer. The biggest one I have weighs about ten pounds and appears to be a mix of many medium-sized rocks stuck together. I dug it out of the mud at Scots Bay when I sunk to my knee and lost my sneaker. Rocks give me hope, give me luck and make me wonder about the world around me.
PS: I took a university Spanish class at Mount Saint Vincent, but I’ve forgotten most of it. I hope to regain some of it within the next ten years before I begin my travels overseas.
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I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do.