The Spirit Animal Award

This morning is filled with pleasant surprises! Hubby and teen have been spoiling me with delicious meals and fun times together as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

Then I peek at my email/blog and see that wonderful writers have received nominations for the Spirit Animal Blog Award. Good Luck to them as they certainly deserve this! 146263177056560-1unnamed

Imagine my face when I scroll down and see that they in turn have nominated me. I feel like I’m the kid who is no longer picked last to join in the game. I’m touched. I’m honored. I’m nearly speechless.

I need to read the rules…

Spirit Animal Blog Award Acceptance Rules:
1.) Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their page.
2.) Post the award picture on your blog.
3.) Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you.
4.) If you could be any animal, what would it be?
5.) Pick and notify ten nominees

So as I was saying…
RosemaryMarie and bmitjessesue are wonderful writers with stories that easily catch one’s attention and imagination. Thank you for your kindness of nominating me when there are so many amazingly, creative bloggers out there who deserve a nom nod.

I think the award picture is an interesting one. It reminds me of moments when the sun shines bright with possibilities as guardians silently watch, sometimes giving little nudges of encouragement as one tries something new. Oh… it also reminds me of days when I played a Tauren in WOW. Good times.

I have to talk about me now? Yikes. I’m so boring. lol

Hi there. My name is April and I know I’m a lucky gal! When my daughter was a toddler I wished I could be home with her instead of working and my husband gave me that wonderful option. I’m still home and she is now 18 years-old ~ a beautiful, smart brownie (she says brownies are better than cookies!) who simply rocks my socks with the things she does and the opportunities that keep falling into her lap. I am truly blessed to be able to be called Mom by her. Hubby and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks so I know that I’m blessed that way as well. LOVE you both!!!

Hubby is the one who got me where I am today with this blog. He wanted to be sure that I wasn’t bored being home and also encouraged me to stay creative because we have both seen family members decline as they aged and stop using their imaginations. I love the Sims and would often tell him about what’s been happening in my game… one thing led to another and he told me that I should blog about it. I did and you’re looking at the results. I blog to stay creative and keep my little grey cells functioning.

So many wonderful animals! I would probably be a wolf… quiet, go about my business but mess with something or someone I love and you’ll quickly see fierce Mama Wolf.

Picking 10 isn’t easy, but these these are all good reads (as well as the two from RM and B!) and aren’t listed in any particular order:
GreenCats’ EP Legacy
Eternally Yours
The Apocalypse Challenge
Zoey95’s 100 Baby Challenge
Jill’s 100 Baby Challenge <- been a little while since the last update, but hoping for more!
The Cat Chronicles
Monstrous Mezilkree
The Mushi Life
Love Like a Snail
The Chrysanthemum Tango

“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”
Abraham Lincoln

So true! Perhaps you’ll find something fun & new to you in the twelve blogs that have been mentioned here.

19 thoughts on “The Spirit Animal Award

  1. This is also my first nomination as well! Thank you so much! I am really very honored. I hope you all enjoy Love Like A Snail, it’s taught me so much and has been such a learning experience writing it, I’m sure it will continue to teach me as the chapters go on.

    • Thanks! Whew… I’ve already told someone that we are our own worst critic so perhaps I should be heeding the advice I passed along lol

      Thank you… it is the 24th and we’re “celebrating” by taking our teen to a concert to see her current fave, Magic Man. Hubby made a few highly hilarious remarks concerning Magic MIKE but teen rolled her eyes at dear old Dad. They’re a riot I tell you. A riot.

  2. Congratulations on your nomination and thank you very much for mine! What a lovely surprise. Like a couple of the other people who responded, this is the first time my blog has received a nomination for anything – and it’s been made all the more special by coming from such a dear simming friend πŸ™‚

    • Thank you and you’re very welcome, GC! How fun… another nom nod first. This is so exciting because it was my first as well and the good times just keep on rolling, spreading like ripples across our community pond. LOVE it πŸ˜€

      • We are all first timers together then! I’m so happy you were nominated; it was certainly very well deserved. Thanks again, and happy simming πŸ™‚

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