Let The Sunshine In

sunshine award badge
A few months ago (back in January, I believe — I guess I got a bit distracted…) I was pleased to find that Amie who blogs at Collecting Conversations had nominated me for a Sunshine Award.  Not long after that, I received a second nomination from Samantha at Grilled Cheese (& Other Things That Make My World Go Round).  I would like to take a moment to share a little bit about each of them.

Amie is a journalist who publishes interviews and shares stories about her life as a “twenty-something” embarking on her career.  She recently took a different job, and moved from a small town to a bigger city — I bet tales of her new adventures find their way to her blog!

Samantha is an army wife living in Boston.  She is balancing writing her blog with marriage, school, and the business of life in general.  Her recent post about the city of Boston’s perseverance and strength in this year following the bombing of the Boston Marathon was especially meaningful, and beautiful to read.

Now — on to the Award!

The rules for the Sunshine Award are simple:

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 5 things about yourself.
  4. Pass the award on to 6 other bloggers and link to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.


So, without further fanfare, I offer you —


  1. I love music, but can’t carry a tune.  This does not, however, stop me from belting out some impressively loud lyrics when driving around by myself with the radio turned up.
  2. I once had a very vivid dream that an alien ship landed in my front yard, and when I woke up I thought it really happened.
  3. When I am under stress, I obsessively count things.
  4. I think butterflies only look pretty when seen from a distance.  When I get up close to them, all I can notice is how they have really yucky looking bodies.
  5. I have perfectionist tendencies that can side-track me for days fussing over silly trivialities — but then again, I’m not afraid to cut my losses and walk from a failed enterprise.  For instance, I wasted hours time trying to think of a clever title for this list.  As you can see, eventually, I gave up.

My Sunshine Award nominations are:  Meg Writes Stuff, Baby Gates Down, From My Mind To Your Eyes, Not Quite Old, Stella Tarakson, and Leaf And Twig.  I encourage you to check out these blogs — you might find a new favorite.

Wings -- beautiful! Body -- gross. See what I mean?
Wings — beautiful!
Body — gross.
See what I mean?


5 thoughts on “Let The Sunshine In

  1. One of my friends who not only knows herself, but can express it so well. That’s you Kristine, and that’s just one of the things I love about you!


  2. Thanks so much! This made my day. I will be sure to check out your other nominees – I find these posts are a nice way to find new blogs.

    As for butterflies – I’d never really given it that much thought. The one you picked does look kind of like a wasp with butterfly wings – which is a bit icky, yes. But still, pretty wings.


  3. Ohmygosh, Kristine! Thank you so much for your kind words about me and my blog! Darnit, you made me blush. 😛

    And I am totally a perfectionist about random stuff, too. By the way, if I have learned anything in all nearly 27 years I’ve been alive, it’s that coming up with titles is a sucky task. I’m never good at doing it. 🙂


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