It's a Sunshine Day




Anyone now where that song is from?

I was so very honored to have received this wonderful award from Sara from Le Petit Village.  She is also an American in France and her stories can always make me laugh.  Stop by and say 'hi'.

Sadly, this "sunshine" award is the only sunshine I've seen all week.  The weather here has been cold and rainy. It's almost as if I'm living back in Manchester...

The rules of this award are that I have to answer 10 random questions before passing it on to 10 more people, so let's get to it.

 Favorite Color:  It seems that I don't know the answer to this one.  This used to be my security question for my password at work, and when it came time to retrieve my password I failed the question.  I didn't just fail it once, but many times, so many that my computer was locked and someone had to come and help me.  I'm going to say blue, but who knows what I'll answer next week.

Favorite Animal:  I love cats.  Love them.  All kinds.  Tigers and Lions, oh my.  But I've always wanted a koala, because they are cute and cuddly.

Favorite Number:  I'm going to say 13.  Everyone says it is unlucky and I like to go against the grain.  Besides, it has to be lucky for somebody right?

Favorite Drink:  I would love to say wine, especially living in France.  If you knew, however, the amount of money I shell out for a can of diet coke at work you might fall over.  (FYI a can of Diet Coke costs $2 at my office and that's cheap compared to what I would pay at a cafe).

Facebook or Twitter:  I'm a Facebook gal.  I just can't keep up with twitter.  By the time I feel like I am caught up there are like 100 more things to read.  Plus, Facebook  makes it so much easier to keep up with what is going on back home.

Your Passion:  Traveling.  Now if I can somehow be independently wealthy so that I could just travel the world ....

Giving or getting presents?  Giving.  I love to pour over thinking about the "right" gifts and how excited someone will be when they open it.  I am horrible, let me say that again - HORRIBLE, at receiving gifts.  Just ask my husband about that.


Favorite Day? I didn't really understand the question.  I'm assuming day of the week.  I'm going to go with Saturday because it's pain au chocolate day.


Favorite Flower:  Oh how I love lilies, but if my husband asks I love roses - lots and lots of roses.


Now comes the fun part.  Sharing my little piece of sunshine with 10 other people:


My Memory Art  - because she can always bring a little sunshine with her beautiful words and pictures

Femme au Foyer - She is my fellow Clermentoise Expat and she goes to a lot cooler places than me.

Scarbrough Fair - Another American expat living in Istanbul with two beautiful girls

Ava Grace's Closet - I love her style and her family is just gorgeous.

Two Bears Farm and Three Cubs - I could not handle being without power with such grace

JDaniels4 Mom - She is inspirational.  Truly.

Our Simple Lives - I have no words to describe his awesomeness

Life Ever Since - I love Rachel and her blog!

Runner Mom - She has such a beautiful family and she shares my love of all things chocolate.


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24 comments:

Adrienne said...

Well aren't you sweet!! And I'm so glad you got some sunshine - even if it was of the metaphorical variety. Both my brother and son chose/choose #13 for their jersey numbers...my son not aware that my brother had done the same! And for the against the grain reason you mentioned! AND when I got to France they didn't even sell coca-lite (is it still called that?) The sweetner hadn't been approved yet....definitely cost more than wine!! Looking forward to checking out these other blogs! Hope you have a great weekend! (let me know what you think of the picture sans open mouthed woman!!)

Liene said...

Thank you Barbara! Like you said, the first sunshine all week. Here's to the weekend looking better... (and is clermontoise even a word?) xoxox

Life As Wife said...

I'll switch weather with you! We're at 107 and counting...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Aww, thank you :-) I don't know how much grace I really have, since yesterday I went to the doctor for the heat migraines I've been having all week and burst into tears on the examination table (blush). So embarassing. The doctor felt so bad!

I'm totally with you on the cats - we have 3 that we love dearly.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm a big fan of lilies too. I prefer most anything to roses (in cut form) though.

I like giving presents too. Way better than receiving. I could easily go without receiving any!

Sonya said...

I think 13 is a great number!

Mark said...

Aw, thanks! I love being included in this group of fine bloggers. And how cool is Sara from LPV!
I gave up on Twitter months ago. And tried giving up on Facebook but it won't let me!!!
Have a great weekend!
Your Friend, m.
p.s. The Brady Bunch.

Raquel said...

Félicitations!

I agree - any day that has to do with chocolate is my favorite day too! Hope you weather gets better!

Natalie said...

YAY for your award! And I must say I don't really know what my favorite color is either...I like many different colors!

Stasha said...

Every day should be Pain au chocolate day!!!!

Sara Louise said...

That's so funny that you locked yourself out of your computer because you couldn't remember what your favorite color was!
Hope you're having a great weekend up there :)

Alison said...

Yay for sunshine (awards)!

My favorite color changed a few years ago. I think it must be age (for me anyway).

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Congratulations on your award - much deserved! I loved learning more about you. And I love pain au chocolat in France - a good reason to move there :)

chickster said...

Bravo for the award! I agree that Twitter is just too much to handle. I have a hard enough time keeping up with all the blogs I read, so no need to add twitter accounts on top of the pile.

Emmy said...

That is pretty funny about the color. Definitely don't do that for your security question anymore :) I like Twitter and FB- when I first joined twitter I thought it was the best and the only thing I would do-but yea it's lost its appeal in a lot of ways.

Jessica said...

The questions favorite movie, favorite song, and favorite color always get me as I don't have favorites to any of them. My answers always change.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I hope that better weather arrives for you soon!

Quiana said...

What a fun quiz! Hilarious about your favorite color btw.

Shell said...

Crazy how much diet coke costs!

Susan Liberatore said...

Awwwww thanks for the love!!!
This is fun. I love your Sat choice (wonder how pain au chocolat would do in a parcel? I kid) and 13 in Europe (Italy at least) is good luck and 17 is actually bad luck. Crazy!
Enjoyed learning more about you.

Jessica said...

I don't have a favorite color either and I would also love Saturdays if they had to do with chocolate.

Missy said...

I love why Saturday is your favorite day! And by the way, I'm reading Bringing up Bebe - have you read it? Fascinating book.

Jen said...

Thanks so much, Barbara!! I'm so far behind, as we were on vacation (and my brain is still there).
My favorite color is blue too, and I don't think twice about shelling out money for my favorite drink...we deserve a treat, yes? ;)
I'm hoping you have seen some real sun. I'd send some your way if I could.
xo

Kim said...

Poo about the rain and crappy weather. WE were dealing with all that for so long but finally July seems to be cooperating.

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