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It has been busy around Grandmother’s house the last few weeks with back to school, family visits, and weddings.  There have been days when I just could not go to my computer to post.  Nevertheless, while I was busy, good news was flowing in from Pat Wood  who has nominated Grandmother Musings for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I also received a badge that says 200 wonderful bloggers have been following Grandmother Musings.  I am constantly amazed that anyone, much less 200 followers, would read my musings.  It is humbling and an honor to know that I have reached that many people.

I wish to thank Pat for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Pat’s blog–  PatWoodBlogging is a place for her to write and test out her desire to be a published novelist.  You can read her “gentle” short story, A Fairy Story that has been published in Woman’s Magazine.  She also has a few other stories,  Clean Death, A Taste of Death, and The Scent of Lavender available to her readers to peruse at their leisure.   This superbly written blog is worth a look and a comment.

Rules for the One Lovely Blog Award:

1.   Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you, and post the Award on your site.

2.   Describe 7 things about yourself.

3.   Nominate 15 other bloggers.

7 things about Grandmother Musings…

1.    Wrinkles on my clothes really bother me.  I iron and my new method is to use the  Wrinkle Release spray.  Surprisingly, the spray works on most fabrics and saves me ironing time in the morning.

2.   I never intend on being a gray-haired grandmother.  Why should we be gray?  There are plenty of colorings out there to avoid the gray taking over.

3.   My houseplants are always neglected in the winter. The plants always survive until summer break when I can pay attention to them.

4.   This weekend I went Disk Golfing for the first time.  I liked it, although, I had a score of 25 over par.  I figure I will have to get better if I keep at it. LOL!

5.   I once found a beautiful dress to wear to a wedding for $8.00. I will tell you about it, sometime.

6.   Reading glasses are ugly and I dislike wearing mine. Unfortunately, I seem to need them more every day.

7.   I love to drive!

The following 15 exceptional blogs I would like to nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award…

Nonoy Manga

Home Designs Master

Reddolls

CindyKnoke

PatCegan

BURGESSART

johncoyote

Sag-Aftra One Union

Valdecor

The Inklings

Professions for Peace

Hurdles to Happiness

Life Textures

Peace the consciousness, the transitoriness, your existence

Rfljenksy-Practicing Simplicity

Please check out these remarkable blogs, and do not forget to leave them a comment.  Bloggers are the BEST!

 

Thank You to all the wonderful people who follow Grandmother Musings.  Thank you for taking the time to visit, read, comment, and share you life with me.  Blessings to all!  Jamie 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

We are all Beautiful, Inspiring, and Appreciated Bloggers!

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Today, I am blessed to share three award nominations.  The Beautiful Blogger Award and the Reader Appreciation Award were both given to me by Nizy at Nizy’s Life Compendium.  She shows us that life is one big adventure with so much to discover.  She believes that life is a wonderful journey.  I am happy to say that I am blessed to be included in Nizy’s journey and grateful for her kind nominations. Please visit Nizy’s Life Compendium and leave her a comment or two. You will not be sorry you joined her adventure.

The third award comes to me from sharechair.  She is a tech-goddess, who loves to share her knowledge of technology, especially iPad, iPhone, and Kindle. She likes to check out new things and share them with her readers.  That is how I found her. She shared and I read, and I continue to admire her helpful and informative posts.  Therefore, it is a privilege and honor to accept the Inspiring Blog Award from sharechair.  Please visit sharechair and check out her awesome blog.  Learn a few new things and leave her a comment.

These three awards have similar rules:

Post seven interesting things about yourself.

Nominate 15 other bloggers who you feel deserve the award.

Let them know about nomination.

7 Things You May Find Interesting About Grandmother Musings

1.     I enjoy chocolate chip cookies. No, wait, let me rephrase that…I ENJOY chocolate chip cookies.

2.    There is a suitcase in my living room, and I am not going on a trip. (I am cleaning.:))

3.    I despised coffee until I was 25.  I began drinking it with three sugars and lots of cream when it was the only thing to drink at work. (I am down to one sugar and cream, now.)

4.    Dog hair follows me. I have found my dog’s black hair on my desk at school, in hotels rooms on vacation, and on my Kindle screen.

5.    I am allergic to Two and a Half Men.

6.    When I was a teenager, I pierced my own ears because my mom would not allow me to have them pierced.

7.    Old cookbooks are so interesting. I collect them.

 

NOMINATIONS: I am bending the rules a bit. I will pick 5 blogs for each award because 45 are just too many!

The Beautiful Blogger Award goes to:

A Daily Thought

Healing for the Nation

Renee’s Revelings

Authentic Photography

Pen Names and Other Escapes

 

The Reader Appreciation Award goes to:

Home to Go 232

Home Designs Master

Beebee’sWorld

Jackie Just Doing Life

Worldly Winds

 

The Inspiring Blog Award goes to:

A Grateful Man

My Life in Color

Joy in the Moments

Life Seeds

Russel Ray Photos

 

Thank you to all of you that follow Grandmother Musings, and take the time to read and comment on the posts.  I love that we can talk and share our thoughts and lives. I am amazed and inspired by your adventures, creativity, and strength. God bless each of you.  🙂

 

 

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

Twin Awards

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Today, I am blessed to write about two awards I have been graced with in the last few days. 

The first award, The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award, was given to me by Terry1954.  Terry writes an inspiring blog about her brother who has Parkinson’s disease.  She shares her challenges and triumphs with her readers in loving and moving posts.  Please visit Terry1954 to read inspirational stories that will touch your heart and soul.

The Rules

Give credit to the one who nominated you

Tell seven secrets about yourself

Nominate seven others

The Seven Secrets of Grandmother Musings:

1.   If I tell you my secrets, will they still be secrets?

2.   I really enjoy listening to George Noory on Coast to Coast AM.

3.   I do not like using the touchpad on the laptop.

4.   Romance Novels are my favorite genre.

5.   Dogs and kids are angels in disguise.

6.   If I could play any instrument, it would be the piano.

7.   I had tickets to see Led Zeppelin in 1980, but the show was cancelled because the drummer, John Bonham, died.  

The Seven Nominees:

1.   Human in Recovery

2.   Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow//a journey through my days

3.   Nizy’s Life Compendium

4.   nyparrot

5.   MOUNTAINMAE

6.   A Nature Mom

7.   Worldly Winds

Please visit these wonderful blogs and share a comment or two.

The second nomination is for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  The award, given to me by beyondthegreendoor was a delightful treat.  You will find delicious recipes, gardening advice, and DIY tips at beyondthegreendoor’s blog.  Check out their “Creative Kitchen Challenge” and some of their adventures in Wisconsin.  Thank you to Kenley and “L” for the nomination. Please visit them at beyondthegreendoor!

The Rules:

  • Acknowledge and thank the giver, link it back, and put the award on your page.
  • List 7 things about yourself
  • Pass it on to 7 bloggers who inspire you

7 Things About Me

1.   Although, I have been known to rebel, I try to follow the rules.

2.   I can recite the “Helping Verb Song” and so can every student I have ever taught.

3.   A really, good foot rub could bring peace to the world.

4.   I know someone, who knows someone, who works in South Africa.

5.   Fall River Road in Colorado is my favorite road, ever!

6.   A visit to The Grand Canyon is in my future.

7.   Disorganization is attracted to me no matter how much I try to shield myself from his advances.

7 Inspiring Bloggers

1.   timzauto

2.   adoptingjames

3.   Live Laugh RV

4.   Healing For The Nation

5.   The World is a Book

6.   Campfire Shadows

7.   PhotoNatureBlog

Again, take a few moments and go and visit all of these superb blogs!

Thank you to all of you for your constant support and comments. I appreciate every person who visits Grandmother Musings and wish you all blessings and love.

 

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

Spotlight Award

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Thank you to Nicole at NMNPHX for putting Grandmother Musing in the Spotlight!  Every month, she will be Spotlighting 5 blogs. Please visit her July Spotlight and see the other blogs that have been nominated this month.

 

500 Likes!

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Grandmother Musings is so grateful to all of the wonderful people who have taken the  time to visit this site and look around. When this blog was started, 500 likes seemed like an impossible goal, and now look, here it is!  Thank you so much for your support.  Enjoy the day! 🙂

I would also like to invite you to take a look at my post at www.airportsmadesimple.com . It is a Grandmother Musing about the Las Vegas Airport.  Thank you to AirportsMadeSimple for posting my thoughts.  

 

 

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Defeat A Bad Attitude

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“The way to repair a bad attitude is to practice gratitude.”  When things seem to be going all wrong and anger is welling up in your gut, it may help if you try to find things that you are grateful for in your life. A bit of self-control may be necessary to focus on something other than your problems; however, the benefits will astound you.  It is difficult to be mad when you are thanking the universe for your blessings. 

According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic in 2002, “Optimistic people decreased their risk of early death by 50% compared with those who leaned more towards pessimism. “  Therefore, by being optimistic and grateful for your life and the people and things in it, you are giving yourself a better chance at a longer life. Consequently, your practice of gratitude will make that long life a much happier one.

What are some things to be grateful for?  You can start with the things most of us take for granted like food, water, and shelter.  Many people in the world are not as fortunate to have these simple necessities of life.  Be thankful for the car you drive, the light in your house, the washer and dryer. Show gratitude for the cashier that rang up your order at McDonald’s, the janitor who cleans your office, or the person who sorts your mail at the Post Office.  Look around you. There are thousands of things for you to be grateful for as they touch your everyday. 

Once you begin to experience gratitude practice it daily.  Suddenly, that bad attitude will be just a memory and your life will be a joyful place.  Does this sound too preachy? Try it and see if it works.  What do you have to lose but a bad attitude?

 
Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
 
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