Inspiring Blog Award!

 Thanks to Lisa Taylor of the Writer’s Block Party for giving me the Inspiring Blog Award.  I’m  part of a batch of 15 bloggers she honored.  I love what she said about my blog:  “Okay, besides the fact that this is a great blog with intelligent and humorous posts on all kinds of topics – what part of a grandma that runs and bicycles ISN’T inspiring?”

I’ll take it! Thanks, Lisa!

And in the spirit of blog awards, here are the requirements for being Inspiring: list seven tidbits about yourself, and nominate 15 other bloggers.  I’m not sure there’s much more I can reveal that I haven’t already shared in blog posts, but I’ll try.

Here goes:

1. I twist the stem off of apples and pears before eating them.
2. I grew up on a poultry farm in Connecticut.
3.  I can drive a tractor.
4. I was an AFS student in Tasmania, Australia the summer between high school and college.
5. I like tablecloths and cloth napkins.
6. I always wear an apron to cook, even if wearing schlumpy clothes.
7.  I wrote my first story in third grade. It’s still unpublished.

I’m passing the award onto bloggers I’ve found in the past six months. Check out their blogs!

http://themorrischair.com/- Book reviews

http://writingishardwork.wordpress.com/- Writing Advice from Texas

http://mountainmornings.wordpress.com/- Life in North Carolina

http://crayonsandmilk.wordpress.com/-Knitting

http://slapppshotblog.com/- Life in Sweden

http://malouprestado.com/- Life in Holland

http://awindowintothewoods.com/- Animal photographs

http://jeandayfriday.wordpress.com/- Educator

http://sweetmotherlover.wordpress.com/-Parenting

http://kriswampler.wordpress.com/- Author interviews

http://igamemom.com/- Technology guru for children

http://rada55.wordpress.com/-  An American with a Russian accent

http://suehealy.org/- Writing Advice from the UK

http://3rdculturechildren.com/- Life in Brazil

http://thismansjourney.net/- Growing up in the Philippines, Living in the US

I checked all the links. I got some weird “404” page not found message on some but you can just go to the blog’s home page and it opens right up.  Happy reading and be inspired!

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About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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17 Responses to Inspiring Blog Award!

  1. zannyro says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You really are inspiring 🙂 I wish I could do what you do…I have trouble making myself take a walk everyday! Thank you so much for the nomination…you’re a sweetie and I’m really honored 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Lisa Winkler says:

    You’re welcome!

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  3. Yes, you twist the stems – but do you say the alphabet as you twist and name the cute boy who’s name coincides with the letter you landed on?

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  4. Congrats! I must come and visit you more often…you definitely are inspiring. 🙂 It was nice to hear more about you…I love cloth napkins also…never ever buy paper ones. 🙂

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  5. lisa lai ye says:

    Hi, Lisa, Congratulations !! We need many , many more “grandmas” in this world to help inspire the children, the teens and adults especially leaders to learn how to balance and enjoy the lives — the whole world needs to slow down and start listening to “grandmas” !!
    thanks for all the recommended blogs — hope to make a “retreat visit” to you before the summer is over !! cheers

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  6. Hey Lisa, Big congratulations on being inspiring, which I always knew you were! And thanks for the ping to my blog. When this baby shower is done I’ll get back to it. And I also wear an apron when cooking – what professionals we are 🙂

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  7. Congratulations. You truly inspire people with your generous words. Thank you for the award. I’m honored to share it with a blogger that has so much heart to give.

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  8. Barbara klein says:

    Keep up the good work! I still twist off the stem of the apple, though I am not looking for cute boys. Wonder where you got that habit. Love. mom

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  9. Hi CG, congratulations on your award. I look forward to checking out the blogs you recommended.

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  10. Leah says:

    Congrats! And I always take the stem off apples and pears before I eat them too. I can’t eat them without that crucial step.

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  11. iGameMom.com says:

    Thanks for your nomination of my blog, and thanks for a wonderful blog here!

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  12. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I twist the stem off apples as well!!!

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  14. carolcovin says:

    Congratulations on your award! Well-deserved! I also twist off the stems of apples, wrote a short story in elementary school that my Mom submitted to magazines but was never published and decided to set out cloth tablecloths or placemats and napkins for every meal to make them special as a gift to my family when I was a young bride.

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