I received the 'One Lovely Blog Award.'
7 things people might not know about me:
- I graduated twice from high school. Once was from a hi
- gh school in Connecticut and once was from a Grenadian Secondary School where I passed my O-Levels. My family lived in Grenada in 1978-79, and left after a coup ousted the Prime Minister. We lived next door to the military base and witnessed the takeover. True story!
- I had a Palomino named Kipper when I was 12 years old. He was my sister's horse first because she was horse-crazy, but once she discovered boys...well...isn't that how all little sisters get a horse?
- I spent the night in the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. It was in the arctic circle and 40 degrees below zero, and I went dog-sledding for the first time. We stopped halfway through at a tee-pee to warm up with some hot chocolate. The dogs played the entire time and let us take photos with them. They absolutely loved their jobs.
- I worked in the Architectural department as a CAD Drafter(Computer Automated Drafter) for the Marshall's Department store in Boston back in the days when I was in the Architecture/Engineering biz. It was my job to make sure each store had a dumpster placed in the proper location. Bet you didn't think about that needing done!
- I told my Fifth Grade teacher, Mr. Barilla, that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Either that or an Avon Lady.
- We visited France when I was ten, and I was attacked by a German Shepherd who bit me all over my back and butt. The only thing that kept me from being even more torn apart was that I tucked myself into a ball and covered my head with my arms. Got to visit a French doctor on that trip! I still love dogs though.
- When I was quite young I took gymnastics lessons. I liked it a lot and I was pretty good. I could do splits back then. My favorite thing was the trampoline. I enjoyed gymnastics so much that I tried practicing the bars in our basement using the water pipes in the ceiling. One fall and BAM! Broken left wing. That was end of my budding career as a gymnast.
To pay it forward, I nominate the following blogger for this award because she is also a huge “giver” of her time and talent to the kidlit community. Visit her blog and you will definitely find useful information and inspiration.
Tamera Wissinger - author of "Gone Fishing" and "This Old Band." Known for her poetry and fun rhythms, she's definitely the go-to person for getting those rhymes in order!