On Being Kreativ

An award, an award – my kingdom for an award!  You have been far too kind in the last month or so nominating me for awards!  And now Marie, at My Little Corner of Rhode Island, has nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger award!  It made me smile that she mentioned cooking and Middle Earth in the same sentence!  How cool is that?  I fell in love with Marie’s blog the first time I visited – and saw gorgeous pictures of her gardens – long, slim beds with brick walkways!  This is our dream of a back yard.  Perhaps one day!  And I love Marie’s outlook on life!  I raise my glass to her!

Now comes the part where I tell you ten things about myself you don’t know.  Hm, I’ve already done this for one award, but let’s see what I can come up with.

1.  I have at least 346 cookbooks – yes, I just tried to count them and I’m sure I missed a few along the way!  And the doesn’t include the 150 I sold to Half-Price a few years ago.  Some are very old, some are new – I love getting an idea for a recipe, then making it my own!

2.  I’ve been the finance officer for a local school system for 21 years.  I like my job, but it does take up quite a bit of my time!  Can you tell I’m longing for retirement?

3.  I’m probably the only person you know with photo albums and SD cards with just gravestone photos – at least 2,000 total!  But I’m a genealogist – not a lunatic!

4.  My favorite colors are purple and green.

5.  My birthday is June 30th and I know very few people born on that day – is that lucky or unlucky?  Even with all the people in my genealogy file there are only one or two.  Strange.

6.  I could read all day given the chance – but I find very little time for it.  Histories are my favorite, biographies – I’m always sad to get to the end of the book – I’ve come along on such a journey through each life, and then come to the final moments.  David McCullough is one of my favorite authors.

7.  I dearly love my KitchenAid mixer!

8.  Old Kentucky Chocolates makes the very best dark chocolate covered grapes.  Ritchey, tomorrow is Monday – dark chocolate day – shouldn’t we make a trip to the big city?

9.  I am the oldest of five – I have three sisters and one brother.

10.  I love to have my picture taken with my hubby!

I hope you didn’t fall asleep!  Now to pass the award on to those who have not received it.

Back Road Journal – Karen has beautiful recipes to share, as well as travels – you feel as if you are tagging along!

Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide – Greg and Katherine have such wonderful and varied recipes and it’s just such a fun blog!

The Southern Lady Cooks – Judy is a also Kentuckian, and really knows everything about southern cooking!

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25 responses to “On Being Kreativ

  1. Congratulations on your awrd, and well deserved it is too ! And lovely tio get to know you a bit better :)

  2. Us fantasy-and-food geeks have to stick together! There are far too few of us!
    Marvelous answers!

  3. Thanks for passing that along. I’m not sure we have 10 things to say about ourselves! This was great though. I love the shot of your shelf.

  4. Congrats and 346 cookbooks!!?? That is impressive!

  5. Dear Phyllis,
    First of all, congrats on the award :)
    Now I have to tell you that I have two cousins born on June 30th, they are brothers and have 10 years of difference between them. Oh! One more thing, David McCullough is also one of my favorites authors (The Path between the Seas?).
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Cookbooks, they are a disease aren’t they? I recently remodeled my kitchen and filled 2 boxes with ones I thought I could get along without and swore not to buy more. Guess what, the shelves are being refilled!

  7. Phyllis, so very nice to learn even more about you!! Oh my, you and I could fill a library of cookbooks!!! I’d love to browse through all your books!! Beautiful photo of you and Ritchey…so happy!!

  8. Congratulations! You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Cathy from http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com. For details see Cathy’s post on 26th January:

    http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/versatile-blogger-award/

    I’m really enjoying reading your blog, so played along with this award thing… feel free to do with it what you will! :-)

  9. Congrats on the award!! And thanks for sharing the questionnaire. We’re both Geminis. ;)

  10. Wait, I’m definitely wrong, but we both still have birthdays in the month of June! haha

  11. what a lovely picture of you and your husband, you look way too young for retirement.. and so many cookbooks.. wow. c

  12. Congratulations, Phyllis, on receiving this well-deserved award! Sorry but, for some reason, it was overlooked. I noticed it when I was “touring” your January posts. Like others noted, that a lot of cookbooks! Love th pic of you and Ritchie. Awww! :)

  13. So glad to get to know you better! :)

  14. I love these posts where you get to know a little more about the blogger. I’m the second eldest of five but we are all girls. I could read all day too given the chance. Love how you like to have your photo taken with your hubby!

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