Having someone nominate you for a blogging award is a touching token of what they think of you, how you have touched them for even the briefest of moments and appreciate the gesture greatly. All too often I simply do not have the time to answer a nomination, sometimes I receive one at a really bad personal time and I simply cannot accept it.

I am going to thank those who have nominated me, though I am not going to be able to follow all the rules and so I hope you understand I cannot accept them now. Maybe in a little while when I have worked through some issues…

First to Pamela, Thank you for nominating me for the Reader Appreciation Award.

Next to Dr, Rex, Thank you for nominating me for the Most Influential Blogger Award and Versatile Blogger Award.

And last but not least, A heartfelt Thank you to writingthebody for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Again let me thank all of you for your kindness and please understand I simply cannot participate at this time.




A Little Honesty Here…


I was going to write a personal post, but right now I’m not in the best of places and I’m not comfortable talking about it yet, so instead I am going to do a little house cleaning and talk about the Awards I have been nominated for. Not to take anything away from the very kind people who thought of me, I do appreciate their kindness, but I just can’t continue to participate. At least not at this time.

There are things happening which are more important…

I wish I could explain. Maybe one day I will, only time will tell. As it stands, I am not comfortable trying to discuss it as I haven’t asked permission.


Kira Moore

Playing Catchup On Award Season




I’m afraid I have fallen miles behind when it comes to posting about awards. No excuse really, just been busy with so many things, being able to acknowledge awards has slipped into the “To Do” column. Well, time to “DO”.

I’m going to start with the newest and work my way backward. If I miss anyone, then I apologize, it wasn’t intentional.


The Beautiful Blogger Award from Sea Play Photography




Also, the Shine On Award from Sylvie’s Fashion Secrets




And The Very Inspiring/Inspirational Blogger Award from Melissa Robitille and Marva Seaton




As I said, I am way behind… I also received these awards but need go them posted. My thanks and deepest apologies.

From LyannV and nutsfortreasure. The Blog of the Year



 A heartfelt “Thank you” to everyone for thinking of me of me. Over the next several days I am going to update my blogroll to provide links to each of these blogs. As for the personal information… well, I don’t have time tonight to go through everything, but if you want I can answer questions or put out something later and try and fill in the blanks. 

A Huge “Thank You!”


I am giving a huge “Thank You!” to all of my wonderful readers and followers. I have reached 400 Followers!

When I started this blog last January, I never could have imagined so many people would take an interest in the mad ramblings of someone no one knew, and certainly not from a Transgender woman trying to understand what had turned her life upside down and inside out.

When I had to move to a new address because… well, because I made a mistake, I was sure I had lost many of those who had been following me. and yet, by and large, you have all managed to find and follow me once again.

Thank you all, I am humbled by your belief in me…

I thought I should add the following facts from my Stats peg for those who might be interested:

12,745 Views all -time*

167 Views on my busiest day*

838 Posts


*All this is really just since July since the views and comments were wiped out when I moved. The actual totals since January would be double these amounts.

Thank you!

I know this has taken a little while, and for that I apologize. I have been nominated for two awards, and I think I there were more which I can’t find.

The awards were:



One Lovely Blog Award from Sakshi Vashist  and Tazelnmlrasaad





The Reality Blog Award from Cav12


I would like to thank all three of these wonderful people for nominating me and ask everyone to visit their blogs. I’m sure there were other nominations as well which I cannot find at the moment, I apologize if they are not included here.

As you might know I am currently up to my ears in projects and don’t have the time to do more than acknowledge the nominations. I’ll also ask that everyone chaco out my blogroll and visit the blogs listed there.


Again, thank you so much for these wonderful awards!

Blog Awards

Like other bloggers, I am finding it simpler to group awards together and answer them in one post, so this is going to be my last acceptance post until next month. I haven’t yet decided on when I will do these posts, it might be I will have to wait until I have a few and then just post then instead of trying to have a set date.

In any case, here are the two awards I received recently;

Ming over at  A View With Ming and Aneesa & Faraaz at Live.Explore.Learn.Remember nominated me for the One Lovely Blogger Award.


Penny at The Why About This nominated me for the Hobbles’ Game Award.


I want to say a great big THANK YOU!!! to each of you, I am honored to have been nominated. Please visit both of these sites, they are we’ll worth the time to read what they have to say.

Okay, two things here… First, both awards ask for things about myself, which follows. Next I have been asked to nominate up to fifteen others to pass these along to… here’s the problem, I have read where some do not wish to participate in these awards any longer, if they ever did, but I cannot remember just who is who and so I am more than a tad uncomfortable nominating anyone directly. My answer? I am going to start rotating sites in my Blogroll who I recommend my readers check out. That way I do what these awards are trying to do in directing traffic to others sites, without upsetting anyone by asking them to join in what one described as a “chain letter”. I hope everyone understands.

Now to some things about me:

Craziest thing I’ve ever done is… Oh dear, I have pick just one? Really, I have done a lot of crazy things, too much to choose just one!

People are surprised that… I am as old as I am. I’ve been told many times I don’t look my age… then again, I have been told I don’t act my age either!

My favorite thing is… Long walks in the park, quiet dinners, and puppies…. oops, sorry, that’s what it says on my eHarmony profile…. :O

Apparently, I can… Read minds, tell the future, and pull money from thin air. At least that seems to be what my children believe!

I’m sorry…. That I can’t read minds, tell the future, or pull money from thin air…

Everyone is welcome to play along on their own blogs with their readers!

Please look to my blogroll and visit the great blogs there!


Last week I received two more blog award nominations but this was the first chance I have had to post them.

I want to thank The Enfant Terrible for these nominations, I hope everyone will check out her wonderful blog!

I have to admit that I m terrible with praise, and every time I receive an award, I am not only greatly humbled that someone thought that my writing was worthy of praise, I am also left at a loss as to respond. So the best I can think to do is to is to say a big Thank You!

The First award is:


The Second award is:


So, now I need to find some things to tell about myself. I am suppose to come up with seven things, but I don’t know if I can come up with that many….

I always thought Cabbage Patch Kids were ugly.

I wanted an Easy Bake Oven, but never got one.

I wanted an Atari 2600 as a kid, now I have 4.

I have had more cats than dogs as pets.

I think Ferrets are cool.

Yes, I know that is only five things, but I can’t think of anything else at the moment.

And now to nominations…

This is the part that I hate because there are so many great people out there and they all deserve recognition for their hard work and wonderful writing. Again, I am only going to go with five, though it should be seven I think, or is it fifteen? In any case, please forgive me if your name isn’t on the list.

Please visit all the blogs below, they are each great.

Coco J. Ginger