Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I humbly thank Bernie from One Mixed Bag for giving me the Stylish Blogger Award. Her blog oozes talent and humor as she daily writes about life with her charming other half, Mr. Bernie. I admit I start my day with her blog because it puts a smile on my face for the entire day. (as I schlep around the house in my baggy sweats. Stylish, indeed!!)

Hummmm..... I have to list 7 things about myself.

1. I've been trying to find a blogger older than I am. So far, no dice!!!

2. When I was young I wanted to be an opera singer. I didn't make it but it doesn't stop me from belting out "La Habanera" early in the morning, sending my neighbors to the real estate ads.

3. I haven't eaten meat in 40 years. Fish.... yes. My favorite, wild caught salmon or trout.

4. My family has always thought of me as the "Health Nut." I've done natural health all my life.
Never had a pap test, a mammogram or any of those allopathic tests I don't know the names of.

5. Marilyn has been my best friend for 50 years. We try to talk on the phone every day.

6. My 2 favorite men of all time would be Edgar Cayce and Max Gerson.

7. I have all the old films of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. If I ever get stressed with life, I drop everything and watch one of their movies. Miracle workers, they are!

My last promise I will cheat on slightly. I'm to pass this award on to 15 bloggers but how can a Pisces make choices like that? I love all who follow me so please help yourself to the Stylish Award when you visit. Thank you, Bernie, for this honor.


  1. Awesome! I tagged you on my Thursday post. It might seem like a bizarre dedication, but it was addressing people and their "purpose" in life. Some people go through life and never figure it out. Of course, even people that do figure it out, don't always "like" it. LOL. Anyway, that is the what's what behind your dedication. Normally I don't explain unless someone asks, but you are new to my "process."

  2. Congratulations on the, well deserved, award. You have a gift for writing which is apparent in your posts.
    Never had a pap or mammo!!!!???
    That is probably why you are so stay away from the Doc's.

  3. Congratulations on your award! A very well deserved honor, if I do say so myself. Take care, sweet friend! Candace

  4. Congrats on the award! I too was awarded the Stylish Blogger award this week and was flattered.
    I found you via Java's Friday Follow blog hop.

    Now following you!
    Come visit me at

  5. Congrats, Manzi!

    The mama has yet to have a pap test or mammogram and she's several years older than you. Her taking regular blood tests is more for my sanity than hers, I think.

  6. Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy!!! Wonderful!!

    CONGRATULATIONS with your award - you are truly one stylish talented blogger!!

    Take care

  7. Couldn't agree more with Bernie's decision to award you! There's always something interesting, entertaining, thought provoking and downright humourous to be found when I visit.

    As for helping myself to the award? I couldn't - that would feel like cheating, as I'm learning so much from you!

    Have a great weekend!!

  8. Way To Go, Manzanita!
    Well Deserved!

    Baggy Sweats are Stylish on you!

    xoxoxo, cd

  9. Very well deserved award. Congrats big time. "Stylish" is how you carry off a style and you have that mastered.
    So that is how you stay so slim and agile? Gad, I wish I liked fish.

  10. Hopping by to say Hi via FF40+ hosted by Java. Congratulations on your award, you deserve it.
    Every Friday I am featuring a special blog, hop on over and see who it is this week, you never know it could be you!
    Helen x

  11. I love learning about my lovely fellow bloggers, and am very impressed with your non eating meat regime, and that you and your best friend talk so often. So wonderful!

    Congrats on your very stylish award my dear! And have a lovely weekend. ;)

  12. You must be doing a lot of things right. Hugs.

  13. Robin,
    Thanks for the neat tag. That was fun.That Weather girl is a stitch. You do some creative work on your blog.

    Oh oh, I think you are a nurse.

    Hi Dear Camdace.
    Keep warm up there in the snow country.

    You have a neat blog. Thanks for stopping at mine.

    How old is the mama? Does she tell? She looks great.

    Old Kitty,
    I love J. MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. I'm in his fan club.... Tee Hee

    Red Nomad Oz,
    Thank for the kind words. Your're sweet.

    Clare Dunn,
    Thanks Clare. I saw as much snow on your pictures as we have.

    Funny I still like fish. I grew up on fish. We actually had fish 3 times a day because we lived on a lake and we were poor. Fish were free.

    Thanks for coming by. I'll be by to see you.

    I was just thinking about you and that I had to come and visit you. Thanks for stopping.

    A few but there's always more. I'll be by to see you soon.

    Thank you lovely bloggers for stopping. I love you all Love and Peace

  14. You're a brilliant blogger and you deserve all the awards going.
    If you stay a health nut, will you live forever?
    Best of luck.

  15. Congrats on the award - well deserved!

    I love wild salmon, too. Yum yum!

  16. Manzi: There is nobody better or more deserving! I love blogging with you. You are an inspiration, and we share much philosophy of life. Congrats!

  17. Friko,
    Will I live forever? My soul will live forever, regardless. The ole bode? It just might seem like forever. Ha.

    Thanks. Oh, I'm hungry for salmon right now.

    Thanks for blogging with me. I learn a lot from your posts.

    Have a great and wonderful weekend bloggy friends. Love ya all. Manzanita

  18. Manzi, the mama likes to tell people she's 100. She'll be 10 years younger this year. :-)

  19. I like nuts, walnuts, peanuts,
    I’ll take and apple, even a prune!
    I like you, Girl, the Health Nut.
    You are over the moon!

    You are definitely one stylish blogger!

  20. How cool that you and your friend have been friends for 50 years. I love that. Nothing like having an old friend.
    Did you take classes for Opera? What happened that you didn't go through with it?

    I do think you have a lovely stylish blog. I learn something each time I read it!

  21. Dear Bernie,
    Nope. I never took singing lessons, although I had an OK soprano voice and loved opera. I had more of a pull toward dancing. I had learned Flamenco when we lived in Morocco and when I got back to Mpls a Spanish gal was teaching classical Spanish dance and flamenco so I got heavy into that. Then I found a ballroom partner who wanted to compete and I also did that for 30 years so the singing got booted from the train.

    Old friends are great but some new ones are pretty fantastic, too.
    Thanks for the kind words...

    Gerry Dear,
    That was a groovy poem. I had one but keep forgetting it... Let's see...

    One potato, 2 potato, 3 potato Four.
    It's just Gerry, I adore.
    If you look for meanings in the transition
    Go to Gerry, she's the best darn musician.

  22. Su-sieee
    Bless her heart. I just started telling my real age when I hit 80. Up to that point I was 65 and people believed me. Suddenly I didn't want to lie anymore and it didnt make any difference how old I was, anyway.

    Love ya...

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