The Sunshine Award


I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Award! Thanks to Sally :)

The Sunshine Award comes with a few rules:

    • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
    • Answer some questions about yourself
    • Nominate some other fabulous bloggers
    • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
    • Share the love and link the person who nominated you!

If there were any specific questions to answer, they may have been lost along the way… So like Sally I used google to look up a list of plausible questions. The questions below are from Fun Questions to Get to Know Someone. Here goes:

Love or money? 

Love, of course. I can love a poor person, but money will not make me love someone. Duh!

High salary or job satisfaction?

Both! Having said that, I have discovered that I can stay in difficult jobs quite long as I need the salary. Clichéd as it may seem, working with difficult bosses has been character building.

Which is your most favorite book ever?

I have many favorites! But the book that made the biggest impact this year is Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. It reads like a simple soap, but on deeper analysis, it is profound and so layered; and the truth is simply heartbreaking.

Which is the one television character that you simply adore?

Don’t watch enough tele nowadays. Bill Cosby in the Cosby Family brings back good memories. I liked that he was philosophical while mayhem broke loose around him, and he had Good Values.

What kind of music do you like?

Mainly classical – Chopin, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven. A bit of Queen, and anything Frank Sinatra sings.

Which is your favorite genre of movies? (Comedy/Romance/Suspense/Action/Horror)

I like mystery with action, e.g Indiana Jones, Matrix, Bourne Identity.

What do you do when you feel very sad or depressed?

I take long walks and get away for a while, to process my emotions. And exercise. And talk to friends.

And now for my nominees, in no particular order, and what they all have in common is being the caregiver for someone with dementia, now or in the past:

A Circle in the Path - looking after mom with Lewy-Body dementia, and aging “uncle”

Let’s Talk about Family - good practical advice about coping, whilst caregiver for Dad. 

Belly Button Blues – was caregiver for cousin with dementia

terry1954 - looking after brother with Parkinson’s linked dementia

Not Housebound - looking after granddad who is 101 and has dementia

DaybyDaywiththeBigTerribleA - looking after husband with dementia

MomWHearingLoss - was caregiver for mom who had Alzheimer’s dementia

TDashfield – was caregiver for mom for 14 years

The Dementia Diary - caregiver for father-in-law with early dementia

I have dedicated my award to dementia caregivers, past and present. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. Thank you Sally for your nomination!

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27 Comments

  1. congratulations my friend. u deserve it!

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  2. That was the job I had to resign. I worked in assisted living for residents with dementia. Loved my job! I’m happy for your dedication of the Sunshine Award!

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  3. Thank you for the nomination, frangipani. I am honored. It will probably take me a day to put together my list of nominees and responses to questions but it should be fun. I have enjoyed following your blog and working on my own these past few months.

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  4. Thank you so much for the nomination – I’m thrilled – it will take me a few days to put together my list of nominees and responses – I’m not at home this weekend and I’m using a computer with dial-up! Takes forever – I will get my list and responses done after this weekend – the nomination is much appreciated and I enjoy reading your blog – keep writing….

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  5. Yay! You deserve it! You have such purpose to your blog, but you write so well, too! I love your questions/answers. If you would like to see the original ones, you can find them at http://diabeticredemption.com/2012/04/05/the-sunshine-award-3/
    but I like yours just as well. Congratulations!

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  6. Thank you that you included me in the list even though my days of being a caregiver ended in 2010. I feel honored to be included with those still in the fray. Congrats on your award!

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    • Thanks. 14 years is a long time and caregiving is life-changing event – past caregivers deserve to be recognised too.

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  7. Congrats! I come your way via terry1954

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  8. I am so honored! Thank you so much.

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  9. Thank you, Frangi, for the honor! Blogging is a great vent. To get an award for it is superfragelitistic!

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  10. Congratulations! Keep blogging and spreading more sunshine – we need more people to take time out and do what you’re doing :-)

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  11. Thank you for nominating me for The Sunshine Award. Our shared experiences, and your blog letting me know I am not the only one, brings a little sunshine into my life.

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  12. Thanks for posting links to these great blogs I was not familiar with, I’ve subscribed to many just because of your post!

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