Saturday, March 6, 2010

Welcome To My World

I guess that it is about time for me to write another post. Heaven knows there has been such an explosion from the last one that I haven't really had time to soak it all in. I cannot understand who or why anyone would choose me for this Google Blog of Note recognition. I have read so many beautiful ones with gorgeous pictures and art work and great discussions that I was very surprised. I think my age intrigued them as it did a lot of you. But I thank whoever the powers that be who did pick me. It has been a great ride.

I'd like to give a warm welcome to all you newbies that have read my last post and some of you who have read further into my blog. Your comments have all been appreciated . I thought it was interesting that some of the first responses commented on the books and they each picked different ones! A lot of you share my love of Susan Boyle's story and many of you had read some of the books as well. Some expressed the wish that their mothers and fathers or grandparents would blog. I second that idea. It has been a great blessing to me. I shall try to get back with as many of you as I can. I am interested in reading your blogs as well.

I received this lovely award from Truestarr at Prospero's Cellphone and though I don't usually do these sorts of things, I thought I would just do one. Thank you again, pal. Please visit Prospero's blog - she writes from Greece and I enjoy reading her.

Ten Things that Make Me Happy:

The feel of a gladiola petal

Seeing fishermen out on the bay for the first time this Spring

A good cup of tea

Seeing Susan Boyle launch the socks off someone

One of my children coming home to visit

Going swimming in Green Lake, Minnesota

Driving my Bayliner all over the Green Lake

Seeing my husband smile when he sees Matilda

Hugs from my grandchildren - even the big ones

When a procedure at the hospital is over.

My friend, Cindy tagged me with a list of questions I could answer, and I don't have them anymore. Sorry, Cindy. But please go visit her. Thank you so much again.

My son Jim took his dad out of the resthome for ride yesterday and Bill was so appreciative to be sprung as we say when we take him. We have had beautiful weather for several days now. Snow is still on the ground but it is melting each day very rapidly. Course we here in Wisconsin know we will see more snow and cold before summer arrives, but it does give us hope that it is coming! Nice to go out and not worry about falling on your butt.

And I shall end by thanking Midlife Jobhunter for all her help. I could not have even started without her. Now there's an entertaining blog to visit, believe me. She rocks.


Bernie said...

Congratulations on your award well deserved. You have given so many so much hope for the future. We love how you have mastered the computer and respect your opinions on all things.
I really enjoyed reading your list and learning new things about you, you are such a wonderful lady.
Hope all is well.......:-) Hugs

Sam Liu said...

Congrats on your award, I'm really glad that Blogger selected your blog as a Blog of Note - the Blogosphere is so vast and its great to find a unique and wonderful blog like yours.

My blog, if you would like to visit it, can be found at

Sam :)

Von said...

She rocks Bernie, you rock!!Onya and congrats!

Wanda said...

An award and Blog of Note...seems you have become very popular, Bernie...that's not the least bit surprising, though.
Glad you are enjoying your nice weather, it's warmer here this weekend too.

The Drunk Mommy Diary said...

Thank you for this post, it made me smile. (My father is a fisherman, that is one of my favorite things to see as wee; those men really are doing what they love). I so was in need of a pick-me-up today.

Balazs said...

Thank you for this post.
I'm really glad you,
you are a wonderful lady

truestarr said...

The award came to you because of your honest writing, and because you see the beauty in everyday things.

You blog makes me (and everyone who reads it) happy!

Your age isn't why I'm smiling, it's what you write that makes me smile.

Thanks for accepting the award!

Missus D said...

Congratulations Bernie!

Your mastering the internet and being able to use it as a mouthpiece for yourself is truly amazing. Technology is always advancing and pushing new things all too quickly, even I have trouble getting a grip of new tools that just keep coming and going.

I just enjoy your humour and your take on life so please keep writing!

Happy Frog and I said...

I am really glad I found you via blog of note too. I am very new to blogging and am trying to keep a very happy and nostalgic so it is always nice to get a bit of inspiration. I really liked the 'Ten Things That Make Me Happy' list, particularly the good cup of tea one. Cheers and keep up the good work! x

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations on the award. Friends are indeed precious.

yaya said...

Your blog is wonderful! I will send it on to my Mom who is your age and encourage her to start writing one too! You are an inspiration on how to live life to it's fullest. Keep on writing dear friend!

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Barb said...

WOW! Bernie - Congrats! I liked your list of things you enjoy and had to smile at the idea of liking when a procedure at the hospital is over. Me too!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Midlife Jobhunter says thank you. You have afforded me too much credit. Such fun to watch how your followers and comments grow these last few days.

Just remember us old friends in your new found fame, OK?

Ana said...

Congratulations on your award.
You are a wonderful lady and your new post made me smile.

Greetings from Portugal.


Ladybird World Mother said...

Well done on your award!! Totally deserved in my opinion... and I love your list... am with you on a lot of things there... especially a nice cup of tea!1 xx

becky said...

I love your "10 Things That Make Me Happy"...
It's all the little things that add up to a happy life :).
It has been fun to watch your list of followers grow & to see what they are blogging about too! You are awesome!

macaco do 1ºD said...

Good Morning Dear,

It is a pleasure to contact you first and foremost praise the good blog that exposes all of us, readers.

Send this coment to announce the opening of a new blog, the "Macaquinhos in the Attic."

A blog is very thought, but only now decided to open.

I would love to count on your help in promoting this blog, putting the link if possible.

Of course, repay, without blinking an eye in placing your link on my page!

I expect a response from you.

Andre said...

Hi there... love your writings and just became a follower. I admire you as well for being so up to date with technology at your young age... that is so awesome!
I'm from Belgium and live in Trinidad, so if you like to read/hear about other parts of the world, I suggest you have a look at the blog I just started. You are now an expert compared to me as I only recently started, but I hope to entertain you as much as you are catching me with your posts! Keep it up !

Deb Shucka said...

Congratulations on your recognition, Bernie! It's well-deserved. I enjoyed reading your list. I agree with you about Midlife Jobhunter. She does rock. And the rock doesn't fall far from the boulder (to mangle a metaphor).

bazza said...

Hi Bernie, lovely blog. I found you via Blogs of Note.
I live just outside of London, England and communicating with bloggers around the world is the best thing about this hobby.
Old? Not you!

Denise (Dee Dee) said...

Hello Bernie,

I just found your blog. Very interesting and real. I love the fact that you are 84 years old and blogging. A lot of seniors don't seem to want to get involved in this technical world we live in. I am brand new to blogging and trying to get my feet wet. I could use some tips to. I am 53 years old and unemployed at the moment. Here is a link to my blog if you would care to look. Only two posts so far. Take care, I'm looking forward to reading your posts. By the way, my husband shares your feelings on seat belts 100%!


Whisper Redfield said...

Congrats on the award. I am new so i have some questions about format how do i get my comments to appear on the same page as my blog? anyway if you want check it out

Meet Whisper Redfield, She has a secret. Problem is she doesn't know it. (don't forget the dash)

aaaaaaaaaa said...

Congratulations on your award. It is inspirational to see you embrace life and the tech world.

Kimberly said...

I just discovered your blog and wanted to say congrats!

I really enjoyed reading your posts and I'll be back for more. You remind me of my grandmother and that it the ultimate compliment I can give since she was the most amazing woman I've ever known.

Keep writing! We younger generations have a lot to learn from your insight and wisdom!

Nezzy said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award. I'm in awe of how very young your are at your age! Quite impressive sweet lady.

God bless ya'll from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ozarks!!!

selmy said...

hi! I'm from Brazil! really enjoyed your blog, it is obvious that my blog is in Portuguese but overcoming our differences, comments on my blog too!

jenplus6 said...

I am new here but am already enjoying browsing your blogs. You seem very interesting with a neat perspective on life in general. LIKE, LIKE, LIKE! Happy blogging!

MzAriez said...

Congrats. I am new to your blog and enjoyed reading your posts. Thank you.

Broken Changes said...

Congratulations on your award. I think it is awesome that you enjoy the blogging world. I am just getting started and hope to be of interest some day.

Reno said...

Congratulations on being featured! I'm another person who found you through Blogs of Note. I look forward to reading your blog! I've been helping out with an introduction to computers for seniors course for the past three years and I really enjoy coming across someone like you who is active on the internet, with her own blog :)

lee2110 said...

hey i am a beginner at this and i really know very little..all that combined with my laziness kinda makes me not want to write! but reading your post made me feel happy and're speaking from your heart and even though i dont know u i seem to be able to understand u very well!! u sound fun! im really glad i found u here and i liked ur posts a lot! i am inspired! keep posting!

-aleena :)

Lauren said...

I love reading your posts. You remind me of my grandmother, who I love very much. Congrats on your award! I bet there is more to come!


SULLY said...

Hello. Of course congratulations ;).
I am here the first time, and honestly i have to say, that it isn't normal to see people in your age which have a blog. It's something new for me, and i'm really impressed ;)

Sorry for my english but i'm still learning it .

I can see that you write about everyday life situations in such simple and honest way.
It's worth reading.

Giada said...

Hello, ! I'm glad I found your blog... I read that you like paintings, I'm an Italian painter (just a hobby...), I would appreciate your opinion on my blog is in Italian, but I still hope in your visit! Thank you, Bernie!

Giada said...

Thanks Bernie for your comment on my blog, your words have really made me happy! I studied at art school, then I graduated in letters, I would like to teach art but my life took another direction ... I hope to have written everything in a correct English!
thanks again, your visit was a ray of sunshine... :)

Anita said...

Wow Bernie...I don't visit for a while and come back to see that you are a "Blog of Note!"
How cool is that! Congratulations!
Try to remember me and the other little people when you're at the top. :) lol

Ashleigh said...

Congrats on being named a blog of note...glad I found you...I'm getting on the "follower" bacdwagon...

Anonymous said...


Vodka Mom said...

I am finding you QUITE amazing!!!


congrats on your award. Where's the champagne??

Ruthibelle said...

Oh i love SUsie Boyle too! Her story is so precious. And inspiring.

Congratualtions on your blogger of not status. I don't think it's the age, I think it's the honesty, wit nad plain old good reading...

You just won yourself a follower.

fullboz said...

Congrats on your award, I'm really glad that Blogger selected your blog as a Blog of Note - the Blogosphere is so vast and its great to find a unique and wonderful blog like yours.

My blog, if you would like to visit it, can be found at

Maria said...

It's a pleasure to know that you are interested in the blog's world.
I enjoy your posts :)
Keep writting!

A hug from Portugal.

Abby said...

I really think it's so neat how involved you are in the blog world! Congratulations on your award! How exciting.

Ana said...

It was a pleasure to receive your visit and your comment.
I was a dancer. A dream girl stopped abruptly in my teens. But the passion has not ended. For me writing is like a ballet ... where the words are sweet and players, and I am your faithful assistance.

In my blogger has an online translator you experienced?
Susan Boyle is my idol, a passion that deprives me when I hear and often dance to the sound of their music.

I am very happy to have enjoyed my pictures and your chosen image is also of my favorites.

Bernie, come back again is a pleasure for me to receive a visit from a wonderful woman like you.
A kiss from Portugal.


Patty said...

Congratulations on your award Bernie! You're amazing, can't wait for your next post!

~Makayla~ said...

I think that is the coolest thing that you are blogging! I wish my grandpa would, my family got him a computer a couple years ago and once we showed him how it works he has been obsessed with it ever since. :)

I think your blog is just so cute, and your posts are cute as well!
Susan Boyle is such a talented woman and she has come so far with her talent.

I love your blog!

motionocean said...

love your blog!
more people over 50 should do blogging ;)

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Неофутурист. said...

Good time day. Old? Who? Me? - the greatest family history. I sad: i love enimals, i love life. Life- is a good.

Cindy said...

I am glad an 84 year young, beautiful person lights up my day! Thanks for your blog.

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