Sunshine-y Questions

I’m feeling pretty decent this morning. 9 hours of sleep with only one bladder interruption in the night seems to have done the trick. Why can’t that happen every night?? Silly body.

Anyway, a few days ago, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award – Dani style. Dani blogs over at Perspective of a Writer and if you haven’t met her yet, you should. She always has the coolest, colorful graphics paired with such insightful posts about reading and writing as well as her many, varied reviews. I’ve done this award a few times but besides another one with really great questions, she mentioned that my blog is one of many that she looks forward to reading because it brings sunshine into her world each day. As you can probably tell, that made me feel really, really good so I’m really excited to answer these questions and thank you Dani. β™₯

Sunshine Blogger Award

(Graphic above brought to you by the talented Dani. Isn’t it cool??) I’m sure you all have been nominated for this award at one time or another so I’m going to refrain from posting the rules and jump right into answering the questions.

Who is the one person that is the sunshine in your life?
There are plenty of people I could name here but I have to give it to my husband. We’ve been together for 10 years so far and we are just the silliest of people. He always makes lame jokes that only I understand and he calls me wif and I call him hubbanero. We just get along so well and he makes me smile even when I want to strangle him. πŸ˜‰

Do you prefer all happy movies, or occasional sad movies?
I am a huge fantasy, sci-fi movie watcher so I kind of want to say my preference falls under both categories because I never know if it’s going to be sad or happy. That being said though, I occasionally have moments where I want to watch a sappy, romantic comedy because I know it’ll be a tearjerker at some point but still have a happy ending. I watch Grey’s Anatomy which is like the king of kings of the emotional spectrum so yeah, I have to say both. As a side note though, there is a super CUTE movie that just got added to Netflix called, “The Christmas Prince” and it’s a good, happy go lucky film if you’re looking to watch something holiday related!

What is the one food that always makes you happy?
Oh man, just one? I love eating in general. I’d have to say maybe anything with noodles in it. Like, I love linguine so spaghetti or alfredo or that balsamic steak pasta dish at Olive Garden. I also really like potatoes. Hash browns, mashed, tater tots, french fries, baked.. I really like potatoes. And broccoli too. Raw or fresh, doesn’t matter to me. Oh and chicken wings and waffles. And eggs! Oh, eggs are so good especially paired with bacon. I need to stop, I can go forever…

What is the sunshine on your blog?
Hmm, I think my stories are lots of pockets of sunshine. People seem to really enjoy them and my goal is usually to bring smiles and even laughs to my readers’ faces. I also think the Endangered posts are sunshine. They’re not exactly happy but they bring awareness which is a varied brand of sunshine on its own. Lastly, I think the Facebook Friday posts are all types of sunshine cause I always post something funny that is guaranteed smiles!

What is your favorite holiday? wacky β€œfun” day?
Saturdays and Sundays and all the other days in between throughout the year when I don’t have to work. Having no obligations and spending the day doing absolutely whatever you want are the best, fun days always.

What is one thing you love about yourself?
I love that I have the ability to love in many ways; from people to animals to inanimate objects. And it’s honest love too. I just have so much of it to spread. πŸ™‚

What is one think you love about the blogging community?
I have to steal Dani’s answer for this one and also say diversity. I’ve met so many people from all over the world who all have their own unique writing styles and writing content. It’s pretty wonderful and makes for something to look forward to each day.

What is the one book that made you smile the most?
What is with the one questions?? I honestly don’t even know because almost every book I read has made me smile and I can’t gauge which book was more smile-ly than the other. I’m totally passing on this one considering it would require me to go through a history of my life.

Where is your corner of sunshine in your home?
Our couch setup. I can sit and watch Netflix or Amazon or read and my husband can sit and play video games or listen to podcasts. At dinner we merge in the corner and watch something together on the TV. Last show was The Punisher. I think next up is Voltron maybe. And the cats will come up and pile on us. Here’s a picture:

What is your favorite color or colors?
My favorite color, if it isn’t obvious yet, is purple. I also like green a lot. When I was younger, my favorite color was blue. It’s so crazy how that changes over time.

What is the one movie (or drama) that always makes you happy?
Oh! Okay, I can’t name just one again but I’m going to say Rush Hour. They are sooooo funny! And also Underworld and The Road to El Dorado and Aladdin. Oh and Lion King. See? One is impossible!

Instead of nominating specific people, I just want to point out the wonderful souls I’ve met in the blogging world that bring me sunshine daily whether through your blogs or social media:

Mr. Mel

Glad to have met you all and you’re all are awesome. Keep bringing sunshine to my world pretty please. πŸ™‚


18 thoughts on “Sunshine-y Questions

  1. Loved reading this! My fave color is purple too. Love the couch set up and you really made me hungry! Thanks for the kind words too. I appreciate you, Nel! I feel so lucky to know you. We need to chat more.

    Congrats on the award too! πŸ’šβ€πŸ’šπŸ–’πŸŽ„


    1. Oh I’m so glad you loved this! And yes, purple is the best! Haha, sorry for making you hungry. I’m always hungry these days. I appreciate you too! I mean to send you this email, I promise! Probably tonight since I’m well rested for once, haha.


  2. hehe so glad you had a good night’s sleep πŸ˜‰ hehhee I was in the middle of saying “aww” to your first answer and then I just burst out laughing by the end!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Oh my goodness, I’m so glad you liked Christmas Prince cos I am totally planning on watching that! hehe I don’t think I ever end up going on your blog without feeling hungry at some point πŸ˜‰ And I love your stories! And your Endangered posts! And Facebook Fridays! Basically all your posts! πŸ˜‰ hehe one is always impossible!! Aww thank you so much for nominating me with such kind words!!


    1. Oh please yes watch it! So I have someone else in my corner who can vouch for this film. It’s a little cheesy but it’s that warm fuzzy cheesy you can get with, haha I’m so glad I can make you feel a variety of things just from one post πŸ˜‚. You are so welcome! You already know how much I adore you so I loved our posts like these so I can reiterate that fact πŸ˜‰


  3. Congratulations, Nel! This is a fantastic post and thank you for mentioning me! You are definitely the sunshine for me. Thank you for putting a smile on my face every single day ❀


  4. Congratulations on your tag, or is it a nomination! Whichever, congratulations 🎊
    And thank you for the nomination!
    Your corner of sunshine looks awfully comfortable and warm! Ended up watching A Christmas Prince last night, to make myself feel better (felt so guilty) for not doing any school work all day. The irony in that action is not lost on me, at all LOL


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