Monday, May 16, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award!

My fellow-blogger friend Carolyn Pressgrove Bradford has graciously presented me with The Versatile Blogger Award.  Part of the responsibility of receiving this award is to list 7 things about myself, and list 15 blogs that I follow and would present the award to as well.  I'm pretty flat-out with working full-time, baking all the time, and blogging, so I must confess I don't have 15, but I do have a number that I follow regularly and will share those with you. 

First, 7 things:

1.  Mother of five grown kids -- two sons, Jeff and Joe; three daughters, Katie, Meghan, and Tricia.
2.  Late bloomer - earned my undergraduate degree at age 49, my masters at 55!
3.  Grandma to Henry and Peter (not news to anyone who reads my blog regularly!)
4.  In  year 14 of a long-term, long-distance relationship with Russ Ebbets, someone I've known since I was 7 years old, and who still makes me laugh every day.
5.  I'm the middle of seven siblings -- three sisters and three brothers.  We still have dinner together for each others' birthdays. 
6.  Friends are friends for life, even if we are all too busy, and see each other not enough.
7.  Though we are divorced, my ex-husband and I have a good relationship, and, along with his wife and "my" Russ, enjoy sharing holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions together with our expanded family.

My favorite blogs, all earning my vote for The Versatile Blogger Award!:

It Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree
What's Baking in the Barbershop
King Arthur Flour
Smitten Kitchen
Sixtysomething or Other
The Splendid Table Job Searches and Careers
Nienie Dialogues
Tim and Nancy's 2011 Kayaking Adventures
Interesting Pile

Thank you, Carolyn, for choosing Adirondack Baker as one of your favorite blogs. 

I encourage my readers to click on the eclectic collection of links above and see where they take you.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


  1. that might just be the sweetest comment i've ever read! I feel like i'm in the middle of the movie Something's Gotta Give! i'm like was hard to come up with 15....but then there are those that I couldn't do without! Thanks for all that you have done for me! and i just learned so much more about you! I love it!!!!

  2. Thanks so much, Jeanne! What a nice honor. :) I truly enjoy following your blog - I read each and every post!