ABC Award

On Thursday, Francine from Francine in Retirement awarded me the ABC-Awesome Blog Content-Award. The rules are I make a list in ABC order of 26 words I find meaningful; post the ABC Badge anywhere on my blog; and pass on the award to other bloggers. I am very grateful to Francine for nominating me for the award.

The ABC Award was founded by Alyson and David Sheldrake of the blog The Thought Pallette.

Here is my list and nominations.

A- Allergies- I take medicine for them.

B- Blue Bell Ice Cream- My favorite dessert.

C- Cheese- My favorite food.

D-Dance- I’m afraid to.

E-Epcot Center- Went there as a child; want to take my son.

F-Foreign Language- I speak and read Spanish; have trouble writing it.

G-Glee- I like the show; I had a dream I was part of the cast.

H-Hashimoto’s Disease- I take medication for hypothyroid symptoms.

I-Inception- One of my favorite movies.

J-Johnson Space Center- Located a few miles from my home.

K-Kind- Some people say I am.

L-Lifetime Learner- I think I am.

M-Movies- I really like watching them.

N-New York- My birthplace.

O-One Brother- Only have one sibling.

P-PMS- Makes my anxiety and depression much worse.

Q-Quiet- I tend to be.

R-Road Trips- Really like going on them.

S- Stargazing- Want to do more of it; would like to learn the constellations.

T- Tall- I am; wish I was short sometimes.

U- University Of Houston- Earned my undergraduate degree there.

V-Violin- Played from 6th to 9th grade.

W-Water- What I normally order to drink at a restaurant.

X- X-Files- One of my favorite series of all time.

Y- Yucca- Fried with butter is a favorite Colombian food.

Z- Zoo- I like visiting.


And the Nominees are:

addyeB of ButterflyConfessions 

Francis of Niltsi’s Spirit

Northern Narratives


I have other blogs I enjoy, but I have a limited time to write.

It’s been a joy accepting this award.  Especially, since its my first award.  I plan to share the joy in the coming weeks, months, and years.  So there will be many more blogs to nominate.

Again, thank you Francine for thinking of me!! 🙂


About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

10 responses to “ABC Award

  • Sunshine

    Hi Claudia! This was a great post, I love your ABC list. Did you learn to speak Spanish on your own? Just wondering. Always thought it would be a nice language to learn. Anyway, thank you for visiting and I’m delighted to meet you! 🙂


  • fgassette

    Great post. I did not know Alyson was the creator of the ABC Award. Thank you for noting her on your blog. I will be updating my blog post to reflect it also.



  • Northern Narratives

    Hello Claudia, Thank you so much for listing my blog for the award. I would also like to learn more about star gazing. Judy


  • carolbsessums

    We have so much in common:

    Cheese is also one my favorite foods.

    I’m afraid to dance in public sometimes. But there are times when I just let go and dance anyway. 😉 I dance at home with Hallie all the time. We are crazy kids. We have this ‘happy dance’ we do when something great happens. 😉

    Love Epcot Center. Went there with Hallie and Mama a few years ago.

    I speak and read a little Spanish. I actually taught it to four year olds when I was a preschool teacher, many moons ago. I’d like to learn French, as well as sooo many others.

    I love movies.

    PMS makes my anxiety and depression much worse.

    Quiet- I tend to be at times. There are those times, though, that ya just can’t shut me up. 😉

    Road Trips – I LOVE going on them!!

    Stargazing – Hallie and I do this. We LOVE viewing the night sky, whether a mystical, cloudy night or clear with stars everywhere.

    Tall – I am, too, and wish I was short sometimes. My mom is 5’2″ and she’s just the cutest little thing. I’m 5’11”. Hallie is closing in on me fast!

    Violin – I actually played in 5th grade, while we lived in Bryan, Texas. I miss that place, sometimes, but then, you can never go back. I started with the violin, then went to the viola, and finished off with the cello. I fell in love with the cello and finally realized that’s the sound I was looking for. Then, we moved again. They didn’t have strings at my new school.

    Water – I order water to drink at a restaurant, perhaps more than half the time.

    X-Files – Loved this series!

    Zoo – We like visiting any zoo anywhere. We’ve been to many zoos.

    Chat with ya later, tater! Congrats again, on your award from the many of us who adore you and your blog.
    *squishy hug*


  • Alyson

    Congratulations on your ABC Award!
    You may be interested to know that I have now set up a Facebook group for all bloggers who have been given the ABC Award – a place for you to meet new bloggers, and share and support each other. You can join the group here:
    Please also let any other bloggers, that you know have been given the award, know about this group too – then we can all ‘spread the word’
    I have also set up a Facebook page – the ABC Award – where you can now add links to all of your blog posts and writing – share your work with a new audience, gain new readers, and find out what other ABC Award bloggers are writing about.
    You can find the page here:
    Just ‘like’ the page and get started – and do let all your blog readers know about this page – I believe that all of our blogs can only be improved by letting our readers know about other blogs – that way you will also have new readers discover you too!
    Happy blogging – and congratulations again on the ABC Award – you’re awesome!


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