One Lovely Blog Award second and third nomination – WOW

Thank you Carol Dunnigan, for my third nomination for a Lovely blog award!

And thanks also to J. at for my second Lovely Blog award… I am doing both of these at once since they came so close together.  I feel humbled and honored to be considered and grateful because I love the opportunities to be creative with some very talented role models here.


Award rules require I fill out this info – 7 Random things about me:

1) I am a Filipino American (1/2 Filipino, 1/4 Polish, 1/4 Czech, French and German.

2) I started my blog on WordPress 5 and 1/2 weeks ago.

3) Rollerblading was my favorite sport until I fell (barely) six months ago.

4) I recently quit Cafe World (addicted for over a year) to blog

5) I love to dance and have since I was 3 or 4.

6) I retired from our Construction Co. as Project Manager last year.

7) I was born in Seattle, WA, lived in Athens, OH, and North County San Diego cities until we moved to the desert in 1994.

I love my life and am Happy, Healthy and In Love!  (that’s 11 ;D)

Here are 12 blogs that I enjoy following and would like to nominate for this award:

Light Friday

Canadian Hiking Photography

Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Mondrak’s Blog

WILDEN MARSH: Another Year Living with Nature at Hoo Wood and Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve.


I wish I could copy and paste all 50 of my favorites… you know who you are because I comment on your blogs often!!!  I am stalking you lol

Again, many thanks for the nominations…… I can’t believe it.

You’ve made me smile.

More sore cheeks from laughing…

More sore cheeks from laughing...

Another trick or treat experience for my hubby and me… different year, different costume… same cheeks! If you ever see these cheeks in a costume shop buy them! We have caused more uncontrollable laughter in our friends and family… I will share a few others in my series…
You too will suffer from the sore cheek syndrome. 😀

Spent the day moving… (yawn!)


My husband and I finished the move from the rented condo to the home we own in Borrego Springs.  Our tenant moved out last month and it didn’t make sense to rent the condo any longer.

We lived in our home back in 1994-1997 before we moved to Palm Desert… and have leased it to others since then.  It is a three bedroom, two bath and he was living in a one bedroom condo for a few months… now he has a garage to tinker in, and lots of room to roam about.

I go to stay there once a week for a day or two… but we maintain our full time residence in P.D.

We are blessed to have choices.

I miss him being home every night, but we are grateful for the awesome job he has as the QA/QC manager for a 200 acre solar project.

I will go back to Borrego tomorrow to meet with Larry the Cable Guy, just kidding, don’t know his name LOL.

Taking my camera tomorrow so I can take some photos for my challenge.

Missed a day and look forward to getting back on the horse tomorrow.


His RumbleBee on the job site.


You can see the posts that will hold the Solar arrays in a line thru the fence… thousands of them!!! 200 acres worth!


One Lovely Blog Award Nomination

Many thanks to  for nominating me for “The one lovely blog award”.


Being a newbie to blogging, I feel honored to have been mentioned and have so much to learn.  I can follow directions/suggestions… so, I will copy-paste the rules:

– Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
– Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
– Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
– Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

Seven unknown facts about me:

1. I found my God in 1983… on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

2. My life changed for the better because of the 12 Steps.

3. I was the highest ranking female bodyguard to become certified in the early 1980’s at the Academy, but I chose not to pursue the career because I couldn’t kill anyone to save my client.

4. I am a Filipino/American who is 1/4 Polish :-).

5. In high school I was nominated “Miss Polly Posture” by the school faculty.

6. It was my husband who first coined my life quote of being “Happy, Healthy and In Love.

7. I have only been blogging on WordPress for 4 and 1/2 weeks.

Nominations for a few of the people I admire… and this was tough, but just a start:

















“Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

I am not ashamed to admit that my blog has become a habit I enjoy.

It is stirring my creative side, allowing me to make friends with others of like interests, and getting me out of my shell.

I can’t believe I resisted for all these years… glad I am teachable and willing to explore educational and mind expanding past times.

Thank you for your part in making me happy, healthy and in love with my life today.

xo pdd

We still have sore cheeks from laughing!

More sore cheeks!

Hilarious!!! We love to dress up and have the cheeks to prove it!

Since we have been playmates for almost 24 years we have invented new ways to have fun… like I mentioned previously, we play hide and seek with each other.

I have to confess that sometimes I have to hold myself still and stifle my giggles when it takes him longer than usual to find me… and I do have some favorite hiding places but I can’t give them away just yet.

Try it once when your hubby or wife or playmate comes home expecting to find you at the stove, sofa or in bed… but beware if they have heart problems… it can be quite explosive and funny…

You too can post about your “sore cheeks” episode… I would love to hear!

I have sore cheeks from laughing!

We laugh a lot. That’s for sure. Sure beats the alternative, doesn’t it?Betty White

My hubby and I love to dress up every Halloween!

We still play hide and go seek with one another!

Laughing and playing keeps us young and even in our 60’s we love to have fun!!!

Happy, Healthy and In Love… that’s us today, and every day. 😀

Oh, by the way… that’s me on the right and my hero on the left ;D