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Very Sweet And Low In Calorie

It’s been a cocooning kind of week.  I’ve only taken the karma truck out to visit friends, read their posts and marvel at their talents.  I was beginning to worry a bit that I had run out of gas (so to speak), but realized that isn’t the case.  Sometimes you just have to idle for a little bit. Perhaps not the most intriguing scene to set, but the most transparent.


So it came as a complete, out-of-the-blue surprise when I received the Super Sweet Blogging Award from Vicky, the author of the absolutely gorgeous ‘This Abundantly Delicious Life’ (  Vicky’s blog successfully meets her intention – she has created a space of gratitude and appreciation.  Her delight with all that surrounds her and her awareness of so much within her, brings me back all the time.  Thank you so much for including me in your thoughts Vicky – I am in rarefied company!

Though I am not known for my ability to follow directions, I will do so now.  The rules are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you. Check.

2. Answer the questions.  Next paragraph

3. Pay it forward to a baker’s dozen and notify them. The paragraph after the next one.


1.  Cookies or cake?


2.  Chocolate or vanilla

Chocolate.  Unless I’m having a soft-serve ice cream cone, in which case I have to have a combination of the two.

3.  What is your favorite sweet treat, cheesecake or frozen yogurt?

I thought frozen  yogurt was just good for you – it’s a treat?  Sigh…

4.  When do you crave sweet things most?

Late afternoon.  When others are pouring a glass of wine, I am looking for M&Ms.

5.  If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

I did actually..My dad called me ‘cookie’.  It was easier to say than ‘linzer tart’ or ‘apple turnover’ (the two forbidden treats that we would always get when sent to the bakery to pick up some seedless rye bread).

My baker’s dozen – as you know, I struggle with this, for there are so many bloggers I admire (and Vicky already named quite a few of them!)


Wait – there’s more!!  There really are more – there’s so much talent out there.  It is humbling to part of this community.  Thank you Vicky – your timing was truly karmic.



27 thoughts on “Very Sweet And Low In Calorie”

  1. Not surprised by your answers nor that you regularly are celebrated for the life’s lessons, the laughter, the tears and the great joy you bring to so many. I am so happy for you that the voice I remember from our childhood still has perfect pitch and has an audience that recognizes its beauty when it hears it or reads it. Embrace the day! May you be presented with the delicious choices above and more m and m’s . Glad the Karma Truck is back on the road. With so much love ~ To the moon and back!

  2. A more perfect recipient of this award I cannot envision. 🙂

    “Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them.”. William Congreve

    You live this *every* day, honey, and the passengers on the Karma Truck are much the richer… Xoxox, l

    1. You my sweet, wonderful friend are SO biased. I hope you always view my through this haze of love, for it definitely makes me appear way better than I am…xxo, m

  3. Thank you Mimi for the nomination, you are very sweet! Is is nice and necessary to take the time to idle. We get renewed and inspired by reading others posts without the pressure of wondering what we should write. I want you to know that you have inspired me many times…thank you!

  4. Congratulations on your award and many thanks for nomination me.
    I note that you have been ‘freshly pressed’. When did that happen or did I miss something moons ago? DO you have a link to the post?
    And congratulations on that as well …… whenever it was.
    I agree with all the above… you are inspiring

    1. Thank you Elizabeth and it was a pleasure to nominate you – it’s a perfect fit! I was Freshly Pressed for a silly poem I wrote ‘Ode To The Marmorated Stink Bug’ – a paean to those awful insects. So much for thinking that I’m so imaginative in my inspirational posts! 😉

  5. Thank you so much Mimi! It is particularly flattering coming from you, the best writer I know. I was happy with your answers except for the exception on the soft serve-either you’re a chocolate purist or you’re not. Sometimes you have to stand tall (um, sorry) and stick to your position.

    1. Laughing…First of al, I am hardly the best writer you know. Secondly, I am standing tall (very funny) – I am a purist about soft serve ice cream…it has to be a combo, with sprinkles, on a sugar cone..

  6. What can I say other the I love both chocolate and vanilla ice cream but not dark rich chocolate ice cream that makes me sick………..oh and yeah congrats on the award………….

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