An Award Already? Just Let Me Get This Cow Manure off my Guccis…


Yesterday, Gramps yelled at me, “Hey, Danni, there’s a limo waitin’ on you up at the house. Somebody wants to give you an award.”

“An award for what? Oh, my goodness. Way out here in the ranch pen? Oh, for pity’s sake, let me just scrape this cow poop off my boots Gucci shoes. Keep ’em in their limo until I can run get my hair combed, at least.”

“How am I supposed to do that?”

“I don’t know! Set the dogs on ’em.”

“I can’t do that…she says she’s Anna Urquhart who has that blog you like.”

What a relief. Anna wouldn’t mind if I didn’t comb my hair.

That was more or less the scenario when I received my award–

No, it ain’t, either! I’ve got to stop telling these whoppers!

I was just so speechless I had to make something up. (Except the part about my hair)

But, thank you so much, Anna, for nominating my blog for the versatile blogger award out of ALL the blogs in the WHOLE world.  I love your blog The Silent Isle and am so happy someone else has had trouble with…THE MEAT MAN IN A VAN.

The Rules for the Versatile Blogger
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site.
2. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.
3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and include a link to their site.
4. Let them know you have nominated them
5. Share 7 random facts about you
My Nominations for Versatile Blogger
1. Piper Bayard  I’ve read her blog for a long time. She does a mash up of funny stuff off the web called The End is Near and We Deserve It.
2. KM Weiland  Nearly anybody who writes knows of her, but in case you don’t, check out her blog. She’s a nice person, a great writing coach, and she likes horses, too.
3. Jeff Fowle  He’s already won this prestigious award at some point, but I like his blog about stuff I know about, so I’m nominating him again.
4. Randall St. Germain  His blog is super interesting, especially if you like travel documentaries (which I do.) His photos of places I will probably never see are just beautiful.
5. Steve Poling  because he has written a book about Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock’s brother. I always wondered about Mycroft, so if you do, too, rush over to Steve’s blog and get the link to buy The Aristotelian for your Kindle. (Besides, how cool is the name Mycroft, anyway?)
6.Betsy Freese  because I like her blog and she does a daily five-minute country life radio program Gramps and I listen to while we’re eating our mid-day meal (we call it dinner here in OK)
7. And, finally, Hank the Cowdog  because I love him. If you have never read Hank the Cowdog books (especially the audio books read by John Erickson the author, a rancher from the Texas panhandle) you need to. They’re kids’ books, but anybody who has a couple of mutts in their lives will enjoy Hank and his sidekick, Drover.
Seven Random Facts About Me
1. If I hadn’t caught the flu right after I took a webinar hosted by Thomas Umstattd of Author Media I would never have been bored enough to start a blog. Now I’m feeling better and all of my hair is almost literally sticking straight up on my head with fright. What have I gotten myself into?
2.  I write Christian fiction for kids and adults set in ranch and farming locales.
3. I married at sixteen and immediately entered the school of hard knocks where I remain a career student unto this very day. I hope to eventually graduate into heaven.
4.Gramps and I have been married–to each other–for thirty-one-and-a-half years, have three grown and married sons, and six widdle grandkids.
5. Like Anna, I love Robert Burns and as a Coloradan transplanted to Oklahoma, my favorite of his poems begins something like this: My heart’s in the highlands, my heart is not here, my heart’s in the highlands a chasin’ the deer…
6. I speak excruciatingly bad Spanish, but I read it a little better, so I try to translate a couple of Bible chapters a day.
7. I’ve been in love with farming, ranching, and horses all my life. I like most other critters, too, even chickens.
Thanks again, Anna, for the nomination, and thanks all y’all for reading this far. God bless.

6 thoughts on “An Award Already? Just Let Me Get This Cow Manure off my Guccis…

  1. Hi Danni. Thanks so much for the award. I’m honored.

    Like you, I love farming, ranching, and animals, though I’m not a fan of chickens. I will forever remember spraying them for mites as a child. Though I’m in suburbia now, I will always cherish my rural roots. Nice to get to know you better.

  2. “WE NOT GIVE AWARD!!!!” From the aforesaid Hank the Cowdog series. Even though we didn’t give it, congrats. See ya in Duncan. My oldest hija said, “Hola.”

  3. Danni – that is my favorite Burns poem too! (Apart from Sweet Afton, which is the one I named my daughter after.) What fun to get to know you a bit better! No worries about the manure–I live in Amish country. That’s the smell of home 🙂

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