BON by WOW; Who Me?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Today is my turn in the BON (Blogger of Note) seat, what a thrill. Pam and Sandy over at WOW (Words of Wisdom) have my deepest gratitude for allowing me this time in the sun, Thank You. If you are not familiar with them please check out their wonderful blogging community.

Undoubtedly some are visiting from WOW and to you I say WELCOME. It is my pleasure to have you visit and hopefully stick around for the show. Feel free to browse the isles and make suggestions. At least on your way out leave me a comment I want to know you were here.

Of course I cannot forget those of you whom have been faithful to me in the past few months, a big hug to you.  You have kept me honest and strong in the short time we have come to know each other. So without further ado, my introduction.

Trying to Get Over The Rainbow entitles the magical journey I now find myself on. A middle aged, unemployed woman, born and breed in Kentucky just seeking a better way. I have traveled to 40 of the 50 states and Mexico but I will always call Kentucky my home. Something about the bluegrass is addicting. Though, I would like to someday drive to Alaska.

I have spent the last 28 years in the field of Architecture. I can design you a house, draw the plans, over see the construction and then cook you a gourmet meal to welcome you in. The recession has taken this career from me but I am not sad. The Architecture I love is from the past. Those buildings with a character and history, the ones we imagine to have a story in which tell us and envelope that sense of community. I am not interested in the concrete and metal cracker boxes we now call architecture, they are cold to me.

I am an animal lover, in fact my only children are three furry friends. I am a want to be musician and writer, I am an artist, I am a cook, a handyperson, and above all a human with morals. I believe in honesty and integrity, I believe good will always win out over bad and have set my sights on proving such.

I try to be diverse. This blog contains many things; stories, thoughts, insights, family memories, you just never know what you will find. I encourage the exploration of my the archives, I'm sure there you will find something.

The most important aspect I have begun to realize and take pride in, is that I am learning to be a story teller. Though, genetically it should have been no surprise to me; after all, all hillbillies are story tellers. I'm learning just the same.

To be a BON I was to offer you three of my favorite posts. The first one listed below is from a new series I recently started, entitled “Just so You Know.” The regular Jo's here seem to like these. In these posts I offer up tidbits of information about me. So if you want to know...


The second and third favorites are two of my stories. Both have meaning to me and one no more than the other. If you need a good story just follow the link.



In closing I want to extend my deepest, heart felt thank you for stopping by. I hope you have found something here that might shed light on what possibly could be over that rainbow. For those who are seeking the real reason for this blog title, it’s coming.

Since you are here…………….go ahead click that follow button. Who knows Glenda the good witch may show up riding a flying monkey.

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kobico said, 

One of the things I like about blogs is discovering, little by little, more and more about those whose entries I read. Funny, I never think of you as a hillbilly, but I think you've mentioned it in more than just this entry.

September 8, 2010 at 12:46 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Congratulations on being on BON WOW, I will pop over and take a look.

Have a good day
Thanks for the visit and lovely comment.

September 8, 2010 at 4:17 AM  
Lora said, 

good morning -- and congrats on your BON day! I'm always excited to get to know new-to-me bloggers :)

September 8, 2010 at 7:41 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Hmm, I just saw that you put my review button on your side bar. Thanks! Well, I'm not over from WOW but I will go check them out. You write wonderful posts and whoever comes over will love them.


September 8, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Katherine said, 

Congrats on being BON! This is one of the wonderful things about blogging (and WOW) is getting to meet so many diverse and interesting people. I can't wait to hear more of your stories.

September 8, 2010 at 8:33 AM  
OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said, 

congratulations for your BON day! it is very nice to meet you thru your words. I read all three of your suggested posts and loved them! the "just so you know" was very funny (picturing a pig with panty hose made me think of a sausage) and the other two, well, amazing. I'm following you now! Enjoy your day!

September 8, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Ellie said, 

Congrats on your award! I enjoyed reading about you! I love how you could build a home and cook a welcome meal! YOU are an artist and need to find a new path to journey on! (You aren't alone,Dorothy...I'm trying to follow the yellow brick road, too! I think I have the heart n' is the courage I'm lacking! xXx
I look forward to reading links~

September 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Deborah J Barker said, 

Hi, Congratulations on being a BON! Well deserved from what I have read so far. I have enjoyed your three chosen posts. I loved your cloud story- just beautifully told. You say you aren't a writer but I think you are. I look forward to coming back to read more.

September 8, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Shauna said, 

I am new here! Hope you come visit and follow me too :)

Have a beautiful day!

September 8, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Jo said, 

Okay girl -- how much attention does one gal need? Sheesh.

I am actually very pleased for you -- you have had quite a week of recognition and I coudln't be more pleased for you!

Congratulations on this well deserved honor.

So glad I'm getting to know another gal who's trying to work her way around that elusive rainbow.

We'll get there, my sister -- we'll get there.

Much friendship, peace and serenity,
'The End OF The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'

September 8, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Katie Gates said, 

Happy BON day from a fellow lover of old houses, mother of three furry creatures, and writer. I enjoyed reading your posts!

September 8, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Nice to know more about you. Nothing wrong with furry children, either. They picked a good person for today's BON. You're also really sweet - does that make you a BON-BON?

September 8, 2010 at 1:36 PM  
Nezzy said, 

Woohoo, here's sendin' you a big old CONGRATULATIONS right from the Ozarks. What an honor this must be...stand up and take a bow and please don't forget the little people. Heeehehehe!

God bless ya and enjoy this day! :o)

September 8, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Jennifer Shirk said, 

I love getting to know more about the people behind the blog!
I don't have any furry children--just one regular one and four hard-shelled ones (hermit crabs) LOL

September 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Jules said, 

Kobico, Yvonne, Clarissa, Ellie & Nezzy my loyal peeps I love you guys. Thanks for sharing my day.
Alex no,I'm no BON BON but sure make me chuckle.
Jo Yes, my rainbow buddy, we WILL get there.
Lora, Katherine, OJ, Deborah, Shauna, Katie & Jennifer Thank you SO MUCH for visiting and following. I look forward to meeting you all. It is special when you make new friends.

September 8, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Great post...I love animals and houses and writing too.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

September 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Tammy said, 

Sorry this is late, but better late than never! It was interesting to learn more about you after reading your blog for a while! Congratulations on being a BON!!!

September 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM  
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