Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sweet Aftertaste

I was pleased and flattered to have received this award from Lynn Obermoeller at Present Letters almost a month ago. Unfortunately I was battling computer issues then. So here is my long-overdue response to the Super Sweet Blogger Award!

The Rules:
  • Thank the Super Sweet Blogger who nominated you.
Thank you, Lynn Obermoeller. Not only are you super sweet, you are a fierce and lovely soul who writes with such riveting honesty that it speaks to something deep within the spirit.
  • Answer five Super Sweet questions.
See below.
  • Include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in your blog post.
See above.
  • Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.
I don’t have a consistent baker’s dozen of followers, but if you’re here, you are sweet. Consider it passed to you.
  • Notify your nominees on their blog.

The 5 Super Sweet Questions:

  1. Cookies or Cake? – Yes. And pretty much anything that falls within the “dessert” category.
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? – Yes again. Real milk chocolate wins over just about any other possible ingredient any day, but I don’t like some chocolate flavored things so much, like cake or ice cream. My system craves the real thing and there’s no fooling it.
  3. Favorite Sweet Treat? – Depends, but I get weird cravings for coconut sometimes, so I’d have to say coconut cream pie.
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? – At night, coincidentally right within the times when we’re supposed to be the most prone to weight gain.
  5. Sweet Nick Name? –Shoot—I’ve had lots of nicknames, but this forced me to realize that no one has ever given me a “sweet” name like Sweetiekins or Honey Pie or Sugar Lips. Never! In fact, some are decidedly UNsweet…hee hee. Should I be offended? Nah. 
Thank you again!

“I’m gonna go talk to some food about this.” ~Liz Lemon, “30 Rock”


  1. Gee thanks, now I want a Mounds bar, a cupcake AND some chocolate ice cream. You are very sweet, Tammy.

    1. A suggestion is all it takes, isn't it? Thanks, Linda! You too!

  2. Mouthwatering - I definitely hanker for chocolate now.
    My husband calls me cupcake because he thinks it annoys me. I don't like to tell him I think it's rather sweet;-)

    1. It is rather sweet! And you definitely are for stopping by.:-)

  3. Tammy--

    You ARE sweet, Tammy, so you don't have the need for a sweet nickname.

    Thanks for the reminder of milk chocolate. Now I have to scrounge around the cupboard for something chocolate-y.

    1. Thanks, Sioux, but I think I prefer some of the less sweet nicknames.... Unfortunately I reminded myself, too, which meant I had to replenish my secret chocolate stash.

  4. Thank goodness Linda did not want the coconut cream pie! I claim it as my own! I try to keep this a secret, but the solution for Cookies OR Cake is OREO CAKE.

    1. Ah, what a wise and logical woman to utilize the power of compromise! Hope that's pudding cake.

  5. Surprisingly enough, I read this while finishing off a toasted coconut vanilla Greek yogurt. Yum! I highly recommend it for flavor and for the nobility of eating something reasonably healthy (it wasn't the low-fat kind).

    Critter Alley

    1. I laughed out loud when I read this, Pat, since I've learned to drive to one of the farther grocery stores specifically for that yogurt, since "my" store's dairy buyer obviously doesn't possess proper coconut appreciation. And I love that you've branded it "noble." You inspired me to go get a Banana Cream (since I didn't have time to drive to the far store). It's a heavenly product, and now I am feeling positively virtuous eating it.

  6. Been up to my eyeballs with a family reunion (with me creating the family tree - geneology can suck you into a hole that's hard to get out of) and so thank you for playing along and the sweet comments about me. You, my dear are super sweet. I want to know your nicknames though :-)

    1. Sorry to hear you've been sucked into more projects, but that's the price you pay for being sweet AND talented. Sioux gave me one of the less sweet ones, but I would only share some of the others if you swore on a stack of lavender recipes not to tell!


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