The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello dear people! I’m plotzing (dying, falling over) over here. Su, from, she nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Over here in ‘these internets,’ this is like an Oscar and I feel like Frances McDormand or The Shape of Water well not so much that! Look at all that glitter!

Su, this one is for you, and it comes from the heart:

Thank you so much! A sheyer veyner danke!

Now, the point of this lovely award is to get to know a bissel (little) bit more about the bloggers, in this case, me. So, whatever Su asks me, I will tell you all! Without further ado, I bring you much ado about me! ❤

Q1. Your blog’s name – why have you given this name to your blog? What’s in a name, right? In reality, the name of my blog is, Are we there yet? I just could never get it (the real name) to show up! No joke. LisaPomerantzster did, and despite all efforts right this heinous, tragic albeit fatal design flaw, I hit publish, and whoosh, there she was. I figured it was okay since it is also my email, should you want to write me? There was already a LisaPomerantz on Gmail, so I added the ‘ster’ for pizazz. Nu?

Q2. When did you start blogging? My very first post was on 9/23/14. It would be almost a full year until I wrote anything at all again. How lame is that Now, any time I can steal away, usually around 4 am when all are sleeping, is blog time.

Q3. What prompted you to start a blog? It was and remains to be, way cheaper than going to therapy. Not that I still couldn’t benefit from a few sessions, mind you I could write about anything and everything, share my shtik (spiel, act) spill my shpilkes (state of agitation, nerves) and hear back from people who not only took the time to read my little space in the universe, they commented! Good, bad or indifferent, YOU spoke back to ME! I was amazed, intrigued, and have made many wonderful friends on this journey! And, it is yet to be determined if I am even a little bit less, meshuggeneh (cray-cray)!

Q4. Name one favorite blogger that you are a big fan of right now.  Mackenzie Glanville, of Reflections from Me

Q5. Why is she/ he/ they are your favorite blogger at this moment in time? Mac, to quote her directly, ‘believes everyone deserves a beautiful life.’ Her posts are about mindfulness, balance, moments in time, chaotic or blissful, and they always seem to arrive at the exact moment in time that I need them. That’s a gift for me! She’s authentic, true and speaks her values. How can you not love that? M’wah!

Q6. Where one place on earth would you go if you received an invitation to go traveling without money bring the limit? & Why? Heck, if money is no object, I can walk down the street a little easier! The Mrs. and me, we talked about one day taking the girls to some of the great wonders in the US — like the Grand Canyon, or Bryce Canyon. I love the red rock! And, that would allow for our the answer to Q8 too! Spain has been calling my name. I feel it. Costa Rica would be sweet. Anywhere in Italy, again. I must say, we like to be anywhere with our extended families too! I am very lucky that we all enjoy each other and have amazing family on both sides — we love to be with them all, wherever that is, as long as we are together.

Q7. What is your one favorite cheer up food when you are feeling down in the dump? Ice cream. Chocolate chip mint ice cream. Coffee ice cream. Did I mention ice cream? Oh, and I do not need to be sad to eat ice cream. I’m one of those people who cannot eat when I am down in the dumps, nervous, anxious, or upset. Oy, it’s a wonder I eat at all! Actually, it drives the Mrs. crazy!

A nice Women’s March — teach them to be good, caring people!

Q8. What’s your one favorite thing to do with your family? How can I limit this to one thing! My time with my mishpocheh (family) is priceless. All things together are good, even the really crappy, whiny, tantrummy times. But I guess, I like it best when we all go on a family hike, or even or some family activism, like the Women’s March! 

Q9. What is your dream job when you were young? I wanted to be an illustrator, living it up in NYC. I gave it a good go and had to begin the process of reinventing myself around ~1998.

Q10. What is your dream job now? Supporting my family is what’s really important. That is the stuff my dreams are made of! Because it is no easy task. Ich macht a labent (I’m makin’ a living.) Balancing the line between working too much and living at all… My dream job now, it would allow me to make enough to not worry so much, control my own hours, be my own big macher (boss), so I can see the play at school, run to the dance rehearsals, and grab a romantic lunch or two no, not Chipotle with the Mrs. in between. The important things. 

Q11. If you can to give back to the world – what would that one thing be? Empathy. Our world needs a lot of empathy, especially now.

Me and my Mrs., and that smile of hers. This is what matters.

Thank you again, Su, for this amazing award! Now for the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog while you are kvelling (filled with pride)
  • Answer the questions the person who nominated you provided
  • Nominate other bloggers and give them 11 questions brain posers
  • Notify your nominees via social media and/or blogger love, the comment section of their blog
  • List the ‘rules’ and proudly display the Sunshine Award logo in your post

Drumroll, please! Allow me to introduce you all to these fabulous bloggers, my nominees:

Mazel Tov (kudos) my fellow bloggers! Grab steal swipe your award winning image above once it has all sunk in, answer these 11 questions and pay it forward! Also, if you are not into this mishegas (craziness), that is a-okay!  Just know that I really think you are all awesome!

Your questions:

Q1. Do you have a favorite thing, person, dare I say, ‘muse,’ to inspire your writing?

Q2. Why did you start your blog?

Q3. Who is your hero (alive or dead, or even animated) and why?

Q4. What drives you meshuggeneh (nuts)?

Q5. What were you like as a kid?

Q6. Where is your happy place?

Q7. When it comes to gifts, would you prefer to give or receive?

Q8. What’s your very favorite song?

Q9. How would you describe that song to someone who cannot hear?

Q10. What would your pet say about you, assuming of course, that you have a pet, and it can talk?

Q11. Any regrets?

Yiddish Proverb:

Talk your heart out! Me redt zikh oys dos harts.

Su, thank you again my dear! ❤




43 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Lisa, thank you, but (ack! how do I say this gracefully?) I don’t do awards. It probably doesn’t look this way, given that I’m a sucker for a good digression, but I try to keep a tight focus on my topic and award questions pull bloggers in all directions.

    Having said that–and since this is your page, not mine–I like the questions about songs. I don’t know if I have a single favorite, but I’m fixated on two right now: The first is “Two Good Arms,” about Sacco and Vanzetti. (You know about Sacco and Vanzetti, right?) The words to chorus come from the speech Nicola Sacco made to the court when he was found guilty, and they’re moving.–not a very good performance but a good song, with a surprising and beautiful tune. The second is Jimmy Rodgers’ “He’s in the Jailhouse Now.” The overlap between the two is purely accidental. I go to a singers’ night at a local pub and need to teach myself to yodel before I can sing the second one there.

    So there’s a bit of me that doesn’t appear in my blog. And again, my thanks.

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    1. I totally understand, Ellen, and I totally appreciate your response! I cannot wait to watch the videos you provided (at work, on lunch now). Some weekend fun, for sure! I just want you to know how I look forward to your posts and get a total kick from your sardonic wit! xo

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  2. Thank you for answering all the questions! I am impressed. I really like Mac’s writing to. She writes from the heart. I love your photo with your Mrs at the end. So lovely. Thank you again for answering these brain pose questions. lol! You are well and truly deserves ice cream now. 😉 xx #FabFridayPost

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  3. I can barely read this through my tears! I am in awe of you and how inspirational you are and for you to say that I am a blogger that you love, for you to name me has touched my heart more than you know! Sometimes I doubt myself and my writing so much and this has truly meant more than I can say. Mwah! Love to you xx

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  4. I, too, really wish there was a lot more empathy in this world then there is. It really sickens me how cold this world is, especially this day and age when we are supposed to be so much more enlightened. But not every one is and it’s very sad. I love your answers Lisa! Great interview! #LGRTStumble

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  5. Congrats on your award! I love these tags as we get to know the person behind the blog that little bit more. What is lovely here is that all the answers you wrote, we completely what I’d expect to come from you, you’re all about family, friends and kindness =]
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

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  6. I can’t believe you had a year’s gap between your first 2 posts! Love tags like this to find out more about the person behind the blog #dreamteam

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  7. You already know that I’m a big fan of yours, so I’ve loved getting to know more about you! I’m also glad that not the only one that ended up with an accidental blog name…! Thank you for linking this to #DreamTeam!

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  8. Ah this was a really interesting read. It was great to know more about you. I really enjoy the way you write. I love your dream job now. It really made my insides warm. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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  9. I love reading these and I love finding out a little bit about the blogger behind the blog. Just like you I am itching to travel, get some sunshine, and if we won the lottery we would be packing our backs too! Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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