This award was given to me by Val.
The 'rules' for this award are to (1) link back to the person who who gave it to you.
(2) List 10 things about yourself that are known or unknown:
1. I don't eat read meat or pork. Actually, nothing with 4 legs. And haven't for almost 20 years.
2. I don't like any kind of beans.
3. I did not get the chocolate or jewelry genes.
4. I am a morning person.
5. I walk between 8 and 15 miles almost every day.
6. I come from a very large family: I have 6 brothers and 1 sister.
7. I won't kill a spider in the house because it is bad luck.
8. I love to do the crossword puzzle every day.
9. I can't remember to water the backyard even when I see the grass is dying.
10. I listen to books on tape while I work.
And (3) pass this award on to other deserving bloggers:
Pass this along if you like. Otherwise, just know that I think your blog is special and wanted you to know.