Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 14

Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a fun weekly meme called  Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. My nickname is  ____________________.

2. The first thing I ever won was  __________________.

3.  I have never been to  __________________.

4.  Next year  ___________________.

Here are my answers:

1. My nickname is  Josie. It is not my given name, but I like it much better

2. The first thing I ever won was an award in high school for "The Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year".  My essay was chosen as the winning entry and it still makes me chuckle because no one has ever accused me of shining in that role! :-)

3.  I have never been to  the Pacific Northwest, but I hope to visit there someday.

4.  Next year  will hopefully go more smoothly than this year, and will be a better year for all

      the people I care about!



  1. It's the hope that somehow things will be better in the future that keeps me going in the now.

  2. Great answers. We hope your next year goes better. We hope it is cooler, too.

  3. I like the name Josie. One of my great-great-grandmothers was named Josephine and I imagine that she was called Josie at some point, too. It seems both personable and tough. Friendly, but strong. :)

    I hope that next year, as well as the rest of this year, will be great for you.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  4. Thank you for participating, great answers. I like your award story :) And I hope next year is better for you and you can travel where you want to.

  5. I like your nickname 'Josie' - I always think of "Josie and the Pussycats!" :)

    That's an excellent first award!

    Oooh oooh oooh! If you do come to the Pacific Northwest, we'll have to meet! I grew up here, though I did spend 16 years in PA but finally moved back here to the PNW a couple of years ago. Crazy how so many things changed during that time, yet so much is still the same. ;)

    Here's hoping for a better year next year all around! :)

    Nicknames, #Winning, Never Been, and Next Year – Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday Fun

  6. what fun! Also I love the name Josie. If I'd had a girl, it was on the list :)
    Okay, here are mine..

    1. My nickname is Kristi.

    2. The first thing I ever won was a giant stuffed Bunny which I brought to the Children's Hospital.

    3. I have never been to Alaska and want to go. My sister is there.

    4. Next year I will be better than I was this year.

  7. The award just proves you have been writing great stuff for awhile. I have no doubt that you will visit the Pacific Northwest and more importantly that the year ahead will be full of blessings.

  8. Josie, well, so Josie is a nickname. That's good to know. I just thought this was a cool blog name. I want to see the Pacific Northwest, too. All the pictures I've seen just make me wanna go. A Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year award. That sounds interesting. I won a few awards in Home Ec. You know this sorta thing dates us, right? I don't think girls take Home Ec these days or at least it's not required. That's really too bad, too. I think they need it more than ever today, don't you? Good answers to the fill-ins. Thanks for sharing!

  9. You are Josie. Betty Crocker is over-rated. And the years...we will get through them together. HUGS.
    Sorry that I am late. Life has been complicated lately. I appreciate you being a part of Friendly Fill-Ins! Hugs!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~


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