BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES WITH MARILYN FROM MARILYN’S TREATS
The 12th blogging grandmother to be
featured for this series is Marilyn from Marilyn’s Treats.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BLOG
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: MARILYN’S TREATS – CULINARY DELIGHTS, TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER!
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Michigan
WHAT DO YOU WRITE ABOUT: Recipes, Food Tips, Linky Parties, Work Smarter Not Harder Blogging.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME FOR YOUR BLOG: Trying to reflect my passion. But I would change it knowing more now about my focus.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING: I retired early due to health and was looking for a way to keep busy and involved from home.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING: 4 years
WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST CHALLENGING OR FRUSTRATING ABOUT BLOGGING: My OCD making me constantly go back to the beginning and update everything. But blogging and Google changes every few months so I am never done. I am just learning when you make changes of ANY kind other than text within the post that you create broken links. Those links are not just the post, but every share, archive, RSS file and save that is part of the post, category, tag, and page.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BLOG: I have no life. I am on my computer 18/7. But with my actual blogoshpere about 2 hours a day every day.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LINK PARTIES: Yes! I host 4 parties and attend 130 per week. Contrary to popular thinking there is a routine you can get into that makes visiting links and commenting the most time consuming part. Parties are the way I promote my blog and build my tribe. Much more than social media posting alone. I spend about 2 hours a day on parties.
THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING: Meeting new people. Being exposed to many new hobbies, cultures and opinions. Getting confidence and confirmation on what I think and do. Building self esteem.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU AS A GRANDMOTHER
WHAT DOES YOUR GRANDCHILD CALL YOU: Grandma. All the good names were taken!
HOW MANY GRANDCHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 1 beautiful granddaughter who will probably be my only grandbaby.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SEE YOUR GRANDCHILD: All the time. We are a multi-generational home. My son and family live with us due to our health issues.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A GRANDMOTHER: Being able to view the world through the eyes, wisdom and view of a child. I have more time and experience to really appreciate that.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
MARRIED, SINGLE, DIVORCED, WIDOWED: Married to my soulmate and best friend for 40 years.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 2 boys
DO YOU WORK OR ARE YOU RETIRED, WHAT IS OR WAS YOUR PROFESSION: I am retired since age 50. I was an accountant, office manager, medical insurance claim processor and part time caterer. I volunteered at church as secretary and aide in a nursing home as I attended college. I was also a cashier in a grocery store.
WHAT IS THE BEST AND WORST THING ABOUT GETTING OLDER: I really don’t see any changes. I am just more open minded. And less stressed.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY: Family, friends, reading, and my faith.
WHAT 3 WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU: Empathetic, devoted, involved.
WHAT ARE 3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOU: I jump into a project with both feet. Give 100% of my time and money researching what I am interested in. I am much more of a geek and designer and webmaster that anyone realizes.
HOBBIES: Programming, reading, cooking, aquariums.
PETS: I have had everything but zoo animals and snakes. (Yes, lizards and spiders) but none currently.
FAV ICE CREAM: Whatever is available at the moment. Ice cream is my downfall even before cheesecake.
FAV COLD DRINK: Ice Tea
FAV FOOD: Pasta
FAV AROMA: Vanilla
FAV PERFUME: Emeraude by Coty. I have worn it since I was 14.
FAV AUTHOR: Stephen King
FAV MUSIC: Classical
FAV TV SHOW: Major Crimes
FAV TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD: MASH
WERE YOU A GIRLY GIRL OR A TOMBOY AS A CHILD: Hands down, girly girl.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, OR WINTER: In Michigan, Fall.
DO YOU HAVE A TALENT: Music, technology.
WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Diplomacy
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL: Hands down, night owl.
HOW DO YOU RELAX: Play board games with my granddaughter.
MOVIES OR BOOKS: Movies
CELL PHONE – APPLE OR ANDROID: Apple everything.
CALLING OR TEXTING: Calling. My mind races too fast to text.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO TELL US: I am a total introvert in a family of extroverts. I totally prefer groups of less than three. I love indoors. I hate attention.
*Who will be the next featured grandmother in this series?
*You can see those who have been featured at the bottom of the this page.If you would like to be featured, you must first join our Blogging Grandmothers group at Facebook. Click here to join. Once you're approved as a member, let me (Grammy Dee) know you’re interested and we’ll get it set up.