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Friday, January 22, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award (Blush...Giggle....)

Three people honored me with this award!! I am almost speechless.......... ok, just almost. An amazing and huge thank you Paula Rodriguez, Baili and Foodie Girl! You women are such an inspiration to me.
The rules for this award are that I am supposed to tell 7 things others don't know about myself and I am supposed to pass this on to 7 other bloggers.

1. I grew up in a house full of women and thought men were strange! Really, I thought there wasn't much use for them (until I hit teens that is). People would say "oh poor thing with no father". I thought "men are worthless and smelly, who needs them?!" When I was in kindergarten this trauma propagated this thought in my mind : a little boy with green 11's between his nares and oral orifice used to always say to me "hey baby lets smooch". I was so horrified by the green snot visualization that I have not forgotten the goofy kid to this day! His memory still haunts me. I now have a great husband and 3 fabulous sons and don't entertain that thought any more ;-)
2. I was afraid to try ketchup until I was 14.
3. In front of my entire 4th grade class, I fainted at the sight of my own blood being drawn when we were on a field trip to the hospital (and now I am an emergency room nurse).
4. I am fearful of crafts. Crafts really do creep me out!
5. My grandmother made me carry a brief case to grade school so I would look studious. It was very embarrassing. I finally got to retire the horrid case when a big 6th grade delinquent kid slashed it with his pocket knife.
6. I constructed elaborate lies to one of the kids in school about having my own arcade room. She couldn't wait to come and visit me and was rather disappointed to find out that I only had a lousy mini pack man game.
7. I was known as "The Mad Reader" in grade school because I could not quit reading (ever). I read from the time I got up in the morning, to night (with a flash light under the covers). I read on the school bus. I hid books under my text books so I could read during classes. I took my books every where I went! I read lots of Dana Girls, Judy Bolton type mystery books. Now I don't dare try to read because I know I will neglect something else to finish a good novel.


Here's My Seven Beautiful Bloggers :

1. Blessed Mom's Simple Home
Marcia's home is lovely. Her style is impressive. She is sweet, kind and has a beautiful, virtuous spirit.
2. A Deliberate Life
Chris is such an incredible inspiration to me. She reminds me so much of myself. She puts a lot of heart and soul into her blog and she is faithful to those she calls "friends".
3. Walking on Sunshine
Lois is an army wife. Her husband, "The Colonel", just left after Christmas to go overseas for a year. Her blog always inspires me. She introduced me to finding out who Irena Sendler was, now a huge inspiration to me. I loved learning about her contributions so much that I had to buy the movie and share about it to my whole church. Lois's blog enriches others and changes peoples lives for the better.
4. A Day in the Life of...
Caroline has a neat blog. She lives far away, but her heart is big. I think I'd get a long good with her if we lived on the same continent.
5. Fangmans Fun Follies
Toni has a great blog. She loves her kids boatloads! She is always doing neat stuff with them and blogging about it.
6. NanaNor
Has a lovely blog. She has a lot of depth. Her words are not always a lot, but there is a lot in her words.
7. Toytrkman
He's the inspiration for this post! Yep, he's my husband and I'm very proud of him.


Mr. Stupid said...

Congrats to you and everyone else for this award. You deserved it...:)

Blessings each day said...

Not only do you deserve this award but it was a gift to everyone else because we got to learn new things about you!!

I am trying to get back on track and also start posting and commenting more regularly, but at least my Bible reading is getting done.

blessings and hugs,


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I am honored that you would pass on this award...thank you so very much for your kind words!
Love learning more about you.
Have a blessed Friday and weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

toytrkman said...

I try hard to not let green snot visually run from my nose or make funny smells around you.

Foodie Girl said...

I was a total bookworm too! Still love it when I get a chance!

Caroline said...

Thank you so much for the award and for your lovely words. Not sure how I put it on my blog though! You so deserve yours. I love reading about your life and enjoy the photos of your family and beautiful surroundings.

Cheyenne said...

Not sure how you found my blog, but I wanted to thank you for the comment, and check yous out lady. Love the lay-out, it makes me hate my ghetto background, or lack thereof, even more, so thanks for that, lol.

I am also vehemently anti-crafts, with a caveat: I but the supplies with inexplicable fervor, and then put them away and gnash my teeth if my children ever express a desire to touch them.

Also, in fifth grade I lied and told my friends I had a glove that was just like Freddy Krueger's in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Gads how this lie grew until it burst in my face. A lesson I will never forget.

Great blog! Sorry to ramble. coffee is the culprit. :)

Cheyenne said...


Heather said...

I didn't know several of those things! Thanks for sharing. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Congratulations for this award and thanks so much for your kind words about my blog and passing it on to me. I'm very touched. I loved the facts, especially the one about boys. My daughter has a friend who doesn't have brothers, and finds them intriguing. My daughter is always trying to tell her there is no great mystery, (having so many brothers, she sees the crudeness most of all). Lol

Friend of the Bear said...

Congrats! (Men are strange BTW)

Bearfriend xx

baili said...

hello dear ,dont tell any one but i still think almost same about men,books are best friends so you have lot hmm,wishing you best of luck for each single wish you have dear god bless you

Prairie Chick said...

you never fail to crack me up. creepy crafts and ketchup. so funny! just did this one too... it's a small world :)