Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award? For Moi?

First I'll say that my font color got really wierd on this post.  I don't know how to fix it and I don't know why it did this so apologies in advance.

Stacy and Carol from Intentional Conscious Parenting gave me the Versatile Blogger Award and (I'll admit, it was about two weeks ago and I was so busy just basking in the glow of the award that) it took me awhile to get busy with my post!

Here's what they had to say:

It is our pleasure to give you the Versatile Blogger Award today!  Thanks for sharing your recipes and insights into your parenting world.

You can see the announcement at:
Congratulations, Carol & Stacy

Thank you so much Carol and Stacy!  This is my first ever award!

I'm supposed to:
1) Thank the person who gave me the award. Thank you Stacy & Carol!
2) Share seven things about myself.  (If you've read my blog or had to sit through listening to me try to share *anything*, you'll know that these will be pretty wordy "things".)
3) Nominate 10 newly discovered blogs, and let the nominees know about the award.  (These are newly discovered for me... all within the past year or so.)

Some things about me you may not know!

1) My grandma had to remove all of the dolls from the guest room so I could stay there while house hunting.  I told her that the basement was very comfortable and I really wanted to stay downstairs but really?  The idea of sleeping in a room full of dolls freaked me out a little.  Grandma figured this out and put them all away for the length of my stay.  Um, who hasn't seen Puppet Master, Chucky, or any other number of shows about dolls/puppets that come to life to kill?

2) I love to wait until the kids are asleep before I get myself a bowl of ice cream... because there are some things I just don't want to share.  And they crowd around like baby birds starving for a meal and they can eat faster than I can.

3) I went to the community college and took some fun courses (English and Psychology) but didn't pursue education there because my math skills were (less than) non-existent.  So awful that I wasn't even at the point where I was taking math for credit yet.  If I had conquered two more no-credit math classes, then I would have been on the books.

4) I wanted a c-section with my first pregnancy but the doc said no.  I ended up having an emergency c-section and decided right then that I needed to plan it for my second.  It was the best decision I made, even though it might not be right for everyone.

5) I feel guilty that I work outside of the home when John stays with our kids.

6) I made up a song for Katie when she was a baby and she still asks for it.  And I still sing it on demand.  Now she sings it to Jake.

7) I like SyFy movies.  Mostly the ones with mutant animals (this covers about 70% of SyFy movies) but I also like Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer, movies about killer weather, and movies where there's a heroine with superpowers.  Oh, and I loved that one movie where the hero could see who the robots/aliens were when he wore some special sun glasses.  Yep.  Those kinds of movies are just the thing for a quiet Saturday afternoon.  (As long as they aren't too scary in case Katie is around.)  But nothing too gross or with the remote possibility of realism.  No "lost-in-the-woods" movies for me, thanks.

Now I get to share some blogs I enjoy reading because they make me laugh, give me some great ideas for around the house, or motivate me to improve something. 

In no particular order (except for how they show up on my Google Reader) the 10 blogs (and I could have listed waaaaay more!) I'm sharing are:

1. Knock-Off Wood

2. Parenting By Dummies

3. Striving for 31

4. Once Upon A Mommy

5. I'm a REAL LIFE Mom

6. june cleaver nirvana   (Hey Mom... This is the blog I saw the pizza buns on... and this recipe doesn't call for... *shudder* SPAM.)

 7. Mrs. Yellow Hat

8. Chez Larsson

9. A Slob Comes Clean

10. Small Notebook

If you do visit any of the ones I've listed... I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do!