Saturday, January 12, 2013

An Award...Already?!?

My sweet friend, Heidi, gave me a nice pat on the back for my new efforts at blogging.  She gave me a "Liebster"Award".  It is an award passed from blogger to blogger to say, "I love your blog!  Keep it up!".   I hardly feel deserving after only two posts, but it is great encouragement for me to keep working at my goal of blogging my thoughts this year.   
As part of this award I am supposed to share 11 random facts about myself and answer 11 questions of Heidi's choosing.  So here goes:
11 Random Facts about Me:
  1. I don't have a favorite color.
  2. I read a lot of books, but I don't retain all the details.  (I figure it is a plus, since I can re-read books and enjoy them a second time.)
  3. I am a hard worker.
  4. I am always behind on my ironing.
  5. I don't enjoy cooking with my kids.  It stresses me out.
  6. I got a degree in Biology Composite Teaching and taught middle school for 3 years.  I really loved being a teacher.
  7. I'm terrified of cockroaches and head lice, both of which I've had to face in the last year.
  8. I love drinks with bubbles, like sparkling juice and soda pop.
  9. My husband is my best friend and has been since the 11th grade.
  10. I almost died having my first baby and I woke up in the ICU.
  11. I'm a funny mix of extrovert and introvert.

11 Questions from Heidi:
1.  When was the last time you brushed your teeth?
This morning when I woke up.
2.  How many days per week do you make your bed?
SEVEN.  It was a COMMANDMENT in my house growing up.  If you left for school without making your bed, you ran the risk of Mom showing up to take you home to make it. 
3.  What does the last text you received say?
"Yep.  I'd like one box of thin mints."  (#2 is selling Girl Scout cookies for the first time ever.)
4.  If you could do anything you wanted for a day, what would that be?  I would want to take my kids skiing.  It is something I loved growing up and I would love to share that with them. 
5.  Are most of your friends real or virtual?  Real. 
6.  With how many adults have you spoken in person today?
Lots!  I went to a magnet school fair with #1 today to check out middle schools and saw a lot of people I knew.  We also had our best friends over for dinner, so I got in some good talking.
7.  What did you have for lunch (or your last meal) today?  Dinner was a breakfast feast of pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, fresh fruit, homemade syrup, whipped cream, and orange juice.
8.  If you could go to lunch with anyone, with whom would you dine?  My big sisters.  And hopefully we could go to a museum or quilt store after we ate.
9.  Are you hungry yet?  Or craving grown-up conversation?  I'm still full from dinner and it's getting late, so I'm craving sleep.
10.  If your toenails are painted, what color are they?  You can tell I'm struggling if my toenails aren't "done".  Right now I have some red glitter toes going on.  (Technically they are vinyl nail shields, not paint.)
11.  What's your favorite Gavin story?  I'm sad that I have never met Gavin (Heidi's son), but I do remember Zach when he was young!
You can see Heidi's post about the "Liebster Award" here on her blog:


  1. One of the happy (and completely trivial) things in my life is that I don't remember much about a lot of the books I read, so after a relatively short time I can re-read Dick Francis books and love them all over again!!

    1. You still haven't told me which Dick Francis book I should read first.