Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oh, I think they like me . . .

I sometimes find myself completely unable to put my thoughts into words.  I love words.  I love the emotions words draw from the reader and the writer.  I love the pictures that they create in my mind's eye.  This blog award really helped me believe my words were really painting a clear picture of my thoughts to my readers.

Susie Q at I Married a Moron - And Survived! gave me the A Blog With Substance award at the beginning of the month, but I could not think of a five word philosophy for my life.  After visiting Robyn's Nest today, her post helped me to develop the matra that I needed to accept this award.  I want to do more to enjoy the right now in my life.  I'm such a planner, I'm always getting ready for the next several months, but I also want to focus on this:
Enjoy the Beauty of Now

Thank you Susie for this Award.  I'm passing it on to the following bloggers:

I was given the Versatile Blogger award by CK and Becka at Made by Bedtime Tales.  Made by Bedtime Tales is a whimsical blog filed with great stories and awesome projects.  To accept this award, I have to tell you 7 things about myself you don't know.
  1. I sucked my thumb until I was 12 years old.  The end of thumb sucking coincided with when I started kissing boys. I'm not saying there is a correlation, but maybe my parent's shouldn't have tried so hard to make me stop :) 
  2. I used to be able to wrap both my legs around my neck, but now I'm old, so I can only do one leg at a time.
  3. I want braces on my teeth because I think braces are cute.
  4. I love horseback riding even though horses scare me a bit.
  5. In high school, a friend and I skipped class, but we couldn't think of anything to do.  So we went to another class and ended up getting excused for missing class because we participated in the other class.
  6. My handwriting is horrible.  Sometimes, I can't read it.
  7. I love water balloon fights.  When I was in college, we had a HUGE water balloon fight.  At the end of the fight, I was completed soaked from head to toe, including my sneakers that made squish sounds as I walked . . . . into class . . . looking (and sounding) a Hot Mess.
I'm passing this award to:
Marlie and Me
The Happy and Not-So Happy Rantings of a Chocolate Mom
New Jersey Memories
A Sensitive Poet (This young man is so very talented, check out his poetry)

The WOW of the week is "Hot Mess."  Definition #2 is a person who looks as if they've been to hell and back.  Join in on this really fun word meme run by Natalie, Kristin and Liz.  Click on the button for this week's link.


  1. Early morning girl! It is so fun reading those things about you. Horse back riding and water balloon fights!
    Congrats on the blog award, you deserve it!

  2. Indeed. I need to go to bed!!!! LOL. Thanks for the award.

  3. Oh friends, thanks for much for stopping by while I was away. I am back but off to Scotland until next week. Next month is going to be hectic for me :)

  4. Thank you so much!!! I will definitely post this to my blog later. Going to get
    Maddy's hair braided which is going to take several hours, but when I get home later...Up You'll Go!!!!!!

  5. Pure perfection....seriously. That's how I describe this post. It was the "Enjoy the Beauty of Now" that did it. And you're just a fantabulous writer.

    I graciously accept the award (my first one...woo hooo) and will be posting my 5 word philosophy as soon as I ponder it a little. Thanks a lot chica :-)

  6. You are so well deserving of these awards!! I have NEVER known anyone to think braces are cute, but perhaps your parents should have had you wear braces when you were 12 to prevent the thumb sucking? The boys wouldn't have enjoyed it so much!

  7. I liked reading your list although after the water balloon fight you were more of a Wet Mess, LOl! thanks for the award!

  8. Thank you for this lovely award. I am flattered that you thought of me.

  9. Thank you so much for this award! My first ever!! Whoo!!! I really appreciate it. I'll be grabbing that award fast and blogging about it soon!

    By the way, I didn't get braces on my teeth until I was in my 20's. The full-fledged metallic ugly ones with the rubber bands. Oh, did they hurt! But I've heard they have better ones now -- not so ugly and perhaps that don't hurt. . .

  10. Congrats on the awards! I can't wait to read more of your posts, glad I stopped by =)

    I'm a new follower from Weds Friends & Giveaways, hope you will come check my blog out as well at

  11. Love that mantra. I, too, have difficulty being in the now. I'm working on it, but I'm trying to undo years of habit. Thanks for the reminder.

  12. Oops, I meant Thursdays, not Wednesday.. =)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. I am now following you thanks to Keeping Company Thursday!It would be nice if you could share back the love on my blog! Also if you need any help tweaking your blog or easy HTML tips, you know where to come! Happy Thursday!

  14. Hi! Thanks for stopping by - I am following you now. You made me laugh with the leg around the neck one :) Good for you, heck I can barely touch my toes!

  15. I'm sure your parents were thrilled with the transition from thumb sucking to kissing. That's so awesome.

  16. Congrats on your award! I am a new follower via Friends and Giveaways.


  17. I'm a new follower from Thursday's Friend and Giveaways.
    I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!
    I have fun giveaways going on now, including one for a $100 GC!

  18. Hi! I'm your newest follower from Friends and Giveaways!!! :) Congrats on your award! Well deserved. I'm cracking up about the legs around the neck. My 3rd son can do that and wrap his arms around the back of his neck. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog today. Would love it if you come back and follow me too. :)

    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders

  19. The squishing sound...I can "hear" it!! I bet you were a cute hot mess, though ;)

    Congrats on your deserve them!

  20. This was so cute! I absolutely love your writing!!! Thank you so much for the award (I am not worthy!). Wow, now I have to think of a 5 word philosophy for my life... give me a sec, I'll come up with something and repost! Thanks again!!!

  21. Thanks for linking up with us today. I hope you made some new friends too! I love your new picture on the headers...beautiful!

  22. What a gift with words you have. Congratulations on all your lovely awards. Stopped by from SITS to say good morning.

  23. Oh my, I absolutely loooved that list. I'm impressed you came up with so many things and such a variety.
    My favorite is that you want braces because you think they are cute. How fun!
    When I was little I always wanted glasses because I thought they were a fun accessory... now that I depend on them, not so much fun :)

  24. What a great list. So many things I'd have on my list, too.

    Congrats on your awards. I love words, too, and some people do such a good job of saying what's in my heart.

    Nice to get to know you better through this post.

  25. You can write "Most Blog Awards Ever" too, you are always getting these fabulous awards. Great ones too. Not "Most Likely To Be A Stalker" Award or anything. I'd give you a "Best Commentor" award, when I see your comments, I know I'm going to say awwww after. Such a nice commentor.

  26. Congrats on your awards, they are well deserved!

    My sister has been wearing Invisalign... not as "cute" as braces, but if your teeth need straightening, you might want to look into it.

  27. Congratulations on your awards! I loved your random facts. The fact that you can wrap your legs around your neck is astounding, whether you do it one leg at a time or not. lol
    Thanks so much for stopping by and congrats again on the awesome awards. You deserve it!

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  28. Congrats on your awards girl! Your water balloon story reminds me of the days of the Super Soaker Guns! :-) Those were some fun days.

  29. I sucked my thumb till 12 too!!! I thought I was the only one! Thanks for sharing and letting me know I wasn't alone!