Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sunshine Award

I was recently blessed by Amy over at Knit Together with the Sunshine Award!  This very sweet, and I have been trying to figure out how to get it done!  So here it goes... 

Here are the "rules" for acceptance of this award:
  • Use the award logo in the post.
  • Link to whoever nominated you.
  • Write 10 pieces of information about yourself.
  • Nominate fellow bloggers who nominate 10 fellow bloggers who "positively and creatively inspire others in the blogospere."
  • Leave a comment on the nominees' blogs to tell them of the award.
So without further ado, 10 things about me you didn't know you wanted to know:

1. I am a perfectionist. But, unfortunately it works against me ALL. THE. TIME. When you have perfectionistic tendencies you can get stuck unable to move forward because it isn't PERFECT. That happens to me often with this blog. I get behind and then I can't get myself to get going again because how do I fill in the missing time? {{sigh}} If only I had more arms, more hours in the day, more brain cells to figure it all out!!

2. I grew up with really blonde hair. I loved my hair. My hair has gotten darker as I've gotten older. For a while I colored it myself. But, it would get pretty brassy looking. So, I when and got a color fix and loved it. Then it grew and got cut and grew and got cut and one day I looked in the mirror at myself and when I say I looked… I mean I stared at myself one day. We were in Oklahoma in our little RV home. I was in our little bathroom looking at myself in that little mirror over the sink. And I had the realization that I didn't even RECOGNIZE myself! My hair was quite dark!! I had to do a double and then triple take. I ended up with a highlight job about a year and a couple months ago. I loved it. I had it done a couple times, but it is starting to need a fix again. Ok, that is exaggeration. It needs a new highlight BADLY. But, how to make the time to get that done with a teeny nursing babe? I could have someone out to my house at 8pm and the baby would be sleeping. Otherwise? It might have to wait - and I hate to say… there is gray now.

3. I think I would rather have all gray hair than this "I don't know what to call the color" of my hair currently. Then I would tell myself that it was "Ash Blonde"!!! :)

4. I LOVE frozen peaches. I just ate some with my hubs and I LOVE them. They are better than a bowl of ice cream. Of course, these are no standard frozen peaches. They are made by my mom and I don't know what she does to them, but they are goooooooooooooood. The ones from the store are not. This may have been my last bowl of frozen peaches, though. My mom learned how to can peaches this past summer and she says she prefers them canned and doesn't plan to freeze any more. I know - cry a river… But, I will miss her peaches. I think it is how she cuts them. Then I eat them when they are still a little bit slushy!! YUM!

5. I don't really like to talk on the phone. BUT, when I do get on the phone, I have a hard time getting off the phone. But, the thought of talking on the phone sends shivers up my spine and I cringe. I don't think I always felt that way. I used to talk on the phone for hours. But, I was a teenager then. I am of the text/email persuasion. Send me a text. Send me an email. I'll get back to you. Leave me a voicemail and you probably won't hear back. Unless I email you.

6. I wish that my cellphone number was a secret. I don't like feeling like I can be reached anywhere and at anytime. I want to have a cell phone to get a hold of someone to come help if I have car trouble or am lost or the like. But, I would rather not have a number that anyone knows! Of course, that means that #5 isn't entirely accurate. Email me.

7. I feel like I am sounding anti-social. I don't think that I am anti-social. I just don't like to have answers to questions immediately. I want to read the question and ponder it and mull about it and then respond. I don't really like chitter chatter. Well, I like to chit chat with my mom. But, we like to beat a dead horse on the same topics, usually. No surprises. Comfortable.

8. For one of my college jobs, I worked as a bartender at a dance hall. I loved it. It was fun to listen to people talk about … every.thing. I enjoyed learning about a variety of mixed drinks. I laughed at one point because the nights of the week brought different crowds. One night of the week was country & western, one night was big band or polka, one night was rock and one night was often a wedding reception. I knew what kinds of drinks would be ordered based on the "theme" of the evening. I still can't get over how many gin & tonics old men drink!! YUCK. Cowboys with a drawl drink Coors and that is pronounced "Kirrrrrrrrrrrs". 

9. I do not like movies that are scary, action, tense, suspenseful. I do not particularly like animated movies. I don't like all chick flicks. I don't like all comedies. I am a picky movie watcher. I don't watch television. I do not like the news because it is too scary to see what is happening in our world. I read the weekly newspaper, listen to the radio, and rely on my husband to tell me if there is any "big" news.

10. I love listening to talks about faith. I love amazing conversion stories. A couple years ago I drove from Illinois to Jackson, WY alone. I left our children with my parents and drove all that way and met Pops there (he flew in from Las Vegas for work, I think). The whole way I listened to inspiring faith filled talks and was ready to listen the whole way back. Pops was done listening after 3 CDs! He was ready for simple music. Hmmmm. I should have put him on a plane and drove by myself again! It might have had something to do with not being able to sit and listen uninterrupted during the regular days of my life! Something about being needed by one of those precious tree kids!?!

11. And just for good measure, I'll share that I prefer to write VERY conversationally and I really dislike editing. If I edit, I tend to not put anything up here because it all sounds like silliness to me!

OK - so, I think that most of the blog writers that I read have received this award. I would love to give it to you if you haven't received it! Or perhaps their blog is more focused than this little journal of mine. BUT, if you have a blog and want to play… let me know and I will link to you here!!

1. YOU!
2. You!
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  1. Ok, totally with you on most of this, lol. I have never had your mom's frozen peaches, so I can't say there. But I am the exact same way about the phone. Once uyou get me on there I am good, but getting me there.... scary. I am generally the same way about TV too. I have a very big love hate relationship with it. I will watch a few shows, butmost of them.... like 90%.... no thanks. And the news! Yeah, I can't watch it either. Tony tells me what is going on. I was actually watching it with him the other day and a terrible story came on and he looked over at me like, "Oh crap" and said, "You shouldn't be watching this." lol I actually hurt myself at the gym once pretty bad because I got so upset over a news segment.
    Ok, I am talking too much. :)

    1. Oh and I think I just proved that I am a with you on the editing thing too. ;)


Thanks for jumping in and leaving your thoughts!!

I sure like to know who enjoys playing around the treehouse!