Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's An Award! Honest!

Last night, as I was getting ready for bed, I received a comment from my bloggy friend FeliciaE over at Living Just Like Grandma.  She wanted to let me know show had bestowed the honor of an award on me.  I got really excited!  I mean, really?!?!?  Who doesn't LOVE awards?!? (If you say you don't, I'm calling you a big, fat liar!)  Even more exciting, it's the Honest Scrap award.  I don't know who started this award, but I've been DYING to get it!  Weird, I know, but I love, love, love the graphic.  Call me crazy...  So thank you SOOOO  much Felicia!  I will display it proudly!

Here are the rules:
1.) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
2.) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.
3.) Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.

So, here it goes!!!

Daffy at Batcrap Crazy - She's a new bloggy friend.  I know she already has this award, but she makes me laugh, so I'm awarding her again.
Nancy at If Evolution Really Works - Again, I know she already has this one, but she cracks me up and I wanted to show her a little love and gratitude.
Leigh at Leigh vs. Laundry - What can I say?  I mean really?  A pegasus in the salsa?  She's gotta be amazing to be raising a kid with an imagination like that!
Charmaine at Middle Aged Dating - You've gotta love a woman that bulldozes an ungrateful's place...  Hehehe!  Can I borrow your bulldozer, please?
Lisa Anne at Smell the Coffee Lisa - One again, she already has this award, but since I've been following her, I've come to the conclusion there is nothing this woman can't do!
Lunhatikk at Attitude of Gratitude - Not only is it damn hard to be that grateful all of the time, she is a kick arse face/body painter.
Amy at My LaLa Land - An adorable, 20-something, non-mommy blogger I heart.

Now for 10 Honest Things About Myself

1. I never wanted to be a mom, but my kids are my whole world and the force that drives my lazy butt out of bed every day.  They are the cheese to my macaroni.
2. I am involved in animal rescue, mostly bully breeds, and have had over 100 different foster dogs in the last 10 years.  Check out Underdog Rescue.  It was started and is run by my friend Shannon.
3. I was laid off last April (2008).  I have no desire to go back to work full time.
4. I'm looking into going back to school in the spring.  I always wanted to be a veterinarian.  Marriage and kids halted that...
5. I am a movie junkie.  I own over 300 DVDs, still have an extensive VHS collection, AND DVR tons of movies weekly.  Being an only parent only enables this addiction.  (Hey!  It's better than crack!)
6. I love trying new beers.  When I travel, I always try local or regional microbrews.  My favorite beer (currently) is Spotted Cow from New Glarus, WI.
7. I am a REALLY BIG DORK.  I love sci-fi and fantasy.  I watch Star Wars (The Clone Wars cartoons), read Tolkien, and love things like The Dark Crystal.
8. I was supposed to get married this year (10.17.09 to be exact).  My ex-beau (Chef) is 7 years younger than me and is probably one of my best friends in the whole wide world.  I love him very much but think he is too young to settle down.
9. I have two brothers.  Redneck Brother and Baby Brother.  Redneck Brother lives about 15 minutes away from me and I see him maybe  a dozen times a year.  His wife was diagnosed with breast cancer last week.  Please pray for them.  Baby Brother lives in Chicagoland with his wife (Wonder Woman).  They are high school sweethearts and have 4 B-E-A-Utiful boys that I adore.
10. I believe that my husband's death was a blessing in disguise.  Some feel that is callus, but I don't care.  My kids don't have to live with his demons and broken promises.  I think that is far healthier than having a crackhead dad that pops in and out at his convenience leaving a wake of heartache in his path.

So, that's that!  Check out the 7 fabulous women I listed above and have an amazing day!


Ducky said...

Thank you so very much!!! I didn't play by the rules the first time I received this award, so I will this time. I don't know that I'll get it posted today, but I will post it this week!

Thank you again! Love your blog! AND your hair *teehee*

Lisa Anne said...

You rock. Thank you, thank you , thank you for the award. Yeah I had to admit I am pretty amazing. LOL There is nothing I can't do. It's the super human powers that I was born with. LOL

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

#10 is so honest, and you shouldn't feel bad! Love your blog :)

HautePinkCloset said...

Congrats to you on your award!

Molly said...

wow, what a honest, great list! I love that you are involved with animal rescue. Get going on vet school!! : )

I love beer too, my favorite is Spaten.

Mike said...

Congrats on the award. Hey gifts come in many different shapes and forms.

Tracie said...

Congrats on your award! I think you're Da Bomb!

The Little Miss said...

oh how fun!!!! Congrats you deserve it
Im having a giveaway at my blog if you want to come take a look!

I Wonder Wye said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Monty Python athon is on IFC -- congrats on your award...that's one I like the design of, too. I will check your picks out -- it's fun to read blogs that I can relate to! I liked your 10 things about you - particularly the movie fanatic and animal rescue. We are kindred spirits......

I Wonder Wye said...

I guess my comment didn't 'go through' -- damn. AGAIN, Monty Python is on IFC all week - I am in hog heaven. Congrats on your award. I will check your recommendations out, it's so great to fine blogs with humor I can relate to. The award's design is one I like too. I liked reading about you more, particularly the animal rescue and the movie parts -- now I know who I can blog both subjects with!

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jules said...

Congrats on your award. I love Spotted Cow too!!

Paula said...

Love your honesty! Love your blog!

leigh hewett said...

Thank you so much. I'll let you know when the award ceremony happens. Thanks also for the sweet comment you left today!


Liz Mays said...

Congratulations on your award!!

Have you ever tried apple beer? I hear it's pretty great!

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