Wednesday, November 18, 2009

From Me to You Award... My first!

I received this award from Susan at Weaving A Life. I appreciate it so much... Thank You!
The rules are as follows:
1. Thank whoever gave this to you
2. Copy award
3. Post it in your blog
4. Tell us 7 things that your readers don’t know
5. Link 7 new bloggers
6. Notify winners of the award with a comment on their blog
7. Keep being awesome!

So 7 things you don't know about me. Wow I am too much of an open book. What are my secrets?

1. I used to be so extremely desperate to have cinematic memories as a youth and teen, that I would set the stage for many events obsessively, by compiling the perfect atmosphere of music, lighting, where I should take pictures from, how I should smile and what I would say (and hope would be said back), and that write about it in my diary as if it "just happened." Whew it was hard work!

2. I can fix most anything in a household. This is due to many years of being a single mother with little income. I have installed toilets, sinks, a garbage disposal, fixed and replaced drains, replaced light fixtures, converted a whole house of old outlets to grounded ones (and shocked the sh*t out of myself! LOL), and can operate all power and lawn tools.

3. I can cook just about anything and usually replicate food I have eaten without a recipe. The only thing I ever measure out is dessert baking recipes. I won second place in a chili contest at my husband's work last year.

4. I am a huge procrastinator (think the power getting shut off because I didn't want to call and pay the bill-even when I had the money!), but I am always early for appointments.

5. I am tone deaf and if I tried to sing it would be worse than the worst karaoke singer you EVER heard!

6. I am learning to parent my kids with concepts from Love and Logic and it is very trying at times but very rewarding. I think I may even like to teach it when my kids need a little less of my time.

7. It took me like a half hour to figure out how to make text linked to a website and I am very excited that I got to use it in # 6. I have been wanting to learn how so I could link to other blogs for a long time, but see #4! It took me like another half hour to think of #7 :)

Now to pass this on (I am excited to practice my new linking text to blogs skill!!!!)

To a wonderful woman that I am proud to call my friend, Barbara at The Needle and the Damage Done You are a wonderful lady full of life's beauty. Sharing in her journey of family addiction, her honesty and genuine spirit gives me a sense of comfort and belonging.

To Jennifer at One True Self, an amazing lady that I feel so connected to and you are one of my best supporters.

Lorenza at Pure Energy, you are next! You are a life poet, your words speak to my soul.

Purposefully Yours (aka xxx) at Spirit is my Drug- Your journey is inspiring and your courage and wisdom in recovery are astounding. I am thankful for the opportunity to follow you.

Dan at Vacant Mind because you remind me to laugh when sometimes I have forgotten to... ok I am lying - you MAKE me laugh and continue to allow me to let my family think I am quite literally insane for laughing at my computer screen. Thank you for your perspective, sarcasm, and humor.

Kim AYRES (I can spell it- I took note for future reference) over at ramblings of the bearded one. You are the first blog I came to EVER and I just haven't been able to leave. You are my muse in blogging and creativity and your life is inspirational and delightful in both joys and sorrows.

And last but definitely not least, Debby at Oxycontin and Opiate Addiction: A Mother's Story. You are one of my newest inspirations. Your spirit and endurance reflect your love in motherhood.

So go ahead and pass on some blogging appreciation!


  1. Thank you so much for the award - I greatly appreciate the sentiment :)

    I won't pass it on as I already have a 101 things about me post so trying to find another 7 wouldn't be easy. However, I do have an idea for you and have sent you a message via your Facebook account. Let me know what you think :)

  2. Thank you Shawna so much for this award. I do appreciate it ! I 'll wait before to pass it on for technical reasons: 1. I hope to be able to put it with the other two ones 2. I need to learn how to link it to the bloggers 3. I feel bad , still bad, at computer stuff. I think I am gonna back to study...

  3. Found your blog through Vacant Mind.. You had me just with your profile description.. Anything else that comes along will just be bonus.. can't wait to read your posts and get to know you a little better..

  4. Thank you Shawna...I am so pressed for time I might not get a moment today to do this Post/Award, but I wanted to say THANK YOU! You are inspiring to us all.

  5. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! I will post this baby tomorrow! I loved learning more about you. Lets see...who would you want to star as YOU if a movie were made of your life :)

  6. You are very welcome and very deserving!

    Barbara- I would want Sandra Bullock to play me :) What about you?

  7. Oh! Sandra B. is a good choice! I have never thought about this before. Hmmmm....thinking. I know! Angelina Jolie! :)

  8. Oh wow, I lovely award from a lovely lady.

    Thank you so much for this Mff. I always get a bit embarrassed if given anything (present, compliment, slap) but I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    I love it when people get involved over at my place, and you always do, so thank you.

    And obviously who ever gave you this has great taste.