I've been a delinquent blogger and I need to apologize. Kate of Our Red House kindly bestowed an award on me 3 weeks ago and I am finally getting around to acknowledging it publicly (I did thank her back then, at least!) It's the "Marie Antoinette Keeping it Real Award".
Hmmmm. I wasn't sure what that meant at first, because all I remember of Marie Antoinette is something about saying "let them eat cake" when she was told the poor people in her country had no bread. Did that mean I was heartless?? (Well, only when it comes to picking movies Mighty Mom has never watched.)
Then I read a little farther and this is how she described it:
"I'm not quite sure of the history of this award, but it seems to be for someone who blogs, honestly, 'warts and all'." Okay, THAT I understand! So Kate, this wart's for you! It's my big, fat, procrastination wart, accompanied by a big case of the blahs. I'm sorry I was so long in blogging about it, but I am going to quickly pass this on to other wart-blessed bloggers. (That didn't come out quite like I meant it.)
Pinky of Cheese in My Shoe puts her battles with depression right out there for all of us to see. That takes guts. So does coloring her hair candy apple red. Or purple.
The aforementioned Mighty Mom of My Wonderful Life is a lot like my sister-in-law: in her head, out her mouth. She's nutty, dedicated, a long-suffering mom, and posts heroes on her blog every Wednesday. AND she packs a mean Thesaurus.
Then there's Mandy, who is raising 3 adorable little girls with the love and support of her family, and is getting ready to start a daycare center.
Here's someone you might not have seen me mention: Ellia, of GreenBeanBaby Art. She's one of the first bloggers I ever read, and I don't even remember how I found her, but I love her paper art--it's so unique. She blogs about trying to balance her artwork with raising two adorable kidsters, being an involved mom, and playing video games with her hubby. And this woman LOVES her coffee. Seriously.
Next is an award from another Stephanie, over at Quilting Newbie, who, bless her heart, thinks my blog is fabulous.
(Sshhhhhhh, please don't tell her otherwise. She's going to find out soon enough!)
The rules of this award are to mention 5 things to which I am addicted, and then pass it on to five fabulous bloggers.
I have such an addictive personality, it was hard to choose only 5, so I'll name the first ones that come to mind:
1. Carbohydrates (I'm not selective--any old carb will do.)
2. Blogs. My reader list never seems to stop growing!
3. Bejewelled Twist. I can totally lose 3 hours playing this game and not realize it until I'm nearly cross-eyed with fatigue.
4. Stephen King books, with some exceptions. I don't like the Dark Tower series and I don't like the ones he's written with Peter Straub. But I buy all the others I can get my hands on, even though I am disappointed in some of them.
5. Movies. (Who'da thought it?)
However, I cannot limit fabulous blogs to only 5. Didn't I just say I was addicted to blogs? So count yourself fabulous and feel free to list 5 addictions!
Now, for probably the most fun meme I've ever participated in, passed on to me by Julie of Pragmatic Compendium.
Here are the instructions:
1. Put your iPod (or MP3 player) on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag some Moms you admire who could use a laugh and a song.
HOW DID YOU BECOME A MOM?
"Look Away" by Chicago
WHAT DID YOU THINK THE FIRST TIME YOU SAW YOUR BABY?
"Chi Il Bel Sogno di Doretta" by Sarah Brightman (I have NO idea what this means--can anyone interpret?)
WHAT DID YOU DO THE FIRST MORNING AFTER A SLEEPLESS NIGHT?
"Only an Ocean Away" by Sarah Brightman
WHAT DO YOU SAY WHEN SOMEONE COLORS ON THE WALL?
"Home" by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH A TODDLER’S BODILY FLUID ISSUES?
"Tell Her About it" by Billy Joel
IF SOMEONE SAYS “Can I have a snack?” YOU SAY?
"Stoned Soul Picnic" by the Fifth Dimension
IF SOMEONE LEAVES THEIR STUFF ON THE FLOOR, YOU SAY?
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters
IF SOMEONE ISN’T SICK TODAY, YOU SAY?
"Havana" by Kenny G
HOW DO YOUR KIDS ENJOY YOUR COOKING?
"Looking Out My Back Door" Credence Clearwater Revival
HOW DID YOUR KIDS DO IN SCHOOL TODAY?
"Summer Nights" Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHILE SITTING IN CARPOOL LINE?
"Everybody's Talking" Spanky and Our Gang
HOMESCHOOLERS, WHAT IS THE FIRST SUBJECT TAUGHT OF THE DAY?
"Sparrow" Simon and Garfunkel
WHAT DO YOUR KIDS WANT TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP?
"If You Love Me, Let Me Know" Olivia Newton-John
WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP?
"Northern Skies" by Dido
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY AS A MOM?
"Legend in Your Own Time" Carly Simon
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE AS A MOM?
"Somewhere Down the Road" by Barry Manilow
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO AS A MOM?
"In Paradisum" Sarah Brightman
HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE REALLY A MOM?
"Lonestar" by Norah Jones
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MOST OFTEN AS A MOM?
"7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" Simon and Garfunkel
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY AS A MOM?
"Lonely Looking Sky" Neil Diamond
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET AS A MOM?
"All I Ask of You" Sarah Brightman and Cliff Richard
WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE AS A MOM?
"Lemon Tree" Chad and Jeremy
WHAT DO YOUR KIDS DO THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
"Something Better to Do" Olivia Newton-John
WHAT DO YOUR KIDS DO THAT MAKES YOU CRY?
"Silver Star" Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
WHAT DO YOUR KIDS DO THAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
"My Special Angel" by the Vogues
HOW DO YOUR KIDS DESCRIBE YOU AS THEIR MOM?
"Top of the World" The Carpenters
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
"Sam" Olivia Newton-John
WHAT WILL YOUR MOM OF THE YEAR CERTIFICATE SAY?
"Home is Where the Heart Is" Peter, Paul and Mary
My favorites? My Personality as a Mom (legend, huh?), and toddler bodily fluids! lol
Okay, if you're a mom with an MP3 player, have at it! And please let me know so I can come read your answers!
(Looking over a few of my posts, there's a distinct possibility addiction #6 could be exclamation points.)