Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An award for me

I found this morning that I had been honored with an award.  An award for being an open and honest blogger.  Thank you so much Amanda for thinking of me.  I love this blog, I love how I feel like I can share anything with you guys and I have friends listening.  I feel free to share openly here.  I am grateful!  
With this award I am to share 10 facts about me.  I am also to share this award with 5 other bloggers.

Fact 1~ This last few months have been the hardest time of my life.  I have never really experienced grief and to be honest it sucks!  I have not been myself lately, not that I am unhappy just not myself, I even think I might be slightly suffering from the big D (depression).

Fact 2~ I have found that I have issues with rain, I know you all already know that I hate the rain well I not only hate the rain, I'm not so fond of the winter either, that being said maybe it's seasonal depression boy I hate that word Depression I don't think I am depressed I am truly happy inside lets say I am just a bit off....  That sounds like off my rocker, lets say I want to stay in my pj's all day and eat cookies and macaroni and cheese and watch TV with the kids.

Fact 3~ I always put my makeup on before I fix my hair, I do this because no matter how pretty my hair is, it's not right without makeup.

Fact 4~  On occasion I find a recipe I like, I change a few ingredients add a few things and call it my own...

Fact 5~ I am madly in love with my husband, he jokes and says if I could fold you up and put you in my pocket you would be a very happy woman....  I believe it's true.

Fact 6~ I don't like to be alone.  I love having the house full of people.  Maybe that's why I want more kids, so the house is full.  

Fact 7~ I talk to strangers, I make small talk with people ever where I go, I will tell people how nice a sweater looks or how pretty a color of nail polish is,   HD will say who is that, I will say I don't know and he just shakes his head, because he does not talk to strangers.

Fact 8~ I have been on a diet for the last 20 years, really TWENTY YEARS!  I started drinking slim fast when I was 10.  I have always went up and down with my weight.  I am currently 18 pounds over weight.  I just ate a slim fast breakfast bar.  I do WW, I try really hard to stay slim and then it rains and I eat cookies and macaroni and cheese.  If we move to AZ I will me very skinny.

Fact 9~ I didn't realize home schooling your children was like going to work full time.  The laundry piles up the floor needs vacuumed for day's and it is left undone because I now have a full time job along with all my other responsibilities.   It takes many hours a day to home school, it's hard work, it takes planing and organization.  It is a job.  It is also the most rewarding  job I have ever done.

Fact 10~ I love to sing,  I used to sing in school, I took first place in competition for the State of Ohio in the 9th grade.  I have sang in church choir, I have even lead worship in a church plant for a short time while we were settling in.  In that time I loved the attention, and in being honest with you I will tell you all, that I started not even hearing the words, I no longer praised God with my voice and my words let alone with my heart but longed for the next compliment.  I sadly no longer have a voice, my singing voice is gone.  When I sing or try to sing I can't hit the notes, and then I start to have an asthma attack.  Some times at church I will start to sing an nothing comes out at all, I am left listening to the words and really letting them penetrate my heart.  I have learned a really wonderful lesson, my voice was a gift from God, someday he may give it back but for now I am happy to listen.
I would now like to give this award to 5 woman who I feel are truly honest with thier blogging.
I want to award Linda at Growin' with it, Linda is very honest she touches me with her life all the time.
Wilma at Little Toes and Cheerio's is not only my cousin in law but a very funny honest blogger.
Twice Blessed Mommy is my Aunt and very best friend in the world, she has had more put on her plate in the last 2 years than anyone I know she has a lot to share with us all.
Kristen at We Are THAT Family is one of my first blog friends, I love her blog and she is very honest, I can't wait to read some new facts about her.
Giovanna at Giovanna Diaries is a very honest blogger, she is so sweet I love having her as  blog and a facebook friend!


One More Equals Four said...

Loved all the facts about you! I can understand where you are coming from, just feeling a little off I have been feeling that way for awhile as well. I also put my makeup on first and I NEVER go out without it!!!

And thank you for mentioning that home schooling is a full time job! I am shouting an amen to that one!

Have a great day, hope you perk up soon!

Melissa said...

I'm with you on the rain & cold weather. I don't like it either. I wish I could live somewhere nice & warm:) It was nice to get to know you through this post.

We are THAT Family said...

Thank you for the award and for being one of my first blog friends too!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Always do my make-up first otherwise I look like a member from Kiss when they took their make-up off!!!

And I never knew you could sing!! I can't. :(
Thanks for this awawrd!

Growin' with it! said...

wanna borrow some of my meds? big D...let me tell ya how he visits this house. oh boy!! and rain just pours the salt in the wound!

your diet thing made me sad. it is amazing how we women struggle with this subject. but starting off at 10...well that's just hard and makes me feel so bad for you. oh and 18lbs...pff, try 25. not a whole lot more, but what it does on a body...ugg.

thanks for the award HM, it really came at a perfect time for me. its hard being honest when its about something sad going on huh? and your singing...i am blown away for how honest you are about this. God bless you chica.

JMR said...

Your honesty makes me feel like you're an old friend...and we've never even met!

I'm sorry you're feeling down. When we first moved to where we are now, I had a 2 month old and didn't know a soul--other than in-laws who I had really only met a few times--we got married in another state. I was really lonely and thanked God daily for my cell phone--which worked part of the time! Anyway, I will pray for you to be completely happy and at peace again! :)

I grew up in Az...we LOVE rainy, overcast days! We only got about 7 a year so we treasured them! Everyone became elated on those days. It's funny, my Mom hates...HATES...the sun--the way you must hate the rain. Now that I'm in a place with 4 seasons, I truly miss Arizona! Snow is beautiful. It can go away after Christmas though as far as I'm concerned. It just makes for a long, cold winter.

I'd like to add to your home school full-time thoughts if you don't mind. Being a full-time mom to a baby or toddler (and probably any age) is a full-time job too. I was reminded not too long ago that I'm home to take care of my son not the housework....I wish I felt that way when my house seems upside down and terribly messy!

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

Love your 'facts' - you sound a LOT like me! :) I just discovered your blog through littletoesandcheerios, I will be back...often! ;)

Amanda said...

I love your list! Thanks for participating.