Monday, July 27, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Well, I am the thrilled recipient of my first blog award!! Thanks to Callie at MidWestHorse Blog for passing this on to me. I am not sure if I am going to be able to do everything correctly, so bear with me. I suppose the first order of business is to list 10 things about myself that you don't know. Here goes.

1. I do not know what an Honest Scrap Award is -- as flattered as I am to have it bestowed on me, I don't know what it is or what "Honest Scrap" means or signifies (??), or why someone receives it.

2. I am a nerd at heart. Detail oriented to a fault, and I just love to decipher problems. For example, I work in accounting now, and I am happiest when there is something in the accounts that does not make sense -- I then get to go through all the reports, transactions, etc., and piece everything together to find out what happened and solve the problem. Kind of like being a detective.

3. I have had two people very close to me and important in my life commit suicide.

4. John and I were 30 years old when we met. Neither of us had been married before, and neither had children. I couldn't believe it -- most of the guys I met at that time had been married and/or had children, and I didn't do well in those situations. This was a real plus in my book.

5. I had spent too much of my life being angry, insecure, and just generally negative. Time spent talking to a good counselor, some medication, and a spiritual re-awakening (in the form of faith, looking to God) turned me around. My attitude changed, and as a result my life changed.

6. I love to cook when I have time, or when it is for a social gathering of friends -- I hate to cook when I "have to" like when it is 5:30 and I just got home from work.

7. John is better at the domestic stuff than I am. I would rather spend my time working on promoting our real estate business, or working on something for the horse club we belong to. I consider cleaning house a complete waste of my time. Someday I want to be able to hire that chore out.

8. I love to sing. I wish I had the nerve to go to a karoke night someplace and just belt out a song as loudly as I can. Of course, I would have to go alone to a different city where no one knows me -- then I would bolt for the door as soon as the song was over.....

9. I was in the Honor Society in junior high and high school.

10. I was TERRIFIED of horses when we first started taking riding lessons. Thank God I made that breakthrough and got over it. I cannot imagine my life without my horse.

I know I am supposed to pass this along to 10 other bloggers, but I don't think that is possible. I do not have 10 other blogs I am following, and most of the ones I am following have already done this recently. I am wondering if it is OK if I take a rain check? Then once I identify more blogs that I like enough to follow I can send this along......can the rules be bent like that???


Desert Rose said...

Good job...lots of info for prople tp get to know you better!!!

Callie said...

Great job! Now we get to know ya a little better!

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