Monday, May 2, 2011

A fun post - to take my mind off this week!

I was tagged in a Stylish Award post on Ashley's blog, The Heath Family.  So to take my mind off of the goings on of this week, I thought I would play the game!  So this is a totally off the subject blog!

The rules to play are as follows:

1.) I have to thank and link back to the blogger who gave me the award. I did that above!  I love to read Ashely's blog about their daughter Mallory.  She is beautiful and I like to see what we have to look forward to with Claire!

2.) The next thing I have to do is share 7 things about myself that most people don't know.  Mine are not as good as Ashley's but here they are:

1.  Most people don't know that I read magazines and newspapers from back to front.  I am not sure why I do this.  Mainly I look at the pictures and don't really read anything.  So I guess if the picture catches my eye, then I may go back and read the article. 

2.  Most people DO know that I play with my hair almost 24/7.  It's a habit I have had from a small child.  It started out with twirling my bangs.   Then one day my mom cut my bangs really, really short so I would stop twirling them.  So then I just moved on to my hair!  When I graduated high school, the mom's put together a senior video of all the seniors with a little "message" or something about each senior.  Mine was "can twirl her hair and take notes at the same time."  I twirl with both hands when I am really stressed.  You may even catch me with it stuck around my ear as I type or drive.  It's all the time.  But, what you didn't know is that Trent has never said anything to me about my habit.  I guess he just loves it as part of me!  :)

3.  When I turned 30, I was devestated.  Acutally, when I turned 29, I started counting down the days until 30 dreadfully.  I started a list of "30 new things I have done while being 30."  And I was proud of myself that I did accomplish 30 new things that year.  Needless to say, I wouldn't have ANY problem having a "31 new things I have done while being 31" after this past year!

4.  I am addicted to chap stick.  There - I said it.  It started out in high school with Carmex.  I wake up in the middle of the night and put chap stick on.  I scared my college roommate, Melissa, one of the first nights of school when I woke her up while opening my Carmex container.  I sleep with my chap stick next to the bed.  I always have chap stick in my pocket.  I will have withdrawals like a smoker if I don't have chap stick. 

5.  I used to be really, really good about sending cards or notes and buying gifts for people.  But life has gotten in the way and I have fell down on the job in the past few years.  So I apologize to everyone for not being consistent!!

6.  I wasn't very sure about blogging.  I had thought about it when we found out about Claire's tetralogy.  But I just wasn't sure I wanted everyone to read my daily thoughts.  And I wasn't sure anyone would really care!  But when I went into preterm labor, my sisters started this blog and I am so glad they did!

7.  I hate to eat alone.  I would rather not eat than to have to sit at a restaurant or a cafeteria table by myself. 

3.) The final thing I had to do was tag 15 recently discovered bloggers to receive this Stylish Award. This is the hardest part for me because I don't have many readers!  If I tagged you & you wish not to participate, no biggie.  I was just trying to think of as many people as I could that I know how to contact who blog regularly & blogs that I enjoy reading.  :) I could only come up with 9 today!

1. Love, Laughter, and Something Else

2. Me, Personally...

3.  Mel's Blog

4.  Our Journey With Fetal Hydrocephalus

5.  The Amazing Adventures of Super Dude

6.  Mason's Journey - Our Boy with a Special Heart

7.  Bound by Grace

8.  Beauty for Ashes

9.  Grin and "Barrett"







4.) The final step is to contact these people to let them know!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy you played along! We are praying for Claire, Trent & you this week. I'm sure each surgery is just as hard for you all as the last, but Claire seems to be in GREAT hands & she is such a trooper through it all. I love reading about her every day. She is an amazing, special & beautiful little girl!

    PS - You & Mallory have the hair twirling in common :)