Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Over the past week, I've gotten two awards from three different people. I didn't have a chance to post about it until now what with sick demanding child wanting constant cuddle time (she is getting much better, by the way), but I'm beyond honored that anybody thought of me!

First, Polar's Mom and Michele gave me the Stylish Blogger Award.

 This really tickled me, because I've never been accused of having a stylish ANYTHING before! Please go check out both of these blogs because they're definitely worth a read (and you might be like me and just get lost in the archiving.)

The rules are to list and link back to who gave you the award, and to list seven things about yourself. So here we go:
1. My favorite color depends on my mood, but has been leaning toward purple lately.
2. My favorite place on earth is New York City, and I hope to be able to live there one day even if just for a year or so.
3. I love musicals, and have more musical soundtracks on my Zune than regular music.
4. That being said, I never run to music. I like to hear my breath and footfalls, no matter the distance.
5. I love my cats almost as much as my children.
6. Driving in big cities terrifies me, and prevents me from traveling most of the time.
7. I think Sarah Michelle Gellar is the most gorgeous woman in Hollywood, and I'm sorely upset that I don't look like her.

OK, now I'm supposed to pass this award onto some peeps, but I've decided to just pick one person for both of my awards because I'm lazy I feel that makes it more special. So, without further ado, I give my Stylish Blogger Award to: Blubeari!! I really love her blog, and she puts a great deal of effort into it, and even makes monthly videos from her exercising and stuff. She's fun to read, and very relate able, and her blog was the first one that popped into my head when I thought Stylish.

The second award I received was The Honest Scrap from Polar's Mom and Bethanny.

I was really honored here, because these two women are probably the ones that I would have given this award to had they not given it to me first. They're two of the most honest bloggers I know (which is probably why they received the award in the first place, duh) and sometimes it makes me uncomfortable to even read them because they call out emotions in themselves that I don't even want to admit that I have.

So now for 10 honest things about me.
1. I feel like an incompetent mother most of the time, to the point where I don't really like to discuss my children with people for fear they will think poorly of my mothering skills also.
2. I didn't go to my 10 year high school reunion because I was afraid that nobody there would remember me.
3. I'm extremely shy, especially in group situations. For a long time I never accepted party invitations and things like that because I was scared to be around a group of people that I didn't know. I am working on this, though.
4. I lost my mom when I was four, but I feel like I didn't really start to grieve her until my own daughter was four.
5. I experience extreme anxiety when looking at things that aren't smooth, like tree bark and ivy, and cracks in the desert. I could literally spend hours peeling bark off of a tree to "fix it!"
6. I always cry at very well organized events. Parades, musicals, even the American Idol season finale tribute to Simon last year--I sob at every single one. I think its something about so many people working together on something for so long that does it to me. I dunno.
8. No matter how much makeup I put on or how I style my hair, I always look exactly the same. This is discouraging when I want to dress up, but an advantage because I don't have to wear makeup very much.
9. I've always felt that I was really good at a lot of things, but have been afraid to admit it because I didn't want to sound conceited.
10. I still amazed every day about how great my marriage is even after 10 years and marrying so young. My husband and I are still crazy about each other and best friends and we have all these stupid inside jokes that nobody else thinks is funny. I'm still just as attracted to him as I was a decade ago. I keep waiting for this to get old (as so many people seem to think is inevitable), but I gotta say--I don't think its going to. I think I was just one of the rare lucky people who got to find their mate early in life.

And now, to pass on this award. Once again, I'm only going to nominate one other blogger. I nominate The Fat Mom. If you happen to read her blog, then you probably won't have any trouble understanding why I picked her. She is also one of those bloggers who, when talking about herself, brings emotions up inside of me because she's getting way too close to something I don't want to deal with inside myself. Which is why I love her blog so much, actually. Go check it out!!

Thanks again so much everyone for the awards. They really put a bright spot in an otherwise dismal week!!


  1. Congratulations on both your awards and thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Thank you sooo sooo sooo much for the bloggy award!

  3. Yes, congratulations on both of the awards and accepting them with style! I am guessing there will be many more. I think it is fantastic that you found your mate when you were young and things are still going well. I found mine 36 years ago and things are better than ever. having a life's partner is truly one of the best gifts ever. I count myself lucky and I am sure you do too!

    Parenting is one of the hardest jobs you will ever do. Be careful not to be so hard on yourself because I am sure you are not incompetent like you wrote. Read lots, though. That is what always helped me.

  4. Wow. We have a lot in common, just wow.

  5. YAY congrats, and thanks so much for the kind words! Hey admit you are good at stuff-just don't yell it from the rooftops! If you don't toot your own horn, no one else will for you. ;-)

    Polar's Mom