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Monday, July 20, 2009

Honest scrap award

Okay....I maybe the only blogger in the world to take this long to get an award back out into circulation...I truly apologize to Penny over at that honored me with this award. You really should check out her blog if you haven't already....she's packed full of outstanding information, what she hasn't got posted, she'll help you find!

Here are the instructions that came with it:

  • “The Honest Scrap” award is not one to hold all to your self but it must be shared!
  • *First, the recipient has to tell 10 true things about themselves in their blog that no one else knows.
  • *Second, the recipient has to pass along this prestigious award to 10 more bloggers.
  • *Third, Those 10 bloggers all have to be notified they have been given with this award.
  • **Those 10 bloggers that receive this award should link back to the blog that awarded them “The Honest Scrap" award.
Okay first on the list: I am going to try to get to ten things but not sure I'll make it ;-) So here goes.....

1= From as far back as I can remember I never liked wearing a shirt.....I remember crying something awful when I turned "the age" that it was inappropriate for a little girl to run around without a shirt. I know some of you can't even fathom this but back in my day there wasn't a lot of people around where we lived and it was extremely hot and we had no air conditioning. So it was perfectly okay for me to go without a mom kept my hair short so if anyone did venture up to the house they would think I was a boy. I never understood why it was okay for boys to go without shirts but not me which brings me to the next truth...

2= I was raised around boys all my life and used to cry night and day because I was born a "girl". I could do everything they could do & sometimes better. I was what was called a "tom boy" to this day I still take pride in the fact that I can do most things for myself....granted now..I'm still a "girl" and I do know my limits:-) But I can work on my car and have helped my husband change out motors, transmissions,etc. He likes the fact that I can "fit" in places he can' see...I come in pretty handy;-)

3= I almost lost our first born son at was a long and enlightening experience that was always "two steps forward one step back". I still cry when I think back about it. But he is a vibrant 27 year old and just by looking at him you'd never know he'd been through an ordeal....he does however still carry the battle wounds and scars. He could take better care of himself but that's just mom talking here.

4= During the time of our son's battle I met a little boy at the "Ronald McDonald House" a remarkable foundation that helps families with a place to stay temporarily when their child is in intensive care at a hospital. (We were four hours from our home)..anyway I met a little guy that was amazing! ...he was an only son with two sisters one older and one a new born. He was three, he needed someone to "play" with and I needed someone to take my mind off of not being able to be at my newborns side or to be able to hold him,so we made a friendship. He had an imagination that was out of this world and he kept me busy. It's amazing how smart little ones are when they grow up in a hospital. My friend had leukemia and as I type this I can't fight back the tears... when we first met I couldn't remember his name and he got so frustrated with me....I told him if I ever got it I would never forget it...his mother and I became real good friends and on their way to the hospital a couple of times a year they would stop in and stay with us...when I found out I was pregnant with my second son I called his mom and asked if I could name him after her son....when my son was four months old "our" little guy passed....he was six years old.

5= I have three wonderful sons and I'm still surrounded with the male gender;-) I was delighted when my third son was born. I still love wildlife and all of the strange creepy crawly things that "ordinary" girls scream at.

6= I've been to Korea.

8=I am a thinker, wonderer and a worrier all rolled into one at the same time. I constantly think,wonder and worry about who or what crosses my mind. And the thing about it is I go way back into my childhood...which is a loong time ago! I think,wonder and worry about people that don't even know I exist!

9= I love adventure! I'm always up for doing something different even though I'm perfectly content being a home body. My husband and sons surprised me with a skydiving trip a few years ago(just me) (made me wonder);o) but it was something I'd always wanted to do. At first I was unsure about it even though I love roller coaster rides I didn't think I would be able to handle screaming for that long;o) But to my amazement it was the most peaceful thing I think I've ever experienced.I didn't scream at all! If I knew someone that had a plane I would do it all the time! There was not the stomach turning or gut screaming effect that roller coasters was so serene...if there is such a thing as reincarnation I want to come back as a bird that luck I'll be a vulture...the cleanup crew;o)

1=I've always wanted to fly in one of the planes that do stunts in the airshows.

Okay so there you have it.
Thanks go out again to Penny over at give her a visit, she also has a really great "homemade line" on her site called Penny Lane.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I did know most of these - but I didn't know you were so opposed to wearing a shirt! Remind me to invite you to our next biker event ;-)

    It was nice reading your 10 things, and I'm glad you participated.

    Love ya!