Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Awards to cheer up my grumpy week :-)

I have been chosen for a few new awards. They are given to me by Anna from Boogers, Bibs, Books and Bubbles and from Young Momma from Perfect Pen
. First we will start with the Friend AwardPhotobucket which states "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
Next is the Honest Scrap award
I have to admit I have seen this one around and have been HOPING that someone would send it my way....so thank you Anna and Young Momma! This Award says....Honest Scrap award:

A) First list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.
Last night I asked Hubby to help me come up with 10 things that were worth of sharing...and he fell flat. All he could say was how my toes are so short that they shouldnt be considered toes. Gee Thanks Honey! So Im on my own with this one....here it goes

1- I have no creativity. Yes, I make crafts but all the flower arrangements, swags, wreaths, quilts, etc that I have made all started off from ideas I swiped from someone else.
2- I hate mushrooms. It is a texture thing. I like mushroom flavored stuff, like cream of mushroom soup, mushroom gravy, etc but I wont eat mushrooms.
3- I would eat cookies, cake or ice cream in place of all meals if I could. Honestly I think I might lose weight that way since I would be skipping all those annoying meal calories.
4- Boogies freak me out. I dont want them near me ever. Snot too. Nothing that comes out of your nose should be allowed near me. And since my Hubby is a slightly-immature male (arent they all??) he loves to chase me with yucky boogies.
5- I am 37 year old and still live my life so I dont disappoint my parents. The thought of ever letting them down kills me. So I try not to, ever.
6- R has a stinky diaper right now but I am too busy blogging to change him....please dont call DYFS. I will change it when I finish, I promise.
7- I wish I was born with the housecleaning gene. But I wasnt....so the concept of a perfectly kept home eludes me.
8- I once ate an entire jar of Nutella with a spoon. It was a HUGE jar from a warehouse club store. And I finished it in less than 3 days. This is not on of my prouder moments.
9- I put everyone before myself. Then complain because I put everyone before myself. It is a vicious cycle.
10- I dread J starting kindergarten in the fall. Not because I will miss him, but because I will have to get up early every morning.

Moving right along......the next two awards are so cute....and two that I havent seen before, at least I dont remember seeing them. Here they are
and the rules for the Mommy award are:
1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

2)To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!

3)Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!"

One thing that I feel awful about involving being a mom....that is actually an easy one. I feel awful and guilty about not being able to be as active with the boys as I would like to be. There are many times when they want me to play on the floor or run in the backyard and because of my illness I am not able to do it. I dont like to talk about it, so thats all I'm saying.

Now for 7 good love-filled things
-Cuddling. This is the best. We cuddle all the time. It can totally erase any bad stuff that happens in your day....or it can start the day off in a great way.

-bedtime prayers. The little ones are learning how to say them and they are just so darned cute!

-R says he loves when we make stuff (crafts)

-J says he loves playing with me

-I love that I have learned so much from each of my boys. And I believe they have each helped to make me a better person.

-I love how proud I am of C, and how he is turning into such a wonderful young man

-I love how my boys love me even after I overreact.

Now I get to pick 7 bloggers to share my new awards with....
Anna...you deserve the Sisterhood and Mommy awards (and the two you sent me but I cant do that)
Young Momma...same as with Anna, I cant send them back to you but I would if I could. You totally deserve them.
Tonya....How could I NOT think of you with these awards?!? You Rock.
Amy...you deserve all of these awards and more. But you gotta put them on your blog!
Rebecca Jo....you ALWAYS say the right things, exactly what I need to hear. your awesome!
Kristin....a great bloggy friend and great mom, and even has one on the way!
Mimi....another great bloggy friend who always says what I need to hear :-)

*and yes, now I am off to change that stinky diaper....just in case you were wondering.


Rebecca Jo said...

YIPEE!!! Thank you so much bloggie buddy!! I appreciate you so much too!!! I had to laugh about your "boogie" fear... I've never really thought about it but totally agree with you

& yes, I too am a grown woman - 37 yrs old & still fear disappointing my parents... I completely know where you are coming from...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your awards! You totally deserve them!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats! I emphasize with the nutella story. I've finished off many jars of peanut butter...

Tink said...

That was sweet! And like you, I'm a mushroom/fungus hater! Bleck! Congrats on your awards.

Bee and Rose said...

Congratulations on your many awards! You most definitely deserve them all! Loved your honest scrap!

Kristin said...

I just made my night. I LOVE to get awards. Working on my post ASAP. Thanks again.

Femin Susan said...

Congratulations for your award............ Keep writing..

Mom said...

I don't understand what all of the awards are, but I do know you totally deserve them and many more.

Oh and you could never disappoint me or your dad... Ever...

4funboys said...

congrats on your award... You definitely deserve it!

have fun in T-ball!!!

Deb said...

i am SO with you on the mushrooms. it is all about the texture, for certain!

you're such a good mom... the boys are lucky to have you.

oh, and i will gladly challenge you to a nutella eating contest any day of the week, young lady!

Mimi said...


I'm 41 & still weigh every decision against what my parents will think & was totally born without a housecleaning gene!

Thanks for the bloggy love! I am a gillion years behind posting my awards, but I vow that I will get it done ASAP!

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Im a Christian Stay at home mom...that means I am a professional multi-tasker and I give all the credit to Jesus. I am married to my best friend and have 3 wonderful sons. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

More about Me....

Here are some posts that explain about my illnesses

Health Class 101

Things you need to know

Mornings and Why I don't mind being sick