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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'd Like To Thank The Academy...

Wow... what a crazy few weeks!!  My poor blog just keeps getting pushed further and further down on my list of things that need my attention.  I've really missed talking to myself  as much as I used to.  Time was, I'd post nearly every day.  Now I'm lucky to get in a couple of postings a month.  And it's election time!!

Today's post comes to you courtesy of my friend Michael, FKA The Crotchety Old Man.  Yesterday, he paid a lovely compliment to my blog, by passing along a blog award.  It's called Mrs. Sparkly's Ten Commandments Award.  We all know I love Things That Sparkle!!  Isn't it lovely?

Now, I'm not sure where the Ten Commandments thing comes in.  I mean, I do my best with THE Ten Commandments, but sometimes I struggle.  I hope by accepting the award, that Mrs. Sparkly doesn't show up somewhere with a new list of ten more things I must or must not do. But then again, maybe I need to shake things up a bit and try something new. Who knows.

One of the fun things about blog awards, is that the creator of the award usually has a task for you to do when posting the news.  Mrs. Sparkly chose seven questions for me to answer about myself.  Here we go!

Describe myself in seven words. Only Seven? So much more to say....
What keeps me up at night? That blasted Dunahoo insomnia DNA - awake for no reason at all. Worrying that I will oversleep the next morning. (If I go to sleep right now, I'll get five hours of sleep.  Okay, If I go to sleep right NOW, I'll get four and a half hours.  Wait.  If I go to sleep RIGHT NOW.. you get the picture... yawn....)  
Who would I like to be?  Hmmm.  I can be all Wise and Knowing and say that there's not really anyone else I'd rather be, because no matter how perfect their life appears, chances are, there's a lotta crap underneath the surface.  And it may be even worse than the crap underneath my surface.  If I could look like anyone it would be Kate Middleton.  If I could sing like anyone it would be Amy Grant.  If I could be a musician like anyone it would be Yo-Yo Ma, or that wicked guitarist from Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, or an amazing percussionist like my brother. If I could be business smart like anyone, definitely Steve Jobs. If I could be loving, giving, wise, and forgiving, then, of course, Mother Teresa.  But I guess I'm just fine with being me.  After all I Am Greemaw to my sweet grandbabies, and that's about as good as it gets!  
What am I wearing right now?  Departure (My brother's Journey Tribute Band) t-shirt and jeans. 
What scares me?  Creepy crawly things, especially spiders.  Being restrained or confined.  No MRIs or crowded elevators for me, thank you!  Incorrect use of apostrophes.
What are the best and worst things about blogging?  The best thing about blogging is being able to go back and read the older posts.  My daughter says this is narcissistic.  I say it's senility.  I enjoy reading the older posts, because chances are, I have already forgotten about whatever it was I was doing that day that I felt was worth blogging about.  So it's kind of like a diary. 
If I could change one thing about myself, what would it be?  But there are so many things...
Slankets, yes or no?  Yes. Many.  
Tell us something about the person who nominated you.  I don't even remember how Michael and I crossed paths. (There's that senility thing again)  Either I found his blog, or he found my blog, and we started following each other.  How funny that of all the bloggers in cyberspace to *meet*, we actually reside in neighboring towns.  We're politically polar opposites, and have varying degrees of differences in our viewpoints about a lot of things.  Over the years, I have learned the value of having friends who share differing views - it broadens my horizons, and  helps me to think outside my formerly very-small-minded box.  Those are the friends who make me think and evaluate why I have the opinions and beliefs that I do. There will always be points about which Michael and I will never agree, but in the past, when I was blogging more often, he was very good about keeping me on my toes and keeping me accountable for my thoughts and words, and I enjoy that.  In turn, I like to think that I have helped him to see that not "all people like me" are like "most people like me".  Check out his life and his blog over at My Glass House
Nominate five other blogs for the award: Sad to say that I don't keep up with blogs like I used to.  I went and got myself a boyfriend who morphed into my husband, and there's just not nearly as much time in my day as there used to be. 
The Road to Self Reliance (My brother's awesome blog about sustainable living)
There you go!!!  


  1. Thanks for the mention. I was surprised to see I hadn't changed your mind about everything! ;-)

  2. Where's the fun in that? I'm still waiting for you to come on over to my side. You know... the "RIGHT" side!!! bahaha... Nah... it's much more fun this way.

  3. Thank you for mentioning me too!
    I know what you mean- I blog so rarely they will probably shut down my account due to inactivity... I do very much enjoy reading your adventures.

    1. Well, make sure you write a little something every now and then, will ya? And don't let them shut it down! (though I have a couple of other blogs I haven't posted to in several years, and they're still out there) I don't get up to the farm, and I love reading about what's going on, and the progress you're making. Besides, we'll print it out in book form, and it will be a lovely addition to your coffee-table books for the Main House! Keep writing. You inspire me. :-) Love ~ Cat