First I would like to thank CeeLee from Swim In The Adult Pool http://swimintheadultpool.com/2013/02/20/liebster-award-nominees-spotlighting-more-cool-blogs/ for my nomination for the Liebster Blog Awards. I chuckle when I read her posts and often LMAO. Mostly because I can relate to OH SO MANY of the things she describes. Maybe I’m laughing with relief that there is someone else as odd as me. Along with her kind comment, I found myself flattered she nominated me:) Unusual for me to feel flattered, but it happens once in a while.
I would like to nominate the following 5 blogs:
SO funny and crafts/designs well.
Madelyn Griffith Hayes is a smart cookie…I’d nominate her for a smart cookie award if there was such a thing.
I’ve been following Nicole and Gwendolyn for a long time now. She entertains me like no other.
Bryan Hutchinson comes across as a really nice person. I like nice people.
BTW, I have no idea if any of these blogs have less than 200 followers but these are the blogs I know and love so…whatever. Now, according to the rules I’m supposed to link this back to my nominees?
The 11 questions from CeeLee and my answers:
1.What is your favorite phrase? Whatever!
- What is your biggest pet peeve? My biggest pet peeve is when anyone asks me why I am doing something or “what were you thinking” or “what are you doing” in that tone. It makes me defensive because it seems as though they want me to justify what/how I’m doing something and I do not usually have the answer:)
- What has made you proud of you lately? I’m not sure I know what pride feels like. The image I get is swelling up like a big balloon or the peacock spreading out his rear. And I’ve never done that.
- What was the most daring thing you’ve ever done? I started this blog and have been honest all the way through. Not to mention the fact that I jump into everything/anything without a thought to the consequences of my actions.
- If you could do something over – what would it be? I would not have married my first husband.
- Do you have a song that you consider to be your all time favorite? I am unable to pick one all time favorite song, mainly because I have 1000s. And my favourite song changes by the second. But my theme song is Born to be Wild…it was also my wedding song.
- Do you think that I can successfully feed peanut butter to a yapping dog and have peace for maybe 5 minutes? If you empty the whole jar of peanut butter, maybe. You might get more than 5 minutes…that dog may get constipated or the runs too, accompanied by loud howls of distress.
- Do you have an irrational fear of something? All of my fears are completely rational to me.
- What one thing do you most want to complete, or alternatively, kick to the curb this year? Smoking cigarettes would be a coup…but I haven’t tried nor can I find the motivation to do so. Guess what I would most like to do this year is find the motivation to do….just about anything.
- When you have a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day – what do you turn to or do, that comforts you and calms you? I bitch to hubby or on my blog, I turn on music and drink as much wine as it takes to calm down or pass out, whichever comes first.
- Did you ever read something that moved you so much, that you can remember the day you read it, what it was about, and how you feel it changed your perspective around you? You’re kidding right? I can barely remember my own name from one moment to the next. I can remember the first time I wrote something that received high praise though. That was memorable to me and stands out in my mind clearly and concisely. It was a writing assignment in 8th grade English composition and the teacher was a real bad ass. He liked no one and no one liked him. I wrote a piece about a lost boy…very descriptive and with a bad ending. Teach loved it, went on and on about it and told me that I should be a writer. I was extremely happy on the inside and embarrassed about the attention on the outside. I actually left the class…just got up and walked out. I thought for sure I would be suspended but no, he went right back to ignoring me the next day. Whew! What a relief that was.
My questions for the blog nominees are:
1.What was your original purpose when you started your blog? Has that purpose changed and how did the change occur?
2.Are you clumsy?
3.Are you tongue-tied when speaking but eloquent when writing?
4.Are you a loner or a social butterfly?
5.City or country? Why?
6.Summer or winter? Why?
7.Do you wear your immaturity like a badge of honor or do you believe you are mature?
8.Do you own pets? If so, what kind and why?
9.Do people find you annoying? How can you tell if they do?
10.Do you appear to be a nice person, but deep inside you are not?
11.When you look at the past, do you look at it with rose-colored glasses or are you smart enough to know that the past sucked just like the present?
On this Canadian Thanksgiving, here I am, in the kitchen, wearing my beloved long + lean jeans (yes, I know, I am not long and lean but the tag on my jeans are!), my fav cashmere sweater and WONDER OF WONDERS, an apron! LMAO
Hubby was so impressed he ran and grabbed a camera! Not only am I wearing an apron, something he has not ever seen in over 30 years of wedded bliss, I am cooking up a storm for our Thanksgiving meal!
IN 3 MONTHS THIS IS WHERE I WILL LIVE PEOPLE!!!!!
A Canadian fashion diva to admire-
“When she isn’t working the runway or the posing in front of the cameras, she’s helping those affected by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The caring young model started a pen pal group for the earthquake ravaged country, transporting letters to the orphans of Haiti and returning with responses.”
As I clinked my glass of champagne with my loved ones, eyes half-open, brain too foggy for description, my head felt like it would split wide open before I could make it up the stairs to my bed, I said “I will never again try to stay up to usher in the New Year!”.
This is a first for me.
I used to love flicking through the channels, watching every New Year’s Eve celebration being aired on TV. Every year I watched the massive crowd celebrate the New Year while the ball dropped in Times Square and Dick Clark unfailingly ushered in a New Year enthusiastically. Then I would flick over to the West Coastcelebrations for another hour or two of entertainment before reluctantly heading off to bed.
This year my ADD meds wore off long before the I had settled in for a channel surfingevening. I snacked on some fabulous Brie Bites of 3 varieties, Brie and onion, Brie and apple spice and Brie and Strawberry. Hmmmm…delicious! I ate 15 of those suckers along with a glass of champagne.
My 2nd glass of champagne did not go down as easily as the first. My brain became denser, far more foggy than usual. I did not see a single city celebrate the actual event of the final moment of 2011 because of the excessive channel surfing. I had to keep standing up from 10:30 to midnight just to keep myself from falling asleep.
By the time I ushered in the New Year I felt like I was actually going to pass out. I left the 3/4 full second glass of champagne on the coffee table, quickly clicked off the TV and stumbled my way up the stairs to my bedroom. Dropped onto my bed. Passed out instantly.
Happy New Year to me.
It is with a great sigh of relief that I live the last day of 2011.
Such a giant year for me!
I was lost.
Liked what I found.
Shed the superficial.
Realized just how great the love is that surrounds me.
Rediscovered my love of
writing something more
positive than just writing about my pain
Took action. Reached out.
Filled with desire to touch more people who feel isolated, in pain and need more than just an understanding nod of the head.
Made a plan.
Made more plans.
Made a lot of plans.
Actioned the common step in all the plans.
I wish for all of you a better year, filled with love, laughter and revelations!
Happy New Year!
Here it is, Friday. Again. The day before Christmas Eve. huh.
I cannot imagine why my days fly by without having a clue about the time…yet, it happens more and more frequently lately:) I don’t think I’m doing much however I will say that I spend more and more time on the internet, googling anything and everything that pops into my head. And I’m playing WeTopia quite often.
It’s not like I have any elaborate holiday plans to prepare for, nor am I having any guests nor am I to be someone’s guest. Just me and the husband, our son and his significant other. We all live in the same house, so it stands to reason we don’t have anything major planned. Nonetheless, we’ll have our late Christmas eve snackfest, open our gifts
and go to bed, satisfied our material wishes came true. On Christmas morning the son + signifi will prepare a tasty new breakfast for us then they will leave for her parents house. We will have our turkey dinner on Boxing Day.
It is a very calm, relatively quiet holiday.
Some would call it downright dull.
It is what it is.
I came across this quote that I found very appropriate this season:
“Holiday gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” Oren Arnold
My wish for all of you is to be successful in your efforts to make yourselves happy. At the very least an epiphany of sorts that will enable you to move forward in all of your endeavours:)
Sentimental/romantic card from my husband:) I gave him a humorous card that I forgot to sign (sigh!) which got a chuckle from him LOL
Then I opened the gifts which are traditional for him (he adds to my Hallmark ornament collection every year, and he loves the few traditions he can hang on to!)
My gifts to him were purchased from the nearby adult love store and included a variety of massage oils + full body massage to him from me, later:) amongst a couple of other toys.
We continued our evening by attempting to watch a movie called Cloud 9 which was SO boring because of the lack of action and sound (the only sound in the movie was when they would speak or breath heavy LOL). We tried a couple of others, equally as dull, so we ended up watching a comedy called I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. This movie was funny and included a lot of naked strippers with inflated breasts (and some were frightening they were so HUGE!).
We ended the evening in the love nest with sexy music, candles and the promised massage from his new massage oil collection. We got some laugh later when he told me how he was “burning” and it was too hot (can you sing Great Balls of Fire?) we laughed our asses off!
All in all, it was a good night.