Thursday, May 27, 2010

My First Blog Award

So there are a lot of blog awards floating around out there, but I've never before been a recipient. They seem like a fun way to recognize others, meet people, and have a blog topic for the day. So special thanks to VandyJ at The Testosterone Three and Me. Like me, she has a house full of boys. 

So the rules of the award are this:
1.  Thank the person who gave you the award
2.  Tell seven things about yourself
3.  Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!(in no particular order)
4.  Let them know you have awarded them the prize.

So seven things about myself:
1.  My favorite guilty indulgence is those highly addictive mini Reese cups.  They have to be the minis.  I once ate bag after bag of them for like 2 weeks until I had such bad stomachaches I had to stop.  I call that the Reese Cup Diet and am working on a patent now.
2.  After I had the twins my belly button turned completely black for 5 months.  It was the weirdest thing.
3.  I love neuropsychology, and never get sick of learning about the brain.  I even subscribe to Neurology Now (blush).
4.  Pierce is a total daddy's boy.  So I'm secretly (well, not so secret anymore, is it?) holding out hope that at least one of the twins will be a mommy's boy.
5.  If I could go on vacation tomorrow - to anywhere on earth - I'd head to Arizona.  I'm jonesing for a big dose of canyons and deserts, in an American Southwest kinda way.
6.  I love animals and I'm a total sucker softie for strays.  I've been behaving for a while now on pet adoptions, but if a kitten showed up on my doorstep I'd take it in.  I wouldn't be able to resist.  Now, who wants my address?
7.  My first job out of college was working for Children's Protective Services in Houston, doing investigations (talk about stress).  After that I did college admissions for a while, and then a stint in juvenile probation.  I'm an Idealist (even the Myers-Briggs says so - specifically I am an INFP - the Healer).  What does this mean?  It means that I think I can make a difference in the world.  Not in big ways.  But in little ways, person by person, I can help in some way. 

Okay, so I find myself hard pressed to find 15 (fairly new to me) people to pass this on to.  That's a lot!  And definitely some of these people are not new to me, but I thought they might have fun participating. Plus, I was desperate to try to hit fifteen.  Type A much?  Here goes:
1.  Sonya at Under the Desert Sky
2.  Mere at Frogs and Snails and Hokie Bird Tails
3.  Jeremi at Ella and Zoe
4.  Mary at The Englar Fam
5.  Lisa at The Nanny Diaries
6.  Maria at Living, Learning, Loving
7.  Shannon at Green Grass and Grey Skies
8.  Mysticiris at Inside My Head
9.  Nicole at My Mad World
10.  Salina at The Robbins Zoo
11.  RunMonkeyMama at Two Little Monkeys
12.  Mama Goose at News From the Gaggle
13.  Twin Mom Michelle at Not According to Plan
14.  Hayley at Gone With the Twins
15.  Lauren at Helen (and Huck!) of Niles

Love all your blogs! 


Anonymous said...

I only like blogposts about my grandchildren.

Mere said...

thanks for nominating me! i hope it's okay that I am not able to nominate anyone since you are the only other blogger I know!! I am also going to get into trouble with your mom for writing a post that isn't about Grady! Maybe I can work him in there somehow :-)

w said...

congrats on your first blog award!

i also subscribe to neurology now! no. not really.

Mary said...

Thank you so much for the award! :)

I hate to say it ma'am but this isn't the first award you received. Check this out

Anonymous said...

No more cats! If we get another cat I'm going on litterbox duty strike!


Andrea said...

Congrats! Fun stuff! I'll have to check out everyone's blogs later on.

Jaime Leigh said...

Awwww thanks much that is totally awesome!!!! I will forsure checkout on those blogs tonight!!! Thanks for the rewarded!!!!

My Mad World said...

Thank you so much!! Sorry I haven't been jumping over here to read as often as I should!! Congrats on your awards and THANK YOU so much for nominating me!!! I didn't even know until someone left me a comment on mine. =o) Thanks again! Very honored!

Robbins Zoo said...

I am so bad! I am so bad abotu keeping up with blogs that I follow. (Esp when I keep loosing Internet! LOL) I just got a message congratulating me on my award. LOL I had no idea! THANK YOU!! I love reading your blog. There is always something fun and/or funny going on at your farm!
Thanks Again! :o)