Thursday, November 4, 2010

An Award - Thanks, Carol!!! and A Tag - Thanks, Paula!!

Awwwww!  Carol over at Dizzy C sent me this sweet award!!!!
Thank you, Carol!!

Carol lives in Britain...I love reading her posts...I'm all about bloggers who write with an accent ;)

The conditions of this award are that all recipients must:

1. Thank and link back to the person that gave this award
2. Write 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked to let them know about the award

Seven Things about Me:

1.  I cannot use a towel twice.  I promise I care deeply about the environment...I just can't do this.  Yes, my laundry pile is ridiculous.

2.  I wear the same jewelry every. single. day.: a pair of diamond earrings my mommy gave me :), a Brighton watch, and my wedding rings.

3.  I will not, will not, will not see a movie of a book until I have read the book. And, sometimes I don't see the movie after I've read the book. 

4.  One of my pet peeves is when a student who has been absent from class asks me, "Did we do anything in class on Monday?"  :(  grrrrrrr  I want so badly to say "Of course not; we just all sat around and played cards since you weren't here."

5.  I love a clean's better than therapy...but I don't like to clean and I have never had help at home that could clean to my specifications...   ***heavy sigh***  I promise I'm not as high maintenence as this tidbit sounds :)

6.  I love my children...but I have never been one of those women who has "baby fever."  I actually don't really even understand the concept.  I think babies are cute...but I don't want to hold everybody's baby and I'm glad they get to go home with their parents.

7.  The best way to get me to do something is to tell me not to...been that way all my life...sorry, Mom.

***If there was a # 8 it would be that I have a tendency to be a control freak...hence the fact that I'm adding a #8 and I did not pick 15 bloggers below, nor are the bloggers I picked "newly discovered."

Maybe I am a little high maintenence ;)

My Blogger Picks

Queen of my Castle - my long lost sister ;) Paula who just moved back to the mainland from Hawaii

Fiddle Dee Dee - a Southern gal like me who really knows decorating and setting a table

Kent Island Red - a nature and animal lover in Maine...a place I really want to go!!

My Five Men - a mom, an artist, an educator, a decorator...Betsy makes me tired...but in a good way.

Notice how I didn't pick's that control thing again...Oy!

Then, my buddy Paula over at Queen of My Castle reached out and...
Tag, You're It!!!

Here are my questions from Paula:

1. If you could go back and start all over at the age of 21, would you? Why or why not?

nope, don't even need to think about this one...I am such a different person now as compared to the young inexperienced person I was then...I was nowhere near as confident and assertive as I am now either :)

2. What would be the perfect pet for you?

Cats are perfect for me because they love in a way that's standoffish...they want attention sometimes but they don't follow you around

3. If you were a car, what kind would you be?

a black Lexxus suv...sassy, sleek and family minded...all at the same time :)

4. What is in the floor of your closet?

shoes...mine and the youngest's

5. If you had the chance to do anything you wanted for a living, what would it be?

teach...I am happiest at work when I am in my classroom with my students.

6. If you had the chance to spend one day with someone who is gone from your life, how would you spend it?

I would spend the day with my Pop...I miss him terribly...We would eat corn flakes for breakfast, cornbread and milk for lunch and supper...and we would sit outside in between and play with the dogs.

7. Describe yourself in 200 words or less.

I am a hardheaded Southern gal all the way from the top of my head to the tip of my toes; I feel very deeply about the things I feel deeply about even though I try to keep an open mind to other folks' ways of thinking. I trust most people until they give me a reason not to trust them...then, I'm done. I have a difficult time forgetting past wrongs and cannot and will not stand for someone to try and run over me or mine. I love my life and am happy and peppy most of the time. I was an only child for 11 years so I don't mind being by myself sometimes, but it doesn't take long for me to start missing my family. I love to travel and see new places and learn about other cultures but I love Home also...growing up I always couldn't wait to "get out of Mississippi" I love it for what it is...a very small sometimes misunderstood state with a myriad of the the most comical people you'll ever meet...but who would tear off their left arm to help their neighbor in a crisis, no matter their differences.

8. What is your favorite holiday? How would you spend it if you could have your way?

another one I don't have to think about...Thanksgiving!! I would have the week of Thanksgiving plus the week before off of work to prepare and then on Thanksgiving Day I would have everybody from both sides of our families over for Thanksgiving Dinner...and everyone would be happy and thankful (that would be the hard part) ;)

This was fun!!!

Thanks, Carol and Paula!!



  1. Congrats on the award and I loved your answers! I'm a cat person too and I want a black Lexus - well, a sedan, but hey, it's a Lexus.:) And yay for Thanksgiving! I also like how you described yourself, very nice.

  2. Congratulations! Well deserved!!

    Ok -- I am all about some Brighton jewelry!! That store is incredible!!!!

  3. Hurray for your award and what great questions. What a great way to get to know you. I know what you mean about a clean house and never getting it cleaned right. I don't think I'm high maintenance either. I just like my house a certain way.

    How lucky for you you get to do what you love. I do too and it makes all the difference, doesn't it?

  4. I loved all your answers. I too, think we could be long lost sisters :)
    I'm with you on the clean house thing. It makes my heart glad, but I truly hate cleaning it. I especially hate that it seems as soon as I get it all finished, it's trashed again in a few minutes. I wish I wasn't so picky about some things!
    Thanks for the award tag.. can't wait to write about it!

  5. Congrats! I can't use a towel twice either.. Drives me insane! I think the laundry load is our punishment on that one. :)