May 14, 2010

Versatile Blogger!

I have been very blessed recently to receive the Versatile Blogger Award

from two lovely and very entertaining bloggers ...


If you have not visited their blogs, you are so missing out on a good time - please stop by soon!

With this award comes some duties ... first, I must thank the blogger(s) who honored me. Thanks so much to  In the Military and On the Move and Veteran Kindergarden Teacher. I am thrilled to be recognized and promise not to disappoint.

Second, I must tell you 7 things about me ...
  1. I cannot iron. It's not that I mind ironing, but I am really bad at it. Early in our marriage, I pressed one of Hubby's dress shirts and *gasp* *oh no* *horrors* double-creased a sleeve. You'd have thought I went after him with an ice pick or something. Ever since then, I am not allowed to iron anything of his and, most of the time, when I am pressing something of my own to wear, he will take the iron away from me and do it properly so that I don't embarrass anyone, meaning him. Which, when you really think about it, is not such a bad thing!
  2. All my life, I have eaten cold cereal for breakfast. My day just doesn't get started without a bowl of cereal ... Honey Nut Cheerios, Cranberry Almond Crunch, Quaker Oatmeal Squares and Frosted Mini-Wheats are my current favorites.
  3. Although I have been camping, and enjoyed it, I am really not a sleep on the ground in a tent kind of woman. Hubby learned long ago that when he says the word vacation, I am not picturing a campground, but a real bed with high thread count sheets, sitting by the water with a book, and some lovely chef in a restaurant preparing my meals.
  4. But speaking of campgrounds, when we sit around a fire and toast marshmallows, I like to catch mine on fire, let it burn for a second, then blow it out. This makes the outside all crispy and caramelized and the inside is runny and, well, marshmallowy.
  5. I just love going out to the movies. Although we have pretty much kept Redbox in business lately, when we go out to the theater, there is that one moment when the lights are going down and the movie is starting that I get a little thrill just being there. Being entertained with a good movie is so much fun!
  6. Even though I absolutely love Christmas, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Food, family, friends and fun make it perfect. I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I always go for the big honkin' turkey because it's just as much work to cook a 10-pounder as it is to do a 25-pounder. And there are such wonderful things you can do with the leftovers!
  7. I am extremely mechanically challenged. If I know what I'm doing on the computer or driving the car, all is good. But the minute anything quits working or freezes up, the sirens go off and I lose my mind. It is not pretty and Hubby usually has to talk me down with something alcoholic.
Third, I am to pass the Versatile Blogger award on to 15 blogs I have recently discovered and who I think are fantastic ...  Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock at a Time  Our Suburban Cottage, chic on a shoestring  The Thing About Daisies  Recaptured Charm  A Little Too Crazy to be Cool  Tightwad Mom's Frugal Forum  Lisa's Chaos  A Life So Lovely

Fourth and last, I must contact each of these amazing bloggers to let them know they are a Versatile Blogger! This I will be working on ...


Crystal Escobar said...

congrats on the blog award.
That was fun reading all about you since this is my first time visiting you. It sounds like you and I have a lot in common!!! I hate ironing, I LOVE cold cereal, and I CANNOT sleep on a hard surface :)
It's great to meet you!
Just became your newest follower!

Wishing 4 One said...

I love reading things about bloggers, especially stuff like this. Thank you so much for choosing me to receive and I will get to it soon. xoxo

Tightwad Mom said...

What a fun award! Thanks for choosing me to be one of the recipients, I'll get right on it. I enjoyed reading about you. You are my kind of gal!

cathyjoy said...

my 1st award! OMG i'm so excited!!!! thanks so much and i'll get on my list asap!

Katie's Dailies said...

YAY YOU FOR YOUR AWARD!! makes ya kinda glow, doesn't it? ; )

I am so with you about the ironing---in fact, my husband now takes his clothes to the cleaners to get everything pressed, whew! And I get the same little thrill when the movie lights dim in the theatre, I get so excited!

I'm off to visit the other lucky winners now. Hope you have a happy weekend! ; )

Dazee Dreamer said...

Loved those. I'm with you on #1, except it's not the ironing. Early in our marriage every time I cleaned the bathroom, my husband would go in after me and re-clean it. So in the last 31 years, I haven't had to clean a bathroom, which a big fat yee-haw to me.

#2, Love the blueberry frosted mini wheats.

#4, I do the same thing with my marshmellows. And camping to me is the nearest motel.

#6, exactly the same!!!!!

Love your blogs.

Recaptured Charm said...

Thank you so much for passing the award on to me. It was fun reading your list. Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great weekend.

Bethany said...

Congrats and thank you...did the first part of my duties..more to follow!

Snowcatcher said...

Congratulations on this award and the awesome comments. Have to pile on a little more Awesome Comments warm fuzzies because you do always say more than just "nice shots" or "very cool." And that's so appreciated!

I probably will not be able to participate in this gig, however, as my plate is too full right now. I'm in awe that you were able to travel around 15 blogs to fulfill your requirement!!! And fill it well, I might add. :)

Unknown said...

Definitely deserving! I do the same thing with my marshmallows but I am a camping girl, lol. Thanx for passing on to me too. :)

Sara said...

Thanks for the award:) I'll get on to my duties!

Sara said...

my post is up! thanks again! this is my first ever bloggy award:)