I am so happy because I was just awarded my very first blog award and it couldn't come at a better time. As anyone who reads my blog know, I have been feeling like caca for the past few weeks so it was so nice to smile about something. Jen at The Nifty-Thrifty Lady gave me the award for helping her out when she was just started out blogging with some helpful links and information. It is always so nice to know that I was able to help out
By accepting this award I have agreed to:
- Thank the blogger who presented it to me and link back to her page. Check Jen's blog out at the link on my right sidebar or above. If you stop by, please tell her I sent you over. She is very cool gal and it is always nice when folks leave feedback for you.
- Share 7 things about myself.
- Pass the award on to a newly discovered blog.
Ohhhh, 7 things about me.....this could get interesting..lol.
- I have two obsessions that I can't get enough of.....shoes and jammies! I wish that my body would have held up better so that I could wear some of the fierce heels that are out there now. On the jammie subject, I have tons of flannel and cotton jammie bottoms, shorts, and t-shirts. I love them and depending on how I feel some days, I might not get out of them. Which leads me to #2.
- I suffer from psoriatic arthritis AND fibomyalgia. I give myself weekly shots (yeah me!) that are supposed to help but they don't. Both seem to tag team each other so when it is not the weather messing with the arthritis, it is someone stressing me out or the arthritis meds messing with the fibro.
- I lived in Arizona for 6 years. I loved the people but hated the allergies. I don't care what people say about Arizona being good for allergies because unless you have lived there, you don't understand that things have changed. People have brought in different vegetation and there are so many man-made lakes and pools that the weather is different now than it was 40 years ago. Also, if dust is one of your allergies, you are screwed.
- I have very few female friends because honestly, I don't trust them. I have been stabbed in the back way too many times and I don't take my friendships lightly. I can't just "toss aside" a friendship, it is not in my makeup to just give up on people so it is easier to not even get involved. The friends that I do have, I have had for years because I know they too just don't give up on people. Thank you my YaYa for loving me through ALL of my faults and seeing the real me, even if I let you down or disappointed you. YOU my dear are a true friend and I will love you till the day I die. We may not see each other as much as we would like but I always know you are right here in my heart.
- I was craftily retarded until I hit 30 years old and then I don't know what happened. I started scrapbooking and liked it for about 5 minutes but got extremely bored. I got into fusing glass a few years back and I love it but have had so much pain that I have been unable to do the steps down to my studio like I used to. Through glass I got into the vinyl and I love it because it allows me to do a lot of computer designing. In high school, I took sewing classes and bought a sewing machine awhile back that has just been accumulating dust. I recently pulled it out and have been sewing. It is relaxing and I love that I can complete a project in a couple of hours. Sewing, I have found out, is kind of like riding a bike, you can stop for awhile but then start up again and the techniques and ideas just come flowing back. In the past I have also knit and crocheted but it hurts my hands too much to do anymore so I will stick with the vinyl and sewing for now.
- I can't lie. I just can't physically do it because I have the guiltiest conscience and things just eat me alive if I do it. However on that note, I have learned over the years that even if you tell the truth and speak your mind, there is a way to do it without being rude or disrespectful. Which leads me into #7.
- When I was growing up, there were two things that I wanted to be when I grew up, a chef or a lawyer. Of course I am neither now but I do love to cook for my family and my son is in the culinary program at school so it seems he is following one of my dreams. On the lawyer side, I have taken many college classes and even did an internship for a lawyer here in St. Louis and I loved it. I always was afraid that I would never succeed at being a lawyer because of how I like to argue my point and speak the truth. I had a lawyer tell me about 10 years ago, that I would have made or would make an incredible attorney because the arguing I do is not of a disrespectful nature but of a passionate nature. I didn't know there was a difference until he explained this to me and many younger people need to realize this early and take note. You don't need to curse someone up one end and back down the other to get your point across. In fact, if you do it in a calm manner, sit down and explain the reasons you feel the way that you do and why, it generally makes for a better discussion.