Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kreativ Blogger

Debbie at Life Through A Lens passed this Kreativ Blogger Award to me.  I don't think I have ever thought of myself as very creative.  Random?  Yes.  Creative? Not terribly, but how nice of Debbie to think of me.  The rules that go with the award are pretty easy to follow.

1. Thank the person giving the award.  (Thank you, Debbie.  You were one of my first friends in blog land--and my first Aussie friend! )

2. Copy the award to this blog.  (See above.)

3. Place a link to their blog -  (If you click on the highlighted text above-- you'll find Debbie!)

4. Name 7 things people don't know about you.  (Below)

5. Nominate 7 bloggers who you admire  (Below)

6. Place a link to these bloggers. (Highlighted names to click on)

7. Leave a comment on their blog notifying them of the award.  (I will.)

7 things you don't know about me.  This is tough.  Most of my readers are my stalking wonderful family and friends. They know everything about me.  Well, almost.   Still, I'll give it a go.

1.  My mom and I graduated from college together.  She went back- 25 years after she started.  Pretty cool, and not something a lot of people can say.

2.  I was once a switchboard operator.  This was back when you had the cords you plugged in. It was a part-time job in college.  I learned it working for a hotel first, and then put it to use later at the college.  Great job.

3.   My niece and both daughters worked their way through college as operators for their University, only they called it Telecom by then.  See.  It's a family thing.  (On a side note: my niece is delivering baby boy #3 tomorrow!  Exciting!)

4.  I just bought a Wii and a Wii Fit Plus.  This cold weather has made exercising outside nearly impossible, and at the very least- miserable!  This is a way to stay active when I can't get outside.  (Oh, and it is an early birthday present.  Really early!)

5. I'm a very impatient person.  I want things done now.  Chop Chop!

6. I've worked in the big 3 of not fun jobs:  fast food worker, waitress, and telemarketer.  All were part-time jobs.  The first two were in college.  The telemarketing job was tied into some teacher program wanting teachers to spend part of their summer working in a local business.  (And I was absolutely dreadful at the last two jobs.)

7.  It is a rare day when I don't talk to both girls on the phone.  We usually don't discuss anything major (OK--once in awhile!), and we don't talk long; but they usually touch base daily.  It kind of reminds me of Mom and her mother-in-law.  They only lived about a mile apart, and they still talked on the phone almost every day.  I like that.

Now for 7 bloggers I admire.  This is nearly impossible to do--there are so many.  I am going to choose 7 new blogs that I haven't shared with you before:

The Hays Crew-  She's a teacher, a mom, a cook, and a music lover.  She shares a lot of music.  I love dropping by to see what tune she has posted. 

Coal Creek Farm  This is a new one for me.  She is a frugal, down to earth, busy mom.  And she's funny! 

Chronicles of Dollie Day Dream  Kitty is a Brit with a flair for almost everything, but especially fashion and food.  Oh, and she loves Alice in Wonderland--especially "The Owl and the Pussycat."  Her blog is just a treat! 

Take a Look Around Steve is a great photographer.  He does that for a living, but his blog is his "leisure time" photography.  He has a great eye.  I visit daily to see his latest photo.

Can't Get There From Here  I like this lady.  She's a single mom raising two little girls.  She's a reader!  And she puts me to shame!

Peculiar Momma  She's got a way with words, neat photography, and she's another one of the "frugal" blogs I've been attracted to lately.

Poems About Oranges  A blog sharing poetry...and recipes.  Now what could be better than that?  Food for the stomach and the soul!

I'm warning you now: this is about as random a group of blogs as you will ever find.  I love that!  Hope you do, too.

Happy Tuesday!


Hays Family 5 said...

THANKS!! You rock, Mrs. E!

I am so thankful that I found you. I love reading you everyday and feel very inspired by you.

Another LC BoomBoom miracle....I wouldn't have found you if it weren't for her momma. What a great girl she is, too!

Have a wonderful Tuesday--and congratulations on your latest award!

The Hays Crew

Shalet said...

Thank you! ;o)

I'll have to go check out all those links!

Have a wonderful day!

Katie @ Can't Get There said...

Oh my gosh! What a great way to start my day!! I especially love how you spun my tendencies to be insanely overcommitted as "creative." :) Heh. I haven't posted anything yet today - Bee faked me out and went to school this morning and I didn't pre-blog anything! Ahh! Now we'll really see how "creative" I am at getting something posted later... Thanks for thinking of me!

Kitty M said...

Mrs E thank you thank thank you! I am very excited this is only my SECOND award in two years what is going on!! Aww I love that you graduated with yoru mum that is fantastic. Also very jealous of your Wii Fit! As yet I haven't given in to the urge to buy one. I did however spot a little boy playing Wii bowling on a very LARGE tv set, whilst stuck at traffic lights on Sunday evening and nosily looking through people's windows :-) Yay I will make this my post for this evening xxx

Steve Gravano said...

I just don't know what to say other than the totally inadequate thank you. I was speechless after reading your nomination of my blog for an award. Thank you, for it's people like you, visiting and commenting that makes this fun and productive.