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A Little Award and a Lot of Sunshine!


Well, hello, blogging world!

I have been absent from WordPress for a couple weeks.  After all, blogging is time consuming and with Christmas hovering overhead, I decided to choose family over technology.  I thought I would take a break from blogging and focus on spending time with my family.  Of course, being completely addicted to blogging, I just HAD to check in and boy, am I glad I did!  I had a Christmas surprise waiting on me!  By the way, to all my faithful followers….. I’m BACK!!

Sunshine, from Simply Charming, has showered me with love!   And since this love comes with a few rules, I better get busy taking care of business!

Rule #1

Thanks bunches, Sunshine!   Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

Take some time to visit Sunshine’s blog, Simply Charming.  Like me, she keeps busy running around after five children.  Her lighthearted humor WILL make you smile!

http://seraphim6.wordpress.com/about-me/

Rule #2

I get to share 7 things about me…….. I’m not sure if you should consider yourself lucky and blessed or just plain cursed…….but either way, here goes………..

♥  I love anything gaudy.  Bling, zebra stripes, feathers and fur………you name it.  If it’s flashy and stands out…. I LOVE it!    As a matter of fact, I’m wearing zebra print pj’s as I type.

♥  Laughter keeps me sane.  My life is complete and utter chaos and calamity.  And that’s putting it mildly.  Being able to look  at the circus that is my life and laugh is waayyyyyy better than huddling in a corner, twirling my hair, and rocking to the tune of insanity.

♥  I hate, hate, hate for my food to touch.  Or to touch my food.  I mean, if it’s meant to be touched (chips)…that’s ok.  But please don’t make me eat with my fingers.  And if the juice from my peas was meant to mix with my mashed taters……I would have cooked them together.   OCD much?  You bet!  But only in the small, unimportant details of life.   Give me a handful of bills or important documents…….and I completely lose all symptoms of OCD.  I drop them like a hot potato where they lay.  Who wants to be bothered with that anyway??????????

♥  I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal………….procrastination is my middle name, but I blame it on my extreme ADD.  I have truly thought about trying to overcome it.  For like 5 seconds.  Then, I forget all about it when I’m completely and utterly distracted by the ticking of the clock on the wall.  Or the sound of the AC coming on.  Or the thought of what I’m gonna fix for dinner next Tuesday week.  Or that cool purse I saw at the mall that I’m still kicking myself for not buying.  It had feathers on it!!!  And bling!!  Why, oh why, did I walk away?

♥  I’m surrounded by boys and men.  Not Boyz II Men.   Even though that wouldn’t be too bad.  At one time, way back in the day, I would have loved to be surrounded by Boyz II Men.  I’m surrounded by boys and men.  One hubby, two college age manboys, one teenage boyman, and two tween boys.  I even have a pupboy.  All I want is to feel pretty and be treated like the queen I keep telling them I am.  Yet I find myself knee deep in gross, stinky boy stuff.  You know, like, burping contests, stinky feet, and wrestling matches in the middle of my kitchen.  I’ve been known to join in myself.  And even win a few times.

♥   Music speaks to my soul and brings out the J-Lo in me.  Turn on a good upbeat song,  and even my ADD can’t prevent me from being productive.  And this white girl can dance!   I think I’m quite good.  Although it brings out the cringe in others around me, I just know I should try out for one of those dance shows.

♥  I love my God.  He is awesome, amazing, and faithful.  Without Him, I would be completely lost in life.  I won’t push my beliefs on you, but I will not be ashamed and hide them either.  He is my everything.

Rule #3

I get to nominate 15 blogger buddies for the Versatile Award!  I soooo wish I would have checked in before Christmas and been able to send this as a Merry Christmas gift to my blogger friends.  Since we are already in January, I guess I can bestow this as Happy New Year goodies instead!  Here goes (in no particular order)….

♦  Pastor Tim at Morning Though & Midday ShowPastor Tim shares a daily devotion PLUS he is a DJ for my absolute favorite Christian radio station, 90.9 KSWP.  Take a peek at his blog.  I promise you won’t be sorry!

♦ Corrie Anne at…. Corrie Anne!   Corrie Anne is quirky and I love visiting her blog.  She is an exercise maniac, which I totally do not understand, but she also shares recipes and general stories about her life.  Check her out!

♦ Diane at Orangespicedrop.  I enjoy her sarcastic humor about being a wife and mom….and often her stories make me feel a little better about my own life.  It’s nice knowing you are not alone in the craziness!

♦  JT at Food4thoughtFood4life.  He has been a blogging friend almost since I started.  I look forward to checking in on his blog each week because you just never know what he might write about next!

♦ Delana S at The Education Cafe.  This amazing blog is dedicated to homeschoolers who live abroad.  I don’t live abroad, but it is a treasure trove of resources for any homeschool.

♦ Boy Mom Blogger at Boy Mom Blog.  If you are a mom to boys, you will find a kindred spirit here!  Since I have five, I visit often!

♦ Akateacher at Life of  a Homeschool Mom.  One of my newer blogger friends who I look forward to getting to know better!  She homeschools two girls and is a stay at home mom.

♦ Candy at Pinch of Grace.  You will find inspiration and scripture here!  Another new blogger friend!

♦  Tom at Tom.Basson.  I stumbled across his blog a couple of months ago.  His blog is uplifting and has tons of encouraging advice about things I perpetually struggle with.  It’s great self-help while getting a great dose of light-hearted humor.

♦ Kana at Kana’s Chronicles.  Kana is a writer in the real world AND a blogger!

♦  Joanna at Woman in Thrisis.  Humor, humor, humor!

♦ Lauren at Rein Rant n Rave.  More witty humor.  Life is too short not to laugh.

♦ The elusive WonderButt’s human over at What I Meant 2 Say.  Sarcastic humor and pet stories about the famous WonderButt.

♦ Graceful Mom at Give Away Seven a Day.  Inspirational blog of a pastor’s wife.

♦  One Funny Mummy.  Humorous (occasionally crude) stories about the world of mommyhood.

Rule #4

Post the Versatile Blogger badge on your blog.

 

All fifteen nominees complete each of the four rules!!   Fun, fun!  Thanks again, Sunshine!  You definitely brought a little sunshine to mine!

 

 

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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in humor, It's my life....., Randomocity

 

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Busy as a One-Legged Man in a Butt-Kicking Contest


For those of you who haven’t noticed, I have been MIA.  Under the radar.  Off the map. On the down low.

It has been a completely insane week.  I have been totally consumed with the chaos that is my life.  Don’t get me wrong.  Fun was wrapped up into all that chaos, but it’s chaos just the same.  I just about bit off more than I can chew.

This past week has included a day of cooking two weeks worth of meals for the freezer, a trip to Houston (3 hours from home) and back, Wednesday night youth and all that entails, a major overnight youth event at church, teaching Sunday School, a completely fabulous Halloween party, making 4 costumes for said Halloween party, all while home schooling……..and well, you get the picture.  Busy as a cat in a room full of rockin’ chairs.  A one-legged man in a butt-kickin’ contest.

But I made it.

I survived!

Although I have had more than my fair share of fun, am completely and utterly exhausted, I am so glad to be able to look forward to an uneventful week filled with the mundane and monotonous chores of a housewife.  I am in great anticipation of a regular evening at home, actually cooking supper for my family.  I will be just plain excited over all that comes with teaching three different grade levels of children at home….each needing my help and instruction all at the same time.

Yes, the boring life of a house-wife and mom. 

I’m home sweet home.

Literally, and in BloggerVille.  Sounds G R E A T.  I can’t wait!  Oh, and did I mention……

 

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in It's my life.....

 

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