Friday, May 25, 2012

I Can't Believe It!

I am very happy and honored to announce that Carrie at The Slow-Dripped Life has bestowed the Kreativ Blogger Award upon me.  I met Carrie during the A to Z Reflections, and have been happily reading her blog since then.  It's my first award, so I'm pretty excited about it.  Thank you so much Carrie!

The rules for the award are as follows:

1.Thank and link back to the awarding blog.
2. Answer the seven questions
3. Provide ten random factoids about yourself.
4. Last but not at all least, hand this on to seven deserving others.

The Questions:
What is your favorite song?
This one is always tough.  There are so many really great songs out there, and a lot depends on what kind of mood I’m in.  I think I have to say Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World.  I’ve loved this song for as long as I can remember, and it was the song my dad and I danced to at my wedding, so it has some great memories.

What’s your favorite dessert?
Definitely Crème Brule!  I LOVE it! 

     What do you do when you’re upset?
This one is kind of embarrassing because I’m a crier.  I cry if I’m sad, but I also burst into tears if I get really angry.  It’s so annoying to start crying when I’m MAD, which just makes me madder, which makes me cry harder.  Pathetic, I know.

Which is your favorite pet?
Rescued!  I don’t have a preference between cats and dogs.  We have more cats, but I think cats are easier to have more of.  I love rescued cats and dogs.  I’m not into rodents, fish, or birds (which is probably a good thing considering our fur kids), and definitely not reptiles, but I love cats and dogs.  Being a rescue, and of course getting along with the other pets, are my main requirements for a pet.

     Which do you prefer, white or whole wheat?
Whole wheat!  It’s not a health conscious choice; I just can’t stand white bread.  It seems like a soggy, bland mess to me.

     What is your biggest fear?
This one is kind of heard to answer; I’m a total chicken, and I have a very active imagination, so there’s a lot!  I guess most of my fears come down to bad things happening to people I love, or getting hurt.

What is your attitude mostly?
Hmm, that’s kind of hard to answer about yourself.  I guess I’d have to say I’m kind of a wait-and-see person, but I definitely trust my instincts, and with go with that in the absence of certainty in any situation.

Radom Factoids:

I’m left-handed, just like my dad and my grandfather.  I can barely do anything at all with my right hand. 

I didn’t love my wedding dress when I bought it.  The whole dress-shopping experience was pretty bad, and I was getting close to the cut-off time for getting it ordered.  I was okay with it, it was in our price range, and my husband loved it, so I ordered it, at least partly so I could get out of the store.  It worked out well, though, because I really did love it by the time our wedding day came around.

I don’t like any kind of chocolate, except white chocolate, which a lot of people tell me isn’t real chocolate.  I’ve tried everything else, and I can’t stand it. 

I love Thanksgiving.  It’s possibly my favorite holiday.  I just love it.

I am terrified of escalators.  I will NOT get on one.  I’m coming up on 26 years of staying off of them, and I intend to keep it that way.  We saw a lady get her high heel caught in one in the airport when I was four, and it was awful!  I’ve stayed off of them ever since then.

My sister and I used to fight like cats and dogs when we were growing up, but we get along much better now.  I’m not sure if living in two separate states has anything to do with it.

I am totally addicted to caffeine; mostly in the form of Coca-Cola Classic.  It’s not a pretty sight when I haven’t had enough caffeine.

I am hyper-paranoid about our pets’ health; even though they seem fine I’m always a nervous wreck at their check-ups until the vet says they’re in good health.  I need the official confirmation that they’re alright, and I’m a total pain about it whenever one of them is sick; I always think about the worst possible thing it could be.

I am obsessed with feeding people during a crisis.  I don’t know why, and I know a pot roast dinner isn’t going to bring someone back to life, or cure cancer, but I can’t help it.  Anytime someone I care about has a real crisis I want to feed them and their family.  I think all of the chopping, cutting, beating, etc might be a way of working out my own grief. 
My engagement ring has sapphires, but I had it before Kate Middleton made sapphire engagement rings popular.   People used to think it was a little unusual, but not so much anymore.  We chose it because we both love sapphires, and also because it’s the birthstone for September, which is the month we met in, and the month we got married in.

Now for the hard part, passing the award on to seven other bloggers:
Delores at TheFeathered Nest
Archna at As If ByMagic
Becky, a.k.a. Grover at Inane Ramblings
Dana at The DailyDose
Sarann at SarannWrap


  1. Well I believe it. You SO deserve this award. Thank you so much for passing it on to me...much appreciated.

    1. Thank you, and you're welcome, I think you definitely deserve it.

  2. Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it my way!! I enjoyed reading all the facts about you; I think it is a good thing about you not liking chocolate; think of all the calories saved!! I get it about escalators; when I was younger I was terrified of them; now they are okay. Elevators though...that's another story :)

    You and your husband's wedding/engagement rings are very nice looking!! Good choice on why sapphire was chosen!


    1. Thank you, and you're welcome. I've been enjoying your blog. Unfortunately I more than make up for the chocolate calories with other foods.

      Thank you, we've been very happy with our rings so far. We were going for something a little different, but not something that we thought the novelty would wear off of.

  3. yay---congrats to you--i hate escalators too!!

  4. Yay! So glad to bestow your first award! Fun to read the facts about fellow blogger friends. I'm a lefty too! Got it from my grandfather. Married a lefty and produced two righties! I'm also terrified of escalators, but still use them with trepidation. Was on one with my son (age 6 months) because hubby said, 'Aw, you'll be fine!' and the wheels became jammed, nearly sending my baby and me down the dreaded thing. Yeah so-not a fan. Used to dream of getting pulled into the teeth of the escalator stairs...*shudder

    Anyhoo! I look forward to checking out your recommendations! :)

    1. Thank you again for the award! I'm married to a lefty, too! That's so cool that you and your husband are also both lefties. I think your escalator experience with your son would definitely be enough to keep me off of them for life!

  5. Thanks for the nod!

    I'm working on my Kreativ Blogger post now :)

    1. You're welcome. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  6. Well deserving! Thanks so much for passing it along to me. I love the story at the end and the rings are beautiful! I agree with you on the chocolate, I love white chocolate in coffee!

    I've posted my Kreativ Blogger post, hope you'll come by. I do hope to stay better acquainted with you.

    Many blessings

  7. It's nice to find a fellow lover of white chocolate!

    I loved your Kreativ Blogger post; it's nice getting to know you better.

  8. Congrats!

    I feel the same way about white bread. It's just too squishy.

    Thanks so much for the award. :)

    1. You're welcome. I enjoy your blog a lot. Glad to know that someone else feels the same way about white bread. :-)

  9. Thanks for the award, Danielle. I missed it because the 25th was my daughter's graduation, and we were busy, busy, busy!

    I also love white chocolate and am addicted to caffeine. :)

    1. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation.

      I knew I liked you from reading your blog, but as a fellow caffeine addict and white chocolate lover I definitely like you. :-)

  10. Just wanted you to know that I posted about this award today. Thanks again! :)

  11. congrats on the award! I'm a lefty too and I have sapphires in my wedding band. :)


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