Sunday, September 12, 2010

Life is Good

Life is definitely Good when wonderful people like Jennifer over at Life with the Lebedas honour you with an award!  She has very kindly bestowed upon me the Life is Good Award.  If you haven't visited with Jennifer before, definitely take a moment to do so.

In order to receive this award, I need to answer the following ten (10) questions and pass the award on to six (6) fellow bloggers.

1.  If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymous so you could be that way now?

No, I don't blog anonymously and I guess there are valid reasons why one might chose to do so.  Safety and protection of one's family come to mind.  But I don't believe in living in a bubble and I'm glad people know who I am.

2.  Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

Oh my, only one incident?  I guess I'd have to pick the mini-van debate.  I refused to be labelled a "soccer-mom" and get a mini-van.  I stood my ground when the lease on my Sunfire was up and we ended up getting a Saturn Vue, which I loved!  Unfortunately, we didn't bargain on having twins, so when the lease was up on the Vue I had to cave and get a van.

3.  What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

I see me.  A woman who loves her kids, who needs to lose weight and has a husband who adores her despite my faults.

4.  What is your favourite summer cold drink?

Non-alcoholic, I'd have to say cranberry mixed with sparkling soda.  It's refreshing and full of anti-oxidents.
Alcoholic, I love fruity wines.

5.  When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

I try to scrapbook.  I love working in my albums, but rarely get time to do so.

6.  Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life?  What is it?

I want to get to Europe.  I studied French and German all through school so I'd like to get to Europe to see first hand some of the architecture and cities I learned about in my studies.

7.  When you attended school, were you the class clown, the overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching school?

I wasn't really any of those things.  I didn't really have a label per se.  I wasn't with the "in" crowd, but I wasn't with the "brains" either.  I was somewhere in the middle with the "Music Geeks".

8.  If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what do you see?

I see the whirlwind birth of the twins.  It was unexpectedly early and chaotic, frantic and terrifying.  But, with a happy ending!

9.  Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?

I think it depends on the day.  I try to write reflecting my true self; but, I know I do write about other people and events too.  I blame my zodiac sign: Gemini.  It depends on which self wins out on the day I'm writing!

10.  If you had the choice to sit and read or talk on the phone, which would you choose and why?

After five (5) years working in a call centre, taking approximately 200 calls a day, I would much rather sit and read.  It's not that I don't like talking to people, I do.  But, there's just something about the phone that I can't stand anymore.  If I can't talk in person, which is my first choice, I'd much rather send an email.

6 fellow bloggers I'm passing the award on to:

One Little Mister
Living on Love and Cents
Welcome to Mommyhood
The Spunky Diva
The Not So Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom
The Bonnie Five


  1. You're so sweet!!! Thank you! :-) Congratulations on your award, and thanks so much for thinking of me! :-) Hope you're having a great weekend. Happy Sunday! ;-)