Saturday, April 24, 2010

Honest Scrap Award!

My girl Pennie, Mom Thoughts, gave me the Honest Scrap Award, truth or dare style (minus the dare, although that would be fun!)! And because I'm a rule follower, here's 10 confessions you probably never cared to know :p

1. I only stick up for myself when it comes to my family, every one else can pretty much walk all over me (unless you lie to me, in which case, I will roast your tush like a 'mallow at a campfire). Not something I am proud of, by any means, and has been a major source of frustration my entire life, but it is what it is.

2. Knowing I made someone laugh gives me an immeasurable amount of joy. I just love the thought of making someone's day a little brighter.

3. I'm really shy around people I'm not close to. Really, really shy.

4. My dreams: travel the world, become a wife and mother, live to be 100, make a difference in the world, be remembered as someone with a big personality and an even bigger heart.

5. I get migraines at least three times a month. Weirdest migraine symptom? Leg cramps and achy knees, ribs, and throat.

6. I have felt a calling to adopt my entire life. I used to beg my parents to be foster parents. I think they secretly wanted to, but they had us later in life and didn't really want to go through parenthood all over again. It is really important to me that the man I marry is open to adopting as well, especially adopting a child(ren) with special needs.

7. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. God has a great plan for all of us, and whether or not it goes the way we had hoped, it's important to remember that there is a reason for that. If I don't get into nursing school for the fall, it just wasn't meant to be. I'll keep working, take a few more classes, then reapply to that program and apply to another program for the winter. Life goes on.

8. My family and friends, and even people who barely know me, tell me on a regular basis that I am an 'old soul'. We all agree that I would have been better suited had I been born in the 40s. However, as old fashioned as I am and as much as I prefer the simple way of life that existed even 20 years ago, I am probably way too open-minded to have lived back then. But if I could build a time machine, you better believe I'd choose to be a teen/early 20s in the 1950s.

9. Growing up, music was always playing. In our house, in the car, on the deck-- everywhere. As a result, I have a HUGE appreciation for music, but prefer anything (but hard, hard rock) from the 30s to the mid-90s. Today's music, aside from country and a few randoms, just really doesn't do it for me. I used to take voice lessons and play the piano.

10. I LOVE to cook and bake. I don't do it often, much to my mother's dismay, but I really, really enjoy it when I do!

Dang, that was hard!

And now I must pass on the award to 10 people. I'm choosing 10 people with a small following that I think deserve more recognition! In no particular order...

1. It's Just Me :) @ Who's Life is this Anyway? (Do I know your real name? LOL)
2. Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year (I Don't really know her following, but she's an awesome writer and her photos make me smile :) And she just changed her header photo and the crying mom and baby crack me up!)
3. Katie @ the moral of the story...
4. JB @ Purplume's Blog (I actually don't know how large her following is, but I love her and her spirit!)
5. Merri Ann @ My Life as a Mom over 40 (I know you're busy, Merri Ann, don't worry if you don't get around to doing this ;))
6. Casey @ Bundles of Beginnings
7. Janet @ Something to Talk About
8. Future Missy Prissy RN @ Mom, Wife, Student, Nurse, Ahhh!
9. Candace @ Me.
10. Keely @ The Life of a Proud Young Mommy (Keely, get a pause button for life, use it, and then update us, please!)
11. Pam @ True Mommyhood Stories

Also, if you follow my blog and have never commented, could you please comment or email me ( a link to your blog (if you have one) so I can follow along? Chances are, if you like my blog, we have a lot in common, and I'd love to "meet" more people! Thanks!

Hope y'all are having/had a great weekend! The thunderstorms are in full force here, which I enjoy, so it's been good for me :)


Casey said...

Aww! Aren't you sweet! Thank you so much! I'm pretty fond of you, too! It's amazing how similar we's a shame you don't live closer!

It's just me :) said...

Wow!! My first ever award! Thank you so much!!

I probably could have written over 50% of your confessions myself so it is going to be tough coming up with others but I will try. :p

The Future Missy Prissy RN said...

Thank you Marianne!!! You are just soooo kind. I will make you proud!Now I have to actually go and think on a Sunday.. lol

Gucci Mama said...

I just found your blog - I had to visit after I read a comment you left that said something less than savory about Obama. And then I get here and I find that you are every bit as awesome as I am! Isn't it fabulous? Your newest follower. ;)

Pam said...

Thank You Marianne!!

passionofthemom said...

I can't even tell you how much you just TOTALLY made my weekend!! =D It was a pretty crappy one, which is about to go down and do the walk of shame on my blog. ;) Thanks SO MUCH for the award!! It's my first one, and I'm jazzed beyond all comprehension. LOL Wanted to say how cool I think it is that you love thunderstorms as much as I do!! The only thing I love more than those, weather-wise, is tornadoes. (The movie Twister is my dream job...LOL) But those are sadly hard to come by here in Austin, more's the pity, and it's hard to chase tornadoes when you have 2 kids at home to think of first. =) So t-storms it is!! Also loved the tidbit about wanting to adopt children one day with special needs -- it takes a very rare and amazing person to do that, and I find that majorly admirable!!! Kudos, chica!

Pennie said...

I love your list! I firmly believe that if we lived closer and met, we'd be friends and hang out frequently. We seem to be very similar...

You should come visit and read my Monday're in it.

denise said...

I loved your blog today - It seriously could have been something I wrote about myself (minus the music). Looking forward to checking out some of your recommendations. I blog over at

Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year said...

You continue to crack me up. Thanks for the award, darlin'. I totally don't deserve it, but it's mucho appreciated.

PS. It's not Chloe, either. I would tell you but I rather enjoy your guessing. LOL

J.B. said...

Thanks Marianne. I love getting to know you better this way. I posted your award on my blog today.

Sorry to hear you have migraines.

Bless you, you interesting person.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Congrats on the award! Anne at All of the Above left you and award today too!!!!!

Kylee said...

Okay girl, this has worked. I will be blogging this. :P

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