Friday, September 17, 2010

Ooh, Shiny!

I am so behind.  Seriously, you should see my lists of draft posts and ideas to blog about.  I will never get time for it all.  The good thing is that I'm making note of all these wonderful links and ideas to share, and they're documented somewhere so they no longer take up space in my already cramped brain.  When I get stuck for an idea, I come right back to the list and find something to write about.  It doesn't matter when I get around to them, right?   Wrong.  See, things slip through the cracks and I forget to thanks people for sharing things or encouraging me or whatever other wonderful things they've done.

For instance, waaaaaay back in August,   Sparklee at karmamatopoeia gave me two awards:

Aren't they pretty?  

Now I need to come up with 7 things to tell you about myself.  Let's see, what can I say that most of you don't already know about me?

  1. I am obsessed with Swamp People.  I feel like I should feel guilty watching this, because so many people already have this backwoods, Deliverance-esque impression of every Cajun they meet and I hate reinforcing stereotypes . . . but these people are for real, and they practically live in my back yard.  They are good, funny, smart, hard-working folks, and I am proud to call them my people.
  2. I despise nursery rhymes and songs.  Really, if I could pay someone just to sing the stupid dang things with my two year old until we were past the awful preschool stage, I'd be a happy camper.
  3. I had to testify at a school board against my 7th grade science teacher.  Barrel of monkeys, that was.  She was fired (*ahem* relocated) for unauthorized teaching of sex ed.  Really, I didn't pay attention to most of what she said, because it was ridiculous, largely inaccurate, and not of any interest to me.  Still, at that age, having to testify in front of a room full of people, while she and her attorney husband glared at me and board members kept asking me to define words for them to make sure I knew what they meant was excruciating.  It's a wonder I didn't decide right then and there to homeschool my own children.
  4. I am going to miss washing diapers.   Nope, not a joke.  Over the last few years I have fallen in love with my sling and cloth diapers, and I will be very sad when they are gone for good.
  5. I want to build and live in a monolithic dome one day.  This is not a whim.  We've downloaded plans and everything.
  6. I am a popcorn snob. I cannot even force myself to eat microwave popcorn anymore.  It must be popped on the stove and topped with salt and real melted butter.  End of discussion.
  7. I am one of those awful people who hates to follow rules.  I never tag people.  I just can't do it. I have a gazillion blogs I follow and you are all lovely and sunshiny and I just can't choose.  So, rebel that I am, I won't.  If you are reading this, consider yourself lovely, sunshiny, and tagged!  :)


  1. I had never even heard of Swamp People. Had to go check that one out.

  2. Who is that guy on the left in that Swamp People link? He is not so hard on the eyes.

    I'll sing to your 2yo. We're in the Flutes collection for Music Together now. Practically have it memorized already. Chris wants to know how come my brain isn't running out my ear canal, but I've always sung to the kids. Sometimes singing to them is what keeps me from yelling at them instead...

  3. That would be Tommy. We like Tommy. He has all of his teeth.


  4. LOL - and here I am coming to tell you that I am also sharing the Lovely Blog award with you :)
    Congratulations on both :)

    I wanted to share it with you since you're one of the blogs that I read regularly and enjoy very much! Thanks for being awesome :)
    Here's the post:


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