I'm Blushing!

Another award?  For me?  Are you sure?

I want to thank Lynn from Upcountryolio for awarding me with The Kreativ Blogger Award.  It's very flattering (and somewhat ironic) that someone as creative as Lynn is giving me an award for being creative.  (We have SO got this backwards.)  But since she hasn't yet sent me an email saying that it's all a big mistake, I'm going to run with it.

As is typical with awards, there are some rules:

1) Give a big shout out & thank you to the blogger who passed on the award to you and link
to their homepage.
2) List seven interesting things about yourself that readers may enjoy learning about you.
3) Nominate seven other amazing bloggers by linking to their homepages & let them know that you have done so.

Now, as some of you may know, I'm not much of a rule-follower so I'm going to tweak things a bit.  Rather than designating seven new bloggers, I thought I would put the word out to all of my readers:  Would you like to participate?  Are there seven blogs you'd like to recognize?  Are there seven things that the world really needs to know about you?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then take the award and run with it.  I bestow it upon you :)

Now here are my seven facts:

  • My mom looks exactly like Sophia Loren--maybe even a little prettier.  Here is a picture of us from back in the day.  Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
  • Don't pin my mama!
  • I can name my fingers in Italian.  I would do it here but I'd butcher the spelling.  The English translation is (starting with the pinkie): the littlest of them all, the one the ring goes on, the tallest of them all, the one that licks/wipes the plate & the one that kills the bugs.  To this day I don't know if this a a real Italian "thing" or if my Italian grandpa just made it up.  
  • As a child I was the queen of stitches.  In a couple-year-period I had them on my forehead, chin and skull.  Thankfully our next door neighbor was a doctor.  
  • I once had a dog named "Laundry."
  • I can recite the first fourteen lines of the prologue to the Canterbury Tales in Middle English.  
  • The finger-naming and Canterbury-Tale-reciting are the extent of my "foreign language" skills.  (Have you ever heard Middle English?  It totally counts as a foreign language.)
  • I was a vegetarian from age 12 to age 24.  My husband convinced me to add poultry and fish back into my diet but I still don't eat red meat.  
Okay, that was a whole bunch of random, wasn't it?  (And no, you can't get those three minutes back.)

But seriously--thanks for thinking of me Lynn!  I really appreciate the recognition.



  1. Congratulations on your award. I love a little random on Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing and making me smile!


  2. Wow...you have good genes in your family. Your mom is beautiful. I loved learning a bit of random tidbits about you. Congratulations on your award!

  3. No mistake about it! I am always happy when I see you have a new post up, I can't wait to see what Kreativ thing you have come up with. You little rule breaker you ;)

  4. So well-deserved! And your mom is gorgeous. And I love the random (and when you said Middle English why do I think Lord of the Rings? I'm such a dork).

    And Lynn is super fabulous! Did you see the rug she painted in her upstairs hallway using my porch rug tutorial? Kinda freaky and awesome all rolled up into one ...




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