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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hey I won!

What's that you say?!? My wonderful friend Carrie, over at My Life, Our Journey nominated me for a great blogging award.  Carrie is a mommy/teacher/badass crafting lady like myself who is taking the blogging world by storm!  Follow her people!

Basically this award is designed to bring more exposure my way which is always awesome and appreciated.  Thank you Carrie!   So what is this award called?


There are some rules so hang on folks, you're about to get blown away by some awesome facts about me Me ME! 

After receiving the nomination, the blogger must:
  • Acknowledge the nominating blogger;
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself;
  • Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you;
  • List 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers (as best as you can tell based on the info provided!). They should be bloggers that you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love!
  • Post 11 questions for the bloggers that you nominated to answer; and
  • Let all of the bloggers know that they have been nominated.  You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you.
11 Random Facts about me!
1.  I have about 400+ stuffed Elmo's that take up an entire closet (floor to ceiling people!) that I have no clue what to do with.  I collected them for 10 years, but no longer have an interest...please send help ;)
2. I have OCD but this wasn't always the case.  Prior to my microbiology course in college and that semester where I thought planning a wedding, coaching high school cheerleading, playing roller derby and taking 21 credit hours was a good thing (I rocked that semester with a 3.9GPA too!) I was semi normal and could handle a mess.  
3. To piggy back off the previous fact, I have never shared drinks or food purposely.  That has always grossed me out...except now I find myself willing to share with my kids, so maybe that's progress?
4. I wish I was more prepared for any emergency.  Bug out bags and a better stocked pantry would make me happy.
5. I always plan for the worst.  That way I'm prepared for any scenario.  I lose a lot of sleep worrying about the "what if's" and making plans.  For example I have mental plans on how to get my whole family (dogs and fish too!) out of my house in the event of a fire.  It probably won't work, but I just pray I never have to use it.
6. I'm terrified of failing.  TERRIFIED!  I'm even scared of my AP students failing because I wasn't everything they needed.  
7. I think I may be considered a "one upper" and that bugs me.  I definitely am never trying to one-up anyone.  I just love love love sharing stories and similar experiences!  People are awe inspiring and stories are fun.  If I ever seem like I'm doing this, call me out.  
8. I am a huge potty mouth.  I try to watch my mouth and I am definitely very good around my kids, but at work, I probably say S&^% and A$$ and Damn at least 3x daily.  I am terrible about this.  It was all those years working in the hood that messed with my demeanor I tell ya.
9.  During the summer months, I go shopping almost every single day.  Sometimes for food, sometimes clothes, sometimes nothing...I just CANNOT stay cooped up at home and shopping is just fun.  I am one hell of a bargain hunter and very rarely do I actually buy something for full price, but I just can't stop shopping in the summer.  It is fiscally a good decision for me to be a working mom.
10. Eyan is smart...like really smart.  I had nothing to do with this other then the genetics portion, the kid is just smart.  I kinda feel like I am a failure as a parent because I never teach him...how in the heck he can count and knows his colors and speaks as clearly as he can, I will never know.  I sure in the heck do not sit down with him and go over all this. #mommyteacherfail
11. I am a nighttime snacker...that is probably why my weight fluctuates so darn much.  Right now I am debating whether or not to grab a snickers ice cream bar and it is 11pm.  This happens every single night.  God save my waistline, and send me some willpower. 

11 Questions
1.  What's your favorite meal of the day? 
-I guess dinner.  Breakfast is usually a snack for me because well I am allergic to milk and eggs so that pretty much sucks the fun out of that one.  Lunch is always fast because I am working, which leaves dinner.  I usually cook, we eat as a family at the table and it is typically pleasant.
2.  What's your favorite fruit? 
-Honey Crisp Apples.  Hands down, delicious!
3.  When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?  
-No clue.  I do not think I wanted to be anything until I was almost graduated from high school.
4.   What quality do you find most attractive in others?
-If you can make me laugh and laugh at my stupid jokes, we will be friends forever!
5.  What's your favorite sport?
-Cheerleading...go ahead and argue with me on this one.  It is a sport!
6.  Gold or Silver?
-Gold
7.  What's your favorite candy?
-Reeces
8.  What's your favorite online shopping website?
-I use Amazon, but I am not exactly a savvy internet shopper.
9.  What' your pet peeve?
-This list is entirely too long to mention
10.  Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall?  Winter! Snow falling, warm clothes, snuggled up, just well perfection!
11.  How many pairs of shoes do you have?  
-Probably like 40 or 50...The thing is, I am not a shoe person.  I have a pair of shoes that I have had since 7th grade (easily 15 years ago) that I wear all the time.  I have no clue why I have so many pairs of shoes. 

My nominees:
I honestly am so off the blogging charts right now due to work kicking my butt, I haven't been following a whole lot of blogs.  I promise to do better on this, but for now, I do not have any nominees...I suck!