This is the very first blog recognition I've received, and
it is very sweet. The Liebster Award is a way to highlight small, up and coming
blogs. However, the award goes with homework. Here are the rules, as they have
been passed on to me:
- List 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer the 11 questions given to you.
- Ask 11 new questions to the bloggers you nominate
- Choose 11 bloggers (with 200 or less followers) to nominate.
- Visit each bloggers page and tell them about the award.
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them
- No track backs
Here we go.
List 11 facts about
- I was born in Texas, but it doesn't really show.
- I’m not an alcoholic, although it’s not for lack of trying.
- I don’t look at fashion magazines. They are designed to make
you feel bad about yourself, and I’m way ahead of them. Besides, I can’t afford
to buy the stuff they’re selling.
- I knew Husband for 16 years before we first kissed. Married
him 4 years later. We were not children when we met.
- I have two boys, ages 1 and 3.
- Motherhood does not define me.
- I work outside the home. Do men ever say that they work
outside the home? Damn it. I can’t figure out a smooth way to say I have a job
from which I draw a paycheck without offending people who are SAHMs.
- Except I don’t have a job. I was laid off at the end of
March. I responded by starting a blog and just hoping the job thing would work
- My career does not define me.
- I live in the DC area.
- I don’t use a hair dryer.
Answer the 11
questions given to you.
1. If you could travel
anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Britain, especially Scotland. I understand it’s beautiful. Or the Great Barrier Reef, before it’s gone.
2. Who in your life
has had the most influence on you or your writing?
On me: My mother. I’m not
saying that it was all a positive influence, but she certainly was the largest
presence in my world for a long time. Is the biggest presence, I mean. Of
COURSE you’re always so so important in my life, Mom. I love you, Mom. I’ll
call you later.
On my writing: Richard Bach, 1,000 years ago. More recently,
who told me to write it. I think getting me to write was the biggest
3. On a scale of 1-10,
how attractive do you think you are? Please explain. :)
I would say maybe a
6? I would have ranked myself higher when I was younger, maybe as high as an 8
when I was in my 20s, thanks to inherited blond hair and long legs and the gift
of youth. Now my belly has that lived-in look, the smiling has left its lines,
and I’m not nearly sartorial enough to get a haircut with any kind of
regularity. My husband would rank me higher, and that’s part of why I married
4. Horror film or chic
Chick flick, if that’s the options. Horror flicks scare the bejeesus
out of me, and I don’t enjoy that. I freak myself out enough just worrying
about my children.
5. How long have you
About two months.
6. What is your
biggest pet peeve?
How little we pay teachers. And how we fail to support families
with paid maternity leave. And how Congress has failed to do their damn jobs, so
we get Sequestration, which leaves them essentially unscathed. And the whining!
Enough with the whining already! I don’t care if you’re “only” 3 years old; pull
yourself together, man!
7. Do you have any bad
habits we should know about?
8. What's your
favorite blog to follow? Why?
I’m torn between motherhoodwtf and Suburban Snapshots. I love their
attitudes and their senses of humor. They both seem to be as baffled by
parenting as I am.
9. What is the best
piece of advice you've been given?
To tell a Jesuit how I felt about him.
10. What's the worst
piece of advice you've been given?
To become a single mother because my
time was running out. I did not take that advice.
11. What is the first
thing you would do if I gifted you a million dollars?
Pay off the mortgage
and buy a new car. The rest goes in the bank for college and retirement, and I
go to work the next day.
Ask 11 new questions
to the bloggers you nominate
old are you?
- If you
had twice the time and money that you have now, how many children would you
are you wearing?
the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
you please send me some money?
did you have for breakfast?
you prefer mixed flowers bouquets or a bunch of the same flower?
much time do you spend on Pinterest a week?
your favorite blog to follow? Why?
you smoke cigarettes if they didn’t cause cancer?
do you blog?
Choose 11 bloggers
(with 200 or less followers) to nominate.
I don’t know 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. I’m
pretty new to this. I combed through some new sites to complete the list, which
was a great way to find some new good blogs, although most have over 200
followers. I will give you some deserving, small bloggers, though. They are
listed here in order of followers, from fewest to most followers.
- The Late
- Workin Man
Momma Bear Chronicles
- Outsmarted Mommy
- Real Mom of NJ
- Cut My
- Peaches and
- Crap No
One Tells You
World We Live In
- Katy in a Corner
Check them out! You might find something really good!