Thursday, May 21, 2009

What You Want (Baby, I Got It!)

Five weeks ago, my bloggy pal Ginny Marie at Lemon Drop Pie nominated me for this loverly award. (Thank you, Ginny!) Clearly, I have lost my freaking mind, because I am just now putting it on my blog. Isn't it refreshing and springy? I think so, too.

Apparently, there are rules that accompany this tart little beauty:

1)Post the logo on your blog.
2)Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
3)Link to the nominees within your blog post.
4)Notify the recipients of the award by commenting on their blog.
5)Share the love and link back to the person from whom you received your award.

(And) the nominees are:

1) Krissy at Thinking of Blue
2) Jan at Jan's Place
3) K at Interstitial Life
4) LiLu at Livit, Luvit
5) Heather at Geez Louize !!!
6) FoN at Kids and Daiquiris
7) Alisha at For Tuesday
8) Ronda at Ronda's Rants
9) Carebear at Beauty and the Little Beast
10) Becca at Turtle Trax Too

Then I was given THIS coolin' award by that sweetheart Krissy over at Thinking of Blue:

Thank you, Krissy! I'm passing it on to:

1) Bex over at Adventures of the Grigg boys
2) Ginny Marie at Lemon Drop Pie
3) Jen at coconut belly
4) Tiffany at My Random Wisdom
5) Mrs. Bear at Outnumbered Two To One

(No paperwork girls, just enjoy it!)

(And) then, because good things come in threes, my pal Bex over at Adventures of the Grigg boys gave me this:

Thanks, Bex! THIS award DOES come with paperwork (and is totally worth it!) -

I (You) must write a post bragging about it, (which will be very easy for me to do!!) and include the AWESOME person who thought I (you) deserved such an honor and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven (7) friends.Show the seven (7) random victims’ names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog.” Well, there’s no prize, really, but they can keep the nifty icon. Next, in your blog, list at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on! (Disclaimer, I copied this from Bex who copied this from Laufa who copied this from Shopgirl, hehe. Yes, I even copied the hehe.)

Do You See?! Do you see how cool my pals are?! "Go, A! It's yo birthday! 'Cause you da shiz-nat!" Sufficiently braggy?! I should hope so! Before I break into a rendition of Billy Joel's "Honesty", I'd like to pass this red rectangle of awesomeness to:

1)Just A Chic at It Is What It Is
2)TuTu's Bliss
3)Robin at Love Ya, Mean it!
4)Mrs. Jelly Belly
5)Beth at What I Should Have Said
6)Lori at My Life Interrupted
7)Shalee at Sometimes It's Good To Be Speechless

What?! You're still here?! Srsly?! Fine. 10 honest things about myself:

1) When all else fails, I am not above manipulating my husband and bribing my children to get my way.
2) I have decided that I prefer a cute, spoiled Katie to an obedient Katie. My theory is that making her "sit" is stoopid when you have to double-check whether she's up or down because she's so damn close to the ground.
3) I am really mad at my mom right now, and I don't know how to fix that. I don't want an apology (I know that she didn't mean me harm) and I can't turn back time, so what do I want? What?! I don't know.
4) I will spend the rest of my life trying to be like my Nana and failing. I will never be the great lady she was, but I can strive to make her proud.
5) I am The Greatest Procrastinator Of All Time. If this post doesn't prove it, I don't know what could!
6) I gave Jesse my lighters and put my cigarettes in the freezer...and have been sneaking them ever since, lighting them with the lighter for the grill.
7) I don't actually remember the last time that I wore makeup.
8) I left a bag of M&M's on the floor at my feet and my toddler just dug in, crowing, "NemNem's!" I'm not going to take them away from him...and it's almost dinnertime.
9) I balanced my checkbook today and cringed. We are experiencing what Suze Orman calls a "temporary cash flow problem." Ick.
10) I was listening to a Barbra Streisand cd in the car that my husband just gave me recently, and the song "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard caught me completely off guard. Suddenly I was crying so hard that I had to pull over. Apparently I really miss the theater.

Well, this was the longest most convoluted post EVER. Ah, well. La vie!