Monday, November 14, 2011

The Award Goes to...

The award goes!!!  YAY!!  LOL!!  At the risk of sounding like I'm giving my acceptance speech at the Emmys, I really do want to thank Bluezy at Beyond My Looking Glass and Taryn at Fat Girl in A skinny World for bestowing the Versatile Blogger Award on me.  The Rules are to thank the blog that nominated you, reveal 7 thing about yourself and to pass it on to 15 bloggers.  So here goes:

1.  I like to play fiddle and guitar, but never have time to play anymore.  It has been years since I played much.  I never was very good, but I always enjoyed it.

2.  In twelfth grade, I used  to be thin.

3.  For twelve years, I was a stockbroker.

4.  Even though I know it is bad for me, I love to eat late at night right before going to bed.  I have done this forever and can't/don't want to stop.

5. I home school my two kids.

6. I had a teacher in second grade that would draw a big rat in red marker on your desk if it was messy.  I got the rat more than once.  The reciever of the rat had to scrub it off their desk with soap and paper towels.

7. I can't spell to save my life.  I still don't think it is hugely important.  I would rather put time and effort  into improving my math and science skills.

So I have no idea who to tag.  I am such a lazy and bad blog follower(for which I am sorry), I wouldn't even know who has participated yet and who hasn't.  I think I will just pick one because I looked at many of the blogs I follow and they have already received it.  Please don't get mad at me!!  If you are not interested or have already done this or if you are too busy or just don't want to participate, just disregard.     I guess I will pick:

Maren at From cow to wow  because she is such a loyal follower and blogger.

If you decide to play along, I look forward to your answers.


  1. Thank you so much for the award! I've been lucky enough to get this one already, so I won't do it again. I really appreciate it though :)

    The rat on the desk made me giggle because I'm going to be a teacher.. Doubt I'll adopt that strategy though :p

  2. LOL! Congratulations on the award! We homeschool also - our last child, two have graduated. This is year 19 for us! :)
    I'm a morning eater - I could eat a TON in the am. Thankfully usually it's healthy food that's around in the am so it's not as bad a temptation (I'm at home so no donut runs etc. here...)
    Bask in your award! ;)

  3. PS Hard to imagine the rat story! Wow. My dad couldn't spell either - and my mom was a wonderful speller...created a bit of tension, if you can imagine THAT causing tension!

  4. @Maren Yes, I would recommend steering clear of the rat. I found I strongly gravitated to teachers that used positive rather than negative reinforcement. I doubt you want to be remembered as that "mean" teacher. It has been 35 years ago and I still remember her for that rat!!

  5. @❀❀ Dawn (Lay Down My Idols) ❀❀ Congrats on 19 years. How was it? Is homeschool accepted well in Canada? Wow, I think I will do my next post on the topic of schooling. Oh yes we had some real doozies for teachers in our public school.

  6. Haha! The red rat is so funny! Loved all your facts, congrats on the reward :)

  7. I'm new to blogging, how does this versatile blogger award work?

  8. @The thin seeker If someone gives you the Versatile Blogger Award then you are to reveal 7 random things about yourself and then tag 15 other blogs. You are to mention/thank the blog that sent it to you, and you are to inform the blogs you tag.