Friday, March 16, 2012

Sweet like candy with OCD sprinkles

My sister from another mister, Ashley, at Flashes of Brillance And Long Spans of Mediocrity nominated me for the "Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award" about 100 years ago.   Ashley is one of those people that you meet in life, that is a true "bosom buddy".  (Anne of Green Gables-Represent!)   She packed up and moved with her (now) husband and kitties to the Left Coast and I miss her dearly, but I feel like with her blog she's still here in good old TN.  Ashley, I'm thinking a trip this winter/spring 2013???  Daddy and Chef can watch the baby, and we can go stalk celebrities and you can take me on the insider tour of LA.

Here are seven things about myself that people may not really know and then the awesome people I have nominated that have the sweetest blogs.  So much so that it hurts mama's teeth!

1.  I want to renew our vows.  I want a bluegrass band playing, church folding chairs set out, family casseroles in old Corningware dishes as the buffet, pretty vintage sheets as tablecloths, candles in mason jars, white lights carelessly strewn in trees, pictures from my childhood/Joey's childhood, our parents childhood, our grandparents childhood, etc.  Have a game like, "How many peas can you shell" (You can't tell I'm country at all, huh?) Have Aunt Connie play the spoons. Barefoot and breezy. Now if I can talk my mom into having kegs is another story. It was a stretch to get the little bit of wine we had at our wedding. No matter how old I get, I will always have "Pam-A-Lucy" in the front of my mind.  "Wear clean underwear in case you have a wreck."    "Could you not find a coupon for that?" and various other sayings.  
2.   I've always said and had people comment on that I'm a good listener.  I'm not.  I'm just quiet mostly.  Most people aren't quiet.  Now please don't think if you and I have a conversation in the near future, that I'm not listening.  If you are reading this, there is a good chance that I care about you and do listen. Maybe I should delete this one. 
3.   I'm somewhat afraid I may end up like Howard Hughes, but without all the fame and money, just the over the top OCD with cleaniliness.  Good news though, I think having a child is going to snap me out of that.  Our pediatrician said we drew the "short stick" and we just have the sick kid.  I am talking he is sick every other week with a few days in between of healthiness.  If he is this sick with the way I am OCD about sanitation, I give up.  Thank you Miles for saving me thousands of dollars in future therapy but instead I'm spending it now in doctor visits, medications, nebulizers, etc.  Either way. 
4.   I want to learn to play the drums before I die.  You know how you just know you can be great at something, I think this is it for me.  Watch out Neil Peart!  I'd probably get a blister and quit.
5.  I want to work with children.  I DON'T want to teach (my dad was and my sister is a teacher-I know too much-ha ha) and in no way could I work for a daycare, and social work would kill me in so many ways, but maybe do Storybook Time lady, or help teach them to read, or maybe be a Nanny?  I've been batting this around in my head for a few years, and struggle with where to begin. Thoughts anyone?
6.  Continuing the OCD discussion from above.  Since I've had Miles this has lessened a TON, but I used to count road signs.  Silently of course. :) It was awesome if I counted 2 or 4 or 6 together, never odd numbers.  And anything could count as a road sign, including, speed limit signs, mile markers, overpass signs, exit signs, bridge markers, etc.  Maybe I started this to kill time on road trips when I was little? Since I dropped the counting of road signs, the only thing I do close to that is if someone gives me a high five, and it sucks, it has to be done again until it is considered awesome.  BUT it damn well better be awesome by 3, because then we have to do 3 more, and so on.  I am SLINGING buckets of crazy, huh?   
7.   If you watch Modern Family, then you know and probably love "Cam" played by Eric Stonestreet.  My goal is to find me a "Cam" to go shopping with, or come over and watch old movies with. If anyone knows of a "Cam" out there, set me up!  

Here is a list of my most favorite blogs, all being pretty darn sweet.  Check them out! 
  • Amber:  Tennessee Wildcats  I met Amber as she was in Joey's group of friends growing up.  She's a funny, creative and smart lady that also has a beautiful, sweet little girl that is turning one here soon!  That beautiful, sweet little girl will also be dating Miles. 
  • Renee: Inside My Bell Jar     Ah, my little Nay Nay.  One of the kindest people you will meet.  Her creativity inspires me, but then I just get tired and look at her pinterest boards.  Renee also has a beautiful , sweet little girl that will also be dating Miles. She is also just a couple months away from her big first birthday.   
  • Mandy: The Fabulous Baby Striblings  Mandy is one busy blogging mama! Seriously check out her blog, her precious twin toddler babes are truly precious and I love hearing about the parties she plans for them and all their outings.   She is so spunky and fun.  I miss sharing mama stories at work with her. 
  • Stephanie:  Lowe Family  Steph is another super creative mama, that has a newborn girl and toddler boy.  She is always so on trend, I love to see what she's wearing or what she's making.  I miss sharing mama stories as well with her since I'm working from home now.  I need to schedule a baby drop in!  
  • Ok so I don't know this woman from Eve, but after I had Miles, I fell in LOVE with her blog.  Check it out: Dear Baby
Okay, folks. Now it's your turn! Here are the rules:
  1.  Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
  2.  Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  3.  Pass the award on to some of your own deserving blog friends.
  4.  Contact those friends and let them know.

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