I'm definitely feelin' the love tonight as I accept
this delightful blog award...
the Kreativ Blogger Award
from sweet Donna
With this award come instructions for
me to share some random things about myself with you,
so if you're inclined to want to know, here goes:
1.) My mother named me after a friend of hers who died of lockjaw... and you know what?
I did not speak to anyone outside my immediate family (parents/siblings) and even then, apparently very little, until I was well into Kindergarten.
I have a Kindergarten progress report in which
my teacher writes how thrilled she is that I finally spoke a few words to her
she was beginning to wonder if I was a mute!
So... moral of the story:
maybe we should think twice about naming
our children after someone who has LOCKJAW.
I'm just sayin' ...
but not sayin' much. ;)
2.) My daughter suggested that I let you in on the fact that I was
quite a dancer (think "Dancing Queen" as in ABBA) in my younger years
and even won a few dance contests.
No, I don't frequent clubs anymore...
There, Olivia. I told them...
Are you happy?
3.) When I considered college, I wanted to become a medical doctor.
I can see now, though,
that I am in JUST THE RIGHT field and
wouldn't trade being a shop-owner for anything!
I am definitely WAY more right-brained than left.
4.) I absolutely CANNOT STAND the game Monopoly...
it takes too long and
is WAY too serious and involved to be considered "fun",
leaving me wanting to
tell the good folks at Milton Bradley
"Come on people, I have a life here!"
you don't have to ask me twice if
you want to play a game of Rummy!
LOVE that one!
Quick, simple, and no major brain power needed.
Right up my alley...
5.) I very much envy "morning people" since I absolutely cannot wake up "bright-eyed & bushy-tailed".
I often wonder how it must feel to wake up in the morning and feel like
I do when it's finally mid-afternoon (the time of day I finally feel "awake").
I know people who do feel like that when they wake up.
It must be amazing.
6.) I am a music-freak (that sounds weird) and am never without
it playing at home or in the car.
I even leave music on for my dog when I leave
Since I've gotten a
Blackberry my new trick for making note of new songs I hear
while I'm in the car is using the camera in the phone to take
a quick picture of the song title displayed on the touch screen in the car.
No more trying (in vain) to remember the name/artist of a
great new song until I get home!
I love technology...
7.) I wear makeup pretty much all day, everyday.
Its just a thing with me.
I wouldn't even entertain the idea of
going out somewhere without it.
I'm not proud of this, but it is what it is.
Habit, I guess.
And since I'm fairly certain that my
mail lady and my UPS guy DO NOT read
I figure they won't bust me on this one...
Okay, so I may have been known to
answer the door without "my face" on
in order to get a package I HAVE TO RECEIVE
(like when a signature is required)...
even in my robe a few times.
But delivery people are like doctors, right?
...They've seen it all, so they don't mind.
8.) I get intensely bothered if I feel I've done anything to make someone
unhappy or unsatisfied at all. Many say to a fault.
Even the smallest indication that someone is not happy with me or something I did
has the potential to ruin my day or at the very least have me
sad about it for hours...
This is hard when you are in retail and there are just
going to be times when even the best of efforts will not
I'm still working on having
Not sure I'll ever perfect that one.
Well, enough about me...
For every "random fact" about me, I picked one very deserving
And again, thank you so much, Donna, for this
I'd blog if I NEVER got any awards,
but the fact that you thought of me
sure makes my day...