Yeah! My first blogger award! So exciting! Thank you to my friend Tawny. In honor of receiving this award I must reveal 7 random things about me. Those of you reading this will probably know some, but maybe not all of these things.
I am horrible at this, and have put it off, but finally here goes!
1.) I really have never liked dogs that much, and wasn't the biggest fan of getting one, yet completely fell in love with our boxer Ellie. I now love the breed and don't even know how I could choose a different breed in the future. EVERYONE knows that tonight I had to give her up. She is the most wonderful dog, yet is in such a sad predicament. Living most of her life in a crate, is not the right way to go. We had to make the best decision for our family, which will be one person bigger very soon. I will get to get updates on her because she is going to be now with a new family that is a friend of mine who I work with. I know it is all for the better, but ARGH! Just so hard to go through. ( especially pregnant!)
2.) Ugh these have to be random right? I feel like I am such an open book all I want to say are things that everyone already knows and makes fun of me for...like OCD, anxiety woman, anal, worry wart, clean freak, hypochondriac things....its so hard! Hmm maybe I will just leave this one as #2. Hehe
3.) I secretly have the BIGGEST desire to run. I am so envious of a lot of my friends who have been doing 5ks, half marathons, full marathons. I don't think I have it in me AT ALL, but I would LOVE to be able to run at least a 5k some point in life. Maybe one day.....
4.) I try to cook at least 1-2 new meals a week, to add to my dinner making ability list and make it easier to meal plan. The ones I did this week were totally rockin! My new favorite website is on the right side of my blog under my favorites...entitled Weight Watcher Recipes. I don't follow it exactly because we aren't on weight watchers, but she has some great and easy ideas!
5.) It is another goal of mine to pray more. I get into the habit of praying and doing it ALL THE TIME, or forgetting and NEVER doing it. It needs to be constant, and needs not to stop. I have started again by doing it with Lucy, and making that a habit, and now she asks for it every night so it is a wonderful reminder and a great habit to start with her.
6.) I am never content. I know that most of us aren't, but for me I feel like it impairs my everyday life. ( my hubby would agree) I cannot just sit and watch tv or read or grade papers and not feel guilty. I ALWAYS feel like I should be doing laundry, dusting, vacuuming, some sort of cleaning or household chore because I always feel like my house is a pig sty. That may sound cliche, but its like a sick feeling I always have and its not good. It makes me NEVER want to have people over, and that needs to stop because I will regret it later in life!
7.) On a positive note, hehe, I am very grateful. I have such wonderful friends. Like every single one that I am super close with lives more than 30 miles away, but that really doesn't matter. I feel very lucky to have such wonderful friendships through blogging, ( who would have thought!), through working ( teaching ), from college, and even from middle school still! ( Crystalina!) I am so blessed ( I know that sounds cliche too but get over it) to have such wonderful examples in my life and woman I can look up to and call WHENEVER. I think about this a lot! Aww this is making me weepy....I am ever so grateful for my best friend who I have to mention....my husband. He is such a trooper, and constantly gives me just what I need. Whether its a firm kick in the butt, or to say " GO SHOPPING HONEY!!", even sleeping downstairs to listen to the monitor and get Lucy if she cries in the middle of the night just so I can sleep....
he does it all, and never complains. I love him!
Now I have to give this award to some fellow bloggers whom I think their blogs deserve this award. So ......drumroll please.....and I am not sure if they have received this award from someone else, I apologize in advance...
My Sullivan Sweeties
The Peterson Family
The Veneracion Family
Crystal and Kyle Sherman
The Griffeth Family