Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Lovely Award

A big thank you to Angeline Trevena for this award!

If you don't already follow Angeline, you should! He blog is helpful, encouraging and entertaining! What more could you want?

To accept the award I must follow these rules:
  1. Thank and link back to the person who presented you with the award
  2. Answer the ten questions below
  3. Share ten random facts/thoughts about yourself
  4. Nominate seven worthy blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award

What is your favourite song/singer?
This is way too hard! I have a lot of favorites. One of my favorite singers is Willie Nelson, I stood outside, seven months pregnant, to see him in concert. :)
"Can't Help Falling in Love With You" was our wedding song, so that's another favorite.
What is your favourite dessert?
For our birthdays our mom always made rainbow chip cake with rainbow chip frosting. It's pretty much awesome, and it's what I make my kids now.

What ticks you off?
The thing that always makes me lose my temper is when I can't get things (usually the computer) to work right. Example, when I couldn't get my van door to open I eventually yelled, "piece of sh*t!" Once the door opened my two-year-old looked at me and asked, "piece of sh*t?" Um, whoops.

When you're upset what do you do?
Hmm, probably eat something sweet. Which is what I do when I'm celebrating, too. . .It's a wonder I'm not 300lbs. Thank goodness for having to run after little kids, I guess.

Which is/was your favourite pet?
This is tough, too. I'm going to pick two. :) Our collie, Chance, that we had when I was a kid. He was just like Lassie. No, for real, he was. :) And my first show horse, Beatle, (short for BBeat Goes On.) He is 22 now (we still own him) and is still teaching kids to ride. In fact he just took a little girl to a show last weekend.

Which do you prefer black or white?
I'll agree with Angeline on this one. Black, it's slimming. :)

What is your biggest fear?
My kids getting really hurt.
What is your attitude mostly?
I think I'm a pretty easy going person. Hmm, maybe I should ask my husband. . .
Okay, he said caring, but he might be sucking up. ;)

What is perfection?
I think it's all about what is perfect for you, whatever you're talking about. Whether it's a person, book, outfit, whatever, it's all about how it fits you.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Vanilla coolers from Caribou Coffee. I know they are filled with too many calories plus they cost more than they probably should, but they are so yummy.
Okay, now for ten random facts:
I live in the same small (less than 3000 people) town I grew up in.
I'm the middle of five kids.
I knit.
I've never been able to do a proper cartwheel, even as a kid.
I played Maid Marion in my high school play.
I can do a pretty decent impersonation of the giant tortoise from The Never Ending Story. (I did it for a speech in high school called Prayers from the Ark.)
I know how to make biscotti.
I'm messy. (And I married a neat freak.)
I've probably seen every episode of Gillmore Girls at least three times.
And #10- I recently had a short story I wrote picked for an anthology! I'm super excited, it's a first for me. I'll share more later. :)
And now to pass this on to seven others:


  1. I am also the middle of five children - how weird! And I can't do cartwheels, and never could. And Never Ending Story is one of my favourite films ever. Seen it so many times. Do you do Morla sneezing? So want to see that!

    1. I don't know if I could pull of the sneeze!
      That's funny, maybe we're blogging soul mates. ;) Lol.

  2. Congratulations! And your husband wasn't sucking up. Not much anyway. Hey, we know better than to say something stupid.

    1. Thanks. :)
      Ha! Yeah, well, I've had to be caring this week. He's laid up due to his knee surgery.

  3. I eat sweets when I'm upset too! Congrats on the awards! :)

  4. I totally get into the pastries when I'm upset. When I bought my house, the house we were putting a bid on had already received (and accepted) an offer, so we took a break over margaritas to regain some composure.

  5. Thank you so much, Rachel! I will post this on monday! :) And I wouldn't have ever thought you'd like Willie Nelson!!

  6. I've never done a proper cartwheel either, but I think I thought I did when I was younger, but I probably looked awful.

  7. Congratulations on the award and on getting a story picked for anthology! That's great news. I could never do a cartwheel either.

  8. Thanks Rachel.

    "Can't Help Falling in Love" was our wedding first dance too. My husband was pretty easy going about all the wedding planning, he didn't have many things he wanted. But he did request Elvis for our first dance. At least it is a beautiful and timeless song.

    1. It is a great song. :) We identified with the 'fools rush in' line. We'd only been dating a little over a year when we got married, and he'd been gone for 10 months of it! (He got recalled a month after we met.)

  9. Hey, thanks for the award. I definitely like black better too. White makes almost everyone look fat.

  10. Congrats on the award, and the anthology, yeah!!

    And, I can really relate to how you feel about the computer not working and then your van... Especially the part about saying "oh sh*t" and then your two year old repeating it. LOL

  11. Congrats on getting your award!

  12. I love watching the Gilmore Girls too - whichever TV channel it was on in UK constantly repeated the series at least four times, coinciding with when I gave up my Monday - Friday job... what's a girl to do when she's getting used to being at home alone during the daytime!

    Congratulations on the award!

    1. Thanks!
      It's such a fun show! (My husband HATES it!)

    2. To be fair, I wouldn't watch it in front of my hubby - I can just picture his face lol

  13. Thank you Rachel! I promise I will try my very best to pass on the award. (hangs head in shame at how bad I am at remembering to do these!!)

    1. That's okay! It's not like there's anything else you have to do, right? ;)