Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Thank You-Thank You" Accepting Award #1

I received my very first award on my blog last week from my new and wonderful friend Pam over at Country Mouse-City Mouse. I love this girl and we have become fast friends. If all goes well, the picture will appear above when I get this done and if I do it right. Note to myself: Think backwards.

[ Honorees are to list 10 honest things about themselves-and make it interesting, even if we have to dig deep! Second, we are to pass the award on to 7 bloggers we feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.]

1. I am a very insecure person and it has caused me to seek acceptance of others all of my life and
I work on this day by day.
2. Added to #1 above, I have always had a distorted and not so good self image but am learning
to see myself as God sees me, not easy but doable day by day.
3. I love people and especially children. I make friends easily and can be very comfortable in a
crowd. I know, it doesn't make sense to me either. I get lost in kids and they make my heart
soar with joy. I feel like one when I am with them. God teaches me the most about myself
when I am with kids. They always accept me as I am and I am honored to earn their trust.
4. This one is hard. If you know about me, it may make sense. I did not cry when my father
and my mother died, 21 years apart. It makes me feel dead inside to admit this here. And to
to be totally honest, I have not cried for over 10 years. My heart cries for others grief, but no
5. I am an animal lover. I have had so many cats and dogs in my lifetime. I am partial to cats
because of their fierce independence. They do what they want at all times. I have never
without at least one cat, ever. I picked up strays and brought them home. I could not keep
them but I tried.
6. When I was four years old, my mom had a box with my momma cat and her four kittens set
out for the animal shelter to pick up. I opened the box and the momma ran out. I took the
four kittens and hid with them in the shed out back in an empty refrigerator and I shut the
door. Dumb. All five of us sat in there for almost two hours while hearing my mom call for
me. When I couldn't open the door, I got scared and finally called out.
7. I can't swim, but I love to be around water. I love the sight of it, the sound of waves crashing,
the smell of the ocean salt air, I have five water fountains in my yards. Not that this matters
but I am a Pisces. So is my sister in law, both daughter in laws, my brothers second wife and
two of my girlfriends. Water, hmmm.:)
8. I am a control freak and it is so hard for me to let go and let God work in my life on me. I am
learning with each new thing that comes up that I won't win, only postpone the inevitable
that He has a better plan for me. ~sigh~ I should know by now don't you think?
9. In my married life of 40 years, I have gotten up at roughly 4:00 am to get my honey off to
work. I believe in this, for me. It is not an option to not be up with him. I may cuddle up in
my fuzzy blanket on the couch after he leaves, but I appreciate him so much for being such a
wonderful provider without complaint. He does not expect it, but I know it starts his day on
a good note.
10. Last of all, I do not "twitter" because I do not own a cell phone:) So, if anyone has invited
me to "twitter" with you and I said yes, I didn't know it required a cell phone. Does this
make me outdated? Heck, I am just getting the hang of blogging and posting pictures.

I am passing this award on to: Dawn, Karen in Apple Valley, Kristy in Oregon, Rachel Davis,
Connie, Cathy and Dee Dee.


Rach said...

Wonderful insights, Laurie. AND, it worked! :o)

I'll see what I can do for you this evening. :o)

pam said...

Thank you Laurie for your honesty(as always) The story about the fridge scared me though!!

Don't feel bad about not having a cell phone, I don't have one either. We decided with me not working, it was just another expense, and we cut it out.

You are so kind-hearted, with so much love to share.

I love you, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Oh, BTW, your birthday is coming soon, when? I am a pisces as well and so is Emily!!

Linds said...

Great award, Laurie,a nd fun to learn more about you too! I twitter and I don't use my phone at all. I just use the web!

Dawn said...

Wow, this is a new award I haven't seen before - thank you very much for passing it on to me. It will be challenging.

I have another one to do, too, so will definitely get to this as soon as possible. I want to finish Part III of the anniversary adventure, too.

God had a plan for your life when he saved you from dying in that fridge!

I can't swim either. I almost drowned when I was 10 - I just can't trust water to hold me up- though I love being around it and on top of it!

Dawn said...

PS- I don't even know what Twitter is!

I don't have time for more computer time, though I would like to connect with old college friends with Facebook.

Kelly said...

I enjoyed reading your honest facts. It was a hard one to do wasn't it?? Hope you are having a good day! Hope the plumbing is improving :)

DeeDee said...

Laurie....thanks for passing the baton of Honesty onto me...I have alot to do today but tomorrow is an off day I will sit andthink about thosethings that tell others about my character issues (good/bad/indifferent)

Love you, Joy! DeeDee