Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Aren't Awards Fun?

Thanks so much to Em, at Bunch of Scrap Awards are fun. Em's blog is really fun too, she has some great seasonal decorations if you have time to go take a look.

Em says these are the rules for getting this award

1. List 6 things about yourself
2. Pass this award on to other bloggers

1. I gave birth to my 3 children in 3 years, all in military hospitals with absolutely no frills - as in no pain meds of any kind.
Bobby was born aboard Camp Pendleton and in the labor room, there was hole in the wall where they said a TV was going to be installed very soon. 14 months later, I was back in that same labor room with Jimmy, the hole in the wall was still there and no TV.

2. My parents names are Richard and Rowena, my 2 older brothers are Robert and Rex, both named after uncles. So I have an R name too. If I had been a boy, I would of been Rhett.

About names, I am very amused and frequently annoyed by names with weird spellings (I work in a personnel office and this week did applications for Sean-Lee, Alisonn and Kortnee)
I don't know if this story is true but I think it is pretty realistic.

OK. How would you pronounce this child's name: 'Le-a' ???

Leah?? NO
Lee - A?? NOPE
Lay - a?? NO
Lei?? Guess Again.

It's pronounced 'Ledasha' Oh yes...you read it right.
This child attends a school in Livingston Parish, LA. Her mother is
irate because everyone is getting her name wrong. SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce it correctly.
When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said 'the dash don't be silent.'

3. When I get a new magazine, I go through it and pull out all those pesky advertising cards before I read it. I passed this on to habit on 2 of my children too.

4. People tell me I look very young, I am 50. I think it is because I have young looking women in my family, I don't smoke or suntan and I have been using cold cream to cleanse my face and Ponds Moisturizer morning and night.

5. I have worn eye glasses since I was in the 3rd grade. But I can't do contacts, something about a stygmatism or something. I currently have 5 pairs of glasses, all with the same prescription. I think that is probably enough glasses for one person.

6. I get bored easily. I like to change things around. I rarely sit still and watch a movie all the way through.
Whenever I get something new, one of my kids will ask "can I have that when you get tired of it?"

I am passing this on to

Nina, my daughter, at Love Sweet Love

Dawn at A Home in the Country

Jen at Frugal VegCafe

Vanessa at Ramblings of a Texas Housewife

My next post will be my 300th blog! So I will be announcing a giveaway- it will have something to do with black and orange.


  1. FUN answers! Love all those R names ;) Le-a... hahaha!I can't wait for your giveaway! Especially an orange and black one!

  2. Loved your answers. Especially the name one :)

  3. That name is so funny. My middle name is LEA and it is pronounced LEE, people are always getting it wrong.
    As for the magazine issue, I do the same thing. I hate those things.
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy the Okla rain (at least it is in my part of Okla)

  4. A fellow 50 year old. Who da thunk it? Lol. Enjoyed your six things, especially the name thing.

    Long, long ago I worked for the NC dept of revenue and we would pretend to play old maid with the returns: Do you have _____? There really are some unusual names out there.

  5. I do that card pulling from magazines too.. I HATE them with a passion. First I grab the front page and the back page, tip the magazine up and shake it for the loose ones to fall out, then I start on the ones that are attached.
    Did I mention that I HATE THOSE CARDS?????
    Louise from Alberta, Canada

  6. Thank you for the blog award. I am behind on all my blog reading and was sorry to have missed your giveaway. I will post 6 things about myself and pass the award on tomorrow!


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