January 27, 2011

All about the nut - in a nutshell

I have been struggling with this post for days!  Don't ask me why, it's not a difficult one....it seems easy for me to tell you whatever I have to say but once I have to lay it out in bullet points it becomes daunting.  I guess, it's kind of like what I imagine a therapy session would be like - the therapist would ask about me and I would not be able to think of a single thing to say.

The ever lovely Cherished By Me has tagged me with a Stylish Blogger Award (I am so not worthy).   Thank you so much - this was a much needed surprise today a few days ago - especially as right before she contacted me in short order I had lost a button and then totally ripped out the hem of my slacks!    I certainly wasn't feeling very stylish as I grabbed the scotch tape and went to work trying to make myself presentable for the remainder of the work day.  It's amazing what you can do with office supplies in a pinch.
The Rules
  • Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Award 15 recently discovered bloggers
  • Tell the people you have given them an award
Seven things?  This may be difficult.  It seems like I've already told you every possible thing about me.  (Deep breath) Ok, here goes nothing:

1.  I was the "co-star" in our first grade Christmas play (or was it second grade?  It had to have been second grade because somehow I can't picture Sister Susan putting on this play) "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."  I was MORTIFIED.  I had to sit on Eddie H's lap and pretend to kiss him.  In front of the WHOLE school AND their families.  I have to wonder if he remembers this as vividly as I do.  This was clearly where my desire to fade into the background stems from.

2.  Despite the fact that I spill (most of) my guts here - I'm actually a pretty private person.  (No, really!)  In fact, I just told a very dear friend about something I had been wrestling with for a while and she said, "Really?  I had no idea that you had so much on your mind!  Why didn't you tell me?"  Clearly, I didn't want to bother her with my trivial issue.

3.  Despite my tough exterior, I am a softie at heart.  This one you HAVE to keep between us - we can't let word of this get out - it may ruin my image as a cold hearted witch.

4.  I am NOT a crafty person - at all.  I WANT to be - I YEARN to be - crafty.  But I'm not.  Nine times out of ten when I embark upon some kind of DIY project (Hubby and Man-Child both duck for cover) it never turns out as it does in my head (or in the picture).  When it does actually turn out okay I am all kinds of proud.  I just read something about making curtains . . . it SOUNDS easy.....the question is "just how will this end?"  With me in tears and angry - or pleased as punch with myself?  I'm leaning toward the former - but I'll give it a shot anyway....because I'm also very stubborn (despite the many, many previous failed attempts at curtains). 

5.  I suffer from SAD.  Terribly.  No, I have not been diagnosed by a licensed physician - what do you think WebMD is for if not to self-diagnose?  Which, of course, has led me to mis-diagnose myself on a regular basis - but on this particular instance I'm positive I'm right.  In fact, I'm fairly convinced that the only treatment would be to move to a tropical island somewhere.  Hubby is being resistant on this - but I think if we have just one more snow "event" I could push him to see that I am right (as always).

6.  I'm not a patient person at all.  This is something I have struggled with my whole life.  I am getting better (I am)  but as with most everything it is a work in progress which, of course, makes me impatient.

7.  I'm not nearly as stylish as I may have led you to believe.  As much as I love clothes, shoes and all that go along with being a "fashionista"  I do relish comfort (and warmth this very frigid time of year).  If you were to drop in on me unexpectedly, you would most likely find me lounging about in something comfortable, old  and not very stylish.  And I would be mortally embarrassed.  So if you are planning on stopping by - please call first.

So there you have it.  Seven things about me that you never knew.  Don't you feel enlightened now?

Now comes the choosing of 15 new blogs (and I thought the above was so very difficult) that I have discovered.........

I can't choose just 15!  I can't.  So as always, I will be a rebel and break the rules (yeah, right!  I am such a rebel) and bestow this gift upon whomever wishes to take it.  Although I may have struggled - I have to admit it was fun and it is always nice to learn a bit more about our friends - so take it.  Run with it.  I can't wait to see the results.


  1. I think I have done this one sometime in the past, so I will decline. I think it's fun to find out things about someone like you have shared with me just now.

    There's definitely no shame in not being crafty. I'm not either, although I pretend a lot. And you will NEVER see him in a dress in a million years, unless it's Halloween... :-)

  2. You are hilarious : )
    I can't believe your husband doesn't want to move somewhere tropical! I mean, HELLO! Web MD is a real dr. This is serious! ; )

    I could always tell you were a softie. Don't worry, I will keep it under wraps.

  3. I love that you shared so much about yourself...I could tell you were a softie!
    Congrats on the award. You do deserve it:)

  4. People tend to view me as confrontational and mean. I don't know why- that is the complete opposite of who I am. How do we get these reps?

    Oh my gosh, I have diagnosed myself with everything from adult acne to colon cancer and everything in between. The internet is my best friend and my worst enemy.

    I am in my pj pants right now. It is 5:07pm. I put them on at 3:30pm. I do this every.single.day. :)

  5. I loved learning more about you! I don't want anyone stopping by without calling me cause I am usually in my pj's as soon as I can be.

  6. Awww, thanks for doing this. I am absolutely terrible at sewing or using a sewing machine. I wish I could make curtains but I cannot cut straight to start with!
    Have you looked into getting a sad light box? They are supposed to work wonders.

  7. As you have seen from my snow attire, I go for comfort and warmth in cold weather too but when the coats come off, its a different story!

  8. Living in Minneapolis, I wouldn't say that I suffer from SAD, but I may be a carrier...


  9. Loved reading your inner most secrets G.. especially in the way that you write about them.. you have a real talent! So with you on the crafty thing - I get inspired by TV shows about it and by other peoples homes and blog posts... especially around Christmas but anything I turn my hand to usually ends in disaster. Oh well... at least we tried... once or twice! xxx

  10. You didn't pick me - those are HIGH numbers so I can't accept. :) LOL!