Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

JC at Lilacs and Cats has given me an award. Thank you JC!

First you must tell your readers ten about yourself that they may not already know, but are true.

Second you must tag ten people with the award.

Third, you must let the people know you have given them this award.

And finally, link back to the person who gave the award to you.


1. I used to draw and paint, but haven't done any artwork in ages. The Lord of the Manor is working on the guest cottage/studio though, so maybe soon I can get back to that.

2. Back in the 1980's we lived on a sailboat and cruised to Mexico and back. We also skippered boats for other people. What an experience that was. I sometimes dream of getting another boat and sailing again.

3. I love to fly; large plane, small plane, helicopter, whatever. I just love the view from up there. I have flown/soloed both airplanes and helicopters, but never got my license.

4. I know how to use power tools: chop saw, skillsaw, drills, lawnmower, weed eater, etc. and comprehend mechanical things quite easily. However, the vacuum cleaner doesn't appeal to me at all.

5. I used to run/jog when I was in my twenties and wanted to do it again, but menopause (and Hashimotos) hit me hard and I literally could not run! In my dreams I could run, but in real life, I felt like I was dragging the weight of the world behind me. However, I think I've got my drug cocktail just right now, and this morning I actually ran a little over a mile! And it felt good!

6. One of my grandmothers was born in France, married an American soldier, and came to live in America. Alas, I rarely saw her and she died when I was quite young, but I have an affinity for all things French. And I'd love to look up my cousins who live in Chaumont, Haute-Marne.

7. I try to eat only real food; whole milk, butter, eggs, cheese, unprocessed meats, lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains. I don't drink sodas or anything out of a plastic bottle. (Do you have any idea what's in that plastic?) I try never to eat margarine or Crisco. I don't eat iceberg lettuce, Rainbow bread, or baked potatoes. I try not to eat any processed foods, but cookies and ice cream sometimes sneak by. I NEVER buy anything that says diet, lite, or low fat on the label.

8. I think it's important for a family to cook and eat together, so we always dine together. We set the table with a tablecloth, cloth napkins, and real dishes. We broil some meat, steam some vegies, and make a salad, then sit down and talk while we eat. It's just very important to me.

9. My imagination is too vivid and sometimes I tend to lose focus. I can look at a rundown house and see seventeen different ways to make it cuter, but finishing my own projects is sometimes impossible.

10. I dislike shopping at the Mall. In fact, I don't really like shopping at all. That's one of the cool things about computers; you can order anything online and have it shipped to you without ever setting foot in a Mall.

Now I'm supposed to pick ten bloggers to pass the award on to, but I think I'll just do five:

Linnea at Neabear
Please have fun with it ladies, and don't feel pressured or obligated.


Dawn said...

Wow, you did throw a lot of info out there. Where to start? First, thanks for the award, it's my very first one! I love the idea that you're getting a stutio. I'm a frustrated crafter/artist myself. I tried to turn my sunroom into my studio but it's been slowly taken over by the family again. I need to follow your lead and eat healthier ~ had a few too many french fries. Anyway, I'm glad you cut it down to five. I'm thrilled but have seen so many bloggers declining to participate I wasn't sure if I could come up with 10! I'll work on it in the next couple of days. By the way, it is such a small world huh?

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Lori,

It was great learning these new facts about you. Flying! Wow...I can't compete there!! You didn't mention what a great gardener you are!! I wanted to mention to you that although my wisteria is looking healthy (and I actually had a little bloom last month) the little tendrils are just blowing around, not really attaching to anything. I am afraid if I use a support that it won't be strong enough later on and will pull the plant off the porch wall. maybe I will take a picture of it and email you it.

Thanks for choosing me for the tag. I am honored and will think of something interesting (hopefully) to say!!


Dawn said...

Travelbug stopped by and claims she didn't know about Strawberry Saturday...a likely story. LOL! She doesn't have a competitive spirit does she?...he he he...maybe we'll have different styles!

Neabear said...

Thanks for the award! I had not gotten that one yet. Hmm...coming up with more facts about me. Besides what I already did in the 100 Random Facts post I did sometime back. Yours does give me some ideas.

Take care, Linnea

Tom and Cindy said...

Loved the list. Very original (not the same ole same ole). I have not been able to read your blog daily (Dad w/ cancer), but I really enjoyed it today
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

ok. i'm still daunted by what i read yesterday. i think we have lots of things in common and then you go flying or something. anyway, i'm still a devoted reader, except now i know you CAN do everything. atleast we eat/buy (or don't) the same. jkj

Mary said...

Thank you so much for passing the award on to me. I really do appreciate it. Blessings...Mary