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Thursday, June 25, 2009

i feel like sally field!

they like me, they really like me!! whatintheworld? i've been given a blog award! i know, it's not really that exciting (really) but i'm honored just the same. it came from a new e-maginary friend of mine, mama4real, who has swiftly become a "must read" for me. she rocks!

so basically, i have to tell ten things about myself. this could get ugly. i never know in what direction this simple little mind of mine will go when unbridled.

so here goes:

1. i love to laugh. i love to make people laugh. it probably stems from a deep desire to be affirmed and validated, but i like to think my issues make the world a bit funner place to live in. i still have my issues, but at least i can laugh at em. (and i know "funner" is gramatically incorrect. i'm okay with that.)

2. i am seriously A.D.D. talking to me is like watching popcorn pop with the lid off. it's all good, but it's everywhere. for real. and i'm either too A.D.D. for the little verification words or i'm slightly dyslexic. i have to retype those things all the time. 

3. i love the Lord a whole lot. i knew about Him growing up but never really knew there was a whole purpose in Jesus being born and dying. never got the connection that He had with me. it wasn't until i was i was about 33 that He illuminated His desire to be the Lord of my life. i'm really happy to report that a year later my husband became a child of God's and both of our children belong to Him as well. i feel incredibly blessed to be equally yoked to an incredible man of God.

4. i spent most of my teenage years incarcerated in some sort of metal or plaster contraption designed to curb/cure/arrest scoliosis. i've had three back surgeries and even recovered from partial paralysis from one surgery. i learned to laugh at myself before i could be laughed at (remember, i have issues) and managed to survive six months of my freshman year in a body cast. back issues/surgeries negated any epidurals for my two baby birthings, but carrying them wasn't too bad. i don't have any real back pain now, but i do suffer from chronic daily headaches and migraines.

5. i'm the last of four kids. my brother is 17 years older than me and has grandchildren older than my children. my sister, who is 9 years older has a son who is 8 weeks younger than my son and a daughter who is six weeks older than my daughter. my other brother, four years my senior has a son six months younger than the girls. we are spread apart in age, but our kids are all smack-dab on top of one another. they'd all be close cousins, but i live in tennessee while my whole fam lives in wisconsin. happily the entire hubster clan lives in a 10 minute radius, except for the hubster-parents who are 1 hour away.

6. my mother always said i liked the sound of my own voice, and i'm sad to say i'm still a talker and a lousy listener. my mom used to tell me hard stuff about myself. she was usually right on the mark, which i hated, but i listened. how i long to listen to her now. i miss her.

7. i'm a collecter of all things crafty. i have paper out the wazoo, jewelry making supplies, fabric, paints, canvases and a ton of ideas. i lack the ability to see things through (ADD perhaps??). i'm a great visionary, a lousy executioner, mostly because i crave perfection and loathe to make mistakes and the thought of wasting art supplies is paralyzing. i have a degree in graphic design, own a nice SLR camera and would like to learn how to really take pictures. i hate paying retail for stuff and would rather make it but then finishing has become an issue. . . i am arty. arty with A.D.D.

8. i blog and blogstalk to the point of ignoring work. it's bad. i love stories and i love to read. i'm kimberly and i'm addicted to blogs. there. i said it.

9. i'm not overly political but i like low taxes and for people (ie gov't) to stay out of my business if possible. i believe in teaching people to fish over handing them a fish sandwhich. i like the idea of working hard and providing for my family. i believe in tithing till it hurts and caring for widows and orphans. i like the idea of seeing the doctor of my choosing when i want to see him. i'd like for a big bag of money to fall on my front doorstep so i can send my kids to college without having to go into debt, but i'm realizing that that's not going to happen. i'm happy they got to choose where they wanted to go and that they'll be helping to foot the bill. i'm all about audience participation.

10. i love... the smell of fresh cut grass, cucumbers, lavender and fresh baked bread. almond m&ms. crosby, stills, nash AND young. fireflies blinking in sync at elkmont in the smokies. freshly laundered babies and snuggling their still-damp crooks of their necks. crickets chirping and bullfrogs croaking telling me spring is on the way. cold, wet, puppy noses. wrinkled baby feet. the color periwinkle. starbucks anything. robin's egg blue and milk chocolate brown. snuggling with the hubster after reading in bed. books. reading. more books.

did i mention i like to talk??

okay, so now, i nominate the following into the honest scrap hall of fame (in no particular order) for the ways they entertain, inspire and encourage:

kristina because nobody makes diet coke shoot out of my nose like she can

my new unpink friend who is inspiring me to relook at my surroundings

emily because she inspires me to press on, no matter the circumstances

patrice because she shows me that it's okay to laugh and she is SO POSITIVE!

sarah my friend overseas with whom i enjoy sharing life 

jen a woman with a sweet spirit and a precious gift for simplicity

anna, a new friend with a gift of words. and color. and makes me think: winsome.

sonya someone who shares the love alot and is quite handy in the kitchen

becky for being an encourager

kelly because she can make even a walk around the block sound interesting and the way she says ha! to alot of what she writes. i love her blog!

The Rules:

(1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award {that would be me}

(2) Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

(3) Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

(4) Name 10 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

(5) Nominate 10 Honest Scrap Bloggers.

(6) Post links to the 10 blogs you nominate.

(7) Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.


  1. Kimberly, your are too kind! Thank you so much. I love you and your cute blog.

    I will be honest with you, I don't pass these along publicly, as you may have noticed. I've had some hurt feelings in the past, so I want to avoid that, but they do mean a lot to me. Thanks again!

  2. Thank you so much for this! I am glad to know that someone appreciates my blog. :) I really needed a pick me up today so this couldn't have come at a better time. I will try my best to pass this along.

  3. thanks!!!!i like you blog too and will have fun with this. Take care

  4. Thanks!! Holy smokes to most of your things- talk about honest! And I hope my 14 (almost 15) yo is listening this summer- this past year has been TOUGH!


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