A big thanks to Pam at The Journey Leads Home for giving me the Life is Good Award! Check out her blog - she's got a lot of heart and I've learned some things from her as far as coping with fibromyalgia.
Following are the 10 questions Life is Good Award recipients are asked to complete:
1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now? The people that know me is I tell it like it is. I think by telling about myself and family it might help someone, and also that no family is "normal" LOL. Also I like sharing links I find interesting and pictures of my beautiful family - like this one
Little London Ramsey a year old already!
2.Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side. I remember when we were first married - I was the "city" mouse and Rich was the "country" mouse. I had never gone camping, hiking, but I was determined I will do this. I remember camping when I was 7 months pregnant LOL. I remember when Rich went to get some firewood I tried to light the stove and ended up lighting the picnic table! I've also fought for an employee of mine at work, going against MY boss - and won! I got first time employees that were called "trainees" and I'd assign them to a department in other buildings where I worked. I got reports back from their bosses and this employee I got no bad reports on - but they wanted ME to fire her. I need facts and things in writing so I fought against it. She was transferred to another department and ended up being a permanent employee.
3.What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror? Someone who's a lot older than the woman I feel like inside. I need to start taking care of my outside too.
4. What is your favorite summer cold drink? Water, Snapple Iced Tea, Lemonade (sometimes raspberry lemonade)
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do? If I got out more often I would get a haircut, go to the Reed Opera House (lots of really neat stores) have a Starbucks venti latte (right now pumpkin or gingerbread sounds good) and buy a little something for a nice bubble bath.
6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it? I want to finish college online, write a book (one for grown ups one for children), live down in Arizona with my daughter and grandchildren and be the grandmother I remember my grandmothers were to me.
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching? I was very quiet. I read the book "Go Ask Alice" and it scared the crap out of me about drugs. I wanted to be more outgoing so I tried out for the school play and got a part but didn't get to be in the play. That was a brave thing for me to do back then .
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see? When I took Rich to meet both sides of my family for Thanksgiving. How loving, generous and accepting of him they all were.
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events? I feel pretty comfortable writing about myself - my true self - just sometimes I feel like who wants to read how depressed and in pain I am in every single day - that would be boring.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why? I love doing both - reading takes me to another world sometimes, and talking on the phone brings me closer to people that are far away.
I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing a little more about me. I now pass this award on to 6 other bloggers. I share the Life Is Good Award with: