Friday, September 24, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

My new friend Christy who blogs at 3 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed gave me the Versatile Blogger award. Thank you!
Christy is waiting for her referral of a Korean cutie (and third little monkey) and is with the same agency we used. We're about to meet in person on Monday at our little blogger ladies night out with Grace.

Here are the rules for this award:

  • Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass the award along to 7 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous
  • Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award

So here we go:

1. I used to be an Army wife and hated it. Don't get me wrong, overall the Army was really good to us and I shouldn't complain (even though I will). We did get to spend two lovely years in rural South-West Georgia where I became familiar with pecan orchards, peanut fields, and people who have multiple grandchildren by the time they are 30. We also got to see Colorado during the winter twice. And I got to have my herniated disk misdiagnosed as a kidney infection by a Navy doctor, landing me in the emergency room right after a three day cross country drive to the new duty station.

2. Over the span of my life I have lived in approximately 21 different houses/apartments.

3. I want to want to be a working mom, but I just don't. When I first returned to work after my FMLA it was all about catching up with my work friends, going out to eat with adults, and wearning clothes without stains. I felt so refreshed when I came home from work, and so exhausted when I spent an entire day with Ben. Now I spend my entire day working, and then working some more at night. I feel completely exhausted and feel like I am missing out on some of the fun parts of being a mom (like play dates). I secretly wish US society would believe in women staying at home as much as they believe in women working outside of the home.

4. When I look at pictures on blogs, I try to see how other people decorate their houses. Yes, I do look at your kids, but I also look at what furniture you have in your dining room and what pictures you have on the wall.

5. We moved into our house a year ago, and the only pictures that are up are there because there were existing nail holes. We have lived in some places where we did not hang a single thing.

6. I wish I could have an Etsy store. Or rather, I wish I had the talent to make something awesome to sell on Etsy.

7. I really should've been doing work instead of blogging. But this just was so much more fun.

And the award goes to....

1. Lisa at Our Adoption Journey to South Korea

2. Jackie at Journey to Korea and Beyond
3. Kari at Our little Seoul
4. Jenny at And we Lived Happily Ever After
5. Karen at 33 for a Moment
6. Kim at Seon Mi Kyung
7. Krista at When you Wish Upon a Star


  1. I LOVE #4. That cracks me up. But I'm so sad that you're not enjoying being a working mom. I'm with you - our society should honor motherhood more than it does. :(

  2. #1 - I definitely complain about the military all the time, but overall we've had a pretty good experience.

    #3 - Completely agree about US society. I wish we (as a society) valued Motherhood more too. I'm hoping that it's starting to move back towards that a bit, but who knows.

    #5 - been here over 1 1/2 years and we just hung things on nails that were still in the walls. :)

    Good luck with the etsy store - if you learn to be crafty, please teach me! Can't wait to meet you!

  3. i love your list! actually, i've loved reading everybody's fun!
    i wish i could open an etsy store, too...sadly, the craftiest thing i can make is probably a sock puppet.
    can't wait to see you on monday!

  4. I loved reading your list! I also do #4! I also wish to have an etsy store. I can do some creative stuff but I am too lazy to get it going - maybe you can run my shop for me;-)

  5. I love your list! I especially love number four since I do the *same* thing! Funny!

  6. Great list! You are so funny. I think we ALL do #4 :)

  7. I am soooo with you on No. 5. :o) Thanks--I will try to participate in the next few days.

  8. AWWW!!! I have to update my blog for my award!!! How cool!! Love your list...I have to start thinking what I'm going to write on mine!!

  9. HA - glad I'm not the only one guilty of #4.