Sunday, March 1, 2009

prize dart (a blog award!)

i received the sweetest blog award from lisa at bridget's light.

Premios Dardos means “prize darts” in Italian. This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

And in the spirit of passing along the love, here's how it works:

Step 1: respond and rework -- answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Step 2: tag - eight other bloggers to do the same, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

so, here goes nothin'!

1) What are you wearing right now?

sweat pants and my buddy walk tee shirt. and that's sort of my weekend uniform.

2) What is your biggest fear?

dying in an airplane crash. morbid, i know, but it truly is.
that, and dying before getting to see my children grow up.

3) Do you nap a lot?

believe it or not, i actually napped this afternoon for about an hour. but it made me feel WORSE!!

4) Who is the last person you hugged?

josh. he came back downstairs after we had tucked him in bed for just one more hug.

5) What websites do you visit when you go online?

always but always not in this order: email, etsy, craislist (looking for an old vanity to redo for anna), and google reader for my favorite blog updates

6) What was the last item you bought?

that would have to be gas for the minivan. but for myself, i bought pillows from etsy (to help build cora's playground!)

7) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

i went to france when i was 16 and fell in love with the country and people. i would love to go back, this time with john. i would also love to go to hawaii one day. i'm a beach person 100%.

8) If you could go to the Oscars, who would you want to sit next to?

my sister. and my niece mandee. we would have to go together with matching dresses and hairdos. (just kidding)

9) Has a celebrity's hair cut ever influenced your own hairstyle?

when i was a young girl, i had the dorothy hammil hairdo. is that how you even spell her name? when i was in college, i had the "rachel"/jennifer anniston hairdo and still to this day, love it. it was a great hairdo!

10) What is your most embarrassing moment?

i may have to skip this one. can't think of one specific moment--probably too many that i've blocked them all out!

11) What was the last movie you watched?

most of slum dog millionaire. maybe taken?

12) What is the luckiest thing that ever happened to you?

the day ben was born, my entire life changed. i was devestated and scared, and i felt like one of my biggest fears had come to fruition. it's hard to admit, but it is the absolute truth. now i remember that day and think about how much my life came into focus the minute he was born. as cliche as it sounds, having him made me realize what life is really all about. i feel like i'm so much more sensitive to what others are going through and i really care at a much deeper level about my family and friends. nothing else matters. and just knowing that at such a personal and deep level makes me feel like the luckiest person!

13) If you had a whole day to yourself with no work, commitments or interruptions what would you do?

i would go to hartlex, an antique mall near me, with my mom and a super huge nonfat vanilla latte. and maybe cook a complicated dinner and dessert. i love to antique shop and never have the time to browse like you really have to in a place like that. i love to shop with my mom. and i really love to cook.

14) Is there a major goal you have that you haven't yet achieved?

i would love to lose a bunch of weight. i gained some weight before i got pregnant with ben and it needs to go. if i could do it, i would consider that a major accomplishment. it's so HARD!!

15) Drinks are on the house!! What do you order?

something simple like a glass of sangria or a yuengling lager (miss that good pennsylvania beer!)

16) If you were in a terrible accident and your doctors told you they could save either your hearing or your sight (but not both), which would you choose and why?

this is a tough one. i really don't like this question at all.
i would have to choose hearing. i could not spend the rest of my life in silence. i need noise: music, laughter, birds chirping, the sound of the ocean, my dog barking, the kids giggling.

17) What is something that those in blogland might not know about you?

i am an aerospace engineer and work as a contractor to NASA. right now i'm working on the International Space Station project as an operations lead. pretty weird, right? and who cares about that? i'd much rather blog about my kids and decorating and baking and crafty things!

i'm stealing lisa's words here, but they fit perfectly:

There are so many blogs out there that I truly enjoy for a variety of reasons. The following bloggers possess distinctive voices, and their blogs make me think, laugh, cry or nod in agreement. (I’m passing the award on to others I feel deserve it. If this is a duplicate award, consider yourself extra awesome. If you do not participate in memes, or similar activities--or if you aren’t comfortable acknowledging or passing it on--I won't mind at all, just know that I appreciate your efforts & your thoughts...)

Now for the love, in no particular order...

meg at whatever
linda at restyled home
pam at rhett's journey/the bird flock
edie at life in grace
emily at little momma and company
emily at lovely and amazing
tara at just be blogged (tara whitney photograpy)
julie at joy's hope
and one more
karen at my life...just not on the road i expected (but it's still dang good)

i know that's nine, but i just love these blogs and whether these ladies have ever read my blog or not doesn't matter to me. i find their blogs to be inspirational and lovely and that's just that! and i don't care who you are, these little awards are just F-U-N! (insert big ole smiley face here!)


meg duerksen said...

hi amy.
this is my first time here but i have to say i feel like you are one of my little cheerleaders behind the scenes that i don't even know...snatching up my etsy goodies for cora. thank you for that.
you have such a sweet little family and i am LOVING that Mystic song. :)
i will TRY to get to the tag but i can easily forget things. thank you for the award. i am honored.
i love all those blogs much! you have good taste girlie.
your order will be shipping out tomorrow by the way......

Lisa said...

I loved reading your answers and will enjoy checking out the blogs you tagged. Buying handmade, love of cooking, antiques,& too!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am so glad you stopped in my blog today to comment for tuesday and cora...bc i just met an amazing woman!

first, you are in sweats and t shirt...and you admit it! hooray...we can be friends.

second, that precious little face of ben is too much for me to handle. i could eat him up in all his preciousness!

third, love that quote "Sometimes all it takes is a belief that it can happen, the determination to create the possibilities —the right environment, the right people"--i was dx with a nerve/muscle disease at 12 and was told that a lot. told i'd never have kids...and i have 2 bio kids...2 kiddos that are ha in the doctors faces!

you keep on loving that little dude...and i'm a follower now.

and i love handmade...etsy is my fav!!! love love love it!!

Karen Russell said...

Hey thanks (just now noticed the award)...and I don't dislike blog awards!!!

Had fun looking through your posts - great stuff.

Heading out of town but will try to remember to do this tag.

Thanks again!

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