Monday, February 8, 2010

Awarded with Great Bloggy Friends

Give and you shall receive... I have 3 awards from Kari @ p.s. She has a great blog that you really should visit (and follow if you don't already). Like me she has 2 pets, she is all about family, and has been known to blog about her hair. :) Speaking of hair... I received this because I have dark brown hair. (Kari is a rebel and passes on awards in her own way. I like that!)


List 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, and tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. For those bloggers who get the award, you then link back to my blog and create your "makes you happy" list.

10 Things That Make Me Happy (In no particular order)

1. Hubby’s coffee (and how he brings my first morning cup to me EVERY day)
2. Spending time with my family.
3. Finding quality time with JUST hubby and me (it doesn’t happen often enough)
4. My pets.  Abby (the chihuahua), Beanie (the cat)
5. Blogging 
6. Warm weather (I’m done with this winter cold and snow!) 
7. Awesome friends.  In real life and my bloggy friends.
8. My foundation in Christ. 
9. Completed crafty projects (because I always have several going at a time)
10. My computer (because it connects me to so many wonderful people)
Okay, I’m going to break the rules like Kari did and pass this on the way she did. I had a terrible time picking just 12 people before with the Sunshine Award. I like her way better. So… If you have dark brown hair and follow my blog, I pass this award on to you! 
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 Kari’s creativity also brought this Beautiful Blogger award my way because I have an 'I' in my first name.

I'm supposed to tell 7 interesting things about myself and pass this award along to 7 other terrific bloggers!  Hmmm, interesting things about myself?  I guess you may know some of these already, but I’ll give it a shot.
1.  I love to play World of Warcraft with my hubby and son. Most people are surprised to learn this. Evidently I don’t look like a “gamer” to them. But I enjoy the escape from reality when I have time to sit down and log in.
2.  I am going to school full time (while working full time) online through Montana State University. I have a short term and long term goal. First – Certification as Medical Billing Specialist. Once that is complete and I then add and complete the Coding Specialist certification course, I will have my degree.
3.  I love to crawl into cold sheets at night. I am cold natured and the first to get cold everywhere, work and home. But at night it’s somehow, weirdly enough, relaxing to crawl into cold sheets. But of course I want warm blankets on top of them. J
4.  I can't swim.  I can Doggy paddle, float on my back and can swim underwater for just a few short feet but I can't hold my breath for very long so that doesn't work out well either. But I don love playing in the pool. Go figure!
5.  I enjoy rearranging furniture. I don’t do it at home as often as I did before marriage, cause hubby don’t enjoy the change as much as me. But at the office I move things around often for a new look. I have become the rearranging consultant there now when any of the girls want (or need) to move things for a change or to make their areas more organized and productive.
6.  I enjoy soaking in a HOT bubble bath with a good book. I don’t get to often, but that is the one place I don’t get interrupted at. I just have so much going on usually though, that I don’t let myself enjoy this luxury too much because I know there is something I should be doing.
7.  I HATE to wear a coat. I know, crazy statement for this time of year and the snowy weather we've been having (with snow on the ground as we speak). But I hate getting in and out of the car and trying to get comfortable behind the wheel, pulling and positioning my coat under me. I hate having to take it off once I'm in the store (because it's uncomfortable walking around shopping with a winter coat on), then having to bundle back up in when I leave the store, only to repeat the car & steering wheel episode. Only to get too hot in the car with it on, once the heater has warmed up the car. It's just and extra bundle of 'in-my-way'.

Wow! That wasn’t easy. I rarely focus on just me. So again, I’ll use Kari’s idea again, switched up a bit. If you follow my blog (even if you just start now after reading this post) and you have an A in your first name then I pass this Beautiful Blogger award on to you!
I also received back the Sunshine Award from Kari because she chose to award it to those she has met through Friday Follow. 

I followed the rules the first time but since it’s come back to me again, I will cheat and pass it on to anyone who’s joined me through Friday Follow. Because all of you who have chosen to follow me through this great blog hop program have absolutely brought sunshine to my life and I’m thrilled you stop by and read!


  1. Hi, following you from Friday Follow.

  2. What a fun way to pass along awards!CONGRATS!! This post was very enjoyable to read. I too love a bubble bath and a good book. =)

  3. yes, we are very alike in even more ways then hair posts and being a student. The whole swimming - or non swimming thing, and I LOVE to be in water. I can't stand the cold - though I have to add cold sheets to that. They make shiver for an hour. I LOVE hot baths. Scalding hot baths. And I can't leave furniture alone for more then a month in my house. I move it all over. I need a bigger house because I'm running out of options now! Fun to learn more about you :o)