Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I was tagged and got Blog Awards...

What a surprise to be tagged twice and get two blog awards in one week!
 So lets get to the awards first and then the tags....

Thank you Shirley for your nominations!
I always enjoy hearing of your news in far away England!

The original rules to accepting this award are optional as follows:
1) Add a picture of the award to your post
2) Say "Thank You" to the wonderful person who nominated you
3)Share 7 random facts about yourself
4) Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know ( I am glad that this is optional!)

And the rules for this one are:
1) share 7 things about yourself 
2) nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know

And then ....
I was tagged by Wendy and my sweet daughter...
here are the rules:

1) Post these rules.
2) You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3) Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
4) Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5)Go to their blog and tell them they’ve been tagged.

So here are some random facts about me:

1) I love sleep...
I can nap any time and even if it is for 20 minutes, I feel better unless I have had a crazy dream which happens from time to time. Then I wake up feeling more exhausted than before ...
I once dreamed I was swimming across a dam during a nap and I woke up feeling totally exhausted!

2) I love reading...
 but find little time to read what I want to read. We do however always have a book on the go that I am reading aloud to the children, that is besides any other reading we may be doing together. Recently we have read some Shakespeare together, the life story of David Livingstone and we are done with Beatrix Potter and cant wait to begin a book my dear sister sent for us to read. "Wild Honey" is set in the Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe and we have just been learning about Zimbabwe.

3) I love cooking....
I love trying out new recipes and enjoy coming up with something delicious to feed the family, even when there is not much in the grocery cupboard. I usually adapt recipes and add a bit of this or that , never really being strict about following them exactly. It gives me the greatest pleasure when anything from the garden has been added to a meal!

4) I love being outdoors or in the countryside....
I would go away more often if circumstance allowed. I like to stop along the way and really take things in. For me, the journey is just as important as getting there.

5) I enjoy knitting...
I may not be very good at it, but churn out beanies, scarves, snoods and mittens in the cooler months. Yesterday I was asked to knit some jerseys for new born babes at a local clinic. I look forward to that and my neighbour will stitch them up as that is the part I don't enjoy! I cant get around to learning how to crochet , but perhaps I will try again. Sewing is something I wish I had learned to do well.

6) I enjoy a good movie...
I love a good comedy but don't like the action movies or science fiction too much. Oh and don't ask me who played in which movie as I will have no idea! I may not even remember the name of the movie, but so long as I enjoyed it, those details are not important to me.

7) My kids think I am crazy....
At times I do silly things just to get a laugh from them, like the time I was reading one of the little house on the prairie books and I made up that Ma asked the children if they wanted KFC or pizza for dinner!The children could not believe it and roared with laughter... I was really checking to see if they were paying attention.
 But at times I do those silly things just because I am exhausted and my brain feels fried!

8) I love exercise...
I love the feeling of muscles that have worked hard, it is a good sore! I find it gives me a "lift" when life feels too pressurised. I have not been getting enough lately...this time last year I was training 4 to 5 hours a week!

9) I don't enjoy Maths...
Thankfully I don't have to know everything our eldest son needs to know for maths at his level.
 Hubby is mathematically minded and both boys seem that way. Our daughter on the other hand is more like me..we get the basics but are not wired for the rest (and that's ok!)

10) I enjoy arts and crafts...
Making cards with my daughter or learning to mosaic, I love the feeling of having created something. I need to make more time to do those things.

11) Next month hubby and I will have been married for 20 years...
It seems to have gone far too fast.
 We met at the age of 21, married at 24 and had our first 27, second at 29 and third at 32!

Here are the questions set for me by my daughter:

1 Have you ever jumped in the pool with your clothes on?

2 What's the coolest thing in your room?
My Bed..I get to sleep in it!

3 What is you favourite item of clothing?
Not sure I have a favourite, but I do have a favourite pair of comfy jeans.

4 What do you like best about yourself?
The fact that I am not on this journey alone, I have a loving family and some wonderful friends!

5 What do people like about you?
You would need to ask them...

6 Can you talk to strangers easily?
I think so...

7 Are you happy?

8 What do you love?
That was taken care of in the facts above.

9 How did your pets get their names?
I think my daughter chose the dog's name and I am not sure about the cat..

10 Who got you to start a blog?
Mmm, don't really remember but I started so that my mum and sisters (who live far away) could enjoy having a peek into what the kids get up to.

11 Do you read and enjoy my blogs?
Yes, my sweet child, I enjoy your blog

I will bow out gracefully from setting new questions and tagging others but I would love to pass on the
 "You Bless Me" award to all those who read my blog!
Thank you....


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