Tuesday, March 02, 2010

the one where i am the winner...

Thank you for all of your welcome back comments. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and well wishes for me and my family.

I am a winner.
Kind of. I will at least keep repeating that statement to myself.
A positive affirmation? Sure. We'll go with that.

My sweet friend, Jackie, nominated me for this award.
She has the best name. Jackie Justice.
I nominate her for superhero. Of the world.
She needs a cape.
Thank you, my friend.

There are rules. They are:
The rules for accepting this award are:
1) Post a thank you and the link to the person that gave you the award.
4) State seven tidbits of information about yourself.

(I took out rules 2 & 3. They were kind of a lot of pressure. So I took them out. And I like all of you.)

Here are my seven (very random) tidbits...

1. I am headed to Orlando this weekend to participate in the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Have I trained for this event? Nope. But I will wear my tiara and hope for the best.

2. My coffee table is an orange bench. We bought it that way. And it is an orange-safety-cone, vest-you-wear-to-hunt-in kind of orange. Bright. I liked the shape of the table and planned to paint it. My husband thought we should keep it orange. We did. I love it.

3. At Christmas time, the Husband and I were in Books-A-Million. A local wildlife author was there selling books. Giving autographs. There was no one at his table. He looked sad. I listened to his attempts at enticing people with the wildlife of North Florida. To no avail. I watched him from the safety of the Biography section. I convinced the Husband to go talk to him and buy a book. He did. I think more to stop my tears than because he wanted to talk wildlife.

I have a really sweet Husband. And I am kind of crazy sensitive.
And by kind of, I really mean very.

4. I don't like to leave my house. It is not so much about the going out. It is about the coming back home. This house is too quiet. Too still. Too filled with memories. And it's just better to stay in. So that I am not always reminded. Of what is missing.

5. My favorite go-to clothing item is my black hoodie. It is faded. It is a magnet for my dog's yellow hair. It should probably be retired. And I wear it all the time. I'm not what one might call fashion forward.

6. I can sing all the name of all Fifty states. In alphabetical order. I learned this song in fourth or fifth grade. It was my favorite song to sing to Michael when he was a baby. It was his favorite song for me to sing when he was big. Even up until last April. I sometimes sing it at his grave side. And by Connecticut, I am a mess of tears. Because of the do-do-do at that part of the song. His part as my back-up singer.

7. I prefer to write with mechanical pencils and fine point sharpie pens. I think it makes my handwriting look neater.

Coming up with seven tidbits is not as easy as I thought it might be!
And with 44 minutes left to spare!


Mrs. Justice said...

You are so much more of a winner than I am. "Break a leg" (but don't really just in the theatre sense)this weekend as you sparkle and shine. Also, start practicing your wave, Princess Diaries can help if you need it. xoxo!

Kim said...

Great Tidbits. I knew them all except the Books A Million story. I would have done the same thing. Have a great Marathon and I'm looking soooo forward to our "date" next Tuesday.

Cindy said...

You have beautiful handwriting, even w/out the fine point sharpie =]