Sunday, January 3, 2010

Just let me catch my breath!

This is a big day in my blogging experience. Huge. I can't even believe how nervous and excited it has made me.

I've been awarded and tagged!

The Award comes with being "tagged" and the rules are that I must list 7 random things of interest about myself, and then I must award to 7 others whose blogs I esteem. Although, I can't tag Honore @ Bygone Knits, as she is the one who has generously awarded me.

1. I love my Yankee background, but I frequently run across descriptions of Southern hospitality and graces, and think secretly I'd like to be a Southern Lady.

2. I was born on an Air Force base in Normandy. France. I've seen the Eiffel tower and L'Arc de Triomphe and picnicked in the French countryside and I remember none of it. But I have a beautiful French birth certificate printed in gold ink.

3. In the early 1980's, Jay Leno rode his motorcycle up to an inn where I was working for the summer. He was doing stand-up comedy in our tavern and I helped him run the washing machine to wash his best jeans for his performance.

4. One summer when I was a teenager I worked at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Tomorrowland, actually. The uniforms were hideous. Red and yellow polyester. 'Nuff said?

5. I have a Master's degree in Biochemistry.

6. Almost everyone on my mother's side of my family is very tall. So, I married a man who is almost 6'5". My sons are tall but are not basketball players, they are hockey players. I possess no athletic talent. But wish I did. Or sing, if I had a choice.

7. I have neither desire nor interest in being preserved cryogenically.

Now, about tagging 7 others. This is a bit of a challenge, because while I am so excited to be tagged. (You mean someone actually knows I exist? I've never even written a book!) However, I have noted that some bloggers are not happy about being tagged. Maybe we should have some kind of icon on our blogs that indicates either "Feel free to tag me" or "No tags, please". So, I'm going to stick my neck out and tag blindly, not knowing if my tag-ees will scoff and scowl, or squeal with delight.

1. Mary Grace @ Hooked on Needles

2. Cindy @ My Romantic Home

3. Anna @ Thimbleanna *

4. Lara @ Thornberry

5. Laura @ Decor to Adore

6. Kim @ Daisy Cottage

7. Mary Corbet @ Needle 'n Thread

What fun for me! I hope this encourages you to visit the above blogs. As I was choosing, I discovered that there are more than 7 blogs that I think are beautiful, and the people behind them appealing and interesting. I purposely avoided awarding and tagging people who get hundreds of comments for each post, as I imagine their blogging time to be busy already. Although, I wonder if Lucy will have the time and energy to play, as she is expecting to meet Bump24 very soon indeed!

*This post was changed to take Lucy off the list, as when I went to her blog I saw she had 217 comments on her last post, and I am so worried about tiring her...... I subbed in one of the many other bloggers I admire and follow regularly.. Sorry to be so dorky and not getting things right the first time. I'm all discombobulated in my excited state! Check out Lucy's blog @ Attic24, anyway. Talk about eye candy! There is a link in my blog list in the sidebar on the right.


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Congratulations on your award and thank you for passing it on to me! I remember so well how exciting it was to get tagged when I first started blogging! It was so much fun. I'm no longer doing tags on my blog because it just got to be so overwhelming but I really appreciate that you thought of me!

I loved reading your 7 things. My dad was at Normandy in WWII. You have a Master's Degree in Biochemistry? I'm so impressed!!! My mom's side of the family is also tall. It's the Swedish side of my family, they are all tall and blonde!

Rosy Inspiration said...

Congratulations on your award. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, you are welcome to come and visit as many times as you like.

Mary Corbet said...

Hi, Wendy!! I'm so happy you won this award! I just spent an hour perusing your website - you deserve it!

Thanks so much for passing this on to me, and for mentioning my website in this list! I'm quite honored.

Happy New Year!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Wendy,
Congratulations on your award! It is indeed exciting isn't it?

It was SO much fun to read your 7 things. You now have to scan your birth cert. so we can see it. :)

I do have a sweet tweet on my sidebar that says I am an award free blog and my reason for that is twofold:
The first is I always try to remain humble and true to myself on the ole blog.
The second is that it got to be where I was getting awards 2 to 3 times a week as I generally only write 3 posts a week it was a challenge to keep up the thanks and still write from my heart.
But on occasion they still sneak in and it does indeed truly make my day. Thank you SO much.

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh you are so cute Wendy!

Thank you for the tag and congrats to you on your award!! I don't do the tags or awards anymore either, BUT I appreciate the thought and kindness very very much. And I have especially appreciated YOUR visits to my blog. You are a sweetheart.


Jodie said...

Congratulations on your award - don't stress too much about the tagging thing, its all just fun!

Jodie said...

Congratulations on your award - don't stress too much about the tagging thing, its all just fun!

Thimbleanna said...

What a sweetie you are Wendy! Congratulations on your award and thanks for passing it on to me. Sadly, I fall in the same category as those who've gone before me (if you want one of those little buttons you can steal it off of my sidebar.)

I've had so much fun looking over your blog -- ohmygosh! You're in Maine! I LOVE Maine -- you lucky duck! My sister lived there for two years when my boys were very small and we had so much fun on a visit to see her. Do you know of Rick Charette? I'll always associate him with our visits to Maine as that's where we found out about him.

Happy New Year!!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hi Wendy, congratulations to you on being given this award. It's nice to know that people out there appreciate your work and the time you put into sharing it with others. Thanks so much for passing the award on to me as well. I am quite honored to receive it and to be on the same list as some of my favorites too.

I'm not sure I could come up with 7 things to say about myself, but I did get a chuckle out of your husband's height! I am 5 feet 2 inches tall, and my husband is 6 feet 2 inches tall, so we make an interesting looking couple!

Thanks for making my day!


Emily Anne said...

Congrats! :)