Monday, May 24, 2010

The one where people like me (doesn't everyone?)

So it's time for another awards session. Once again, I've been saving them up. And once again, I've totally forgotten where one of them came from. Yes, yes I am sadly lacking in organizational skills. This fact is evidenced by my desk. It was full of odd scraps of paper, purple post-it notes, and old mail that I had written a ton of notes on. And I'm sure to the average person it just looked like a mess. But there was order to my chaos, a method to my madness. I knew where all the notes I needed were. I planned on transcribing them into a notebook. But I knew them chronologically. Much like an archaeologist can tell what particular time period a dig site is by the layering of artifacts, I knew which phone call the notes came from by the way they were stacked. And then...Lu cleaned. And she gathered everything into a pile and set it to the side. Thus destroying my means of deciphering said notes. *sighs*

Really, that has nothing to do with these awards, but it does illustrate the fact that I am less than optimally organized. Which explains why I received one of these awards, but have no idea who bestowed it upon me or what the requirements for passing it on are. Blame my writer's brain. It's lost in my current novel, the new story I'm writing, and filing a new novel idea. So I'm not really all here. So without further ado~

This beautiful award was given to me months ago by Dorvader over at The Dork Side. Thank you sweetie! I enjoy her blog very much, because it's silly and real and the girl is talented at so many things!! She doesn't always get to blog regularly as the homework troll trips her up, but you should definitely check her our. The rules are that I have to list 6 things I'm a master at and then pass the prize to six other bloggers. Here goes:

1. I am a master of procrastination. For real. I can procrastinate with the best of them even if the task is something I really want to do! I'm not sure why I procrastinate so much, but I'm quite sure that the Internet is my master procrastination tool.

2. Cooking. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm an awesome cook. I refuse to be modest about it. I love to cook and I love to feed people. The best times are when our huge old table (seats 8 comfortably, 14 is a squeeze but can be done) is full of family and friends.

3. Snarkasm. I am a master of the snarkasm. Yes, I did just make up that word. Actually I made it up yesterday and I really like it. It's being snarky and sarcastic at the same time. You can be snarky without being sarcastic, and sarcastic without being snarky, but when you combine the two it's definitely snarkasm. Which lends itself to being snarkastic. I'm pretty sure it will catch on, much as "that stripper is off her pole!" has. I think that the Webster's people should start paying me for making up new words.

4. I am a master klutz. If there's a way to twist your ankle while walking along a perfectly clear flat surface, I will find it. I'm always covered in bruises that I don't know how I got. I frequently walk into walls, furniture and once or twice parked cars. If there's a way to injure yourself while doing something, I'll do it. I cannot cook without burning myself at least once per meal. Seriously, I'm a danger to myself and others.

5. Rescuing cats. In fact, we now have 8 cats residing with us. All but two were rescues. And those two were the babies of two of the rescues. Seriously, it's like there's a neon sign over my head that reads "Cats- need a home? Apply here". I cannot turn them down. Six of them are healthy, happy and loving living here. One hates all the others and is currently waiting on a transfer to a new home. Another is old and grumpy and doesn't really like anyone but Sean anymore. I caught him (grumpy cat, not Sean) stepping on one of the other cat's tails on purpose. He was verbally reprimanded.

6. Being a mom. Really, I feel I've done (am still doing) a good job here. Everyone is about to start college and they have plans and goals. None of them are drug addicts or alcoholics. People think they are mature, compassionate, contributing members of society so I must have done something right. Even though there were days I was positive I was ruining their lives and Lu was going to have eight kids with different fathers (one baby that only spoke spanish) and work in a gas station. I figured Sean would call me from prison on Mother's Day to tell me how it was all my fault. But it looks like I was just paranoid. Whew! That is a relief!!

Oh my...this is already a long post. I'm going to pass this off to six others real quick. And I'm giving it to these six because they never fail to comment my blog. So I guess it's kind of like an attendance award. The kid's friend Tyler ended up getting an award yesterday at graduation for perfect attendance all four years. He never missed a day of school. He was also the valedictorian. Fitting, huh?

1. Kenzie (my adopted little sister) over at The Unabridged Girl. She's a very talented writer, both of her blog and of fiction.

2. Suzicate of The Water Witch's Daughter. Suzi is a very talented memoirist and poet. Seriously, she rocks.

3. Jimmy of Jimmy's Opinion. He's a newer friend, but he never misses a blog or fails to comment. His blog is always honest and heartwarming.

4. Peg of Square Peg In A Round Hole. Peg also shares some amazing family stories. She & Suzi are sisters and the interplay between them is sweet.

5. Heather of Welch Happenings. Heather is one of the nicest people I know. And you never know what you'll find on her blog. Pictures, helpful blogger tidbits, things around the house, stories about her furbabies or the wonderful deals she's found.

6. Angelia of Living Loving Laughing. Her blogs are very often inspiring. Reminding us to be better people.

If you didn't get the award this time...relax!! I have four more of these to do. For real. And here's the one I can't remember... If you gave me this doozie, please speak up so you can get the credit and do tell what the rules are! Sorry to be such a brain frizzle!!

<---This one really suits me, no?

Thanks! Happy Monday y'all,


  1. Thank you for thinking of me. I gave you the Michief Maker. Isn't it adorable? It is my favorite of all the ones I've gotten. I believe (I'd have to look it up to be sure) it came to me through Megan, a poet from Jingle's rally. You rock!

  2. Oh no. Which one needs a new home? And grouchy cat is entitled to some mischeif since he is the patriarch of the group. And yea excellent cook is right.

  3. Thank You Spot,

    I appreciate your kind words and the attendance award because as they say "I'm a jack of all trades but a master of none" so not sure how this one is going to work Ha Ha

    Seriously I appreciate you thinking of me here and if I find any homeless cats I'll give you a call.

  4. Congratulations on all your wonderful awards, sweetie! You deserve every single one...even the ones you don't remember receiving. It'll come to you...when you least expect it. Probably in the middle of the night.

    Loved your list...loved learning more about you!

  5. Snarkasm is my new favorite word. Speaking of which, I'm pretty sure you just gave me one.

  6. Snarkasm is a perfect word! I bestow an award on you just for that!!

  7. Thank you soo much and congrats! I guess I do need to get out of the randomness of my blog, but what fun would that be!

    You can come get these three teenaged cats that showed up a few weeks ago!

    I am a master of procrastination...that would make me your apprentice!

    I am a master klutz...Just to let you know I have been sharing this title!

  8. What cute awards! Thank you. Wow. And HERE!

    Snarkasm is awesome, that is definitely going to get picked up by Dictionary and you will be my famous friend. We will spell it on Scrabble for tons of points, well maybe you should have added a z to the spelling.

    Happy Monday on Tuesday. I'm tardy as usual. :-)

  9. Hi Spot..any friend of Jimmy's is certainly worth checking out. I like your list..and though I am not a procrastinator...I totally relate to the klutz part!!! see you soon!

  10. Hahahha! Snarkism...I love this new word!! :)

    THANK YOU! You are fabulicious, as always. You completely deserve this award, too.

  11. Hee...fellow klutz's unite!! Congrats on the award!

  12. Congrats on your awards.

    Please come cook for me! I'm a pretty bad cook. Plus I hate cooking. Every night as I make dinner I think, "THIS again?"

  13. I didn't give you that award, but I meant to because you are so deserving....and you are a fellow klutz. Thank goodness I am not the only one around.

  14. Hmmm ... I am right there with ya for the snarkasm and procrastination ... and possibly wayward cats.


  15. Suzi~ it is an adorable one! As soon as you give me the rules, I'll pass it on!

    Roxy~ Minnie is waiting on a new home. Thanks for the cooking compliment!!

    Jimmy~ Read my lips-- NO MORE CATS!! You deserve the award, buddy!!

    Kathryn~ thanks dear heart! I love our telephone chats.

    Elly- I'm pretty sure snarkasm suits you!

    DfG~ thanks!! I love awards!

    Heather~ NO! I love your random blogs. That's what makes your blog "you".

    Angelia~ snarkazzle?? Haha!

    Dr. Soosie~ Thank you! And thanks for dropping by and commenting!

  16. Una~ thanks girlie!

    AA~ thank you! Klutz's unite!

    WW~ thank you! I would love to come make dinner for you!

    Jerry~ why thank you sir! I'm pretty sure I'm one of the worst klutzes ever!

    Danica~ thanks! Can I send you some cats??


  17. I don't think there were any rules with it. Not that I would have followed them anyway!

  18. I have no clue how I missed this but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I am sometimes (ok... lots of times) a ditz and things go completely over my head. I must seem like an ungrateful twit. I am very grateful. And humbled. And now I have to try to fibnd something that I am a master at? I seriously think you and I were sisters from different mothers because there's several here that I'd thik you were telling on me... *the klutziness and kitty rescues especially

    thank you.....

  19. Awww, thanks for the complements Spot! Hopefully with it being summer, I can start blogging a bit more :D