Friday, March 26, 2010

My First Blog Award!

I am honored to announce that I have received my first blog award. Boy, do I feel special! The award came from one of my favorite bloggers who also happens to be in one of my favorite families. After you finish reading this post, you should go check her blog out: a gal and her dog.

I won the Master of Karate and Friendship Award!! For this award, I have to list 6 things that I master in and then pass it on to 6 bloggers who I think are masters at friendship and making blogging awesome.

Well obviously I am a master in many things so it will be quite the challenge to to only pick 6.

1.) I am a master of cleaning up muddy paw prints. Spring is officially here and that means plenty of rain here in South MS. This results in a muddy mess in the backyard. Having a doggy door is a wonderful convenience a majority of the time. However, not when it rains. The dogs can come and go as they please leaving muddy paw prints EVERYWHERE. I am a master of removing them from the floors, countertops (Yes, Faulkner thinks anything on the countertops is fair game for him), the walls (when they shake) and even my couch. Tried and true soapy hot water and an old dishrag are the tools this master uses.

2.) I am a master at collecting wine bottles. I should also extend this mastery to many of my dear friends who help me in collecting wine bottles. I collect wine bottles for a project I have planned for the future when we finally get settled somewhere we plan to stay a long time. Most of you reading this blog already know the project, but I will not share for those who do not know. I will tell you that it will be outside and will require the bottom 2-3 inches of the wine bottle that my loving husband cuts off for me with his manly wet tile saw every few months when we start looking like alcoholics with all the wine bottles sitting around.

3.) I am a master at grocery shopping. I HATE going to the grocery store. Theres nothing I enjoy more than trying to weave through aisles full of screaming kids, motorized wheelchairs driven by morbidly obese people filling up their cart with ding dongs and doritos and little old women who can't see well enough to tell a box of oatmeal apart from a bottle of calcium supplements. Yes, I realize I will one day probably have a basket full of screaming kids and eventually will probably be that old lady buying a box of condoms because I thought it was a box of Depends but for now these individuals make the grocery store horrendous. Because of this, I have learned the aisles of the store we frequent and write my list according to the the store layout. Starting with produce, going down the meat aisle that leads to the dairy, and then back down maneuvering through the aisles. I am in my determined and focused vibe at the grocery store. If you see me on your aisle, you better turn around and get out of the way.

4.) I am a master in squeezing toothpaste out of the very bottom, far away corner of the tube. This drives Ben crazy. He doesn't understand why I can't just throw away the tube and open a new one. However, he doesn't realize how much toothpaste is hiding in those corners at the bottom of the tube just waiting for the opportunity to clean my pearly whites. However, he is starting to see how many extra toothbrushing sessions you can get out of tube if just use those hand muscles. I should thank my mom for helping me acquire this mastery.

5.) I am a master at falling asleep while watching a movie. Now, this doesn't include every movie. This only applies to movies that we view at home, I never fall asleep in the theatre, except that time I agreed to go watch one of the Star Wars/Star Trek movies (um, who is Darth Vader?) It always happens if we decide to watch a movie late at night. It doesn't mater if we're watching it on the couch or lying in bed. I. Always. Fall. Asleep. But its always that light sleep, so if Ben laughs at something I can laugh too so he doesn't know I have surrendered to my exhaustion. I eventually have to confess and let him know that I missed part (well most of) the movie and we have to start the whole process again the next day.

6.) I am a master in picking the yummier entree when Ben and I eat out. This occurs almost every time we try out a new restaurant or if we are both trying out new dishes at the restaurants we know and love. Choosing my meal is like choosing between a fabulous handbag on sale or an even more fabulous pair of shoes not on sale. It is a big decision. I love food and love meal times so choosing my meal is a pretty big deal, I always have to tell the waiter that we need several more minutes so I can make this important decision. Because of the great thought that goes into my decision, Ben is always jealous he didn't choose the entree I chose. I feel he should be grateful for my ability to choose yummy meal because not only does he get to try mine, he always gets to finish off what I can't finish. I think its a win-win situation for him.

So now that I have shared a few of my many masteries, I must now pass this award on to my fellow bloggers. My winners are:

1. Anna & Corrie at my first friend and me

2. Jessica at Jessica Lee

3. Jessica at Beginnings as Mrs. B

4. Alison at Ross Ramblings

5. Holly at The Lunsford Family


  1. Thanks for playing along. Hannah can't stay awake through a movie to save her life, so you two have that in common. And I'm a machine at the grocery store too. I have a list made in order of how I run through the store to save time. Have a great week!

  2. You are too funny!! The ordering the best meal at a restaurant cracked me up. And also made me kinda hungry. haha...and Thanks for the award! We'll have to do that this week!

  3. Haha! I agree with ALL of those! I'll definitely work on my post soon - thanks!

  4. Love it!! Thanks for the award... that is next on my blog agenda! I feel as though I am a master at collecting wine bottles for you. I don't drink wine all that much-- but if we ever go through a bottle, it will sit on my countertop for months sometimes, just to save it for you. haha.