Well, to my surprise, since we last met, I received not one but TWO stylish blogger awards. Since I am new here I was really shocked to see something like that at all, let alone so soon.
Award #1 was from Diana. If you aren't following her you should be. She's recently posted some amazing photo/writing excercises and I really really hope that they turn into something more than just a short story. I wish I could find her words.
Award #2 is from Michelle. Again, clicky to the left, then clicky at the top where it says "follow". I really love how she sprinkles images into her posts. It makes the entry even more fun!
Now, according to the rules, I am supposed to nominate some others to get one. Here is my thought on that. I am reserving that right for a later date. I have been here exactly one month and one day. I am not sure if I am in a position to judge any of you. Besides, I love something different about ALL of your blogs. It would not be fair to choose some over others. So one day, it will hit me, and I'll do it...I am just not ready :)
According to the other rules, I am supposed to tell y'all some things about me. Well, this shouldn't be so bad...
1. I have 3 turtles. Myrtle (the turtle), Charlie, and Tim. Tim is a girl, something we did not know until we caught her and Charlie together. Yes, I am serious. Somewhere there is photographic evidence. She laid an egg once. Not sure where it went, but it did not become a baby turtle. Thought I would share since some people wondered about turtles as pets. They are pretty easy.
2. Not easy are the 5 cats I currently have. Yes, I know, insane but I am a sucker for a stray of any kind. It used to be 6 but our beloved Muffin died a couple of years ago from kidney failure. This last year we almost lost our Snick to a kidney stone. One of them, Devlin, is diabetic. Dusti is schizophrenic. Abbie just has bad breath. I love them all dearly - but after they are gone, no more kitties for me.
3. I met my husband, known as Tugboat from here on out, over the phone at my first "real" job. I was living all alone in Minneapolis, working on the railroad (all the livelong day) and he worked in the rail yard in Indiana, very close to where I grew up/went to high school, etc. We started chatting a lot which led to late night phone calls after work, some calls lasted 12 hours. After a few months we decided to meet. I drove home to stay with my bestie from HS, and met up with him. A few trips back and forth, and I left the railroad to be with him. We met and married within 6 months. He's older than me by almost 12 years. We've been married 11 years.
7. I took a survey the other day. For the first time I had to check the "35-44" box. It was horrifying. I was like, 35-44?? How did we get here? What have I accomplished? Well, I'll tell ya. I'm married to a man that would do anything for me. While I hate going to work, I have a really good job that pays well and has good benefits. It's not a career, but it serves a purpose. Because of said job I can afford to have the shiny if I want it. I rock as a gamergirl, and I've made some pretty good friends because of it. And when the zombies do come, I'll be kicking a$$ and taking names, so ya'll are welcome at my bunker. I have a family that loves me, and and I have friends that love me even more, which is cool since they don't really have to. Oh, and in case you haven't heard, I am writing a book. Yeah, so what have accomplished? A lot. I may not have everything I want, but I sure have everything I need.
So, thanks again ladies, for the award (s). When the time is right, I will pass them on with pride :)