Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yay--A Tag and Two Awards

June 30, 2009

Sassy Cass over at Sassy and the Boys tagged me in her meme the other day, so I thought it might be fun to share a few little unknown trivia facts about me.

Ten cool (or not cool--take your pick) hidden secrets of msprimadonna67:

1. When I was a little girl, my mom thought it would get me in good with the 'in-crowd' to make me take both accordion lessons and baton twirling lessons. Who knew that these skill sets would have limited application in my adult life.

2. I have two brothers and two sisters. I desperately wanted our family to be The Brady Bunch when we were growing up.

3. Even though I'm an English teacher and I love to read, I'm not a particularly fast reader. I'm a good reader, just not a fast one.

4. I'm obsessive about taking pictures. I never go anywhere without my camera, and I upload my pictures onto three different computers (desktop, laptop, and even some to my work computer), just to make sure that if one crashes I don't lose them all.

5. I find my children utterly fascinating and adorable. And I love that they still love for me to join them on their school field trips--I wouldn't want to miss out on some of those experiences we've been able to share together, and it gives us some really unique one-on-one mama/kid time.

6. My husband and I got married two years ago, twenty-two years after we dated each other in high school. I thought he was hot then, and I think he's gotten even better looking over the years.

7. I love my job, and have been at my school for nineteen years. I'd love to retire from this same school. As long as they never give me sophomores, I think it might work out that way.

8. It is one of my goals to become a published author, even if it's something just local.

9. When we are retired, Doug and I want to buy an RV and travel the country. We also hope to travel the world, but sooner, and not in an RV.

10. I would love to make our family of five a family of six, especially after seeing what an amazing step-dad Doug is to my kids. It seems, though, that time is likely not working in our favor. I am incredibly blessed to have my babies without a doubt, and I feel selfish sometimes wishing for another, knowing that there are some who are still waiting for a baby to come into their lives.

I'd like to tag the following people, because I'd love to know a little more about you:


Always Home and Uncool



Housewife Savant

Also, in honor of the fact that one of my good friends recently gave me the 'constructive criticism' that my writing isn't really about anything and that 'no one is really going to want to read anything I write unless I get angry and really go on a rant,' I've decided to make myself feel better and indulge in a little positive feedback that has come my way in the form of blog awards. (By the way, I'm not really a 'rant' sort of a person, so if that's what you're looking for, you'll not likely find it here. I'm a pretty positive person, and I like to focus on the things that are more productive for me than negativity.)

The first award is the Love Your Blog award, from Hit 40 at sanewithoutdrugs. I, of course, love Hit 40's blog, too, so I think you should check it out. This one just sends love, but there are no tags or pass-it-ons. If you are listed below for the Sisterhood Award, then obviously I love your blog, too, so feel free to take this one as well.

The second award,from Kate at sauciewee, is the Sisterhood Award. She actually awarded it to me a few weeks ago, and I'm just now getting to the post. Sorry about that, Kate--I really wasn't trying to ignore you, and I'm thrilled you nominated me for this! If you get a chance, go check out Kate's blog--it's one I always look forward to reading because she's so real and honest.
The award looks like this:

Here are the rules for the Sisterhood Award.

~ Put the logo on your blog or post.

~ Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!

~ Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

~ Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

~ Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award/

So here are just some of the awesome blogs that I'd like to nominate for the Sisterhood Award today, because they're all pretty cool:

Sassy Cass
Caroline...On Line
Fidgeting Gidget


  1. I am the same way with pictures, I can't leave home without my camera... it drives my husband a little crazy ;)

    and.....I love reading your blog! That wasn't very nice of your friend to say! I keep coming back to read, I may not always comment but I do read. Keep up the writing!

    Obviously others really like your blog too or you wouldn't be getting "I love your blog" awards ;)

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. You are so sweet to include me in the awards section here! When reading what it's about, I thought "Cripes! (actually, I didn't think "cripes", but it sounds better than what I was really thinking.) Am I showing great attitude? Because really I'm usually griping.. At least it feels that way."

    So thanks for the boost!

    Also, I can totally identify with most of this list, especially 7 and 8. Just so you know, in my opinion rants do not make for good reads, unless you live in 1776, or thereabouts, and are writing a sermon/pamphlet on how the king's stranglehold is making it very hard to breathe in this God given (or was it forsaken?) land of the free..er, land of perceived freedom! (slamming fist on table for emphasis)
    Find your own comfortable (and lovely, I suspect) genre.

    Mine, I think, is vignettes. I'll never get a novel written. Even short story is too much of a commitment. I want my writings to be more like polaroid pictures - instant connections/emotions with people and or places. Malgudi Days is a great example of how vignettes work.

    Also, I don't really want to teach 10th grade. I love my juniors and seniors!!

    Thanks again..

  3. Congrats on your awards!!

    p.s. I keep my camera in my purse for "those moments." haha!!

  4. Congrats and thanks for passing it on! :) I want to be a published author someday, too!

  5. You are a doll-Thanks for thinking of me! I will happily accept, but I do have a rule about accepting awards and passing them on. Check it out! http://mrs4444awards.blogspot.com/2009/03/good-shts.html Are you game?!