The rules state I’m supposed to thank the person who gave me the award, share seven bullet-point items about myself, and then nominate 15 bloggers I have recently discovered who are awesome–wiggitty WHAT?! I’ll be honest with you: I don’t have much internetting time now that Isobel is here. I am a crusty old denizen of the web from way back (since it was just a wee series of tubes) and time was that I could fire off 15 new blogs off the top of my head, no problem. Now, though, my time is mostly spoken for and I play a constant game of catch up with the awesome bloggers I do follow. So let’s nominate five and we’ll call it square, shall we?
Here are my nominations:
3. Kerri Ann
Seven Facts About Myself:
Although I don’t have any other food allergies (that I’m aware of) I became slightly allergic to fresh, raw pineapple while pregnant. I after eating a delicious plate of slices my tongue and lips became kind of numb and tingly and everything tasted very bitter in my mouth for the next half hour. I was perplexed as I’d never had any sort of food allergy before. This happened one or two more times before I made the connection. I love fresh pineapple and I hoped like crazy it would go away after the baby was born. No such luck. I’ll probably still try to eat it now and again (I’m a slow learner) but I am pleased to note that I’m not allergic to pineapple that is cooked.
I really cannot stand Huell Howser. I’m sure he’s a nice guy and all, but if you’ve ever caught part of his show on channel 6 you know what I’m talking about. The man has only one volume and it’s called “yell at you in the face.” And my cousin Katrina pointed out that when he interviews people he speaks to them as if they are… challenged. I’m practically in love with California but his show is not doing our tourism any favors. So basically I’m using Random Fact Number Two as a slot to bitch about someone I don’t know. Huh. Carry on!
I’ve been making a conscious effort to need and use less things lately. I sort of feel like that’s the mission statement of this blog as a dedication to peeling back the layers of life to find what really nourishes me, but I’ve been paying at lot of attention to stuff lately. Probably because we just got back from that trip and I was obsessed with packing light. I feel like I spend a lot of time at home cleaning and taking care of stuff so I’ve been going through things and donating a lot. I don’t want my entire life to be spent taking care of things. This is not a new thing for me: every so often I get the urge to get rid of 90% of what I own. This is been the case with me since high school and Anthony has witnessed it many, many times. On the plus side I cleaned out the closet and had a giveaway and also have a bag of goodies to send to my good friend Jenn.
I’m learning quite a bit of Spanish by teaching it to my daughter. She pretty much makes me a better person in every way.
My Mom has a half brother who had five kids. Even though we are cousins we don’t get the opportunity to see each other very often. They are all super awesome and I’d want to be friends with them even if we weren’t related.
Before you ooh and ahh over my flawless skin in photos, kindly note that I have Photoshop and I know how to use it.
I immediately lost all of my baby weight in the months following Isobel’s birth. But in the months immediately following that I immediately put on over 20lbs and it has been my very stubborn constant companion. I’m terrible at dieting and have limited ability to work out. Fantastic! I’ve been cautiously trying to up my activity level while monitoring what I eat (I fail at dieting, but I do pretty well at monitoring and evaluating food choices) and I’ve lost ten pounds since the summer. Yeah! Let’s see if I can keep up that momentum when I start work back up again. My working life is a whole lot different than my SAHM life and I’ll have to have a whole new strategy. My Mom congratulated me on my achievement by saying, “You’ve lost weight! You’re stomach doesn’t look so big!”