Monday, September 29, 2008

Taggin' & Bottom Draggin'

It's official, I've been tagged! No, not by some animal rights group, but by my dear friend at , JL. A week ago, I wouldn't have known what "tagging" was, but my friend has opened my eyes to the real world of blogging, and I am so excited. I have had entries for a while, but really didn't get what blogging was all about. Now, I am totally hooked! Well, here are some random facts. Mind you, I am not a very exciting person, so try not to fall asleep (I have a great story later on that you won't want to miss).

  1. I am obsessed with decorating magazines. Seriously, like with candy corns, it is an addiction.

  2. I had a job offer working for the Cowboys when I was trying desperately to get out of college. I decided to become a teacher and accept a lucrative contract there instead.

  3. I can do the Moonwalk and the Worm (although NO ONE will ever see me do it). I am dying to lose weight so that I can force my husband to take dance lessons with me. No, not tap or ballet, but salsa, ballroom and/or swing. There is just too much to jiggle around as of this moment.

  4. I LOVE to bake, but don't really like to cook.

  5. I can wiggle my ears.

  6. I use to work in a mental health hospital. I got a mean uppercut in the chin my very first week by a senior citizen when I was trying to empty his catheter.

  7. At one time, I worked 2 jobs and went to school full time. It took me 7 1/2 years to get my degree. Let me clarify. 7 1/2 years to get my Bachelor's degree, not a PhD!

Now, here are the 7 people I have tagged. Their websites are amazing and I am sure that they have all been tagged at least 764 times, but I don't personally know many bloggers (yet). Please check out their websites and leave them a little note that you were there. Thanks!

  1. (This gal is freakin' hilarious!)

  2. (One of my decorating heroes!)

  3. (Great decorating ideas!)

  4. (Again, decor galore!!!)

  5. (Amazing! Be sure to look at "Porches on Parade")
  6. (Great Tablescapes!)

  7. and last but certainly not least... (One of my favorite Southern gals with great taste!)

Okay, now back to my favorite thing...decorating! Actually, sleeping is my favorite thing, but I can't do that and type at the same time and talk about boring! Anywho, in my picture of my pumpkin topiary on the front porch that I did a week ago, I realized that my pumpkins looked naked in the picture. I then realized that the berries had fallen.

Here is what it REALLY looks like.

Okay y'all, look at this pitiful thing. Yes, Big Ma' here broke the porch swing yesterday. Talk about embarrassing! In my defense, we really don't know the age of the chain, and we had been swinging on in all weekend (my littlest baby was really sick and the only thing that would soothe him was swinging, therefore, we swung for HOURS each day).

I do have to say that in the midst of this mess, the Lord protected us. My little one was actually sitting on my left side (the side that broke) only minutes before "the swing incident". Right before it happened, I really felt like I needed to put him on my lap. Now, mind you, he was perfectly content and not screaming at the moment, and I was almost afraid to move him for fear that we would begin the blood-curdling screamfest all over again, but I just had to. Well, thank you Jesus, is all I have to say, because if I hadn't moved him, he would have not only fallen to the cement, but Big Ma' would have flattened him like a pancake with her big ol' ba-donk-a-donk!

Okay y'all, here is history in the making!!! Yes, it is a hairband, and it is in C's hair. Wait, better yet, she kept it in the whole time at church! I had to get it on film. It is about as miraculous as the parting of the Red Sea. Oh, by the way, this is C's newest smile. Lovely isn't it. Notice the squint of the eyes. Perfect for photos, right? Oh well she is still darn cute. Between E's big cheesy grin & C's little squinty-eyed thingy that she is doing, won't the Christmas cards be wonderful!
Happy blogging!

9 brilliant things my peeps said about this:

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Hey girl! Made it home just fine. Love your tagging list...

You didn't tell me about the Cowboys thing - that's so neat!

Gosh, baby girl is the cutest durn thing!

Hope to see you soon - are the kiddos well?

Susie Harris said...

To be tagged!!! what fun~ I sometimes tell way more than what yall really want to know Im sure, hehe. Thanks for thinking of me!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hey...thanks for the tag! I am tickled pink (and it's not even Pink Saturday) over being nice of you to think of me! :-) I may wait a bit to name the 7 things since I was just tagged recently for this little fun game. Enjoyed reading your 7 things! I'm with you on the decorating magazine obsession, except my addiction has progressed to the next level...decorating books! :-) Susan

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Well hi there, thanks so much for the tag! I enjoyed reading your list, especially #3 which I can most definitely relate to. Eh hem. :-) Well, and of course #1, although I have found since blogging I read far less magazines. Oh, and #4, yes, love baking. Cooking, not really. We have quite a bit in common!

I never worked in a mental health hospital, that would be tough. And I can't wiggle my ears!

SO nice to meet you and thank you for tagging me for the fun game.

Blessings to you,

Jill Moffitt said...
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Judy said...

Oh my goodness Mama! What a surprise and honor to be tagged by you not to mention your kind words! I'm so glad you "found" me so that I could find're going on my blogroll.

Now let me try and think of 7 things that folks might find interesting!


Jill Moffitt said...

i blame the chain.
it never felt sturdy anyway.

but hey, look on the bright side - it could've been worse. the ceiling could have been rotten and the second story could have caved in and fallen through to the first.

i'm just saying ...

i would've seen my life flash before my eyes!

Neabear said...

I am glad you are okay. Isn't strange how you get a feeling that you need to do something and it turns out to be a good thing you did? Like we say, It was the Holy Spirit talking. A physical therapist that used to work with us was on the heavy side. She leaned against and kind of on the sink in the rehab room and pulled the sink away from the wall. Now that had to have been embarrassing. I wasn't in the room at the time, so I don't know what her reaction was. I know if it was me, I would have been beet red! I don't dare lean on that sink. LOL. It was nice to meet you. I forget now exactly how I found your blog, you know click here , click there...

Mind Your Manors said...

Thanks for the props! We are enjoying all the fun on your site! Take care and have a great day!

Amy & Rachel