Monday, March 15, 2010

Blogger Award

I was awarded this by Katy @ A Few More Pages who mentioned that she got it from Lori @ Some of my Favorite Books at the end of February. That rung a bell for me. So I looked it up. Sure enough, Lori gave me that award too ~ right before my computer died, I got sick ... I fell behind and I totally forgot about the award. I have been making posts, but not like I used to. I apologized to all of you, but I certainly owe a special one to Lori. Thank you both for this award and I am so sorry for not mentioning it sooner.

For receiving this award, I'm supposed to list 10 random things about well as, pass it along to 10 other bloggers. we go:

10 random things about me:

1. I once won $100 in a grocery store by hula hooping for longer than anyone else.
2. I celebrated my 18th birthday by eating pizza with strangers in the processing station for new Army recruits.
3. I once had a man offer my mother and father several camels so I could become one of his concubines (in a middle eastern restaurant).
4. I love to do drama (and do well) but get stage fright ~ sometimes so bad that my hands will shake too hard to hold the props. Funny thing is, nobody off stage ever notices.
5. My husband and I were married by proxy. A notarized paper took his place and I called him to tell him we were married. {We did re-marry in a church on our 1 year anniversary.}
6. I have a collection of old books ~ especially schoolbooks. I like the 50s a lot because of the pictures; it just seems like a simpler time, but I have some from the 1800s.
7. I like to make jewelry, but I don't like to wear it except to dress up.
8. I am a total sucker for a good romance, whether it's a book, movie, TV show, a real life story ...
9. I had to quit ebay because I was known to fight too hard to win even if the price went to high. I don't know whether it was competition, that I got sentimental over the item ... I'm not sure. Thankfully I nipped my "problem" in the bud. lol
10. I find it easier to reach out online than in person. I'm almost painfully shy until I get to know people.

Since it has been so long and most of the people I know, Lori & Katy know as well ~ this award has made it through the ranks. However, I think all my followers are Sugar Dolls that I would love to learn more about. If you have not been given this award before ~ then please consider it yours now. I would love to see it up on your blogs.

Blessings ~


  1. Congratulations and GOD BLESS!

  2. :) I am the same way--very shy in person and much better at conversing online.

  3. I can't get over #3..oh my!

    I'm shy too...a friend of my brother's is always bringing up the fact that I don't talk. Gets old and doesn't help, ya know? He even once asked my husband what we talk about because he actually thought I didn't talk to my husband I guess.

  4. Andrea ~ Thank you.

    Katy ~ I'm not sure why it's easier online, but it is. It's also easier to find people who have the same interests, so that helps.

    Angie ~ Yes, that actually scared me. I was glad my parents didn't tell me until we left the place. We never went back there either. lol

    As for the shyness, I'm the same way. My husband used to have these work parties we'd have to go to. I didn't know anyone and was really uncomfortable. So, I just stood there like a potted plant for most of the night. Toward the end I talked a little to a smaller group and the next time we met at a more casual setting with that group of people it was easier for me to relax and talk ~ especially after an hour or so. One of them talked about the dramatic difference in my personality. It was like they thought I had become someone else in the month between gatherings, when really I had just become more relaxed around them.

  5. Hey Lee!
    Life isn't easy right now for anyone, so we all totally understand about life getting in the way of blogging!

    Wow! You had some GREAT random facts about you....seriously. Very impressive *wink*

    The one about your 18th birthday rung a bell for me because yesterday was MY 18th birthday : D I'm sorry you were alone, I hope (at least) those strangers were kind of "good company" *wink*

    Thanks for the award!! Talk to you soon,

  6. NO worries, Lee! I'm a huge procrastinator anyway, so it takes me quite a while to post awards. *sorry!*

    Your random facts are awesome! I love buying/selling on eBay, but hubby has been doing more buying lately, and I've been trying to sale. :)

    I agree 100% with the online vs. real-life. Allen says that I come across as rude when I meet strangers, but once I get to know you, I never shut up! LOL

    Kudos on winning the hula-hooping contest! *standing ovation* My sisters and I used to hula-hoop all the time, but I doubt I can anymore.

    {{BIG hugs}}

  7. Lee I'm a hula hooper too...well I used to be.

    As for the camel thing my parents would have said you can have her and we'll give YOU camels! JK :-P

    As I read down your list I think we could be long lost sisters! I too collect old school books!!!

    I also love drama too and did 2 musicals in high school but put me in front of the class to give a speech and I would practically pass out.

    Hahahahahaha okay are we ALL shy gals??? I know I am but like Lori said once I get started I don't stop! :-P

    XOXO~ Renee

  8. LOL Camels? That's just too funny. From reading you random facts you are one interesting gal, Lee!

    And the only thing I've ever done (that's on your list) would be ebay, but as the seller. We sold on ebay for over a year, and then took the money we earned and got annual passes to Disney World.=)And I don't collect school books (per say) but, I do own a 200 yr. old history book that only goes as far as Pres.Pierce, which is pretty cool;)LOL
    Have a wonderful rest of the week, Lee!
    Love Ya,

  9. Hannah ~ Thanks for being so understanding and happy belated birthday. I hope it was fun. I can't wait to go check out your facts. :o) The people were nice. We were all pretty nervous. What was funny is that one day later I couldn't even recognize the guys that hung out with me because all their hair was cut off, everyone wore the same uniforms and we weren't allowed to talk to each other. lol

    Lori ~ I don't think I could hula hoop anymore either. This was quite a while ago. I couldn't believe the prize was so high or I wouldn't have tried at all. It was while my hubby was still in the Army.... let's see it was in 1996. Not eons ago - but close. lol

    You know people have called me stuck up before. It's sad because it's so far from the truth. I have an insecurity problem that drives my hubby batty. It doesn't help the whole writing thing either. If you don't appear to believe in yourself, who else will? So ... I need to overcome it. Anybody know of a way to replace a personality?

    Renee ~ I think it is too funny that I managed to hook up with such wonderful people that I have so much in common with. I'm so thankful especially for you & Lori. She introduced me to you and practically everyone else I know here. You are both very special to me.

    I can't believe the old school books ~ that is too funny. I also warm up and can get pretty talkative (I am shut at home by myself all day). SO I have to be careful about that. ;OD

    Ashley ~ lol I had to try really hard to come up with interesting facts and they are nearly all from my past. I live a really quiet life now.

    I sold a little on ebay, but mostly I bought. I haven't been on there in a long time and I need to stay away. All this talk has me itching and I have no money to spend so it would not be a good thing. lol

    The great thing about old schoolbooks is that they were made closer to the actual events (when you're talking about history) so in that case they are more or less more accurate ~ though there is bias (just like in today's books). They didn't re-write all the Christian references out though ~ which is cool ~ and the pictures are really interesting. I love to find them with notes about who owned them. I've found books with assignments inside. That was so wonderful. I also have a Bible that is missing it's binding but is clearly very old ~ probably 1800s. Books like that have history. They were valued more than books today. I like to try and imagine who the people are who read them. :o)