Monday, October 20, 2008

How 'Bout That!

This little comment showed up in my inbox today...."I came across your blog and am now hooked. I've passed on a cute little award to you. Just head over to my blog to 'pick it up'!"

Really? Huh. I never thought my life was all that interesting. Kind of makes me happy today. So off I went to be sure this wasn't a stalker or something like that. ( wasn't.)

Tranquility...and Turmoil (isn't that a great name!!) passed this neat little award on to me. THANKS! Here's the little catch though...(but it's an easy one): I've been asked to post 6 Things I Value & 6 Things That I Don't Value and then to pass this along to 6 other lovely bloggers. So here goes!

6 Things I Value

  1. My God - I serve an amazing & loving God. I trust wholly in His word & know that he will lead me to where He wants me to be. I value the ability to proclaim His name far & wide without fear of reprisal.
  2. My Hubby - He is one of the hardest working men I know. He may deny this but I've seen him in action. While I may complain about him being gone a lot during hunting season, he totally deserves that time away. He works in a job with many MANY stresses and yet he does it day after day to provide for me & his sons. Thanks, hon.
  3. My Boys - I have three amazing boys. I love how much they love me. I love their exuberance. I just love having them around - yes, even when they are totally annoying me! ;-) Which they are so very good at.
  4. The freedom to homeschool - I value all the hard work that those who went before me put in. I am so thankful that it's a simple matter of a single letter to the state and I can educate my children at home. I read about the hardships in other countries - especially in Germany - where many families have lost their children over this issue. This is one reason the name of our homeschool is Freedom Academy.
  5. My friends - I have had some truly amazing friends in my life over the years. Some are still there. Some have moved on. But I am truly thankful for all of them. I could start naming names, but I'm not going to. You all know who you are & you know how much I appreciate your friendship. Thanks.
  6. Diet Mt. Dew - Hey, it was getting a bit serious there for a minute don't you think? This is my favorite drink. I am so very addicted to it & freely admit it. I won't even begin to tell you the number of times I've run out to the "corner store" to get some when I run out. Did I ever mention said corner store is a 30 minute round trip? Anyway, I am working my way off it - I think. But for right now, I really value it! ;-)

6 Things That I Don't Value

  1. Poor driving - This is probably topping number #1 right now since I was almost hit in the parking lot yesterday as some yahoo drove across the parking spaces to get out. No, he didn't stop. I did. sheesh! That & the fact that we had a drunk driving (at 5pm!!) hit & kill a mom of three children just recently. She was only two years older than I. He forced her off the road & walked away without a scratch. This is after he almost hit 3-4 other people on a busy highway very near to where I live.
  2. Those who use the argument for "freedom" to push only their viewpoints without listening to others. 'Nuff said I think.
  3. Gossipping - Probably one of the hardest things not to do but try, please?
  4. Insurance companies - I won't go in to all the details but read HERE if you haven't read my story.
  5. People who don't keep their promises - Nothing in particular has happened lately, it just bugs me.
  6. Winter - I know, I know, I know. I live in Maine. Why don't I value winter? I dislike the cold. I don't do any outside sports. I hate shoveling. Seriously, I need to find someplace that is fall-like all year round. Although, I doubt I'll get my family to move with me. Oh well!

Here are the 'official' rules: *Mention the blog that gave you the reward and comment on their blog to let them know that you have posted their award. You also have to list 6 things you value and 6 things you don't value. Lastly, you have to pass the award onto 6 other friends! *

So here are the six folks I'm passing this along to....

  1. Deb at Following the Narrow Path
  2. Steph at From Glory to Glory
  3. Sheri at The Carneal Chronicles
  4. Monica at Once Upon a Time...
  5. Sara at Embracing Destiny
  6. Suzanne at Just a Bunch of Nothin'

And I know I'm only suppose to only do six, but I'm breaking this rule slightly because I want to give it out to Linda at MacDonald Clan too.


  1. I am honored to be'll take me all week to figure out my 6 things...


    My son would give you a run for your money on the Diet MT Dew....

  2. Thanks, Lisa.

    Now, back at you! I've just given you an award. Check it out.

  3. That list would certainly take some thought! Hmmm... 6 things I don't value...

  4. Heh, I don't deserve to be that high on the list. Second only to God? I don't think so. At least I was above DMD. :)

  5. What a nice surprise! Thanks for the fun.


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