Friday, January 8, 2010

I'd Like to Thank The Academy...

Well, I guess not the Academy really, but my friends Jana (2Cool4MyMinivan) and Warrior Princess (No Really I'm Just Saying) - who nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award! You've gotta love blog land. It's just too fun!

My first duty as a winner is to list 7 random things about myself. Duty #2 is to nominate 7 other blog friends for the award. Too fun! Here goes.

1. I love lists. I had to put this first because I was thrilled to have an opportunity to make a list here.

2. I just signed my kids up for extended care at school 3 days a week and I'm really happy about it.

3. My 3 yr old is one of (if not THE) the most strong willed children in the universe. I wrote that last sentence today at about noon. But as I type this (7:30pm), my 5 yr old seems to be attempting to take the reign. She won't let me put her to bed because she only wants her daddy. He is busy putting my other daughter to bed at the moment. Since she threw a fit, we won't let her have her way. So she's upstairs screaming her brains out, saying she doesn't want me to put her to bed. So I'm not. She's on her own. I am angry.

4. I have worked out every day this week and eaten good too. I know results take longer than that but I'm secretly disappointed I don't look like Jennifer Aniston yet.

5. I recently went back to school to become an RN. I am getting ready to start my second of three prerequisite classes before applying to a nursing program. Since it's so competitive, it's imperative that I get A's in my prereq science classes. Hence #2 above, since I need ample time to study. :)

6. I love running, despite the pain it causes in my knees.

7. I just got back from a funeral for my step grandfather. His cousin is a Catholic Priest. During the mass, he said "shit happens". Granted, he was saying that the deceased, Angelo, would have said that. But it was still funny to hear a Catholic Priest, officiating a Mass, say "shit happens".

Okay, my turn to tag! Here are my 7, not including the two that tagged me. If you've been tagged before, just enjoy the love. :)

I couldn't figure out how to make these links... sorry. You can find these ladies on my blog list from my blog.

Melting Candy

A Beautiful Mess

All a Flutter

Music to My Ears

The Goat and The Kid

Endurance Isn't Only Physical

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness


  1. Okay, I will post mine in the morning....interesting that we have running in common and I just signed up to go back to school to become an RN as well ;) happy running, and happy studying!

  2. Hi Summer,

    Congrats on your award! I got one too! Don't you feel so special. I'll post mine tomorrow.

    Good luck going back to school! That sounds exciting.

    Katie- I didn't know you were going to do that too. Good for you.

    Summer- Did you know Katie's my cousin? Well, my mom's cuz, but she's mine too. :)

  3. Hi there! I'm popping over from Darlene's blog, "Music to My Ears." Just wanted to say hi. I love your humor -- your posts about growing out your roots made me laugh out loud...and I am so with you on the letting it all go (let one thing go...and everything else tumbles down with it). I too am on a new kick to halt the muffin top progress! Here's to new resolutions!

  4. :) Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. You are fabulous, my dear! Thank you very much... I am a total list chick. Make things on the list just to cross out. You are so my kind of girl. Can't wait to see you soon. By the way, I am so proud of you to go back to school.... so cool. xoxo

  6. Now I am seriously blushing! Thank you so much for tagging me on your list. I heart lists, too so I can't wait to get started on mine! Have a great weekend girly!

  7. Summer, just had to send you a note and thank you for the Porcupine Meatballs recipe. Now get your tissues, because this story might make you tear up. First off, my kids liked the meatballs, which is exciting. Better than that my husband actually tried one which is monumental! But the best part? They tasted so much like a recipe my mom made when I was a kid that it felt like she was back on earth with me, in my kitchen, for just one more meal. Thanks for helping me revisit my childhood! xo Sarah

  8. WOW Summer, way to help a girl get her Monday morning started in the right direction! Thank you for the love (=

    Keep up the good work! You will see those results soon. Have a great start to your week!