Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Honest Award Tag

This award was passed onto me by Shirley at Rubber Stamping Workshop Someone else passed this award to me but darn it, after searching my email, I couldn't find the other blogger. . .I'm really sorry. I should do these awards thing sooner but honestly, I can't even do my laundry on a timely basis. Can you imagine? I'm terribly disorganized and I guess that's my first honest thing I have to say. LOL!

I must thank the person who gave me the award, list their blog and link to it
I must list ten (10) honest things about myself
I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog
I must select at least seven (7) other worthy bloggers & list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award

Sooo.......10 honest things about me:

  • I have at least 3 planners and 2 "to do list" notebook. I write in them regularly but never look at them after I write in them. Why so many planners and notebooks? Because I lose them all the time so I figured if I have a lot of them, I'll eventually come across one of them. LMAO!

  • I keep buying journals. I'll write in one. . .usually when I'm in a bad mood then I hate what I write so I rip it up and buy or make a new one. I've done this all my life. I have tons of journals with ripped pages.

  • I'm a very organized disorganized person. I have this thing for organizing things but after I organize things, I can't remember my system of organization and can't find anything. I end up ripping up whatever I organized looking for something then I put everything back together again.

  • I'm a control freak that is out of control most of the time. I start to get anxious when the house is a mess or I'm behind on things but I can never get things in order. The control freak in me can't stand it but seem helpless to change things.

  • I go through major life changes every 5 years. My "boredom syndrome" kicks in and I have to do something dramatically different. . . .the 5 year is up and that's the reason why I'm planning to return to college. My husband says that I'm in perpetual boredom mode and need something to stimulate me in order to be happy. Is he saying that I need therapy?

  • I don't like to sleep. Sleeping is the bane of my existence. When I do take a nap because I'm sleepy. . .I'm disappointed in myself. I feel like I've wasted an hour or however long I took a nap. Sleep to me is a waste of precious time that I could be doing fun things. There's too many things in life to enjoy to waste it on sleeping.

  • I'm a project starter. . .I'm always starting projects but never finish them. Everything I do starts off as a "project". Even cleaning is a "project". I get a high from the "newness" of things but once the "newness" feeling goes away, I quickly get bored of it and start something new.

  • I'm an only child who was raised by my grandparents (who passed away a few years ago). I always was afraid of being orphaned because my grandparents were old when they adopted me. When I was a child, milestones such as birthdays, school graduation, weddings, events. . .were always a source of worry. I always thought that my grandparents would pass away before I reached any of them and I would have to celebrate those events without them. Although my grandfather passed away when I was 21, my grandmother lived to 99 years of age. She just missed her 100th birthday.

  • I have only one child (my daughter). My son that I always refer to is actually my step-son. He is my husband's son. I was divorced once and I'm married to my current husband. My daughter is my ex-husband's daughter.

  • My daughter's father (ex-husband) died when my daughter was 6 years old. He was murdered in 1998 (he was an innocent bystander who was shot by someone who was in a middle of a fight at a restaurant parking lot). His case is a cold-case file and no one has been prosecuted. I'm planning to bring the case out of the cold-case file. It's a long story.

Okay. . .I have to choose 7 other people. I have to think about this. I'll update this post sometime today with my 7 other people.

Don't forget to scroll down for the tutorial I posted today.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!


Vicki G said...

Oh Maria......... loved reading your honest things.........I too have many journals kicking around and make lists that I never look at, but I put them on sticky notes and they are stuck everywhere!!!!

So sad to hear about your daughter's father, how sad and how sweet that your Grandmother lived a good long life!



Elena said...

Thank you for sharing about your life, Maria!
Sorry to hear about your daughter's father...

Joy said...

love the award! you totally deserve it!

Kyoko said...

Hi Maria! Wow, thank you for sharing such intimate details about yourself. I got kinda teary when reading about your grandparents. I had my children when I was older so I always have this fear of not being around to see their children grow, but I QUICKLY shake the feeling and tell myself to stop being silly.

Thank you so much for being so honest and you truly deserve the award.


Heather Schlatter said...

Hey Maria,

Thanks for being so Open and Honest with all of us "Pretend Friends" it is always fun to find out more about our friends, I am the type of person that loves to know the History of people and things and companies and such I want to know how it started how it came to be and where it has come to.

So things like this post are right up my Ally!!!


Imagine That Digistamp said...

Wow...you actually sound a lot like me! I get bored very easily. I am very organized/disorganized type person. I HATE it when the house is a mess, but I keep thinking why bother--it's impossible to KEEP it clean, the kids are gonna just mess it up again, lol. But then it gets to me and I go crazy cleanign it up. I LOVE for things to be organized, but then I can't find what I'm looking for. YUP--we're a lot alike.

So sorry about your late husband. That's so aweful. I wish you the best in bringing it up again and pushing for justice.

Mary said...

You certainly have had your share of heart break. I am so sorry for all of your losses.

You deserve that award.


Risa said...

Wow...your honest statements are very interesting Maria!
I find you complex yet interesting at the same time.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for being so real!

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