Surprise — an award!

Adorable Blog awardI’m honored to receive my first ever blog award. Totally unexpected! Thanks so much to Bobbi at Up the Creek Without a Paddle for thinking of me.



The Rules

  • Thank the person who gave you the award with a link to their blog.
  • Tell us 10 things about yourself.
  • Nominate other bloggers and let them know about the award.

My Ten Things

  1. I was thin-without-trying throughout high school. I didn’t start putting on weight until college.
  2. When I got married at twenty-one, I didn’t feel young at all. Now I see twenty-somethings get married and I think, “Oh, you’re so young! Why not backpack through Europe first?”
  3. It worked out. We’ve been married for 15 years and have an almost-five-year-old son.
  4. Jane Austen is my favorite novelist.
  5. I don’t have Internet access at home. Every couple of months, I send an email to the phone company to ask when they’re putting in DSL, and they send back a canned response to say that there’s no set time table, that my address is on an “expansion list,” and that they’ll send me a postcard when it’s available in my area. Then they try to sell me satellite TV.
  6. My sweet tooth is the main thing that stands between me and my ideal weight. My aversion to exercise is a close second.
  7. My driver’s license says I’m 5’4″ tall, and I’ve always thought of myself as 5’4″, but whenever I’m measured in a doctor’s office, they tell me I’m 5’5″. I’ve recently begun to wonder if I really am 5’5″, mainly because it would mean that my goal weight can be a little higher. (Yes!)
  8. I found my first gray hair when I was twelve. Thankfully, another one didn’t show up until I was sixteen, which, incidentally, is the same age my mom found her first gray hair. (So yeah, I’m blaming your genes, Mom.)
  9. I’m allergic to hair dye, so I have no choice but to attempt to go gray gracefully.
  10. My door mat says, “This house was clean yesterday. Sorry you missed it.” But the truth is, it wasn’t clean yesterday, either. I used to have a sign in my kitchen that read, “Housework never killed anyone, but I’m not taking any changes.”

Blogs I’m Nominating

Confessions of a Recovering Chocoholic
Fit n’ Healthy Mama


  1. LOL. Awesome list!

  2. I just checked out your Blog. It’s a wonderful site! Keep up the good work. Also, congratulations on your tremendous wt loss and your extra 1/2 inch. Hey, it’s an extra 2-1/2 lbs.

  3. Fun list:) I didn’t start gaining weight until my senior year of high school when, boom, my metabolism changed.

  4. Hi Jessica! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Congratulations on your award. That’s really good.

    I loooove Jane Austin too, and the Bronte sister, Charles Dickens, and all those wonderful BBC period pieces, Downton Abbey, The North And The South, and many others. In my mind, stories do not get any better than these.

    🙂 Marion

  5. Um, where’s is your follower section? Am I just missing it right in front of my face?

    I’d like to be a follower.

    🙂 Marion

  6. What a great list! And, congratulations on your award!

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