Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I'm Squirreltastic!

Apparently, I'm kinda squirreltastic. Or so says Menopausal Mother, who created an awesome Squirrely Blogger Award and presented me with one!


Meno Mama loves squirrels because they're "ridiculously cute, nutty, and quirky".  I like to think that she gave me this award because I'm ridiculously cute, but I'm thinking the "nutty" part is probably more accurate. Whatever :)

The way it works is to list 7-10 quirky things about yourself, then pass on the award to 7-10 other squirrely bloggers.  So without further ado:


1.  I have been pregnant 7 times, birthed 7 babies, and now also have 2 step-sons. Yet whenever I hold someone's newborn, my heart and my uterus try to brainwash my logic and whisper "one more...".

2. I must drink HOT coffee in the morning. Even in 101 degree July heat, I have to have hot coffee when I first wake up, not iced. It's not the same.

3.  I drove a minivan for 14 years. F-o-u-r-t-e-e-n. Recently I got an SUV and I feel 50 times cooler ;)

4.  I am terrified of a certain creature. Terrified to the level that I won't even type the word. Suffice it to say it lives outside, lots of times in gardens, or in the desert under rocks. Not a bug. Rhymes with rake.

5.  My least favorite chore is hand washing dishes. Loading or unloading the dishwasher isn't bad, but washing by hand I hate.

6.  I love to go out dancing, but unless I've imbibed in a few cocktails, my booty does not leave the chair. After a few margaritas though, watch out Michael Jackson!

7.  I firmly believe that a new pair of shoes makes everything better.


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  1. I don't post these but here are a few things about me.

    1. I don't drink coffee. I think it is repulsive.
    2. I swear like a sailor.
    3. I drink like one too.
    4. I enjoy running. As in, actually like it.
    5. I had my tongue pierced for 7 years.
    6. I have a tattoo and want two more.
    7. I am allergic to black olives and bees.

  2. LOVE your factoid list!!! I agree with you on all of them except I am not afraid of the thing that rhymes with rake. I almost stepped on one last month while hiking in the woods. He ran under my foot. But I AM deathly afraid of cockroaches!! Thanks for playing tag!

    1. Thank you for giving me this great award! And thank you for being awesome and not saying "the word"; I can't read it either! :)

  3. Great job, loved learning a few more things about you. I love holding other people's babies. And then I love giving them back to them for the spitting up and diaper changing. Nope, this uterus is all shut down!

    1. Lol! Yeah, the factory is closed here too, but they're just so stinkin cute!

  4. Thank you so much!!! Loved learning more about you! I'm with you on the coffee!! I need that to be able to pry my eyes open!!

    1. Sometimes the thought of coffee is the only thing that gets me out of bed! :)

  5. Aw thanks!

    1. I hate the words panties and beverage.
    2. I'm deathly afraid of the dark. Every time the electricity goes out, I 99.9% of the time have a panic attack.
    3. I hate baths.
    4. I've had two specific dreams numerous amounts of times all throughout my life.
    5. When I was 13, I wanted to be a rapper.
    6. I craved a rainbow while I was pregnant. And cried for about two weeks because I couldn't physically eat a rainbow.
    7. I still sleep with my baby blanket. Although, it's kinda of a raggedy rag now, but I refuse to let it go.

    1. Your list is great! Numbers 6 and 7 are my favorites! I never craved anything weird during my pregnancies, just chocolate ice cream :)

    2. Besides the rainbow, mint leaves were another weird craving I had. I couldn't find them in any stores so I almost went back to my old neighborhood because I knew they grew in my neighbor's backyard.

      Oohhhh the joys of hormones!

    3. Lol! I can just imagine you with your pregnant belly, skulking around in somebody's yard scavenging for mint leaves! :D

  6. Oh, I'm no fan of *nakes either. I'd have to shut up every hole, crack, entry point in the house and I'd have to walk on stilts to go outside. What a nightmare for those who have them running around their gardens as if they own the place.
    Now, you gotta watch those cocktails. You might end up doing much more than a Michael Jackson on that dance-floor and with new shoes on, ha ha ha. Congrats on your Squirrely Blogger Award mate.

    1. "Much more than a Michael Jackson"..... were you at my bachelorette party?!?!

  7. Congrats BSM...

    Love your List. I'm a coffee freak-a-zoid as well.
    I'm with Karen: Like to hold... want to give them back. Ha.
    Had to laugh at #7: Your new shoes: I think the same thing with a 'just washed and cleaned car.'
    Dance!!! Just do it...

    Enjoyed, Slu

    1. Well thank you! A large coffee and a new pair of shoes and I can rock the day. :)