Monday, December 21, 2009

Honest Scrap award

A {very long} while back, my friend Amanda bestowed this blog award on me. I kindly thanked her, told her I would post it, then as is typical for me, if I don't write something down I promptly forgot about it.

That was probably a year ago.

Hmmmmmph. I hate when I do things like that.

More recently, I was given this same award again--and it jogged my memory to the fact that I had gotten it before! I have to thank both Amanda and EricaJ for giving this one to me!!

The rules of the award are:
  1. Choose seven blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
  2. Show the seven winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap."
  3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

So, here are my 10 honest and completely random things:

1. My refrigerator is filthy up on top. I know it. Now you know it. I just looked up there today, as a matter of fact, and saw the layers of dust. I've cleaned my house from top to bottom--several times lately--but I have a hard time convincing myself to clean up there because, one ever sees up there but me. And that's only when I'm standing on a chair. Someday I'll get a wild hair and make it all shiny up there, I'm sure. Someday.

    2. I've struggled with weight and *I guess* what you would call 'self-esteem' issues my whole life. I just always felt like the ugly duckling (and, if you are reading this and laughing, I'll show you my second through tenth grade school photos, pointing out sixth through eighth grade in particular, just for proof....all you FBS peeps know what I'm talkin' about) and have never been too confident in the way I look. And I can hear things over and over (and I do, from Shane--he's great about that) about how that's not true...but that something inside of me that causes those feelings just never really seems to go away.

    3. I still have very scary thoughts every single day about something happening to my Peanut.

    4. I think I may be addicted to candy. {Probably part of the reason for my afore-mentioned weight issues.} Ahem. I have a particular fondness for york peppermint patties, junior mints, snowcaps, and nerds. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

    5. Tetris is my most favorite Nintendo game of all time. I could sit and play for hours and hours and hours....wish I still had one of those!

    6. Even over two years later, there is not one day that goes by that I do not think of the baby that I lost. Not one day.

    7. I struggle terribly with patience. I ask God for patience everyday, and pray that today will be different than yesterday was. I can be such an impatient mother to my children, and I feel so guilty about it. I'm ashamed of myself every single day for at least one thing I said or did--but, I am also working on it. Every. Single. Day.

    8. I love notepads. I think I buy every single different one in Target's $1 bin every time I go there. Something about a decorative piece of paper that you can stick to your fridge and write your thoughts or reminders or grocery needs on...I love them! Ah, the little things...

    9. One of my favorite things in life is getting love notes from Shane. Whether they are written in soap on my mirror or written on the dry erase board in the kitchen, it doesn't matter. They have a way of making my day. My week!

    10. I love being a stay at home Mom more than anything. There are fun days, down days, busy days, lay-around-and-do-nothing days, cleaning days, laundry days, Mom-is-nothing-more-than-a-taxi-cab-driver days, lunch-with-Daddy days, shopping-just-for-fun days, shopping-because-your-fridge-is-empty days, library days, Room Mother days, and so many in between....but I truly love and am grateful for them all. I really believe that I have the best job on the planet.

    {And, I'm skimping out on naming seven other blogs today, because of time issues...I'll try to get to that. Hopefully, within the next year. Or two.}

    Happy Monday, everyone!


    Amanda Hoyt said...

    Happy Monday, Devin! So loved reading your Honesty post :) You are beautiful both inside and out and I think of and pray for you and your family each and every day.
    Many hugs to you my friend!!

    Julie said...

    Well, no matter what you might think, you ARE beautiful, you're a wonderful mom & wife, and who gives a care if the top of your fridge is dirty?

    Yeah, that's right, I said it.

    Love ya Dev.

    boltefamily said...

    SO I am pretty sure we were twins, separated at birth. From weight issues, to a dusty refrigerator top (albeit with an immaculate inside), to junior mints, peppermint patties and snowcaps, Tetris, and lack of patience. I also love notes from my husband and leave them up especially ones in the fridge and the cabinets to pick me up when needed, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a Stay at Home Mom! :)

    Thinking of you, your boys, and your peanut!

    Love you!

    Bethany @ Our 4 Sons Plus 1...Super Cute Girly Girl said...

    Insecurity is such a beast! I think you are such a beautiful Mama, inside and out! But I certainly understand your struggles, because I have the same ones. Hope you're feeling encouraged and uplifted today and throughout this week- Merry Christmas, Devin! :)

    momma23 said...

    I adore Tetris, and was SO excited to get it for my iPhone! I'm once again addicted...