". . . our stories are what make the difference, and if we can tell them honestly we can hope to help each other. In the end, we have nothing to offer each other but our stories." ~ Emma Lou Thayne

Monday, August 16, 2010

Meet Me On Monday and Awareness Awards


1. What is your favorite dessert?

FAVORITE??? But there are MANY!!! LOL!!
Honestly, the MOST delectable dessert I've ever experienced is the cake given by Princess Cruise Line to celebrate a special occasion. It's kind of a combination between cake and mousse! And of COURSE it's CHOCOLATE!!! (The OTHER Vitamin C!!!) There is a smaller version of the one shown for birthdays. When it's an anniversary, it's the same recipe, but twice the size and oval! That's what you see here. Oh YUMMERS!!
2. What do you wear to bed?

(PJs, pajamas, whatever YOU call them...) ;D
NO! You don't get a picture! LOL!! 
(You'll thank me!!)  ;p

3. Do you get regular manicures/pedicures?

No! I HATE (I KNOW that's a strong word and it IS appropriate here!!) having my nails filed and/or buffed! It's like nails on a chalkboard, touching chalk, squeaky balloons, or sandpaper on ANYTHING! AAAHHHHH!!!  ;p

4. Did you play any sports in high school?

I was a cheerleader in Jr High
A Majorette in High School
I played Co-Ed Softball for a company I worked for, for 5 years. I played 2nd base. One time a ball was coming down and I was set to catch it and the sun was in my eyes and blinded me. I put my glove where I thought it would come and caught the ball in my eye... That was NOT PRETTY for over a month! Lucky for the man I was married to that there were witnesses from work that saw it happen. There were a few that took one look at me the next day and jumped to the wrong conclusion... They were ready to go kill him! LOL!!  Hmmmm...  ;p

5. Do you have an iPod?

Yes! The original classic white 30 GB one. I have it FULL, so whenever I want to put something on it, I have to take something off... Which is REALLY a pain because the computer I had most of the items in itunes on DIED and I've not yet been able to retrieve them. Someday maybe I'll just get a new one that has a gazillion MB so I'll have my freedom to put as much on it as I want!! 

I put music, images, and audio books on it. I don't have room for movies even though it would play them, too... It's a NECESSARY item to get to sleep! My mind starts racing as soon as I lie down... doesn't matter how exhausted I am usually... I put an audio book of a book I've ALREADY READ!! That's important information... It has to be something I read so I don't want to hear what's going to happen. If I already know... then I can drift off. It can't even be music because music triggers memories and I get too into it. *sigh*  It's also great for traveling.  ;D  When hubby is driving late, he sometimes wants it quiet. If he's resting and I'm driving, I only put the headphone in one ear so he can rest and I can drive to the music that keeps me hopping and also hear the sounds of the road I need to!!  ;D


It's time to do some AWARENESS AWARDS!!

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Please link up your response including those you award to on the AWARDS page that the button links to and remind the ones you award to do the same. The rules and linky are on the Awareness Award page and we'd love to make it an ongoing resource for Awareness
Lindsay for Craniofacial Awareness 

(She's also a photo fanatic like me!!)  ;D
Diane is a survivor of Breast Cancer!
She promotes AWARENESS for getting those exams in a timely manner so it can be caught! She has told me she'll be checking up to be sure that I follow through on getting mine DONE! (Yeah... 40+ and never had one... MY BAD!)
Sharon for promoting Woman's Divine Role
Paula for promoting th use of art to aid recovery
Bryan & Helen for Promoting Adoption
Mary (aka The Mommyologist and MomSexy) 
"Embrace Your Body Week is about getting rid of all of those negative remarks and accepting and being happy with WHO YOU ARE.  Right now. At this point in your life…no matter what your shape and size may be." ~Mary
Jules for Using Better Language Skills 
and a Cure for Breast Cancer
Violence Unsilenced for encouraging victims of 
Domestic Abuse of all kinds to speak out!
Through this site, individuals tell their stories 
and readers pledge to be supportive.
Bipolar Speaks encourages individuals dealing with bipolar 
to share their stories to promote awareness!

Emily is fighting to 

Help end childhood sex slavery

and human trafficking

Please join us to promote 
YOUR CAUSE each Wednesday!
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Jules said...

This is a special award. The idea of spreading awareness is just so noble to me; I am honored. As you noticed I received 2 in one day but I plan on doing my best to honor you both.

THANK you so much. :D
Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

ps11829 said...

Thanks! I'm excited to be a part of your Awareness movement and can't wait to check out the other blogs!

SurvivorDiane said...

Thanks for the award! I'm honored. BUT - isn't there always a but? It is for naught if you don't schedule that mammo !!!

Mommy2Four said...

Thank you so much! I'm honored!

Kristina P. said...

I don't use an MP3 player at all! How lame am I? I never get manicures, but I love me some pedicures.

Karen Peterson said...

I love my iPod, but don't know why I don't use it nearly as often as I should. And it's only 8GB and not nearly full yet. Weird, huh?

And I'm a big fan of pedicures. I make my friends get them with me. My roommate hates being touched and she's getting used to it now.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Oh, thank you so much for this! I appreciate your support so much. Every kind word you leave means so much to the survivors, too. Thank you!

Paula said...

Oh Dear Holly, I am truly touched for this VERY special award. being at the day center all week I have only now time to truly get IT! The meaning and all these wonderful people behind! Thank you so much.

Holly said...

Diane: I am scared to death to report that I am in the reffal process of scheduling my mammo!! I HATE pain... These over sized puppies squashed flat on a cold slab REALLY does not sound appealing!! But I'm DOING it!!! Be PROUD!! ;p
My IPOD helps me keep my sanity as I try to sleep... *sigh* LOL!!
It is an honor to give these to those that are so deserving!! (((HUGS)))
Let's keep spreading our awareness causes and little by little, we make a difference to someone somewhere!! I PROMISE!! ;D

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