Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well, I guess I'll take this forward...

I hate forwarded emails. I hate those things that tell you to "send this on to X amount of people". I don't even open forwarded emails and if I happen to do so by mistake, I actively cringe. Then I got a good one today, that actually made me smile. I should add that I am having a sucky day. I got bad news about a family member last night that had me crying for a while. You know, the kind of news that lets you know this person may not be with you for long. So, I didn't start the day out well. Nothing can take that news away or really make it 100% better, but an email from Charlene led me to her blog, which made me smile. It brightened my day for a few minutes, and isn't that what friends do? They take a dark day and brighten it up, even if the darkness creeps back in quickly. Anyway, this is what Char had for me. An award! She got one and had to forward it along to eight "stylish" bloggers. Hey, at least something is stylish about me. Wait, let me rephrase that. At least someone thinks that something is stylish about me! LOL.
Of course, it's one of those that requires effort from me, which isn't such a bad thing today. It's a good distraction. Hey, pick yourselves up off the floor....I know, I know...I just said that a forwarded thing is good. First thing I gotta do is tell you eight things about myself. I don't even know where to start. I could talk for days. LOL.
1. I live in Maryland. I've lived here my whole life and actually love this state. I only once ever gave serious thought to leaving, and that was when my husband and I considered moving to Williamsburg, VA.
2. I'm a shopaholic. I mean, to the point of probably needing a support group. I don't have debt from it, but I'd sure have a lot more moolah saved if I didn't spend it all.
3. My fave color is pink, followed closely by Granny Smith apple green.
4. I am actually an introvert. Yes, chatty and social, but I have more introverted qualities than most people realize. For instance, once I am home for the day, leave me the heck alone. Don't call, and for goodness' sake, don't stop by unannounced. I hate that and often won't even answer the door.
5. I think my cats are just really furry, tiny humans.
6. I love kids, but I also love to give them back to their parents. Hence the reason I don't have any. I just borrow someone else's on occasion.
7. I'm a chronic organizer of my scrap space, while the rest of my house goes to hell in a handbasket.
8. I'm a drama queen. Save this blog. I might have to delete this one (#8), because I don't think I've ever actually admitted that before. I get so mad at others who create drama, but if I'm honest with myself (and you!), I'm pretty good at stirring the pot, myself.
Ok, now I get to pay this award forward to eight other stylish bloggers. I'll try not to repeat any that Char already gave. Here goes:
2. Bren
3. Dale
6. Ruby
7. Sara
I urge you to visit their blogs...great stuff there. As for you ladies I have awarded, if you've got a spare minute, tell us eight things about yourself and pay this award forward!


Sara I. said...

Gina, you are such a sweetheart and I love ya for it, girl!!! I too had a horrible day yesterday and this just made me smile, which we could always use more of right? I'm so sorry about your piece of bad news and am sending you lots of virtual hugs and praying for you and your family member. Thank you so much for thinking of me and for your awesome comments on my vintage card -

Sara I. said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me Gina - you are such a sweetheart and I love ya for it!!! So sorry to hear of your bit of bad news. Sending you virtual hugs and chocolate, heheh, and keeping you and your family member in my prayers. Also wanted to thank you for leaving some love on my vintage Christmas card - you have definately made me smile and I always use and extra one, or two :)

Brenda said...

Wow Gina, thanks for the award, however, thanks for taking all my fave bloggers!!! That is a lot of people to send this on to!!! And 8 things about myself, hmmmm, that is a hard one!

Starla B. said...

Aww, Gina, thanks! =) I'm so sorry to hear about your family are all in my prayers!

LOL about people stopping by unannounced. I am the same way...I don't even tell people where I live!


Lulubell said...

Thanks a bunch :) I am still learning how all this blogging stuff works--lol. But probably 8 things about me would be that I LOVE animals, LOVE my family, LOVE the color RED, I spend to much time online, I dont always finish things I start (I guess its a lack of motivation--lol), Im Blunt (as my moms would say-lol), I enjoy crafting, and enjoy taking photos.

Lulubell said...

was I suppose to leave a comment about the 8 things or post to my page? SEE!!!--lol I am still learning all this blogging stuff.

dale said...

Thanks girlie. I agree with Bren..I had to dig to find 8 people to send to. Hope i didn't duplicate. LUG!!

Lulubell said...

ok,i got it fixed--lol, my mo had told me earlier when she got off work

Trina said...

Grr... We all know the same people! Do you know how hard I had to think about who to send my award to only for you to send it to them and let them know before me?? :)

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

Yay! Glad to learn some more things about you!

I also love the color pink and granny apple green..oftentimes together!

Charlene said...

Hey Gina...was finally able to find a few minutes to check out your answers. So glad this gave you a little bit of a lift when you needed one. Loved learning the 8 things about you.