Friday, February 26, 2010

Tag, I'm It

What a lovely treat to get an award in the middle of all this flooding and snow removal. We got an insane amount of rain yesterday, flooding Silk’s stall overnight. On top of the lakes of water, we now have about a foot of snow. So, while taking a break from all the backbreaking work, I checked in with my blog friends this afternoon and found this from Kate at A Year With Horses. Thanks for brightening this dreary day!

The rules are to link to the person who gave the award, tell you all 7 things about myself and send this game of tag on to 15 other bloggers. Since I’ve been seeing this award on so many of my favorite blogs, I’m not going to attempt to name anyone, but just invite all of you who want to play to pick up the award and have at it.

So, with no further ado, here are my 7 revelations:

1. One of my favorite things is a felt cowboy hat I’ve had for about 15 years. It’s stained and my daughter is a bit embarrassed when I wear it, but I love it. A hat for all seasons. It is the essence of me.

2. I love to read. I just finished “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann. I am about to start “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

3. I have no strength in my arms. Can’t do a push up or pull up, even though I’ve been scooping 80 pounds of poop a day for the past 5 years. And today, after all that shoveling, I am really feeling like a total weakling. Don't ask me to hold anything valuable. My arms are jelly.

4. I’ll take vanilla over chocolate any day. Every night before bed, I have a glass that’s half vanilla soy milk and half 1% milk. And I love vanilla frosting.

5. When I start really laughing, it’s hard for me to stop - and why should I? I have a few friends that know how to get me going. And my husband, who has a wicked sense of humor. That’s one of the reasons I married him.

6. I used to be insanely skinny. When I was younger, I weighed less than 120 pounds and I’m almost 5’8”. Those days are long gone.

7. Silence is magical to me. I was just outside in the snow and it was perfectly quiet. There aren’t many moments in my day where it’s silent, and I treasure them.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations on your award. It's good to know more things about you. My husband also has a wicked sense of humor which I'm treated to almost daily. It's what keeps me in a good mood most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Silence is wonderful, isn't it? Hard to find in our modern world unless you look for it.

deejbrown said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award! Your writing is so fluid and seems so effortless--always a pleasure to read!
Thank you for your visits to my blog as well. I appreciate the time you take to read it and leave comments!
PS: I have no arm strength either....

baystatebrumby said...

I like the quiet of the woods too. Maybe all the poets do.

billie said...

Congratulations on your award... I love the silence too. Here it seems that winter mornings have a certain stillness and silence, and then summers right before a thunderstorm. Spring is usually very noisy, and maybe instead of complaining about the snow predicted this week (which I have been!) I should take advantage of the moments of silence it will bring before spring arrives. :)

Wolfie said...

Congratulations on your award! I gave you one, too. :-)

Rising Rainbow said...

Congrats on your award. 120 pounds at 5'8" is skinny. Those days are probably best gone. Too skinny.

I'm not good on arm strength either. You'd think with all the stuff I do with young horses that wouldn't be the case. Just putting blankets on and off should do something. Reminding naughty colts of their place should too but I'm still a weakling....... guess that's why those colts are naughty sometimes. LOL