Thursday, July 15, 2010

Aww, shucks...

This little thing was given to me by City Wife (I'd use her name, but I still can't figure out how to get an accent mark into my font), who made me blush with the kind things she said about me.  I don't usually post these awards, mainly because all the ladies I would pass them on to have already been given the award ten times over, but in this one I thought I might have an opportunity to tell you things about myself you most likely do not know.  The requirements of accepting the award are as follows:

1) Thank the blogger who gave it to you (basic good manners here, folks!);
2)  List seven things that people may not know about you;
3)  Pass the award on to 15 worthy bloggers (Um, I'm with City Wife here--4 seems more reasonable);
4)  Let them know you've awarded them with it.

So here we go.  Things you may not know about me if you are not my husband or friend Cindy:

1)  I was born in NYC and spent most of the first 8 years of my life in Greenwich Village.
2)  I was at the Woodstock Music Festival when I was five years old (yep, the parents were hippies back then...)
3)  For a time in high school, I had my hair partially dyed magenta.
4)  I used to like Glen Fiddich scotch...nowadays the very smell of scotch makes me ill, although I'll take a shot of Irish Whiskey in my hot tea if I'm frozen stiff.
5)  I used to be able to juggle three balls fairly well (although never while drinking Glen Fiddich), and hope to take it up again one day to amuse my kids.
6)  I studied astrology and learned how to draw up and interpret a natal chart in my wicked, heathen past;
7)  God pursued me steadily for years before I finally was baptized in 1996 at the age of 33.

Now, onto the fun part...I hereby pass this award on to:

1)  Regan, at a place for everything, who is certainly versatile and surely among my favorite bloggers.  She is blogging less frequently these days, preferring to live life rather than blog about it.  Her photos are frequently closeups of the ordinary, and they remind me of how extraordinary the ordinary truly is.

2)  Ginny, at small things, who has probably received this a dozen times already, as she is developing quite a following, but is probably too humble to post about it.  Ginny also takes superb photos, has gorgeous children and a house, garden and chicken coop I envy.  Plus, she seems to have a thing for white and robin's egg blue, which I adore.  I stop by her blog so many times a day, she probably thinks I'm nuts.

3)  Beth, at Acorn Pies.  She is truly versatile.  Artist, craftswoman, story-teller, photographer...her blog is such a pleasure.

4)  Two other ladies I would present with this award, I know for a fact have already received it.  I'm guessing that Jessica, at Shower of Roses has, too, but in case she hasn't, I think she deserves the "versatile" title.  Her blog is truly a bit of this and a bit of that.  Her energy and imagination are to be envied.  And her kids always look so tidy and adorable (how does she do that?).

Ladies, take a bow!


  1. Dear Nadja,
    Good for you I enjoyed reading your list.
    I would never have guessed about the hair though
    I can juggle with three balls a little too

  2. Dear Nadja,

    Thank you so much for picking me as a versatile blogger!!!! What a wonderful compliment from you. I am glowing today. love, Beth

  3. awww shucks!
    thank you for your kind words, sweet, nadja.
    i am honored.

    ps. how did you know what i've been up to???

    i am ever so tired from all this livin' life to post, but i will just for you!

  4. ok. so i know i need to do this. and i will. but it might take me a bit to think about anything to are such an interesting woman!
    and me, well, i am rather boring!

    ps. with regards to the Little Office...there will be time for that later. it's hard enough for me! and i don't even have it figured it out yet...or as many babies as you do! i read something really interesting recently that discussed the problem when one tries to practice devotions that are not meant for one's state in life. it can be defeating and difficult and the devil uses this to our disadvantage. i think those rosaries and things that you mentioned are much more pleasing to God!

    xo. to you, dear.


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