Saturday, November 26, 2011

Arise! The Queen Cometh!

First, let me set the stage.... Do-do-do-do Do-do-do-do (think - Twilight Zone).... 

There I stand, dressed in a sparkly-silver-lame'-sequins-dress..... a pair of matching strappy high heeled shoes... my hair & make-up perfect.... waving, blowing kisses towards all 8 of my adoring fans...(listen, it's MY Twilight Zone Dream)... I walk gracefully up on stage, smiling as I look out towards the bright lights.... Someone approaches from the left... Oh look!!! Here comes Kerrye from Impossible Cleanliness...  What?  What's that you say, Kerrye?  You're presenting me with The Versatile Blogger Award?  Oh. My. Goodness! (a sob catches in my throat *gulp, sniff, sniff)  Thank you!  Thank you so much!!!  I curtsy, tears glistening in my fans clap & whistle joyously!! Stage fade right..... 

Snap, Snap, Snap!!!  Back to reality people...

There are rules ya know... rules you have to follow when you accept awards... So here they are:

A.  I have to share 7 things about myself with you, and
B.  I have to pass this award on to 15 bloggers I think deserve it.

The Seven Super Secret Things (Dum-dum-duuuuummmmm!)

1.  I grew up in farm country - I spent quite a few summers doing field work a couple of those jobs were sorting & setting cabbage and detasselling corn (yes, detasselling IS a word - it's where you rip the tassels off the top of one variety of corn stalks so that it can pollinate with another variety so you can hopefully 'develop' a stronger variety corn).

2.  I was chosen as Senior Class Flirt during High School.

3.  I don't like scary movies.  The last scary movie I watched was one of the Dawn of the Dead movies on VHS tape with my younger brother during the mid-80's.  I had nightmares for weeks after that.  I have not watched a scary movie since.

4.  I have a lead-foot when it comes to driving. 

5.  I have a secret stash of chocolate-covered caramel popcorn hidden in the backroom.  Only the Princess & I know it's there.  We call it our PMS Popcorn.

6.  I have re-gifted Christmas & Birthday presents.

7.  I am not bothered by someone who calls me a BITCH.  I actually take it as a compliment.  While attending a Domestic Violence Counseling Group a friend of mine told us that it was just an acronym for:  Beauty In Total Control of Herself.  I choose to believe that.  And generally when someone calls me that, they're just angry because they are not in control.  I have a magnet on my fridge that says:  "You call me a Bitch like it's a bad thing!"

The 15 bloggers who also deserve this award are as follows:
 1.  A Slob Comes Clean
 2.  Chillmoms
 3.  Clean, Smart, Simple Style
 4.  Controlling My Chaos
 5.  Declutter Daily
 6.  I'm an Organizing Junkie
 7.  Laundry Hurts My Feelings
 8.  The Bearded Iris
 9.  The Creative Homemaker
10.  A Real Housewife of NYC
11.  The Scott's Crib
12.  The Feral Turtle
13.  Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva
14.  The Frazzled Homemaker
15.  Love Living Simply

I love reading all of these blogs.  They make me laugh or give me ideas or make me think (Ouch!!!)  Hopefully you'll love them as much as I do.... So I shall now make a decree to:   Go forth & multiply-blog-follower-numbers!!

I always get all goofy & giggly when someone new joins my little list of minions blog followers.  It always makes me do a happy dance around the kitchen (the Princess & I grab hands & jump up and down - the 'boys' think we're weird)... so anyhoot, I know that all of the above mentioned bloggers get that tingly-giggly feeling too (although - they may not dance around like me)...  

Don't forget to congratulate them for winning The Versatile Blogger Award!  And don't forget to check out Kerrye's blog - Impossible Cleanliness for cool cleaning tips & decorating ideas!  Thanks again, Kerrye!

Bye!  Love you!  Have a good day, Dear!


  1. *curtsy* *kiss the hand* I actually get excited when I see you have a new post up in my reading list. Especially when they have such awesome titles as "The Queen Cometh!" or "Crap Out, Crap In"... LOL~ Congratulations on your award!

  2. Thank you so much for the award and the list of great blogs to check out;) Your the bomb (wow, I cant believe I just used that 1998 phrase lol)

  3. Thanks! I will try to pass the award on next week sometime :)

  4. Wow....You surprised me. Thank you so much for this. I am actually just writing my post up now. I am still kinda stunned and that's not cause I am just having my first cup of coffee either. I hope I can live up to your expectations! Cheers!

  5. Thanks Sue! What an honor!

  6. Thank you so much! Today was one of those days that an award was just the thing I needed. Now if I could only find a tiara...

    I also have a lead foot when driving but even better, I can smile and bat my eyes in just the way that gets me out of tickets. In fact, recently I got my husband out of one, by leaning over him and apologizing profusely to the officer. He owes me so big.

    I also grew up farm livin'. Get this, we had calves and it was my job, along with my siblings, to feed them. Let me tell you, calves get up at the ass- crack of dawn. And they have giant bottles. And they like to head butt those bottles. And if the bottle falls on the ground, it has to be re-sterilized or the calf could get a bacterial infection and die. So you'd have to trek back to the house before the sun was even up to get a new bottle. Calves are assholes.

    Thanks again for the award!

  7. Love these lists ... always a great way to find blogs when they have been so highly recommended!
    And i even follow a couple of those already!

  8. Aw shucks. You are too sweet. Thank you! :)


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