Thursday, February 25, 2010

Award - How fun!

Tea at Homemaker's Heart gave me an award last week, and I'm just now getting around to doing something about it.  Thanks Tea!

Here are the rules:

•Be polite, say thank you to the blogger that gave this to you & give 'em a linkback.

•Pass it on to about fifteen other beautiful bloggers that you've recently discovered.

•Link 'em.

•Notify 'em.

•Say seven things about yourself

Okay, here's the deal.  There are way more than 15 of you out there that I'd love to link to, but I'm short on time all around, so I'm just going to list a few absolute favorites, and if you want to jump in and play along, even if your name isn't listed, go for it!  If you're interested in having an award, take it and share it - just leave me a comment saying that you jumped on this one.

My favorites right now include:
And... 7 Things About Me:
  1. I'm allergic to oranges, but occasionally eat them anyway.  Mostly at Christmas.  Because what's Christmas without mandarin oranges.
  2. My all-time best and worst trips are actually the same trip.  There are things about that particular trip that made it one of the best and also one of the worst times of my life.
  3. The move this weekend will be the fourth one for me in 3.5 years.  This from someone who hates change, and had never moved at all for the first 23 years of my life.
  4. One of the bloggers I listed above is a long time "in real life" friend.  And one is someone who I've now had the privilege of meeting "in real life."  It was crazy how quickly that second conversation went to the deeper more personal stuff, just because we sort of felt like we knew each other and had been reading each other's blogs for years.
  5. I think the most perfect job in the world would be something that involved travel, writing, long, deep conversations over tea, and praying for people.  If you figure out what that job is before I do, let me know.
  6. Though it doesn't seem like I would, I actually use my history degree every day in my current job.  I specifically studied groups like the Mennonites, and now, working for a Mennonite company, that knowledge has been invaluable in understanding the clients and some of the other staff that I interact with daily, in terms of understanding the five hundred years of history that have shaped their particular cultural traits.  Plus, really, not that much has changed in 500 years for some of them.
  7. On a related note, my proudest accomplishment yesterday was managing to bit my tongue on a sarcastic retort when a particular Mennonite man whom I interact with regularly as part of my job informed me that he "didn't know what it was, but he just doesn't really like change."  I managed to stop myself from bursting out laughing and telling him that I knew what it was - it was that he was a Mennonite!