Monday, April 6, 2009

Tagged - Honest Scrap

Awhile back I was tagged by Stacey. Stacey has been an amazing support to me since I started blogging and I am so grateful that she has become part of my life. She is an excellent writer and has a great blog. For my readers who don't know what "tagged" means, it is when another blogger awards/chooses you to to receive some sort of little button/icon. You usually have to say some things about yourself so I think it is basically just a way for people to get to know one another. There are many different ones that go around the blogosphere. This one is called Honest Scrap.


Here are the rules:

1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap.” Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

Okay so here are 10 honest things about me:

1) When John goes on a trip, I eat liverwurst and crackers, the really processed kind, I think it might be Oscar Meyer. But only when John is gone. I don't know why I do this, it's not like he has banned liverwurst from our house or anything.

2) I think I am thinking about what I do when John is gone because of his recent trip to Peru. Anyway, I am a baby when he is gone. I sleep with my bedroom door locked. The crazy thing is I live on an Air Force base. There are armed guards at the gate. I have a security forces officer living right next door to me. It makes no sense at all.

3) I was born in West Virginia. A small part of me feels like it will always be home even though I haven't lived there in 23 years. This is where my love of bluegrass music comes from.

4) My elementary school in West Virginia use to have a day each year called Round-up Day. We dressed up as cowboys/cowgirls or Native Americans (they said Indians, it was the 80's) and had a square dance. I absolutely loved Round-up Day and to this day I think about square dancing.

5) I asked John to go square dancing with me if I will go ice skating with him. He said yes! I wouldn't go ice skating before because I am a perfectionist who hates to fail at anything. So sometimes I am afraid to even try.

6) I am the oldest of 6 - 3 sisters and 2 brothers. They all live in Melbourne, FL. You might think we live fairly close together since we all live in FL, but they live about 7 1/2 hours without traffic from me, plus another hour lost due to changing over from central time to eastern time.

7) I actually like my real name, Rebecca, much better than Becky, but my whole family calls me Becky so it's just much easier. My middle name is Ann. It sounds much better with Rebecca. When I got married I kept Ann and dropped my maiden name (I have brothers so I figured it shouldn't really matter).

8) I was thinking that the fact that I dropped my maiden name will make it hard for old friends to find me if I ever join Facebook. I'm not really sure if I want old friends to find me.

9) Annie is the first dog I've owned. I never thought I could love a dog as I do her. Sometimes I think about the fact that Annie will not always be with me and I cry.

10) I fidget a lot. I think it is anxiety related. I will play with my rings or some other object without even realizing I am doing it.

And now for my tags. Some of you have some heavy things going on in your life, so please don't feel pressured to do this until you are able.

1. Jackie @ New things each day
2. Niki @ Our Family Journey
3. Elaine @ God's Faithfulness Through Infertility
4. Beth @ Walking the Journey
5. Joia @ Our Daily Post from the Emerald Coast
6. Wendi @ Life in the Polar North Defrosts
7. Nity @ I Believe in Miracles

I love all your blogs! Each of you has been such a great support to me. When I started blogging it was just to keep friends and family informed about what was going on with us as far as our IF treatment. I had no idea I would find myself a part of such a wonderful online support community.


Stacey said...

Thanks, Becky! You are so sweet. I love doing these occasionally because it really helps me to get to know some random little tidbits about blog friends. For instance, I had no idea you were from West Virginia (mountain mama), liked square dancing, and were the oldest of 6!

I also hate to stay at home alone. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've done that since being married, thankfully! And I definitely did not eat any liverwurst any of those times. :)

Thanks for playing along!

Tanner's said...

I love this post, I will have to think on mine for a while but thanks for the tag! Praying for you!!

Jackie said...

Thanks Becky, that made my day! =) I also love learning those tidbits about you!

Alicia said...

I love reading about other people, it's always so interesting. You're not alone with the fidget thing, I'm a bit fidgety too :)

Praying for you.

I Believe in Miracles said...

I love Stacey's comment about mountain mama... we have that song on a CD we play ALL THE TIME. I love it.

I dropped my maiden name too - and I didn't put it on FB as in first name maiden last since I don't use my maiden name. Somehow some folks have still found me.

I don't know that I've ever tried liverwurst.

I've been thinking about you and praying for you a lot lately.

Thanks for the tag. I'll have to come up with something...