Friday, November 28, 2008

the honest scrap award....THANKS!


...with this award i have to post 10 HONEST things about myself.

here goes:

1. i really am not good at keeping up with my house. i save EVERYTHING. i want to de-clutter but don't have the courage to do it. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY. I have a hard time having people over. I never used to be like this. A year ago I had my idea of PERFECTION.

Somewhere I crash and burned, and we are all suffering for it. My kids are on board to organize, they have the energy so it will get done.

2. Instead of food storage, we have toys and chocolate. I stress that we don't have enough to provide in time of necessity. This goes along with number one. De-clutter, and get food storage in order. And with number three, as you get the feeling that I am making a list: TO DO

3. I make crazy lists. I write everything down that I need to do everyday. Without the list I can't seem to function. I spend more time making the list than it would take to do have the things on the list. I reorganize my list; for efficiency, which requires rewriting them. I live by the list. I also make my kids live by a LIST. A checklist: home from school, wash hands, check, snack, check, pet care, check, chore, check, practice piano/guitar, check, homework, check, help with dinner chores, check, dinner, check, scriptures, check, journal, check, brush teeth, check, pajamas, check, prayers, check, 30 minutes reading, check. [compulsive behaviour passed along to the kids, another need for therapy when they get older.]

4. I can eat a half a gallon of ice cream during one movie.

5. I am writing a healing journal to try to break free from the pain of abuse and abandonment in my childhood. [that was a hard one to write, and not embelish or minimize, just honest] I wont ramble about this one.

6. I blog in layers. One for family, private, one for cyber friends, this one, my favorite.

7. I blog too much. (ouch, that was hard to admit.)

8. I know that there are some people reading this that will talk about me behind my back. I know who they are and it does hurt my feelings. This was not easy for me to be honest about. How about we just try to be nice?

9. I love serving in my church. I may be a broken mess about my gospel, but I believe in it with all my heart. I love the Savior, he is my friend, my partner in healing, my guide. I am thankful.

10. My kids are my delight, they are my everything. When I am with them, and with my husband, all is well; laughter is present, sometimes tears,
we may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

Amen to all these honest revelations about me. It is more than I wanted to know, so I can imagine how you feel. I just have to remind myself that this exercise is good for me, and that it is for ME. So there I have it. And what have I learned, oh, the growing pains of being honest about yourself.


trying to stay calm


Purple Diva

if you give a mom a moment

mommy madness



everyday mom designs



"The Queen in Residence"

really are you serious

and Rachel

my decision came from the last dozen (bakers dozen) comments. THANKS friends. I have a couple other tags awaiting. If you want to play comment. If you don't want to play, comment: let me know.

If you don't want to do this tag; no hard feelings. THanKs for reADiNg me. Happy Day! ♥


CJ, the Purple Diva said...

You did a great job and I am sure it was hard to do, as my list will be as well! :-) Kudos to you for doing this!
I'm playing!
I think I'll work on it now! YIKES!
Hope I get it done tonight! We'll see!

Anonymous said...

Not so easy tag! Love that you stick to your list and your kids know your routine. I too am a list writer but that's as far as I get. Usually I only get a couple things done out ..... a dozen or more things I had written. ....Oops, that could've counted for when I do this tag. I'm in! I just have to work on it. Thanks !!!♥

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awww.... how sweet!!! Thank you very much! I enjoyed reading this! Hope you have a super day! ♥ Hugs! Send me an e-mail so I can answer your questions :) My e-mail address is

Erin said...

This is a nice tag. I also liked your honest answers. I am going to try to do it next week...

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Thanks for the award. I love getting them - thank you!!!
I will be doing it later in the month but check out my site on monday for some gift fun.....♥

rachel said...

Thank you- that really means a lot!
I love your writing and so appreciate your honesty. I think I will do this down the road, but I have done a couple of tags very recently (like the 8 things about myself and 6 quirks about myself) so will probably spread it out just a little more.
Thanks again! :D

Everyday Mom Designs said...

I did it! Thanks!

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?