The tradition of accepting this award is to share 5 random facts about myself and then pass the award on to 5 other bloggers.
First, here are 5 things you might not
1. I used to front a band. We mostly did covers of '70s and '80s songs, but also wrote some original music together. I was the lead singer, played acoustic rhythm guitar on a few songs, and played auxiliary percussion (tambourine, shakers, etc.) when I wasn't wielding my guitar. While it was a wild lifestyle that wouldn't work well with my parenting style, I had a lot of fun and have fond memories of it! (Ha! Whadya know? Our Myspace Page is still up and running! You can listen to our original songs there, if you're so inclined.)
2. I used to be terrified of spiders. It was a strange fear, because I loved snakes and other creepy crawly things, but spiders creeped me right out. It changed very suddenly when I became a vegetarian and developed a profound respect and appreciation for all forms of life. These days, if I find a spider in my house, I don't freak out and start shrieking until someone else takes care of it. I take care of it myself by taking it outside and wishing it well!
3. I have a severe aversion to mayonnaise. This includes substitutes like Miracle Whip. It's not in my head. I vomit if mayonnaise goes into my mouth.
4. The big toe on my right foot is a full inch longer than the big toe on my left foot. It's enough of a difference that my left foot is a half shoe-size smaller than my right foot. As a teenager, I found out the hard way that you aren't allowed to mix and match sizes on pairs of shoes. They check for that.
5. I credit my dislike of skiing to an experience in which I "fell off" the chair lift. I'll tell you a little secret. I didn't fall off. I was too scared to get off at the top of the hill. When it went around and started heading back down the hill, I panicked. I didn't fall off the chair lift. I jumped.
And now, to pass it on! The blogs I've chosen to share this award with are:
1. A Perfect Lily. Another blog written in the form of letters from mother to daughter, A Perfect Lily is written by a mother of 10 to her youngest daughter, Lily. Her beautiful and passionate letters document the ups and downs of raising a daughter with Down's Syndrome.
2. Mountain Mum. This blog is as lovely to look at as it is to read! Kristina writes about her life raising her precious little girl in beautiful Lake Tahoe.
3. Teaching Ain't For Heroes is written by a public school teacher in Kentucky. If you have children who are (or someday will be) attending public school, this blog is an absolute must-read!
4. Witkowski Family Happenings. Chrissi writes about her family life in a touching and personal way. As she says herself, it is "a blog about an ordinary family in an ordinary town...living an extra-ordinary life!"
5. Becoming SuperMommy. Join this mother of twins on her quest to become "a modern day Bohemian Donna Reed"!
Thanks again to The Crafting Hobbit for your kind words about my lil' ol' mama blog! :)
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