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February 24, 2010

This Little Hippie Blog Would Like To Thank.......

Green Eyed Momster is sharing a Kreativ Blogger Award with this little hippie blog. Whoo Hoo! Thank you for putting this blog in the same post as the wonderful blogs named to receive this award.

Green Eyed Momster is a working woman, a wife, a mother to a whole house full of kids and a barnyard of animals. She gets my vote for busy hard working push-her-down-and-she- gets-right-up woman! And she's cute too.

Since I am supposed to follow the award rules, I will list seven fabulous things about myself. Hold on to your hats, here's the Big Seven:

1. I take meds for high pressure. That's pretty exciting, right?

2. Camping was the way my kids and I took vacations and had time together. I also went camping without my kids sometimes with groups. Wilderness camping. I can form a circle with rocks and start a little fire and cook my food and set up my own little tent and use my little shovel. Yep, I am a camper. No, I do not belong to the country club.

3. My kids dad and I each had crossbows and would set up hay and targets and practice together. We were pretty good.

4. I started cutting my own hair when I was five years old. My mother had the scissors in her hand and was going to attempt again to cut my bangs. I ran away from her and locked myself in the bathroom. I sat in the sink and got the razor blades out of the medicine cabinet and watched myself in the mirror and cut my hair. When I came out, my mother had to admit I did a better job on my bangs than she did so from then on I cut my own hair, but after that first time I used scissors.

5. I never ate fast food until I was in eleventh grade. The foster home I was in at the time was a large family and some evenings they would make a Taco Bell run. This was like I died and went to fast food heaven. I would ride with whoever was driving just for the sheer fun of the drive through experience.

6. My kids did not get to go trick or treating. I was paranoid about something bad happening on a crazy night like Halloween is (to my way of seeing it then). I kept telling them they were just too precious to me to take even a tiny chance on anyone tainting a candy and something happening to them. They always were given the option of having a Halloween party at our place or all of us going out to dinner and/or a movie or something they all voted for. It always worked out and as far as I know they never resented not going trick or treating or felt deprived. However, my daughters are the ones with children and they do allow them to trick or treat.

7. I used to hike and walk a lot. Every weekend was time for a good hike. I was a dare devil too. So I would jump from boulders and climb around like I was still a kid. About fifteen years ago I jumped down from a large boulder and landed wrong. By the time I went to a podiatrist the joint under my big toe was damaged. I was in a cast for a couple months and then a goofy shoe thing for awhile but it has always been tender and sore under that big toe. All that means is that since that happened, I was not able to wear high heels. Hallelujah! That got me out of having to try to wear those high stepping skinny heeled shoes and boots. I'm a tennis shoe or hiking boot kind of girl!! And proud of it!

Whew. Did I deliver on the fabulous facts???

Now, Drum roll, this award is being passed on to:

My friend, Margie, at WHEN THE HEART SPEAKS. If you want to read gentle poetry from her heart, read her posts.

Shanel, at Determined To Have Joy. Isn't that a nice name for a Blog?

James, at Something Sighted. His blog is teaching the wanna be photographer in me some of the basics and by seeing his work I am encouraged to try to be as good as he is.

And hey, I am doing my part by passing it on. There is no obligation to do anything with it. It is a choice. If you would like to accept this award, cool. If you are not into the award thing, that is cool too. Get it?

22 comments:

Shanel said...

Technobabe I'm so new to the blog world and I don't know a thing about this award stuff so teach me... do I need to past the award on my blog or mention it or do I just blog my 7 facts and mention that you passed the award to me.... I will soon learn and I feel so blessed that you enjoy my blog:)

Brian Miller said...

nice. congrats techno! grew up camping and hiking as well...every year for family vacation. great memories there...got logan a crossbow last year, so much fun! hope you have a great day!

DJan said...

What an interesting list! I like that I have gotten to know more about you, and I'll hop over to Shanel's place and see what she puts up. I never went camping until I was grown but I love it. As you know, hiking is one of my passions...

Rock Chef said...

I always wanted a crossbow, but the laws over here make it very difficult. They seem to think that I might start shooting my neighbours or something!

Might be tempted to shoot the odd cat that has used my garden as a toilet, of course...

beth said...

I loved getting to know you a little bit better....
and now the mother in me says to watch that blood pressure : )

Ina in Alaska said...

Very fun tidbits about you, girlfriend! I enjoyed the fast food paragraph. I am one of six kids (the oldest) and it was a huge and rare treat to go to McDonald's drive thru (mostly on a Friday or Saturday) and place an order. To this day, on the rare occasion I pull into a McD drive thru for an order I always order an extra fries to eat in the car on the drive home. I always share with whatever passenger or canine is with me. I know you are a french fry girl!!!

those ice cream cones at McD's are yummy too. xoxooxo

Tracey said...

You did a much better job than I did and you're way more interesting than I am. I added something to one of mine this morning. I'm feeling better and I hope I have a better day today. I have tomorrow off from work.

Thanks for the compliments! I'm so glad we met!

I'm not a camper but I'd probably go camping with you and you could teach me how to use a crossbow! That would be awesome!

Thanks and big hugs!!
Green-Eyed Momster

Kristina P. said...

I cut my own bangs. I really probably shouldn't.

Shadow said...

yes, you delivered! crossbows, wow... that's coooool.

Lou said...

You're the outdoorsy type too? Yeah! A hike is good for the brain, heart, and soul.

Kathy M. said...

Congratulations on another well-deserved award! I selfishly love it when you get an award, because I get to know you better through your lists, and you always introduce me to other fabulous blogs.

I love the outdoors, too. And I once tried to cut my hair when I was a kid, only it didn't end so well! Thanks for sharing yourself so unselfishly.

James said...

Congrats and thank you very much TecnoBabe! As a wanabe photographer myself I'm humbled by your wobderful compliments. I cut my own hair all through Jr. and Sr high. I also dyed it every color you could imagine. :)

otin said...

I cut my own hair one time! That was all it took for me to realize that a barber is your friend!

Margie said...

Hi TechoBabe
Congrats on the award and I thank you so very much for passing the award onto me!
I'm really honored, my dear and kind friend.
And, it's always an honor to me when you visit my blog as you really do read and get my poems!
I'm not really good at this whole award thing and I hope you will not be offended if I do not put it on my blog or pass it on.

Always so nice to learn more about you as I really do thinkof you as a very good friend and have hopes to meet you in person someday!

I used to camp with my kids and have such wonderful memories!

Hugs my friend!
Have a wonderful day!

Margie :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Congrats on the award! I know what you mean about Taco Bell heaven. MMMmmm...............more hot sauce, please.

Betty said...

I take blood pressure meds too. I think it´s one of the easier sicknesses to manage and you can still enjoy life, without everyone knowing it.
Congrats on the award!

secret agent woman said...

I tried to answer this earlier and google chrome freaked and shut down. I enjoyed the list. My mother used to cut our hair horribly.

Enchanted Oak said...

Your list was interesting reading, TechnoBabe. From one camper to another, I salute you! I had to stop bouldering a while ago; my balance got too old. Sorry about that big toe. Glad it wasn't a leg or an arm (or your head).

Julie said...

Congratulations! You definitely deserve a creative blogger award, because this blog is so beautiful and awesome to read! I also love to read facts about you and your life. It's a nice way to continue to "get to know" the person behind the words.

Wilderness camping is the best. If you're ever in my parts, I know some great places to go. I can relate to the fast food one, too. We rarely got it, and it was like going to Disneyland for me.

As always, thanks for the links. I'll check them out, too. Big applause for a very creative blogger!

gayle said...

Loved finding all these things out about you!! Cute my hair when I was a preteen...omg!! big mistake!!

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