Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Thank you FeltFinland for nominating me for the Honest Scrap award! It was her first blog award and mine, too! The rules are: 1. Pick 7 or so blogs that make you happy. 2. Let them know and post their names on your blog. 3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

Wow. There's a list of blogs on the left side of my page that I read. I haven't had much time to read lately because work is a time vampire, but here's a short list, pretty much diabetes related:

http://nhstuff.blogspot.com/ (although she's already been tagged!)

Among others. There are more having to do with family & yoga & celiac... but I guess since I started this blog to deal with the whole diabetes thing, that's what I'm tagging tonight.

Now... 10 honest things about myself. UGH.

1. I'm so scared I'm running out of time to do the things I've always wanted to do. Eww, nothing like starting with a yukky one.

2. I try to notice things on a daily basis. This practice started back in grad school, as I was trying to get ideas to write a few poems a week. When I simply couldn't think of anything to write, I would try to intently focus on the world around. The smallest things can turn into the biggest poems. I would write in my journal, "I noticed today _____"

3. I believe that positive thinking is powerful and try to practice it. Even though I may whine to you.

4. I may tell you that I don't want any chocolate, but secretly I do.

5. Where is that book? Oh, it's inside my head, waiting to get out. I need time and peace and quiet.

6. I want to live at the beach. I don't care about hurricanes.

7. Why is this so difficult to write tonight? I know I'm tired, however, I usually have a lot to say on the subject of me. Maybe #7 should be that teaching takes a lot out of me. It's at the same time quite simple, and incredibly draining.

8. When I was in high school I wore rainbow suspenders and carried around a feather pen. And Nora asks me if I got teased. HA!

9. When I went to college I decided that I could change me to match the me in my head rather than the high school image of me that everyone assumed me to be. It worked, and it was fun.

10. I started highlighting my hair. That's a nice way of saying that I'm going gray.


Allison said...

Hey Naomi!

Thanks for the nomination, though I already filled out this meme last week so I don't think I'll be doing it again so soon. Not sure I could think of anything! But thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoy my blog.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nomination! I just wanted to stop by to tell you I've posted mine.

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Naomi said...

I wish I had more more MORE time to read blogs, but sheesh, work gets in the way! I can't wait until summer!

I am on my way to reading your posts.

And thank you, Clover, for the kind words, and for visiting my blog! I appreciate the comment! I've been writing kind of sporadically lately, but I'm trying to improve...

Shannon said...

Hi Naomi,

Thanks for the nomination! That was a nice thing to come back to and see :D I hope all is well. If I don't hear from you, have a great weekend!