I am not going to promise to not get big-headed over this.
So lemme see if I can do this right:
- Tell your readers seven (7) things about yourself.
- Give this award to fifteen (15) recently discovered bloggers.
- Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news.
2.) I have a bit of survivalist in me. I remember reading Valley of The Horses by Jean Auel and being mesmerized about how this woman had to survive, and do so by her own wits. With the state of the world being so crazy, being self-sufficient is very important to me.
3.) The first time I picked up a deck of tarot cards, it felt like I got an electric shock. I randomly drew a card and it was the Queen of Cups. I looked up the meaning and was thunderstruck - it fit me to a T. To this day before I read the cards I sit and meditate with my hands covering the cards until I feel that hum of energy coming from them - and my readings are always insanely accurate. Mooch now loves to play with the deck, and I had her draw cards the other day and she got a reading that was dead on.
4.) When I was living with an ex-boyfriend who was completely irresponsible (don't we all have one?) he used to use my car and get a lot of parking tickets and never told me about them. I found out via a scary letter telling me my license was about to be revoked. I ran down to the court building to pay the fines, only to discover that I was $8 short on cash and they would not accept a check, they were closing in 15 minutes (and this was the last day to pay the fine) and for the love of all things holy I could not find an ATM. Feeling panicky I ran into a little restaurant and went up to the man behind the counter and blurted out "If I write you a check for $8, will you cash it? I know you don't know me (started crying here) but I'm desperate and the women in that building are evil and I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO." The man behind the counter patted my hand, opened the till, and took out a $10 bill. "Here honey, take it. You would do the same for me." Those words ran right through me. Would I? Would I have put myself out there for someone else? The fact that this man was blindly believing that I was a good person and wasn't going to, I don't know, buy drugs; was so humbling. I thanked him and he repeated it again "You would do the same for me." That experience reminds me of the person I want to be, every day.
5.) When I was 5 months old, I almost died from intucesseption (sp?). It's basically when your intestines get tangled and you can't release any waste. I was bleeding out when it was discovered, and I was medi vacced to a hospital and operated on immediately. I have a scar that goes completely across my stomach and created a permanent fat roll - but I could be dead, so I'll take it.
6.) Running is spiritual to me - I run as much for the mental health benefits as the physical benefits. And I had never liked running before I had Mooch - I started to lose weight and have never stopped. One of my biggest fears is being injured and not being able to run again.
7.) The Mister and I did all the "wrong" things when our relationship started - we went home together the first night we met, we basically never spent a night apart again, and we had said I love you within a month. 11 years and two babies later - take THAT, "Rules" ladies!
OK, tagging. 15 fucking people? Ugh. By the way, I like to swear when I'm not around my kids, I probably should have added that on.
Anywho - I will tag
1.) Bumber's Bumblings
2.) Dear Goddess, Bless Me
3.) Green Witch With Sprinkles
4.) Dark Mother Goddess
5.) Mrs. BC's House of Chaos
6.) Kally's Cauldron
7.) It's Not That Serious
8.) Sweet Bliss
9.) The Compost Bin
10.) Rue & Hyssop
11.) Return To Rural
12.) Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts
13.) Pagan Culture
14.) Blissful Karma
15.) Goats In The Garden
Since I'm short on time, just be aware that I love all of these ladies and their posts make me laugh and think and all that good junk. Have at it, ladies! :-)