it's another no-good-news-monday, but there's no use dwelling on that, right?
let's move on and talk about some more fun matters. like blog awards!
my sweet blog friend, heather, was so kind in passing on this "cherry on top" blog award to me.
isn't it cute? i'm a sucker for anything with cupcakes. ;)
heather and i "met" last winter on the hannah's prayer forum and she has been a source of encouragement and laughs. heather and her husband are in the process of adopting domestically. if you have a moment, pop on over and say hello!
i get to pass this award to five other beautiful blogs. yay! i'm going to pass this award on to five blogs that i love and to whom have not yet had the privilege of passing on an award. it's so hard to narrow it just five, but here we go:
dana at plum.tree.studio -- dana and i have been emailing back and forth a lot lately and she is just the sweetest. and she's super talented, too. and i swear, we'd be the best shopping buddies! :)
colleen at noah and simon -- colleen cracks me up and her boys (human and furry) are simply adorable. seriously. oh, and she's married to an alec baldwin look alike. ;)
sandra at across three continents -- sandra and i met by chance at a friend's yardsale, then discovered our mutual blog friends and have since become friends IRL. i'm going to admit it, i have a crush on her son. his eyelashes slay me.
kelly at life with briar -- kelly's little briar has a smile that lights up the internet. FOR real! right now, kelly is doing a walk down memory lane as she celebrates the day briar joined her family two years ago.
jrs at find joy now -- j just recently adopted a new little one through domestic adoption and i love reading her posts about the joy in adjusting to this long-awaited role. and her little guy is so cute!
there's really no other part to this award, but i thought i'd mix things up a bit and throw in some confessions (mostly because i had already written this part last week -- i love prewriting and scheduling posts!)...
we're all friends, right?
i need to unload some things. i hope we're still friends after this, too.
*i am a complete and utter klutz. on any given day, i will have a cut, scratch, or bruise on my body and i'll have no idea where it came from. i'm *always* bumping into things or tripping. one of my greatest fears is falling down the stairs. and with choi boy coming home, i'm really worried about falling while holding him.
*i don't wear heels. i think they're gorgeous and i'd love to wear them, but because i'm a klutz, i literally *cannot* walk in them. the last time i wore heels, i actually did fall down a flight of stairs. at a party. in front of my friends from work. and no, i was not under the influence. it's really just *that* bad.
*i watch the d*sney channel. like, a good amount. and not for "research" purposes of trying to relate to my students, but because i like it. i don't like all of it, but there are a few shows that i find really entertaining. have you ever seen "wizards of w*averly place"? selena g*mez is hilarious. trust me!
*but, i'm really conflicted about the d*sney princesses. on one hand, the musical theatre geek and romantic in me is totally sucked in by the music and singing and fairy tales, but on the other hand, the smithie in me TOTALLY cringes and rolls her eyes. i will say, though, that i feel like *some* of the princesses are not too bad...belle has always been my favorite because she loves to read and is an independent woman, and rapuzel in t*ngled was pretty butt-kickin', too.
*i'm really bad at being punctual. it's awful. i really need to change this.
*my favorite parts of my body are my wrists. they're unproportionately tiny and dainty. ;) i love them. but they're also super weak. actually, i'm just weak in general. almost embarssingly. must start lifting...
*i'm really awkward on the phone. i try to avoid talking on the phone if i can. if i have to make important phone call, i rehearse before actually dialing the number. there's just something about not being able to see the person and not being able to read their facial expressions/body language that weirds me out. i'm really not socially inept in person, promise.
*i don't know how to brew coffee. i've never really been much of a coffee drinker. and what's funny is we got 3 coffee makers for our wedding! we kept one for guests, but i don't know how to properly use it and usually end up apologizing and asking one of my coffee-loving guests to make the coffee. i have a feeling coffee is going to be my best friend very soon, so i need to learn. any helpful tips?
*and finally, i am SO excited about choi boy coming home...but, i'm also totally freaked out that i'm going to mess up. and i promise i'm not fishing for compliments, but truly, i'm worried i'm going to have no idea what to do! eek!
phew, glad to get all that off my chest. ;) are we still friends? do you have any burning confessions you'd like to share? c'mon!