It’s been a while since I was sent a blog ‘award’. Sheri over at Homeschooling on a Wing and a Prayer decided to pass the Beautiful Blogger award to me this past week. She’s such a great lady and I am grateful to have her in my life (albeit virtual.) I love not only the blog listed above, but her ‘specialty’ ones for workboxing and lapbooking/scrapbooking.
As a recipient of the Beautiful Blogger award, one must:
1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award
2) Pass the award on to the bloggers whose blogs you love (15 tops)
3) Share 7 things about yourself
So, here it goes….SEVEN things about Laura O!
(1) For the first part of my life, I was a Coast Guard brat which meant we moved about along the coast. Dad resigned his commission while we were living in Long Beach, MS. I was still on the young side, so I had no memories of Keesler Air Force Base doctor visits.
In high school, I participated in the Naval Junior ROTC program at Slidell High (Louisiana) and applied for the Coast Guard Academy after spending a week there in the summer before senior year. I panicked over the physical thinking my childhood asthma problems would decide to reappear, so I didn’t finish the application.
Somehow military service still nags at me in the back of my brain….maybe that’s part of the reason I was reading up on the Alaska National Guard in the wee hours while J kept me up. Two more years before I’m too old for the National Guard or Army…..
(2) I love to learn, which means that I may someday decide that three degrees are not enough. For the curious, my Bachelors of Science was in chemistry with a minor in biology. I have a Masters of Science in Neuroscience (which was a consolation ‘prize’ when the PhD program wasn’t working out.) And, I have a Masters of Business Administration with focus in general management and marketing. I did spend over a decade thinking I was going to do medical school to become a psychiatrist. One never knows….
(3) I love to eat! Cooking and baking the food can be fun as well. I just haven’t perfected some things to make them healthier choices. Hence, the reason why I can’t lose the rest of the weight hanging on my hips. At least nursing a baby helps burn calories for now…
(4) I have more gray hair than my mom! And, it has been like that since I was in college. Nothing makes you all warm and fuzzy like having the hairdresser comment that you have more gray hairs on your head than your mother when you are only 19. On the upside, inheriting dad’s hair also means thicker hair. Good thing as the last 2 boys had me thinning out a bit.
(5) I love my husband more now than when we were newlyweds. Imagine that! Honestly, I think it was the few very bumpy years when I sometimes wondered “what was I thinking.” But, God is good and those times of trial have brought us closer. The Bible says that the two become one and neither of us can imagine not being married to the other.
(6) My paternal grandmother got me hooked on General Hospital and One Life to Live when I was home sick for a week during high school. Eventually, I kicked the habit (much to dh’s happiness.) However, I have to admit (in the spirit of full disclosure) that a string of episodes of GH at Night on cable with Anna and Robert Scorpio making appearances had me get rehooked. Only this time I record on the DVR and speed watch just certain story lines. It’s complete and utter fluff that I watch while doing work on the computer. So, really it’s only half watching!
(7) During junior high and high school, I was active in theater at school. Musicals in junior high and a mixture of plays in high school. Sophomore year had me in the role of mom in Cheaper by the Dozen, all because the teacher directing the play had me in speech class and thought I’d be perfect for the part. Junior year I was assistant director for Wait Until Dark. And senior year had me in a smaller role as the aunt in Harvey. Lots of good time were had and I sometimes long to be connected to the stage again.
Now to ‘tag’ a few of my fellow bloggers who are beautiful to me..
Debbie at Debbie’s Digest is so willing to share from her experience. I’m glad to call her a friend and have had the opportunity to know her ‘in real life’ from our time in Maryland.
Candace at His Mercy is New continues to be a source of inspiration and a fantastic example to me of someone who knows where she needs to dedicate her energy.
Lexi at Pink and Orange Coffee is a new friend from the TOS Homeschool Crew that leaves me such great comments. I’m glad to hear when posts brighten someone’s day. And, I am enjoying reading her auxiliary blog on cooking.
Justakrazymom at Wayzley Academy shares so much on her blog and on a few Yahoo Groups to which I subscribe. I love reading up on her family and ways she is educating the kids.
Denise at Got Chai? is such a beautiful lady and a new source of inspiration for me to get healthy NOW so I can enjoy the boys more.