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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blog Award

Thanks ever so much!
Amy at
honored me with this award.

Thank you, Amy. 

Now I am to tell 7 things about myself. I did this once before a few months ago (see here) all of those things still apply except for my job as I am now a free agent due to my being laid off at the end of last May. But I thought surely I could come up with more interesting factoids about myself. 
Well, I don't know how interesting they are but here goes.

Seven Things About Me.
1. I live in Oklahoma City and love my neighborhood and my part of the city but I wish I lived in Charleston, South Carolina. To me Charleston has it all - history, great houses, art, churches, good shopping and the ocean.

2. I paint.
This is a little painting I did of my friend Shannon's dog, Fred who loves frogs. (he does not hurt them....he's very protective of them)
This is his cartoon self.
He's a 100lb husky/german shepherd mix with one blue eye and one brown one.
And he is a very good boy.

3. I'm single but have been asked to get married several times. I was engaged twice but it didn't stick. 
But I kept the ring both times. 
Believe me....I earned them.
I've always loved this Martha Stewart photo. 
I didn't think I'd ever have a reason to include it on my blog...and then look....I found a way.

4. My most favorite breakfast in the whole world is puffed rice with blueberries on top.
This isn't quite that...pictured above but it was the closest I could find. Subtract the raisins. I don't like raisins in anything...except oatmeal cookies. Other than that...I think they ruin everything else they get put in. Anyway....just plain puffed rice...plain fresh blueberries and a little sugar and milk. My favorite. The best. Although, I rarely have it, because I rarely eat breakfast.

5. My favorite soup is Matzo Ball Soup made from my Mom's family recipe. It is the best matzo ball soup in the entire world. What makes it good are the bits of ginger and cinnamon in the balls. I've never had anyone else's that was any good. We sometimes have it for Christmas dinner and sometimes for Easter. My sister will have it any old time but I prefer it for special occasions only. I'm all about delayed gratification...hence why I was engaged and never married. I kept putting off the weddings.

6. I know how to crochet....see this post (Seize the Crochet Hook!)

7. I once caught a date on fire. 
It involved a serious make out session and candles. 
He said he was hot...
I thought he said I was hot. 
Then I realized he WAS hot! 
He had flipped the back of his jacket on to one of the candles while we were kissing on the sofa 
and the whole back of his jacket went up in flames. 
He was fine. 
But we never went out again. 
I can't imagine why? 
I took fast action and told him to "Stop, Drop and Roll". 
Of course I had to sleep with him after that...how could I not after I'd set him on fire? 

I think that is more than enough information for now. I can't get another one of these awards or I will really be dragging the bottom of the barrel and exposing more things about me that probably shouldn't be known.

Now I am passing along this award to other bloggers that inspire me.

and one more special one that I'll do an in depth post about soon....

Here's a hint....
coming soon

I hope you enjoy visiting them as much as I do.

Now each of these lovely blogs needs to pass the award on to their favorite blogs and tell 7 things about themselves.


Amy Chalmers said...

I love your style Nita! Even the way you accepted this award is so NITA!! It was fun to read more about you. I love many of the blogs you have selected and I will check out the ones I have never heard of!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Thanks so much for passing the award along to me and the others. I appreciate it. Have a great day!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Great post! You paint beautifully and it's great to know more about you. Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Thanks so much for this lovely award. I'm thrilled because I admire your blog and adorable vintage home so very much. It's very inspiring, especially since you try to maintain the original charm of the house.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Nita ... you are HILARIOUS! I especially love your Stop, Drop and Roll story! You've got me giggling at 9:20 a.m.! Congratulations on your award.


Marie said...

Hey Ms. Nita - Thanks so much for the award! You're very sweet for picking my blog as one that inspires you...I'm very honored. I accept this award graciously and the best part of it is revealing more things about you. You're an awesome artist! As a dog lover, I adore that painting.
Merci beaucoup mon ami!

Olive said...

Oh my goodnes, I can always expect you to make me laugh! olive♥

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

You are so funny! Should have been a writer. I agree about the raisin thing too :) Oh and I've never had ginger and cinnamon in my matzo balls...very interesting!

Ms. Childfree Chic said...

Oh, thanks so much for the award! I really aspire to make my home as lovely as yours. It's so adorable that I don't know if I would want to trade it for a Charleston-style house even if I had the opportunity, but Charleston is a lovely city - about the only gem in South Carolina as far as I'm concerned. ;-)

Unknown said...

Oh, thank you so much, Nita! I will add you to my Honorable Mentions page! I loved learning more about you, you are a talented painter, my dear! I kind of figured! XX!

Lindy said...

Oh my gosh, I have laughted so hard at #7 I think I've wet my pants! Thanks for the award! You are awesome!


Cindi Myers said...

Oh Nita! You are such a sweetheart! I am so inspired by YOU all the time! I'm honored to receive this award, I'll have to think up something that anyone would care about...and it definitely won't be as hilarious as yours!
I adore the dog painting (of course!)
XOXO - Cindi

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Congrats on the award! Your post is too funny- love the story about how you caught a date on fire!!
Thanks for visiting my blog- Enjoy your day!:)

Lindy said...

Just wanted to say thanks again and tell you I'm done! You can stick a fork in it!


sheri said...

That soup looks delish! I'm off in search of a recipe. There's nothing like homemade soup!

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