Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lil' of This, Lil' of That, a Small Touch of Fall...

I am behind in posting awards that I recently received! Forgive me! :)

....Well, actually I am behind posting PERIOD! It's taken me two days to complete this one, with all of the interruptions! ...Again, Forgive me! "BIG smiles!"

I do appreciate and cherish each award I am given, and am always humbled that anyone would read my blog....and enjoy it too! So, from the bottom of my heart, I THANK YOU all who passed these on to me!!!

This first special award below is from Pearl, Pearl's Sentimental Journey!
Pearl created this sweet award herself! If I could only live up to the ..."and grace," part! :)

Pearl also passed on the "I (heart) your blog," award to me,

as well as Melissa, from Little Things in Life.

This super cute "Dog Lover Blog," award came from Nikki, at Blah, Blah, Blah Blog. She is a fellow dog lover, and Coco, Bailey, and I thank her for this unique award!

If you would like to read a few posts that will keep in you stitches with laughter, visit her blog and scroll down to the "Squirrel Hunt I & II (August Archives)." Hilarious!!!

Nikki also tagged me a while back to list 6 Quirks about me! She stated that I was "sweet and normal" and wanted to know if I had any quirks! HAHAHAHA! Yea, if you guys only knew! In person, I am anything but normal!

1) I think anything drenched in ranch dressing and/or marinara sauce tastes better!

2) In fact, I only eat french fries, if I have plenty to ranch to dip them in!

3) I like to mix all my food on my plate together, after all it is all going down the same way, right?

4) I love living on the water, but I hate getting wet! ...even the littlest drizzles of raindrops make me utterly miserable!

5) I LOVE shoes!!! ...but on most days you will find me barefoot, (especially in the house)...or at least wearing no more than flip-flops!

6) It makes me crazy for anyone "to eat off of MY plate!" I'll gladly cook you your own, or buy you a whole plate of whatever, but please do not graise on mine!

7) I detest making plans with people who are NEVER on time!

8) And NUMBER 8, (two quirks too many! LOL!) I usually bend the rules and do things my own way! ...Do you still think I am sweet and normal??? LOL!

And for the Last Award...

This pretty pink award came from Cindy, at Just Another Day in Paradise! If you visit her, you will get a lesson in kissing! LOL!
She doesn't "dream" about it, just likes to look, (and sometimes with BINOCULARS!!!) LOL!

Girl, You know I love ya! Couldn't resist a little teasing! ;)

Cindy also challenged me to a Tag....

Seven Things I Plan To Do Before I Die....

1) Have my entire house clean, including the kids rooms, for 3 days.

2) On the first day after I clean my house, rest the entire day without feeling guilty, just be lazy!

3) On the second day after I clean my house, shop the entire day without feeling guilty.

4) On the third day after I clean my house, scrapbook the entire day without feeling guilty.

5) Go to Paris with Ashley. Would also like to visit Scotland and Ireland!

6) Lose 50 pounds and keep it off!

7) Volunteer with the Southern Baptist Relief Team after hurricanes and such!

7 1/2) Own and operate a B&B, including an antique/gift store and restaurant on the grounds.

Seven Things I cannot do...

1) Lose 50 pounds and keep it off!

2) Bake a perfectly level cake! I am very lucky if it will just come out of the pan in ONE piece!

3) Speak a foreign language! I was tutored by a "native" Spanish speaking teacher in college, and that still didn't turn out very well!

4) Play a musical instrument!

5) Stand the sight of snakes!

6) ....or needles or blood! I have a very weak stomach!

7) Be patient!

Seven Things I Can Do...

1) Race in the Daytona 500 and possibly win! After years of practice making the morning run driving the kids to school, I am more than qualified! :) I am thankful to come back alive and unscathed! LOL!

2) Cook.

3) Plan and throw a party or large function.

4) Give me a slanted slash brush, and I can paint a straight line like nobody's business. No painter's tape required! :)

5) Speed clean the entire downstairs for unexpected company coming in less than 15-20 minutes! Just don't open any cabinets or drawers!

6) Strive to be a good mom and wife!

7) Blog for hours at a time!

Seven Things That Attracted Me to Kevin...

1) He's super handsome with thick, dark hair!

2) His chocolate brown eyes, that "smile" when he does.

3) He drives a tractor, seriously, and everyone knows that is sexy! :)

4) He is a manly man, or "burly man," as Picket would say! He always makes me feel safe and secure!

5) He has a tough exterior, but he is very patient and kind!

6) He has a wonderful sense of humor! ...although I am often the butt of his jokes! LOL! But that's okay, I'm a big girl, I can take it and still laugh! LOL! Joanne Woodard, said of her late husband of 55 years, Paul Newman, that he could still make her laugh. And years after good looks and all else fades, laughter is what keeps you together!

7) He loves the Lord!

Seven Things I say most often....

1) David, David, David, David....at least a million times a day!

2) And do I care what anyone else did??? ...said after the kids tell me that everyone else made a bad grade, or got in trouble in class, too!

3) I was thinking..... (Kevin dreads this one, usually involves a new project!)

4) Ashley, Clean up in isle 7! (After Coco has an accident.)

5) Bailey, what are you doing? ...It drives my family crazy that I talk to my dog, and NO, I do not think he will answer me!

6) I need to run in here for just one thing, won't take me a second! (While Kevin or the kids wait in the car outside.)

7) Get over it, life is not fair!

Seven Celebrities I admire..., (tough one, I read and blog more than watch TV and movies)...

1) Paula Deen

2) Meryl Strep, love her in any role she plays.

3) Tyler Perry

Sevin Favorite Foods...

1) Dot's Chicken and Dumplin's

2) Stewed Tomatoes and Rice, topped with crispy bacon

3) Red Velvet Cake

4) Chicken Parmigiana

5) Tiramisu

6) Stew Beef n' Rice

7) Apple Fritters (from the local doughnut shop)

I am to challenge SEVIN people to participate in this TAG, but I will leave it open to anyone who would like to play along!

I would also like to pass on the Awards above to all who read my blog! And again, THANKS the great ladies who passed them to me!

I leave you with just a few more pictures of Fall from around my home! ...live pumpkins on the hearth! My MIL found the silver bucket at a yard sale! SWANKY, huh! :)


Lydia said...

Hello, my name is Lydia and Im just browsing other blogs with some of the same interest. I notice you like scrapbooking and just wanted to invite you to spot by my blog and check it out. There are some fun challenges and some awesome giveaways.

Marie said...

Congrats on all your awards! They like you! They really like you! :o) (me too!)

Man! I could never come up with so many facts about myself...ones that are interesting, anyway. Fun meme! lol

Bella Casa said...

Congrats on your awards, you are so sweet, you deserve them:)

I love that silver bucket with the pumpkin, too cute:)

Julia's site move to www.hookedonhouses.net Just in case you do a linkee to it in your awards section :)

Thanks for the well wishes, I can't believe how long this cold is hanging on!!!

Bella :)

Melissa Wertz said...

Congrats on all the awards! I like the pumpkins by the fireplace. I love the way you have them displayed.

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh, love Meryl Strep. I've seen Mamma Mia twice now. I could go and see it again. Congratulations on your awards! :-)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Rhonda,
Yes, I still think you are normal...But I think I am normal too! HA!

onlymehere said...

Of course we're still friends!! I can take the teasing! LOL. I've been married for 26 years to the biggest teaser in the world and I still keep him so bring it on!! Guess it makes me feel loved! Now that you've caught up on all your lovely awards (congrats by the way) stop by my blog Wed. bz I have a new one for you!! I have it scheduled to post tomorrow morning! Figured you didn't know how much I love you so I better give you an award!! Loved the post today and your seven things plus your quirky things! I have a confession, I can't even pronounce half of your favorite food much less know what it is! See what a hick I really am! Did I really just end every sentence with an exclamation point? LOL!

Nancy said...

Rhonda, first congrats on the awards and on winning that giveaway over at Becky's, I am so happy for you! Nancy

onlymehere said...

Okay, okay, "hindsight" is a play on words bz I saw their little skinny dipping "hind ends" or behinds, or back of their fronts, whatever you want to call it and the vision with the binoculars was 20/20!! I thought you'd get the play on words.....SIGH.......I'm so warped. See you tomorrow!

Eve said...

I got here from Beckie's blog. I can't wait to browse around yours. Congrats on your Fall giftie win. I have won latelty too, so we can do a happy dance together. LOL

Picket said...

Ohhhh great read girl!!! I loved every minute of it! lol Congrats on your awards sweetie...you so deserve them and I love ranch dressing on anything also...oh and you have my dream of owning a bed and breakfast...I have always thought that would just suit me to a tea but then I am reminded that my large family would be permanent guest and the 'Breakfast' part would extend into lunch and supper! lol have a great night Scooter..ohhhh that silver bucket was beautiful paired with the pumpkin and the Fall leaves!


It's fun to learn more about you:)
Love the new additions to your fall decorating:) Congrat's on your awards and see you in blogville:)

Kathy said...

Love your pumpkin and silver bucket, Rhonda. All your Autumn decorations are just gorgeous!
Have a happy week...Kathy

mysteryhistorymom said...

Rhonda- You are so loved! Look at you with all the awards- so deserving I must say!:) Your house looks fabulous- love that silver bucket! Lori

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Congrats on the awards..I have several tags to get to myself. Your Fall decor is srumptious. cherry

Pearl said...

Hi Rhonda... I love the silver bucket 'n pumpkins... just lovely!

Congratulations on all of your awards! ~cheers 'n tosses confetti~ You deserve them and you're a Sweetie to pass them along to your friends... I am going to accept and say Thank You!!! And, just for the record, you do a very fine job with the "Grace" part of my award. I love you!

It was so much fun to read all of your lists... no wonder it took you 2 days to write your post! I was starting to get worried... LOL ... I've been around, just moving slow, as usual, and kinda starting to dread the upcoming holidays a teeny lil bit ... Ohhhh, I thought that post card you mentioned looked like the kids watching out the window on Peter Pan, too! So precious! I also read a comment from Heidi, talking about her Dad, etc... so it was good to know how well things were progressing... also, Deb's grandson finally was released from the hospital... good news! Did I tell you I had lost my camera? My Husband "found" it today when he simply handed me my camera case! ~just shakes my head~ Heaven help me... at least I have it, now, so I will soon get some photos taken and posted...

Ohhh my... a long comment... LOL ... I suppose I could have emailed this, but I am exhausted... it's 2 in the morning and I am off to bed now... Talk with you soon... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~




Your Fall arrangements are beautiful!

~ Gabriela ~

Monogram Queen said...

Wow I found out a lot about you!
I "compartmentalize" my food. Hate for it to touch. I also don't like anyone to eat off of my plate either!

Michelle said...

Dang girl...where to start...

Congrats on the awards!

Are we best friends yet...I feel like I know you pretty well now:)

Love that silver bucket...it's amazing how someone elses trash can make such a great treasue for us....love the way you displayed it too:)

now after your post I have to take a break and enjoy a cold glass of tea:)

Michelle said...

Congrats on all your awards...it was fun to learn more about you!

Love your fall decor!

Have a great day, Rhonda!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Congrats on all your awards!! And I love finding out more things about you - yes, you still are sweet! :)

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Fun post! I, too, love ranch...gosh, do I love it! I put it on everything, but especially love french fries and ranch - fabulous!

Beverly said...

I had fun reading your sevens. I adore Meryl Streep, too. She is the ultimate.

And. now I'm going to be thinking about apple fritters, and it's all your fault. ;-)

Dawn said...

That was fun reading all of your lists. I had an apple fritter for the first time in years last weekend and it was so good I can't stop thinking about it. I want more. I went back and they didnt' have any. :(

I'm just the opposite of you. I don't like my food touching LOL! I do, however, like some foods mixed together like potatoes and carrots.

I also hate not being on time. I always show up early and wait! I hate being late.

Congratualtions on all of your awards. I love coming to read your blog and I feel like you are a "friend"!

take care,

Becky said...

Hey Rhonda, your goodies are coming to you UPS ground from Arkansas, so it may get to NC by Christmas. LOL

nikkicrumpet said...

ummmmm can I retract that "normal" comment lol....KIDDING...I know the barefoot thingie ...I hate to wear shoes! I enjoyed getting the inside dirt on you...now we know which buttons to push hehehe

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