Tuesday, July 13, 2010

3 Bloggy Awards

Sarah at Stepping Through Crazy gave me the Versatile Blogger Award and Missy from Marvelously Messy gave me the Beautiful Blogger Award.

Poor Sarah awarded me when I was on vacation and so I am just now getting to passing on the goodness.

Laurie from Scene of the Grime just gave me the Sunshine 'n' Happiness Award.

Thanks so much ladies

I am going to combine the telling you about myself part. The VBA requires seven facts and the BBA requires eight so I am going to give you a mean 8.5 and since I started this post before Laurie awarded me, I am going to stick to 8.5. I am editing this to say, I obviously don't know how to calculate mean (I do but somehow, I managed to lose my mind between calculating it and writing the facts).

1.)Roast beef makes me gag.

2.)When I was a child my sister and I fought over who got to clean the gizzards when butchering chickens.

3.)When I was seven or eight I had a knife blade go clear through my arm. I yelled for Mom, pulled the knife out and through it in the kitchen sink, and then ran down the long hallway to the bathroom trailing blood. Imagine what my Mom thought when she found the knife and saw the blood. I was in the bathroom rinsing my arm under water when she found me. It only required two stitches. The exit wound wasn't big enough for a stitch.

4.) When I was three or four my brother and I found a dead rat in the alley and thought it was an awesome stuffed animal - imagine my Mom's horror when she found us carting it around. She threw it in the burn barrel and we dug it back out!!

5.) When I was three or four, my parents were tearing down an old house. I found a 'baby' bird on the sidewalk which I scooped up to show my Mom. I thought it was so cute. My Mom freaked - it was a bat!!

6.) When I was a kid, we had a barn owl living in our chicken coop for awhile. We couldn't figure out why we kept losing chickens!!

7.) Hog sewage gets a very firm looking skin on the top. My grandmother would get very frustrated with me when I was little because I would always try walking across it and get myself filthy with hog...yeah - the stinky stuff. She couldn't figure out why I didn't get it.

8.) I also used to aggravate my grandma when we popped popcorn on Wednesday nights because...

I am so late in responding to the first two of these awards that I think I will simply say consider yourself awarded if you read my blog and I read yours!!

Have a great day.


  1. Congrats on the awards Melissa, you deserve them!
    Those are some interesting facts! Gave me a few laughs ;)

  2. I wish I knew you when you were a kid. But, of course, I wasn't one then. So, whatever...

  3. So you're okay with butchering chickens and walking on hog sewage, but roast beef makes you gag? LOL!

    Congratulations on the awards!

  4. They turned out great! Lucky you being able to use hubby's shop, much better than having to use a rolling pin-enjoy!