Monday, January 24, 2011

Things You Don't Know ...

Over the past couple of weeks, two thoughtful bloggers I recently discovered passed The Stylish Blogger Award to me.  I offer my most sincere gratitude for this recognition to Cindy of Custom Comforts and Michele of My Notting Hill.

The terms of this award require that I now share with you seven things about myself ... isn't that what I do here all the time?  Let's see what I can come up with that you'll find interesting ...

1.  Our house is the only place The Husband and I have lived in since our marriage in 1980 that is not a new structure.  Really.  I worked with all of our other houses to add old-house details and architectural interest  ... no need to do that here.

2.  I am the oldest of three children, and I truly like the company of my siblings.

3.  I am allergic to cats ... but not as much now as I was when I was younger.  Antihistamines are your friend.

4.  I went to college to become a teacher, but I decided that being a Mom was a better career choice for me.  When I want to teach, now I do it my own way ... by presenting a gardening program, mentoring a new gardener, posting a blog tutorial, etc.

5.  I try to avoid working on ladders ... they scare me.  Same with electricity.  Electricians are magic.

6.  My favorite music is heavy metal or hard rock, played really loud.  I also love Motown.  I don't hear too well out of my left ear. 

7.  I have always been a gardener, but I didn't start ROSE gardening until 2002.  I'm a quick learner.  :)

I am now supposed to pass this award to other bloggers who I admire, but I can't really narrow it down like this without feeling like I'm leaving someone out or hurting someone's feelings.  I read and enjoy each of the blogs you see on my Blog List on the sidebar to your right.  Do me a favor ... scroll down the list and check out one of the blogs over there that you have never visited before.  Be sure to tell them that I sent you.  :)

Thank you for thinking of me, Cindy and Michele.  This was fun!


  1. You are right, you do tell us much about you on your blog. It was interesting you almost became a teacher because I see so much of the in your writing. Congrats on your award.

  2. Congratulations on your award. It's always fun to read the "ten things" lists. We have Motown in common!

  3. Always fun to learn more about each other. I received this award also and need to do my post....what can I share about myself?

  4. Congratulations, Connie! Your blog certainly deserves it.

  5. Ah, that's some sweetness! You deserve it! I did find your music selection a bit surprising... but then, I remember your Mom-ride, and I shake my head, makes sense. :)

  6. Congratulations!! Loved reading your list!! We have even 'more' in common... #3 is me spot on!! I am getting much better the older I get! and...I am the 'youngest' of three!

    In our first house in Portland, Oregon (circa 1939) I literally unearthed a rose garden in the back yard (we also had the neighborhood 'victory garden' deeded to our property.) I was smitten! After moving to Texas I discovered the wonders of heirloom roses for their resistance to disease and mold.
    I, too, recite from the WofOz weekly!!

  7. Congratulations on your well deserved award! I learned several new things about you too! So if we do a barn sale at some point I will need to climb the ladder? This is bad news since I'm not good at climbing ladders either!

    Kat :)

  8. I can't believe you started growing roses the same year I did! But I never really gardened before, this is our first house with a yard. I did putter around with my mom when I was a kid, but that's it. There is SO much to learn, but I think I am getting there little by little.


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