Monday, July 20, 2009

Mommy Monday

The kitties are generously giving me Monday to make a post; worked out well for an "M" on Monday too, since we already had things lined up for Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

So Katie at Mishkat tagged me to do a personal thing; I can "either (1) post 7 facts about yourself AND photos OR (2) post 10 facts about yourself with no photos, OR (3) post a childhood picture of yourself." (She was doing a combo of all 3 due to being tagged by different people.) Well, I hate posting photos of myself, and I can't find a childhood picture handy (who has all of those I wonder? my mom or my brother or my sister?), so I guess I'll go with (2).

1. Although I'm divorced now, when I got married back in 1993, we got married on a riverboat out in the middle of the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia. His family lived there and couldn't come to Texas, where we lived, for a wedding, so I figured if I was going up there for a wedding and it was going to be small, I was going to do something fun and different.

2. I've visited many states in the U.S., but I've only lived in two states, Texas and - briefly - Florida.

3. My mom taught me to read when I was 3 or 4 years old and I've been a reader ever since. When I was in 1st grade, I was reading at the 4th grade level, and had special permission to check out school library books from the "big kids" section.

4. I've worked with the same boss for nearly 18 years, although we're at our 4th employer (improving firms as we've gone).

5. I've only been out of the U.S. one time, for my honeymoon to Puerta Vallarta. Oh wait, twice - when I went to San Diego one time with my sister, we went across the border to Tijuana, Mexico, just to say we had been. But that was so short, I'm not sure it really counts.

6. I still remember my address and phone number from when I was 5 years old, even though we moved to another town hundreds of miles away that year. My mom and dad must have *really* drilled it into me.

7. I've only ever been called for jury duty one time in my life (even though I'm duly registered), and that was just after I moved from Texas to Florida so I couldn't serve anyway since I wasn't in Texas any more.

8. I've worn glasses since I was 2 years old, other than a couple of years here and there after having specific surgical procedures. But my eyes are too goofy for the lasik type procedures.

9. Just this past week I applied for a passport for the first time in my life, as I may have to travel to Canada for work soon. And who knows, maybe I'll go wild and take a trip overseas some day! At least it'll finally be possible without that being a cause for delay.

10. I like bright colors and jewel tones, but I'm not much into browns, oranges, or earthy tones.

Okay, so now you know some goofy things about The Mommy! I'd like to tag the moms behind the following bloggies - whose names I don't even know - to play along. But if you don't feel comfortable doing so, then please don't feel any pressure. It's just a fun thing for those who want to.

1. Daisy and Harley's mom
2. Parker's mom
3. Hansel and Tesla's mom
4. The Crew's mom
5. Reese's mom

Even though Katie's rules were combining three different tagging games, we'll just go ahead and carry them all forward. So remember, you must either (1) post 7 facts about yourself AND photos OR (2) post 10 facts about yourself with no photos, OR (3) post a childhood picture of yourself. Or not do any of them if you don't feel comfortable.

This just in, yesterday we were given two awards, and I just want to do a quick mention and thank you for those; later in the week we'll do the following-of-the-rules and passing-on-to-other-blogs thing.

From Loki, we received the ""Blog of the Estimaçã" award, which they received from Jasmim. I have some trouble sometimes with online Portuguese-to-English translators, and I keep getting "estimation" for "estimaçã". Not sure that (when coupled with the rules as they're translated) makes complete sense to me, but we appreciate it nonetheless!

Then, from Eric and Flynn, we received the Kreativ Blogger award, which they received from Ginger Jasper.

So thank you Loki, and Eric and Flynn, for those awards! We appreciate so much those that visit and read us, and leave comments (and even those that don't ), and getting awards is just icing on the cake to let us know you like us! You really like us!

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

Our Mommy liked the fact you dedicated Monday for Mommies! Her name is Shannon. And she says, thanks for sharing!!!

Mishkat said...

Thanks for doing this! Your facts are so interesting, and we think Mommy Monday is a good idea - we always like learning about the cat moms (and dads too!). I know where that part of the Ohio River is - we live right next to the southern part of West VA, and that is one way that we drive to the Midwest.

Incidentally, I learned how to read when I was that young too, and they could NOT cope with it when I went to first grade :) (I think schools are much more used to it now.)

The Island Cats said...

We love learning stuff about the humans owned by our furiends! Those are some very interesting things! And congrats on your awards too!

The Crew said...

Well thanks for tagging us, "The Mommy". It's fun to see who's behind the postings!

Furkidsmom said...

We like Mommy Monday - we wonder if Tamir would give up ManCat Monday sometimes for Mom!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Jasmim said...

Congrats ^^
Your mom has a lot of story to tell about her life =)
I'll help you with the Portuguese ^^
The award "Blog de Estimação" I think it could be translated to "Pet Blog".

The Monkeys said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Those are some really interesting facts and getting married on a riverboat sounds fun! Although, I've never been married and don't really want to start now ;).

I was reading at a young age too and the school made me skip grade three. It helped my reading but it ended up messing up my this day, I have to use a calculator for simple math.

Thank you kitties for letting your Mom post today!

pughy said...

I just love reading about the mums and dads. My mum is called Carol and my dad is Barrie.
I loved reading your list too. Now you have a passport you can come visit England.

Hugs GJ xx

Angel and Kirby said...

Those are very interesting facts about you! Congratulations on the awards.

Daisy said...

Gosh, it was really interesting to learn those things about you! We do not usually do Memes, but I think I can get my Mommie to do this one!


I ♥ both black cats and torties.
Usually it is the smart cat that
wins, and that would be Aniwa Scrat,
sweetest smallest tortie ever!
Anakin may give her a little challenge when he grows up tho!
:) Jewelgirl's Katz

Loki said...

Very interesting fact about you. Nanny lived in Canada for 22 years. I hope that you will like it over there. Nanny is French-Canadian, if she write goofy stuff please forgive her. She still have problem writing English. Congratulations on the awards!

Big hugs,


MoMo said...

Mommy Monday is an excellent idea. Good to hear a little about the faceless helpers of the furries.

LindaGJ said...

That was so much fun & interesting reading about you! Great job!

The Creek Cats said...

This is great! We really enjoyed reading all those interesting facts about you! Our mom was tagged too, she will post hers this week.

Concats on your 2 well deserved awards!

Fin said...

Oh that was fun. Mom read really early too. When everyone was learning how to read she got a job filing papers in the office when she was in first grade.

Tuck said...

I liked learning things about your mommy! She is very interesting! Jen is from West Virginia, so she thinks it is pretty cool that you were married there!

Anonymous said...

Now we know your Mom much better! She sounds like she's a real card. We don't really know what that means, but we heard our Grandma bean say it once...

Reese =^..^= said...

That was very interesting! Thank you for tagging my Mom. Let's see if I can get her to get over her shyness and share.

Tracey and Huffle said...

That is a good list of interesting things about your mum! My mum got tagged to do one of those once, it was 40 facts about her and I swear it took her about 2 years to write it.

Huffle Mawson

Noir in Texas said...

I like the tagging of Mommies! Nice to give them their due! Congrats on the awards!

And we have RAIN for our backyard...finally!


Anya said...

I am all checked everything was okay.
I was just fainted and ended up wrong.
I am now equipped because I've slept a lot.
I have a part of my face blue with a little yellow ;(
Thanks for all the kind words :)
Anya :)

Parker said...

I talked Mommy into playing! Thanks for the tag - this is going to be fun!

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