Wednesday, October 28, 2009

my oh my...

Today I received an award that was so very kind..I just have to share..It's from Just Breathe...

http://skyesofblue.blogspot.com/



It's the Honest Scrap Award....because as all of you know, I nEVeR embellish, choose which facts are facts and which facts are optional, use creative license ( I didn't even know you needed a license to be creative!) stretch the truth for effect..or..or..

So, I am to say 10 honest things about myself and then pass the award on to seven people. I can't choose just seven of you, so please feel free to have this award and play along!

OK...


1. Whenever I see anything like cards, t-shirts, stationary, vintage photos with 3 girls/women I always buy it..usually in 3's ..for my 2 sisters and me..

OK, maybe not so much this one...

2. I once had my photo in Ebony magazine - during the race riots in Chicago, because I was playing dolls with the next door neighbor child..who happened to be African-American..I was 3 years old..my brother got beat up for that. So sad. We moved to Arizona shortly after...not that there's anything wrong with Chicago..it was just the times...

Granddaughter Ella and her very best friend..BFF :-)


3. I lived on a ranch in Tuscon Arizona and used to ride bareback into the grapefruit groves and pick grapefruit and eat them when we got home with Hawaiian Punch concentrate poured on them like syrup..

4. I cried at the Museum of Natural History in Denver when I found out all the cute little animals in the exhibits were once ...alive... When I was in my 30's..yeeeah..I "thought" they were 'stuffed' animals..like fakes...uh..no.


No..they're not stuffed! At least, I don' think so...

5. I really have ADD..and I am somewhat dyslexic..


6. If I find a crabby person I take it as a personal duty to make them smile...

7. Sometimes #6 can make me a crabby person if they stay crabby..then I am stuck with making ME smile..

8. The older I get, the more permission I give myself to be:

a-silly
b-helped as well as helpful
3-comfortable
4-honest
f- tired
g-me !
Mother - in her later "fun" years

9. I like me..I do. I like spending time with me. I don't mind being alone.

..Sometimes.

After all, I'm my biggest fan....

10. I have never had a lot of "girlfriends"..


...until now! All of you are very special to me and I look forward to being a part of your lives, see inside your homes, admire your talents and being considered your friend :-)


So, that's me. What about you? These little memes can seem so trivial, but they tell a lot about us..maybe to ourselves....

-me

10 comments:

diane said...

I certainly think of you as my friend. I laugh with you and I hurt with you. Riding bareback to pick grapefruit in Arizona...you are ful of surprises. Ella and her best friend look divine together. How times have changed? Thank goodness. I guess there is still a long way to go insome countries/societies/sections of our society.At my school there is a handfull of black kids, a handfull of white kids and a whole bunch of kids who are various shades of brown.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Congrats on this award Colleen! YOu deserve it and it was very fun to read your 10 things.
So sad about that time in Chicago :(
Darla

Gaston Studio said...

Congrats on the Honest Scrap award Colleen. Your responses are enlightening; I can especially relate to numbers 9 and 10.

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Congrats on your award, you are so deserving. It is always a pleasure and a joy to visit you. Keep the smiles coming.

Pen Pen said...

congrats on your award and I like being with "you" too!!! Loved reading your little details... cool that you were ebony magazine... do you have a copy of that pic?

Charmingdesigns said...

Just to start your day....you are such a wonderful person, very unique and clever, delightful, charming, It is so nice to visit your blog everyday!

June said...

Frankly, I don't know what I'd do without you. You make me laugh, laugh, laugh and think about things in a new way. I can't believe there's a Number 6 in the world who could withstand your charm...

Now I'm off to vote for that beautiful Ella...

Love from Maine and the chickens and the girls...

Just Breathe said...

It was my pleasure to award you.
I love your post, very creative.
Thank you for sharing with us, it
was wonderful getting to know more about you. Congratulations.

Life is good! said...

i also have 2 sisters and whenever i find a picture i reminds me of my two sisters and me. especially the vd one, too, too funny!

Laurie said...

You're such a hoot Colleen! A morning without you is like a day without coffee!