Jan 27, 2009

Whole Buncha Fun Bloggy Stuff

B*Sherrie at A Little Piece of Me tagged me for this meme, so here is how it goes: When you are tagged you have to share 7 things about yourself, and then tag 7 other people (bloggers) to do the same.

Off we go...7 things I will share about myself:

1. I was lost, but now I'm found.

2. I am an only child. I guess my parents had me and decided they couldn't take any more. Oh, I kid y'all. Really, I do.

3. On my dad's side of the family, I was the first girl born in nine generations. (Maybe that was the problem?)

4. Ironically, my grandfather's namesake ended with me. He had my dad and one brother, who still doesn't have any children. Since I am an only child, and a girl who took another last name on my wedding day, there is no one else to carry on my maiden name. At least not for "our" branch of the family tree. My grandfather had SEVEN BROTHERS, though, so someone else did the carrying on.

5. I'm left-handed. Apparently that makes me part of 7-10% of the world's adult population. It also makes me a "south paw" in baseball, but if I played regularly, I could be a switch-hitter as I can use a bat from both directions. I am, however, forever grateful that I was not born a left-hander during ancient or medieval history. They didn't see it as a favorable sign. At all.

6. I took computer programming courses my first several years in college. I have no idea why. I doubt they even use any of the languages I had to learn back then. Believe me, I would much rather wipe snotty noses, clean dirty diapers and wash immeasurable mounds of laundry than have to program computers. God really does know what He's doing, people.

7. I liked B*Sherrie's number 7, so I'm going to keep it: I desire to be more like my Jesus every day. And I'm going to add: I have a long, long way to go.

Here's who I'm gonna tag to do this meme:

1. Chel at Abiding Branch
2. Gwendolyn at All's Fair in Love and Chocolate
3. Elle at Fingerprints on My Window
4. Jennifer at Three Sons & a Daughter
5. Meg at Life at Lonesome Pine
6. Merrie at Merrie Days
7. Tiffanie at Our Life

I was tagged by Edie at Rich Gifts for a Picture Tag. The instructions say to go to your picture files, pick the fourth folder and the fourth picture in that folder and explain it!

This is "baby Noah," who really isn't so much of a baby anymore! If you've been reading here for a while, you may remember a post I wrote about him and his desperate need of immediate prayer. He still needs prayer, but so far he's doing well for all the issues he has. You can read his parents' blog here.

Also, Sara over at Make Music from Your Heart to the Lord had a contest and I won!! Here is the beautiful camera case she sent me:

Isn't it so "au courant" and cool?! I love it. Sara's a girl with some snazzy taste.

And lastly, but certainly not least, I was graciously given an Award by Michele at Michele's Morsels Beelieve:

I would like to bestow this Goodness Award to:

Angie at Sonflower
Sara at Make Music From Your Heart to the Lord
Dena at Green Acres
Angela at Redeemed

Each one of these ladies has blessed me with inspiration, smiles, and a good, old-fashioned warm heart tug. You should go check them out. I love to read them and I think you will, too.

Okay, I'm going to leave this post up for a day or so, and then I will post my explanation on the mystery gift I received last week. THEN, I have to tell you about my experience Sunday. It was surreal. I can't wait to share...


Anonymous said...

How very nice of you. Funny thing is, you do the same for me...bring inspiration, smles, and a good, old-fashioned warm heart tug. I'm glad to know you, Chel. With much appreciation, Angie.

Dena said...

Oh my goodness...Thank you so much for my award!!! (((hugs))) to you!! You have no idea just how much you have blessed me over time. I love your positive spirit and you make me smile!

As far as the other things in your post...first off, I'm left-handed too. :) Noah is just too cute for words, and I love your camera case.

And lastly...I can't wait to hear about your Sunday.

sara said...

Awww..thanks!!!! I feel the same!!! I just found out that school/work was cancelled due to ice....my 1st thought..."yea! I can blog all I want today!!!" I love my bloggy friends!

Ok, I am really, really, needing to know what the mystery gift is....ya, not a a very good waiter!!! :)

Edie said...

Wow girl you have been busy!! And talk about Ms Popularity. Of course, when people get to know you they just have ta love ya. :)

You are quite the history buff too. I'm impressed. I hated history in school but I love learning about the history behind things so much more now. That reminds me, I'm off to Google Vida Dawson Kennedy.

Have a great week!!

Merrie said...

Fun list... I'll get on it.. thanks for the tag
Also, I love the Bible surprise! What an absolute blessing and to think that you were able to figure it all out! You are amazing!
God's goodness abounds!!!

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

Well I am little late - no need to explain you know me too well! lol
Chel I will get right after that list of stuff...:-) love you too much!

b*sherrie said...

Hello, my Bloggy friend! :) Glad the pic. could be of use to you! Yeah, I really should've added what you did after my #7...b/c don't we all! Thank you for being a faithful reader and I will continue to enjoy stopping by your Blog for inspiration and laughter.


Meg in Tally said...

Oh, NO! Tagged again...hopefully, I can get a round tuit very soon and pass it on. Computer time is precious around The Pine lately! (Hardly even time to play a Scrabble turn!)

Garden Girl said...

LOve your blog! #1 is the way I feel and AM as well! You are right, we do have alot in common.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I spend way too much time on it but it is just sooooo fun.
Have you ever heard of Bible Study Fellowship? It is international and we all study the same lessons everyweek. This year we are studying The Life of Moses.
Thanks for stopping by!