Sunday, May 15, 2011

See What I Won!

I think this is a great way to describe me.  I was given this award by my new friend the Non-Stop Mom!  She says I'm even busier than she is, and from reading her blog (which you totally ought to do) you will see that she's quite busy indeed.

So now I shall post the rules, and spend some time this evening visiting the other bloggers who won along with me, finding new and interesting blogs to follow!

*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.

*Tell us seven things about yourself.

*Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers.

So, seven things about me:
  1. I'm really good with a gun.  I qualified Expert with the M16A1, M16A2, and .50 caliber machine gun in the Army, and Marksman with the 9mm pistol.
  2. I miss nail polish!  As a Life Pledged member of the Confraternity of Penitents, I have to keep cosmetics to a minimum; pretty polish on my toes is about the only part of that I really regret having to give up.
  3. I've had a copy of "The Exorcist" for three years and have yet to watch it.
  4. I think there are some important lessons a person could learn from both the Amish and Mormons. That "subsidiarity" thing?  Not just a Catholic concept.  We Catholics fail miserably.  They don't.
  5. Sometimes I think about doing things and have to remind myself that I'm mumblemumble years old and people my age don't do that.  That aggravates me, because most of the time I only feel like I'm about 26.
  6. I did not ever watch a single episode of "Hill Street Blues".  Not even in reruns.
  7. I often wish I'd done things differently at certain points in my life, although all in all I'm content with how things are now.

And here are 15 blogs I really like!  Go spike their stats!
  1. A Blunt Analysis - I found this blog NOT by toodling around on the internet, but from the web address written in vinyl stickum letters on the back window of a minivan in a Kroger parking lot. 
  2. Habitation of Justice - This guy writes really well.  He gripes about work, not being able to find a soulmate, and geocaching (which is something I'd totally like to try sometime).  I really enjoy his travelogue posts. 
  3. Fear Not Little Flock - A really sweet blog written by the wife of a Byzantine Catholic priest.
  4. K-9 Knitter - One of my long-time online friends writes this blog about her knitting and fibery adventures, along with stories about training her three Border Collies.
  5. LovelyKnits - Another online friend's knitting blog.
  6. Martin Family Moments - Catholic homeschooling mom blog.  Good stuff in here.  Her kids are cuties!
  7. Sincero Knits - Really talented online (and real-life, as of last May) friend who knits (and should update her blog more often, AHEM)
  8. A Mom for Life - the unconventional family - Simple, profound posts from a mother of seven.
  9. 11 On My Own - A single-mother blog with a different perspective.
  10. Pithless Thoughts - Orthodox home improvement contractor blogs about God, life and everything in between.
  11. Adventures of an Orthodox Mom - Not updated frequently, but she's the one paying enough attention to her kids while the rest of us mom-bloggers sit bleary-eyed at the keyboard typing a daily post.
  12. The Mumzababe Missive - This is another online friend who blogs about all kinds of things, including knitting and conservative politics.
  13. St. Theophan Academy - Orthodox homeschooling mom.  I love the photos in her posts; they are so artfully composed!
  14. IndyCar Advocate - Very well-written blog all about IndyCar.  He explains it a lot better than I do, and there's the added bonus of periodic interviews with assorted drivers. A real treat when a new post pops up in my blog reader!
  15. Southern Byzantine - "Living at the intersection of Grace, Grits and the Ancient Faith..."
So thank you Amy, for rewarding me with this awesome button on my blog, and hopefully some new readers and commenters. Welcome to my world!


  1. You're very welcome!

    Now...."Confraternity of Penitents" - explain?

  2. Congrats, my friend! No doubt you are both versatile AND busy! I agree with you on subsidiarity (ask any average Catholic if they even know what that means...let alone if they realize that the Church has official teachings on the matter!). Can you use clear nail polish for those tootsies? Happy day! :o)

  3. @Amy - I forgot the link, it's An association of Catholics who live a religious Rule without living in a monastery or convent.

    @Johnsons - I can wear clear nail polish but I miss my deep dark reds and bright pinks! (This may be one reason I knit such whacko socks, I think).

  4. Hehehehe....okay I updated & will keep on top of it from now on. Thanks for the nudge! :)

  5. Yay! Off to read your latest post now.....

  6. Gee thanks! I am humbled to be mentioned. Especially since I have been on hiatus for quite a while! I'll be starting up again tonight or tomorrow....:)

  7. Thanks very much for your kind words! I love IndyCar, and I love writing about it! Busy chasing down another interview soon for the readers!

  8. yes. I do have to go look up "subsidiarity". lol, thanks! But I think I have an idea, I lived among both for many years.