Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Is it an Award, or is it Tag?

Remember my new friend Sarah? I told you about her in yesterday's post. Well, she passed on this award or tag or a combination of the both. It has rules. Y'all know I'm not always good with rules. But here they are anyway.

The Honest Scrap Award: A) First list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it honest (hence, the award 'Honest Scrap'), even if you have to dig deep!

B) Pass the award on to 8 bloggers that you feel embody the role of the Honest Scrap. (This is an award only to display on your blog that everything you write on it is in truth, sincerity, and integrity.)

Now I don't know exactly what to do. I'm trying to think back and remember if everything I've ever written in every post is the absolute truth. I've been known to exaggerate sometimes, if I think of something funny. But for the most part, I am a truthful person. Do I accept the award or decline?

If it is a tag, then I can play tag, but to follow the rules and pass it along to 8 other bloggers I find difficult to do. I don't follow that many blogs and I'm afraid that they might get sick of me always tagging them. And I don't want to make them want to run away when they see me coming.

So, here's what I'll do. I'll let you know 10 more honest things about myself, but I will skip the tagging. If you stop by here and see this post as inspiration and want to get tagged, then grab the award and run with it! If you'd just as soon your readers not know honest scrap about you, then leave it alone. How's that?

Okay, honest scrap. Let me see...

1. I started going gray at the tender age of 25. My hubby doesn't particularly like my silver strands and he likes for me to get my hair color out of a bottle. So, that's what I do. But the honest scrap is...my roots are salt and pepper.

2. Day after day I don't see very many people or talk to anybody except my kids or my mom. (On the phone) So when I get around people I have a tendency to talk too much. That's the honest scrap.

3. I love my husband more than words can describe. But the honest scrap is, some days (and they are very few) I don't like him very much. But that's okay because some days he feels the same about me. (I'm not always a sweet nice person.) That's how marriage is sometimes. I'm glad that love conquers all.

4. Sometimes my arms ache to hold my grandchildren and hug my children. Honest mommy scrap.

5. My thumbs hurt. I guess I'm getting old. Opening jars has turned from a thoughtless action into a major ordeal. That's OLD honest scrap.

6. I might, statistically, be un-churched. Our on-the-road living and working rarely allows us to go to church. That makes me sad. But thankfully the Holy Spirit doesn't live in a brick building with stained glass windows. That makes me glad. Honest trying-not-to-backslide scrap.

7. I've told you this before, but I HATE washing dishes. I wish I could just throw dirty dishes, pots, pans and all, out the window after every meal. Honest lazy scrap.

8. I'm not scared of dying, but I'm not crazy about the dying process. I want to go instantly. Morbidly honest scrap.

9. I love my kids more than life itself. They are all my "favorite." Sometimes they frustrate me, but that doesn't change how I feel about them. More honest mommy scrap.

10. I'm tired of trying to think of honest things about myself. Not that honesty is a problem. It's just that I've got other things I need to be doing. Like vacuuming the floor. That's real life honest scrap!

If you pick up this award, let me know so I can read your honest scrap too!

8 comments:

Krissy said...

Thank you for mentioning the Holy Spirit doesnt live in brick walls!! That was a blessing inside the humerous blessings I get reading your blog!!

Brittney said...

I am so glad that you got tagged and I don't have a blog. Honest the whole truth, I don't know if I would be able to come up with 10 things like that without driving myself crazy. I too love your photos. I really wish I had more time to get " snap happy". I really need to get a camera first. I nearly had one, but we decided to give it to Melissa since hers broke and she has the baby to take pictures of. I keep telling Terry I want a camera. Maybe I would not have too much trouble coming up with 10 honest things about myself. Hope you are feeling better.

Brittney

Edie said...

I love your Honest Scrap!

A lot of people would fall away or do some serious back sliding if they weren't in church. I wasn't a church goer for many years but was madly in love with my LORD. Clearly you Love Him and maintain your relationship with Him.

#8. Me too!

Travis said...

This is the third time I've stopped by. Once, my firewall on my computer would let me post a comment. The second time, I was interupted. This time I'm a gonna follow through!

Your list seems normal to me. Although, I'm a little disappointed you didn't confess to eating an armadillo in your list. Let me tell you, I'm all over that throwing the dishes out the window stuff.

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

I say keep it as an award and I agree don't bother with the tag. If you look back at my site I mentioned I was 'tagged' three times and stated this would be my my final follow up. Tagging is a chore in some ways, especially if you've been hit numerous times. Plus I prefer to keep my site on Christ not tags, though it is nice to lear tid-bits more about you.

And what's up with the Armadillo eating that Travis mentions?? :D Hmmmm.....that's interesting and deserves an explanation I vouche. LOL.

I'm like you with honesty #8; I too am not afraid of passing on but do fear the way it will happen; so I just hope however it does; it happens to me super fast so I can meet Jesus right away. :)

Talkin' Texan said...

Travis,
I think you must have me mixed up with some other Texas gal. I've played with an armadillo, I've fed an armadillo, I've petted an armadillo, I've kept one in a cage and I've let it go again. But I've NEVER, I repeat NEVER EATEN an armadillo! And that's the honest truth or scrap!
I've eaten IN AMARILLO, but... I've eaten a lobster, but not an armadillo. I love "Mountain Oysters" but I can't even think of eating an overgrown rolly-polly.
We all need Travis to tell us where he got the idea that I had.?.

Travis said...

To tell the truth, it was a stab in the dark. I've never met anyone that has eaten an armadillo, and I was hoping you'd be the first.

Speaking of eating in Amarillo, have you taken on the 8 pound steak at the Texan?

Talkin' Texan said...

Sorry to dissapoint you. :( lol.
I've never tried to eat the "free" steak but I've watched some folks turn green trying. You not only have to eat the steak but all the trimmings as well. (shrimp cocktail, salad, potato, bread, and a drink. The Bix Texan makes REALLY good steaks, but 72 oz. is A LOT OF MEAT! One guy I talked to said that he just got so sick of the way it felt in his mouth before he got finished eating it. Very few people ever get around it all. I don't even want to try! But if you ever are in Amarillo, The Big Texan on I-40 is one place that is worth stopping to eat.