Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Picture-less Post

Well, as you know, my poor little ole camera is at the bottom of Union Lake. And while that's great for the fish, who are busy snapping away pictures of themselves celebrating the Fourth of July, it stinks for me and my blog. So, please try not to give up on me while I save up my pennies to purchase a new one. In the meantime, I thought I'd do a little bragging. Jen, a little Sweetie from A Thrifty Home, gave me a Kreativ Blogger Award. I am positively thrilled and humbled. I now have to tell you 7 things about myself and they are supposed to be interesting.........thinking, thinking, thinking...........

1. I have a tattoo of a turtle on my right ankle. Why a turtle? Well, I decided that if I was gonna go through the process of having permanent ink etched into my skin and the pain that goes along with it, it may as well be something meaningful. When I was a kid, I was bullied alot by some kids at school because I was so tall. My Dad would say, "You're a turtle, and the turtle always wins the race! Turtle Power!!". There's a message in there somewhere, but ever since I've collected turtles.

2. I'm convinced I have OCD. I have never officially been diagnosed, but my friends call me "Rainman". I do the same thing at the same time every day. Just about. I wake up at the same time, I eat the same things, I watch the same TV shows, and I go to bed at the same time. At spin class, I have to use the same bike every time. Any variation and I become irritable. This makes weekends especially interesting.

3. I am a compulsive hand-washer (this goes along with the OCD thing).

4. I use way too much hand lotion (refer to #3).

5. Gotta get home for Wapner (just kidding)

6. I am extremely decisive. Given a choice between two things, I know almost immediately which one to choose. People who take forever to make a decision get on my nerves. Don't get me wrong, there are times when it takes me longer than 5 seconds to make up my mind. In those cases I have a good rule of thumb - always stick to the original plan.

By now you're all thinking I'm an anal-retentive psycho and wondering why you ever thought of me as a "friend", which brings me to #7:

I am on 40 miligrams of Sarafem, or what I like to call, "Mommy's Little Helper".

On a more serious note, I may not be posting, but I'm still reading all of your awesome blogs and being inspired by your wonderful creativity. Thanks for visiting and have a Happy Fourth!!!


Still Learning said...

Boy, I hope you get a new camera soon. If I had an extra one I would gladly send it to you!!

It was nice to learn more about you. My hubby thinks I'm OCD about handwashing. Ever since Braxton was born 2 and a half years ago I am always washing my hands. Hey, we just like to be clean right?

Congrats on the award,


Lisa Shatzer said...

I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!!!

Jen said...

I just got a pretty nice digital camera for my son on ebay for $10. Thanks for sharing 7 interesting things about you. I love people with OCD because they are predictable and dependable. Predictably dependable. I'm a little OCD myself.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

All very interesting, and far more in depth than my "favorite things" list ;)
Congrats, Kim.
Have a wonderful 4th!
P.S. it was really nice to hear from you today. Missed ya'.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great little post. Don't feel bad - I have been accused of being OCD many times before. Hope you find you a camera soon. Happy 4th!

Nancy said...

Congrats on your deserve it! I enjoyed reading the 7 interesting things about you. We share some of the very same qualities such as the OCD and handwashing, but I'm afraid I'm one of those people who would drive you up the wall and back down again with my indecisiveness. No, maybe I wouldn't...yea, I would. See? ;-)

Have a happy 4th!!


Laura said...

Congratulations on your award-
I just got a marked down camera on Overstock with $1 shipping. It is a Pentax Optio 30.

When you are ready to shop you may want to look there.

Happy 4th!


Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Mornin' Kim! Ain't drugs grand! (LOL) You're so funny girlfriend! I'm the same way about choices..I pretty much know exactly what I want. I haven't been blogging much lately so I didn't see your last post. I am so humbled when something like that happens. God is always with us! When I'm in a hurry to get somewhere that's when I find I hit every red light and I just have to take a deep breath and say 'You're right God, I need to slow down! I'll get there when I get there!" What a blessing to have that opportunity to witness in such a way! You have a blessed day and a great July 4th! Lauralu :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Good luck with your camera search -- but don't let that stop you from posting - we're still here!

LillySue said...

Loved your post, thank you for sharing!! We think you are a better friend than ever.....It is nice to know someone who knows who she is and is comfortable with it. Remember, you can find lots of non-copyright photos to use on your blog till you get another camera. I see lots of "Country Living" shots people share! Hope you have a nice holiday weekend.

Stacey said...

I love love love your honesty!

Have a wonderful weekend. Go ahead and post. I will visit even if there's no pictures. :)

Grandma Nina said...

Hi Kim, I found your blog through Stacey. Congratulations on your award and I enjoyed reading 7 things about you. I feel I'm very much like you and a little OCD myself. So glad your husband is OK. I'll be following.

Melissa Miller said...

Kim you are hilarious my friend!
I enjoyed reading your seven things about you. Congrats on the award!

SHHHH...Don't tell anyone but I may have a touch of OCD as well.
I can tell when things get moved. Drives my poor hubby crazy. LOL!

I'm so sorry to read what happened to your hubby. ~WOW! That must have been terrifying. I'm sure happy he is doing okay now.

~Have a happy and blessed 4th!
~Melissa :)

PS I hope you get a new camera soon. I enjoy seeing your lovely home.

Nancy said...

Hey Kim, I just had to stop by and say hello! Hope you had a wonderful 4th! Nancy

its so very cheri said...

My GIVE AWAY will be posted by tomorrow morning-there's a peak preview of one of the items-go check it out and send everyone over to get their names in Monday morning.

Anonymous said...

Loved reading your post. It's so nice to know that there are other people like you ;o)

I hope you get a new camera soon!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are so funny! If you have OCD, it's always good to have a sense of humor about it! I got such a mental picture of the fish taking pictures of each other! Put a smile on my face. laurie

The Stylish House said...

Now this is interesting, because I pictured you as being short (like me!) Your dad sounds like he was a neat father.