My dear friend Bethany awarded me with the "Honest Blog Award." Much like she said, I'm not sure I'm always 100% honest on this blog. No need to weigh all of you down with the nitty-gritty details of everyday life. 2008 has been a hard year, though you couldn't tell it by reading the blog. Still, we've had a lot of blessings, and I choose to focus on those and "cast all my cares upon Him."
Anyhow, along with the award I'm supposed to post 10 honest things about myself. Oh Lordy -- here we go...
1.) I belong to a facebook group called "I judge you when you use poor grammar" for a reason. I'm a grammar nut, even though I don't always hold myself to the same standard. And yes, all of you fellow bloggers, I am editing your blogs as I read. ;)
2.) Sometimes I will go most (if not all) of the day without brushing my teeth. I'm the type of person who doesn't like to brush until after I eat breakfast (It makes your food taste funny!). But if I get busy with the kids, skip breakfast, etc. I will put it on the back burner until about 6:00 pm when JP is going to come home. Then I'll do it so that he'll kiss me.
3.) My house is almost always dirty and/or messy.
4.) I have a serious listening problem. My actions and expressions will give you every indication that I am listening to what you are saying, but my mind will completely shut off. If I do "hear" what you're saying, I'll have a hard time retaining it. I have to purposefully focus on each word you say if I want to ingest it. This drives JP crazy.
5.) I also have serious texture issues. I cannot eat things like seafood (shrimp especially), mushrooms, water chestnuts, and anything else with an unusual texture.
6.) I hate shopping, especially for clothing and groceries. I almost always leave frustrated. I think the clothing part is because I can never find anything I like that I can afford, and the grocery part is because I can't cook and can't create any good ideas.
7.) If I am not instantly good at something, I give up. With the exception of parenting and being a wife, since I have no choice. :)
8.) I have a hard time admitting when I'm wrong and apologizing.
9.) I am NOT a feminist and have a LOT of issues with feminist thought. I think it is probably one of the leading causes of divorce today. I wish women would get back to submitting to, honoring, and serving their husbands with him as the leader.
10.) I'm embarrassed to put all of this out there! :)
I'm not going to tag anybody else. I'll spare you the pain of scrutinizing yourself!!!!!