Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Honest Scrap Award! Thanks Luanne!

This Honest Scarp Award was given to me by Luanne at All in a days work!!!! Thanks Luanne! This award is given for those how speak honestly from the heart on their blog!
If you receive this award, you are to credit the person who bestowed it, bestow it on 10 blogs (letting them know of the award) and tell your readers 10 things about yourself that they don't know. You are under no obligation to participate, however, it is kind of fun walking down memory lane a bit!
So here are 10 things about my self that you may not know (but probably do since I tell it like it is and I'm pretty much an open book!)
1.When I was young I took tap, jazz, and ballet. (sure wish I'd stuck with that!)
2. I also taught myself how to play the piano and can play by ear...HOWEVER...I havent touched the keys for many years. I got Leah a piano and I havent even tried to play it either. (in my defense it does need tuning and I really havent had the time to play with it) I believe that when you dont use a gift that God gave you, you could loose it....I'll need to see if I still have it in me.
3.When I was a senior in high school on New Years Eve I was cutting me off a piece of country ham that had been in the fridge. It wouldnt cut so I turned the knife around and cut towards myself and cut deep into my left thumb between my pointy and my thumb. Bled like the dickens, my brother almost passed out, and took 5 calls to my mom for her to believe me that it was as bad as I was telling her it was before she'd come home to take me to the hospital. (I cut it to the bone...yes, I could see it!) We got to the hospital and I got 13 stitches. The first ones I'd ever gotten! (was pretty cool to watch it done, my mom couldnt go back with me, and my step dad about passed out...useless!) LOL We got home early morning and I go to bed. Mom gets a call right after she had taken my brother to school. His first class was PE and he had broken his leg playing basket ball. Did you know that if the same admitting nurse sees two children from the same family within 12 hours they will grill your mother to see if she is abusing you!!!!??? TOO FUNNY! Well he had a cast, I had a bandaged thumb and was off from school a couple days. The story doesnt end there.....the day before I was to go back to school I had talked my brother into going into the garage to get a box of my clothes that was stored in there. I stood on the back porch watching telling him "Cant you move any faster?" when I felt my mom slap me on the back of the head and tell me I wasnt to boss him around anymore and to get my own box! I only had a broken thumb she said, guess she thought that broken leg was worse! ha ha.
Well They both watched me drag it down the driveway, grumbling the entire time. At the time we had a big truck with those long mirrors on the side that stuck out too far. (you can see where this is going probably) and I was dragging this box backwards and yelled to them..."well can you at least tell me if I'm gonna hit the mirror???" and they laughed at me and told me just do it yourself....at that moment I turned and smacked my self on my butt after running into the mirror on the truck...can you imagine how I looked that next day back at school? Bandaged thumb and a big black eye! I guess thats what I get for being so mean.....I still think they were the mean ones! I really wanted to be an only child.
4. (you mean that last one doesnt count for 5 of the 10 I have to list???)
Here is one...the first guy I ever really really liked broke up on me the same day my dad left my mom...both were cheaters....really a sucky time.
5.I was on TV when I was 15! I was chosen to be on the PBS channel in Louisville for their annual childrens auction. I was chosen out of hundreds of other kids....it was a Full day of camera-action- and lights! A real blast! I was told I should go into Communications...which I did and decided I didn't really like it. And decided going into banking would be better which I did for 13 years until I burned out.
6. I have two BIG pet peeves...reading over my shoulder and windshield wipers on after the rain has stopped and there is no need for them! Dont ask me why.
7. When I got pregnant with my daughter in 1994 I weighed 97 pounds and thought I was fat. Before I had my son I weighed about 110...really thought I was fat...boy would I love to be that fat again! Now I just look like humpty dumpty!
8.This spring (after dealing with cancer issues for 5 years) I was given a clean bill of health!
9. When I was 15 I also won 1st place, and $50 bucks in an essay contest where I wrote on what the American flag meant to me.....it went to state. I was pretty proud and apparently I was pretty smart at 15...wonder what the heck happened!
10..whew finally...this has been hard to come up with 10 things people dont know about me!
hmmmmm growing up I used to sing on a monthly basis in church..guess I wasn't too bad they kept asking me to sing! I did that until I was 15 or 16.
Okay, now I need to pass this on to 10 blogs that I think are worthy of this award. Please go check out their blogs, they are all great!
1. Liz at Madbushfarms one awesome lady who isnt afraid to tell all!
2. Amy at Life in a tudor house - another honest woman I admire!
3.Cheryl at Desert Horses - I think here and ber blog are great!
4.Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch - another woman who isnt afraid to tell it like it is! I admire her honesty and guts!
5. Lisa at South View Farm - I think she is just great and has a great blog, dont worry Lisa you'll be in the saddle soon!
6. GA Farm Woman! Life on a Southern Farm - Another great lady and blog!
7. Christy at Whistling Wind Farm - She is just another of the great and awesome women I've met!
8. Cathy at Wippoorwill Wood - A fellow cancer survivor who too isnt afraid to be honest!
9. Kacy - At All Horse Stuff, girl you know I love you and you deserve this one!
10. Libby with ~*Auroras Garden *~ - now THIS is one lady who will tell you whats up for sure and a good friend ! Love you Libby
There are several other blogs that I think deserve this award...but since I had to list 10 here ya are! (if you dont want to participate thats fine wont hurt my feelings - HONEST!)


  1. cool thanks girl! I'll get onto this soon :-)
    I also learned piano but I have no idea how to play it now, but I'd love to get back into it.

  2. Thanks, I will try it. I can post it on my blog but I will have to try to figure out how to send it to 10 other people. Not very good at that part!!! I also love the horsey pictures. Looks like you had a nice day for it, even if it is hotter than the dickens. Watch out for those grill fires, it was on the news here a week ago about how house fires are started with grills. It was weird to have heard of it on T.V. then you post it. Take care!

  3. Thanks for the award! I'll try to pass it on sometime. I'm not always good at passing them on.

  4. Awwww Rachel you sure are sweet to dole out awards to all of us! And your list of 10 things we didnt know about you was cool! I must say we have a LOT in common. I too was a huge fat lardass at a size 10 before I got pregnant with Justin in 1993..now all these years and kids later, I am a size 20 and I just dont care LOL I like me for who I am and I think I am pretty hot stuff, I mean skinny girls dont have a booty like this! hehehehehe Love you for who you are Rachel, your pretty hot stuff yourself! Big women ROCK!

    Are we gonna do that bonfire thing any time soon?? The weather has been SO NICE I would love to come out one day! Email me! Let me know what your doing this weekend!

  5. That was a great list! Thanks for thinking of me. I can't promise I'll have time to do it soon though. We are so busy with the nest boxes and now baby chicks hatching again(like right this minute), in the incubator.

    Oh yeah, I also play the piano a little bit by ear. Need to find time to do that again too!

    Have a great day.

  6. Thanks guys, again, if you dont want to post it or pass it along, dont feel like you will hurt my feelings! It was hard for me to come up with 10 things about myself and to choose only 10 blogs! I'd pass it along to everyone!
    Libby, I'll get with you soon about the picnic and some fishing! And of course a little ride with the horses, I've just been so busy I hadn't even had the time to figure out when we can! I'll get that figured and get with you! I'm so mean! I hope all is well with you all!


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