Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Honest Scrap Award!!!

I am very touched and proud to receive my very first blog award! The amazing Melissa @ bestowed this honor upon me yesterday...the Honest Scrap Award. This award is given for these reasons:

"Bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design, in the givers opinion, is brilliant. This award is about bloggers who post from their heart, who often times put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul."

There are three rules to follow upon receiving this award:

1. Brag about it!
2. Find 7 blogs you find brilliant and link them to this post
3. List 10 honest things about yourself

I know I've already taken care of the first on to #2. These 7 blogs inspire me in weight loss, writing , and other aspects of life:

Melissa C. @
Michelle @
Kristine @
Lori @
Mesha @
Melissa B. @
Pam @

So now for the third part:

1. I have a recurring dream where Jillian Michaels is standing next to me while I'm on the treadmill...and she's yelling at me to go faster and push harder!

2. I wake up in the middle of the night with ideas for songs or other writing endeavors. I have to keep pen and paper on the nightstand so I'm ready when the muse wakes me!

3. I, like many of my fellow bloggers, am addicted to the Food Network. Like my friend Marissa says...that does not help when you are trying to lose weight! LOL

4. Not only was I crazy about David Cassidy as a kid...I still am. Thank God he's back on TV, and I still want to sing with him!

5. I used to be fluent in Spanish, and was the top student in my high school, winning several awards (including one for Spanish poetry). I'm trying to find the time to re-learn what I haven't used in a long time.

6. I really miss my mom, and her Polish cooking...stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut...the list could go on forever!

7. I was very sensitive as a kid, which I'm sure contributed to my weight problem. It's better now, but I still have my moments.

8. I used to play pedal steel guitar, inspired by Barbara Mandrell. I still have my instrument, and would like to start that back up again too.

9. I have neighbors that make me self-concious when I'm outside or walking through the neighborhood, because they look me up and down with disgust because of my size. No wonder their kids make fun of people too. I'm finally getting to the point where I don't give a hoot and just get out there and enjoy myself, whether they are outside looking at me or not!

10. I want to be on the Hot Tamale Train!!! (Hope you see this Ms. Murphy!)

Thank you Melissa for the award, it really means a lot to me and helps me stay focused on my journey! xoxoxo Marie :o)


Melissa Blake said...

Awww! Thanks for the blog award!

WriterMarie said...

You are very welcome! You really touch and inspire me! xoxoxo

Melissa Cunningham said...

awwww,thanks for adding me to your list!!:)
and great post btw!love the interesting facts about you!


Kristine said...

You're awesome Marie!!! Thanks for the award! How did I get so lucky to have you as a friend--and fellow writer to commiserate with?!!!

Now, do I have to bestow these awards and do the same? Cool!!!

WriterMarie said...

You are all very welcome!!! Yes Kris, you get to give the award now and follow the directions! xoxoxo

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