Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thank you, thank you!

Sweet Brittany over at Confessions of a Newlywed gave me this award (thanks so much, lady.  It made me smile!).  If you haven't been over to her blog, definitely go visit.  She, too, is going through her first pregnancy and her blog talks about everything from that, to her pups, to her life as a newlywed.  She's super fun!

The rules are to link back to and thank the person who gave you the award, list 7 things about yourself, and nominate 15 other bloggers (wow, 15 is a lot - I'm going to just pick 5).  So, here we go.

  1.  I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and lived there until I went to school in Knoxville and now live in
       Nashville with the husband, our pup (Lexi), our 2 kitties (Neyland - he has extra toes - & Knox), and
       our soon to be baby girl (Abby).  I never thought I would ever want to move back to Raleigh when I left
       (simply because I had never lived anywhere else and I was bored with it), but now there are days that I
       wish I could move back just to be close to my family again.

  2.  I think I might have a slight obsession with blogging!  Seriously!  I used to keep my personal email open
       at work just to see if I missed anything - not anymore.  Now blogger is a permanent fixture on my
       desktop and it's definitely the first thing I check when I get to work in the a.m. and (usually) is the first
       thing I do when I get home at night (because you know I could have missed a lot of posts during my 45
       minute commute).  How sad, I know, but the first step to beating any addiction is to admit you have a
       problem, right?

  3.  I LOVE to cook and wish I could afford to go back to school to become a chef (has anyone ever
       looked to see how much this costs - it's RIDICULOUS?).  Honestly, I'm not so good currently at
       coming up with my own recipes, but I'm optimistic that with a little training I could totally do this
       eventually.  I think the best job ever would be a personal chef to the stars.

  4.  If I could go back and do college all over again I would only change 2 things - I would have studied
       abroad when I had the opportunity and, when choosing my final major (there were several before),
       instead of doing accounting I would have gone the nursing route.  Don't get me wrong, I don't mind my
       job, but I definitely feel that I could better contribute to the well-being of society by doing something else
       most days - crunching numbers all day every day just doesn't do it for me.

  5.  While I am over the moon excited about Abby getting here, I'm also completely terrified.  There are
       many days that I still am not sure that I know how to take care of myself so how in the world am I going
       to be solely responsible (along with the husband, of course) for another human being who can't do
       anything at all for herself?  Not to mention the actual process of her arrival - OMG, is it possible for
       them to just knock me out until it's over?  I know in the end we will figure it all out and everything will be
       fine, but until then I think I will probably remain utterly terrified.

  6.  I wish I was more crafty.  I get all of these ideas in my head about projects I want to do (ask the
       husband), and I'll go out and get all of the stuff to do said project; however, said project rarely ever gets
       completed (case in point, the curtains for our bedroom - but I really do plan on finishing these).  The
       projects don't not get completed because of my lack of motivation (for the most part) - usually it's
       because I get everything home and realize that I really am not capable of doing whatever it is that I've
       convinced myself (and sometimes even the husband depending on how big the project is) I can do.  I
       think if I was more crafty then more of these projects would actually get completed...or at least that's
       what I'm gonna tell myself.

  7.  I love football (college and NFL, but really more college) and can't wait for the season to start (even if
       my poor Vols probably aren't going to be all that impressive this year) - pre-season games do not count
       in my book even though I do watch them.  And I can't wait for Fantasy Football to start (our draft is
       Monday - yay)!!! 

If you're still here, good job because this has turned out way longer than I anticipated!  Now onto the bloggers:

Melissa at Nashville's Melrose - She's a relatively new blogger as well (and a real life friend - don't believe me, go look at her header - I totally made the picture cut!).  We actually (unbeknownst - is this really a word because it looks strange? - to the other) started this whole blogging thing around the same time.  Go visit her and say hello!

Rachel at simple.little.loves - I just found her blog today (via Top 2 Tuesday) and I just love it!

Katie at Loves of Life - I just love following her daily life with her new baby girl, Emeline Kay (she's precious, btw)!

Caitrin at From Shopping Bags to Diaper Bags - She is just so cute and her blog just makes me happy!

Emily at My Heart Shaped Life - She's another recent blog find and I'm so glad I did.  Her blog is upbeat and fun and is always a good read!



Stephanie said...

Very interesting.... I went the nursing route and sometimes wonder if I should have went the accounting route, lol. Having a baby is very exciting but yes it can be terrifying! Hoping you have a terrific delivery.

LG said...

try not to worry too much about the birth! When people told me this I thought they were INSANE but I found it to be true: It was one of he most exhilerating and exciting things I have EVER done. I loved every minute of it, (thanks epidural). By that point you are so ready to see the little one and all that you dont think about much else!

Rachel said...

OMG! Just saw this post, and I'm so excited! It's my first blog award...can't wait to post about it tomorrow! THANK YOU!! I'll definitely link it back to you so everyone can see how sweet you are :)

Rachel @ SimpleLittleJoys