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
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!