The lovely Cassie at Spilled Milk tagged me a couple weeks ago in my first-evuh blog award! The Honest Weblog Award. Woo hoo! And before this, I've only ever won Spelling Bees! So of course, I was stoked.
Is that a bit like "Honest Crap"? Cause if so, it is probably entirely appropriate to most of the contents of Matron Down Under. Hee hee. Okay, so the rules are: I'm supposed to write 10 honest things about myself and then link to seven other bloggers who are meant to go and do likewise. (That sounds quite biblical doesn't it?)
Arghh! I'm so nervous--what if I do it wrong? What if y'all just laugh at me? Did I remember to wear clean underwear? Ok, here goes.
So here are my award winners (OMGILOVEYOUALLSOMUCH!)
1. Jane at The Rowland Ranch
2. David at Solid Footing
3. Amy at Fraught
4. Sara at We Love It, Don't We? (I know you just did one, but I want the world to know I love you. No pressure, though.)
5. Katie at There Are Rules...I can't find your blog anymore! Where did it go, babe? Well, you get one anyway!
6. Barbara at Barbara's 365
7. Michele Renee at Must Be a Full Moon (I've been lurking!)
And one more, cause I wanna:
8. Rosemary at Joyful Mum
Ok, now for my ten facts. Ready?OK!
1. I sleep with earplugs every night, for no good reason. Jason doesn't even snore. I just like the complete silence. I am a little annoying that way.
2. I teach a scripture class to about 30 Year 10 and 11 girls at a local high school. (It only meets fortnightly.) But here's the thing. I love speaking--it's one of my favorite things to do in the world. I don't usually get anxious about it at all. But even so,I get so nervous about this class everytime. I get all hot and start sweating! Teenagers are intimidating, dude! I want them to like me! I want them to like me! Do they like me? I don't think the girl with the pink hair does.
3. When I was a kid, I accidentally watched a few minutes of a documentary about nuclear war (this was in the Cold War days). I remember going to bed so scared that night of missiles! I prayed for many nights after that that God would protect me and my family from nuclear war. (So far, He has.)
4. Also when I was a kid I read the book Little Women about 8-9 times. And each time, I'd hope that Beth didn't die and that Jo would marry Laurie. As an adult, I read Pride and Prejudice 2-3 times a year. Yes, I am that stereotypical.
(I know all you dudes are cringing at this, but I heart Mr. Darcy. It's okay, though--Jason knows. He hearts him a little bit, too.)
5. I can't deal with the thought of mice in my house cause of a scene in one of the Little House on the Prairie books where Pa wakes up in the middle of the night to find a mouse chewing on his hair to make a nest. Ugh--it gives me the shivers even now. Years ago on a mission trip in Guyana, I slept on a (very uncomfortable) chair in the middle of a room because someone had seen a mouse on my pillow. Just can't deal!
6. Before we were married, Jason mentioned that he thought we might live in Australia one day. I was like, "Sure-whatever, babe." Ha!
7. I always wondered why I was so pedantic about spelling errors. Not that I am perfect about typos (there have been a few in this blog!), but I usually can pick them out pretty quickly. But it was actually annoying to notice them all the time. Then I married Jase--an incredibly smart man who just happens to be a terrible speller. (He readily admits this.) My mission in life is to spell check his emails to the church before they go out.
8. On that note, he sent me an email once when he was traveling around Europe (pre-marriage) and I was in Southern Alabama. (How's that for a contrast?) It said something about how much he missed me and wished we were together and then wrote, "But I guess God has his own planes." (He meant "plans".) I knew then that we were meant to be together. But I suppose God could have his own planes if he wanted to, right?
9. In high school, my best friend Betsy and I were obsessed with Star Trek:The Next Generation. We'd watch it every night and then talk about it on the way to school the next morning. I even read the books. (Still haven't seen the movie yet, but oh, I will!)
10. I am a bit of a nerd (see #9) but I embrace it! If Jason and I get into watching a certain show, I will "research" all the actors on it and the writers and be filled with all these "fun facts" to share. Soooo fun, right? Yeah. That and the earplug thing and the spelling thing makes you not wanna hang out with me, doesn't it?
Ok, whew! Well, that's 5 minutes you'll never get back. But at least you know about the dangers of hair-chewing mice now. That's about all you need to know about me, really. Now the rest of y'all, get to it!