Martha over at Surviving Baby was kind enough to give me an Honest Scrap Award! What a nice thing to do. Thanks, Martha!
1. Choose 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
2. Show the 7 winners’ names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they have won the Honest Scrap award. [Okay, I’m lazy and I skipped that second part.]
Coming up with this list was hard – I read so many blogs and I really love them all!
3. List at least 10 honest things about yourself.
This was a tough exercise since I am pretty much an open book on this blog. But, I think I identified a few things that I haven’t talked about here. They’re sort of random, but here’s what came to mind:
1. I am very grateful that my husband has stuck by my side. He could have given up by now. He is a good, good man, and I often feel like I don’t deserve him.
2. I grew up living pretty much next door to my grandparents. We saw them almost every day. They came to every school event, swim meet, and piano recital they could. I probably didn’t appreciate their constant presence in my life at the time, but in hindsight, I sure do. My future children will likely grow up far away from their grandparents, and that makes me sad.
3. I am still afraid that this adoption will not actually happen. I worry that Ethiopia will join the other countries that frown upon mental health treatment, for example. I think I am waiting for the other shoe to drop, like it has before. Perhaps it is a defense mechanism.
4. I think a fair amount about becoming a vegetarian (or at minimum removing some kinds of meat from my diet), but I haven’t found the necessary level of commitment to make a change.
5. I am an attorney, but I am also a registered landscape architect. That was my first career. I made the change to get into environmental and land use law, but I don’t really get to do much of that in my job. That’s one reason why I’m not happy in my present position.
6. I was a band geek. I haven’t touched my clarinet since 1996. And really, I’m quite alright with that.
7. I often play the role of peacekeeper (in both professional and personal situations). Sometimes what I really want to do is strangle the people and tell them that they’re being completely unreasonable and that they need to shut the hell up. I need to stop playing peacekeeper and just let wars erupt (and then stay out of them).
8. I know that I need to lose weight, but I don’t do much about it. I think I am afraid of failing yet again.
9. I worry a lot about what other people think of me. It sometimes keeps me up at night.
10. I drop the f-bomb more than I would like to admit. It is usually when nobody else is around to hear me. So then it’s like it never happened, right?