January 18, 2014
This is my second attempt at today’s blog post. I christened my first attempt, “Always Be Cheerful.” And, for the most part, it had the same content as this one is going to have. However, it just wasn’t me.
Amanda, author of one of my newly discovered blogs, From One Crazy Life To Another, has nominated me for not one, but two blog awards. Please visit Amanda’s blog to learn more about her and her crazy life. She sends readers my way and I send readers her way; a symbiotic blogging relationship.
Thank you, Amanda. I am enjoying watching you come into your own on your blog. I like your ‘shoot-from-the-hip’ style of writing.
The first award is the ABC Award. Yes, the Awesome Blog Content. When I saw the name of the award, I knew I was going to title my post something starting with the letters, ABC. My first attempt at this post began with the title, “Always Be Cheerful.” meh Try as I might, I just couldn’t get those words to fit either my personality or my disposition. Don’t get me wrong, dear Readers, am trying desperately to turn over a new leaf. I am more positive than negative these days, I smile most days if I have to, and I am reaping the rewards of the positive energy flow I trickle into the universe. But, I’m not quite at the Always Be Cheerful stage. Baby steps, everyone, baby steps.
As far as my new title for today’s post, Already Been Charged, I’ll let your imaginations run wild.
Rules for acceptance of the ABC Award are simple. Acknowledge and thank the blogger who nominated you.
Next, the rules state that I am to list one fact about myself for every letter of the alphabet, A to Z. What fun! As an aside, dear Readers, I cannot possibly think of anything more excruciating for you than to red even more about me, but, it is part of the rules. And as most of my students will attest, I am a rule follower (mostly 😉 )
Finally, I am to pass on the award to any 2 to 10 deserving bloggers. Since this is the easy part, I will begin with the nominations.
~Confessions of a Gordita Once I read Lili’s description of her blog, I was hooked. “My name is Lili. I’m a proud Latina, a gordita with a tendency to be a tad-bit dramatica .I have a new found urgency to put my thought, struggles, and imperfections out into the universe. This blog’s intentions are just that; a confession of a woman who’s embracing healthy life style, spirituality, all the ups and down of life.” Wow, she could be channeling me. I love Lili’s honesty, her self-effacing humor, the insecurities, and mostly, the love she has for herself. I am proud to nominate Lili for the ABC Award. Otra!
~Kate, The Lost Wanderer Here is my second and final nomination. Kate also hooked me from the moment I read her description. She does use the ‘N’ word (nerdy) to describe herself. As if that isn’t enough, she uses the other ‘N’ word (neurotic) as well. A girl after my own heart. I am equally proud to nominate Kate for the ABC Award. Brava!
My Anger has oftentimes gotten the better of me. I was always the Breadwinner in my family as I was raising my children. Cannabis…enough said. I almost Drowned when I was about 2 years-old and I remember the feeling even to this day. It bothers me that more people do not care for Mother Earth like they should. I’ve never been in a Fistfight, but not for lack of trying. I have never wanted to be Glamorous; I have only ever wanted to blend in.
I Hate going to the Hairdresser and my hate is deep-seated. I have had to endure one or two Interventions in my adulthood, and am the better for it. Although truth be told, I considered them more Interruptions than anything else (jk). I have always wanted to serve on a Jury. Unfortunately, I’ve never been asked. Kerfuffle is one of my all-time favorite sounding words. Of the seven deadly sins, Lust and gluttony run neck and neck for me. Motherhood, God’s greatest gift to me.
My dad’s Nickname for me was Luskie, pronounced loo-ski; no meaning, no reason, just Luskie. I once lived an Outlaw existence that included living with Doc Holliday’s grandson and granddaughter. I attended a Parochial school for five years and considered becoming a nun at one time. I can be Quixotic in my ideals. However, when push comes to shove, I am more Realist than Romantic. When I was in college, I had a professor accuse me of Sedition because I would not let him Seduce me. (I was going to put Spit? or Swallow? but my kids read my blog 😉 ) My first Tattoo, at age Twenty-Three, was a Teddy Bear holding a heart.
I have lived on the fringes of the Underworld and survived by being Unassuming. I have never, nor will I ever, live Vicariously through others. I’ve never had a Wanderlust, yet, I’ve been around the world. I have taken the anti-anxiety medication, Xanax, in the past; prescribed, of course! I still believe that America is a place that welcomes the “huddled masses, Yearning to breathe free.” And finally, Zubia…enough said. Peace, ~v.