was recently presented to me by Selena,
who blogs extremely candidly about motherhood over at
She has placed the requirement of sharing 7 deep things about myself as one of the conditions of claiming my award. We all know I love to share... and going deep connotes oversharing... so you know I'm in :)
1. Let's cut to the chase and pull out the big guns...
I have a gigantic tonsil. It is like a golf ball deep in the back of my throat. HUGE. Just on the left. I'd post a picture but you would all throw up.
2. After winning the most amazing race of my entire life... beyond exciting... took "thrilling" to a whole new level... we were awarded these really weird hats...
I'm pretending this is also my Vecchio Venerdì photo for last week.
3. I wish I had a good and fun and affectionate relationship with my own mom, but I don't. I know she would like this, too. But... she doesn't understand me and has a very 'down' view on a lot of things. I find myself not sharing things with her because coping with her 'process' takes over the share. Consequently, she doesn't know very much about me... which I am sure contributes to her not understanding me. This strained relationship leaves me with many doubts about my own parenting skills.
In fact, I was truly scared to have my daughters.
4. It is really hard to live in a house I do not like. I like the fact that the neighborhood is safe for the kids and for running/biking at night and not getting broken into... but the house itself... blah. And in all honestly, except for the safety factor and being right near the water... well, it is a slippery slope I am going down by even bringing this up. I cannot stand this house and if I think about it, I get really depressed about it. So I focus on the safety and the cleanliness of the neighborhood and the happiness that exists within its wals and not the layout, construction ...
or pink carpet.
5. Even though I tend to be able to separate my current athletic self
from my past athletic self,
sometimes the passage of time hits me like a ton of bricks and I get super bummed... so bummed that I want to curl up in a ball and cry and just give up completely. This usually passes pretty quickly, but when I am in it I am overwhelmed and useless.
6. When I think back on how I handled some things in the past, I am flattened by feelings of guilt and stupidity. This is all in relation to a very particular and related set of situations. And even though making those different choices would mean not having married my husband or having my children, sometimes I wish fervently that I had gone the other way with regard to this. Therapy has helped lessen the frequency and strength of these feelings.
7. I can make a joke about anything... even when it's really inappropriate. This is a problem and not a gift :( .... Nonetheless, I keep on trying to force that square peg into that round hole... 'cuz that's how I roll :)
The other condition of claiming this award is passing it along to 7 other bloggers. I just nailed so many bloggers with that Q & A thing, so I feel a little awkward hitting up 7 more people... but I'm doing it anyway ;-)
- Ashley who keeps two blogs... Introverted Mama and Mama 365
- Shannon of Shanimal's Crackers
- Katherine, with her brand-new baby, over at An Irish-Italian Blessing
- kjharper from Better After 30 who is expecting her second baby!
- Mara, the mom of a Big Happy Family
- Jennifer at Chase-ing the Dream
- Becky who blogs about her beautiful family and illustrates this with her amazing photographs at Rub Some Dirt On It
And I am getting really close to 400 followers. Woo hooo. That's a big deal, right?
When I hit 404, I am going to have a giveaway... it'll be a good one... you could win your very own copy of the Hood to Coast Movie. Even if you aren't a runner, this is a very interesting, engaging and entertaining film (clicking the title takes you to the L.A. Times review). It'll practically make your body levitate off the couch and propel itself without forethought out the door and down the road to fitness and fun!