"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I received this award some time ago from
Elizabeth at Swords For Fighting 
and part of the award is to tell you 10 things about myself 
and pass the award on to 10 other blogs.  

Well I told you 10 things about myself twice before and needed to come up with some original things and I wanted to find 10 blogs that I maybe wouldn't follow but were beautiful blogs that look like a lot of 
Honest Scrap (hard work)
was used to put them together. So with the Book Blog Hop and What Are You Reading Mondays memes I think I have found 10 very worthy blogs. (Not that all of your blogs are not beautiful and I know you have put in a lot of hard work.)

Passing This Award On To:
  1. Bobbie at Til We Read Again 
  2. Jenny at Dreaming of Books
  3. Aleksandra at Aleksandra's Corner
  4. LeAnna at Daisy Chain Book Reviews
  5. Marq at Love To Read For Fun
  6. Manda at Manda's Moments
  7. Martha at Reviews by Martha
  8. Susan at Black Eyed Susans
  9. Jan at Eating Y.A. Books
  10. Sabrina at Cheeky Reads  (You must check out her rating system!!)
Now the 10 new things about me:
  1. I am my parents 3rd child but was raised as a spoiled only child.  My sister is 12 years older than me and my brother is 10 years older than me.  They tried to convince me I was adopted, but my mother's famous line of retort always was "If she was adopted, I would have sent her back years ago."  I was a very naughty child/adolescent/teenager.
  2. I was on the gymnastic team in high school, not balance beam or floor exercise, I was a vaulter.
  3. I have worn glasses since I was 4 years old, tried contacts for awhile, but want to be able to see when I wake up in the morning and glasses are right there, contacts actually take some effort.
  4. My best friend as a child was Suzy and she had an actual merry go round at her house, not the kind with the horses, but the kind at the playgrounds only much bigger.
  5. In high school, I worked at the local A&W and was a carhop, no roller skates though, clumsy enough without adding wheels.
  6. I gave birth to 4 children, all good sized, 9lbs. 10 oz., 8 lbs, 7 lbs 11 oz., 7 lbs 14 oz. with actual natural child birth, no drugs of any kind, but their father could of had all he wanted.  (You need to be a fan of Bill Cosby's "Himself".  I laugh so hard at that HBO special every time it airs)
  7. I am a perfectionist, and will drive myself crazy to get something just right.  My family knows when to steer clear of me when I working on something.
  8. I am a very difficult person to live with, always have been but since my accident it is much worse.  I hate being dependent on anybody for anything. It is very hard for me to ask for help.
  9. I always want to make people laugh.  I truly believe it is the best medicine.
  10. I miss my mom and dad everyday, but I can still hear them in my head, no I don't hear actual voices, but others who have lost your parents will understand.


susan said...

Hi Lori,
Thank you very much for the award.

Aleksandra said...

Thanks a lot for the award!

MarthaE said...

Thank you Lori for this award! I keep forgetting I need to do an award post someday. More work, eh? :o)
Your blog does seem cheery to bring laughter and light to others. I like your clean layout too. Lots to see - I think I'll check back maybe tomorrow or Saturday and look at a few reviews! I'll add some prayers for your struggles - how difficult that must be!