Monday, April 20, 2009

Honest Scrap Honor

When it rains it pours! From the Louisiana writing world of GUMBO WRITER, I am most grateful to accept the Honest Scrap award. As a busy mom of three teenagers (God bless her) and various other writing life distractions, Gumbo Writer manages to daily post, work on her novel and many literary pursuits while following and supporting many bloggers.

Gumbo Writer says:
"This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant."

It has been quite some time since anyone has labeled me brilliant, so I wholeheartedly accept. But now I have to follow the rules and as someone who has never forwarded an email chain letter in her life, I will try to fulfill this request.

1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real. Misguided indeed. GUMBO WRITER

2. Choose a minimum of 5 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have five friends. Show the five random victims’ names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

The Five Victims to receive the Honest Scrap Award:

The Weaver of Grass
Margaret's Ramblings
Pseudonymous High School Teacher
In Through The Back Door
The Things We Carried
In a Soft Light

Yeah, I know. That's six, but you must know by now, I rarely follow directions.

3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

1. I have three kidneys.
2. I'm stuck on page 183 of a new novel I'm writing and I haven't touched it since NANOWRIMO
3. I love to lie in bed on Saturday mornings and read, read, read.
4. I love to lie in my hammock on Saturday afternoons and read, read, read.
5. I love to lie in my floatie in the lake on Saturday and Sunday summer afternoons and drink, drink, drink.
6. I've been married to the same guy for 30 years.
7. I'm a huge Green Bay Packer fan.
8. I go to the YMCA several times a week and it does me no good, except I'm sure my heart is better off for the effort.
9. I currently have a crappy temporary job that ends in three weeks, and I can't wait. (They have offered me additional work, but I have declined. Might return later in the summer, but right now, I want my life back for a little while. I need a breath.)
10. My house is in dire need of cleaning - I wish I had cleaning fairies. And gardeners.

Thank you, Gumbo Writer.


  1. Three kidneys? Did I know this? I mean, I need to know something like that, just in case I run out of one.

    Get busy writing on that book, sistah! I'm making myself get busy with mine, so I don't want to be the only one . . .

    Congrats on your brilliant award. You are indeed a brilliant person on all kinds of levels, and so you deserve it.


  2. Thank GOD you have three kidneys- cause I have a feeling i'm gonna be needing one.

    Wait, maybe that's a liver.

  3. OK, wait a minute. You've been married for 30 years? Did you marry when you were like 5?

    Thank you for the award. Ya, all funny about these things, but my gratitude is real. Thanks.

  4. Brain Fart! I didn't have Angie's link working right at Gumbo Writer. I think I fixed it. Still learning.

    Liar: Yes, three kidneys. And half the size of a normal bladder. Much production. Now you know why I switched from beer to wine.

    And thanks for your kind words.

    Vodka Mom: HAHAHA! Two livers would be good. I'm with ya in needing a new one.

    WIAW: Actually, I was 4. Then had my first kid at 29. And you are welcome for the award. Much deserved.

  5. Glad you enjoy my blog. I loved reading yours and thank you for the award. Unfortunately it has come at a time when I am so busy that I have not got the time to follow the instructions! (Not sure my computer skills are up to it without guidance from my son anyway) - can I accept it in three weeks time when my life will have settled back to normal, please?

  6. Well deserved! Glad you're getting a break from work. ewww

    Noticed at least three "lies" in your list.LOL

  7. Congrats on your award. And you chose some fine bloggers to pass it along to as well.
    Three kidneys. Fascinating.

  8. I hadn't realised that you had given me an award when I awarded you the Lemonade Award for "tackling a new faze of her life with a great attitude and is funny as well." Enjoy it and thank you so much. I had fun passing it on.


  9. The Weaver of Grass says, "can I accept it in three weeks time when my life will have settled back to normal, please?"

    Absolutely. I'm a tad back logged myself - and in more ways than just my blog. I'm trying to remember my husband's name.

    Angie: Well, one must know how to lie in order to write properly to write fiction. Right? Thank you, again.

    Debbie: I agree. They are all fine bloggers.

    Margaret: My goodness. Awards abound. Thank you, Margaret. I hadn't even seen that yet.

  10. Congrats! And btw: You can't fool me. After 30 years.....he is not the same guy.

  11. Oh Lord woman. I came over to tell you I have an award for you on my blog and looks like its a swap ; -)))

  12. Oh my gosh, I read this and realize I am listed. How sweet of you! THANKS!

    And congrats to you. I love Angie's blog and it is fun making connections of who knows who here in blogland!

    3 kidneys?!

  13. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.


Let me know what you think. Every word you write, I appreciate.


Related Posts with Thumbnails