Thursday, April 2, 2009

Awards Aknowledgement Time

Susan of http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ presented me this Daydreamer Award a few days ago. How appropriate since I am always daydreaming about what I should change our home decor to, which is an ever going task for me. LOL! This award is given to bloggers who have left 50 comments on her blog and you should all know how easy that is. Susan has one of the nicest and most interesting blogs around so it will be a lot harder not to comment on it. You should all visit her if you haven't and I assure you that it will not be disappointment. Thanks, Susan! "Honest Scrap"...LOL! now that's an award name! I wonder who ever came out with that! Molly of http://mollyscountrycolorshomeplace.blogspot.com/ just presented me this award. You can tell she is a very warm, down to earth honest person just by reading her blog. I just met Molly last week and was I ever excited! She only lives about 45 minutes away from me, the very first one I have met on Blogland within driving distance and I am very excited of meeting her in person someday soon. Thanks, Molly!
This award is not easily achieved since it comes with rules. Ahhhh, lucky me! The rules say that I have to list 10 honest and interesting facts about me. So that's where the title came from. I also have to pass this award on to 6 other bloggers. Let's think of what I can honestly say about me. Ugh, I hate talking about me, I'd rather talk about my house but I guess I'm going to have to so here it comes, whether you are interested or not. (Fast forward if you want to skip it..LOL!)
1. I was born in the Philippines in 1950 (Ooops, is that giving away too much?).
2. I migrated here in 1971 a year after I graduated from College, I was 21 and I was excited but nervous at the same time.
3. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology. They used to call us Medical Technologists but that has been changed since to Clinical Laboratory Scientists.
4. My last job as a CLT was in Dunedin, FL. in 2005. The company, a reference clinical laboratory, was bought out and moved to Tampa and I did not want to drive an hr. each way to work so I just retired. At the same time I was busy traveling here looking for a house cause we were moving so it was a perfect timing to quit working.
5. I LOVE shopping!
6. I LOVE decorating and though I do not enjoy gardening as much, I like to look at a beautiful garden so I work on it a lot too!
7. I LOVE traveling!
8. I have 2 brothers and sisters who are scattered in FL, MO and IL. My mother who will be 91 in July is staying with me right now but we rotate her among us 5 brothers and sisters.
9. I have 3 children and 2 stepchildren, ranging from the ages of 26 to 35 and also have 2 grandkids and 3 step grandkids. They are all in FL and we visit them a lot and that's one reason why we keep our home in Florida. They are all so wonderful so we are truly blessed! I also had a baby who went to heaven 8 days after birth and I miss him a lot but it is a another blessing to have an angel in heaven watching over us who I can talk to in my prayers. We named him Baby Angelino.
10. I am married to a wonderful man, a Urologist, who shares the same shopping and traveling passion with me so both hobbies have become non stoppable. He truly is a nice guy, I mean, he carries my purse for me when we are shopping to free up my hands so I can leisurely browse around and enjoy my shopping even more. LOL!
Whew! That was a lot of information about me.
Now, let's pick 6 other Honest Scrap Award recipients who can tell us more about themselves:
1. Laurie of http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/ Laurie is a good friend of mine, the only blogger that I have ever met in person. She loves to talk so maybe she will enjoy this. LOL! Laurie, I apologize if you already received this award because I know how popular you are in Blogland.
2. Marty of http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ Marty is such a friendly and wonderful person and I would love to know more about her, another bargain hunter. You see how I associate myself with bargain hunters? That goes with my love for shopping, I guess.
3. Athella of http://athellag-ocdesigner.blogspot.com/. Athella has had a very interesting life that I would love to hear more about. I hope she does not keep it away from us.
4. Chandy of http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com/. Chandy is someone who never runs out of tablescaping ideas. You should visit and get tips from her. She and I share the same heritage.
5. Laura of http://tomariescabin.blogspot.com/. Laura is another sweet person and everybody should know more about her and maybe her sweetness will rub off on us.
6. Last but not least, Melissa of http://melissasheartandhome.blogspot.com/. The first time Melissa left a comment on my RMS space, I immediately warmed up to her. She is a very nice and special person who is very easy to like. Melissa, I also apologize if you already got this award before which is very possible because just like Laurie, I know how popular you are.
Thanks again to Susan and Molly for these 2 awards that mean a lot to me!

16 comments:

Deb said...

I enjoyed finding out about you, you have quite a family

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

So nice to learn more facts about you.

Smilingsal said...

Interesting. I'm glad that you're still a Floridan.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, It was so interesting to learn so much about you that I didn't know. My dh will hold my purse when I need him to also. LOL I think we both have great guys!!
Hugs, Terrie

Bo said...

Oh Christine...you are such a fascinating lady! But, I must say that your Dr. John is a TREASURE! He loves shopping & will carry your purse???...I L♥VE him! You two have a wonderful life together & thank you for sharing segments of it! ;-) Bo

Linda said...

Christine, You have such an interesting story. Thanks for sharing! Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well, I am shocked to learn that you love shopping, traveling, and decorating! I would never have guessed! Thank you so much for passing this award on to me (no, I don't have it - see, you're more popular than me-you got it first!) It will be very hard for me to list 10 things that I haven't already told everybody in Blogville!! Hope you are having a wonderful trip. I look foward to hearing all about it and seeing lots of pictures. laurie

Chandy said...

Christine, your awards are well deserved! I will graciously take it and enjoy coming up with my ten!

Enjoy your vacation!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Christine, :)
Oh my I've just now checked in with you and see that you have passed an award to little ole me!

You are such a sweet friend to think of me. Thank you so much!
I really appreciate it and your kind words.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Your hubby is a doll!

I'm so sorry about your loss Christine. You are a strong lady.

Thanks for sharing the facts about you.
Very interesting to read.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved reading about you, Christine! Congrats on your awards!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, this was so interesting..Congrats on your awards.. Thanks for swinging by... life around here is a roller coaster with changes hourly now... so I take it an hour at a time..hugs ~lynne~

Cindy J. said...

Bon voyage dear friend! Hope you have a wonderful time.. Love, Cindy

Nicole ~ said...

Christine, you have had so many experiences in your life. It was so nice to get to know a little bit more about you.

I am very sorry for the loss of your son; I cannot imagine the pain you went through. You are an amazing, strong, and beautiful woman inside & out. I am very happy that you have such a wonderful husband that loves you dearly, because you deserve it.

I hope you are having fun on your trip. Nicole

ann said...

You picked excellent choices.well done.welldone...ann

Tomarie said...

Cx~ I'm so touched by this award and the SWEET things you said! I am truly honored...but also thankful you and I are friends! You have such a positive way about you that is blessing to everyone who knows you! I hope you're having fun on your trip if you can see this! :-)
I'm sorry I'm just now seeing this post. I think I started blogging too early...feel overwhelmed when I get to the computer now so I've avoided blogland for fear of the pressure to post which I'm being very lazy about! LOL
But now I will have something to post about since you've given me this wonderful award...as soon as I can get off my fanny (or would that be get ON my fanny?!) and do it!
Thank you again C! Love ya! L~

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