Monday, November 18, 2013

The Stork Award!

Thank you to ttuprincess from Table for Two (a recent addition to my list of blogs that I love to shamelessly stalk) for nominating me for The Stork Award!! Excitement!

I like the name of this award; I am taking it as a positive sign since I am praying for this damn stork to make its appearance soon :-)

So here's how The Stork Award works:
1. Add the avatar for the award in your blog post
2. Link to the blog that nominated you
3. Answer the ten questions given to you
4. Nominate other bloggers
5. Ask your nominees their ten questions
6. Let your nominees know they've been awarded 
7. Put the award icon on your side bar if so inclined

Click here to read about the origins of the Stork Award!

Here are the questions ttuprincess gave me: 

1.  One item your days would not be the same without. (clothing, kitchen items, office supply, etc)  My comfy PJ/yoga pants! 

2.  The best book you have ever read? Pride and Prejudice 

3.  A song that always takes you back to a certain place or time?  One that evokes strong memories? I Shot the Sheriff (Eric Clapton version). It reminds me of standing in my living room when I was a little kid, singing along with my dad while he played the guitar. 

4.  If you could have any job what would it be and why? I've always struggled with this question because if I knew the answer to this I would like to think I would be doing it!!  I know I want to do something I find fulfilling, helping people in some way during times of need. I just don't know what that is yet but I hope to figure it out some day. 

5.  One thing you wish you were good at but are not. Being able to put my emotions aside with certain situations/decisions. If you are familiar with the Myers-Briggs, I am almost 100% Feeling (as opposed to Thinking). I could never be a boss responsible for firing someone - I'd cry through the whole thing and then wimp out. 

6.  Your favorite vacation? 10 day European "tour" with a girlfriend. We went to Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Paris and London. It was amazing and I wish I could relive it. 

7.  Describe yourself in 5 words. Personable, Capable, Smart, Funny, Independent. (Before IF, Happy would have made the list but that's sometimes debatable now. I'm confident it will make the list again though.

8.  Did you have a moment where you knew your DH was "the one"? I don't think so.  However, we went out to dinner a few months into dating and after that date I distinctly remember thinking that being with him was unlike anything I'd ever felt before. I was keeping a journal then and I remember writing in it around that time that "this could be something real...and I hope it is". 

9.  Aside from dealing with IF what has been the biggest challenge or struggle you have had to deal with or overcome? The few years post-college were the hardest for me. I worked almost around the clock waiting tables, cleaning rooms at a B&B and as a coffee barista and STILL could not pay my bills. I got evicted, lost my car, and finally agreed to move to New York with my current boyfriend even though I knew the relationship wasn't going anywhere. Eventually we broke up, I moved to Mass and lived on my sister's front porch/couch until I finally found a solid job and an apartment. It was a very hard time in my life but it helped make me into who I am today and makes me grateful every day for my life now. 

10.  If you could have dinner with any famous person or celebrity who would it be?  Past or present, dead or alive.  Hmmm...maybe Adele. She is spunky and hilarious (and talented obv). I would love to be friends with her.

Now I get to nominate some other bloggers!:
Miles Yet to Travel: J, you know I love you and stalk you shamelessly at all times. I liked you even before I really knew you (pre-blog), just from reading your posts on TB!  I'm so happy we're friends now. Always rooting for you, lady!

Running and Dreaming for Two: CC, I love that you are so open and honest. You are inspiring to others, even if you don't know it. I will forever be appreciative of you bringing me into IDOB; I feel like you saved my sanity and continue to do so daily just by naturally being such a wonderful and supportive person. <3

The Harder to Get, the Better to Have: Runnin' Red, you were the first blogger I formed a bond with. By following in your bloggy footsteps, I learned the ropes with both blogging and T-TTC. Even if you don't know it, you helped me along at a time when I had no idea what I was doing or where to turn and I am so grateful to you for that.  I am absolutely thrilled that Lucky will be here any day now and I wish you all possible happiness!
Here are the 10 questions for my nominees (I'm passing along the disclaimer that this is supposed to be fun as a way to get to know each other a little better so please don't feel pressure to do this if you don't want to or don't have time!) 

1. Share a favorite memory from when you were little.
2. What was the best part of your day today?
3. Besides your marriage, what is the most important relationship in your life?
4. Favorite food/drink? (only one!)
5. What are you most proud of?
6. Describe yourself in 5 words. (Stealing this one!)
7. Describe your perfect day.
8. If you could travel anywhere in the world for free where would you go?
9. If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be?
10. If you won a million dollars tomorrow, what's the first thing you would buy with it?


  1. Yay! I love GYKY stuff like this.

    I love Pride And Prejudice and my comfy lounge pants too. :)

    A 10 day european vacation sounds amazing. That would be so much fun.

  2. Awww you made me tear up! And Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book too! I have seen the A&E movie version at least 50 times!

  3. Love getting more stalking info, I mean...GTKY info ;) I literally said, "Awwwww" when I saw you nominated me, you're too sweet!! <3 you girl!

  4. Love this! I am so glad to see this award making its way around! I love my yoga pants too- even though I have NEVER done yoga! lol!