Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Honest Scrap

It’s an “Honest Scrap Award,” given to bloggers who:
1) write soul-bearingly, thus exposing themselves to possible ridicule
2) have blogs that are “brilliant” in either content or design
What a cool award. I love all the awards I've received, but this one is very special to me because of what it stands for. I also love what Zayna over at Zayna's Garden wrote when honoring me with this award. "I’m passing this award along to ShadyLady @ Behind Big Shades because if I deserve it, then she does twice over for her awesome down to earth, heart on sleeve posts."

Wow...I'm truly touched. Zayna's blog is every bit as down to earth, heart on your sleeve as mine. Plus, she writes the most amazing poetry.

So, the deal is to write “Ten Honest Things About Myself” and then pass the award on to another blogger who will do the same.

1. I believe in the Law of Attraction. I see it at work every day.

2. I used to eat McDonald's at least twice a week. I considered myself the least crunchy person you'd ever meet. Now I eat a Nourishing Traditions/Weston A Price style. I haven't been to McDonald's in nearly two years. I totally thought I would gain a ton of weight eating so much fat (whole milk, full fat yoghurt, lots of butter, red meat, bacon, shall I go on?) I lost weight without even trying.

3. I had a nose job when I was 15 years old. Yes, it is the only plastic surgery I have had.

4. I saved my Nancy Drew books (54 of them) since second grade for the daughter I knew I would one day have.

5. I was in a six year relationship with an alcoholic, beginning at age 20. It was a terrible relationship and was followed by bad relationship after bad relationship, each one abusive in it's own way. I moved to Portland at age 30 and had yet another bad relationship. I was done. I was never going to have another relationship.

6. I met the Lizard King when I was 34. Both of us were done, never wanting another relationship. We were friends for about six months...just friends. In an instant everything changed. That is a story for another time.

7. I taught myself to knit last Spring and totally love it. I'm horrible at reading patterns so I frequently have to solicit help to do anything more than simple items. The fact that HerbiFaery started this Spring and has become my go to gal for knitting help blows me away. I bow down to her, the knitting goddess.

8. I eat naturally. I recycle everything. I use glass rather than plastic to store food. I make my own cleaning products. I go to the Environmental Working Group for ratings on makeup, skincare, etc. Yet, I color and highlight my hair and use a ton of product on my hair. It is the one thing I have not been willing to change.

9. I may have mentioned this before, but I correct people's grammar in my head all the time. My stepson even mentioned it in his toast when LK and I got married.

10. I am afraid of being judged and labeled "cheap" because I am Jewish. Ya know, the whole stereotype thing.

Well, there you have it...my ten honest things. Now, who to pass this award on to? This is a tough one. I read quite a few soul exposing blogs. It's so hard to choose...really hard. I will pass this award on to.......Momma Bear. She has shared her cankles, her double eyebrows during Hair of the Blog and so much more. What stands out most for me is this post, a post where she let us see a very private part of her. You rock Momma Bear!


Frau said...

Great list very honest! Lucky daughter to have all those Nancy Drew's I loved those books.

Momma Bear said...

you are so sweet, thank you so much.