one lovely blog award

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My friend Alice Phillips, of Ally’s Kitchen, surprised me by giving me this award a few weeks ago. What an honor!  This award comes with a few questions for the recipients to answer, and I’ve been looking at them, thinking about my answers since I received the award. Along with sharing a little bit about myself, I am to pass this award on to five other bloggers.

Describe yourself in 7 words~~

creative, outgoing, adventurous, loyal, generous, funny and loving

What keeps you up at night? ~~

Not being able to turn off my brain. I’m going in so many directions right now, between writing, cooking, photographing, painting, parenting, being a wife, being a friend and taking care of a house, there’s a lot to think about. Over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out how to make time for everything, but sometimes I stay up late just trying to get a little “me” time and go to bed thinking about everything I have to do the next day. It would be nice if there was an “off” switch. 🙂

Who would you like to be? ~~

Me. I like myself, and I’ve lived long enough to know that no matter how rosy someone else’s life may look on the outside, that everyone has their own set of problems. I like this saying: “If everyone threw all their problems and troubles in a pile, I bet you’d gladly take yours back.” And you never really know what challenges someone else may be facing. That’s not to say that I don’t admire others. I do. There are many qualities in others that I would like to emulate. Patience being one of them.

What scares you? ~~

This question is the one that kept me from answering these for so long. But, here it is, my honest answer. The thing that scares me the most is failing at being a balanced parent. My relationship with my parents is dysfunctional, and I want better for my children.

What are the best and worst things about blogging? ~~

I think the best thing about blogging, for me, is the ability to create something every day and see it completed. I’m working on two long term goals (books) that take years to create. It’s nice to have blogging as a creative outlet. Almost instant gratification.

The worst thing about blogging? I like what Ally Said… “It can be addictive…I want to cook more and more…photograph more and more…enter food contests more and more…it consumes your waking hours and time…like an addict, you say, ‘just one more post…blog…picture…’  Plus it’s not good for your neck, back, etc. sitting long hours at a computer!” All true! 🙂

The last website I looked at ~~ A Beautiful Mess

If I could change one thing about myself ~~ I’d be in better shape….I am working on that! 🙂

Slankets, yes or no?~~ I had to look this up! Hee hee… Um that would be a hell no.

Tell us something about the person who tagged you ~~

Alice Phillips is a gorgeous lady and an amazingly talented chef. An all around lovely person to know. She’s generous and funny and every time I talk to her I feel better about myself. She’s an encourager which I think is a great quality. She loves her family, does yoga, and I want to be more like her. I’m fortunate to call her my friend.

Thanks again for the award, Alice!

The five blogs I passed this award to:

The Papercup Kitchen

Becky in the Root Cellar

Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

The Keeley McGuire Blog

Gypsy’s Melting Pot

XOXO,

~Melissa

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