Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Mix

I realize I have been neglecting to participate in a couple of the meme's that I have been tagged for, and pass on a few awards that I received, so I thought I'd better buckle down and tackle them today.
First, the awards.
I received the Kind Blogger Award from Laskigal at From the Cheap Seats. She is one of my favorite bloggers and I just lub her. And, I love this award. I think kindness is underrated in today's society. Sometimes it is difficult to balance being kind and being as sarcastic as I am, but I'm trying. I don't know how kind I actually am, but it is definitely something I strive to be. I might be kind some days, and a complete bag other days, but I will gladly take the award anyway. hehe Thank you, Laskigal!
I would like to pass this award on to Momof4girls at The Red Door. She is definitely a kind person. She always has such a sunny disposition and sweet, loving posts. I love to visit her blog and get my dose of pink from her four beautiful girls.
Next, Laura from Lunatic Fringe passed on the E for Excellent award to me. Thank you! I love Laura's writing, so receiving this award from her means so much! I would like to pass this on to Kristin at Loving Our Simple Life. Kristin just wrote an amazing story of the struggle that her family went through just one short year ago. It was a beautiful reminder to make every moment count. I received the Biggest Heart Award from Momof4girls at The Red Door. Again, coming from her I take this as a huge compliment as she really does have a big heart. Thank you!

I am passing it on to Melissa at Such Simple Pleasures. She recently started another blog that is to designed to help comfort children who have so little. I love her big heart. Please go on over to Project Lovey and see if you can join the project.

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Okay, on to the meme's. I have done meme's here, here, here, and here. Go ahead and read them. You know you wanna! Don't make me copy and paste all of that for nothing, peeps!

I was tagged by Elaine and The Miss-Elaine-ous Life with this next meme. The idea is to post a picture of your fridge so everyone can see what kind of crap you have on it. I must say that I did not alter my fridge at all. It is kind of shocking, actually. My fridge is never this tidy. I usually have a million and one pieces of the boys' artwork hanging off of it, but a few weeks ago I did a thorough sweep of the house and rid myself of all Christmas items. Gone with the sweep was all of the artwork on the fridge. Although, I did not throw them out. They are tucked safely away. I assumed that Joey would bring home some Valentine's artwork from school, but he didn't. And for some reason we never got around to making any at home. So, here it is. My boring fridge.
A bunch of magnets. A picture of Jesus. The boys' pictures. A Packers schedule. A gym membership card. And the pediatrician's number. That's it. That is all she wrote.
What about you? What is on your fridge?

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On to the next meme. I was tagged by Jewelgirl for the 6 Unimportant Things meme. Jewelgirl has an amazing site showing her huge jewelry collection. It is fabulous, and so is she! You must go and see her. Plus, she is my sis-in-law, and I lub her. :)

Okay. 6 Unimportant Things about me.

1) One of my nicknames is K-Lo. Yes, as in J-Lo. I would like to say it is because I am a fabulous dancer (which I think I am, thankyouverymuch), but it is not. It is because I have a bit of junk in my trunk. Okay, maybe a bunch of junk in my trunk. One might even classify it as a ghetto bootie. Whatever. I'm fine with it. Kinda. I have small everything else, just a bigger bootie. And it isn't huge, just a bit out of proportion for me. And when I am running the bootie shrinks to a normalish size. So there. But, let's just say, for example, that it is winter, and I am eating more than usual, and not running, perhaps, then maybe it would get a bit out of control. Maybe. It's fine. Really. Call me K-Lo if you like. Or not. Maybe just Kat. Whatever.

2) I am in the process of growing my hair out. I had hair down to the middle of my back (so pretty) and I chopped it off up to my ears. It was a cute cut. I liked it for a while. And then I remembered that I ALWAYS feel much better with longer hair. And now I hate it. I have instructed my hubby to duct tape me to a chair if I should ever feel like chopping off all of my hair again.

3) I used to be a very good singer and dancer. My friends were always trying to get me to try out for American Idol when it first came out. I just never wanted to be famous, not that I thought I had a chance anyway. I had enough fun being in plays and musicals in the area. I would even sing Ella Fitzgerald songs at a jazz club sometimes. I think one of my biggest compliments came when my hubby finally heard Ella singing the song I always sang to him at the jazz club (Someone to Watch Over Me) and said, "I think you sing it better. Your voice is so much warmer." I couldn't believe it. Ella is tops! No one is warmer than her! But I took the compliment anyway and will never forget it. Wow.

As for dancing, I only took ballet for a few months before I started going with my friend to her ballet class. Everyone in her class had been taking ballet and modern dance for 10-12 years and I kept up. I was amazed at myself. Pretty cool. Although, I always loved freestyle the best and thought that was what I was really good at. I've always had this strange ability to see a dance once and then be able to copy it.

I still love to sing and dance, but I am out of practice. Maybe someday I'll get into it again. I would love my hubby and my boys to see me as a lead in a musical again.

4) It is really hard for me to say what I am good at or give myself any compliments. Just writing the above makes me extremely uncomfortable. I have erased it and rewritten it about 4 times now. Eek! I'm still wondering if I should erase it. I think I may have nightmares tonight if I leave it up.

5) I believe in ghosts. I have had 3 or 4 experiences that scared the crap out of me. The first experience was when I was about 8 years old. The last experience was when I was 25. I will definitely have to write about those some other time. Very creepy. My hubby and I are obsessed with watching ghost shows. We love Ghost Hunters but we love Paranormal State even more. So good. Of course, after we are done watching them I am so creeped out that I make my hubby walk around the house with me while I'm getting ready for bed. hehe

6) My 100th post is coming up. I believe this is number 98. I REALLY don't want to write the 100 things about me meme. I mean really. Does anyone want to know 100 things about me? I am really not that interesting. Plus, everyone else is doing it. And the minute someone tells me that I have to do something or "everyone else is doing it" it makes me NOT want to do it. I'm still on the fence about it.

So there. There it all is. I'm not gonna tag anyone, but I would like to hear any ghostie experiences you've had, or anything else you would like to share. Thanks, y'all!

K-Lo.
I mean, Kat!

38 comments:

My Life With Boys said...

I agree with you about the whole compliment thing. I don't receive them very well..I also don't like talking about myself in a 'positive' way. I have an easier time 'criticizing' myself...not very good...I know. I also have an 'S'-Lo booty too. =P I'm small everywhere else but there. Hey, hubby likes it so I'm not complaining. I don't know about ghosts but I definitely believe in demons and I 'know' they can spook and scare us. I think they like playing games...I also believe in demon-possession. I won't get into it though. I loved getting to know you a little better- thanks for sharing! =)

Natalie Dickey said...

i am impressed by your clean fridge! congrats on all of your blogging awards....and....i think it is fun to read the 100 things post! :-) i am getting close to 300 and i didn't even know about the 100 things post idea...many many posts ago, so i didn't do it.

Craver Vii said...

When last I visited (and left a comment about invisible penguins) the picture of the lake made me wonder what perspective you were looking from. I have been to Lake Michigan a lot, but I had a different view. The Packers schedule sounds like a good clue. I hope you guys are handling the snow okay.

Brittany said...

I have a ton of memes to respond to, as well. I am behind. sigh.

I LOVE stainless steel! I wanted that for our kitchen, but when we bought our house...we were poor and could not afford it. Next house. I've decided!

Elaine A. said...

Congrats on all of your awards! That's awesome.

I am a singer too, although I haven't been in a musical since high school. I sing at church and at weddings.

Thanks for doing the fridge meme and yes, we would love to know 100 things about you! You know, only if you want to be like the rest of us! ; )

Chrissy said...

Now we must have a video of you on stage. There are so many neat things about you!

Don't feel pressure to write 100 things. I didn't. I don't think I could get past #11 without boring everyone to tears.

Kelly said...

I am a HUGE Ghost Hunters fan myself but I find Paranormal State a little too cheesy. I love all things paranormal though

painted maypole said...

these 6 were lovely, Kat. If you post 100 I will have to call you K-Lo. Or worse. ;)

and i loved the story about you singing and your husband's compliment. please don't delete it. it's lovely.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I, too have small everything except butt. Even my students sang Baby Got Back to me when I taught. I love a fellow woman with some junk in the trunk. Have you really only been around for 98 posts? I feel like I've known you forever.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Also love GH & GHI. I haven't heard of Paranormal State...what channel is it on. And, I have the same reaction to fear you do. I've seen a few things that make me cringe, too.

MamaGeek said...

K-lo, heh heh. I lub THAT! Your fridge is SO clean! And congrats on all that bling, of course, you deserve it neighbor!

4 Little Men said...

Wow... look at you and all these awards... what are you going to do with them all. You're running out of room on your sidebar. :)

I love reading meme's... so cool to learn about someone.

Have a great day!

Brittany

Kristen said...

You did such a great job!!! That was awesome!! I'm too scared I think to even believe in ghosts.

And thanks for the award!! Can you believe it is my first one? I am new to the whole "blog" world, but am so thankful to be included!! YAHOO!!

Jewelgirl said...

Thanks for doing the meme!
I can tell you are so happy it
wasn't 100 things - six is
much easier! I never knew the
thingee about ghosts, Ally lubs
to watch that show too.
I remember you singing on stage
in HS you were great! I left a
note on sandwichedmom for Joey!
Have a great day! (Hugs) :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I like your new profile picture. Lookin' good!

If you so much as breathe the words "hair cut" I'll make sure to pass your husband the duct tape. No hair cuts for you!

Amy said...

Congrats on your bling!! Loved you list! And I really like the 100th post things everyone is doing, you get to know a lot about people. But I love that you don't want to conform, that's awesome!

Kellan said...

Hey K-Lo!! Congrats on the awards - you so deserve all of them!!

I have a ghost in my house - a cowboy ghost - really.

Have a good afternoon Kat - see you soon. Kellan

Nap Warden said...

Congrats on the awards!

Lisa said...

K-Lo
You da bomb, bee-atch!!!

I wish that my booty was a ghetto booty...instead it's just kind of flat & wide.....not so fun!

Peace out,
Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam
(am I a dork, or what?)

Golightly said...

I lub the word lub! And 6 things about you, fun (but now you REALLY remind me of my dear friend J. in Texas.)
So that's where the 100 things about yourself came from, the 100th post, who knew? I blew that one. I tend to not always follow the crowd either, I guess I'll just have to do it at my other (not about Harrison) blog, but I'm only at 19 posts over there so I have a way to go!

Now, I may do the fridge thing for fun since Brittany also did it openly - no tags attached...

Holly said...

You do not want to see my fridge, inside or outside.

Cool awards, congratulations!

just jamie said...

Funny, I'm with ya on the "everyone else is doing it" thing. It keeps me from watching quality TV shows, and reading great books. Once I do, I feel sort of silly. "Oh," I think "they were right." Then *I* tell everyone else to do it (of course, they *already* have).

Dawn said...

That's some great new bling you got; the awards are well deserved. I thought the singing and dancing thing you mentioned was so cool, those are two things I would love to be able to do but I just have to be content to sit back and admire other people's talents in those areas.

wright said...

The fridge looks great! I like to keep mine simple, but I'm sure once the baby starts to draw I will put every scrap up. Oh well!

david mcmahon said...

I always thought fridges were invented just so we could festoon them with our children's art!!!

Ashley said...

I love your new pic (for your profile) Cute :)

Way to go on the awards!

100 posts?! Way to go!

suchsimplepleasures said...

here i was...just stopping to say hello and wow! what a surprise!!
thank you honey!! you are one of my absolute favorites so, it's so wonderful that you might like me as much as i like you!!
xoxo
thank you so much for mentioning project lovey, too!!
xoxo

Sandy C. said...

Wow! I loved reading this post about you :) We named our daughter after Ella Fitzgerald, as hubby and I are HUGE jazz fans. I totally want to hear more about these ghost encounters!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Congrats on more well-deserved awards! Love getting to know you more through these memes... and you changed your profile picture again (I'm not a husband, so I notice these things).
Leaving the window open now to get my daily "Kathryn's playlist" fix.

wheelsonthebus said...

Congrats on the awards, bootie-licious.

Jessica said...

Congratulations on all the awards! Your tag line of "sanity and other unattainables" totally sucked me in. Clever girl!

Around The Funny Farm said...

Very clean fridge! Especially compared to mine! lol

I posted my pictures yesterday.

:-) Beth

girlymom said...

K-Lo~ that's funny, ok, I typed it, now move on, nope still funny...I can do this, I can call you K-Lo, look there it is again...

Ok... K-Lo~ You crack me up! I love your sense of humor, and please Please don't loose that sarcasm! Thank you for the Award and even more for the kind things you said about me. You come to my blog for pink and I stop in over here for some of that sarcasm with a touch of blue! Love it!

I never knew you sang, I was in the choir for a LONG time in school, love singing, but I can't say that I will ever be the soloist! I am that singing that loves to sing, but is totally tone deaf...yeah that's me! :)

Now if only you could take a shower alone right? That could be your practice time, nevermind the banging on the door and the background music that sounds a bit like someone yelling...Mmoooom!

Have a great day.

girlymom said...

ok, I totally goofed that comment...I was saying I am that singer that loves to sing, but is totally tone deaf...

Obviously I am not a typist either.

Just Joni said...

loved your post...learned a lot about you and it was enjoyable to read. Many, many things sounded like you were talking about ME...funny when that happens. Would love to hear more about the ghostie experiences. I have something I could share about this, but I'm afraid it would be quite lengthy.

Do have a good day and thanks for sharing so much ~
JoNi

OHmommy said...

Congrats on your awards!

I need a JESUS magnet. I love it! Where does one find one? I am so not joking here!

BTW... I like your new avatar picture!

LaskiGal said...

Yo, K-lo . . . Congrats on your awards--you so deserve them! I just lub your blog so, so much!

What is with this "used to be"--How awesome that you can sing and dance! I know it must be hard to talk about it, but be proud of it! Easier said that done, eh?

I hear ya about the hair. I used to have very, very long hair. I chopped it a few years ago and it keeps getting shorter. Unlike you, I don't think I looked great in long hair after the age of 25 . . . my husband has given up on trying to get me to grow it long. Plus, even if I did, it would end up in a pony tail all the time.

I'd love to learn a 100 more things about you. Maybe you can break it up--keep updating the post and referring us back. A little less daunting, maybe???

Oh, and as for ghostly experiences, I posted one experience on Sandy's blog (Momisodes). I may dedicate a post to it in the near future . . .

Gosh, I'm going on and on. Enough caffeine already . . .

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