My reading list grows exponentially. Everytime I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.
-A.J. Jacobs

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Muse? Where are You? Come Back to ME!!!

Temporary hiatus is due to the fact that my muse has been taken captive by the chaos, clutter, and disorganization in my home. My house is demanding the painful ransom of...dreaded cleaning. It's a mess. The playroom could totally swallow a small child and it would take rescue teams days to find that child. Wait. Where's K3? Damn. I've lost her in the rubble.

Have you ever just wanted to take a giant vacuum and get rid of EVERYTHING and start over new? Um, not so much? Well, that's where I am right now. Since I don't have a house-sized vacuum, I'm thinking of the evil pleasure I will receive when I take a huge black trash bag and start chucking things that aren't put away where they belong. *Rubs hands together* Diabolical. Before I go digging through the aftermath of some hard core playing in the playroom to find my youngest child, I MUST post these awards.

Let me preface with this: I suck at awards. Now that I got that off my chest, I will bore you with the awards that I have once again stashed up. I'm beginning to think I might have a problem and I may need to appear on Oprah's couch and confess my hoarding tendencies. Maybe while I'm there I can ask her if I can have my book that isn't even published yet on her Oprah's Book Club List. That ought to get things jump started for me...

*WARNING: I have been known to ramble about things that are not true nor will ever happen. You've entered this blog at you're own risk; consider yourselves warned.*

Okay, so, I got this award from Christi at A Torch in the Tempest because she feels like since there is some sort of award conspiracy set up against her, she should continue the conspiracy by sending them my way. You should send any more awards you'd like to give away, straight to her. ;)

I don't know what I'm supposed to do with award. So I'll pass it along to these great blogs because I love to read their blogs and so should you:
1. Elana Johnson
2. Melissa at Chasing the Dream
3. Jen at Unedited
4. Courtney Reese

I got this next fantabulous award from Kristen over at Take It As It Comes. She is so brave as to take me on as a critter partner and I have to say that her writing is AMAZING. Plus she told a very interesting tidbit about herself that involved her being pregnant, a fire, and a burned baby on her blog post the other day. HI-larious. Go check out her blog! NOW!

10 things that make me happy (in no apparent order):
1. Coffee
2. Chocolate
3. Sleeping in (HA!)
4. My children, when they're not fighting
5. My husband, when he picks up his crap
6. A whole day to write -Or-
7. A whole day to read (HA! again)
8. A clean and organized house
9. Food. I am always hungry.
10. Tin Roof ice cream. See?
(I'm beginning to feel like this award is making me aware of why I'm not as happy as I should be...)
And I'm passing this award on to:
1. Rebecca Lynn at New Kid on Writer's Block
2. Summer at ...And This Time, Concentrate!
3. Nicole Ducleroir at One Significant Moment at a Time

I was also awarded this bald faced liar creative award by Courtney Reese because of how brilliantly imaginative I am, I'm assuming. It would have nothing to do with the fact that I pride myself on my ability to make stuff up. Nope. Not at all. Her blog is greatness AND she was even the creator of the last HUGE blog fest that went down on V-day. Go check her out if you haven't already!

This award requires some of my mad creative skills.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate seven “Creative Writers” who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Courtney's twist that I decided to steal: Rather than go easy on you and only have 1 truth, I’ve changed the rules a bit. So, here are your 5 lies and 2 truths. Which is which? You’ll find out on my next post. Hopefully by then, my house will be an organizational heaven again and my muse will be back and ready to write.

1. I have sidonglobophobia. Look it up.
2. I threatened to take K1 to live with another family, packed her bags, and even drove her to her new family's house.
3. I've been hit by a car while running.
4. I showed up late to a final exam and ended up falling down an entire flight of stairs in a lecture hall.
5. I once forgot that I had K2 with me and didn't drop her off at daycare and didn't realize it until I pulled up to work.
6. One time, I accidentally put my car in reverse at a toll booth and ran into the car behind me. It was my husband.
7. I skipped a grade and graduated a year early from high school.

This award is now being passed on to:
1. Christi at A Torch in the Tempest
2. Kristen at Take it As it Comes
3. ChristaCarol Jones
4. The Life We Love
5. Tina Lynn at Sweet Niblets
6. Kimberly Franklin
7. Gavin at Insanity's Musings

To all of you award getters, sorry if you've already gotten the award - my eyes are bleeding trying to look through all the blogs to figure out who to give these to. Not to mention my fingers are cramping from not only typing this but linking everything. I need to go take a break. Oh wait. Gotta clean. Peace out.

15 brilliant remarks:

Kimberly Franklin said...

Aww... you're so sweet! And I suck at awards, too! So I sympathize. Have fun with your big black garbage bag today! : )

DL Hammons said...

I got a question? Am I the only hubby out here that actually works around the house? I mean, I read a lot of post from mournful women about trying to keep their house in order and organized. I pull my weight around the house and I'm wondering if maybe I'm the exception. Hmmmmmmm. Maybe it's time to renegotiate my contract.

You handled the awards expertly! Congrats to you and your recipients. Plenty of blog love to go around. :)

BTW...I googled sidonglobophobia and your blog post came up as one of the results. LOL

Kristen said...
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Kristen said...

Thank you for the award. Hmm what can top, "Doctor I Think That I Have Burned the Baby?" I will have to put some thought into

Thank you for the kind words about my blog and writing, you are too nice. Good luck with the cleaning :)

Rebecca Lynn said...

Ah, this was so fun to read! :-) I hope you get your muse back... I have the same problem.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the award! I promise I won't sit on this one like I did several others I got last year and just passed on recently:)

Love your ten things that make you happy list. I share a LOT of those things with you!

Anissa said...

I so totally understand about the house. Believe me! If you do end up inventing that house-sized vacuum, count me in for one--maybe two.

Good luck. I need to declutter soon or the stuff is going to take over!

Summer said...

Thanks, Tiffany! One of my favorite things to do is go on massive Goodwill-donating binges. We're getting ready to move soon, and I'm already anticipating the purging we will do...ahhh....

Allie said...

Oooof, cleaning. I hate to start it, but once I do I actually find it pretty relaxing- and it's always a HUGE relief when I'm done!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I'm new here so don't know you well yet but I guess are 5 and 7 are the truth.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Oh, man, I was just complaining to Handsome Hubby about the house. Not complaining that he doesn't help, but just the lack of time to deal with clutter. He's Tech Director of his high school's theater dept and their musical opens next week, so he teaches all day and techs all night and gets home around 9. Poor guy is exhausted and I'm teaching all day and have the kids to myself all night and it's.... ugh. I'm sorry, house. You must hate me. Oh, and by the way, don't any of you come over.

I am an award horader, too... I am currently sitting on 3. It tires me just thinking about it. :)

Courtney Reese said...

Oh I feel you, Hon. I hate cleaning's that time of year again. ;-)
I'm going to say #s 6 & 7 are true-- but only because 6 is funny and 7 is impressive.

Christopher said...

Ha! Threatening to take her to another family, that's hilarious, and a bit evil. True or not I have no idea.

ChristaCarol said...

Is it wrong if I think all of them sound like possible truths? Heehee, j/k. Hard, though. Maybe 2, because it's hilarious and something I see MYSELF doing when Big A gets more irritatingly dramatic. And #7, because yes, impressive, and you so smart, lady.

And yeah, cleaning sucks ass. 'nuff said.

Jon Paul said...

Tiffany--Congrats on the Awards. Great post too. I feel ya on the housework; never fun when you there are more fun activities waiting in the wings.

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