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Honest Scrap

I’ve been blogging for 6 months, precisely 129 posts and I have received my first blog award. Thanks to Sarah at Sojo for your sweet words about my blog! This award is the Honest Scrap award, I guess because I tell you a lot of honest crap. I’ll still take it as a compliment, Sarah! So without further ado, here are 10 things about me that you (probably) don’t know.

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1. I have a scar on my thigh from a splinter. I was in elementary school. I was at a girl scout’s meeting and I was sitting on a wooden picnic table. A piece of wood at least an inch long went through my hunter green jeans and into my thigh. That night, my parents held me down and tried to pull it out. They got a little bit. The next day at school, the school nurse tried to get it out, she got a little bit. Then I had to go to the doctor. He gave me a shot that, I swear, was 6 inches long and stayed in my leg for about a minute. (That may or may not be my childhood imagination getting out of control.You can be the judge.) Once the spot was numb, the doctor pulled out the rest of it. It was awful. I’m sure that was God’s way of telling me that there are consequences for wearing green jeans.

2. I have major guilt issues. I hate letting people down. This is why I’m never late. If my behavior lets you down, trust me, I will punish myself enough. I can’t sleep, I get headaches, my stomach starts churning, it consumes my thoughts. It’s the worst with my parents. This is probably why I am so much like my mom. I’m scared that if I’m different, I’ll let her down. And it’s also probably why I’m so cheap. I can’t bear the thought of my dad coming to my house and seeing name brand items in my pantry. Maybe I should see a doctor about this… but it’s not like I’m unhappy with who I am.

3. “Kids these days” make me terrified of having kids. I can’t handle the language and inappropriate things on television. I hate the clothes that I see little girls wear. I can’t stand that land lines are a thing of the past and everyone has cell phones now. I don’t want my children growing up in a world where gay marriage is normal, teenagers think it’s trendy to have babies, dolls wear skanky clothes, and Christianity is just the religion for uptight people who can’t accept others. I’m aware that families have the greatest impact on a child, but I’m scared about what they’ll learn “out there in the real world.”

4. I have this condition on my hip that makes my skin thin. I’ve had it for over a year now and we can’t get it to go away. So I have a big purple/red/white spot on my hip. It’s called lichen sclerosis, but don’t google it. The normal location for this condition is a bit south of the hip region, and trust me, you don’t want to see pictures. There is your warning.

5. I harshly judge people who don’t write thank you notes.

6. I get headaches all the time. I get migraines on a semi-monthly basis. You probably know that about me. What you don’t know is that I often convince myself that I have a brain tumor and that is the only reasonable explanation for these headaches. In reality, they are hereditary. My mom’s side of the family gets them just as bad as I do. But that doesn’t stop me from thinking that there is a chance I have a tumor.

7. My relationship with the Lord needs a lot of work. I know, I know… who’s doesn’t?! But it’s been on my mind lately and it’s making me uneasy and cranky! I’ve started carrying a Bible in my purse and am about to start a prayer journal in hopes that this will refuel me. This is one area of my life I don’t want to settle for mediocrity.

8. I’ve always gotten along with people older than me better than people my own age. I’m sure this is a character flaw somehow. I never have problems making friends with older people and carrying on conversation. But if you put me in a room of 24 year old girls, I may pee myself. And then I’ll leave feeling like a misfit… and not just because I’m 24 and peed myself!

9. My love languages are Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service. There is nothing more valuable than a handwritten letter or a homemade gift. When Stephen works around the house without me asking, I feel like he truly loves me and I fall even deeper in love with him. When I get an unexpected card or email, I feel loved. This is also how I show love. That is why I like to cook for people. Stephen is Physical Touch and Quality Time. Yes, this causes a problem in our marriage. Yes, we are working on it. Yes, we will be working on it forever. And yes, we are okay with that.

10. I wish I could sing, sew, draw, clean, write, relax, knit, scrapbook, take pictures, play an instrument, put on eye makeup properly, sleep through the night, memorize Scripture, and bake. I also wish I didn’t think dancing was the most awkward and boring activity.

Now I’m supposed to nominate 10 bloggers. I’m not going to though. I’m just going to nominate four:

Considering the Campbells – because I’d like to get to know Molly a little better. And I think she could take a little break from studying to do something fun!

A Peine for your Thoughts – because Taryn is funny and also very honest!

Life on Dayton – because I want Jim and Sarah to post more often and maybe this will make them do it!

Lauren from Texas– because she is my blog soul-mate and I want to know how much we have in common.

The Rules:

1. Thank the person that nominated you for this award (that would be me).
2. Copy the logo and put it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award (me again).
4. Name 10 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 10 Honest Scrap bloggers.
6. Post links to the 10 bloggers you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

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