Versatile Blogger

I was recently nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Yeah! Thank You so much Jamie and Urbanbuda!!!
Here is a link to both blogs that nominated me, which are totally Kick Ice! 🙂
http://sorealtonight.wordpress.com/
http://urbanbuda.wordpress.com/

Rules, Rules, The Rules are:
1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

The 7 things about myself part is not that easy for me.

1) I don’t like mom blogs. Not that I don’t like moms who blog, I like plenty of moms who blog, but I don’t like blogs written by moms who only blog about their kids. The “mommy blog” world. I understand why people do it, kids are cute, moms are usually excited about their little bundles of joy, that makes perfect since to me. What I don’t like is the craziness that goes on their blogs. Judgmentalness towards others that are not raising their kids the same way, or doing strange things that people think you should be or not be doing. Its like a world full of evil mother in laws… (I actually love my mother in law very much and have always gotten along with her). I also don’t like mom blogs because I am a hard core science based medicine fan.. I am all for people vaccinating their kids if possible and it seems that most, not all but definitely most mom bloggers are on the anti vaccine waggon. 😦
(side note, if you comment my blog about vaccines because I said that, I will not post your comment or engage in a conversation with you about the subject).
hmmm, I think that was actually three things about me! 😉

2) I am 32 years of age. People seem to think I am either way younger or way older than thirties.

3) I am married to an awesome guy named Jared. We’ve been married for 13 years and together for almost 16yrs. We have never cheated on each other or broken up during that time frame. He is my absolute best friend as well as my hubby.

4) I love science fiction movies, I hate “chick flicks.”

5) I spend a lot of time around MHDD (Mentally handicap developmentally delayed) adults and children. Two years ago they changed it from MRDD, Mentally retarded developmentally delayed, to mentally handicap. I am assuming because of the word “retarded” being used in such a derogatory way. Did you know that the words Idiot, Imbecile, and Moron were once the terms instead of Severe, profound and moderate? Something to think about.

6) My son has Down Syndrome and is an incredibly SUPER AWESOME kid! That is why I spend so much time around handicap adults and children.

7) I can open doors with my feet and toes. Strange thing to add here, but where else could I put something like that?

Elf

An elf is a being of Germanic mythology. The elves were originally thought of as a race of divine beings endowed with magical powers, which they use both for the benefit and the injury of mankind.


In early modern and modern folklore, they become associated with the fairies of Romance folklore and assume a diminutive size, often living mainly in forests but also underground in hills or rocks, or in wells and springs. 19th-century Romanticism attempted to restore them to full stature, making them men and women of great beauty, often depicted as very young.


The “Christmas elves” of contemporary popular culture were popularized during the 1870s in the United States, in publications such as Godey’s Lady’s Book.


In the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland the modern children’s folklore of Santa Claus typically includes elves at Christmas; green-clad elves with pointy ears, long noses, and pointy hats as Santa’s helpers or hired workers. They make the toys in a workshop located in the North Pole. In this portrayal, elves slightly resemble nimble and delicate versions of the dwarves of Norse mythology as well as the elves in English folktales in the Victorian period from which they could have derived.

The vision of the small but crafty Christmas elf (possibly derived from the elves of English fairy tales of the Victorian period) has come to influence modern popular conception of elves. The American cookie company Keebler has long advertised that its cookies are made by elves in a hollow tree, and Kellogg’s, who happens to now be the owner of Keebler, uses the elves of Snap, Crackle, and Pop as mascots of Rice Krispies cereal, and the role of elves as Santa’s helpers has continued to be popular.

(article about elves borrowed from wikipedia.org. Photographs are mine).

Have a very lovely week!

Sweet Remembrance

Sweet Remembrance
Poem by Bill Pearce

Now as winter
comes to be
I see signs
of history.
Things remained
within my view
from a time
of there and to.
Now my thoughts
are found in place
with the seasons
moments grace.
Sweet remembrance
of delight
displays winters
scenic sight.
Now as winter
comes to be
I find blessings
I can see.
Found as snowflakes
floating down
here and there
and all around.
Sweet remembrance
is the view
as I see
this sight brand new.
poem ©By Bill Pearce
Feb 6, 2011
http://www.anoldfashionedchristmas.com/poems_by_bill_pearce.html

Free for you to use!

A few freebies for your enjoyment. Use them for whatever you like. These are smaller than I normally do for freebies, but the res is high so you can stretch them in whatever photoshop program and they will be fine. 🙂
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

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