Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beautiful Blogger Award

I will be offline for a week or thereabouts, so will be around to do some blog visiting as soon as I can after that. See you all soon! And now for our regularly scheduled post. :)

The lovely Ruth Schiffmann of Out on a Limb has tagged me for this award. I'm supposed to list seven things about myself. Okay, here goes.

1. I'm having trouble with this list already. Truth is, I write, I teach, I read, I pray, I do family stuff, and there's not much else.
2. Truth is, I'm speaking in the voice of one of my characters right now.
3. Oh, yeah, and we might be doing some painting on the house right now. Not the whole thing. But changing up the color scheme of the trim a bit. Minor excitement. :)
4. I've always been interested in nutrition, but I'm redoubling my efforts to eat well and make sure I walk at least 30 minutes a day. I can't afford to turn into the blob here -- bodily or mentally.
5. Reasonable amounts (drat:)) of dark chocolate are part of good nutrition.
6. Good habits on a daily basis will forgive the occasional (drat:)) ice-cream indulgence.
7. I sleep 8 hours per night. No boasting here that I can get by on 5 or 6, or that I'm too important to afford sleep (being overbusy is a status symbol, don't you know). I need it, and so do most of us.

I hope anyone who's reading this will consider themselves tagged. I'd enjoy getting a glimpse into seven things about YOU. :)


Barbara Watson said...

I enjoy posts like these. Dark chocolate, sleep, and walking...I'm with you on those. And your first one sounds a lot like me too.

Vijaya said...

Marcia, you sound enviably balanced! Eat, sleep, pray, spend time with family, write, teach.

Mirka Breen said...

To Vijaya's comment of how balanced you are, Marcia, I'll add that your BEAUTIFUL blogger award is deserved as you are also beautiful.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

So fun to get this glimpse, Marcia, and in your character's voice, too!

There's painting going on around here as well. My daughter is agonizing over color choices for her new home.
Hope you enjoy your new color scheme.
Minor excitement is the best kind, if you ask me ;)

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

I need more sleep! I just had a 3 hour binge nap in which I died to the world. Now I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight! *argh*

I like your life balanced. And were all of these written in the voice of your character or only the one? :) That's fun!

Marcia said...

Ha, they didn't unplug my internet yet (switching services), so here I am. :)

Barbara -- I like posts like this, too. I like the occasional glimpses into personality.

Vijaya -- Thanks, but it's always better balanced in writing. :)

Mirka -- Ah, shucks. (blushes):)

Ruth -- We're going with blue, so figure we can't go wrong. :)

Amy -- Ooh, that sounds like a blissful nap! The phrase "truth is" is my character's voice. :)

Bish Denham said...

Hope you're having a nice break. I'm going with the dark chocolate. I believe it's God's gift to mankind.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats on the award. I love dark chocolate and I used to skimp on sleep, but don't anymore.

Have a great break.

cleemckenzie said...

Sweet way to handle your lovely blogger award. Loved your 7 glimpses. Enjoy your holiday.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love dark chocolate. But not the mega high cocoa ones. I gave my husband one that was 99% cocoa. My 12 yo loved it. My 8 yo and I spat it into the sink. :P

I love running, but I'm bad at the sleep thing. I get in 6 hours a night because I read till 11 pm (unless I fall asleep while reading) and get up at 5 am. Yesterday I have a 20 minute nap and ended up reading until midnight. Oops!

annebingham said...

Marcia, I'll do the 7 Things as a post next Saturday. Promise.

Marcia said...

Hello, all! Still limited to phone internet only, but that should change on Monday. Meanwhile, let's all eat chocolate and get our zzz's. :)

Anne, I'll look forward to your post!