Sunday, March 15, 2009

An award that I can't post the picture b/c I have a MAC and I don't know how to do it!!

OK -- Shawn tagged me with the Honest Scrap award. I have the picture but don't know how to get it on here and honestly, it's making me crazy b/c I can normally figure anything out when it comes to stuff like that ..... but anyway, I'm sure she'll hack into my blog and do it herself b/c she's cool like that .... hint hint!

This is Shawn~ Ok, I have hacked in and here it is. I have also added it to your side bar, move it where you want it. Now you can finally add the other award I gave you weeks ago.

Have a great Monday Sweetie!

The requirements are:

Share 10 things about yourself
Share the award with others

1. I ate cream cheese filled French Toast today for the first time ever at Mimi's Cafe. I promise you a band of angels came down and I could hear them singing -- SWEET JESUS, it was GOOD!

2. I am a pretty decent singer, but I won't sing with my husband b/c he can tell me I suck and then I will cry.

3. I waitressed when I was 21 until about 24 .... at Hooter's. It was the only place that didn't require me to 'carry' the tray on my shoulder. NOW, before anyone gets judgemental and all that mess (I'm only saying that b/c SOMEONE at my church found out I worked there a LONG time ago and got all in a tizzy about it) ~ I made excellent money there and was NEVER ever put in precarious situations. I worked in a city where that was really the only restaurant and we were always busy. There were the SAME people that were always in there and it was probably one of my favorite jobs I had. I was able to land one of the BEST jobs I ever had while working there. I had been married and my ex-husband left me for another woman, as well as $35,000 worth of medical school debt. Instead of crying a river and filing bankruptcy, I decided to get a 2nd job waitressing and pay off the debt -- and I did just that. It took me 22 mths, but I worked my butt off and have excellent credit to date b/c of it.

4. I used to try too hard to please everyone - it's not possible. Now if you like me, you like me, if you don't, well that's ok too. It took me a LONG time to get over that, but life is so much easier when you take that position!

5. I have been known to send gifts anonymously ~ it is my love language (Big Daddy still does not believe there is such a thing)! It thrills me to no end when my girlfriends call and immediately know it's me. I absolutely LOVE gift giving - even small stuff.

6. I rode my daughter's bike the other day ... just because. She got a real kick out of it.

7. I can break it down, drop it like it's hot, what have you ... I LOVE to dance.

8. I drove my husband's truck recently and came back to report that it could jump curbs at McDonald's but then asked him to please not ask me how I know that.

9. I love, love, love my girlfriends ..... they make me laugh so hard that I almost tinkle.

10. Finally, I have the coolest husband ever ... no really, I do.

I will come back and pass out the award once I figure out how to get the dang picture on my site!!


Erin said...

Natalie, I love your blog it is so awesome to see you and family and how well you do things and handle things with a positive attitude. This is why I love my Nat. I must say I was heart broken to read that someone would judge "you" over working at Hooter's. WOW. At least you had your clothes on or if you didn't, I was there before and during and after all of the marriage stuff you went through, you took care of what had to be taken care of and no one else but Nat did it and I admire you for that. You went through alot and I am happy and praise you for doing what you did. You would not be where you are now if you wouldn't have went through what you did. Everything happens for a reason. God only gives us what we can handle and it makes us stronger people. That person should look in mirror, we are not to judge. You are a great person and DON'T forget that. Erin

Lauren Kelly said...

Haha!!! Loved this and loved learning more about you :o)

Shawn said...

Love your list and yes I will hack in to post that picture...give me a minute.

And I am a testament to your gift giving!

I love you girl~Hooters history and all!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Came over to see if I could find your DR pics with YOUR cabinet, couldn't find one. And I see you've all been to the Strawberry Festival. Awwwww, all my mom's side of the family lives in that area, Brandon, Plant City, Durant. I went to the Strawberry Festival years ago & still remember the strawberry shortcake. YUMMMM!!! You probably pass lots of my relatives while you are there.

Lauren said...

I LOVE THIS. I cracked up reading this list and I want to just put you in my pocket and carry you around with me so you can make me laugh all day. I love how honest you are!!

You get major props in my book for workin' it at Hooters and scoring some serious cash.