A fellow blogger, Kim who writes I tripped over a Stone, shared that she was nominated to do this blog challenge, and nominated anyone who wanted to join in.
I’ve been staring at spreadsheets and creating newsletters for long enough that my brain needs a break. I even took a nap today, but still tired. Blah!
How it works:
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Share eleven facts about yourself.
Answer the eleven questions the blogger gave you.
Nominate eleven bloggers who deserve the award.
Create eleven original questions for the nominees to answer.
Let them know they have been nominated.
Eleven facts about me:
I wear the mantle of Crazy Cat Lady with pride, and like most cat people, there are more photos of my furbabies on my phone than anything else. I’m the human to 5 cats.
I am a huge geek/nerd. My house is full of collectibles! Mainly comic books, sci-fi, and fantasy. There is a Millenium Flacon in my kitchen and a Tie-fighter in my living room. Thor’s hammer is sitting next to my Pip-Boy box.
I love dark chocolate, Marrons Glaces, pizza, cheese, and mints.
I make seriously good lobster mac and cheese, among other things. I enjoy cooking and baking, and do a lot of special foods for the people I know with food allergies and sensitivities. I keep a list of all my friends’ and family’s food allergies and sensitivities in an excel spreadsheet.
Hats! Hats! Hats!
I want to make webcomics and write stories. I’m taking online drawing classes.
I’ve taught myself several skills such as crochet, baking, photography, and doll wig making. I have way too many hobbies. I plan to sell the dolls wigs for mulah.
I literally have a wall of board/card games.
I’m a tea snob.
I collect art.
I’m working on a Bachelor’s Degree in IT – Project management.
“Take eleven photographs that will help us understand what you blog about and post them! There is no right or wrong way to do this. You can write explanations or not. It is all up to you! Help us learn about your purpose!” – Kim
Ok, so I ended up with 12 photos. 😉
If you are somehow still with me, I nominate you to do this also!
Your mission, should your choose to accept it.
Make eleven memes about your life and what you blog about. Travel, chronic illness, food, art, whichever.
This is the finished result of my first crochet project. I didn’t have a specific plan for this, I just kind of threw elements and colors together in a way that appealed to me.
I had a lot of fun doing this, so I’m definitely going to make more things! This one is warm so my next project will be something lighter for warmer weather. If we get any stable warm weather… it’s been cold/snowing/raining, then 77 F, then 40 F, then warm again, cold again. This yo-yo weather is really messing with my health.
I’ve been watching YouTube videos on how to crochet. I can knit decently, but always wanted to learn to crochet as well. It’s enjoyable to make things and keep my hands busy, and this is something I can do when I do not have much energy. Hobbies are essential, so is learning new skills. I challenge you to learn something new today!
Living life with a chronic illness is definitely not easy. But I do my best to push through all the barriers this illness puts in front of me! In my heart and mind, I believe maintaining a positive outlook on all situations in life will carry us through to much better times! I hope you find the information that I provide both helpful and inspirational!
People often tell me I 'shoot from the hip', or I'm 'as honest as the day is long' or I 'don't hold back' - people seem to like that about me. Through the years a lot of people have told me that they admire my strength or positivity. I'm not too sure why as I don't particularity see myself in that way .... I think I've always been a bit head strong and I've always had a mouth on me but a moment that definitely changed me forever was when my brother died by suicide at the age of 17 - I was 16 and we were extremely close. I think it was around that time or not too long after I decided f*ck it, I'm not here for a long time and I'm not going to let anyone hold me back, including myself as we all know we are the worst for doing it to ourselves. Maybe the shock & trauma of that happening at a young age made me slightly more formidable who knows!? ... I also fear it might be the ruin of me someday. Anyway I wrote one article and got a positive response so I thought let me find a home for them and if people like them or they resonate with anyone, well that's a bonus! Thanks for visiting :)