According to Webster's this describes me to a T:
capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: a versatile writer.
I swear I didn't bribe Ethel Mae to give me such a prestigious award but I do accept it graciously.
With accepting this award, I must list 8 things that you, my dear readers, may not know about me and then pass this along to 10 more bloggers. Ethel Mae doesn't know that I am not good at choosing bloggers for awards so I'm going to pretend that the award is up for grabs for anyone who wants it.
Without further adieu (what in the heck does that really mean?) here's a list of my 8 things...
1) I say grace at every meal, including snacks and I take it seriously. I saw a movie where kids in Africa were eating rice out of a communal bowl and I realized then, how thankful I should be that I have apples and peanut butter to eat and chips and animal crackers. So for that, I give thanks.
2) I owned my own daycare facility for 12 years and I'm a certified parent educator. I taught pregnant and parenting teens with a caseload of 50. I enjoyed spending time with the little ones and watching them grow.
3) I grew up in a strict Christian family. My parents didn't allow any music played in the house except Christian or gospel music. My sisters and I weren't allowed to dance. It was when I was in high school that I begin to listen to other music like the Eagles, Air Supply and more. Because of being a late bloomer where music is concerned, I love lots of music that even my daughters like, like Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Regina Spektor and Stars.
4) When I was married, I wanted a third baby and sought the help of a fertility specialist. After months and months of trying to get pregnant, we decided to adopt, only for the adoption to fall through. After the ex married the mistress and they had their first child, I had a hard time accepting my own inability to bear another child and still have a longing from time to time. (Looking forward to grandchildren one of these days.)
5) I'm a hopeless romantic. I cry over one liner expressions of love. I hope and pray that I will one day find that true love.
6) I speak and understand Spanish very well but seldom do I utilize it. In the meantime, I'm learning to speak Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Swahili, thanks to Rosetta Stone.
7) I used to coach gymnastics and wanted to become a USAG gymnastics judge. After I saw the inner workings of the sport and the emotional and political aspects, I wanted nothing to do with it.
8) I've been called a goody goody or a goody two shoes since I was little. I don't curse or smoke (never have). Most boys I dated in high school told me that I was just too nice. Later in life, I thought being nice was a negative instead of a positive.
Whew! That was tougher than I thought!
If you'd like to play along, the award is yours for the taking.
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